Use of Blah Boards (message boards)
- Think before you post, if you are
upset make sure to take some time to calm down before you
- Be careful with sarcasm, when
someone reads your post keep in mind they can not see the look
on your face or hear the tone of your voice.
- Do not cross post. Post
only once, in the most appropriate forum.
- No personal attacks or
flaming. Be respectful of fellow players both in and out of
- Make sure to stay active in the
forums, trips and many ideas are discussed there. The forum
community is an important part of maintaining a happy and
Appropriate Use of Klan Blah (alliance chat, /as or guild chat /gu)
- Due to the Alliance between
Shadowklan and the Dvergar it is important to utilize the
alliance chat instead of the guild chat. Make sure to set a tab
for it and changing the color of the text to something unique is
recommended. Shadowklan alliance chat
is used differently from other guilds, so be sure to read the
following guidelines carefully. Also remember that Shadowklan
alliance chat must be kept in character at all times.
- Members abusing klan chat may be temporarily muted (lose
DO NOT do the following things on alliance chat:
- Do not use ALL CAPS
on guild chat. All-caps on guild chat is reserved for Nobs and
leaders of large raids, and even then only for important
announcements or emergencies.
- Do not discuss
anything out of character (OOC) over guild chat, such as realm
points, item stats, specialization points, experience points,
amount of damage done, and the like. Even if you are using kobo
blah, discussion that is OOC in content is forbidden in all
channels except /send. Take all OOC discussions to /send
or the message boards.
Here is what you SHOULD
use alliance chat for:
- Greeting the Klan.
Say "Ug" when you log on, and "Gug'yu" when
you log off.
- Greeting new Kobolds or Dvergar.
Say "Hoowah" and "Ug" to new members who just
- Cheering. Cheer for
people being promoted or for other happy news.
- Friendly banter with
others in the Clan who are not in your area or group. However,
don't get into an argument on guild chat.
- Occasional questions.
Try asking in /send first, but if the people you're asking
in /send can't seem to answer, you may ask on /gu.
Remember however that you can't ask OOC questions on /gu,
such as questions about points or stats.
in-character achievements such as attaining a level or being able
to craft a new type of material. Note that realm points are not
announcements. If anyone is welcome to join a group or raid that
is forming to go hunt, broadcast the announcement on /as.
Be specific. Tell where you are going, and who they should contact
if they want to come along.
- Chat or Battle group
announcements. Leaders of large trip chat groups may periodically
announce that people should contact them to be added to the chat
announcements, such as announcing that you are in Jordheim ready
to make equipment. Crafters should also make sure to use /setwho
trade while they are actively crafting, so that everyone can
see them in the /gc who listing.
Appropriate Use of group chat
- Must remain in character at all
times even in a mixed (non alliance) group situation.
- It is ok to drag and drop items to the group chat window to
display item stats to find them a new home. This is not allowed
in guild or alliance chat.
If you are having difficulty communicating in character with
fellow allies or non-allies make sure to use /send if you need to