Mission & Objectives
REIGN is a casual/core & role-playing friendly guild originally conceived to play together in EA/Bioware's MMORPG - Star Wars: The Old Republic ("SWTOR"), although many members play together under the REIGN banner in other games as well. Our first and foremost objective is to create a fun, yet mature environment for adults (17+) filled with exciting events, competition and above all friendships.
We also set out to destroy the stereotypical "mega-guild" model whereby players are impersonal entities that only exist as a digital representation of the true human being them. Our recruitment and application process ensures that we only select people of the highest quality as it pertains to being a contributor to our community. In that sense, every member is active, recognizable and therefore helps boister a more personal guild experience.
We strongly believe that the responsibility of running an effective and successful guild should not rest on the shoulders of any one person, nor should the decisions made that affect all its members be left solely to one favored group to benefit only themselves. We view each and every member as an asset to the guild and we strive to never let our members feel like they're just another cog in the wheel. It's your time investment, which can be invaluable, and without our members the guild would be nothing. At the end of the day we seek to provide our members with a mature and rich gaming experience while building lasting friendships with one another.
Zero Drama Tolerance
We have a zero tolerance policy for drama. Whenever an issue presents itself, our experienced leadership takes swift action to come to a resolution. Our members can enjoy themselves knowing that we have processes in place to avoid drama as much as reasonably possible. Anyone routinely at odds with the general guild population will quickly find themselves dismissed from the guild.
Defining Casual & Core Friendliness
REIGN understands the importance of real-life responsibilities and we try to work around them as best we can. Many of our members have careers, families, and other obligations that may take time away from the forums or gaming. That's perfectly fine! We will NEVER require you to spend X number of hours playing, or attending X number of raids, and so on. All we ask is a reasonable expectation up front of your perceived commitment to the guild so we can get a picture of you as a player and what type of contributor you may be to our community. What we don't want are people who are active and doing things like raiding and then vanishing on us without advance notice. Obviously things come up in people's lives and sometimes situations like that are unavoidable, but we're speaking solely about those with faltering commitment levels due to avoidable circumstances who may be taking up a valuable slot in a raiding roster and the like that could be better filled by someone else.
While REIGN promises a casual-friendly environment, we also want to ensure that respect is mutually provided to those who can devote considerably more time to the guild and the game and might be deemed "hardcore." As previously stated, we have members from all walks of life and this includes those who have circumstances in which they are afforded ample time to play and hang out within this community. This is also perfectly acceptable and we are welcoming of such individuals.
All we ask is that everyone respect each other's gaming habits. It is not anyone's place to pass judgement on another through what limited information they may garner about a person through their interactions online. Everyone is welcome to play at their own pace, no matter how brisk or how casual, but we do ask that you are up front about your situation so we know what we can and should expect from you and can plan our activities with your habits in mind.
REIGN is self-defined as "Roleplaying-Lite." What that means is that we completely respect and support anyone who wishes to RP as they desire. We do not force anyone to RP or uphold rigid standards by which RP must be conducted (unless it is done so within a formally hosted RP event and the nature of the event calls for such standards). It also means that we won't pass judgement or make RP an uncomfortable experience for those that wish to partake in it.
RP is one of those types of things that is self-governing. It's a player-driven endeavor and as such we ask that our members be self-governing in regards to their RP activities.
The only rule we do enforce of a formal nature somewhat related to this cause is the naming your character. We do want to immerse ourselves int the game universes we play in. Therefore, we ask that our members create unique and lore-friendly names. Please see our Character Naming Policy for more information.
Recruitment & Application Process
REIGN takes it's community VERY seriously. As such, our recruitment and application policies reflect how we vet each member to ensure they fit with our ideals and philosophies. We're not "elitist," meaning we don't hold a process akin to a job interview, but there are some standards we maintain to ensure a quality community. Please review our Application Process for additional information.
Code of Conduct
Our first and foremost priority here is to have fun and enjoy each other's company. While we don't wish to bog down the guild with stringent rules or dictate how members are to behave, we do maintain a general Code of Conduct that serves as a set of guidelines to let our members know exactly what is expected of them and to prevent certain behaviors from diminishing the peaceful nature of our group. Most of this is common sense and nothing herein should really be of a surprise, but please see our Code of Conduct for a complete list of the general rules/guidelines of the guild.