Welcome to the Guilds!
This is a place where you can chat, find a Guild to join or even make your own!
UPDATES ARE IN TEAL
Base Guild Rules are as follows:
- All Guilds can have a Guild Fund which the designated leader is responsible for
- Active for guild membership is set at a baseline of posting in the guild at least every two weeks. Guilds may optionally remove members without warning if they become inactive.
- If a Guild is not active for the same amount of time, or has less than 5 members (including yourself) it may be removed
- Guild leaders can be impeached by popular vote
- You may only be in one guild at a time
Q: So what's a Guild anyway?
A guild is a group run by users just like you. It is a space to discuss, play games, post graphics etc with like minded people. It is a "safe space" for those to interact with other members and as such things that are guild/member related should be contained in that guild without negatively affecting outside users.
Q: Is there a membership limit?
A guild is 30 members plus a designated leader and two optional co-leaders. Guilds with sub-forums get additional 20 members (so up to 50) + extra goodies (included emblem + your own Guild moderators!). See the Guild Shop for more.
Q: What can my Guild be about?
Anything, within reason. We do not tolerate any form of hate speech, lewd behavior or glorification of toxicity, so your Guild cannot promote that and will be removed accordingly if it is found.
Q: Can I just "start" a Guild?
Gather 4 more supporters, a name, a guild manifesto and designation and you are off. Please send me a DM when your Guild has been set up . Supporters must post after your manifesto is complete. Only one thread per Guild unless the Guild has a sub-forum.
Q: What is a Guild manifesto?
It's your introduction post where you list out what your Guild is about, rules, leaders, members and more! Get creative with it.
Q: What about Guild Aesthetics?
Guilds have several add-ons available for purchase in the guild such as an emblem, custom username gradient and guild badges. They are pricey and that is covered in the following few Q&As. All of these things are only available to members and stay with the guild whether you are joining or leaving and regardless of any donations these purchases where made with.
Q: What's a Guild Fund?
Pooled akorns in short. The Guild Fund can be contributed to by anyone, and akorns will be transferred directly to the leader. The leader is responsible to the guild for this and the method of tracking the funds should be a community decision.
Q: Why do guilds need a Guild Fund?
Guilds have their own section in the Akorn Shop called the Guild Shop that only guild leaders can purchase from. Here there are extras like a guild emblem, sub-forum, a custom guild username gradient for all members of your guild as well as custom guild animated badges (up to 2). Items are meant to be community purchases for the benefit of the Guild and are priced as such. In short, guilds will need some pooled funds to afford these.
Q: How do I donate to the Guild Fund?
Transfer akorns directly to your designated leader. It's highly recommended to use "guild" as your reason. This will make it easier for your leader to track.
Q: What is a Guild designation?
Under your user avatar, you'll see a list of personal details. Once your membership has been communicated to tech staff, your Guild will be displayed here as a link that goes your Guild thread. Guild Leaders, please note guild designations must be a max of 18 characters. Please communicate any changes in designation to tech staff.
Q: What kind of rules can I make?
Beyond the base rules listed above, every guild has the right to make rules within reason, parameters for acceptance and removal.
Q: What can I post in the guild?
Guild posts follow all the rules of the forum plus whatever ones the guild may make. Guilds are a bit more "loose" than other spaces on AKP because guilds are meant to be fun and foster trust and cooperation. Guilds with sub-forum are even allowed their own moderators that will oversee most moderation duties (DM them). Please report any majorly inappropriate posts though through normal means.
REQUIRED READING: Guild Moderation and Rules
Any additional questions can be asked here and may be posted in the FAQ.
Rules are subject to change.