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==Welcome to the St.George Squadron of the White!==
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==Applying to join the Saint George Society==
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The St.George Squadron of the White (SGS) is the oldest British society in the game, with a long tradition and experienced members. We are a role playing-minded society, although you shouldn't be scared off by that.  If you're looking for a PotBS society that bases itself on history and historical fiction then SGS could be the place for you.
 
  
Before applying to join, you should familiarize yourself with the squadron, our policies and [[:Category:Squadron_Regulations|Rules and Regulations]]. Or ask an SGS officer in game for help and information.
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The Saint George Society (SGS) is a role playing-minded society, although you shouldn't be scared off by that.  We started from the St. George Squadron of the White, the oldest British society in the Pirates of the Burning Sea, with a long tradition and experienced members and eventually created the umbrella society so members could play in other games under the same banner. If you are looking for a gaming society that bases itself on history and historical fiction then SGS is the place for you.
  
::[[Secretary,_Recruitment| Secretary, Recruitment]]: Captain Sir [[Roderick Morrow]]
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There are two ways you can join the Society: Casual Membership and Full Membership.
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==Casual Membership==
==Application process==
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Casual members are not judged on activity and are for members who want to join us in one or two games, however you will have no voting privileges and you may be kicked from Discord after a period of six months inactivity. You can cross over to full membership if you want to later on. You are not required to create a regulation name for the forums, and the uniform, matching forum and character name do not apply to you. If you register and apply on the forums we will not expect you to log in to them again. There are four steps for casual membership Patronage:
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# Application '''OR''' Direct invite to our Discord server from a member.
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# Interview
*Fill out the [[Application Form]]
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====Application====
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:Apply to our forums using the form on the right, or have a member invite you to our Discord server.
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====Interview====
  
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:An interview will take place with you by a member of the Society. We are looking for mature players who will fit with our values. As a casual member, you will not be subjected to our Uniform regulations, but we do expect you to abide by our Conduct regulations.
  
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*'''What server do you play on?'''
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:Patronage will last at most 4 patronage cycles for a prospect member (two months in total). Twice a month eligible patronage members will be put forward for promotion. To be eligible you must conform to the following regulations:
:Antigua, although some members have alts on other servers.
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:* Be a member for at least 15 days.
  
*'''Which nation do you play?'''
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====Vote====
:British
 
  
*'''Are there class restrictions?'''
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:Each SGS member can vote for a patronage officer in one of three ways, based on their personal experience.
:No, you can play any class.
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:# Yes, officer is promoted to Esquire and full member.
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:# More time needed, officer remains at patronage, is entered in the next promotion.
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:# No, officer is removed from the society.
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:A clear majority, with a minimum of 3 yes votes, is needed in each case with undecided results defaulting to More time needed.
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:If a patronage officer does not receive a yes vote after 4 cycles he will be removed from the society.
  
*'''Are you a Role Play society?'''
 
:Yes we are.  Although we don't talk in character on our [[Voice_Server|voice server]] on in society chat.  Many of our captains write in character journals but there are no minimum standards for role play.  We try not to let RP get in the way of [[PvP|PVP]] or vice versa, but we do organise RP events and always talk in character when using the local chat channel.  To sum up we play in the spirit of the British Navy of 1720.
 
  
*'''Are there restrictions on names?'''
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==Full Membership==
:Yes there are.  Because we're a role play society we have regulations on [[Character Names]].  Characters with inappropriate names will be expected to file a support ticket to change them.  [[FLS|FLS]] is happy to do this.  If you are not willing to choose an allowed name or change an inappropriate one then SGS probably isn't for you.
 
  
*'''Are alts allowed in the Society?'''
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Patronage members for full membership have six months to have a current member recommend them for a promotion to Esquire. Twice a month we will put up those members who have been recommended to a vote. Every Esquire and above will be encouraged to vote on said patronage members to full membership. A clear majority, with a minimum of 3 yes votes, is needed in each case with undecided results defaulting to More time needed. If a patronage member does not receive a yes vote after 6 months he will be removed from the society.
:Yes, membership is by player not character. You may have any number of alts in the society. They will have to follow all squadron regulations. Of course if you prefer to have an non-society alt you may do so. Or even an alt on a different server and nation.
 
  
*'''My friends are joining and I'm afraid I will be turned away!'''
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====Application Form====
:Don't be.  Although applicants sometimes decide to withdraw their application during patronage in the 6 year history of the squadron less than 3 people have been refused membership.  We've had members from closing societies join SGS en mass and all have enjoyed successful careers with the squadron.
 
  
*'''What play styles do you have?'''
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:First, we ask you to register on the forums and complete the short application form. When creating your forum account please use the name of your main character. To complete the application form, ensure that you are logged in to the forums and return to this page. You only need to be logged in to the forums for the application form to appear here. Or if you are a Casual member you may request full membership. In this case, if you have not already done so, please create a forum account.
:All of them. We regularly [[PvP|PVP]], Open Sea PVE, Run missions and have a thriving economy. We also have a duelling club and Role Play events. Whatever your play style you'll find something do at SGS and we try to keep things balanced so you don't get bored.
 
  
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:No.  We don't expect you to play a minimum number of hours each week.  We all have other interests and commitments and we would rather have members playing once a week and really enjoying themselves than playing every night and having no fun.  Our promotion and award system doesn't take hours played into account, but is based on leadership skill and success.  You must log onto the [[Forums|forums]] at least once a month to keep your membership active.
 
  
*'''I'm interested in helping with the wiki / graphics / squadron administration, can I?'''
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:The next stage is a short interview in game or on Discord. To be interviewed ask for a SGS officer in chat, or post on the forums to set up a meeting time. The interview only takes around 5 minutes and allows you to ask any questions about the society. On completion of the interview you will be invited to join the society and given patronage status.
:Of course!  There is always work to do to keep the squadron going and the wiki has been designed to be user editable.  We welcome any help you might be able to give.  
 
  
*'''Does SGS have a lot of rules and regulations?'''
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:Depends on how you look at it.  We have standards on [[Uniform|uniform]] and other in game regulations.  We expect you to act in a mature and helpful manor and be interested in making the game better for everyone playing, even your enemies.  Are rules are based on the historical navy, common sense and respect.  You won't be forced into a play style you don't want, or treated like a employee.  We're a group of friends having fun and the rules reflect that.  That being said please read our rules and make sure SGS offers the experience you're looking for. 
 
  
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:Your Patronage will last at most 6 months. Twice a month any patronage members put forward for promotion by an [[About the Squadron Ranks|Esquire or above]] will be voted on. To be eligible you must conform to the following regulations:
:As far as you want to. We have had people join as patronage officers and climb all the way to the top!  Only the rank of Sea Lord is reserved for founding members, every other rank can be reached through merit.
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We use a 4 stage [[Recruitment|recruitment]] process designed to get you playing with us as quickly as possible. The stages are:
 
  
#'''[[Application_Form|Application form]]'''
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#'''Patronage'''
 
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:Twice a month we will put eligible patronage members up for a vote. Each SGS member can vote for a patronage officer in one of three ways, based on their personal experience.
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:# Yes, officer is promoted to Esquire and full member.
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:# More time needed, officer remains at patronage, is entered in the next promotion.
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:A clear majority, with a minimum of 3 yes votes, is needed in each case with undecided results defaulting to More time needed.
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:If a patronage officer does not receive a yes vote after 6 months he will be removed from the society.
  
 
'''<nowiki>Application Form</nowiki>'''
 
'''<nowiki>Application Form</nowiki>'''
  
First, we ask you to complete the short [[Application_Form|application form]].  This is so we can get an idea of how you play the game and what aspects you're interested in.  Don't worry there aren't any minimum requirements.  This is also a good time to <nowiki>register</nowiki> on our [http://www.st-george-squadron.co.uk/board/ forums]
 
  
[[Application Form]]
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==Recruitment Frequently Asked Questions==
  
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*'''Why join the Society as a Full member?'''
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:Good question. [[Awards|Medals and Awards]], Rank and it's privileges (which include Armorial Achievements [[Armorial_Achievements_of_the_Squadron|as displayed here]] and [[Armorial_Achievements_of_the_Squadron_in_Naval_Action|here too]]), Able to vote on the forums, Able to apply for leadership positions.
  
'''Interview on [[Voice_Server|voice server]] or Chat'''
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*'''What server, Nation, and Class do you play?'''
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:SGS is involved in multiple games, check [[Games|here to see what server and faction we play]].  We welcome all classes including any alternate characters.
  
As well as the [[Application_Form|application form]], we conduct an informal interview on our [[Voice_Server|voice server]] or in game chatThis is to answer any questions you might have, and find out exactly what you're looking for from usThe interview can be carried out by any full member.
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:Historical Society would be a better description.  Naval Officers must wear our Uniform and characters are expected to have historically suitable [[Character Names|names]].  We don't enforce role play on our members but do encourage those who want to, although it is not allowed to get in the way of PVP or RVRTo sum up we play in the spirit of the British Navy of 1720, which includes being effective fighters.
  
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:NO.  Voice comms is very relaxed and we laugh and joke like anyone else.  Some members talk in character in chat but it is not a requirement.  When it comes to PVP we focus on clear and effective communications.
  
'''Patronage Status'''
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*'''My friends are joining and I'm afraid I will be turned away!'''
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:Don't be.  Although applicants sometimes decide to withdraw their application during patronage in the 6 year history of the society less than 3 people have been refused membership.  We've had members from closing societies join SGS en mass and all have enjoyed successful careers with the society.
  
After the two steps above have been successfully completed, you are granted patronage statusPatronage officers have full members rights, membership of the in game society and access to the members only section of the [http://www.st-george-squadron.co.uk/board/ forums]During your patronage status full members will report on your progress to the senior officers.
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:All of them.  We regularly [[PvP|PVP]], PVE, run missions and have a thriving economy (crafting)We also have a duelling club and Role Play events.  Whatever your play style you'll find something to do at SGS and we try to keep things balanced so you don't get boredEverything is optional, you won't be expected to run missions or PVP if that isn't your thing.
  
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:Depends on how you look at it.  We try to keep it as simple as we can whilst protecting the reputation of the society and everyone's enjoyment (even our enemies).  Most of our regulations, like Character Names and Uniform, you only have to worry about once.  The day to day rules are based on respect for all players and common sense.
  
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:As far as you want to.  We have had people join as patronage officers and climb all the way to the top!  Every rank can be reached through merit except the rank of Sea Lord in our Pirates of the Burning Sea society: The St. George Squadron of the White, since it is reserved for founding members. [[Ranks|See the ranks page for more detail]].
  
The senior officers will then vote on your status based on the patronage reports written by our officers.  The minimum term for a [[Patronage_Officer|patronage officer]] is 14 days, but it may take longer depending on your activity and other factors.
 
 
The full procedure can be viewed in the [[Secretary, Recruitment]] instructions.
 
  
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Latest revision as of 03:34, 11 October 2018

Applying to join the Saint George Society

The Saint George Society (SGS) is a role playing-minded society, although you shouldn't be scared off by that. We started from the St. George Squadron of the White, the oldest British society in the Pirates of the Burning Sea, with a long tradition and experienced members and eventually created the umbrella society so members could play in other games under the same banner. If you are looking for a gaming society that bases itself on history and historical fiction then SGS is the place for you.

There are two ways you can join the Society: Casual Membership and Full Membership.

Casual Membership

Casual members are not judged on activity and are for members who want to join us in one or two games, however you will have no voting privileges and you may be kicked from Discord after a period of six months inactivity. You can cross over to full membership if you want to later on. You are not required to create a regulation name for the forums, and the uniform, matching forum and character name do not apply to you. If you register and apply on the forums we will not expect you to log in to them again. There are four steps for casual membership Patronage:

  1. Application OR Direct invite to our Discord server from a member.
  2. Interview
  3. Patronage period
  4. Vote

Application

Apply to our forums using the form on the right, or have a member invite you to our Discord server.

Interview

An interview will take place with you by a member of the Society. We are looking for mature players who will fit with our values. As a casual member, you will not be subjected to our Uniform regulations, but we do expect you to abide by our Conduct regulations.

Patronage Status

Patronage will last at most 4 patronage cycles for a prospect member (two months in total). Twice a month eligible patronage members will be put forward for promotion. To be eligible you must conform to the following regulations:
  • Be a member for at least 15 days.

Vote

Each SGS member can vote for a patronage officer in one of three ways, based on their personal experience.
  1. Yes, officer is promoted to Esquire and full member.
  2. More time needed, officer remains at patronage, is entered in the next promotion.
  3. No, officer is removed from the society.
A clear majority, with a minimum of 3 yes votes, is needed in each case with undecided results defaulting to More time needed.
If a patronage officer does not receive a yes vote after 4 cycles he will be removed from the society.


Full Membership

Patronage members for full membership have six months to have a current member recommend them for a promotion to Esquire. Twice a month we will put up those members who have been recommended to a vote. Every Esquire and above will be encouraged to vote on said patronage members to full membership. A clear majority, with a minimum of 3 yes votes, is needed in each case with undecided results defaulting to More time needed. If a patronage member does not receive a yes vote after 6 months he will be removed from the society.

Application Form

First, we ask you to register on the forums and complete the short application form. When creating your forum account please use the name of your main character. To complete the application form, ensure that you are logged in to the forums and return to this page. You only need to be logged in to the forums for the application form to appear here. Or if you are a Casual member you may request full membership. In this case, if you have not already done so, please create a forum account.

Interview

The next stage is a short interview in game or on Discord. To be interviewed ask for a SGS officer in chat, or post on the forums to set up a meeting time. The interview only takes around 5 minutes and allows you to ask any questions about the society. On completion of the interview you will be invited to join the society and given patronage status.

Patronage Status

Your Patronage will last at most 6 months. Twice a month any patronage members put forward for promotion by an Esquire or above will be voted on. To be eligible you must conform to the following regulations:
  • Be a member for at least 15 days.
  • Forum name must be a regulation character name.
  • Be in Uniform (where applicable).
  • Have a matching forum and character name (where applicable).
  • Be recommended by a Full Member or above.

Vote

Twice a month we will put eligible patronage members up for a vote. Each SGS member can vote for a patronage officer in one of three ways, based on their personal experience.
  1. Yes, officer is promoted to Esquire and full member.
  2. More time needed, officer remains at patronage, is entered in the next promotion.
  3. No, officer is removed from the society.
A clear majority, with a minimum of 3 yes votes, is needed in each case with undecided results defaulting to More time needed.
If a patronage officer does not receive a yes vote after 6 months he will be removed from the society.

Application Form


Recruitment Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why join the Society as a Full member?
Good question. Medals and Awards, Rank and it's privileges (which include Armorial Achievements as displayed here and here too), Able to vote on the forums, Able to apply for leadership positions.
  • What server, Nation, and Class do you play?
SGS is involved in multiple games, check here to see what server and faction we play. We welcome all classes including any alternate characters.
  • Are you a Role Play society?
Historical Society would be a better description. Naval Officers must wear our Uniform and characters are expected to have historically suitable names. We don't enforce role play on our members but do encourage those who want to, although it is not allowed to get in the way of PVP or RVR. To sum up we play in the spirit of the British Navy of 1720, which includes being effective fighters.
  • Do you have to speak in Character on Voice Communications or Chat?
NO. Voice comms is very relaxed and we laugh and joke like anyone else. Some members talk in character in chat but it is not a requirement. When it comes to PVP we focus on clear and effective communications.
  • My friends are joining and I'm afraid I will be turned away!
Don't be. Although applicants sometimes decide to withdraw their application during patronage in the 6 year history of the society less than 3 people have been refused membership. We've had members from closing societies join SGS en mass and all have enjoyed successful careers with the society.
  • What play styles do you have?
All of them. We regularly PVP, PVE, run missions and have a thriving economy (crafting). We also have a duelling club and Role Play events. Whatever your play style you'll find something to do at SGS and we try to keep things balanced so you don't get bored. Everything is optional, you won't be expected to run missions or PVP if that isn't your thing.
  • Does SGS have a lot of rules and regulations?
Depends on how you look at it. We try to keep it as simple as we can whilst protecting the reputation of the society and everyone's enjoyment (even our enemies). Most of our regulations, like Character Names and Uniform, you only have to worry about once. The day to day rules are based on respect for all players and common sense.
  • How far up the society can I advance?
As far as you want to. We have had people join as patronage officers and climb all the way to the top! Every rank can be reached through merit except the rank of Sea Lord in our Pirates of the Burning Sea society: The St. George Squadron of the White, since it is reserved for founding members. See the ranks page for more detail.

Application Form

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Pages in category "Recruitment"

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