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.
Originally Posted by smrund
Possibly, but you're the one calling a man a unicorn because he's got a cone taped to his head.
I approve (was anyway on the way to create an alliance alias)! Tharaldriel, whenever you are up to we can start it up. I am having some spare time finally and can return to RP-ing
A few questions (if you can help out at this stage): Are we going to be Zealous Crusaders (Scarlet) or calm protectors (Argent Dawn)? Or possibly a mix of those two? Stout defenders of "all that is not evil in this world", but going berserk/righteous frenzy when engaging our enemies?
Another one of my ideas would be the guild standing in a "gray" zone (but that idea is pretty much off since we decided on a "good side"). With gray I mean, neither good nor evil. We just want the balance, an overzealous paladin to us is definitely as bad as a brooding warlock. - If you get what I mean ^^ Just a suggestion.
The ranking according to "role" looks also promising, though we should try and avoid overused terms like "Crusader, Cleric, Magister" and come up with other names (which I cannot right now since my mind is slow at this hour being a night without sleep).
Officer if you need, but I am happy to be a normal member.