Entries in Yellow have been recently added to the guild rules. Entries in Cyan are updated or reworded from the previous ruleset.
-You must be able to use our voice communications server when required.
-You must understand English
-You must read and abide by the rules
-You must not be a member of other guilds in any of the main games Bloodpact play*
-You must register your account using your main e-mail address so you receive notifications of important updates.
*Does not apply for:
Star Citizen - you may have secondary organizations as an affiliate, if it's within a profession-based, operation-based or otherwise non-main guild context. For example, bounty hunters would freely be able to join bounty hunting trade organizations for networking. Also, you may be an affiliate member of Bloodpact and have another organization as your main organization only if you are that organization's owner and leader. If in doubt, ask.
Casual games - Our casual/ on-the-side games, like Minecraft or War Thunder are not applicable to the above rule at all.
Star Citizen Fleet Requirements
- You may not use a ship with a wacky/ crazy/ immature name like "The Crotch Rocket" or other such names.
- As a Nomadic fleet, we stay mostly together and travel within a multi-sector perimeter. You must be prepared to stay in "response distance" of the fleet the majority of the time. Should you need to leave this zone for content, let the fleet HQ know, so they can assess the risk of it and perhaps send escorts to assist you. At times, the fleet will split up into multiple HQs and you may choose (unless part of a fleet wing that currently has a mission with one of the HQs)
- If an ally is in need of assistance, you must comply with at least minimum help as outlined in our alliance terms with that particular ally (varies)
-Take the time to check the website for announcements and news every day. This does not take more than 5 minutes, and shouldn't be too demanding.
-NEVER, unless you have explicitly notified the guild of a prolonged absence, deactivate your subscription to the guild's PM system from your e-mail. Members who can't be reached because they are both inactive and unsubscripted from the PM system will be deleted as members, no questions asked. If you are receiving a lot of spam from Enjin, read this thread.
-Upon infringing on the above rule, you may re-apply to the guild once. Repeating this offense means a permanent guild kick.
-Be active. If you're going inactive for more than a couple of days, let us know or risk being punished as in the above rule.
-Use Ventrilo/ Mumble when asked to. To gain any sort of leadership position in the guild, you must have both voice comm and a microphone. To participate in large scale team PvP or raids, you must have voice comm and be able to listen, but not necessarily a mic.
-Treat others with respect. Not just guild members - the community, GM's, guild leaders, members, your dog, your sister, the dwarf who kicked your ass in PvP and their furry little mother. Everyone. No serious trash talking allowed. Being a badass does not mean you have to be an ass. Jokes are fine, as long as you think your joke will not be taken seriously by anyone. If anyone is offended, let them know it was a joke. If the person is still offended, let Mercury know and he will investigate the matter and act accordingly.
-If you have questions to ask about the game, ask guild mates first.
Bloodletter --> Caretaker --> Dracon --> War Council --> Archon
Apart from Trial and Member, there are 5 ranks anyone can earn through their time in Bloodpact.
Bloodletters are veteran members, and as such command a certain degree of authority in those rare times when no officers happen to be around. The rank of Bloodletter is given to someone who have shown the leaders that their decision making and instincts in and out of games correspond with the ideals of Bloodpact.
Caretakers are veteran members that act as a petty officer. Caretakers have the power to censor members and the responsibility that comes with it. This means they can moderate forums and the website if needed, they will have channel admin privileges on voice comm and officer status in game. Despite this, Caretakers have no responsibilities forced upon them, just the freedom through trust.
Dracons are officers. They are the go-to guys and girls for member's needs, concerns and questions. They are the first step in the chain of command, and if they can't deal with a situation themselves they will send the query on to the War Council.
War Council members are those who have proven to have an intrinsic understanding of the "Bloodpact way", and are big decision-makers alongside the Archon. The War Council is usually chosen for each game, after launch. They will also be the loot council in content where this is needed, along with the Archon.
The Archon is the head of the community. All final decisions in the most important matters are handled by the Archon. Bloodpact has had three Archons. Drac, who started the guild in Corum Online, his successor Neez, and finally Merc (aka. Mercury, Claywhore or Quicksilver)
Out of Date rules (spoilered)
Spoiler: Out of date/ Does not applyShow
Group PvP Rules
-Log into the correct Ventrilo/ Mumble channel.
-Listen to ranking members and execute their orders.
-Stay with the group in-game unless instructed otherwise
-Limit Ventrilo chatter to useful information especially when orders are being given.
-Don't spam nonsensical posts.
-Don't disrespect people or flame anyone whether they are members or not.
-Be constructive in important discussions.
Ventrilo/ Mumble/ Teamspeak Rules
-Do not use racial slurs or offensive language unless in a private chat with people who you all know is fine with it. We are a mature group and we do not accept this kind of behavior in our main channels.
-If you want to have a politically charged conversation with someone, ask them to join you in one of the unoccupied channels. Do not start political or otherwise polarizing discussions in channels where people are gaming.
-If told not to speak, don't speak. If this happens, it's usually because you're either way too loud or you have speakers providing background feedback, or you were interrupting someone. Feedback is unwanted, please use headphones.
-Learn to not raise your voice when you get excited. Don't mumble either.