In all my time runing NOX and recruting for the Guild, I always run acrost this Question. The answer is not as simple as it would seem, NOX is many things.
To put it simply NOX is not just one thing, we are a colection of aspects and people whos sum is grater then the individuls that are members.
are you thinking about joining JUST for protection in Numbers? Don't, If you can't take orders, or are going to ignore orders that are given to you, then don't join.
members are sometimes called upon by the Master of NOX to help out the younger members, or to seek revenge for a raided member of NOX. members are sometimes asked to use land they control to havest guild trees that are used to incress the NOX treshery. members are sometimes asked to share a base with a lower end member till enough land has opened up for that lower end member to establesh his own base. members are sometimes asked to mentor new members that are coming over from another brach of NOX and are interested in this game.
above all NOX members are asked to always be loyal to NOX, to NEVER do anything that would harm or hurt NOX! You ARE NOX, anything you do or say is a reflection of the guild as a whole. Remember that! If in dought about your actions contact a Powered Ranking member!
If you are in this for personal gain, then make your own guild and or clan. If you want to help out others of the same clan, join NOX. Yes there are perks for being a member but only if you are willing to contribute to NOX will them Perk be made avalible to you. YOU have to make a efert to get to know the NOX members, YOU have to exsurt yourself and ask for help when you need it. YOU have to render help when it is asked of you.
Ranks very from brach to brach, these are the toadwater NOX ranks Bold ranks are power ranks that are the leadership.