Charter

Name & Purpose


Name

The name of the gaming clan/guild/community shall be Templar, abbreviated TLR.

Purpose

Templar is a gaming clan/guild/community with no other intention other than having fun in life, in game, and in general. Templar serves as a collaborative environment for gamers of great diversity. There are no limits for Templar, as it is a constantly changing and evolving community while maintaining its core values of respect, integrity and maturity.

Meetings


Notice of all meetings of Members must be sent at least 5 days in advance. Notice of meetings shall also be posted at the gaming clan/community's website. The leadership may email all members the notice of the meeting to stress the importance of the meeting.

Overview & Structure


The community of Templar houses several branches within the community that specialize in a particular video game. A branch of Templar is lead by either the Community Leader or a designated Community Officer (detailed in the Community Hierarchy section) who has complete freedom to lead the branch as they please as long as it complies with the community rules.

There are a total of four community ranks within Templar:

  • Community Leader
  • Community Officer
  • Community Veteran
  • Community Member
  • Recruit

Branches

Each branch has it’s unique hierarchy managed by the branch leader. This unique hierarchy means that all members of the community hold a rank within the Community Hierarchy, as well as a rank within each corresponding branch they actively participate in. If a branch is forced to dissolve due to unfortunate circumstances, court order, or planned dissolution, all members of that branch will lose their rank within the discontinued branch; however they will continue to hold their rank within the community and any other branches they actively participate in.

Code of Conduct

The following are a list of rules and Code of Conduct that should be followed by all the Members of TLR|Templar.

  1. All members must be 18 years of age or older.
    • The only exception is family members. If someone is under the age of 18, they must be over the age of 13 with a legal guardian in the guild who meets this requirement.
  2. The membership will respect the decisions of the Council at all times. Officers orders must be obeyed to maintain order within the guild and during raids. The Guild Leader and Council will respect the opinions of the members at all times.
  3. All members are expected to have a sense of humor
  4. Bad mouthing ANY member or the guild itself in public chat or on the forums is forbidden.
    • If you have a complaint, take it first to that player and if you feel it is serious enough, take it to the Officers. If they feel that it more serious, they will deal with it through the proper channels.
    • All Members are expected to treat their fellow guild Members with respect and dignity at all times.
    • No harassing, belittling, stalking or any other behavior that disrupts the guild’s continuity will be allowed.
    • Petty arguments and disagreements will not be tolerated.
  5. Cooperation between everyone in the guild is expected. There is an understanding that this community is a multi-game clan.
    • Do not have any form of jealously, or resentment to others that play different games. All branches of Templar work together and we are all guild members.
  6. Grouping with fellow Members is always encouraged (Soloing is fine from time to time but an effort should be made to team up with fellow guild members).
  7. Excessive begging for free items, currency or power leveling will not be tolerated.
  8. Members in a personal relationship must keep their relationship problems/issues private and separate from the community.
    • If you're getting a divorce, we don't want your arguments in our chat.
  9. Everything on the website must be Suitable For Work(SFW)
    • No Porn.
  10. All New Members have a 90 day probation.
    • If the leadership sees that you are not suitable for this guild, we will remove you.
  11. Rules 1 & 2 of the internet.
  12. A person who is found guilty of attempted mutiny, mutiny, sedition, or failure to suppress or report a mutiny or sedition shall be punished by banishment or such other punishment as a guild leader may direct.
  13. No member will be removed due to inactivity.

Loot Rules

  1. Loot Rules will be placed according to each specific game. If a game is not specified below, assume to be a need-greed-pass based system.
  2. Ninja Looting any item for any reason will not be tolerated.

SWTOR

  1. Need Greed and Pass Based
    • Main Characters have priority over all alts and companions
    • If a main character does not need the loot, they can pass and alts can roll
  2. If an alt is asked to help in a flashpoint/operation, they have same priority roll as a main
  3. Biometric Crystal Alloy
    • Each Biometric Crystal Alloy will be rolled on individually, once the crafter wins that roll they must pass until all crafters have won a Biometric Crystal Alloy.

DCUO

  1. Need for stats only, Greed for the rest. If it is not your role and we are in a raid you must pass. If you win a roll on a piece of loot in a raid that is your role, you must pass on the next roll that is specific to your role. There will be an exception if you are the only person in the raid playing as your role.

Disclaimers

Rules can change without notice

If you have any questions about the rules, please contact one of the Officers or Guild Leader.

Teamspeak

  1. Teamspeak is required.
  2. Teamspeak is the only place that is considered unrated.(NSFW)
    • There has always been an understanding that politics and religion are not talked about over Teamspeak.
  3. No Tech Support over Teamspeak.
    • You are allowed to give tech advice over the forums, but not Teamspeak. This is to prevent future lawsuits.
    • If you give wrongful or malicious advice your post may be removed and you can be penalized depending on the circumstances.

Team Fortress 2 Server

  1. Hacking is not permitted, and results in perma-ban.
  2. Drinking is encouraged.
  3. Don't be a twat.
  4. No whining.
  5. Drinking is encouraged
  6. No Trade Spamming
  7. Excessive begging for free items, currency or achievement aid will not be tolerated.
  8. Rules 1 & 2 of the internet.

Community Organization

All Members must also follow all rules defined by the Community Leader.

Community Leader

The Community Leader shall preside over all meetings of the membership. He or she also serves as a representative of Templar to the public, and in all functions where a Community Leader may be called for by any outside requirements. The Community Leader runs and maintains the Website, TeamSpeak and infrastructure supporting the branches of Templar.

Eligibility

Community Leader is a rank that can only be passed down from the previous Community Leader. If the previous Community Leader does not provide a successor, the Community Leader has the option of having the Community Officers vote on which Community Officer will become the next Community Leader.

Community Officer

Community Officers hold the power to start their own branch of Templar after the branch organization has been approved by the Community Leader. The Community Officers shall assist the Community Leader in organizing meetings of the membership. In the event that the Community Leader cannot fulfill his responsibilities at any meeting or function, it is the responsibility of the Community Officers to fulfill the obligations of the Community Leader. The Community Officers make decisions by majority vote on all high level matters concerning the community and its current and future operations. A Community Officer represents and acts as the Community Leader whenever the Community Leader is not present.

Eligibility

Any member of the community is encouraged to apply for the position of Community Officer. Their application will be reviewed by the other Community Officers and Community Leader, who will decide on whether they are accepted into the role. All officers are expected to have excellent leadership skills and a strong level of dedication to the community of Templar.

Community Veteran

Templar recognizes and honors the loyal members who have continuously contributed to the success of the community. Many community veterans have held leadership positions in the past with Templar, continued to be a member of Templar for over three years, played in several different games under the Templar banner, or even were original founding members of the gaming community.

Eligibility

This rank is awarded to long-term members for their time and dedication to the Templar gaming community.

Community Member

The gaming community recognizes the rights of all members. Templar also recognizes the rights of members to vote in all elections opened to regular members. This includes, but is not limited to the election of the officers. The Member rank is awarded to those who have proven that they are an important contribution to the community.

Eligibility

Completed their probationary period and proved to be an important contribution to the community.

Recruit

Recruit is given to every individual who initially joins Templar. (Unless otherwise sanctioned by the Community Leader and Community Officers) Recruits are expected to follow all the same rules as the rest of the members, but are considered to be in a state of probation which typically lasts 90 days. This period is for the community to observe and see if the individual has proven to be an important contribution to the Community. Since this period is probationary and often given to individuals who have just joined the community, the leadership understands that Templar can be considered overwhelming and therefore the rules are not as strongly enforced but, if you show that you are hazardous to the community, you will be removed without any reason given.

Eligibility

Must be over the age of 18 unless a family member is currently in the community and is over the age of 21, and must complete the application process for Templar.