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« on: July 11, 2008, 09:10:25 PM »



1.0 Applying to ORB
1.1 I want to join ORB, but I’m not that much of a writer. Do I have to write an application?
1.2 I want to join ORB, but my knowledge on orcish lore in Warcraft is pretty limited. Can you help me?
1.3 I want to join ORB, but I’m a casual player and might be offline for a long amount of time every now and then. Is this a problem?
1.4 I’m interested in joining ORB, but I don’t want to play an orcish toon. Is this possible?
1.5 Should I apply for membership to ORB, what are the things you will look for in my application?
1.6 Does ORB have any level or class restrictions?
1.7 Is ORB truly a place for every kind of orc?
1.8 What are the guild rules?

2.0 General information
2.1 I have heard of ORB before. How long have you been around?
2.2 On which server can I find ORB?
2.3 What are the current ranks in ORB?
2.4 Does ORB have an active guild bank? How does it work?
2.5 How do you explain the IC guild chat?
2.6 Is usage of the IC guild chat mandatory?
2.7 Does ORB have any OOC channels?
2.8 Is ORB a clan?
2.9 Where can I find ORB’s IC story?

3.0 Non-members
3.1 I’ve seen a member of ORB behave OOC in an IC channel or break one of the guild's rules. What should I do?
3.2 I would like to speak to an officer of ORB on certain matters. Who should I contact?
3.3 I’m interested in running events with ORB. How can I contact you?

4.0 Forums
4.1 I’ve been accepted as a member into ORB, but I don’t seem to have full access to the forums yet. How can I get access?
4.2 I’m no member of ORB, but I want to recieve full access to your forums. Is this possible?
4.3 Can I get any help creating a wiki page of my own?

5.0 Events
5.1 How often does ORB run events?
5.2 Who is and who isn’t allowed to organise events in ORB?
5.3 Can I join ORB events as an outsider?

6.0 Player versus Player
6.1 Does ORB have any PvP rules?
6.2 Does ORB run any WPvP events?
6.3 Do you run any Rated Battlegrounds or Arenas?

7.0 Player versus Environment
7.1 I want to be a member of ORB, but I’m interested in PvE as well. Do you run any PvE instances?
7.2 I want to join ORB, but I’m interested in high-end PvE as well. Can I swap back and forth from this guild to an PvE guild every now and then?


Note: This FAQ may constantly be subject to change.
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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2008, 09:14:36 PM »

1. 0 Applying to ORB

1.1 I want to join ORB, but I’m not that much of a writer. Do I have to write an application?
Writing an application used to be mandatory. However, since we noticed not everyone is a good writer, we have, at times, eased down on the application part. If you’re not the writing type, contact an ORB officer in-game any time, be it IC or OOC, and tell him you would like to join ORB. However, make sure you mention you would like to skip the application part OOC. If you manage to impress the officers with your in-game RP after an IC interview, you will be accepted as a New Blood. However, bear in mind that a forum application is nonetheless preferable, as it would give us a better impression of you and the orc we're dealing with.

1.2 I want to join ORB, but my knowledge on orcish lore in Warcraft is pretty limited. Can you help me?
Certainly. We don’t expect everyone to know every single piece of orcish lore in the Warcraft universe, but having some basic knowledge will certainly get you a long way. If you’re not too familiar with orc lore, however, you can look up several useful threads in our compendium links at the top of this FAQ. Additionally, you're free to contact anyone in-game and ask him if he can help you along in developing your character’s story.

Aside from that, you could also consider looking up the pages on orcish lore on Wowpedia.org, which contains a plethora of general information on the orcish race in Warcraft. On top of that, there’s the timeline sticky that can help you with the intricate timeline of Warcraft's lore.

1.3 I want to join ORB, but I’m a casual player and might be offline for a long amount of time every now and then. Is this a problem?
Not at all. We have members who are both hardcore and casual players. Since we focus on RP, we don’t require you to be online every single day or even week. We currently do not have any rules whatsoever that involves kicking members due to inactivity. Though we would of course appreciate it if you would leave us a message if you expect to be gone for a certain amount of time. Our only exception is that New Bloods may be kicked after an inactive period of at least four months. This is because the New Blood rank is merely a trial rank, and we'd rather not have them clutter the guild list.

1.4 I’m interested in joining ORB, but I don’t want to play an orcish character. Is this possible?
ORB is, as the name implies, an orc-only guild. It has always been like that and there have been no exceptions. It does not shame us to admit that we’re proud to be one of the only orc-only guilds still around on the WoW servers. Some did try to get their non-orc character into the guild in the past, but unfortunately, we just can’t allow them in. You’re either orc or you’re not. However, if your non-orcish character is only friendly terms with the guild and has expressed an interest, he/she is quite free to join in on our weekly events!

1.5 Should I choose to apply for membership to ORB, what are the things you will look for in my application?
You can find a list of the required information for your application here. The purpose of these question is to find out how much (RP) experience you have in WoW, and whether you are somewhat familiar with the orcish lore in the Warcraft universe. As said, none of these are particularly mandatory to join, but it would give us a good view on you and your character’s experiences before we’ll decide whether or not you're ready to meet with us in-game for an IC interview.

Note that we very rarely turn down an application and at least try to have an IC talk with all serious applicants, so there's no need to worry about being rejected if you're the nervous type. If you’ve shown you will be able to RP your orc accordingly to the Warcraft universe and have a friendly, mature mind, there’ll be nothing stopping you from joining our ranks!

1.6 Does ORB have any level or class restrictions?
Not at all. We consider levels and classes an OOC matter that should not influence our IC judgement on you or your character. We do prefer our applicants to be at least level 10 by the time they contact us IC, but that’s really just a recommendation rather than a requirement in the end.

1.7 Is ORB truly a place for every kind of orc?
Although some classes are more represented than some others, everyone certainly is welcome to give ORB a try. Do you play a paranoid warlock who trusts no one but his own demon lackeys? No problem. Do you play a traditional shaman who seeks to regain his ties with the spirits and the elements? Welcome all the same!

We give every kind of orc a chance as long as he doesn't openly oppose the current Horde and, of course, doesn't disrespects his fellow orcs on every occasion. You’ll have to draw a line on how far you will want to take it in terms of IC distrust and grudges. We can tolerate a bit of disobedience every now and then, but lets be honest: No one, especially not orcs, wants a tribesman who refuses to show any trust or loyalty on every occasion. That’s something you’ll have to keep an eye on yourself if you want to avoid the IC consequences. But other than that, anything goes!

1.8 What are the guild rules?
All of our guild rules can be reviewed here. Although they are mostly just mere guidelines, we do expect our members to know all of them as they become part of the guild in time. Aside from these, the official roleplaying policy and game policy of Blizzard are expected to be upheld as well.
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2008, 09:16:19 PM »

2.0 General information

2.1 On which server can I find ORB?
ORB is a guild founded and still running on the European RP-PvP server Defias Brotherhood.

2.2 I have heard of ORB before. How long have you been around?
ORB has been around since the start of the Defias Brotherhood server in 2006, when it was founded by its Matriarch, Akesha.

2.3 What are the current ranks in ORB?
Throughout the years, ORB has had pretty much the same, unaltered ranks of New Blood, Oathbound, Raider, Assassin, Red Guard, True Blood, High Blade, Overlord and Matriarch. Due to various changes throughout the years, some ranks have disappeared and come back in a renewed way, however. For example the Raider rank has been changed to the Nag’Ogar rank and Red Guard to Varog’Gor. All in all, you can find a full overview of all of our current ranks here.

2.4 Does ORB have an active guild bank? How does it work?
We certainly do. We don’t have any strict rules on withdrawing gold or crafting or selling items. The amount of items and gold you can withdraw simply rely on your IC rank in the guild. If you do not possess the required rank to withdraw a certain item or amount of gold however, don’t despair. You are always free to contact any of our officers to explain your situation and ask for a loan in advance, if you happen to be in need of gold for a mount for example. Of course, we expect every member to do a service or payment in return after some time, but we certainly don’t have any strict rules or point system.

2.5 How do you explain the IC guild chat?
Some people may consider an IC guild chat as something illogical or OOC. We simply use it to enhance our RP, however. On Horde side, we don’t have any populated cities like Stormwind City to turn into RP hubs. If we want to go out and find random RP on the Horde side, it might sometimes take a while before you run into a fellow RPer. An IC guild chat allows us to make it easier for each of our members to contact each other and make a certain appointment somewhere for some random RP or organise events. Moreover, an IC guild chat is a good way to get to know your fellow brothers and sisters!

2.6 Is usage of the IC guild chat mandatory?
Not at all. We understand not everyone is enthusiastic about an IC guild chat. However, do keep in mind the IC guild chat might sometimes be used to announce certain events or important happenings, so you may want to keep an eye on it every now and then nonetheless.

2.7 Does ORB have any OOC channels?
For those who like to spam messages that don’t make sense or people who just want to chat with the people behind the characters, we do indeed have an OOC channel. This channel may be used for both orcs and non-orcish alts as well, as long as they’re a part of the guild or friends of the guild. This channel will be made known once you have been accepted following your IC interview. If you’re a friend of the guild and would like access to it, don’t hesitate to contact any of our officers in-game to find out about its details either.

2.8 Is ORB a clan?
No, it’s not. Although you may say orcs are usually part of a clan, we insist on not using the word “clan”, but “tribe” instead. We have orcs from a lot of different clans with us. From Warsong to Frostwolf to clans that players made up themselves. We chose this approach simply because we do not want to force any orcs to abandon their IC clan for another. Therefore, we let them join a tribe instead: A tribe that aims to unite every orc of every clan under the New Horde’s banner.

2.9 Where can I find ORB’s IC story?
You can find a history of Clan Redblade and the tribe that followed in its wake in the Red Blade History thread.

In a nutshell, however, ORB is a tribe that aims to unite every orc under one banner to fight for Thrall’s New Horde. Their aim is to never be enslaved by demon masters again, and they consider themselves prepared to do whatever it takes  to protect their hard-earned homeland. This way, ORB aims to offer a home for orcs of every clan.
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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2008, 09:17:39 PM »

3.0 Non-members

3.1 I’ve seen a member of ORB behave OOC in an IC channel or break one of the guild's rules. What should I do?
Since we like to maintain our reputation of a respected RP guild, we would like to know right away if someone finds one of our members behaving OOC in any of the IC channels or breaking any of the other guild rules found here. Should this be the case, and you happen to be on the spot, we would appreciate it if you were to notify any of our officers of the matter and, if possible, take a screenshot of the incident. Screenshots are essential if we want to have any form of proof of the accident, so we would very much appreciate it if you were to send a screenshot to any of our officers. You can do this by e-mail, on our forums or by copying the screenshot’s URL into an in-game chat.

3.2 I would like to speak to an officer of ORB on certain matters. Who should I contact?
You can find a list of all currently active ORB officers in the Officers of the Red Blade thread. You can either contact them in-game or via PM on these forums.

3.3 I’m interested in running events with ORB. How can I contact you?
ORB is always willing to either host events or take part in them! You can notify and invite us for any events by contacting our officers in-game or by mail, by posting a topic about it on the Poster Board (for IC notifications) or General Inquiries (for organising the event itself or additional OOC information). Additionally, you can invite any of our active officers to your event on the in-game calendar. Said officer will make sure the rest of the guild is made aware of your event in the process.
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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2008, 09:19:11 PM »

4.0 Forums

4.1 I’ve been accepted as a member into ORB, but I don’t seem to have full access to the forums yet. How can I get access?
You should be given full access to all of our forums once your application posted in the Applications forum has been accepted and closed. If you haven't been given access for whatever reason or have registered on the website after you've already joined, there is a Forum Access topic where you may post a reply to request access as well.

4.2 I’m no member of ORB, but I want to receive full access to your forums. Is this possible?
Given the proper reasons and connections, you can certainly be allowed access to the rest of the forums. However, you will have to contact and ask an officer and await the approval process of the administrator in the Forum Access topic before receiving this privilege.

4.3 Can I get any help creating a wiki page of my own?
We very much encourage both old and new members to contribute to the guild wiki, so if you happen to be in need of any aid setting up your own page, be it for a character or otherwise, don't hesitate to ask any fellow members for help either in-game on the forums! An easy way to get started is to simply copy the layout and template of members who have already posted their own, so don't be afraid to let others inspire you a little.
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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2008, 09:20:58 PM »

5.0 Events

5.1 How often does ORB run events?
Generally, we have at least two to three regular events a week, excluding any random RP that may occur. For a full overview of these events, our members can consult the in-game calendar as well as our Guild Message of the Day at any time.

5.2 Who is and who isn’t allowed to organise events in ORB?
Anyone is allowed to organise events. Even our freshest New Bloods have been seen organising some events every now and then. However, you will have to keep in mind that organising an event is usually no simple business. Therefore, feel free to contact any officer or fellow Red Blade if you require any assistance.

Of course, you will have to keep your IC rank in mind while you get these events sorted out. Since orcish society considers both honour and respect an important part of life, your orc may not be in a position to organise any training events or similar events that demand a good amount of respect or obedience from its participants. After all, it's unlikely a New Blood will end up commanding a higher ranked orc around, so keep this in mind when organising an event of your own.

5.3 Can I join ORB events as an outsider?
This depends entirely on the type of event you’ll want to participate in. Although friends of the guild may the tolerated in a tribal meeting, unknown outsiders will not easily be welcomed in such meetings. WPvP events are often open for any friends or allies of the guild to join, but make sure you check in with the event organiser if you wish to do so. Keep in mind, of course, that you’ll be required to be IC throughout the duration of all of these events.
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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2008, 09:22:47 PM »

6.0 Player versus Player

6.1 Does ORB have any PvP rules?
A few, but nothing too strict. Our first and foremost rule is that all our members will remain PvP-enabled at all times. We play on an RP-PvP server, so we try to live up to the realm’s ruleset as best as possible. When an Alliance raid comes barging into Orgrimmar, we simply don’t want any of our members to blueshield out of fear. After all, you’re an orc, no sniveling coward! If you happen to be corpse camped or continuously griefed at any point in the game, however, you’re always free to call upon your fellow orcs to come and try to help you out or to momentarily disable your PvP tag if need be.

Our second rule is, of course, no corpse camping. We generally frown upon anyone continuously corpse camping or griefing players of the opposing faction. Should we get solid proof of such cases, you’ll only receive a single warning before you risk a guild kick.

6.2 Does ORB run any WPvP events?
Certainly! We regularly organise RP-related PvP events when the time is right, and on occasion we even take part in the big, epic WPvP battles that Defias Brotherhood has to offer. So long as we have a valid IC reason to take part in the bloody festivities, you can expect ORB to be a part of them.

6.3 Do you run any Rated Battlegrounds or Arenas?
Several of our members have regularly banded together to form arena groups as well as RBG groups. Cooperation within the guild's own ranks is very much encouraged, in fact! We do tend to have a few outsiders of the guild (usually friends) assisting us in RBGs now and then, but everyone in the guild is free to let us know if they want to give either arenas or RBGs a shot. Threads like these can very well help you find the group you're looking for!
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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2008, 09:24:15 PM »

7.0 Player versus Environment

7.1 I want to be a member of ORB, but I’m interested in PvE as well. Do you run any PvE instances?
You're certainly free to join in on any PvE-activities from either the raid finder or other guilds entirely, but bear in mind that ORB is an RP guild first and foremost. We may organise nostalgia or gear runs or even make rare attempts at a serious raid, but PvE raids will never be our true focus. There's nothing stopping anyone from trying to set up a raid event on our calendar if they feel like tackling the big challenges with fellow guidies, however.

7.2 I want to join ORB, but I’m interested in high-end PvE as well. Can I swap back and forth from this guild to an PvE guild every now and then?
This is something we have seen on a few rare occasions in the past. We generally allow members to leave our ranks for some time if they really wish to try out some high-end PvE in a respected PvE guild. Should they prefer RP after some time again, they will still be allowed to come back in ORB without any questions asked.

However, keep in mind that our guild is no simple toy you can just pick up, play with for a little while and throw away again, only to pick it up again later for a small amount of time. We don’t want our members constantly switching between guilds to try out PvE content. Both IC and OOC, that will make the orc look disloyal towards his guild. We will want you to make a decisive choice sooner or later.
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