Here in Ad Infinitum our desire is for us to have a guild where all members can enjoy the game to the max. It’s important to us that we have a positive, mature atmosphere where members can have fun, relax and express themselves without worry or fear of breaking “guild rules”. We want to maintain our environment as a place where players respect each other, are courteous, supportive and don’t create a negative atmosphere. It is also important for us to build a positive reputation with the outside community – we want to be the guild that everybody wants to join! In order to achieve this, we feel there needs to be positive standards set for all of us to uphold. We have set out some behaviour guidelines for us all to follow which will ensure we continue to be the best guild we can be.


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Guild Chat / Public Chat Etiquette

Guild members should all be mindful & respectful of others when chatting in guild chat. This includes avoiding inappropriate conversations or sensitive subjects which could make others feel uncomfortable or offended. (Including but not limited to topics of a sexual nature, strong language, religious / political views, etc)
Guild Chat and Public Chat channels must NOT be used to express insults and negative opinions regarding other players in the game and their guilds. This puts Ad Infinitum in a negative light and damages our reputation as a guild.
Members should not participate in or instigate arguments with other players within public chat channels.
Members should be polite and courteous with each other at all times. Mistakes do happen and all members should be patient / understanding in these events. Insulting, name calling or being generally rude to others will not be tolerated.
Racist, abusive or offensive remarks made to fellow guild mates will not be tolerated and could result in removal from the guild.
Dissatisfaction with another player or guild should be discussed privately and any complaints wished to be raised must be sent privately to an officer or our guild leader to deal with.
Although healthy debates are welcomed, arguments between guild members should be discussed in private and not publicly or in guild chat.
Bullying behaviour or ganging up on members will not be tolerated.
Messages that put Ad Infinitum in a negative light should not be posted on public or guild chat channels.
Consistent behaviour of encouraging or driving conflict, tension and negativity within the guild, will not be tolerated. We expect our community to help to defuse disagreements, and reach friendly, respectful compromise, not add fuel to fires.
Finally, all members understand that Ad Infinitum is an English Speaking Guild and therefore any conversations in alternate languages must please be kept away from guild chat and conducted in private channels. This is to prevent ‘cliques’ or ‘groups’ from forming and promote a feeling that we are all one family speaking the same language – while ensuring that nobody feels left out.
Additionally, in order to join Ad Infinitum, you must be 18+ years or over in Age. You will need to confirm this upon applying to join the guild.


Discord Etiquette

All rules listed in guild chat / public chat etiquette apply in Discord.
The Ad Infinitum Discord Server may be used while playing other games, but this rule may change in the future.
The Ad Infinitum Discord server is only to be used by Ad Infinitum guild members, unless authorized temporarily by an officer.
Discord server settings and passwords are strictly not to be shared with players outside Ad Infinitum, unless authorized by an officer.
Discord Group Channel rooms can be used for private discussions including settling arguments / disputes.
During some large guild raids / events, Discord silence may be requested. During those times only the guild officers or raid leader should communicate to members via Discord. Guild Chat can be used to communicate between members and any suggestions / advice / contribution towards the raid can also be done through a private whisper to the raid / event leader.
We encourage opinions / advice during raids, but to maintain order in Discord this needs to be done in a private whispers.
Members should always be courteous and polite within Discord. Speaking over others deliberately and repeatedly, is not acceptable.


Member Activity

Members who have been inactive within the game for a period of 6 month may be removed from the guild. When the guild reaches maximum capacity, this period could be reduced to a limit of 7 days, should there be a waiting list of members wanting to join the guild.
Any long periods of absence due to unavoidable real life situations, members should contact an officer and make them aware as to prevent being removed from the guild.
Where possible, guild events will commence at the time stated in the event calendar and signed up members must make every effort to be punctual. If you are late, the group may have replaced you. Please don’t take offence as this is just to avoid the entire group from being delayed, nothing personal will be intended.


Guild Ranking System

  • Guild Master
  • General (Raid Leaders)
  • Senior Officer
  • Officer Alt
  • Core Raider
  • Alt
  • Social
  • Trial

Social

All players who join Ad Infinitum are immediately given the rank “Social”. This is the starting rank upon joining the guild.

Trial

In Ad Infinitum we recognize our long serving members by promoting them to “Trial” rank based on length of time with the guild.
The Trial rank is designed to encourage, promote and recognize loyalty and longevity in the guild.
Trials are automatically promoted to “Trial” rank once they have been in the guild for a period of 3 weeks, provided they are deemed “Active Members” and not long term inactive.
We review all our members length of service on a quarterly basis (roughly) at which point we will carry out any due Trial promotions.
Length of service in the guild will be based on the members registration date on our website. If a “Trial” leaves the guild without plans to return, they lose their rank. If they re-join the guild at a later date they will start from “Social” rank again.
If a “Trial” is removed from the guild due to inactivity and then returns at a later date, they will start over from “Social” rank but can re-claim their trial rank after one month.
If a “Trial” leaves temporarily with intention to return, and they have communicated this with an officer prior to going on leave, they will not be reduced to “Social”.
Members do not receive any additional responsibility or authority, once they reach “Trial” status. They are however recognised as long serving, experienced players who we hope will use their experience to help newer players where they need advice or tips on playing WoW, as well as making them feel welcomed in the guild.

Raid Leaders

Raid Leaders are responsible for forming, organizing and leading large guild raid events (raids consisting of more than 4 players). This includes our Ad Infinitum Academy Learning Raids.
Raid Leaders will schedule a variety of Raid Events (both PvP and PvE) through use of our site event calendar. Please see our Shadowlands Raids section above for more details.
All members are welcome to sign up for Raid Events, by registering their attendance using our site event calendar.
Members who have signed up for the event will be given priority, followed by those signed up as reserves, and if still short, then the opening will be advertised in guild chat and anyone is welcome to fill the slot.
Please show them your support and due respect by listening to their instructions during raids to give everyone their best chances of success.
Guild raids will generally be led by either Officers or Raid Leaders (or both). Should there be NO Raid Leaders / Officers online, Senior Members may step up to lead the raid. Normal Members may of course lead raids too if there is nobody else available.
Please ensure to enforce and respect our guild rules during these events.
Members should contact the Raid Leader or Officer for an invitation into the raid event.
Raid Leaders are only appointed through an interview / recruitment process. These vacancies will be advertised in the forum when they come up and members will have the opportunity to apply for the role.

Guild Officers

Guild Officers are responsible for the general supervision, management and support of the guild and its members.
Guild Officers are involved and responsible for a wide range of guild operations, including recruitment, organizing guild events, website administration, disciplinary action, and much more.
Guild Officers are there for you, the members – so feel free to contact an officer if you ever need any advice, assistance or guidance in the guild and they will help wherever possible.
Guild Officers are responsible for ensuring that Ad Infinitum’s rules and values are respected and adhered to. They maintain peace and harmony within the guild, and will step in to resolve disputes, disagreements or other kinds of disruption that may occur within the guild.
We strongly advise that you contact and speak with our officers, in private, should you ever have a grievance or concern you wish to raise.
If you ever have any new ideas or suggestions, again please contact an officer.
Please show due respect to our guild officers – they perform a lot of hard work to help keep this guild running smoothly, sacrificing many hours of their game time, and they do this purely out of their love for the guild.
Officers decisions on matters are final, any abuse or lack of respect shown towards our officers will not be tolerated.
Guild Officers are only appointed through an interview / recruitment process. These vacancies will be advertised in the forum when they come up and members will have the opportunity to apply for the role.
Please be aware that Officers out-rank Raid Leaders and Dungeon Mentors, and therefore may sometimes assist with performing duties in both those roles from time to time.
We may introduce new ranks later on as we progress in Shadowlands.


Guild Bank

Ad Infinitum members enjoy a free open guild bank in Shadowlands. This means that all members are able to access items from the bank (withdraw) and be able to donate (deposit) items OR gold into the bank too.
It’s not required for members to donate gold to the guild bank, but any gold donated will be used 100% on guild expenses such as event prizes, bidding on guild stores in game, etc.
Members are totally free to decide whether they want to donate items or gold to the guild bank, or sell on the guild store. It’s your items, and your choice to do with them as you please. You should not feel pressured to do either, the choice is yours.
We would encourage members to only withdraw gear items, that are the correct level for your character, and that you intend to wear as an upgrade. Please do not withdraw items from the guild bank if you do not intend to use it as an upgrade (i.e. not sell it or trade it etc).
You should not use the Guild Bank to store your own personal items. Anything that goes into the Guild Bank is donated to the guild and you risk losing those items.
You should not store an item in the Guild Bank that you intend to leave for a specific person. Rather post it through in game mail or trade it privately with the player because it can be hard to keep track and the item may be withdrawn by another member.
The Guild Bank works on a first come, first serve basis. You may not ‘reserve’ items.
Gear should be taken out for personal use and not to be destroyed for use as crafting material. Exceptions to this are intricate items or white glyphs (which can be deconstructed), gear for personal stickerbook collections (which can be bound and/or deconstructed), or items placed in deliberately for research, such as level 1 white items with traits.
Officers may occasionally withdraw very low value (white) “junk” items, in order to free up space in the guild. Should this happen, we will vendor the white items, and the funds will be stored in the guild bank to be used for guild event prizes and other guild expenses.
The guild officers will take care of ensuring the guild bank is kept tidy. Please refrain from “cleaning the guild bank” on our behalf. We appreciate that some of you would like to assist with this, but this has caused us problems in the past where we aren’t able to easily identify occasions where members are “organizing” the bank for us, or abusing the bank. We would ask that you allow the officers to keep the bank organised / tidy, and also avoid withdrawing items “in bulk”. We trust all members to use the bank responsibly and to apply common sense. Feel free to take items that you need, and feel free to donate useful items in return – but please do not abuse the bank.


Guild Recruitment

All players wishing to join Ad Infinitum are required to complete an application form through our website, as well as registering to the site.
Please ensure to read through our rules section (this page) prior to applying to make sure the guild matches what you’re looking for.
Upon registering and completing the application form, applicants will be contacted by an officer via email/discord with the outcome – this process can take up to 48 hours to complete so please be patient while we review the application.
Your outcome email/discord will provide you with further details and instructions.


Guild Grouping Priority / Team Work

When planning an instance run or group session, all members are expected to form their group with fellow Ad Infinitum guild members as a first priority.
If there are not sufficient guild members online or guild members are unavailable at the time, then members may resort to pug groups (groups with non-guild members). This is to encourage the guild to help each other wherever possible.
If you have already joined a “Non Ad Infinitum” party, or pug group, and are advertising in Ad Infinitum Guild Chat to fill the vacant slots – we would ask that you make that clear to begin with. This is to ensure that whoever joins your group understands it’s NOT an Ad Infinitum guild group, before they join.
Ad Infinitum are not responsible for any bad experiences you have with “Non Ad Infinitum” groups, this includes interaction with guilds in non-Ad Infinitum discord… channels. We would encourage you to be cautious when joining non-Ad Infinitum voice chat servers, as you never know what you will find there – nobody should feel pressured to join ANY discord servers, that choice is always yours, and if you join non-Ad Infinitum channels, you do so at your own risk.
Rage Quitting guild instance runs is not acceptable. Any conflict between members must be dealt with in private and if you have started an instance run with guild mates, please ensure that you finish it (and have time to complete it).
We appreciate that things in real life may come up on occasion which cannot be avoided, however quitting a group mid-way through instance because you are upset with another player or haven’t got the groups consent to leave, will not be acceptable behaviour as it is unfair on the remaining members of the group.
All Ad Infinitum members are welcome to make use of our Discord Server to assist with communication during dungeon runs.
We strongly recommend that guild members discuss and agree on roles, and any “special” looting arrangements prior to the run starting – this is to avoid any conflicts / confusion during the run.
Please read our Raid Leader rules sections.
We expect that all guild runs and raids will be conducted on a friendly basis and in a patient and relaxed manner. Ad Infinitum members are not to be made to feel inadequate on guild runs or put under pressure in any way and under any circumstances. Our ethos is to encourage, help and have fun and is at the core of our principles.


Guild Loot Rules (Dungeons / Raids)

In Shadowlands Dungeons, loot drops are “instanced” to players. This means that when bosses / mobs are killed in the dungeon, the game automatically issues everyone with loot. There is no dice rolling system, and everyone gets loot from each boss killed.
We are happy for members to simply collect dropped loot, through the built in game loot distribution system.
Dungeons contain chests, which also contain loot. Chests automatically distribute loot to the group, so everyone will receive a share of the loot automatically once someone opens the chest.
At the end of the dungeon run, should any members wish to donate or trade items they have collected with each other, then we encourage members to do so. We’re happy for members to swap items with each other, and we have confirmed that dropped loot is bind on equip, and you may trade inside dungeons (or outside).
Above all, please always remain mature, courteous and respectful with each other. The last thing we want is fights / arguments over loot in the guild, so please can everyone take a responsible approach when it comes to looting in Ad Infinitum


Alts and Characters

In Ad Infinitum, all players join player guilds with their “Account” rather than a “Character”.
This means that you are able to join a guild, with ALL your characters, but only take up 1 slot in the guild roster – hooray!
To confirm, you may be a member of Ad Infinitum with as many “Characters” as you like, on one account.
As Ad Infinitum is an Draenor Pact guild, we strongly recommend joining our guild with a character located on the Draenor (particularly for PvE purposes).


Discord Rules

Ad Infinitum are pleased to invite all members to join us on our official Discord server.

Discord is a social communication tool which gives our community the ability to chat, share pictures, videos, website links, and such, in real time (outside of the game). Discord is primarily a PC / Mac desktop application, but also has a mobile device version and browser based version as well. Discord also allows guild members to keep in touch with their fellow guildies and friends, even when not online in the game (through chat rooms and a friends list). All Ad Infinitum are welcomed to join the Ad Infinitum Server, and are welcomed to join in the chit chat in the communal channels, as well as communicating with each other privately.

Ad Infinitum uses Discord as our official voice communication platform.