All right, so. I’m having a bit of an argument with my guild on our private server and I need another perspective on the matter.
So, we’ve got about a dozen people playing and most are in a single, large guild spread all over the map. Myself and one other went into our own guild to facilitate the PVP element; on the weekends raid time goes up and we cause trouble.
Now, the one official rule is: “Don’t be a douche.”
So, our first idea was to block off the Volcano portal stone, as this gives quick access to powerful thralls we’d have to deal with and we wanted to limit access (all traditional ingress would remain untouched). We were immediately told this was douchey and the structure was disassembled by admins and virtually no resources returned.
Next, there is complaint about attacking bases of those who are not online, building vaults outside of bases we’re assaulting, swimming away from attackers in order to escape, general complaints about having things taken and me personally avoiding actual combat with other players, and a rule against putting vaults underwater at all.
My contention is both that the ‘don’t be a douche’ is far too nebulous and it sounds more like the rule is ‘don’t do anything that annoys us too much’ - and that no 3rd party would put up with this. Their argument is that SOME douchery is acceptable but that I am pushing things too far.