Essence of Aggression is an adult, multi-gaming community dedicated to conquering and draining every last pixel of content from major online PC games. It has been our passion for an excess of 12 years to create an environment where enthusiasm, humor, camaraderie and relentless determination can thrive in the virtual worlds we inhabit during our spare time. In order to accomplish this goal as efficiently and thoroughly as possible, the following charter provides our core principles.
Requirements and Guiding Characteristics of an Essence of Aggression Member
To be 18 or older and mature. Essence of Aggression members range from 18 years old to well past 60.
To be respectful of all guild members, irrespective of background, creed, age or gender.
To be happy to utilize voice chat in guild interactions if required. Possession of a functional headset is mandatory.
To support the health of the guild, wider gaming community, and primary MMO.
Duties of Essence of Aggression Officers
Recognizing that wearing the EoA Officer tag equates to fair representation of all members, Officers make the following commitment to the corps:
We will listen to all member opinions in the process of drafting decisions, but will not promise to agree with any one position. We will preserve this organization as needed for the benefit of all.
We will provide you with a drama-free, social and progressive environment from which to enjoy every aspect of the game.
We will be mindful of people's time, not waste it. We also recognize that life has a habit of intervening with plans.
We will execute the Charter's edicts and guild policies fairly, and not be driven by cliques or politics within, or outside, our circle.
We promise to help you be all that you can be in the game.
We will engage in our assigned duties to the best of our ability. We will request grace when life interferes, but promise to remove ourselves from Officer Commitments should our situation prevent us from executing these duties.
There are two ways to gain membership: Standard Application or Sponsorship
Both pathways to membership require a formal website application, but applicants sponsored by existing members in good standing may be evaluated for a shorter trial period.
All prospective members are subject to a 14 day trial period, during which an applicant's compatibility with EoA's culture will be determined.
Applicants in the trial period are not eligible for withdrawals of epic/raid acquired materials from the guild bank without prior officer vote.
Full Membership will be granted after the trial period has passed. Members in good standing are welcome to put in their thoughts on any particular applicant.
Donations, Servers, and Membership
As with any medium-large organization, financial costs of operation are unavoidable. At present time, Essence of Aggression maintains a guild website and a TeamSpeak 3 voice-chat server.
Donations to guild endeavors are entirely voluntary. As they are set up, no Officer can personally profit from donated funds. That being said, it is often the smallest donation of an arbitrary member which pushes a particular service of the guild back "into the black," so to speak. We are thankful for all our members who share the burden and allow us to keep EoA functional and fun for our members.
Please keep in mind that donations, while appreciated, do not entitle you to ownership of a service.