Don't make the group story suddenly revolve entirely around your character. Don't dominate core elements of the story without leaving it relatively open for others to build upon. Think of how your actions can potentially affect others OOC.
2) Be Inclusive!
When you join Aeon, you should join knowing that it's expected for you to try and RP with everyone else in the group. Personal stories for you and your closest buddies are fine, but try your best to include everyone if you can - especially when it involves the group storyline. Remember, Aeon is about collaboration!
Aeon's commitment to inclusiveness extends to our OOC relations, too. Aeon accepts role-players of all races, sexualities, gender identities, creeds and backgrounds. As such, to maintain a welcoming and inclusive environment for all of our members, we respectfully ask that sensitive topics such as racial and gender politics be kept out of the OOC channel.
3) Be Active!
We don't expect you to actively chat and RP with us every single day. However, if you're going to be a part of the FC/LS, then be a part of the FC/LS.
Chat with us every once in a while. RP in the group once or twice a week, just enough for people to remember some interactions with your character. It doesn't take very much. If you're having trouble slipping into things for whatever reason, please feel free to contact Aurou Mhirata, K'ziyo Tia,Leon Greymoon, or Rei'li Niraj. They're all happy to help you out!
If you can't find the time to be an active member we will kindly recommend that you join a group more suited towards your interests. If you have a circumstance that keeps you from attending events please keep the Vanguards informed to stay in an 'active' status.
Anytime there's an issue about anything - 9 times out of 10, the simplest way to resolve it is clear, polite, OOC communication. Just grab someone and talk to them! The officers are happy to help with mediation, if necessary.
IC/OOC bleeding will only be given one warning before removal is enforced.
5) Don't Be Butthurt!
The story belongs to everyone, so feel free to experiment with it! HOWEVER - know that what you do may get retconned if it locks someone out of RP or makes it too hard for everyone else to participate in the story.
6) Don't be a Dick. Seriously. Don't do it.
In the event someone may have possibly acted like a dick, but it isn't entirely clear, Aeon runs with a 3-strikes rule. However, one instance of clear and unquestionable douchebaggary will result in immediate removal from the FC and linkshell. Period.
Members MUST be 18+. No exceptions. Aeon engages in a wide variety of RP, some of which may include mature themes. We will not censor anything which could potentially add to character development, plot progression, or fun RP drama. That said, ‘mature themes’ does not include an endorsement for ERP. Please keep such RP out of public view and reserved for private channels.
You are responsible for making / finding your own RP. Aeon holds a wide variety of events to help our members get involved in new and established plots, as well as giving them opportunities to interact and build relationships with their FC/LS mates. Regardless, we encourage all of our members to be proactive and assertive in creating their own opportunities for fun and rewarding roleplay, because free and frequent RP is how RP communities flourish! To that end, you will find ample support in creating and running storylines and events here in Aeon.
Characters must be appropriately named. For the sake of plausibility and immersion, we will only consider applicants who have a name either in accordance with the established FFXIV lore, or a fantasy setting in general. Inappropriate or offensive names, or names taken from existing characters in other franchises, will not be allowed.
Don’t be the RP police. Fun comes first in Aeon, and anything that can potentially lead to fun is usually something we endorse. To this end, we support a wide variety of storytelling and play styles, including that which can sometimes bend (but not break) the lore. As long as there is a plausible reason for your choice, we will be behind it. If you are not comfortable with lore-bending, or if you personally wish to remain 110% faithful to the lore, that is fine – but please do not nitpick, attack, lecture, or flame those who do not share your adherence.
Don’t be the PvE police, either. Simply put, Aeon is not a progression guild. Our focus is on hardcore RP and event-based storytelling. Members are more than encouraged to pursue their own PvE interests at their own pace, and we will endeavor to support each other in any and all dungeon-based needs. However, some members have no interest in endgame, min-maxing, gearing up, perfecting rotations, or other similar pursuits. Offering these members unsolicited advice or commenting on their playstyle is absolutely not ok. Similarly, while it is fine to share with us your PvE achievements so that we can celebrate them with you, we will not tolerate excessive bragging about your endgame progress.
Maintain positive engagement with the community. Remember that as a part of Aeon, you are wearing our tag next to your name and thus are representing us to the rest of the server community at large. It is expected that you will remain respectful at all times in public chat channels, linkshells, dungeon parties, alliances, and on forums. There is never an excuse to treat other players poorly.
A 90-day absence means removal. We understand that sometimes, RL happens. If it does, all you need to do is leave us a quick forum post informing us of your absence, and roughly how long you mean to be gone -- we'll hold your spot in the guild for you. If, however, you do not give us a warning of your absence and you are gone for 90 days, you will be removed from the guild to help maintain a tidy roster. Once you return, just send one of the officers a tell and you'll be invited right back in. Coordinate with someone before rescue RP. Every once in a while, it's fun to have your character get in to trouble and have others come rescue them. If you want to have this happen, please either plan it in advance or simply ask in OOC-chat if anyone is up for some random rescue RP. You are in the clear as long as you have at least one FC/LS member on board with what you would like to do. Spontaneous rescue RP with the intent of forcing people to drop what they're doing and come after you, however, is very selfish and generally not cool. We want to come find you, but please, be considerate of others and what RP they may already be involved in first.