The following is a F.A.Q for the guild, Penumbral. If you have any further questions, please feel free to post them in this forum.
1. What is Penumbral?
Penumbral is a guild for the MMORPG, Star Wars: The Old Republic. Since the launch of SW:ToR many of Penumbral's members have been present in all game aspects and took part in accomplishing most of the Server Firsts in the Jung Ma server. The guild was formed by a close group of friends who were once a part of an older guild upon the server of JungMA. Due to it's closing, many of it's members sought a new home; free of strict regulations, requirements and elitism. We care for our members and seek to help them succeed and grow within SWTOR.
2. In what server is Penumbral located?
We are located in the US Eastern RP server Ebon Hawk.
3. Is Penumbral 'casual gamer' friendly?
Absolutely. We allow all play types in Penumbral. If you are a hardcore PvP, PvE, or Role-player, or just a casual gamer, you will fit in here. If you are capable of being in game often, visiting the forums a few times a week and making a few posts, while attending all our guild events that occur monthly, you will be just fine.
4. What classes/races are allowed in Penumbral?
We are tyrants, bounty hunters and exiled people. We accept anyone. For more information on our lore, see our lore post. But to summarize, we do not judge you based upon your race. We accept all types of tyrants, bounty hunters and exiles. Even some folks, that aren't exiles or outcasts, can join us.
5. Is there an age limit for joining?
Yes. While we believe age does not define maturity, due to a great deal of our content within the community taking on a more adult oriented atmosphere at times, our age limit is restricted to 17+ unless applicants are a direct friend or family member of a current and active member of the community OR have been grandfathered into the community.Please do not lie on your application.
6. What is the process for joining Penumbral?
The process is quite simple. Head to the Recruitment tab on our menu. Before submitting an application, take a moment to look over our short list of guild rules. Once you have completed that, we ask you fill out the application and let us get to know what type of player, person or even character you are! Within 24-48 hours, someone will look over your application and get back to you.
If he/she passes that and all the officers feel confident in the applicant, he/she will be accepted and placed on their Trial phase. During this phase, you will be able to access larger portions of our website and participate with the rest of the guild in major guild storylines, warzones, raids and will also gain access to our teamspeak. After a month has passed and you have proven yourself to the council, you will become an official member of our community. From there, you can rise to power within Penumbral!
7. At what time does Penumbral conduct most of it's guild events?
Penumbral is a EST based guild. We do accept players from all around the world, however. But all of our events, mostly, are scheduled to best fit those in the EST time zone to coincide with the server. We try our best to accommodate those who are in other time zones or work late. Most of our events in game are conducted from the hours of 8pm EST until 12am EST (what we consider core gaming hours). We currently aim for weekend raiding hours to alleviate being tired during the week (but are not opposed to setting raids up on weekdays). We also have dedicated PvPers that participate on PvP events (including Warzones and World Events) throughout the week and we often hold RP gatherings and other RP events at least once a week for those interested in joining.
For more details regarding the exact times and days of the events please PM one of our officers in game or e-mail us.
8. How strict and mature is Penumbral?
We would like to remain as mature as possible. We ask our members to use their best judgement when under our guild tag and when they are around other members of the community. While we try not to be elitist, we expect all those who wish to participate in Roleplay to know the basics and have a proper understanding of what is IC and what is OOC. Following our rules is all we ask.
9. Do you use Teamspeak or another VOIP?
We do, Teamspeak is encouraged to be used by our members. Many of us are on teamspeak 24/7, even if only in the AFK channel.
10. Do you allow Republic alts or possess a Republic alt guild?
We, we allow Republic alts and also possess an alt guild by the same but with an accent "e": Pénumbral. Everyone is welcomed to join.