This text outlines a vision for Interesting Times, setting out our policies and our ethos for members and those who’d like to join us. If you are interested in raiding with us, you should also read about our approach to raiding before you apply.
Who we are
Interesting times is a Horde guild on Chamber of Aspects (EU) and was founded in October 2016.
While the guild is new, many of our members are older relative to the game population and have been playing since release. Between us, we have a lot of experience in progression raiding, raid leading and guild management.
We are a "friends-and-family" type of guild. That doesn’t mean we all have to know or be related to each other in real life, but it does describe the close-knit, friendly atmosphere we're trying to establish.
We're a small, group-content guild. We don’t want a huge roster as we prefer to grow organically and focus on finding people who fit our community well. We believe that the social aspects of the game – enjoying playing through content together – are more important than end-game progression.
How we are managed
Interesting Times is run by an officer team who are the only members with the rights to invite, promote, demote and remove members. The officer team takes decisions collectively and, once made, these decisions are final. For major decisions that affect the direction of the guild, the Officers will consult with the members before arriving at a final decision. Where conflicts or disputes need to be resolved among any of the members, the Guild Master has the final word.
You can find a list of the current officer team and their contact details here.
A respectful, active community
Our aim is to provide a community in which it’s possible to enjoy the game in the company of other adults. The language of the guild is English, although our members come from many different European countries and different cultural backgrounds. We ask members to be respectful and considerate when communicating with each other, especially as English is not the first language of most members.
Participation is the lifeblood of our community, so we encourage members to take part in the activities we organise or to organise their own events. Participation is never enforced, but the way we see it, if you never participate and never communicate with other members you’re not really a part of the community.
The guild bank is a resource for the benefit of all members and we encourage you to use it, but don’t abuse it. Give about as much as you take. Mats and gear from the bank should not end up on the auction house.
We don’t tolerate bullying, abusive language or harassment of any sort in the guild and will act to protect the community from any kind of nasty behaviour.
Alts and Mains
We'd like you to join the guild with a character that you intend to play actively. We are not a parking garage for forgotten alts. You're free to join with your alt if your main is engaged in another guild’s activities - all we ask is that you log on occasionally and participate actively in the guild community.
You're free to have as many alt characters as you want in the guild, but you must designate one as your "main character”. There are a few other things we ask of anyone who wants to participate in guild raids, but we’ll cover those in our Raiding Guide.
Sometimes, it's good to take a break from the game so you can focus on real life for a spell. If our members let us know in advance, we're happy to let their toons stick around in the guild while they take a break.
If we haven't seen you in a while and have not heard from you that you're taking a break, we'll temporarily park your characters to see if you return. If we still haven't heard from you after six months, we'll remove your characters from the guild and write to you to let you know why. If a member is absent this long with good reason, but returns to find themselves out of the guild, all they have to do is let the officers know what happened when they get back online and we will happily re-invite.