Elderblade was founded during the beta-testing for ESO. Since the beginning, the goal of Elderblade has been to establish itself as the Aldmeri Dominion's premiere medium-core guild.
A medium-core guild is a cohesive blend of casual and hardcore gamers. Our membership exemplifies this blend, and our policies are always based on a desire to have fun while progressing through the game's most difficult content.
Elderblade has a simple management structure that does not involve the use of a Guild Master. This is to ensure that no one person has complete control over the guild's membership, and to encourage the promotion and recognition of new officers and their ideas as the game evolves.
The Elder Council is comprised of three officers who are responsible for the guild's executive decisions. They are expected to run Guild Events on a regular basis. Elder Council members typically serve a term of four months, though these terms can be extended. No Council member has authority over any other Council member.
Officers of Elderblade are considered elite members of the Guild and comprise 5% - 10% of the Guild's overall membership. Any Officer is eligable to serve on the Elder Council when terms expire. They are expected to run Guild Events on a regular basis and / or contribute to the overall health of the Guild through recruitment and training. While Officers are assigned to either PvE or PvP, any Officer can run an event for either type of content should the need arise.
Full Members of Elderblade are treated equally. However, Members who demonstrate their competence can be called upon by an Officer to host Guild Events should the need arise. Members who demonstrate their ability to coordinate groups and manage events will be offered positions as Officers, so long as the number of Officers does not surpass 10% of the Guild's overall membership.
Recruits are new members in the guild. There is no set amount of time after which a recruit will be promoted. Promotion to Full Member is based on participation and integration with the Guild. Any Officer can promote any Recruit at any time.
Encouraging the best performance out of your teammates is expected of members of Elderblade. However, degrading, demeaning and non-constructive comments on the performance of your peers will not be tolerated.
Members of Elderblade are exposed to the game's most difficult content in order to improve as players. Rage quitting groups during difficult encounters is unacceptable and will be met with a zero-tolerance response. Report any rage quits to an Officer immediately. If you must leave a group during a run, simply give your peers fore-warning.
Elderblade's membership contains elite players from all classes. These members have demonstrated their competence in group content and are called upon to participate in the Guild's weekly Progression Raids. Progression Raiders are expected to meet certain benchmarks that are not incumbent on the Guild's general membership, including acceptable DPS parses, appropriate gear and skills, a working mic, etc. Participation in Progression Raids is based on merit - merely signing up for a Progression Raid never guarantees someone a spot.
Elderblade's Raid Leaders are encouraged, though not mandated, to use a Benchwarming Policy. This means that if a qualified person is forced to sit out for a Trial Run or a Progression Raid, the Raid Leader will do their best to ensure that person does not sit out for the next run or event.
Rotation of Events
Elderblade's management is committed to providing the Guild's members with fun and rewarding in-game events. However, we recognize that our members have various family and work schedules that sometimes prevents them from playing on certain days. In order to best accomodate the widest number of members, Elderblade's weekly events, including Progression Raids and Training Events, are held on different days of the week for each month. This means that if you cannot make a certain event because it is held on Sundays, you will have a chance to attend the following month because that event will be held on a different day of the week.
Our Guild is sponsored by Gamevox. We use this voice chat for all group content. You will be asked to jump into vox if you decide to join a Dungeon or Trial run. Microphones are only required for Progression Raids. You can download gamevox at www.gamevox.com and add server "Elderblade"
Elderblade does not have a Recruitment Officer. All members of Elderblade are expected to fill this role. If you know a player who is interested in becoming a member of our team, it is your responsibility to alert an Officer. All Officers are equally responsible for recruiting members and managing the Guild Roster.