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HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THE SILVER DAGGERS
  • Guidelines for Guild membership

    1. You must play well with others and be in the game to have fun in a teamwork environment.
    2. Be at least 18 yrs old in real-life and fully fill out the Membership Application. (See the membership application for information on waivers if you are under 18)

    The Process

    • The Daggers are committed to having a mature and fun family of guildmates who can trust and rely on each other. To ensure and safeguard this, the procedure for becoming a Dagger is neither quick or taken lightly. It is our hope that this process, while not egregious or difficult, is enough to both show the high level of commitment we show to our guildmates and our guild culture as well as weed out those who aren't committed enough to be patient

      If you want to be a Dagger, the process is easy and straightforward. If you just want "a guild" then the process will seem daunting -- by design.

    • A word about Sponsorship: Sponsors vouch for the Applicant and take an amount responsibility for them. They're also the Applicant's advocate with the guild leadership.

      Talk to and get to know the Daggers. If you impress the Daggers you kno wyou may find yourself a sponsor before you apply. A Sponsor is required for the application to be given full consideration. (On rare ocassion we will accept an application without a Sponsor if there are special circumstansis.)

    The Steps

    1. Applicant fills out the application form completely and (most importantly) honestly. For your own sanity SAVE a copy of your answers just in case your browser eats the form, your 'net dies, the e-mail gets lost and you need to resubmit, etc.

      The application contains a field for a Member Sponsor. If a full member of the Daggers has opted to sponsor the Applicant, that name should be supplied, otherwise it should be left blank. (Sponsorship is verified prior to accepting a probationary member. If a Dagger hasn't said "I will sponsor you" then do not put their name in that field. If you have talked with someone about the Daggers, put that in the last section of the Application,"Why do you want to join the Daggers (as opposed to any other guild)?")

    2. The Application is reviewed informally by the Recruitment Officer. This is just a cursory review to ensure enough information was included for the guild officers for review. One of three things will occur:

      • The application will be accepted and posted for review of the guild officers.
      • The Applicant will be asked to either re-submit the application with more information or be asked to clarify some points of the application. This is not anything to be concerned about and no prejudice is attached, sometimes written communication is just a difficult medium.
      • The application will be rejected. If this happens, it will be because it is clear from the application that the ideals of the Applicant and the guild are at serious odds. If you feel this is not the case, please feel free to discuss it with either the recruitment officer or the guild leader -- everybody makes mistakes, even officers.

      NB: If you do not receive an acknowledgement that we have received the application within three days, please e-mail vincent@silverdaggers.net to make sure it was received and he'll poke the Recruitment Officer with a stick.

    3. Once the Application is accepted for consideration the officers to it to determine if the Applicant would make a suitable recruit.

      Please note this may take up to a week (or more in some cases) as each officer must supply a review and with Real-Life work schedules being what they are (and some officers being out of town on occasion) this may take a bit of time -- though we try to keep to the turn-around much tighter.

      The application seems pretty daunting, doesn't it? Historically very few serious applications are rejected. The calibre of prospective member we are looking for is evident from these guidelines and our charter, so many who know they wouldn't be accepted never even submit an application.

      The application proceses takes stock of a variety of things far more than just the distilled and sterile answers to the questions. The more effort you put into the application, the more effort the officers will put in to evaluate it; consequently the less effort you put in, the less effort they will put in.

    4. If an Applicant is approved, they receive an acceptance e-mail and are placed in the "tagging queue" and will be brought into the guild on a probationary basis. Once an Applicant receives their guild tag in-game, their Probationary Member period begins.

      Once brought into the guild, the Sponsorship forum receives a thread regarding that Probationary Member (Probie) and all full members are encouraged to get to know the Probie and post their thoughts and experiences. If unsponsored, a full member may wish to provide Sponsorship for them.

      Please note: Probationary Members must have a minimum of three sponsors when their Probationary Period ends to receive a probationary review. If you do not get to know your guildmates, you won't have the requsite sponsors. (Note: do not ask fellow guildmates to sponsor you while you are a probie, let your actions speak for themselves)

      How long does the Probationary Period last?
      Typically this period is about one month from receiving their guild tag -- depending on the scheduling of guild meetings. This may seem like a long time to be a probationary member, however there are few things restricted from probationary members and during this time more of the guild can get to know the applicant -- this especially serves those applicants who do not have heavy play-schedules -- and more easily gain Sponsorship. (To be honest, most recruits fit in so well and are accepted by the guild members so easily that we forget that so-and-so is still Probationary...)
      How are Probies treated?
      Like family. Respect is the cornerstone of the Dagger Spirit and Dagger philosophy. Daggers are a fun bunch and the like to tease each other from time to time (the guild leader is a favorite target of the Daggers) but Probationary Members are treated as one of our own. The Daggers don't have a strict hierarchy and even the officers and guild leader approach the guild as members first, wearing their "responsibility hats" only when necessary. Probies have no grouping restrictions, item restrictions, and have full voting rights within the guild. Some examples of things that would be restricted from Probationary Members would be those that give license for guild funds and wearing the guild emblem -- the latter is more for something to look forward to, to mark the Applicant's full membership.
      What can probies NOT do?
      • Use guild funds for repairs (however, they are welcome to access the guild treasury)
      • Wear the Guild Tabard (wearing a Guild Tabard while a probie will get you detagged on the spot)
    5. When a Sponsored, In-Good-Standing Probationary Member's probationary period has concluded, they will be formally inducted into the guild at the next guild meeting, granted all the rights and privileges of a Full Member, and forever be part of the Dagger family. (Depending on scheduling, this may take place before the full probationary period would normally elapse.)

  • If an Applicant is approved, they receive an acceptance e-mail and are placed in the "tagging queue" and will be brought into the guild on a probationary basis. Once an Applicant receives their guild tag in-game, their Probationary Member period begins.

    Once brought into the guild, the Sponsorship forum receives a thread regarding that Probationary Member (Probie) and all full members are encouraged to get to know the Probie and post their thoughts and experiences. If unsponsored, a full member may wish to provide Sponsorship for them.

    Please note: Probationary Members must have a minimum of three sponsors when their Probationary Period ends to receive a probationary review. If you do not get to know your guildmates, you won't have the requsite sponsors. (Note: do not ask fellow guildmates to sponsor you while you are a probie, let your actions speak for themselves)

    How long does the Probationary Period last?
    Typically this period is about one month from receiving their guild tag -- depending on the scheduling of guild meetings. This may seem like a long time to be a probationary member, however there are few things restricted from probationary members and during this time more of the guild can get to know the applicant -- this especially serves those applicants who do not have heavy play-schedules -- and more easily gain Sponsorship. (To be honest, most recruits fit in so well and are accepted by the guild members so easily that we forget that so-and-so is still Probationary...)
    How are Probies treated?
    Like family. Respect is the cornerstone of the Dagger Spirit and Dagger philosophy. Daggers are a fun bunch and the like to tease each other from time to time (the guild leader is a favorite target of the Daggers) but Probationary Members are treated as one of our own. The Daggers don't have a strict hierarchy and even the officers and guild leader approach the guild as members first, wearing their "responsibility hats" only when necessary. Probies have no grouping restrictions, item restrictions, and have full voting rights within the guild. Some examples of things that would be restricted from Probationary Members would be those that give license for guild funds and wearing the guild emblem -- the latter is more for something to look forward to, to mark the Applicant's full membership.
    What can probies NOT do?
    • Use guild funds for repairs (however, they are welcome to access the guild treasury)
    • Wear the Guild Tabard (wearing a Guild Tabard while a probie will get you detagged on the spot)
  • "Once a Dagger, Always a Dagger" as the saying goes. The individual chapters tend to welcome full-member Daggers among all chapters without needing the full membership process. Each chapter maintains strong recruiting techniques and thus if another game tugs at a Dagger's desire, they may move to that game and become a member in that chapter.

    Caveat: This is not a blind-transfer, it is a privilege and applies to current full members in good standing. It is done at the discretion of the chapter's officers. Disciplinary history, actions in the guild, or other necessary factors may be considered in a the decision not to accept a transfer from one chapter to another. It is the responsibility of the Officers of each chapter to protect and preserve their chapters and one chapter can not speak for another.

    NOTE: Current, Active Full Members in Good Standing wishing to transfer to the THIS chapter are required to submit an application as any other probie would. If the application is worthy and references check out, they are immediately welcomed as a full member.

  • All active members in good standing, probationary or full members, are invited to vote on guild policy.

  • Any full guild member may, at any time, post a recall poll for any Officer (including the Guild Leader). This privilege (perhaps more correctly called a responsibility) is intended for situations where it is necessary to recall a sitting Officer for cause, in fractions of rules or guildelines, or poor performance and negative impact on the guild's reputation, life-blood, and sprit.

    This confidence vote will be by simple majority of the guild in a reasonable amount of time. This, it goes without saying, may not be responded to by any retaliatory actions by any Officer, lest that Officer themselves face disciplinary action or expulsion from the guild for misuse of authority.

    Note: If a recall poll is posted for malicious, injurous, or other-than-the-most-honorable-intent, the requestee will face a disciplinary hearing among the Officers and may face expulsion from the guild.

  • This application is your introduction to the Clan Officers, make a good first impression.

  • If the application is not filled out completely and honestly, it will not be considered.

  • If you do not take this application seriously, the officers will not take it seriously either.

  • Each application is considered on it's own merrits. Period. Even if you've been a friend of the Clan for eons or have sponsors, friends, or family in the Clan, your application will be evaluated like everyone elses (fair is fair)

  • Take your time filling out the application and take it seriously. The time and effort put into an application can often prove the difference.

  • Never trust the internet! We strongly suggest that you write your responses in a text editor then copy/paste them into the browser to submit. Nothing is more frustrating than submitting an excellent application only to see it disappear into the ether.

  • If you aren't serious about joining the Daggers enough to be patient while your application is reviewed, answer any followup questions that may be asked, and keep up to date on the Dagger forums, save yourself and the guild some effort and don't submit an application. That's not meant to be rude but too many expect to be inducted the same day they apply and that's just not realistic. Each officer reviews each application and this may take several days depending on their Real-Life schedules.

  • Q: Why is this application so long?
    A: We take our membership and collective reputation very seriously. We also invest a lot of effort and a lot of trust in our new members. So it's only natural that we only want serious applicants and that we want (and need) to get a strong sense of the applicant.
    Q: Can I be in other guilds on the same server while a member of this one?
    A: No. Member alts may be tagged with the Daggers or untagged but not members of other guilds. This removes conflicts of interest should there ever be inter-guild problems. (Note: This extends only to guild tags, you can group however you wish)
    Q: So I should answer the questions the way I think you want them answered?
    A: Absolutely not. There's no litmus-test answer. And more to the point, honesty in answers will save both the guild and applicants a lot of time and frustration. If there are potential issues, it's better for both applicant and guild to have then in the open from the begining.
    Q: I'm filling out the application as best I can but it still looks very meager, what should I do?
    A: Consult a Guild Officer and trade a few e-mails if you're unsure (recruitment officer is a good starting point). They're there to help.

  • Player Information

    Player Name:
    Dagger WoW forum Name:
    Contact E-Mail:
    Verify Contact E-Mail:
    Full Member Sponsor (REQUIRED):
    State if you are 18 years of age or older:

    Main Character Information

    Character Name:
    Race:
    Class:
    Craft/Level:
    Alternate Char. Names, Races, & Levels:

    Personality Questionnaire
    What do you enjoy the most about playing World of Warcraft?


    What do you dislike the most in playing World of Warcraft?


    Describe your most memorable experiences in World of Warcraft to date:


    Describe your worst experience in World of Warcraft to date:


    Describe the strengths and roles of your class brings in a typical hunting group:


    What is your overall personal goal in World of Warcraft?


    What do you feel is main function of Clans within World of Warcraft?



    Assuming you are inducted into the Clan, what kinds of things would you expect from your Clan?


    In what ways do you plan on contributing to the Clan and its members?


    Rate the following from 1-4 in order of importance (1 being most important) and explain your final answer.


    Name 3 websites that provide information on how to play your class as well as general game information
    (if applicable)

    Why do you want to join the Daggers (as opposed to any other Clan or Guild)?