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|Guild name||Varangian Guard|
|Website||  forum = http://varangianguard.com/AoC/index.php
|Timezone|| Global (US, Europe and Asia)
|Server Type|| Deathwisper (PvP)
The Varangian Guard served as the elite bodyguards of the Byzantine Emperors, from the late 10th Century till the sacking of Constantinople in the 13th Century at the hands of the 4th Crusade. Their name derives from the Old Norse word for 'oath', and they kept these oaths unto death. Comprised primarily of Northmen, hailing in large part from the lands of Scandanavia and the Rus, they were prized by the Eastern Emperors for their fierce loyalty, as well as their indifference to the swirling machinations of Byzantine politics. They performed the most lethal and sensitive of tasks, dealing with both external military threats and internal intrigues. The Varangian were foes to be treated with fear and respect.
These are our chosen namesake. Like the historical Varangian Guard, we value loyalty and trust above all else. A gaming community should feel like a family; time spent online should be time spent with good friends, all contributing to the collective efforts of the clan. Brothers and Sisters-in-Arms.
But this is not just some warm and comfortable group; this is a competitive and driven bunch. Our previous efforts have resulted in great successes. We have tremendous confidence and expectations heading into Age of Conan. After having drank from the big cup, having sat at the head of the table, we strive to reach even greater heights in this new endeavor. The lessons we have learned over the years in our various MMORPGS have gained us valuable experience in dealing with a multitude of personalities. All sorts can safely call this home, content in the knowledge that here they can expect comraderie, fairness, good fun, and victory in this, their chosen recreation.
If something is worth doing, its worth doing well. If a game is worth playing, its worth winning.
Forum Rules (Taken from the Official VG Forums)Edit
The Conclave of the Varangian Guard have imposed the following posting regulations for these forums:
Please do not use these forums for personal disputes, heated debates, flame wars etc. You are expected to treat each other with respect in the forums and take any personal disputes to a private mode of discussion off the forums. If you should find that your discussion is becoming too heated or someone is becoming far too passionate about their argument, please take the discussion to private message or email.
Personal topics are threads that, whilst posted in public forum, are intended for a discussion between only a few members. These kinds of topics are frowned on and will be locked/removed as soon as they are discovered. Public posts should be open and inviting to all members. Personal discussions among a select group of users should take place in private message.
RESPECT OTHER USERS
Sometimes people can write something that you may find offensive. The use of Racial, Religous and Political type posts should always be avoided and are NOT allowed. Before launching into a public condemnation though, please consider that the person may not have intended to cause offence. It is very easy to misinterpret a post on forums. There is absolutely no need to resort to insults. Respect others' views even if you disagree with them. Again take these issuses to private message or email.
Advertising for the sake of advertising is not allowed. Posts of this kind will be locked/deleted.
What is a troll? It's a person who posts something which is bound to stir people up and then sits back and watches as dozens of people jump in and start arguing. Sometimes trolls get their friends to join in or post under different names. Generally they will do anything it takes to get attention. If you see a message like this, please try and refrain from replying to it - it may well be locked/deleted anyway.
Trolling is further considered one of two things. Either continual running a topic into the ground incessantly, or dragging up old arguments against a specific user/group/ect. long after they're appropriate discussion and targeting them specifically in arguments needlessly. Trolling is the first step towards outright harassment of other members. This is the single biggest no-no in the community. Letting every argument drop isn't always a possibility, but learning when to let things go is a valuable tool, and not just in this community.
Spam is a blight upon the face of the net. Nobody likes it. However, it is hard to avoid. Despite our best efforts, you will very occasionally see spam on the forums. Complaining about spam in public increases noise, but not signal. It may make you feel better, but it doesn't help. PM a moderator and they will review it for removal. Repetitive posts by one user, or posting a new thread when one is already easily accessible can be considered spam. It's hard enough to let community members easily track this forum as days go on, they don't need to wade through two dozen threads about the same thing every day. Try searching first.
DO NOT FLAME
No personal attacks. If you feel the need to flame someone, please do it in private e-mail. Do not feel compelled to defend your honor in public. Flaming, in the most common sense definition, is saying something negative in an attempt to get a more negative response. This is completely and totally unacceptable. It will not be tolerated, and in most cases will be punished severely. Never resort to personal insults, never extend a debate beyond the topic on hand needlessly, and try to avoid patronizing language.
Be courteous and as always have fun!
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