As a new comer there are a few things that you need to know.
1) It may take anywhere between a few minutes to a few hours to gain member member status, which will allow you to view the forums, create threads of your own in the forums, and to sign up for raids. It should *usually* take less than 24 hours to gain permissions.
2) This is a friendly community. Bashing, trolling, and anything else that can be filed under "inappropriate behavior" will not be tolerated.
2a) To expand upon this rule: comments, slurs, and what can be deemed as "bad jokes" against anyone's race, sexual preference(s), culture, country, or religion is not acceptable. Not in our events, not in our Mumble.
3) Language in Mumble and raid chat often contain adult themes and what can be considered vulgar language. This is seen as acceptable. Harassment or verbal abuse however are NOT allowed. There is a difference between the usage of swear words and verbally attacking someone. If you need a better distinction on what is considered to be acceptable etiquette, please visit Sleepy Ham's Etiquette page where Vitae has laid out beautifully the rules for the public Mumble server that we all use. These rules will naturally apply to the back-up Ventrilo server we have, as well as raid chat itself.
4) If you plan on attending a raid, please sign up for the event on the Events Calendar. This helps raid leaders stay a bit more organized, as trying to set up a cross-realm raid can often be hectic. A few other things you should do to help out the raid leader:
- Apply your role (DPS, Healer, Tank) after you sign up to an event so the raid leaders know what they might be missing for the night.
- If you initially place your attendance status as "Maybe" please adjust it to either "Attending" or "Not Attending" as soon as you know for sure, again to give the raid leaders a clear idea on what they're working with for the night.
- Contact your raid leader either through Twitter DM or through Enjin's private messaging system if the raid leader does not already have your Real ID/Battle Tag. Can't get a raid invite if they can't find you after all!
5) Public listing of one's Real ID email or Battle Tag information on the forums is up to the discretion of the user. If you only wish for your raid leader(s) to know your Real ID contact information, please contact them personally through either Twitter DM, Enjin's messaging system, or send it privately to them through Mumble.
6) Anyone who takes up the reins as a raid leader should always keep Real ID/Battle Tag contact information private, regardless if that person makes their information public or not. Anyone who violates the wishes of a fellow member about privacy will be asked to step down from raid leading and/or be removed from this community.
7) If you don't see something that you would really like to run on the calendar, make an event! These raids are fairly low key and the people are rather laid back, so really the only stressful part of setting up a cross-realm raid is gathering up all of the Raid IDs of the people who want to join you and hitting that invite button. It's really not that bad as long as you plan things out a bit ahead of time, and I definitely encourage people to take up the raid leading reigns. Especially you Horde and EU types
8) This is a VERY important rule: Have fun! That's what we're all here for, after all. To have fun, beat up monsters, get a few achievements, and maybe go home with a new title/mount. Did I mention that the company is pretty stellar? No? Well, it is.
Thank you kindly for joining these forums and I hope that you find yourself in some fun raids with your fellow Twitter/blogging friends