We’ve switched forum addresses from our previous address to http://bozgg.forumotion.com/ since our hosting domain kept on switching every other month it seems. Besides that, here’s the recruitment changes:
Before, our recruitment system was catered as such: heavy influence on applications, with only privileged outsiders getting an invitation to Biohazard. Now, we’re swapping the roles. To encourage a steady growth to the community, we want to open up Biohazard while still keeping it civil by, hopefully, making the invitation system the more appealing process. While only prestige members will be able to invite outsiders to Biohazard, this gives more incentive to become active and gives the prestige members more responsibility in recruitment. Members are still encouraged to have friends apply or get to know prestige members and leaders to “earn” an invite.
Since we won’t be fixed to any particular game as we were prior, the application system may not gain nearly enough traction as it once had when we were associated with PB2. This is the second reason as to why we’re leaning towards a more invitation-friendly manner to get into Biohazard.
Those who are invited into Biohazard can only be invited by leaders or prestige members, and must have a conversation that can be in a group or one-on-one setting, but must be conducted by members apart from those who invited them. If the interviewers decide that the person is suitable of joining Biohazard, then the person is accepted as an unofficial member. After two weeks, they will be assessed by clan members. If no issues arise within the first two weeks, then the person will be made an official member.
The application system removes the testing system as a whole, opting for a more generalized application. Once an applicant is accepted, they will be made an unofficial member. During this stage, it’s their job to be committed to acclimating themselves to Biohazard in the best way they think possible. If no issues arise within two weeks, they will remain in this process. After a month, a poll will be held to decide their fate. Unlike the previous application system, there is only one poll. If they pass, they become an official member; if they fail, they are removed from the clan, but can re-apply in two weeks.
Both methods of joining require the following (this means members are also required of the following):
– have a registered Discord account
– have a registered forum account
– be present in the Biohazard discord server
Obviously by “detaching” from PB2, we’re susceptible to one of the biggest flaws possible with a general gaming clan. How can we still restrict those to “one clan” if we’re not focused to one game only? This will bring about conflicts of interest surely, and most people will be curious to understand our viewpoint on this topic.
We will not allow members of Biohazard to be a part of other clans in games we are heavily associated with, such as PB2, and we discourage members of Biohazard to be a part of other clans in games we are casually associated with, such as League of Legends or CS:GO. We define other clans as communities of individuals with similar interests that may or may not be recognizable by clan tags, discord servers, or websites. For other games, it’s encouraged to not multiclan, as conflicts of interest will certainly arise. Due to this, multiclanning will have to be enforced on a case-by-case basis in instances. A general rule can be based upon your activity in Biohazard versus your activity in other groups. If you’re spending more time in [Evolution] discord server versus Biohazard, this could be seen as multiclanning. If you are unsure if a conflict of interest may arise, contact a leader.