We are a team of fun, social, and competitive players; free of drama and inactive members, with a clear guiding philosophy. We are an English-speaking guild but have members from all around the world, with members online around the clock. We are a great team and seeking only those who want to be active participating members of our family! We have a great mix of men and lady pirates! Attributes of this guild: Guild Alliance Philosophy: 50 is a nice sized family to manage and I don't want to worry about anything beyond that. That said, we have grown and decided to add more guilds to our alliance. These guilds are independently operated and are appropriate for members with different focuses. Members are free to go to other guilds and come back as room allows should they desire, whether within or without of the Rapt alliance. Rules: Simple and clear, and listed below - we are not a restrictive guild but for the best interest of all members, everyone must abide by the same basic standards. Outside of the clearly documented and simple rules, we are a guild of free men and women. No member will be asked to leave or booted from the guild unless they are violating a rule and do not heed warnings to address it. Promotions: Given based on clear rules - you can ask about them but asking for them will do nothing but get you advice on what to do to meet the requirements: Cabin Boy - Used for members in compliance with one of our rules. This is a warning status and cabin boys will be booted periodically if warnings are not heeded. Crew - Used for all members in good standing. First Mate - Given to only a few members at the Captain's discretion, and has additional responsibilities helping manage the guild. The number is kept restricted so that there is a clear leadership team with low likelihood of any drama ensuing. Walking the Plank: We try to give everyone a fair chance. But if a new member does not introduce himself or actively participate in the guild within a reasonable time period, he is booted. Members who are not meeting a requirement are given encouragement and support to try to get them to meet the requirements. Those not meeting requirements are first demoted to Cabin Boy as a warning, and if they do not respond or meet the requirement, will be booted in due time. All members are held to the same standard, regardless of seniority or rank. We are pirates! We are here to have fun. All members are completely free to have their own opinions and express yourself openly and honestly, but being disrespectful to others within the guild isn't welcome. Enjoy the game for what it is and guild mates for who they are! That said all are welcome and you completely free to be themselves. Guild Communication: We use a Slack team chat to allow for unlimited message history, attachments, device notifications, private messages, and phone, tablet, and desktop clients. Joining our Slack team is mandatory for all guild members. Perks: All five are kept constantly funded and you have to be fast to get a donation in! For the guild ship there is no obligation but we ask that you respect the specifics of any request rather than donating incorrect troops. Guild Ship requests are generally filled immediately, and there are no limits on what you may request! Guild Competition: We have periodic rank pushing events, where we ask all members to push their rank as high as they can. We all try to set new personal records and help each other learn and grow from the experience, as well as see how high we can collectively get our guild rank. This fosters more active and fun team activity within the guild! New Member Requirements: Pirate Hall level 8 Academy level 6+ Voodoo Hut level 4 All guild perks built and fully upgraded Keep your Pirate Rank (PR) above 400 at all times Treat all guild members with respect Play the game regularly, and let us know if you need some time off in advance Participate in Guild Chat regularly, share replays, ask questions, have fun! Join and participate in our Slack team chat English fluency (all nationalities welcome!) About the Captain: I have been playing this game for over five months and really love it. My island is upgraded to nearly the maximum possible and I just have walls and academy trainings left to work on. I have made it into the global top 50 with a Pirate Rank of 852. I have developed a fair bit of skill with layout design and attack strategy. The game isn't all about rank to me, nor do I think of it as anything more than a game, but I like striving to be the best player I can be and enjoying the competitive aspect of the game. If this sounds like a place for you, let's talk, or just request to join in the game!