It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell. -- Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, The Dhammapada Chapter 8, verses 103-105.
すべてのものに武士道に従ってください。Follow Bushido in all things
I will never forget that I am a Shinsengumi, fighting for honour, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which made my Cabal respected.
Rule 1 最初のルール： Rectitude (義 gi)
Control your general & cabal chat – be polite to each other as well as to other players both Dragon & not. As part of Shinsengumi, you are one of our ambassadors – you represent us in the game world. Disrespectful behaviour to each other or non-cabal members, including Illuminati and Templars, will dishonor our cabal. If a disagreement should arise with an enemy, have the discussion in private and remain civil. Be considerate when grouping with cabal and non-cabal alike.
All Cabal communication to the official gaming community will come from Commanders 局長 (Kyokuchô) or Vice Commanders 副長 (Fukuchô). Members are free to participate on any official forums as long as they speak for themselves and do not get involved in a conversation directed at the Cabal. If another cabal or individual starts a derogatory thread directed at Shinsengumi, just tell leadership and ignore it.
Rule 2 二番目のルール： Courage (勇氣 yūki)
We are primarily a PvP cabal, while developing PVE capabilities. As a leading Dragon PvP cabal, we expect a certain level of leadership and integrity in PUGs. Shinsengumi members never say die in SH, Fusang or ED – even when odds are against your team, you will kill and die honourably!
仇討たで 野辺には朽ちじ 吾は又
So Sad We Fall
Kuribayashi Tadamichi 1891-1945
Unable to complete this heavy task for our country
Arrows and bullets all spent, so sad we fall.
But unless I smite the enemy,
My body cannot rot in the field.
Yea, I shall be born again seven times
And grasp the sword in my hand.
When ugly weeds cover this island,
My only thoughts will be the Imperial Land.
Rule 3 第三の規則： Benevolence (仁 jin)
Seeing as assisting with the growth & training of individual members increases the strength of Shinsengumi as a whole, Cabal members are encouraged to help fellow Shinsengumi with advice on builds, with farming, or quest advice. In this spirit, helping Cabalmates with finishing Elites, Nightmare runs and quest troubles is greatly encouraged.
The Cabal bank is for depositing signets, augments or summoning pieces. Please keep the signets organized – place signets with matching signets. To remove signets, make a formal request to a Commander 局長 stating reasons you deserve the signet & what role it will play in your gearing. Summoning pieces will be used utilized by the Officer in charge of arranging any Lair Runs.
Rule 4 第四のルール： Respect (禮 rei)
Commanders 局長 role is running Cabal business, interacting with the larger Secret World community, settling disputes and setting Cabal policies
We insist on respect for the people outside the game, that means
different nationalities, accents, play styles - casual players and
hardcore players. This is a hardline rule. Derogatory or demeaning comments will get you kicked. We are all in this together and our mosaic makes us
stronger in unity.
Rule 5 番目の規則： Honesty (誠 makoto)
We are all here to enjoy our time playing and we need to understand that we all have the right to have fun together. If you have an idea for improvement, want to help organize events or any general suggestions, either post on the website or speak with an Officer, we are an open cabal and encourage feedback. However, if you have an issue or a problem regarding the Cabal, or with the direction it’s taking, please first speak with a Commander 局長 or Vice Commanders 副長.
If you have an issue or a problem with one of the cabal members, please bring it to a Commander 局長 before airing it with the member. To do so, either use E-mail on the Shinsengumi website, or with a direct tell to a Commander 局長. The Commanders 局長will take care of dispute resolution.
In extreme cases of violating the Shinsengumi code, a vote of Commanders will determine disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal from the Cabal.
Rule 6 第六のルール： Honour (名誉 meiyo)
Shinsengumi aspires to have all battles and victories conducted with honor. To maintain the distinction of the Cabal, Shinsengumi forbids the use of hacks, exploits, glitches or cheats, especially when used to gain the advantage during battle. This is a zero tolerance zone! Cheat and find another cabal.
Members not active for 90 days may be removed. Members on extended vacation, medical, or taking a break are welcome to contact a Commanders 局長upon return.
Rule 7 セブンスルール Loyalty (忠義 chūgi)
Members are asked to log on to the Cabal website once per week. We do this to make sure everyone is informed about cabal activities and business. We will post builds, signet farming requests, events and organize PvE and PvP activities. It is further to ensure timely application process.
Recruiting is now open for a short period of time. If you are
interested in joining, please send a tell to any Shinsengumi member.
They will pass your name to the Commanders 局長, who will post it on the
website for a maximum of 1 week. If there are no objections raised by current members, then the application is accepted. This gives all current members a chance to voice any concern they have.
We want the application process to be open and welcoming. We have a great collection of players from various parts of the world and at various levels of skill and specialties. We are not elitist in any way. What we want in recruiting is a group of people who enjoy the game, are willing to learn and who never give up; we consider this far better than players with a lot of skill, but who are not enjoyable as teammates nor are they open to sharing advice.
New members are on a trial member status. The trial member status is for new additions to the guild that will be eligible to be promoted to full-member status after four weeks. Throughout the four week period, the Cabal Officers and Full-members will monitor the conduct of the player, behavior within and outside of the guild, as well as his/her conduct with other cabal members. ALL members are expected to follow the code of conduct.
In addition, we have a Mumble server. Not everyone has the equipment for this, therefore the default means of communication in groups shall be chat. Nonetheless, if you have Mumble, its use is encouraged. The only restriction is to use the correct channel – El Dorado, Stonehenge, Fusang, etc.