What is Checkmate?

Checkmate is a Hardcore Guild focused on maintaining a heavy server presence in both PvP and PvE. That said, PvP is one of our core focuses as it helps us maintain server presence and achieve our objectives as a guild. We do not accept pure PvE players.

How involved does Checkmate plan to be in their server?

Expect to see our presence heavily across the server. We aim to be at the forefront of clearing content and to have our name inscribed in every place we can.

What are the requirements to join Checkmate?

We’re looking for players that are motivated and driven. We believe that one cannot excel at PvP unless they are consistent in clearing PvE content. Efficiency, Organization and Respect are the core values that we are built upon. We do not require that our members invest X amount of hours on a daily basis, what matters to us is that our members constantly progress towards end game and stay relevant.

What if I don’t fit the Hardcore description?

We understand that people have lives and cannot invest ridiculous amounts of hours into a game. What matters to us is that you as a player, progress towards end game. (Be it in the form of gearing up, clearing content, etc)

If you’re a Semi-hardcore player and are interested in joining us, reach out to us on Discord and talk to us. We’re willing to make exceptions under certain circumstances.

As for crafters, we’ve got a few dedicated slots set aside for you. Understand that this is a position of importance as we’ll be relying on you to excel at your profession to provide our members with high quality gear.

How do you handle conflicts?

Our members are encouraged to record screenshots/videos/chat logs regarding any sensitive incident that takes place so that we may review it and appropriately handle the situation.

What actions result in being kicked?

Often the primary reason for being kicked is due to them tarnishing the Guild’s image, be it via public trash talk or by going against what we stand for. Other reasons include members simply being a dick.

  • Going against the raid leader’s shotcalls.
  • Sharing or leaking important information relating to Guild events.
  • Cheating or Hacking.
Why Discord?

We've integrated our spreadsheets and bots to work with Discord to ensure a simple yet effective method of management. Our members are able to adjust their data across our spreadsheets via integrated bot commands within Discord. No messy permissions or confusing edits. The above combined with our in-house coded Discord Bots lets us provide our members with an array of tools to better enjoy their experience.

Besides the above, Discord lets us manage an active roster and is an alternative to the traditional forums as it lets us host both text and voice channels for our members. It plays an important role in our guild as it is available on both PC and Android, thus allowing us to stay in touch with our community.

An optional Teamspeak server is available for static groups that need it.

What is your stance on trash talking?

We are firmly against public trash talk of any form. At Checkmate we believe in building a good reputation for ourselves, as such, when you carry the name of the guild or our Tag/Insignia, you represent us and what we stand for.

Chat has a tendency to get heated with insults being thrown around all over the place. As a member of Checkmate under no circumstances are you to lash back at people that are insulting you in any public chat (World chat/Region chat/Battleground chat/etc.) Feel free to reply with a witty comeback, but trash talk is not allowed.

That said, what happens in PM’s stays in PM’s.

What are your rules regarding streaming?
  • Voice comms should NOT carry over into your stream. Set up an audio mixer to prevent this from taking place. Discord/Teamspeak voice comms should NEVER be streamed during guild content. Exception being regular play/dungeons/non-guild content, for these use the respective stream channels so people are aware that you are streaming.
  • Chatbox should be covered at all times. (Chat box covers can be found in the *streamkit link here*)
  • Streams must have a 20 min delay for Guild-content involving Raid-leads/Shotcallers. (Castle Sieges, Open world PvP, etc)
  • If you intend to stream Discord comms, ensure you use one of the streaming voice rooms.
  • Also ensure that you inform the people in the voice room that you are streaming.
  • Voice channels under Territory Wars should never have their comms streamed.
  • Feel free to use your own custom overlay/covers. The overlay provided by us is for new streamers.
  • Resources and Assets are provided for you to use freely. Not mandatory to use what we have provided.
Why the strict streaming rules?
  • To prevent stream sniping.
  • Anyone can clip twitch streams and pass them around. Be very careful of what you say and what carries over onto stream. We’ve spent years establishing good PR, we have no intention of letting a single person’s idiocy ruin our hard work.
  • If you're found to be the cause of a stream snipe, it will result in an instant termination from our roster.
  • Contact Shaze for queries/info.
If you have unanswered questions after reading our FAQ, you can always contact us directly via Discord