We will assume at this point you have read the following articles and feel comfortable complying with our rules and philosophies
Now I'll provide a STEP-BY-STEP check list of things you will need to do next (there are 5 simple steps!)
STEP 1: REGISTER
You must be registered with the site. Registering will get you setup with a username and password to grant you basic access to our site so that you may continue the journey towards membership. You can register by clicking HERE
You will receive a registration email. Please click on the link in that email to finalize the registration process.
If for some reason you do not immediately receive that email, and you have checked your junk folders, then go here to have our system send you another email:
Step 2: REQUEST PERMISSIONS
You must request permissions on this site to access the relevant areas if you want to be a full-fledged member of this community. Please do the following:
A) In the top right corner of this site choose SETTINGS
B) On the lower left side choose PERMISSION GROUPS
C) Request permissions for CITIZEN and hit JOIN GROUP
D) Request permissions for MEMBER and hit JOIN GROUP
Once these are approved by an officer additional site privileges will be provided (Calendar Access for Events, More forums, Roster, Ventrilo Info, etc). Approval of these groups will not be provided until all of the steps in this list have been addressed!!!
STEP 3: FORUM SIGNATURE
Edit your Forum Signature by listing your in-game character name(s) so we know who you are when you post. If you're not familiar with what this means I'll briefly explain. Whenever you make a "POST" or create a new "TOPIC/THREAD," the forum system will tell us who made that contribution by adding your FORUM name to it. Well, unfortunately most players use various other naming aliases for their in-game characters. We ask that you EDIT your forum signature so we'll all know which characters you play within the game.
Here's how it's done:
A) In the top right corner of this site choose SETTINGS
B) On the lower left side choose EDIT SIGNATURE - In the text area please list your characters by name. This will help us find you ingame and associate your forum identity to your game identity. Keep this list current!!! It's tough for your peers to keep track of your new characters.
Step 4: INTRODUCTION POST
Now it's time for your grand entrance!! Now that you are registered, you must introduce yourself to our community so that we can get a better understanding of who you are are. This will allow us to gain any additional insight on YOU that you feel comfortable in providing. Do the following:
A) In the top left corner of this site choose FORUM
B) Click on the forum named SILVER GATES
C) Click on "Post New Thread"
D) Indicate in the title which gaming division you are applying for
Please answer the following questions in your post; also any additional insight on YOU that you feel comfortable providing:
Let the community chime in at this point. There might be a few questions. Here's a good opportunity to get to know us. We have some folks that post an intro and are never to be heard from again. This is a good indication to us that this player is not very forum active...not what we want!! So, I encourage you to keep tabs on your intro post in case a member has a question or comment for you.
Now for the final step! While you wait for approval we need you to get ready for the big question... Once I'm approved, what do I do now? hehe For starters you'll need to become familiar with the following site resources:
Calendar & Events Forums
You will not have access to this resource until your user membership has been approved by an officer. The instructions themselves might be a little confusing until you're actually looking at this very great tool. For now, I'll simply explain what it is and how it's used!
Every member of our guild (and our Allies) has the ability to join and create scheduled events. This might be to conquer certain quests, slay certain monsters, etc... It's a way to say to the community, "Hey guys and gals, on this date and time I'd like to block out an hour or two to finish this quest or solve this mystery." People will have ample notice to see this event coming AND they can RSVP by clicking a cool little button within the event information. RSVPing will timestamp when you committed to participating. It's a first come first server system to avoid conflict we simly look at the timestamp of the RSVP. Pretty slick system! You CANNOT be a guild member and NOT be using this very powerful tool.
When you look at these events you'll see the date and TIME listed very clearly. By default the times will be displayed to you in Pacific Standard Time.Make sure you change your timezone within your USER CP in the OPTIONS section to reflect your local time. Otherwise you might find yourself just having missed an event everytime you try and attend. This can annoy the event organizer.
We have a ROSTER
system hosted by Enjin. You will need to create a separate account for that site in order to add your characters to our guild roster. Registration only takes about 30 seconds and this is a very handy tool for guild leaders and members alike to know who's who in game. Please register with Enjin and add all of your characters as soon as possible.
(DDO ONLY!!) In-Game Alias Feature (applies only to Dungeons and Dragons Online Players)
If/When you get accepted ingame to our Guild. If your ingame character name greatly varies from your FORUM name here... please, use this ALIAS feature within the game (DDO) when chatting in guild chat (/g). This way we know which one of the kagillian alternate characters (Alts) you might be associated with...lol
When ingame type the following (use your FORUM name instead of mine in the example below):
/alias ;g [Sook]
Once done, hit enter... It might seem like nothing happened. You might see something like "Alias Commans Accepted."
Now for the test... Type the following (you don't need the /g if you are in the guild tab:
/g ;g Hey everyone!!
[After you hit ENTER you SHOULD see the following:
[Sook] Hey everyone!
You will need to register your characters in this ROSTER before we can have your character join the ingame guild.