Alright. This is the guild background + name that was voted in
Basically, BA is a protector-style guild, much like the Argent Crusade. There is no shared faith, only shared enemies - so long as you have proven to be the enemy of forces of darkness, you are technically ilegible to join. (Obviously, they don't take "just anyone", so there are other requirements too). Ranking is based on tactical / combat provess, in addition to how much you support the cause peacefully. ( This includes OOC things such as recruiting, keeping the guild chat in order and donating to the guild bank, as well as IC things such as completing missions and contributing to the public image of the guild ). Officers will be picked in advance.
The important thing is that this is NOT an MMO-Champion only guild - it isn't going to work out. We're going to recruit from outside of these forums, and while we will encourage people to join us here, it will not be a requirement. (The guild's storyline WILL develop here, though). There will be absolutely no public advertisements - recruiting will be based on people approaching us, or us approaching people discreetly. We don't want to be seen as a spam guild =P
The rank system is not entirely clear yet, but it will probably be divided into Caster, Healer and Soldier rank sets. (names may change).
If you want to officer, you can volunteer in this thread Just know that to be an officer, you will be required to RP a bit with the other officers beforehand - the idea is that a group of acquaintances ingame meet and agree to form the Aphelion, then begin recruitment. Thus, your character will know the other officers privately.
ALL of this is subject to change, this is just a draft Please post your comments here, so we can build a good guild setup before we launch.