Mostly Harmless is a semi-hardcore, semi-casual, 100% progression guild. We pride ourselves on being a fun, supportive group, that encourages players to come in, have a good time, see and explore new and interesting places, and then kill all of the indigenous life to be found there.
While we pride ourselves on being able to have a good time, we are also focused on exploring all that the game has to offer. While we joke around, we do take raiding, and raiding well, seriously. Every raider is expected to bring the effort and adaptation required to improve during each and every attempt. We are known for doing things 'differently,' and look for people that are adaptable, and able to think on their feet. We stress the importance of guild contribution, and expect every member to come fully prepared to every fight with all necessary consumables, and knowledge of the fight beforehand.
However, we also understand that this is a game, which is supposed to be enjoyable for everyone. While we expect you to be prepared, we are not going to belittle you, or denigrate you, and we expect the same from all of our members.
In return, we hope to provide our members with an enjoyable, supportive atmosphere, and a place to meet like-minded individuals. As such we have a few rules everyone needs to follow...
- Never forget that you carry the guild's name above your head at all times. Please conduct yourself in a manner which will earn respect from your fellow players. Yes, people you meet in pick-up groups can be, well, annoying. Be better than that.
- We are proud of our presence in the game, and want to make sure that nothing disrupts that.
- Be polite, both to community members and fellow gamers.
- Be a descent person! Don't spam, don't ninja-loot, don't kill steal, don't get caught up in abusive arguments.
- Don't create a character name that you wouldn't want to show your mother. While it might seem funny, having a character named Poopdick violates not only the Terms of Service for the game, but the officer's eyes. Just don't do it.
- Any member who does not play within the rules will be removed. Conversely, if another player acts poorly toward you, then try politely asking them to stop or reach a compromise. There is never an excuse for dealing with like by like.
- Have self-respect within your game, don't beg in guild chat/voice channels, and especially not in game's general/trade chat, /say, /yell etc. By all means ask for help when you need help, but make the distinction. If it is not immediately urgent or you no-one is around to help, try the forums. For quest/achievement assistance, do some research, and if needed plan a date and time, asking for help from people through a forum post, it is easier to help those who help themselves in this respect.
- Please do not auction or sell items in guild chat. If you are looking for services (gems, enchanting etc.) - your request should be polite and specific where possible. Guildies are under no obligation to fulfill the requests, however if they are not busy and have the time to spare, then providing assistance is encouraged. If a member offers you something cheaply, buy it to use it, not to sell it on elsewhere. If no response to your request is received in a guild chat channel, then direct whispers should not be used. By all means repeat the request after a polite amount of time but do not spam.
New Member Applications
- Applicants to Mostly Harmless must register an account on the forum (using their primary player/character name) and post in the Membership Applications forum using the template provided, further instructions can be found here.
- Once an application has been reviewed, an officer will contact the recruit for an interview on Mumble as a Tryout member. If you are unable to create an account please mail an officer (contact us in game to get an email address).
- All members have the ability to comment on new applicants. These will all be archived when the new recruit is promoted to a full member, or if they are asked to leave.
- If an existing guild member has cause to feel that an applicant would not make a good fit, they are encouraged to bring this to the attention of the officers, either by posting a comment, or contacting an officer directly.
- All such negative recommendations will be investigated before the applicant is denied membership.
- All new recruits have a 4 week Tryout period and in that time they should spend as much time as possible interacting with the guild - grouping with members, attending events/raids, being active on the forum and in guild chat etc. This will give our current members the chance to get to know the recruit and vice versa.
- Within the last week of Tryouts full members have the chance to vote on the recruit, and after 4 weeks is up and the officers are satisfied that the person fits in with the guild they are promoted to full member.
- In rare cases the Tryout period can be increased or even decreased (2 week minimum/8 week maximum) at the officers' discretion based on comments from community members.
- If there are still concerns over the suitability of a recruit at any point during their Tryout period they will be removed from the guild.
- As in most environments people will from time to time move onto other things or have a change of circumstances which requires leaving un-played characters within the guild. The officers may initiate a clean up of old members and remove or demote members where they have not been seen in game for a specific amount of time.
- Although characters may be removed from the guild through stagnation, to reflect the sense of camaraderie within the community the member's forum account will remain active. At any time, the member may return to the community and request their characters be reinvited to the guild.
- Removed members wishing to rejoin the guild can do so via a normal application, and will be required to undertake the standard four week probation.
- Please note - if you know you're going around the world for a year but would like to remain in one of our guilds - please let us know so we don't clear you out!
- The primary aim of the guild is to have fun, enjoy the game, and give people a home within the context of the game. Please try to remember this before you get caught up in XP or loot worries, panicking about not having a group, or a myriad of other things that spoil both your enjoyment and that of others.
- Enjoyment should be your number one priority. Guild events are aimed at everyone having fun, and while fun is a key ingredient in our raids as well, we expect our members to be focused and come prepared. Raiding rules are located here.
- Any member may arrange an event, party, raid or quest group, as long as they do not conflict with existing events of the guild. Every Raid/Event should be posted in the in-game calendar with set information included. This will include raid leader/event organizer, level limit (if unclear), start time, finish time and any specific loot details (see next section) Any open raids or organized farms will be marked specifically in the raid info.
- During any organized raids, please keep babble to a minimum while explanations are given by the raid leader and/or loot is being distributed. We use the raid chat channel for instructions and directions, and extra chatter makes it easy to miss this important information. People are also expected to use Mumble to make it easier for the RL to provide instructions.
- Mostly Harmless uses EPGP as our loot system. An excellent writeup of how this works can be found here.
- In order to participate in raids, members are required to install the most current addons to use this system. If you do not have the addons enabled, you cannot raid.
The Guild Bank
- The guild bank is for making member's lives easier. These are for funding of organized raids, prize money, and anything else that benefits out guild.
- In order to have access to the guild bank, your account must have an authenticator tied to the account.
- Anyone wishing to donate money or equipment to the bank should use the in game guild bank for this or send an in game mail to an officer. If you choose the latter option, please make your intention clear.
- Anyone wishing to donate real money (Paypal) towards the cost of running the website and forums should use the link on the main page- note, any money paid into this can only be used to pay our hosting accounts, the money can not be extracted from the system to buy the officers beer etc.