ATN's Mission Statement
Important to read and keep in mind at all times: Keeping things friendly.
All Together Now was started by a small group of real life friends who
took advantage of some free server transfers to come together on one
server and play a game we all loved. We wanted a social guild built on
silliness and love, where we care what happens in the lives of our
players, not just in game--a family: the somewhat kooky one that you
build for yourself instead of being born into.
We have a guild IRC to chat when we’re not in game, forums that are as
likely to talk about real life stuff as they are theorycrafting, a
second guild and guild bank just to help people level professions, have
real life guild get togethers whenever we can and LAN parties, cheer as
hard for "Level 10" as we do "Not One, But Two Jormungars" and laugh our
butts off regularly in vent.
Wait, was that a raid achievement mentioned--in a social guild? About a
year ago, we decided to go to Naxx, just for fun, because most of us had
never raided *anything*--and we advertised for pugs (we couldn’t even
fill a 10 man) with the phrase "Beginners Welcome".
Since that first downing of Anub’Reckhan with a bunch of
‘beginners’--we’ve quadrupled in size, raid every week, are deep into
end game progression, farm some of the tough stuff and yeah, we roll in
those raid achievements all the time when we’re not busy being social
One of the most common questions we get asked, because we still pug and
still welcome those beginners and lots of people see us all over the
realm, is "Hey, are you guys recruiting?"
And I’m glad to say, no, we are not recruiting, we don’t do that.
Interested in joining or running w/ATN? PLEASE READ!
Thanks for your interest in All Together Now! Here's some info on just
how to go about joining our crazy family, or how to keep on raiding with
us without joining!
Our guild site is where everything happens, so whether
you're wanting to join or just raid with us, you need to apply to get
access to the site! Please note that we require applicants to be 18
years old or over, unless they have a parent or guardian in the guild.
Within a day or two of applying, you should be able to log on to the
site and get going.
An approved application means you can then get on our site forums, and
go the next step which is...
There is a introductions forum and it's highly
recommended everyone take a moment to post there and say "hi". We're not
looking for a life story or anything specific...just tell us your
toons, how you heard about us, why you're interested, stuff like that.
Join our chat channel in-game!
We have a friends chat channel in
game (just do /join atnfriends) that is a fantastic way to get to know
us if you're wanting to join, and keep in touch for raiding with us if
you're not a member. We "pug" from that channel before trade when we're
doing stuff like raids or heroics or PVPing or whatever, and our friends
there in other guilds will occasionally look for folks for their runs
there as well.
Find an Officer!
Once you have applied and introduced yourself
in the forums, just find an officer online. You can ask any ATN member
which officers are online, and let them know you'd like to talk to
them. Keep in mind officers are playing the game too, so they might be
in instances or busy at the moment, but someone will get with you ASAP
in game once you ping us! You'll then get your ATN...
For two weeks, you'll have a chance to get to
know us, and vice versa! We have a lovely bunch of folks here, and we
are mega-low on the dramaz. We want to keep it that way.
We raid a
lot, but we *are* at our heart a social guild. This two weeks is NOT
about judging people. It's not about DPS numbers or raid attendance or
any of that nonsense. But it is about making sure our guild keeps its
great atmosphere by getting to know each other.
If we feel like maybe you're not fitting in with us, an officer will
talk to you long before the 'two weeks' is up, to work out where the
disconnect may be. You will *not* get to the end of your Friend
membership and suddenly get /gkicked. If you decide "hey, y'all are great, but not quite what I'm looking for in a guild
" then that's fine! Just let an officer know you're moving on; there are no bridges burned with us.
If there is anything you're unhappy with, please talk to an officer - we
wanna know this stuff! We call it a 'trial' but really, it's about
making friends, not jumping through hoops. Just be yourself, and so will
Use the site!
Pretty much *all* of our event planning happens on
our website, as well as a lot of our socializing. Using the site
frequently, reading forums and posting and all that good stuff, is a
great way to really fit into ATN quickly and get to know people. Some
raids are open
sign ups, some raids are teams and have full rosters so are not open
signups, and occasionally raids don't have calendar signups, only forums
organizing. You need to be on the site to not miss out on raids and
things, and check those forums and the calendar frequently!
As always, just talk to any officer if you have questions about any of this, and we'll see you in game.