TN Members: Add a TN Banner to your Signature Tortuga Nest is all about having fun. We Rumble 2x a week, and do occasional Top 100 pushes when needed. Usually, we just have fun raiding, building, and yakking in guild chat. We're a fun bunch to hang out with, and gladly help any member who asks for it. TN has a great mix of male/female pirates aged 8-65, from 19 countries. We feel strongly that all players need to pull their weight, but we're also flexible. We're all adults with lives, so we understand life happens. TN's goal: To be a strong, competitive guild that doesn't make members feel like playing the game is another full-time job. So, if you like friendly chat, sharing strategies, and being part of one of the oldest, most respected and relaxed non-fleet guilds around, TN is for you. Send a join request or PM Kelani, and we'll take care of you. Replying to this thread with your pirate name and letting us know you're incoming can't hurt, either. Who can Join?: Please be PH5+ Active (average 3+ raids/day). Some chat (a few minutes a week, in English) is required. Why? Chat lets you donate troops, learn news/strategies, and help/make friends with your guildies. Some Rumble participation is also required. We rumble 2x a week, and expect members to participate in at least 3 rumbles a month. We always make allowances for Life/Work issues/Vacations, but we ask that you let us know in advance. See Below for our Guild Rules. Current stats ======================================== Total Members: 48/50 2 spots open!. Join today! Guild Rank: #20! (Push ended Feb 10!) Rumbles: 2x a Week. (Subject to change depending on member needs & feedback) Perks: 24x7 (All Perks and COOKIES!) Avg Troop Donation Wait: 10 sec. (5 sec. during a rumble.) ========================================================================== Guild Rules ========================================================================== Don't be inactive (See What's Inactivity? below). Don't be offensive in chat Except during a rank push, dropping rank to farm sweet spots is OK. Members who do not enter chat and confirm reading our rules within 24 hours of joining may be kicked. Afterward, occasional chat participation is required (A few minutes per week is fine). If you can't use guild chat, please create an account on this forum and PM Kelani or a crew so we can contact you if needed. What's Inactivity?: Not playing regularly. We have lives, so we get it. If you can't play for a few days for whatever reason, simply post in chat or PM Kelani when you'll be away and you're good. Don't leave us wondering if you've quit playing! Players MIA for 5+ days without any notice may be kicked. Players who repeatedly vanish for 5+ days without notice may be kicked without notice. Ignoring perk funding - Everyone needs to pull their weight at some point. We know people can't always afford it, and that's OK. We also realize It can take weeks before a player has an opportunity to fund anything. So we monitor this long-term. Members who've been around a long time (2+ months) and never fund will be spoken to, and those who repeatedly ignore requests after that point may be kicked. Donation Abuse - If you request troops, you must also fill other players' requests. Everyone has different troop needs, but be fair and try to donate as many as you take. Members who reach a 1:4 donated/received ratio may be asked to donate more. If that's ignored, they may find their requests delayed until they improve their stats. Note: This policy does not apply to low-level members who don't have L18 Gunners yet. These members may request unlimited troops, but please do not donate until you have Level 18+ Gunners. Logging in, but not playing - This includes: little or no exploring/raiding/upgrading. If you've been playing 300+ days and only have 600 raids and a 25% cleared map, you're not growing, and aren't an asset to any guild. Members appearing to be inactive will have a note placed in our guild spreadsheet, and contacted about it. Non-contactable members may be kicked without notice. Rumble Non-Participation - TN rumbles 2x a week, and participation is simply doing what an active player should be doing: Raiding. Members who repeatedly fail to log 3+ wins in 2 of our 8 monthly rumbles may be kicked. If you can't participate in multiple rumbles for any reason, tell a crew, and we'll work with you. In short: If infrequent, antisocial and hands-off is your style of playing, you shouldn't join an active, social guild like TN. It's unfair to you and to other members of the guild. Promotions go to members who: - Have been in TN for at least two months. - Play regularly, and build their bases. - Prove themselves to be trustworthy and dependable. - Actively participate in Rumbles - Frequently help other members. - Donate troops, and help fund perks, even when it's inconvenient. - Chat often (Without chat, promotions are useless) - Agree to perform crew duties (accept/reject members, pass along messages) - Occasionally participate on this forum - Are willing to join our Crew Chat on the Bindle app. - Sticking a TN Banner in your forum signature can't hurt, either. Promotion is a privilege, not a right. Your contributions will never go unnoticed. We're always looking for more people to join the team, so if you deserve it, it'll happen!