Circle of Faith FAQ

Circle of Faith began as a small very close knit group of friends.  Little by little everyone invited other friends and family.  In no time at all we grew quite a bit.  Our sole purpose was to help each other and grow together.  This remains our purpose.  Circle of Faith is now and always shall be a group of friends that can have faith in each other.

Why join CoF?

How do I join CoF?

What do I get if I join CoF?

What is CoF's position on twinking?

What is CoF's position on purchasing items on Ebay?

What is CoF's position on power-leveling?

How do CoF members treat each other?

Do CoF members help each other?

Do CoF members group only with other members?


Why join CoF?

You get to help others and get help from a great group of people.  You get knowledgeable, informed help on quests and acquiring class-related items.  You get to group with people who enjoy Everquest and are interested in your welfare and advancement.  If what you see on this page doesn't look like what you want in a guild then feel free to look around, there are thousands of guilds in Everquest .. CoF is just one.   It is important for you to find a guild that suits your needs and desires, we hope that CoF is that guild for you.


How do I join CoF?

In order to join CoF, you must have a friend or family member in the guild.  Please read this entire page.  At the bottom of this page is a place for you to email and what information is required in the email.  


What do I get if I join CoF?

The guild recommends questing for items; gaining experience through the quest is preferable because it makes you a better player.  We cannot prevent, nor do we prohibit, item exchanges within the guild, but these should be the kinds of gifts that friends exchange, not one member requesting that others get item(s) for him/her.   Many of us have endured long camps for items, or saved our money and bought items on the open market - this is a mark of having earned what we wear or carry, and we are proud of this.

Rather than giving new members items or money, we offer assistance.  We want all members to have the pride in themselves and their possessions that come with earning what you have.   If there's something you're in need of, no doubt someone else has first-hand information that would help you.  We do not encourage higher level chars to do all the work for the lower level members, as this does nothing but hurt the younger members.


What is CoF's position on twinking?

As stated above, there is much to be gained in doing quests and camping items yourself.  This is especially true for your main character.  We do have a guild bank and items within it are available to members, of appropriate levels.  This means that a low level ranger may be offered black iron armor but certainly not ivy etched armor.

The guild itself does not twink any characters, although what help is given between friends is simply between friends.  We do encourage members to pass along items they no longer need.  Before selling items on auction members are encouraged to offer them to other members first, for fair market value.  


What is CoF's position on purchasing items on Ebay?

Once again as stated above you get much more than just an item by working for it yourself.  It is against the TOS to purchase items for Everquest with real money.  The guild does not encourage this, however, as always .. what people do is their own business.


What is CoF's position on power-leveling?

First let me define power-leveling.  

What is power-leveling?  This is when a higher level character assists a lower level character without being grouped.  Assisting with damage shields, high end buffs (making you pretty much invincible), heals, or taking a mob down to half health for you to finish off.  This also includes things like wiping the aggro of the mob just before it's dead so the lower level char can get all the exp.

What is NOT power-leveling?  Assisting someone smaller than you while in party is not power-leveling.  One person may be doing most of the actual damage on the mobs, but both are in party and working together.

Having said that, CoF does not endorse power-leveling.  As always, what you do between friends or your own characters is you're own business.  No one should expect the guild to power-level them.  We know everyone wants to be a high level character, but if you get there too fast you will simply be a high level character in number only.  There is a lot to be said for building skills and learning how to play your character, taking a bit of time to do this properly will make you far more useful in groups and to yourself.

It is inappropriate to ask over the guild channel for members to power-level you.  This goes in the reverse as well.  If you wish to help a friend then you're free to do so, but please don't offer to power-level members you don't know well.


How do CoF members treat each other?

The guild allows for diversity in playing styles and requires that members treat others with the courtesy and respect that they, themselves, would like to receive.  No member shall publicly ridicule or cause deliberate embarrassment to another member nor to the guild.  Colorful language is a common event among adventurers, but swearing AT another member, or using intentionally offensive language is frowned upon.  We do have members under the age of 18 and ask that all speak accordingly on the guild channel.  Show respect to characters as well as to the real person behind that character, and be sensitive to and aware of our differences, whether cultural, ethnic, gender, or age. 


Do CoF members help each other?

All of us make contributions to the guild, whether of time, skills, abilities or self.  Some skills and abilities, however, are in greater demand than others.  The guild is always generous in responding to members' balanced and reasonable requests.  Clerics, druids and wizards, for example, cannot focus on learning or developing their role in groups if they are constantly asked to rez or port.  For other classes, whether their skills and abilities involve activities, buying and selling, or creating items, no one should expect immediate gratification of their requests.   We have members covering most of the trade skills who will happily make items for other members, at cost (or with a reasonable profit so they can afford to increase their skills more), but please don't expect them to stop what they are doing to run off and fill your order.

We know that cleric services are necessary in some circumstances - guild raids, hell levels, and penalty levels - but not required in other circumstances.  If you are in need of a rez and no one responds to your request on the guild channel, please private the cleric(s), it is very possible they were in battle and missed the message.  It is solely up to the cleric(s) themselves whether they leave what they are doing to rez another.  Furthermore, no guild member is obligated to put himself or herself in danger to effect the rescue of another.  To do so is heroic and, therefore, at his/her discretion.

This is also true for our teleporters, druids and wizards.  Please remember that it's not always possible to just up and leave what you are doing, so though our members try to help each other as much as is within reason, it's not always possible.

When another member helps you please remember to thank them.   They'll be more likely to assist you again in the future if you do.


Do CoF members group only with other members?

You're free to group up with anyone you like.  We do encourage members to group with each other, so they can learn each other's styles and help each to become better at their class.  This makes raids go smoother, as folks already know each other.

However, members are not required to group with each other or anyone else for that matter.  If you'd like to group up with others and no one seems to respond to any request made on the guild channel, please do a guild search ( /who all GUILD level range) for others in your level range and ask them privately if they'd like to group.


POTENTIAL NEW MEMBERS PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE PAGE BEFORE CONTINUING.

Tinkerbear has the right to remove anyone from the guild who mistreats other members or abuses the generosity of the guild, if 2 officers agree with the removal.  Any members that are removed will be expected to return any items or coin owned by the guild.

Before you can be invited you must email Tinkerbear.  Please include in the email the following information for all characters you would like to join CoF:  Name, Surname, Level, Class, Race and the name of the member you know.  By sending this email you not only give Tinkerbear the information needed for the web site but it will be assumed by her that you have read this entire page and agree to all above.

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