Sacred Fire Ranks Explained
The recruit rank is set up as a "testing the waters" rank - a chance for new recruits to get to know the guild, and for the guild to get to know them. Our guild is really about our members, and we know that sometimes there will be recruits who don't mesh well with the way we play. There's no obligation for recruits to stay with us, and similarly we hope there are no hard feelings if a recruit is asked not to join. We think there's a guild out there for everyone, and we truly wish everyone the best with finding a guild that suits them!
This rank can also be used for AFK members that plan to be gone for said amount of time but will return. Due to the limited rights of this rank it’s an easy way to ensure there are no issues that will occur on behalf of said member’s account being hacked.
Rank (AFK/Recruits) are allowed to speak and listen in guild chat, view public notes, and have no banking privileges. To advance to member, recruit’s must have held their rank for ~30 days and be voted in by a council of their peers.
Members are the foundation of the guild. They got our backs when we are Raidin' dirty, and they share the love when a fellow guild member is in need. A member’s alts will fall under this rank as well.
Members can see public notes, have banking privileges, website access, and like recruits they get to speak and listen to the Guild chat. Members also have the ability to voice and vote on incoming recruits.
We seek out members who demonstrate the following qualities:
- Respects the people behind the characters, both within and outside the guild.
- Seeks to develop as a player, and seems to respond to suggestions.
- Seeks to develop as part of our community, and seems willing to offer their own help and suggestions to other players.
- Understands the Sacred Fire balance, and is able to maintain a WoW perspective.
Raiders have only one privilege beyond Members - players in this rank get priority on a limited number of reserved raid slots. Loot considerations, website access, voice in policy decisions, and all other aspects of guild life are completely independent of this rank.
In exchange for this privilege, Raiders have committed themselves to 70% attendance or better at our guild-sponsored raids. They have also agreed to inform our Raid Coordinators, Veterans and Guild Leaders if they can no longer make this commitment. It is generally expected that, if they're online during a raid, Raiders will be in that raid.
We look for Raiders who demonstrate the following qualities:
- All of our Member qualities.
- Continually seeks to develop as a player and character, from understanding ability rotations to maximizing their out-of-raid gear and raid-centric professions.
- Responds well to a more laid-back raid environment, and doesn't take out in-raid frustrations on teammates.
- Seeks to elevate the knowledge and understanding of the guild as a whole, from discussing patch notes to brainstorming boss strategies.
- Fulfills the additional requirements of the Raider Rank.
Moving between Raider and Member rank is allowed and encouraged; this should work similarly to Guild Leader ranks where once someone decides they need to step down (or once we see a need for more Raiders) people will have the opportunity to move into this rank. Members who are interested in this rank should contact a Guild Leader to discuss the situation.
Under most circumstances the Veteran's are essentially another Officer, responsible for whatever activities have not been claimed or completed by the other Officers. The Veteran rank is involved in maintaining the guild on a daily basis, and should see his or her role as in keeping with the title of Administrator.
Any member may become a Veteran. A member wishing to be considered for a Veteran position should contact the Guild Master about his or her request. Should a position for Veteran be open, considerations include active membership, leadership capacity, ability to devote the required time to the guild, and the desire to make a significant contribution to the development of the guild. Specific projects or expertise are encouraged.
This rank is fluid, and Veterans may at any point decide that they do not have the time to devote to the guild. Said Veteran will be ranked as Member, and another member who desires the position may be promoted. The title primarily refers to the amount of responsibility a member has agreed to take on, rather than any privilege or authority.
These are the people responsible for the day to day maintenance of the guild. Each Officer has specific duties, in addition to the continual effort of ensuring that the guild is serving its members. Some of these duties are also ranks such as Guild Vendor and Raid Leader. These specific duties should be thought of as "spheres of influence" - the responsibilities of the Officer's extend beyond and between any particular projects.
Any member may become an Officer. A member wishing to be considered for an Officer position should contact the Guild Master about his or her request. Should a position for an Officer be open, considerations include active membership, leadership capacity, ability to devote the required time to the guild, and the desire to make a significant contribution to the development of the guild. Specific projects or expertise are encouraged.
This rank is fluid, and an Officer may at any point decide that they do not have the time to devote to the guild. Said Officer will be ranked as Member/Veteran/Raider and another member who desires the position may be promoted. The title primarily refers to the amount of responsibility a member has agreed to take on.
However, when necessary, the Guild Leaders have final authority in all matters of policy and guild administration.