This Code of Conduct is to provide a sense of structure and fairness to the day-to-day actions of those who bear the Refomation Guild Tag. This is by no means intended to be a complete list, and will be subject to occasional modification. Most of this Code of Conduct will be based upon the basic rules of common sense and common courtesy, which many can admit is in short supply in the world of the MMORPG. As a bearer of the Reformation Guild Tag, please strive to be the example in all that you do.
We of the Reformation do not discriminate against any player or players- regardless of self-identification, gender, nationality, religion, or creed. We do reserve the right to extend guild membership only to those whom we choose. We do reserve the right to keep our own counsel on awarding ranks and responsibilities within our guild. We will exercise our rights to play Star Wars: The Old Republic pursuant to the guidelines published by Bioware, regardless of foreign opinion or council.
While the Reformation is a RP guild and conflict is inherent to any good RP storyline, we do not tolerate the harassment, trolling, or flaming of individuals outside the confines of the game, our Raidcall channel, and the guild website. Any actions made by Reformation members that fall within this category will be dealt with harshly, with consequences including but not limited to expulsion from the guild. On the other hand, should any member of the Reformation feel that they are under attack outside of the game, or that players from other guilds are taking actions that fall into this category, they shall have the full backing of the Reformation both in an in-game and out-of-game context. Such support shall continue until the aggressor party ceases their actions.
General Chat, Group Chat, and Communications Guidelines
General Chat in Fleet
General Chat in Fleet is different for all players of SWTOR. Some dread being exposed to its constant slew of spelling errors and hate language, and others delight in it for its entertainment possibility. Reformation members are allowed to enjoy or avoid General Chat at will. We do ask, however, that you refrain from excessively spamming General Chat in Fleet.
Group Chat, Ops Chat, and Warzones
We all must act as a team to accomplish our goals in Flashpoints, Operations, and Warzones. The keystone to a successful team is clear and concise communications. While we encourage a relaxed atmosphere in the chat channel within our own in-house Flashpoints and Operations, Reformation members are asked to behave in a professional manner while interacting with outside players during Flashpoints and Operations.
Warzones are, for most of us, one of the key reasons we play the game. It's a chance to hone our skills, demonstrate our prowess, and prove to the rest of the server that we're the best at what we do. It is not, however, a chance for trolling and flaming. Reformation members are asked to refrain from excessive chat behavior while in Warzones. Phrases like, "F*** you (insert player name) uninstall," do not represent our guild in the way we wish to present ourselves. Remember- when you wear our tag, you speak for all of us.
In most circumstances, the Say channel is reserved for RP purposes in this guild. To further accentuate this point, we ask that any non-roleplay chatter taking place in the Say channel be marked by placing it in parentheses or brackets.
Guild Meetings, Events, and Attendance
Guild Meetings are to take place every Saturday night. Attendance by all members of Reformation is strongly encouraged. We understand that real-life commitments do take place most Saturday nights, and of course will attempt to work around them with advance notice. However, being online in the game and not attending the meeting is strongly frowned upon. The only acceptable excuse for missing a guild meeting while being in-game is participating in an Operation- otherwise, please attend the meeting.
Guild Events are special productions brought forth by the leadership and other members of the Reformation, and represent a great deal of effort and preparation. We ask that all members attend Guild Events when able- we do our best to make things fun and enjoyable, and give out great rewards! It'd be silly to miss these opportunities.
Server Events / Events Belonging To Other Guilds
On occasion, we will get the opportunity to participate in Server-wide Events, such as the Gree Event and the Rakghoul Resurgence Event. In the course of these events, certain game mechanics may be lifted- such as the Gree Event allowing for free-for-all PVP, or the Rakghoul Event encouraging the mingling of multiple levels of players from both factions. While participating in these events, Reformation members are asked to enjoy themselves and take advantage of the change in gameplay- but remain true to the rules listed in the PVP section below.
At other times, we will be invited to participate in RP and PVP events hosted by other guilds. It cannot be stressed enough that these events represent considerable effort on the part of the hosting guild, and this effort must be respected. At these times, Reformation members are asked to abide by all rules and guidelines posted by the hosting guild, except in instances where they conflict with our Anti-Harassment Statement.
We acknowledge that SWTOR is just a game, and that we of the Reformation are merely players within said game. That said, in planning events, maintaining structure, or acquiring resources, it is essential that we maintain an account of our player base. We ask that, if possible, Reformation members notify the guild of upcoming extended absences via the guild website. This way, the guild knows to continue acquiring resources on your behalf, and to account for you in plans for upcoming events.
Any non-ranked Reformation members found not to have logged in within a period of 30 consecutive days without notice will be ejected from the guild. Any ranked members found to not have logged in within a period of 45 consecutive days without notice will be dropped to Initiate status, and placed upon the above-mentioned 30-day period prior to ejection from the guild. Should ejected members return to the game and wish to return to the guild, they need simply speak to any of the leadership in order to rejoin.
At the heart of any MMORPG is player combat. The Reformation is no different- we derive our greatest pleasure in the game from player combat, be it RP-oriented, in warzones, or in encounters in open-world gaming. That said, we also strive to fight with honor, and as such, follow these rules. Some definitions we follow are:
Griefing - intentional interference with another player's missions or objectives.
Ganking - the intentional slaughter of players in a non-self-defense manner outside of free-for-all PVP zones (such as the Outlaw's Den)
Lowbies - Players level 1 to 29
Midbies - Players level 30 to 54
NO GANKING LOWBIES
This should go without saying. To those of you saying "it's a PVP server! Why join if you don't want to get ganked?" remember this- we've all had a moment of minding our own business when a completely-geared 55 just turns the corner and ruins our good time. Do you want to be this guy? An alternate view- what fun is it killing those who can't fight back? Those found breaking this rule more than once will be subject to guild-enforced consequences up to and including expulsion from the guild.
This should also go without saying. Repeatedly slaughtering a player of the opposite faction as he is trying to complete a mission not only smacks of bad character; it gives our guild an extremely bad name. There are some gray areas to this rule, such as when participating in server events like the Gree Event. Reformation members are asked to exercise good judgement in these instances, and enjoy themselves while not presenting an insurmountable obstacle to other players on this server.
CONCERNING MIDBIES AND THE RED = DEAD RULE
Midbies, from the time they reach Tatooine and Alderaan, are exposed to mission storylines that place them in contested areas. While from level 30 to 45 they largely have the same damage resistance as lowbies, we as players do tend to demand a bit more common sense and precaution from these midbies while they complete their missions. Therefore Reformation members are asked to follow these guidelines:
1) Please consider the level of the target player. If there's a large gap, please do not make the first move in initiating combat.
2) Please consider the guild of the target player. If they are from a friendly guild, please do not make the first move in initiating combat.
3) Please do remember that self-defense, or defense of resources against griefing, is ENTIRELY JUSTIFIED at these levels.
4) If you are attacked, or deem that combat is the reasonable course of action, fight hard and with honor. There is no honor or respect gained by players who whine in defeat, or gloat in victory.
CONCERNING REGULAR WARZONES
Regular Warzone rules can be condensed down into one single statement- Red equals Dead. There are no friendly guilds while participating in regulars. No quarter will be given, so we ask for none. Fight hard, members of the Reformation!
CONCERNING RANKED WARZONES
In normal queues for Solo or Grouped Ranked Warzones, we follow similar rules as with Regular Warzones, but there are some differences. First, we ask that all Reformation members queuing for Ranked have at a minimum their full set of current regular-level PVP gear, with a rating of 2018 Expertise and set-bonus. Second, we ask that they be proficient in their role and class. Third, when queuing together, we ask that ALL participants communicate in TeamSpeak.
CONCERNING 60'S AND OPEN-WORLD PVP
All we ask is that Reformation members who are level 60 follow the preceding rules regarding Midbies and Lowbies. In addition, if the target player is NOT from a friendly guild and does not fit any of the aforementioned stipulations, please feel free to attack at will.
Organized World PVP will be done without the use of companions. This rule is non-negotiable.
Guild Voice Chat Rules
The Reformation Leadership will endeavor to provide a means for Voice Communications at all times. It is our hope that all members of the guild will come to use this as a means for social engagement and in-game coordination. That said, we will ask all members to follow the following rules.
1) Please, no members of the guild under the age of 16 in the Voice Channels. We respect that all players have the right to join our guild, but we also respect the right of our older members to say what they wish in voice chat, and some of this may include language or subjects we would not want children exposed to. As we are primarily populated by members older than 16 years old, please respect the wishes of the majority and refrain from joining voice chat if you are under 16 years of age.
2) Please try to control shouting or excessive volume. Lots of our members have invested in high-end headphones and audio equipment, so harsh voices and yelling come across EXTREMELY well in our ears. Getting our attention is one thing- abusing our eardrums is another.
3) Please *do* respect other players while within the voice chat, and follow our Anti-Harassment Statement.
4) To those players who do not wish to join voice chat but do wish to participate in Flashpoints, Operations, and Warzones, please be aware that preference will be given to those players who participate in voice chat purely for reasons of convenient coordination. This is not an effort to discriminate against any one player- it is rather an effort to streamline our performance in the aforementioned areas of game play.
SHOULD ANY OF THESE RULES BE BROKEN
We ask that anyone who finds a Reformation member having broken our Code of Conduct to please contact anyone within the Reformation of Lord rank or higher right away- either through in-game means or through our Enjin. Please attach or include any and all screenshots of your claim. Any and all claims or disputes brought before us will be considered and thoroughly dealt with.