The following guidelines should be read and understood by all guild members. If you have any questions or comments about any of the following information, do not hesitate to ask.
Guild Member Conduct
TSS expects our members to act with maturity and be mindful of their surroundings. While we are a good-natured guild who can appreciate having fun in guild chat, please be respectful to one another.
We take pride in our guild and the way it is represented both inside and outside of the game. Cheating, treating other players badly (both inside and outside of the guild), or being disrespectful to others will not be tolerated.
We respect everyone as equals. We do have a co-gm system in place, but we are all members of the same team and it is a team of friends working together to accomplish our goals.
We support each other here in TSS and are always willing to take the time to help each other out with quests, items, etc. Please be willing to help others in order to return the help that has been given to you.
TSS is a raiding guild and there are Raiding Guidelines in place that all potential raiders must read and agree to.
Forum User Conduct
Abusive comments will not be tolerated here on the forums. These types of comments include, but are not limited to, comments about sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, etc. These same rules also apply to any photos, images or web links that may be posted.
These forums are not to be used for soliciting, advertising, or software distribution. The only exception will be if it involves official Bioware products or any legitimate add-ons that are commonly used in-game.
Members should remember this board is aimed at a general audience. Posting pornographic or generally offensive text, images, links, etc. are not allowed and will not be tolerated. Spamming is also strictly forbidden.
Members should post in a way that is respectful of other users. There will be no flaming or abusing users in any way.
The forum moderators reserve the right to edit or remove any post at any time if it is determined to be in violation of the rules posted here. This determination is made by the forum moderators.
*The above forum rules also apply to private messaging. Abuse of the forums or private messaging as outlined above can lead to members being warned or banned and topics and/or threads being locked or deleted
**These rules are subject to change at any time by the forum moderators; however, any time a change is made to these rules it will be announced on the forums.
- Co-Tyrants (the 2 GM’s) – Currently 1 Tyrant but we’re working on it….
- Raider… But some raiders have special ranks based on jobs that they are doing.
- Banker: Same as raider, but with increased bank access and MOTD editing (to tell people when bank cleanouts are).
- Raiding Coord: Same as raider but can edit MOTD (to tell people to sign up for raids, etc).
- Trial (more on this here)
Governance and Policymaking
We value a collaborative approach and, as such, every member participates in creating guild policy and doing traditional “officer” work like organizing guild events. The 2 co-tyrants are mostly administrative. Since this is an egalitarian guild, there is no officer chat and no officer forums. Once you are past the trial period, you are privy to everything.
We try to spread out the responsibilities so no one person gets too burnt out. It is also common for jobs to rotate amongst the guild members depending on who has time to do the job.
The bank is, by default, currently open for raiders to take out items on their own. We’d like to keep it this way and not have to lock down the tabs. We are on the honor system to take and deposit.
The main thing you should take away from this is that guild resources should be used for guild purposes. None of these items, regardless of whether the guildie repays the bank for them, should be used to make personal profit.
Special Crafting Materials From Raids
Crafting materials looted during the raids may only be used for guild purposes. Raiding mains before alts for crafted items. If you take something out of the bank, try to put back something of equivalent value, eventually.
Any items that are not special crafting materials that the guild earned through raiding should be considered available for people to use. However, if there is ever any indication that a person is taking items from the bank and selling them on the GTN to make a personal profit, that person will be removed from the guild. The bank does not exist to pad anyone’s bankroll. Likewise, raiding consumables from the bank should be used for raiding with the guild and not for pugging raids.
Traditionally, the guild paid for respecs for raid purposes (both respec TO and FROM after the raid). Respecs are now free for subscribers, but this privilege will remain turned on for players who choose to raid from a F2P account.
We have increased this respec benefit to include a one-time grant of the funds to buy field respec legacy perk for the main raiding character if that character is called upon to switch specs regularly for raids.
If enough cash flow is ever built up, we will also fund repairs on raiding nights.
Under very limited circumstances, a guild member who pays disproportionate costs for raiding by maintaining 2 raiding toons or 2 raiding specs may withdraw funds from the gbank for purposes of gearing. We try not to hold back the raid program because of a guildie’s lack of funds.
Space Management/ Cash Flow
Any items left in the bank for a few weeks will be put on the GTN and the proceeds will go to the bank. Any non-useful items put in the bank will be immediately vendored and the credits deposited.
TSS maintains a guild website with forums. Please sign up on the forums; it is a requirement for anyone wishing to be considered for membership in the guild. Your signing up on the forums also serves as your agreement to follow the rules and guidelines set forth by the guild.
TSS maintains a Mumble server for voice chat and server information can be found in the private area of the forums. Guild members may use mumble at any time to chat with each other (regardless of whether they are in a flashpoint together or doing missions separately), but priority for mumble slots is given to raids.
It is OK to bring a guest or guests into Mumble if you are running a flashpoint or raid with those people. As mentioned above, priority is still given to official guild raids.
Behave yourself on Mumble. We are adults and prone to drop an F-bomb or two, but the rules of conduct and respect still apply.
The founding members of TSS met through the blogging community, and as such we have a high percentage of bloggers among our members. While we do not restrict or dictate what individual members say on their personal blogs, we would ask that bloggers maintain reasonable levels of courtesy toward their guildmates regarding use of personal names and details, and that all members are aware that guild business may appear on members’ blogs.
Guild members are all welcome, and encouraged, to post on the main guild blog, regardless of whether the member maintains his or her own SWTOR blog. Please contact Njessi for a blog login.