Alea Iacta Est (AIE) is a casual Horde Guild that was started by the creators/fans/friends of The Instance/ELR/Buzz out Loud/Jawbone Radio/Mahalo Daily on the Earthen Ring (RP)-US Realm of World of Warcraft.
AIE is a very casual guild. We are not a strict raiding guild nor a strict PvP guild nor a strict role-playing guild (although we may have groups of people in the guild who pursue such interests). We are a guild that believes that players of World of Warcraft should be given the opportunity to experience multiple aspects of game play and that a lack of experience does not imply a lack of aptitude.
Every voice in AIE is equal, and we enjoy open conversation as long as you do not belittle your fellow members. If you have any ideas/suggestions/comments/etc, please submit them to the officers at any time.
As a member of AIE with the tag over your character’s head, you represent AIE as a whole and are expected to act accordingly. You may not get along with everybody in the guild, but you are expected to be polite and civil to your fellow guildmates.
The guild policy will be published at http://www.aie-guild.org/policy. Ignorantia legis neminem excusat, ignorance of the law excuses no one. Every member is expected to be familiar with the guild policies and abide by them.
Applying For Admission
Membership is available to all listeners of the above mentioned podcasts and to the population of Earthen Ring. All perspective players must have leveled their characters to level 10 and MUST file an application.
Applications for new members may only be submitted during the first seven days of each month. Applications for alts of existing Cohorts may be submitted at any time. This process is subject to change, and is designed to lighten the load of applications officers receive.
If you are transferring a character from another realm, please consider rolling a new character on Earthen Ring, leveling it to 10, and seeing how you like AIE before spending any money for a transfer.
AIE does not make any distinctions between main characters and alternate characters, every character needs an application. There are no current restrictions on the numbers of characters a member may have in the guild.
After having a membership application approved and reaching level 10, a member is invited and joins as a Pleb. This is a probationary rank with limited privileges. During this time, the Pleb is expected to become familiar with the guild polices and to register in the official guild forums. Within two (2) to twelve (12) weeks of joining, the Pleb’s member ship status will be reviewed and the member will be either promoted to Cohort or removed from the guild.
Cohort is the highest non-officer rank in AIE. A Cohort is considered a member in good standing and carries with it the full privilege and responsibility of AIE membership.
Centurions assist with bringing in new members and resolving conflicts. The Centurion rank had its origins in PvP and the Centurion Code, but has since been expanded to become a junior officer rank and perform a mentoring function within the guild. Centurions are only selected through nomination by current Centurions or other officers. The Centurion rank is not the result of general member progression or solicitation by members.
Praetorians have the same responsibilities as Centurions, but are also responsible for executing Centurion promotions, handling escalations of guild policy issues, and managing guild resources.
This rank consists of guild founders.
Our leader prefers warm sweet milk for his baths.
Guild Bank Policy
There have been significant changes to the administration of the guild bank of alea iacta est.
Use of the guild bank is a privilege of those of COHORT rank (and higher) in the guild. PLEBS cannot withdraw directly from the guild bank, but can deposit to the first four tabs. PLEBS may request items from an officer. Cohorts have deposit and withdrawal access to the first four tabs. Each tab is subject to a limit of five withdrawals per day. Cohorts may deposit into the fifth tab.
The sixth tab will be accessed by officers only. It and the fifth tab will be for valuable equipment and materials available by request from an officer.
AIE does not require or encourage in-kind donation of goods or gold for withdrawals from the guild bank. It is expected that the guild member will make non-gold deposits during their time in AIE that will even out their "account", but that need not happen at the moment of withdrawal.
All items withdrawn from the guild vault are for use by the character withdrawing them. Withdrawals are- -Not for one of your alts (log out and log on to your alt to withdraw on that character), -Not for a friend who might join the guild. Not for your child. Not for your spouse, -Not to be sold in the Auction House, -Not for disenchant materials (even if the proposed enchant is for a guildmate)
Armor, weapons, and materials withdrawn should be appropriate for level, skill, class, and profession (within reason). It is acceptablek to take something a few levels ahead of where you currently are, or to withdraw a profession material which you intend to have a guildmate craft for you.
If you see gear in the guild vault that is of extremely low usefulness, but would be better valued as disenchanted, please alert an officer to the name and tab of the item(s). Officers will periodically disenchant weapons and armor in the guild bank and deposit the resultant disenchants.
We the officers of AIE are asking all members to help "police" the guild bank log for questionable transactions as they see fit. Contact the guild officers at firstname.lastname@example.org if you spot a gross transgression.
We ask that people consider the value of the item they are depositing, since the number of slots is extremely limited, especially for a guild of our size. Each slot cost ~16g to purchase.
AIE is discouraging deposits of gold into the guild bank. It continues to pile up, and Blizzard seems to have no plans for additional in-game features for guilds which would require purchases. Given the size of our guild, using guild bank gold for member repairs or personal withdrawals is extraordinarily complicated and fraught with potential complication. We have used the guild bank gold in large events, but we'd prefer it not continue to accumulate.
Roleplaying is appreciated and encouraged, but not a requirement. Guild policies apply to both in-character (IC) and out-of-character (OOC) activities.
In guild chat, it is recommended that you make it clear whether your comments are IC or OOC. This can be done with quotes, parenthesis, or leading slashes to indicate IC comments. Unless it is clear that a comment is IC, it is assumed to be OOC.
Alea Iacta Est is by no means a “Raiding Guild”. Raiding here will be done on a friendly and amicable basis, and those that raid do not have any preferential status over those that concentrate on other in game pursuits.
The guild does not officially organize or designate raid teams or leaders so if you wish to participate in raids please contact those members who have taken it upon themselves to organize teams or form a team yourself. Remember that you are still expected to treat every member in your raid group with respect and to conduct yourself in a civil manner.
Like raiding, we are not a hardcore PvP guild. Most members of AIE PvP in small, impromptu groups. However, some members have formed arena teams and organized battleground groups. Occasionally, as a guild, we coordinate World PvP events as well as PvP Initiation events in order to jump-start PvP among those who may have not experienced it yet. You may PvP as you wish, whether it be casual or hardcore.