Guild Etiquette is what is expected as the norm from all players no matter what guild you are in or game you play. We have listed these away from our Guild rules as they are not enforcble on their own but if you constantly do not follow Guild Etiquette and don't fit in we will remove you from the Guild. There are many guides online. Simply Google Guild Etiquette and all sorts of pages will come up from raiding and trading etiquette.
Proper etiquette is a more important part of WoW than many people may think. Being polite, typing correctly, and seeming intelligent can work wonders for your game experience (and other people's too!). This guide is intended to increase the amount of fun you have in WoW by improving your etiquette. Enjoy!
“Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.” - Arthur Schopenhauer
Being polite in World of Warcraft is like being polite in real life. If you are considerate and kind, people will return the favor (If not, I feel sorry for them!).
From the Brady Games Second Edition World of Warcraft Master Guide:
"The more polite you are the more often questions are answered. Also, players tend to provide more information when they feel connected to the person asking the question. "Does anyone know if the Mo'Grosh Crystal is a shared drop? :)" will get more attention than "Is Mo'Grosh crystal shared?"
It may seem insignificant, but it is not. It's the same concept as someone saying "Excuse me" instead of "Move". When someone says 'Hi' in Guild Chat it is polite to greet them back. Likewise if someone asks a question if you can answer then try to but if you don't know the answer just say so you don't know.
"If someone is lost in the streets would you help them if they politely asked you or would you ignore them? That is the difference between someone in Guild asking for help for example. You can say Yes or no I dont know if I have time or you can ignore them. If that is you then you really don't need to be in Guild"
If you are stepping away from your computer it is customary to type afk to let people know that you are not there. Someone can be talking to you in Guild chat and not realise you are away. Use the ingame status to show if you are busy say in a Dungeon or away from your pc.
"OMFG XROADZ RAED U COMEE?!?!?1"- Various Fools
Typing well is a valuable skill because people may judge your intelligence based on how you type(Not just in wow...). You should try to think back to at least 3rd grade English when you learned how to capitalize and punctuate, it pays off.
However, when you are in a dungeon and the tank just botched the pull, healer died, or someone just disconnected in the middle of the fight,ect.: There is not enough time to to be picky about grammar. BUT U SHULD NEVAR EVAR TIPE L1EK THIZ LOLZOMGROFL!!!1!!!one
Here are some additions to this section from other wow-pro users:
- 1. When you're asking something from someone. Don't forget to say Please. Honestly, you're asking someone a service and you can't even make the effort to type please?
2. When you ask a question, only ONE question mark is needed. You don't need to put 10 question mark, it's unnecessary and it's annoying.
- "wer is first aid trainer??????????????????????" BAD
"Can someone please tell me where the first aid trainer is?" GOOD
- 4. It's not COOL to use numbers to replace letters. It wasn't cool 10 years ago, and it's even less cool nowadays.
- This is bad: "any1 4 utgard keep?"
This is good: "Anyone for Utgarde Keep?"
Bad: "i need help" Good: "I need help"
Bad: "im ready" Good: "I'm ready"
- Trading with Guildees
Always ensure if someone asks you to craft something for them you ask if they have the mats. If they don't then you can charge what is reasonable. Generally tips are not accepted between Guildees.
There is also a wowwiki guide of general gameplay Etiquette. If you can think of anything else that you think should be listed here please mail Elvrin ingame.