In a lot of ways, your time spent in game and with whatever guild you choose to be your Primary eclipses most interactions you have outside of The Elder Scrolls Online. In that regard, Requiem's Leadership has compiled a Code of Conduct as a rudimentary guideline for how you should expect to be treated and what is expected of you to treat others. We say "guideline" because ultimately, Requiem is not a public, open community that must meet certain quotas or abide by any particular rules other than the ones we all agree on ourselves. The bottom line is incorporate the "Golden Rule (treat others the way you wish to be treated)" and use your best judgment in all instances. Please reference the following additional details:
1.Treat each other like adults and remain respectful. Everyone in Requiem should be over 21 years of age. With that being said, treating each other as such is expected. No one minds the occasional friendly smack talking. Cursing and crude commentary should be expected. But at the same time, please keep that banter respectful. Jokes containing things like, talking about rape, or objectifying women, racism, etc is "taking it too far". Again, please just be mature and use your best judgment. If someone, ANYONE, reaches out to you in private and asks you "dial it back" or whatever, do the right thing and dont be rude about it. If you truly think you've done no wrong, you have the option to dispute the complaint and engage Requiem Leadership. I cant stress this enough: BE MATURE.
2.There are four topics that must never be discussed in Voice Chat or Guild Chat or any other communication platform supported by the Requiem community, and they are: Racism, Religion, Politics, and Sexual Abuse. If these topics are brought up, you will only be asked once to cease. You could be in a situation where you THINK you're joking and EVERYONE in the room is in agreeance, but you don't really know. There is no better way of alienating people than by "joking" about any of the aforementioned topics because you think everyone agrees with you when in actuality, they don't. Its best to just not mention any of those things at all.
3.Elitism is not tolerated. Gear bashing and soliciting unrequested "advice" on player builds and play style are prohibited. Even the tone in your voice, if it carries the hint of "do whatever you want, I know I'm better", oh yeah, I'ma kick you right on out of the guild. It's a video game, if people want to "git gud" let them approach or otherwise initiate that step themselves. I fucking hate elitism.
5.We are a guild, act like it. Together we will grow as a group so help each other out when possible to make our guild strong and continue as a close knit environment. Additionally, be helpful to others outside of Requiem in the Elder Scrolls Online community, we want our guild to be reflected upon well.
6. Please remain active and let the Community know if there will be an extended absence. Leadership will have the right to remove you after 30 consecutive days of inactivity. Accounts that are inactive may be removed if space in the guild becomes an issue. If an account is removed for inactivity, they will be allowed to return to the guild as long as it is agreed to reapply to the website.
****CYRODIIL PvP POLICY****
Due to our extensive time spent in Cyrodiil, Requiem has had to develop some "in house" policies to ensure the integrity of the Guild and it's members are represented in the way defined and desired by it's leadership. Please reference:
1) Requiem Tabards are REQUIRED while in a Requiem group. "Requiem groups" are defined by who has crown/organized/leading the group. When you are wearing a Requiem tabard, you represent the guild and your actions must reflect our CoC and cyrodiil policy.
Guild Tabards are ESO's only way to show off or otherwise allow players to represent the guild(s) they are in. To wear a tabard signifies a degree of pride and ownership to an organization and allows that organization to be represented. It's our goal for all members of Requiem to be proud of this community and represent our values through our actions on the battlefield.
2) General good conduct. Requiem members understand that enemy players are just like you or me. They are real people behind the computer screen and PvP servers foster their own subcltures. It's our responsibility to promote friendly competition and help grow said community subculture by playing fair and respectfully. Playing hard does not equal playing dirty and as such, "dirty tactics" will not be tolerated (no teabagging, no hate telling, no tri-keep/gate camping, no dirty tactics like running scroll into the water). This is a game, we arent here to "beat people into submission".
****Code of conduct may change from time to time or if needs arise that are not currently covered.
Please note that one of the most important things to consider here is that all of our members are expected to conduct themselves like mature adults (we only permit 21 years or older into the guild) and all should strive to resolve issues amoungst themselves accordingly. Private tells, a little respect, some empathy and a cool head goes a long way and Leadership wants to encourage everyone to try and resolve issues on your own FIRST. If a resolution cant be made, we would then encourage you to approach Leadership in order to mediate.