As a guild that hosts player run
events, instance runs, raiding and PvP events, organization is an imperative factor that will keep us
together as guildmates and colleagues. Guild ranks are used to distribute
responsibility of managing and organizing the guild as a whole. The following
is a listing of the current guild ranks. Keep in mind that as we grow, more
positions may be available, and advancement to an officer status is very
possible. At all times, all guild members are asked to remember this is a game, we are all here to
learn and recreate, let’s work to make it a meaningful and pleasurable
experience for all!
Please remember although the guild is very cooperative in nature and many of
our decisions are based on feedback and constructive conversation, rank
structure is managed in a way that is in
the best interest of guild development and is done by the Guild Masters
What It Means To Be An
The chain of command is as follows:
Guild Master (Lord & Lady) is first in command, Grand Maester is second, Knights
Council is third, members ranks are fourth (Knight Champion, Knight and Squire).
To be in a position of leadership (officer) means that the person will have to
be willing to organize, plan events, and set up meetings if necessary.
However, as a requirement, they have to be able to help others with their own
problems with an unbiased and fair view, and not brush it off to resume their
own play. As such, people skills, patience, and a willingness to help
resolutions be brought to light are a must. The Abandoned Knights is a family,
and as leaders, we're the ones that are responsible to ensure that ideal is
upheld. Failure to exhibit these qualities means ineligibility for an officer
position. If for any reason, someone has an issue with an officer, the concern
should be brought to the Guild Masters immediately.
Guild Masters is the main leadership
position of the guild. The Guild Master stewards the core values of TAK
promoting creativity, curiosity, collaboration, and courage. It is a political,
social, and emotional position.
Some of the more basic tasks of the job include make sure everyone is kept
informed, managing the maintenance of the website, and taking a hand in
coordinating the ranks as needed. The guild master will also be the one who
calls meetings and gatherings. If the guild master is unavailable for any of
the above, the Grand Maester is available for assistance. The Guild Master
recruits, organizes, and generally manages guild activities and relations.
Guild Master responsibilities can't
be done alone, and the title (sadly) can't be shared. The Grand Maester, in
direct consultation with GM, works to provide leadership and promote community
The Knights Council members are very
active guild members who work towards guild recruitment and planning guild
activities. These are dedicated players who have volunteered their assistance
with managing guild activities and relations. As such, diplomacy skills must be
adequate enough to foster the needs of a healthy community.
A Knights Council member is a person for our guild members to go to for discussing
matters that concern them, allowing for private discussions that can be brought
to the attention of the Guildmasters and Grand Maester if needed. The Knights
Council members work to resolve issues in a positive, collaborative, and
The Knights Council also can set up instance runs for guild members, plan
groups, and organize raids. The Knights Council may also assist members in
acquiring weapons and armor so they are properly equipped. If a member/members
needs a specific Instance done in the future, they should get in touch with an Knights
Council member. Planning ahead is the best, and even the officers need to have
fun and enjoy the game.
A Knight Champion is just that: a
time tested loyal member to The Abandoned Knights. These individuals have been
through thick and thin with the guild to get where they are, and are generally
allowed to take part in the major decisions that need to be made.
The Knights form the base of our
members who have dedicated themselves to the betterment of the guild. To become
a Knight at minimum requires the member to register to the guild website.
The lowest rank, but still one of
the most important, until becoming a Knight their overall participation with
other members will be monitored to ensure that they have no malicious intent,
and that they get along with everyone. Squire have no obligation to stay with
us, and can leave at any time they wish.
Raider is rank used during special guild events awarding bonus repair and guild
is considered a time out rank, for members who have a problem following the
guild rules and/or is being unruly. The rank allows the member to read guild
chat but doesn’t allow them to participate in the conversation. The time in the
Stockades will reflect the infraction and be determined by the Guild Master.
members of The Abandoned Knights recently embraced a new, very personal
achievement: leveling a character "Iron Man" style. What started out as
only a small movement, this bare bones, no-frills style of play has now
transformed into a community-wide call-to-arms known as the Iron Man
WoW Challenge, inviting World of Warcraft enthusiasts to see how close
they can get to level cap with only the barest of necessities.
goal of the Iron Man WoW challenge is simple: level from 1 to 85. The
catch, however, is that you must accomplish this task without the
assistance of talents, class specialization, stat-improved gear,
professions, buffs, item enhancements, or other players. And if you die?
Well, then it’s back to square one.
Here are some of the latest rules:
1. All gear employed must be White or Grey. Also, no Heirlooms of any sort.
2. No transfer of gear, items, or money from any other character (yours or others).
No gear enhancement(s), thus no socketed gems, enchanting or reforging.
Exceptions exist for class abilities (example: rogue poisons).
4. No specializations, talent points, or glyphs. This restriction also applies to talent points for pets.
5. No professions or secondary skills. An exception is made for First Aid.
6. No potions/flasks/elixirs (except those labeled as quest Items).
7. No food buffs or other external buffs (this includes buffs from items and other players).
8. No grouping or assistance from other characters, even if not grouped.
9. No dungeons/raids. No battlegrounds/arenas.
10. No guilds. An exception is made for Iron Man guilds. No guild perks.
11. No Recruit-A- Friend activities. The intention of the challenge is that it be done without assistance.
12. No add-ons that assist in combat and/or leveling.
13. THE BIG ONE: No deaths. Character death for any reason disqualifies the character.
- All mounts
- All bags/containers
- All quests (including holiday and daily quests)
- You may train and use all your class skills (including your own buffs)
in joining? Awesome! Join us on the Suramar Realm. Create a level one
character and level it to level 10. List your name on our We are IronMan Forum.
Additional rules and details can also be found on the unofficial Iron
Man WoW website, hosted and moderated by players like you.