It has recently come to the attention of the Twilight Empire Officers that there are some concerns and misunderstandings regarding our PvP policy and what is acceptable PvP for TE members to engage in. While I understand that I’ve tried to clarify TE’s stance on this matter in the past, it appears that it is time to reach out to the community and clarify a few more things.
First of all, for those who are interested, our PvP policy can be found here: http://www.twilightempire.org/pages/about/50605-about-twilight-empire-required
It should be noted that the PvP policy is rather broad and flexible. As the author of the policy, I assure you that this was intentional. I wanted to give our policy the ability fit different play-styles and the adaptability to suit the guild’s evolving RP storylines. While it is eminently suitable for these goals, it has also created some areas for confusion.
Here are some matters that we feel need to be clarified:
* TE members are allowed to PvP. It appears that some people are under the impression that TE does not PvP at all. This is absolutely and unequivocally false. TE can and will PvP. We merely place some restrictions on our PvP that not all guilds share. So long as these restrictions are met, our members are open to engaging in PvP. These restrictions are both IC and OOC.
* TE members are allowed to attack Horde first in certain instances. If a member of the Horde is notorious for attacking Alliance members and TE members, it is reasonable to believe that this Horde does not wish for peace ICly. Wanted posters might have gone up and this Horde may essentially be considered KOS. It is unrealistic for you to expect that you can camp TE members and then never be attacked by us simply if, in one instance, you do not attack first. If you are being attacked by TE members without provocation and you feel that this is in error, please contact the TE officers (detailed information below is provided on appropriate ways to do this).
* TE members can be a part of “zergs.” We have no rule saying that TE members cannot be a part of zergs when fighting Horde. In fact, many TE members are not PvPers but are willing to join in and help a guildie being camped. Thus, we zerg. Or we may join zergs. This is acceptable under our rules, unless previously defined rules of engagement have been agreed upon.
*TE members are not completely neutral. Twilight Empire is a part of the Alliance. While we seek peace between the factions, we are comprised of many characters with diverse backgrounds. Some are more committed to peace and will never attack Horde, even if the Horde are fighting Allies. Others will attack Horde with glee if they are attacking Allies. Please do not mistake our PvP policy for a statement of complete neutrality – Neither our RP nor game mechanics allow for this at the moment.
*TE members are friends with people in PvP guilds. As a community-oriented guild, TE strives to reach out to all members of the Ravenholdt community. This means that we have friends in numerous guilds. It’s perfectly appropriate for TE members to have friends in PvP guilds. It’s also appropriate for TE members to ask those friends for help if they are encountering issues with PvP. As many of you are well aware, TE is not comprised completely of elite PvPers. So if we are having issues, we will naturally reach out to others to help us out.