Friendship- The Knight Wardens Gaming Community is a vibrant gaming community based on Christian principles and the bonds of friendship between our members. If you told me the most fun you have ever had playing a video game, I would bet that it involved playing with close friends. Community is important in gaming. It gives your gaming experience purpose and direction. The members of this community will be devoted to friendship, both in the deepening of current friendships and discovering new friends. We are in this together. What we accomplish, we will accomplish together.
True friendship isn't simply virtual. We strongly believe that in order for us to truly be friends, we must know a little bit about each other. You are not permitted to stalk others in the community, but you are encouraged to be friends with them beyond the boundaries of a video game.
Morality- The Knight Wardens Gaming Community maintains a high standard of moral conduct. Therefore, members of KWC will be morally respectable. Morality isn't just about avoiding things that are wrong. It is about embracing what is right. One of the staples of KWC is the kind, generous, and respectful attitudes of our Community members. In becoming a member of this Community, you are required to act in a way that is morally reputable and contribute to our friendly atmosphere.
You may not use or type vulgar, sexual, or offensive language in Community chat, voice chat, or in the Community forums. You also may not post, link, or embed vulgar or offensive materials in the forums. This is a family-friendly Community. Please keep all content and language family appropriate. The Community leadership has been instructed to be intentional about maintaining a safe environment for everyone in our Community.
To put it bluntly: If you are looking for a place to use every type of vulgar, sexual, and obscene language under the sun, this isn't the Community for you. However, if you are looking for the most positive and encouraging gaming community the Knight Wardens Gaming Community is the Community for you! We believe that this principle is crucial for maintaining a positive atmosphere in the Community and in the various games we have a presence in.
Respect- If you have been in a Community before, you have likely experienced what happens when people have a lack of respect for others. Our Community will not survive or be successful without respectful members. If you are to become a member of Knight Wardens Gaming Community, you will be expected to show caring respect for your Community mates and the Community leadership.
When a member in the Community becomes disrespectful, offensive, vulgar, abusive, or insulting to another Community member, the Community leadership will take decisive action to solve the issue, even if it means removing someone from the Community. Please treat others the way that you desire to be treated! This also applies to the way you treat non-Community members in the game.
Community- All members are highly encouraged to regularly check and post on our forums. The success of our Community will be directly linked with how much each Community member contributes. The simplest way to contribute to the Community is by sharing your thoughts on the Community forums, TeamSpeak, and in Community chat. You can also help Community mates in the game with questing, crafting, or class advice. A few members might decide to contribute in a leadership role. Either way, contribution is vital for members of the Community.
The Knight Wardens Gaming Community is not a Community for spectators. Check the forums and post new threads. Share your thoughts. Interact with your Community mates in Community chat and TeamSpeak. We aren't looking for people who stand on the sidelines. This doesn't mean that introverted personalities won't feel comfortable in our Community, it simply means that the more active Community members we have in KWC, the more enjoyable our supported game titles will be for all of us.
The Squire is a brand new applicant approved to join our community. Once their three-week trial period is up they are then promoted to Knight provided they are active members of the community. During this initial 3 weeks it is very import that this individual is an active member of the community so members get a chance to know them and they us.
The Knight has been an active participant in the community for at least 3 weeks and spotless discipline record. They show a willingness to help the community and are strong examples of what our principles stand for.The Knight is a veteran member which makes up the backbone of this community.
The Paladin is the first step in the officer corps and is the go between rank and file membership and the Officer Corp. This individual inspires confidence in others, encourages them to succeed at all times, and listens to the members under his/her command. The Paladin needs to be able to train the various game division members, administer tasks such promotions and awards in companies, recruiting, serve as temporary field commanders, and help recruit cadets to the community to fill out our rosters. This Rank is considered part of the Council of Officers.
[HPL] High Paladin: The High Paladin is an Executive Officer and assistant to the Knight Commander and his/her job is to advise the Commander and be a sounding board, or "angel's advocate," to all decisions that are made through the unit. The High Paladin's official duty is to oversee the various game divisions they are responsible for. This includes Diplomatic, Administrative and Leadership tasks in detail. The High Pladin is to also help promote and recruit for the community as well as appoint as many Paladins necessary to help see these efforts through. This rank is considered part of the Council of Officers.
[KTCOM] Knight Commander:
The "Commander" is the leader of the Knight Wardens Gaming Community. The Knight Commanders job is to protect the unit’s integrity. The "Boss" is here to listen and assist the unit as needed to maintain the flow of unit business. The responsibilities of the High Paladin are mirrored here as well in regards to game division oversight and community promotion. This Rank is considered part of the Council Leadership Group and Head of the Community.
Basic unit decisions will be made by the Commander and other officers (job descriptions, duties of officers, criteria for advancement, etc).
Community decisions (procedures, policies, etc.) will be decided by the Commander and governing Council. High Paladins and Paladins will help to guide and oversea these decisions.
The Legionnaire is the epitome of what it means to be a member of the Knight Wardens Gaming Community and live by our motto "Ductus Exemplo," live by example. Members of this rank are given it permanently and if stepping down from a higher position will retain this rank. This rank is bestowed by consensus of the Officers and nominations can come from any member of the community. Suggestions for nomination though can be forwarded to any Officer for consideration.
The Ambassador rank is here representing the vested interest of their community and is considered a trusted source of information and friend to this community. They are representing thier community in any potential working relationship to alliance that we have in the various games we play. They are held to the same standard as our regular member is as long as they are "Guests" to our community.
The Knight Wardens Community is a fellowship of like-minded gamers who endeavor to build a true community of friends and fellowship based on Christian principles who are not segregated by game choices, skill levels, or ranks.
I. Code of Conduct in order to maintain an amicable relationship with all gamers, all KWC members must avoid these behaviors:
-Stalking, harassment, trolling
-All forms of disrespect
-Profanity and vulgarity (including course humor, either written, voip or depicted)
-Violations of TeamSpeak etiquette (Our TS or In Game voip server)
Code of Conduct Violations
This article describes what actions can be taken by whom when a code of conduct violation occurs by any member or non-member. This article applies to any other event deemed serious by the senior officer witnessing the event. This article is split into two sections.The first grants temporary authority to the Officer who witnessed the event in question. The second grants authority to a Council, consisting of all Officers, to make a permanent decision on the event in question.
Section A - Temporary Authority
The Officer witnessing the event in question is granted authority to take any appropriate action necessary to restore the situation. Such action is temporary and will remain in effect until the Officer Group (Council) meets to determine a permanent resolution. It is up to Officer’s discretion to determine when a particular event is deemed serious.
Section B - Permanent Resolution
After a Code of Conduct violation occurs and an Officer has taken temporary action, the witnessing Officer must contact the other Council Members. The Council must meet as soon as reasonably possible to a make permanent decision on the event. The accused may be invited to attend depending upon seriousness of violation. The meeting is highly encouraged to take place over some form of real-time communication such as Teamspeak. While email messaging may be used to discuss the event and schedule meeting times, the council is prohibited from making a final decision solely on this form of communication. Once a decision is made, the verdict can be delivered by email if the accused is not present. Decisions by the Council shall be determined by a simple majority of attending Officers.
II. Activity Policy
Without shared experiences, there is no chance for kinship. With that understanding, and in the interest of maintaining a vibrant gaming community we try to maintain an active membership base. We encourage all members to participate when they can and how often they can when time permits, but to maintain a strong tight knit community we have to maintain some basic guidelines. All members are expected to interact with us by some means (Website,Discord or Game Involvement in a meaningful way)
In addtion new applicants joining us need to participate in our Website and Discord as much as possible during their trial period (3 weeks or so depending upon activity). This will gage to see if we are a good fit for them and they us.
Note that our expectation is that if you are playing a game that the Knight Wardens are sponsoring that you will be playing with the Knight Wardens and not some other group.