We generally like to have a PM so we can post your character names on our private message board and collect feedback from members. Getting positive feedback from members is a good way to speed up the process. If one of the members knows you very well, this will usually speed up the process considerably. Otherwise its your responsibility to show your interest. Ultimately Sabregirl is the deciderer. She has been known to be overly cautious, so its very important that you specifically party with her and let her get to know you well.
Being in other guilds is ok with us, but if you are it will be up to you to make it known that you also want membership in our guild in that case. We generally don't actively recruit other guilds' members, unless they are long standing friends already. We do like friends of our members to be guilded with us. Not only for ease of run communication, but also for guiding the direction of the guild. Non members, even though they may be friends, get absolutely no consideration in shaping our guild roster. If you want to be apart of the direction of our guild, you need to have at least one character guilded with us.
As always we want you to have a good reputation with the playerbase and the DM staff. The guild leader is both of lawful good alignment and is a DM. Something to think about .
I would like to thank you once again in opening your arms out to me and offering a place by your side.
It is an indeed an honor to be asked to join a group of people that one has a respect for. In my mind it is an affirmation that I am noticed and that I go about my business in the right ways.
Although it was a very tempting offer to join, I know with all certainty at the moment it isnt the right time for me to be in any guild.
Suffice it to say that I just have too much baggage that I am carrying that I just cant put down yet. I feel that I still have to work out some internal issues before I can be a healthy and productive member of any group.
I hope that my decision does not detract from the relationships I am slowly building here.
We have lots of friends who have been with us for years who just aren't interested in guilds in general for various reasons. For those people, generally, we like to say that the invitation to join is open on their terms. Our guild bond and desire to help each other is based on mutual respect, not on a contrived idea about "being part of the group". So, little changes other than we are not formally commited to non members in terms of listening to their advice on member selection and other formal aspects of guild membership. It is more difficult to organize non guildies for runs, but that does not affect the way we treat them. Our only requirements of membership are that you maintain our high standards of play and that you participate on our forums in various ways. We are a fairly "hands off" guild in terms of when, with whom, and where you want to play. We also like to communicate through PM's in these sorts of manners. But, thanks for the reply .