General guidelines at any stage of any level are to be kind to your fellow group mates, help where you can, and have fun.
Now that youve gone through the recruiting process and become part of the WoW Mannoroth family youre likely wondering what is expected of an SSX member. This group runs almost entirely off of its membership. All decisions and discussions are voted on during weekly Saturday afternoons. Aside from playing the game with everyone, these meetings are one of the most important things you can come to. They determine the fate of all new recruits, make changes to the way we handle things etc. While not required to be a member, it is highly recommended to attend as many of these meetings as you are able to, and active attendance is one requirement to being considered fully active and being placed into Veteran status. The other requirement for Active/Veteran status is to participate in forum discussions so you can be up to date on guild happenings. You may be thinking youre participating now by reading this post, however it wont be seen if you dont post or reply yourself once in a while, thats the only manner we have to see who is reading these and participating. These forums are where all events we schedule will be posted when they are decided on, and the only place it will be posted. They are also where many meeting topics start and develop to make the meetings go by a lot faster. The third and final portion of obtaining veteran status by your name is to take part in events in the game. This has a lot of areas and some arent available to everyone yet due to levels, etc. Just participate in what you can and join in on the general guild/vent chit-chat, start a group doing something you can do if there are others in the same shoes.
So, youre participating in the game and having fun with everyone, you have veteran status, is there anything else you should be doing? The answer is most definitely. There is always a lot of work to be done to keep the group running smoothly and chances are there is something around to do. When you can, see what the current targets are and what you can do to help. This is above the standard helping guildies that is expected of every single ssx member though, this delves into helping your officers too. This may be organizing the raids one night, helping rally people to help collect items needed for a raid, or telling two people fighting in gchat or vent to take it offline and letting an officer know what happened. Take a look around and just do what you can. Each person doing these things helps ensure we dont end up with a select group taking on the world of problems and ending up so stressed they quit the game entirely. Dont think its that stressful? Ask Magdalena for the guild stress test, see how it goes.
Youve gone through it all and have now taken on the responsibilities of an officer, are you crazy? Well, youve likely just taken in a lot more than you realized but heres the basics
Youre expected to be a leader in the group, help organize events, lead the meetings, lead raids, keep up current information on the forums. If you havent already done so, your name should be added to the forum moderators. Also youre expected to moderate inner guild issues and concerns that may arise. All in all, keep the group a fun environment people enjoy being part of and keep everything running.
Fair warning to all, this can become a very stressful position. You may find it necessary from time to time to step down for a little bit and take a break from these responsibilities, there wont be many out there that dont understand this, trust me