Last updated 03/04/2012
.:General Clan Rules: Activity:.
The Angels of Fire Jedi Order understands more than most other clans that the drama/problems/etc of Real Life can often get in the way of gaming.
However, that being said, we are a Jedi Order, and you agreed to be active on the Jedi Academy Server when you accepted your tags, however long or short ago that may be.
Therefore, taking both of those into consideration, the new activity requirements are as such:
- All members, from the youngest hopeful, to the most grizzled council member, will be subject to a minimum of 3 hours of playtime on the Angels of Fire Jedi Academy server(s) within any given week, unless they are physically not able to access the computer, or have been restricted in other ways (Parents, Overload of homework, Overtime at job, being called into work, etc).
- All members, from the youngest hopeful, to the most grizzled council member, will be required to post on the forums and contribute to conversations relating to the Order. This does not include SPAM posts, if and when that section is brought back. If you really find it excruciatingly painful to post something of substance, like for example "Hey, I noticed that some of you guys have problems fighting Yellow, have you ever tried <insert strategy here>", then post a biography of a little known Jedi or Sith from the Expanded Universe. We have a "Biography of a Jedi" section in the Members Only area. No longer will the SPAM section serve as a shield for people to claim that they are active.
- Hopefuls and Initiates will be given the right to an Extended Away status for RL situations ONLY. The Extended Away was always reserved for the rank of Padawan and above, and that is how it shall remain. Hopefuls have 1 month of unannounced AFK before they are up for removal, Initiates have 2, and Padawans have 3. Padawans who go on extended away may remain there for up to One Year before they can be considered for removal. Jedi Knights and above who have obtained their rank via the Jedi Trials cannot be removed from the order for inactivity, but they can be auto-retired and lose clan priveledges, depending on the circumstance.
- Padawans who are unable to get onto the server, but can still access the forums, may be required by their masters to undergo written training in leu of physical training, via the forums.
I have been asked recently by a few members where AoF should stand. As a role-playing order, or as a "Pro" clan with "refined tastes".
The Angels of Fire has always been a Jedi Order, just not in the sense of some orders like The Elders. AoF has always had a unique blend of Role Playing and just plain "Playing the game".
The Jedi Collective met on this issue in 2010, and agreed to stick to our traditions.
As such, we do allow a bit of leniency when it comes to behavior, because I like to joke around as much as the next Half-Demon-Twi'lek-Human-Mage-Combo Thing, but we need to moderate ourselves.
I'd like to quote Master Anca'lime on this:
I think that almost sums it up, but use your common sense. Sexual/Ethnic/Racial/Religious and otherwise "Crude" remarks will not be allowed in Public or Clan Chat. This goes for myself, ID, and Phant, as well as everyone else. If you see a remark and want to throw out a "That's what she said", then abbreivate it as TWSS and just leave it alone. Don't harp on it, don't tell us about the night you got smeared with Tapioca and..... yeah. Just leave it at that. Try to keep your "Wtf" "FU" "kma" and other abbreviations of that nature to an absolute minimum. Make it funny, like I do sometimes at work (All my calls are monitored, so I can't swear) instead, I say things like "What the Coconut?" to get the customer's resistance level down and make them laugh. You'll find that works here too. I'd rather see "What the Inu?" instead of "Wtf?"Anca wrote:BEHAVIOR
This shouldn't have to even be commented on. Members, from the newest Hopeful to the longest serving Council members, should be polite and respectful to all who enter the server, even if that is not returned in kind.
Members who return violence and/or hurtful words with more violence and/or hurtful words are just as guilty as the one who started it. Sink to that level and you will find yourself punished as well as the person who started the whole thing.
Suffice it to say, there will be much trouble if it is discovered that AoF members are initiating fights, discriminating against guests(such as calling a new person a "n00b"), swearing, etc etc.
At the big meeting about a month or so ago, you all said you wanted more discipline. Expect to recieve it. No one, and I do mean no one, is exempt from the rules. Again, from the newest Hopeful to the longest serving council member, all will be subject to the laws of our Order.
This, of course, applies to guests as well.
Carry yourselves as Jedi AT ALL TIMES!
We're a Jedi Order folks. Sorry. I know that to some of you this may come as heartbreaking news, hoping that I'd wake up in the morning and just say "Ok, we'll try this No rules thing", but it just can't happen. We'll be a bit more lenient, but the rules are the rules. However, I can promise that changes are on the way to incorporate some of the more "radical" ideas in ways that will work for AoF. Dark Jedi? Maybe. Probably not, but Maybe.
Like it or not, if you joined this order, you're stuck with whoever else decides to apply as well. You don't have to love eachother, but you do have to like eachother and act as comrades rather than enemies.
The issues of Respect are hard to address, because to each person the word "Respect" means a different thing. Let me give you the "AoF Approved" defenition of Respect:
Respect: The ability to understand your fellow clan member's right to make their own choices in life, JA, or whatever other venues. No matter what race/gender/sexual orientation/religion/etc. Respect: The ability to put aside your differences and work as a team. Respect: Treating others the way you would want to be treated yourself. Respect: Allowing others to experience a Safe and Friendly gaming environment.
There should be no argument on the above statement, as it does not create a situation in which you are "bound and gagged" and turned into a mindless drone.
I'm asking everyone, regardless of age, to be an adult while in AoF. Don't take this and run up to someone and say "Per the Respect policy, you have to call me Daddy. It makes me feel safe." No. Use your head and your heart.
Everything else is fine. Addressing by title, not a problem, most people are using that. Other stuff, just use your head/heart.
.:Code of Honor:.
The Angels of Fire Jedi Order have always had a long-standing tradition and policy in regards to how we train our members in the way of the Saber and Force as compared to other groups/clans/communities within JKA.
Due to recent issues (as of 03/04/2012), it is now necessary to put that policy into writing.
The Angels of Fire Jedi Order forbids its members from using the following techniques, maneuvers, or "aides":
- Scripting, or the use of third-party programs that enhance, automate, or otherwise alter a player's skills.
- "Ghost"-Modified Skins/Hilts
- Any other technique, maneuver, or "aide" that is deemed unethical or dishonorable by The Jedi Council.
- Using the JA+ special maneuvers, such as the "Leap Frog" or "Tornado" maneuver during duels.