Believed to be the largest "social" Horde guild on Draenor US, the Grimhorn Tribe currently has over eighty members with more than two hundred individual characters. The Tribe is steered by a Tribal Council, whose efforts help make GHT a place where people help one another enjoy everything WoW has to offer.
Tribal Council (Guild Officers)
- Email address (<character>@grimhorn.org), usable only by other Grimmies and hides your "real" email address
- Email lists: announce, discuss, endgame, and level-based (e.g. email@example.com)
- Bi-weekly meetings to discuss the state of the guild, server, game, real life, ...
- GroupCalendar (an addon for in-game event scheduling)
- Addon-generated roster
- Web hosting for member-written guides and fan-fiction
Guild Purpose, Policy, and Structure
GHT's primary purpose is to provide a fun and sociable environment for its members. Unlike most social guilds, the Tribe does require new members to go though a simple "trial run" of some kind, to weed out players who have no intention of participating in the friendly environment upon which the Tribe is built. Because GHT does not recruit based on age or experience, the guild represents a wide variety of play styles. Grimhorn Academy was founded to assist those who want to learn and to improve their play. This program has been a great success; many "graduates" of the Academy are easily the equal of more dedicated players.
This social-/participation-based structure has caused GHT to grow along both in- and out-of-game paths. While most of the Council members live within fifty miles of one another, there are real life social groups all over the US and individual members around the world. Out-of-game guild meetings have taken place both in the SF Bay and Puget Sound areas.
Forcible removal from the Tribe has been a thankfully rare event. To this writer's knowledge, the only cases have been due to persistent refusal to act in a mature fashion on /guild (channel spamming, persistent vulgarity, etc.). Potentially, members could also be forcibly removed for running scams or ninja-looting, but this has not yet happened in the Tribe's history.
The friendly environment which the Tribe fosters leads to a friendly, "family-like" atmosphere on /guild and in groups of Grimmies partied together.
Puns and Other Humor
New recruits should beware the off-kilter Grimhorn sense of humor. Horrible puns and self-deprecating humor are quite common on /guild, typically led by Myrdden or Exiu, and many other Grimmies participate enthusiastically.