The Church of Alvis as a guild is like a family. As such we expect prospective recruits to make an effort to assimilate into our guild culture. There are two primary ways to achieve this goal. First by extensive in game association and involvement. This can be done by active participation in open Alvian events such as Church Picnics. The second method is an active and involved presence on our
Regardless of which primary method of assimilation a recruit takes, we do expect ALL members and recruits to sign up for the forums with a username that matches their main toon’s name. And they are expected to make an introduction thread expressing their desire to be a member of the church with an introduction of themselves. Any recruit failing to do so will not be considered for membership.
During the early days with the church, recruits will be known as Altarsquids and have limited access to guild forums, and guild resources. This is a probationary period that allows not only Church to see if the recruit is a good fit, but also for the recruit to see if the Church is the kind of guild of which they wish to be a member.
New members are expected to be deferential to The Archbishop, Cardinals, and Bishops in matters pertaining to guild management, and show signs of respect to all other members of the Church.
A final note is that our guild culture is one in which teasing is common place and we expect all members to be able to laugh at themselves. However the important aspect all members need to remember is that there is a line which becomes clear over time where teasing goes from fun to cruel, and that is not allowed within our guild culture.