Tenacious is a long tenured, multi-platform gaming community of friends and like-minded gamers from around the world. We are large enough to have a presence in multiple games, yet small enough that we get to know each other on a more personal level.
Born in Aion Beta (August of 2009), Tenacious has grown to become the premier destination for casual, accomplished, and active gamers. Other guilds may form for a single game and disband. Yet, Tenacious has stood the test of time! We are blessed with a roster full of awesome people who spend their time together both inside and outside of gaming. We pride ourselves on a rage & drama free community experience.
For years, many of us dearly loved our motto, "Hardcore at Heart, Casual by Nature.". Yet, as we've grown, we've broadened our minds to accept that not all games lend themselves to totally casual gaming. Some of us have hardcore pasts, yet choose to game more casually these days. On the other hand, some members are online every minute they can spare from their daily lives. Therefore, no matter your gaming style, we believe that you can find a peer group here. However, just to be clear, we understand that family, responsibility, and real life come first.
Tenacious is primarily made up of mature adults, although mature doesn't always go hand-in-hand with age. Therefore, we do not have any age requirement to join. However, please be aware that we do not ask our members to cater to young ears. So, our Mumble discussions and general chat may get rowdy, and we don’t employ any social monitoring to filter sexual references or foul language.
If you are a "L337 Do0dZ0r" or concerned with "phat lewtz" we can assure you this community is not for you. We are not here to force a play style on any member so remember to relax, have fun and enjoy the game for what it is. However, each chapter lead has the option to run their game as casually or hardcore as they want. In other words, no casual player will be kicked from a hardcore style chapter because they don't participate in everything, but be aware that chapter heads can and will run their chapters as they see fit.
We will not tolerate douchebaggery:
- Racism, sexism, discrimination, ninja looting, kill stealing, griefing, spawn camping or anything that damages our reputation in general.
- This includes but is not limited to utilization of: hacks, cheats, bots, or anything that manipulates the core programming of the game.
- If you can be banned from a game for doing it, you may also be banned from Tenacious.
- We take this very seriously and greatly value our reputation as fair and true gamers.
- All cases will be reviewed by the CoF, and punishment can range from warnings to community banishment.
- If you are interested in a game please contact an officer or post in the general section of Upcoming and Future Releases.
- If the CoF or LG's buy the pitch and the game has promise, a thread will be started in our Upcoming & Future Release forum.
- At such a time that it is right to move a game from the Upcoming & Future Release to Active Chapters, a thread will be started in the Epic Gamer forum to choose a Head for the game.
- All who are interested in leading the chapter will submit their intent in this thread. If no Legendary Gamer or Council of Five member is interested in leading the chapter, an Epic Gamer may apply as leader.
- If more than one eligible leader steps forward, a vote will be called which will take the form of a closed poll in the Epic Gamer forum. The result of this vote will effectively become the chapter lead of said game, and the other interested parties will be encouraged to support and assist him or her in the duties and responsibilities of leading the chapter.
- These chapter heads can only be from the Epic Gamer, Legendary Gamer, and CoF ranks.
- All official Tenacious chapters have full access to our community forums and our Mumble server. Chapter heads can establish and run their chapters however they like, be it casual, hardcore, or anywhere in between.
- Chapter heads will utilize the current community rank structure when possible and applicable.
- Tenacious will not allow for unsanctioned chapters. If no Epic, Legendary, or CoF member is willing to become chapter head for a game, then neither that game nor any established chapter will be recognized as an official Tenacious entity.
- If it becomes non-productive, argumentative, or harmful to the community in general.
- In such circumstances, an officer may escalate the post or thread to 'burned in a furnace', which will effectively remove it from public view.
- There will be a 'burned in a furnace' type thread at each level of officer forum and an item will generally escalate one level.
- If an officer performs such a move, it is required that he contact the member in a private message or individually on mumble to explain.
- He or she will also have to post an explanation as a part of the escalated thread so that other officers understand.
- In the past we have had people who install Mumble to listen and don't use a microphone.
- This is the minimum of acceptable VoIP that we expect from our members. No one is saying that you must be logged into Mumble at all times.
- Mumble may be required for events or raids as outlined by the event or raid leader.
There are no real restrictions to joining Tenacious, we only expect that you be a good person. We do not enforce an age minimum or geographic requirements. There is no skill audition or gear requirement to join Tenacious because we are a community that is more interested in who you are as a person rather than what you can do online. We ask that you match your forum name to your most common in game name so that it's easier to make a connection. All applicants must create an intro thread HERE and copy/paste the following information to let us know a little about your play style.
- Please tell us a little about yourself.
- How did you hear about Tenacious?
- What chapter(s) are you interested in joining Tenacious with?
- Did you read our charter?
- Do you have any questions related to it?
- You are in-game and ready to rekt it in a 5-man dungeon. You are a DPS and the dungeon requires (2) DPS, a tank, support and a healer. There's only one healer online and they are from Texas. The only support classes are a Canadian and a Unicorn. There are (6) DPS players online ... 2 of them are a married couple, two are from England and two have names that you can't pronounce. You don't speak Texan, Canadian, or British ... what do you do?
The chapter that you are joining may or may not have a separate application process. This is at the discretion of the chapter head. Simply joining the Tenacious community does not guarantee admission into the guild, corporation, company, pantheon, or whatever it's called in the game in question.
How We Play:
Tenacious is a Gaming Community with an emphasis on forum participation and VoIP. We support and promote out of game interaction just as much as we do in-game interaction. First and Foremost, Tenacious is a family and like any family we are there for each other through all types of weather. We will not dictate the play style or class choice of any Tenacious member. In fact, we are famous for taking on a dungeon or boss with 5 healers and a DPS. We will fight the extra length of time to do it together, and get all the glory!
We promote the progress of your forum account with trophies for everyone to see. We recognize number of posts, likes, years of service, etc...
These forums, our Mumble, calendar, and other resources are for use by Tenacious for Tenacious, therefore it is necessary to have permission from the community as a whole before you use them for personal reasons or to promote anything outside of the scope of Tenacious.
For a list of Tenacious officers, please see Officer's List post.
Published June 6, 2015