NOTE:As always, the Magus Senate and its officers request that all members (OOC or IC) adhere to the rules and regulations Blizzard has set for us on role-playing servers.
1. Our rules are subject to change based on the change of lore, the server, the game mechanics, the desires and needs of our allies and of course, the change and growth that comes with guilds. If a change is made, the amendment will be posted and the original rule will be stricken. Ignorance is not an excuse. If you do not read the rules, you must still abide by them in every form. Joining the guild makes you responsible for knowing the rules and applying them— whether there is an officer to see you or not. Anyone caught breaking a rule is subject to demotion, suspension, or complete removal from the guild OR, depending on the circumstances, a direct ticket to Blizzard.
2. Typing and English. It is expected that both IC (in-character) and OOC (out-of-character) members of the guild use proper capitalization, punctuation, spelling and grammar. It is recommended that members download the Misspelled addon if they are not confident in their spelling.
3. IC and OOC. Within the guild, guild chat (/g) is OOC (out-of-character)
Under no circumstance are you to post OOC in say or yell - as such breaks role-playing immersion. If something must be made clear OOC during role-play, whisper the individuals involved or invite them into a party or raid to respectively speak in party (/p) or raid (/r) chat. OOC should be lowered during RP events.
4. No Drama. This means that if you’re the type of person who feels the need to make everything into a melodramatic scene, this is not the guild for you. While roleplay (and critiquing fashion) can cause a small amount of drama — we expect it to — this is not an excuse for you to make a mountain out of a molehill. We want a good, friendly atmosphere where people can feel comfortable to speak their mind.
If you are having problems with a fellow member and don't feel you can speak to them yourself, please come to a higher rank and we will speak with the member with confidence. Sometimes it's easier to have another speak on your behalf to keep emotions down and tensions eased. If you have a problem with a higher rank, do the same. No one is above another if it makes you unhappy IC or OOC.
5. Don’t be a Jerk. If you feel the need to say something about someone; hold your tongue and let an officer know. We’re all prone to having bad days and having “really bad” days. If you’re having a bad day, it is suggested that you don’t partake in Guild Chat, Officer Chat or any chat until you’ve cooled down. This also means no flaming, i.e. no talking “smack” or “crap” about someone. Whether they are in the guild or not in the guild, no one has any right to flame another person. We carefully and charmingly critique others but we do not purposefully target people and make them feel bad for who they are or what their character does. If you wouldn’t say it to someone at work, do not say it in guild chat.
6. No racism / sexism / bigotry / slander / libel. In essence, don’t say anything about someone else that is against Blizzard’s defined E.U.L.A. A certain amount of cursing and playful banter is allowed (Guild chat is rated PG-13), but when it begins to cross lines and make people feel uncomfortable, it needs to stop without remark or question.
7. Participate. While we don’t expect your main character to join this guild, if you do introduce an alt character to us, be sure that they participate regularly. We will remove people from the guild after 2 months of unexplained absence.
8. No God-modding/Powergaming.
God-Mod is when you modify the scene in order to control someone else’s character, whether or not it is in combat. An example of this would be if you wrote, “My character trips Lewis down the stairs and he breaks his neck and dies.” No he doesn’t, that wasn’t written by Lewis. Let Lewis decides what happens. Instead, you should write that your character attempts to do things.
Powergaming is when you purposefully make your character omnipotent or invincible or flawless- whether in or out of combat situations. This is unacceptable and poor form, and it makes things less fair to other players. You should practice the ability to write a character that is balanced and not overpowered; strengths should be balanced with reasonable weaknesses.
9. Do not take IC into OOC, ever. What our characters do does not reflect on us as a person. If you have a problem with someone’s character, let them know; however, the response you’re likely to get is: “that’s just how my character is.” This is acceptable. Keep in mind, though, if your character is a consistent problem and cannot develop in such a way that it would be beneficial to the growth of the guild— there is the possibility you can be removed. Just as we can’t allow a person to act immature, we rightfully can’t allow their character to act unduly immature as well.
Be aware that IC actions do have IC consequences. You cannot commit a crime and then expect to not be punished because you do not want your character to be punished. When you join the guild it is understood that you must conform to certain guild norms in order to be a member.
Also be aware that IC actions may have OOC consequences too. If your character does something terrible IC we may have no choice but to remove you from the guild or demote you. Please consult with an officer if you are ever concerned about this. We will try to work with you so that this does not happen.
10. Please have some knowledge of lore and apply it accordingly. Lore’s a pretty important focal point of the guild, and we expect characters to reasonably fit into Warcraft’s storyline. We aren’t elitists, and we know there are many holes in the lore that Blizzard has laid out for us, but the lore present should be given some respect if you wish to be taken seriously. Fanon is also allowed provided it fits in with what Blizzard has already established.
11. Level requirements. In order to be in the guild, one must be level 25 or higher to enlist IC. OOC some may be accepted on a case-by-case basis if they are under level 25.
12. Character Policy. All characters admitted to the Magus Senate must submit an application to the website of the Magus Senate of Dalaran. Characters admitted must conform to the prescribed standards outlined below:
Characters must be a mage, warlock (closeted), or a character with some form of magical ability with a profound connection to Dalaran or the Kirin Tor.
Characters must have an appropriate OOC name.
Characters must possess a backstory, and relevant IC character details prior to admittance.
All character information must conform to lore established by Blizzard.
13. Character name requirements. All characters within the Magus Senate of Dalaran must be appropriate and conform to the standards of Role Playing servers set by Blizzard. Violation examples include:
Non-medieval or non-fantasy names (for example: Slipnslide, Robotman, Technotron).
Names that reference well-known people, lore characters, places, or icons (for example: Britneyspears, Austinpowers, Mcdonalds, Georgewashington, Newyork).
Names that consist of multiple words (for example: Inyourface, Welovebeef, Howareyou).
14. Alt Policy. All alts that admitted members request to be invited to the guild must conform to all rules and policies of the Magus Senate. A few restrictions on alt include:
No Demonhunters, or Death Knights.
No OOC characters who are not intended for Role Play.
Alts may not advance through the ranks as main characters do.