We aim to provide a friendly environment OOCly for all players involved. Aggressive behaviour or discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated, be it a 'joke' or not.
This includes behaviour outside of the guild in channels such as trade-chat: when you wear the guild-tag, you represent the guild at all times. Trolling, grieving, flaming, or any other behaviour that is not civil or respectful will result in a warning or removal from the guild.
Be respectful to others and keep in mind that your views on subjects may not always be shared: keep comments that you think can cause drama or cause guildies to feel uncomfortable to yourself. When you have a problem with a fellow guild-member, try to solve it together and keep polite. Involve one of the officers when needed, but keep discussions that are detrimental to the guild atmosphere private otherwise.
Furthermore, respect the roleplay on the server, be it in or outside the guild. Refrain from disruptive behaviour such as OOC chattering in /say and use of toys or spells in roleplay heavy locations.
Joining the guild and alts
An application is always needed to join the guild, without exceptions. If you are new to troll roleplay or roleplay in general and have trouble with your troll’s biography, never hesitate to contact one of our officers in game: we gladly help out! We don’t have a limit on OOC alts, but for the introduction of IC alts the guild uses the following rules:
For every alt that will be roleplayed with, we require a biography posted on our forums before intruducing said character.
Before a new alt can be introduced the earlier alt has to be frequently roleplayed with (comparable with passing the trial period) and be well known among the trolls.
When you leave the guild and wish to join at a later point you will be asked to make a new application.
Metagaming Metagaming is the use of out of character knowledge in character actions and is not accepted in the guild. Examples:
A player reads on the guild calendar a large event is coming up where the city is attacked by intruders. She places her troll, Zanzi’ra, fully geared at the city gates before the event starts. However, Zanzi’ra herself couldn’t possibly know an attack is coming, and her showing up fully prepared is not only illogical but also gives her an unfair advantage over the other trolls.
Zanzi’ra tells Mirazu about her past, but his player has read the biography on the forums and knows Zanzi’ra is lying. Mirazu says he doesn’t trust the story and asks questions to find out the truth, while Mirazu has no justified base to not believe what he has been told.
Erotic / mature roleplay Erotic roleplay, or ERP, is under no circumstances allowed in the guild. This rule both applies to those who openly post emotes and to those who emote in /party or /whisper but are visibly engaging in or pushing for such kind of roleplay, as well as ERP-encouraging descriptions in addons such as TRP or MRP. ERPing ingame will result in an instant removal from the guild. The same is true for other mature themes, such as instances of extreme gore or detailed violence.
Roleplay outside of Northern Stranglethorn Roleplay takes place only within Northern Stranglethorn, unless the plots within the guild leads the trolls to other locations. This means absolutely no roleplay in Ogrimmar, Silvemoon or other similar RP hubs. There are two main reasons for this:
Many of our trolls come from Horde hostile tribes, such as Sandfury, and Ice Trolls, with physical features so different from Jungle Trolls they would not be able to pretend they are Darkspear. These trolls would realistically speaking be met with hostility within Horde-territory, and so we avoid these places. This includes Bambala.
The guild plays off fairly long travelling times. We do not use portals, and the use of Horde zeppelins for trolls who are visibly no part of the Horde is in most cases unlikely.
The only exception to this are ex-Darkspears or jungle trolls who are knowledgeable enough on the Horde to be able to pull off a Darkspear disguise. These trolls shall, in some cases, be asked to gather reagents or perform tasks on Horde territory.
Visitors in the city Zul’Gurub is a very popular RP location, and you’ll find different guilds and roleplayers there on a daily base. Most use the city simply for a plot or event for a few days. The general rule is: do NOT disrupt any roleplay! This means no shouting, no running around on mounts through then, or anything else that can be disturb their session. We are in some ways restricted when it comes to interaction with other guilds or groups. The downplayed amount of power and the way the city is portrayed in the guild (e.g. full of Gurubashi workers, guarded gates) sometimes clashes with the expectations of others, who view the city as empty, as a secret base for the Legion, and so on. Options are to either to agree to ignore each other's roleplay, you can offer the guild to act as NPCs in case they need a few trolls for their plotline, or meet them IC. Always make sure there is proper (OOC) communication!