Joining Us - Instructions & General Information

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Joining Us - Instructions & General Information

Unread post by Syreenna »


Before Submitting Your Application, Read All Directions and Questions Carefully

STEP 1 : Registering Your Forum Account
  • Access the forum through the Forum button on the main page to register to the site.
  • Your username MUST match that of the character’s name in World of Warcraft. If you wish to add a surnames, titles, or other words of value – fine – but if you can’t be easily identified in Armory it will only be more difficult for admission. NOTE: We do not accept names with ASCII characters such as accents in them. See our name rules below. (If your forum account does not match your character name because you created your forum account before you read this, simply note it in your application, and we can correct that for you.)
  • Check the e-mail you used to register the account for an activation link. Once your account has been activated, you should have access to make posts. If you have any problems, let an officer know.
STEP 2 : Making an Application
  • The application can be found here. Copy it and create a New Topic in Applying To The Grim
  • Subject of New Post should be Your Name As It Appears In Game.
  • All questions on the application are OOC (Out Of Character). Answer honestly, as these questions are meant to gauge what you, as a player, are looking for and if we, as a guild, can provide it.
STEP 3 : The Letter of Intent (IC)
  • In Letters of Intent, create a New Topic that includes your Character Name in the Subject line.
  • This is your character’s introduction and request to join The Grim. All information must be in-character, though how that information is being presented is purely up to your imagination. An actual written letter, an interview, a magical contraption – however you want it to be known from an in-character perspective.
  • Be aware that creativity and grammar are a bonus, but don’t go over the top. Telling us what we do or do not do with your letter will reflect poorly on you – keep the best tricks for the in-game interview.
STEP 4 : Membership Approval
  • The High Inquisitor or their Dreadweavers will inform you through your Application if you are approved or denied for an in-game interview.
    • If Approved: Applicants will be informed of the next available meeting times. It is the applicants responsibility to check their application to see if they have been accepted, and to appear at the aforementioned time and place for the interview. Extreme circumstances may warrant a change to the original time, as it is understood people have real life circumstances that take priority over the game. Should such an issue arise, the applicant will have to contact the High Inquisitor in order to request an alternate meeting.
    • If Denied: The applicant will be informed through their application of any corrections or additional information that will be needed until approval can be given. Any direction given will be for the applicant’s benefit for future applications. If the applicant has a concern about their application being denied, they can contact the High Inquisitor or the Guild Master.
Miscellaneous Information
  • Grim members may respond to your Letter of Intent with IC comments, personal opinions, or judgments. You are not required to respond to any questions, but it is recommended to take advantage of the interaction.
  • Grammar, spelling, and relevant answers to the questions below are taken into consideration. The Grim looks for role-players, first and foremost. The applicants potency in raiding or PvP is secondary to their ability to complete full sentences and abide by Blizzard’s RP Policy and The Grim’s storyline.
Character Names

The Grim adheres to Blizzard's naming conventions for RP realms. This includes requiring believably medieval or fantasy names for all characters; not allowing characters with names that reference real-world people, places, characters or icons from other games, tv shows or movies; and disallowing names constructed from sentence fragments. This includes the names of important lore characters in World of Warcraft.

In addition, though there are exceptions, any names that are real words may be subject to question. This includes words referencing your character's class, spells, etc. Examples of bad names: Stabnslash, Elusyve, Tirade, Deadman, Beefsteak. More leniency may be given based on the race of your character; for example Tauren names often sound like native names (Lunarhoof), goblin names may be engineering related (Whizgidget). If you have a question about your name being accepted, you are welcome to contact an officer in game before applying.

Grim Alt Characters
  • Alternate (alt) characters of current Grim members and Supplicants need only create a Letter of Intent
  • The Letter of Intent should include who is sponsoring the alt character (i.e. who your main is)
  • It is not required to create a new account for alts
Returning Grim Members
  • If you are a returning Grim member of good standing (Legacy member or full member who left due to real life circumstances), you need only create a Letter of Intent
  • The Letter of Intent should only be the reintroduction/statement of return so the Leadership team is aware of your return
  • Returning Grim characters will be returned to any non-officer rank they held before their departure (if member was in good standing)
(Updated by Qabian, 07/2018)
Last edited by Qabian on Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:19 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Required Reading

Unread post by Syreenna »


Greetings and welcome from the players of the Grim. If you are reading this, you are either a casual observer or interested party in joining The Grim.

Who Are The Grim?

The Grim are a role-playing guild whose theme is “Peace Through Annihilation.” It is the Grim’s belief that there are drastic and extreme steps to be taken to see the survival of the Horde through this troubled and war-torn world, and it is the Grim’s actions that will see them through. The leaders of the Horde are not weak, they are just held back from doing what is necessary to survive.

Some would consider our actions evil, and they would be correct. There is nothing the Grim will not do to see our objectives achieved, though we are not a band of blood-thirsty killers that do everything on a whim. Each Grim follows one document, the Mandate, that serves to guide all members to their goals. The Mandate is a living document, so that when threats both rise and fall, the Grim know and understand what we have to do to see the continued survival and success of the Horde and the guild.

The Grim are a guild of action; a collection of role-players that want to play the game. While we strive to excel in both PvE and PvP content; we are a role-playing guild first. When members of both factions, Horde and Alliance, see and interact with a Grim character; they will know and understand that person is both in character and ready to play hardball. The Grim is not for people who want to sit around and sip tea all day.

We could be for you if:
  • You enjoy role playing AND
  • Your character is evil, or at least very pissed off AND
  • You enjoy raiding AND/OR player-vs-player combat
If you are a role player who enjoys playing the game – that is PVPing and doing end game content – we could be for you.

We are not for you if:
  • You do not enjoy role playing OR
  • You want to ‘work things out’ with the Alliance OR
  • You want to sit around and focus your RP on relationship drama, etc. OR
  • You do not enjoy raiding AND/OR player-vs-player combat
If you are looking for a guild that is strictly PVP or raiding with no in-character context, or just want to sit in the pub and bemoan the murder of your mother by the Alliance, then we are not for you.

The Grim do not accept non-standard Horde races such as dragons, ogres, or arakkoa. Applicants are expected to adhere to the playable races (orc, troll, forsaken, etc), though specific distinctions are permitted. These would include mountain trolls versus forest trolls, Mag’har orcs versus greenskins, and other minor cosmetic differences.

We believe in action, not inaction. In order to be considered for The Grim, please fill out an application and post a letter of introduction on our “Letters to The Grim” forum.
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