Guild of the Week: Omani Winter

Everquest guild

Omaniwinter in action

We continue to look a Everquest progression guilds.

Our guild of the week is Omani Winter.

According to their site, Omani Winter is a progression based, family oriented guild. Their focus is to maintain a steady path of progression through the game, without sacrificing  core family values. To accomplish this goal, they strive to promote the highest possible member performance, while maintaining a manageable level of raid participation requirements.

Guild members are encouraged not only to help one another achieve the highest level of performance in the group atmosphere through flags, experience and gear, but are also encouraged to help one another achieve the highest possible performance level in the raid setting through effective communication and education. Guild members are also encouraged to maintain and cultivate their family atmosphere both in game and out.

In short, members say they enjoy the game and enjoy winning, but they also make it a point enjoy each other.

Omani Winter raids on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 8PM ET and Saturdays and Sundays at 7PM ET. According to the forums, They are currently raiding T4 RoF and T1 CoTF.

Click this link to visit the Omani Winter Forum if you want to register there.  The “Leave a Reply” below is optional.

Throwback Thursday: More Everquest Progression Guilds

Everquest progression guilds

courtesy of Pandemonium progression guild

Here we go with more Everquest progression guilds looking to recruit. Who knew that in 2014 people are still playing the original Everquest? I guess much like Dark Age of Camelot and other classic mmorpgs, Everquest’s fan base has not diminished.

According to the Elite Gamers Lounge forum, what follows is a listing of EQ progression guilds looking to recruit.

Echoes In Eternity

Founded at the Dreadlands Spires on June 6, 2000, Echoes In Eternity is one of the oldest active raiding guilds from Everquest’s Rodcet Nife, which was then merged into the Quellious, and subsequently the Povar Server. From it’s inception, EiE maintains a proud tradition of pursuing end-game content while keeping a fun, relaxed, and professional approach to raiding.

Guild Vision:
Echoes in Eternity is a tight-knit community of mature adults. We have a small but active active player base. Getting to know your fellow guild mates is important to us, both while you are an applicant and a member. We have fun, but we focus on accomplishing our goals. When we achieve our goals, we return to our favorite guild past times of troll-baiting, gnome-bashing, and rezzing rangers.

We are a raiding guild focused on progression. We are currently working on the raid progression line of the Call of the Forsaken expansion while farming Rain of Fear.

Application requirements:
If you are a “high play time” individual dedicated to raiding top tier content on the Povar server, please contact any officer (Chania, Ferriciean, Dimleelit, Suntuz or Ventrix) in game.

We evaluate each applicant individually based on their experience, drive, and the current needs of the guild.  We are currently recruiting skilled, high playtime individuals for in the following classes:

Bard

Beastlord

Berserker

Cleric

Druid

Enchanter

Magician

Monk

Necromancer

Paladin

Ranger

Rogue

Shadow Knight

Shaman

Warrior

Wizard

If you’re serious about becoming a member of EiE, you should be level 100 with a high AA count. We are currently raiding RoF and CoTF.

Echoes in Eternity is open to cross-server applications.

 *Note:  Although a class may not be in high demand we will not discourage anyone from applying and if we feel they are exceptional player then we would evaluate it by a case by case basis at that time.

Expectations:
Echoes in Eternity is a raiding guild.  Our regular raiding schedule is Sundays from 5pm EST until Midnight EST, Mondays through Wednesday from 7pm EST until Midnight EST.  We have no formal raid requirement percentage for applicants or members.  However, you should attend as many raids as their play time permits; if the members do not know you, you will never get enough votes to gain membership.  We expect our members to be self sufficient.  You should be able to travel to raid zones efficiently and have the ability to gate, see invis, breathe underwater, levitate, shrink, and invis.  You must be able to move quickly from zone to zone and travel safely within required raid zones. You should have maps downloaded.

Posting Your Application:
Please use your character’s name to register on our message boards to post your application. When you post your application, write your character’s name, level, and class in the subject line.You may submit an application with answers to the following questions either
1) as a post on this forum, or
2) in a private message to an officer.

Application:
Please use this exact format and cut and paste the questions below to use for your application.

1) Provide a Magelo link and a summary of your character, including class, level, equipment level, and AAs.
2) What is your usual play time? (example: I usually play Monday to Wednesday 7pm to 11pm and weekends 3pm to midnight all EST.)
3) What are your past guilds and raid experience with each? What notable events have you participated in and what were your roles in each?
4) Why do you want to join Echoes in Eternity? How do you feel about our long and challenging application process?
5)What do you expect out of EiE membership? What can EiE expect out of you?
6) What were the high and low points of your EQ career?
7)Which, if any, EiE members or applicants do you know?
8 ) What zone keys and flags do you have?
9) Do you have anything else to say to support your application?

What Happens Next:
Shortly after you submit your application, an officer will contact you about your application.  We will run a background investigation. Following a successful investigation, you will be interviewed by the officers and class leaders.   If you pass the background investigation and the interview, your application will be formally accepted. You will receive a provisional guild tag and have access to our alliance raid channel, appropriate class specific channels, and applicants only sections on the message boards.  As an applicant, it will be your responsibility to find a member sponsor. The member sponsor will decide when to submit you for the membership vote. This voting process can be lengthy and requires 75% of active members to vote “yes.”  Once you’ve received the necessary votes, your guild tag will become permanent and you will receive additional access and permissions to our websites.  During your application period you will earn and use points in our DKP system. Visit our DKP site to register an account and then speak with an officer about activating your account.

Insanity

Insanity is a guild on the Firiona Vie server; a server in the Everquest game. We are a casual raiding and grouping guild. If interested in joining, please send a tell to any of our guild members; an officer or the guild leader (Gooshy) will get back to you shortly.

Valhallah

General Information…

    • Valhallah is a competitive raiding guild on the Firiona Vie server. We are currently raiding Call of the Forsaken T1A through T1B every Monday through Thursday, 8PM ET to 11PM ET.
    • At this time we are asking that applicants (and full members alike!) maintain a 50% raid attendance score at a minimum as we do understand that real life does tend to get in the way from time to time! Please note that this does not mean you get two days out of the week off; if you’re online and in-game you’re expected to raid.
    • IMPORTANT! If you don’t meet the requirements (listed below) to wear the Valhallah tag as an applicant, we would like to highlight the guild’s Prospect program that is detailed in this post. Please be aware that while you will be welcomed into the guild as a Prospect should your character not quite be up to speed, it’s very important to note that this program has its own set of rules and policies that are independent of those listed below. Please make sure you read and understand this process if you wish to wear the Valhallah guild tag as a Prospect.
  • If you have any questions about the applicant process, the prospect program or the guild in general, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any member of leadership listed below:
    • Guild Leader: Mallakhi
    • Raid Leader(s): Aldren, Rampagious
    • Caster Lead: Haste
    • Tank Lead: Nabtinn
    • Priest Lead: Pompome
    • Melee Lead: Zetterbergia
    • Officer(s): Morum, Repscallion

Loot rules…

    • Loot is determined by a council that distributes items based on merit. Factors taken into consideration include, but are not limited to, size of the upgrade, overall attendance, time lapsed since last loot and class priority (where applicable).
    • All of the above factors play a role in loot decisions, but the deciding factor is always attendance. If you fall below 50% attendance, expect to take a back seat for any and all loot considerations even after becoming a full member.
  • As an applicant, you are allowed to request to be considered for any and all loot items that are linked in /guildchat and /raidsay. Please note, however, that only in certain circumstances will you ever receive loot over full members that are asking for the same items. Such cases are rare and are on a case-by-case basis.

Requirements to be invited to the guild as an Applicant…

    • Be level 100 with a comfortable experience buffer
    • Have at least the number of automatically granted AAs for your class at L100. Please note that in order to become a Full Member, your AA count is expected to rise significantly from the bare, autogranted minimum and will be reviewed by the archetype leader for your class before promotion is awarded.
    • Have a love of the game that allows you to continually commit to progressing your main, raiding character. Commitment on the level of a progression raiding guild requires high play time, and we expect exactly that out of our members. If you cannot commit to progressing your character and playing often, please don’t waste your time.
    • Have an updated Magelo profile for your main character that you will be applying with (this is not a requirement for Prospects). This is not an optional piece of information when filling out your application and you are expected to keep it up-to-date throughout your applicant period. Please note that failure to include an updated, valid and non-private Magelo profile will result in the immediate demotion to the rank of Prospect. This will affect your eligibility for a /raidinvite each evening until you are capable of producing a profile that meets the requirements.
    • Have at least one form of each of the standard “Raid 101” utility functions (shrink, invisibility, fade and gate).
    • Be familiar with the GINA program for keeping track of event emotes and various audio triggers. GamTextTriggers and in-game audio triggers are also acceptable, but you are responsible for troubleshooting these on your own as Valhallah primarily uses GINA.
    • Be familiar with the Ventrilo program, which is a required tool for raiding with Valhallah. Speaking in it is not a requirement, but being on the server for raid time, however, is.
    • Have updated maps for every zone and the ability to get to the raid without dying.
    • Possess the ability to adapt, take instruction and follow instruction on a moment’s notice without hesitation.
  • Have the desire to be the best. No exceptions.

Requirements to be promoted to Full Member (the application process)…

    • Attend a minimum of six raid nights over any two-week time span.
      • Please note that you are required to post in the “Will You Be There?” forums for any scheduled raids that you will be unable to attend. This policy will never go away (even after becoming a full member), but failure to do so as an applicant will likely result in the termination of your application.
    • Reach an AA count that is both higher than the autogranted minimum at L100 and satisfying to the archetype leader of your class.
    • Be able to link achievements showing your progress on current content progression missions.
    • Be recommended for promotion to Full Member by your class archetype leader.
  • Be able to satisfy all of the above points within 45 days of becoming an Applicant. If these requirements are not met within this time span, your application will be terminated and you will be unable to reapply to the guild without first acquiring the permission of the guild leader.

Class need

      HIGH NEED
        • Paladin (2-3)

MEDIUM NEED

        • Bard (1)
        • Druid (1)
        • Warrior (1-2)

LOW NEED

    • Beastlord
    • Berserker
    • Cleric
    • Enchanter
    • Magician
    • Monk
    • Necromancer
    • Ranger
    • Rogue
    • Shadow Knight
    • Shaman
    • Wizard

How to submit your application…

    • When you are ready to apply, you must first register a username with our forums that matches the name of the main, raiding character you will be applying with. If you are unsure of how to do this or need help, you may view this post for instructions. Please contact a member of leadership if you are still having difficulty afterward.
    • Next, please view the application listed here. Copy and paste the application into a new thread that you will post in the Recruitment part of the forums (the very forum you’re on now!).
      • You must title your application “APPLICANT: Name”. Following this simple instruction will make you look really good! ;)
    • If your application is accepted, you will be contacted within a couple of days by an officer, tagged as an applicant of Valhallah and given applicant status on the forums. Afterward, your application PM will be relocated to a members-only section for discussion.
  • Finally, please do keep in mind that your application is our first impression of you, so make it count (i.e., update your Magelo, be precise in your answers, don’t leave questions unanswered, d0n7 typ3 l|k3 dis, don’t be fucking stupid, etc.)!

Pandemonium

General Information
Name:
Level:
Class:
AA:
Unbuffed HP:
Unbuffed Mana:
Unbuffed AC(tank class only):
Your Toons Magelo:
What name did you register on our boards with:
How Did you Hear about Pdm:
Current Guild:
Reason for leaving Current guild/ Last guild (be specific please):
Guild history, N/a or none is Not acceptable:
(include all raiding guild memberships on any servers)
List Friends OR Family members in Pandemonium(if any):
Why are you interested in Joining Pandemonium:
Why would you make a good addition to Pandemonium:What kinda experience did you have raiding with your class:
Describe the duties of your class:
(Our raid times are 6:30PM EST till 11:00PM EST on Sat/sun And 7:30PM EST till 11:00PM Mon thu Wed.)
Please List your playtimes:
Do you have your 2.0? If not what is your status?
How long have you owned your account?
Are you original owner of the account?
Also do others have access to your account?
Has this or any other account you have owned had a disciplinary action taken against it such as a ban or suspension? (if yes, why?)
Have you ever had any other characters? Include names and server.
What is your favorite expac:
Is your gear fully auged:
Must Have Newest Expac.
PDM Requires http://eq.gimasoft.com/gina/Download.aspx to App.
Do you Have Gina Downloaded?
Do you like Pie(which kind and why)?Additional Information:
(Include any special information or situations that should apply to you, including exceptions from recruiting policy)

Lieing and Incomplete applications will be discarded

Email to PDMAPP@GMAIL.COM

Everquest Progression Guilds Recruiting

In honor of the 15th anniversary of the original Everquest, SOE released a video showing what the game has meant to its fans and player base since its initial release in March of 1999.

To commemorate the occasion, the mmo guild report will be taking a look at active Everquest progression guilds, a  lot of which are recruiting to this day.

We begin with Valorguard, the oldest guild on the former Nameless server. According to their website, they are a mature group of individuals who enjoy raiding current expansion content, but understand that their members have a life outside of EQ. Because of that, they raid 3 nights/week(currently Fri, Sun, Tues from 7pm until ~11pm eastern time) and have no minimum participation requirements.

Their recruiting policy below:
Thank you for your interest in Valorguard.

We are always looking for skilled players who fit in well with our fun & friendly guild culture. We never close recruiting completely; instead, we control the size of our raid force without needing to limit our overall membership. We also welcome players who are less interested in raiding but still want to join a helpful, active guild to help progress through the other areas of the game.

Valorguard is not a “hard-core raiding guild” since we typically raid only 3 nights per week, however, we do make constant progress through the game due to the dedication and discipline of our members and leaders on raid nights. We seek people who like to play on a regular basis, however, Valorguard is a totally volunteer organization with no mandatory attendance requirements. We understand that our members also have real lives that take priority over gaming. Specific classes are either opened or closed periodically, as needed.

Valorguard is a collection of players who genuinely want to help each other advance through the game and have fun doing it. This is most evident during non-raid times where members are free to form groups to accomplish their single group goals. Members are generally willing to help their guildmates in whatever way they can. Applicants should have a good attitude and be supportive and willing to help other guildmates.

Valorguard is one of the oldest and most respected guilds on the former Nameless Server and VG members are very proud to be part of the family. Some of what our members have said that VG means to them:
• One word: “Heart”
• To me VG is simply amazing… Its camaraderie, its resilience, innovation, and desire greatly surpass that of most “uber” Guilds.
• What defines VG the most I would have to say is its compassion.
• I feel our commitment to respecting other players has earned us a large number of friends and allies.
• Heart and soul of the guild has remained the people in it.
• We are seen by many others as a HIGHLY honorable and respectable guild.
• Commitment, honor, respect, maturity, unselfishness to name a few.
• The most important thing I look for in a recruit is what I call “VG material”. This is basically: heart, selflessness, maturity, loyalty to our little institution, a sense of belonging, of home.
• Most members firmly think that the journey is more important than the goal.
• We have found joy in each step VG has conquered to becoming a more powerful guild.
• All I can say is we are a family.

If this is what you are looking for in a guild, then Valorguard is for you!

STEPS TO BECOMING A MEMBER:
1. You first need to get to know members of Valorguard and get them to know you. The best way to do this is by grouping and/or raiding with VG members:
– When you log in, /join vgapp:honor to join our applicant chat channel (where you can find out what’s currently going on in the guild, or perhaps get invited to a guild group).
– You can join VG raids as a “guest” if there is room by sending a /tell to any officer during raid times for a raid invite and a temporary guild tag (for the duration of the raid).
2. As you get to know more VG members, you will need one of them to sponsor you and to post your application to our recruiting board where you will be evaluated by VG members (these comments are viewable only by full members). At this point you are a “posted applicant”.
– Your sponsor will be your coach and mentor as you move through the VG application process.
– Some hopeful applicants find sponsors right away, some take longer. Always feel free to ask VG members you have a connection with to sponsor you.
3. Once you are a posted applicant, you are allowed to keep the Valorguard guildtag to facilitate interaction and help you get to know VG and it’s members. You need to be a consistent player because participation and good gameplay is crucial in order to get positive member feedback posted to your application. After 10 members vote “yes to probation” and approval by a majority vote of the officers, you are a “probation member.”
4. Once you are a probation member, continue to be a consistent player because you will still receive member feedback. After one month fixed duration from the probation date, VG officers vote on your application (based on your member feedback). If you receive a 2/3 majority YES vote from the officers, you are a VG “full member”.

Types of Valorguard Membership
When you apply to Valorguard, you will apply as a Raiding Member or Social Member. This will determine which of the 3 membership types you will apply under. All VG full members have the same rights & privledges, so there is no distinction between the types of membership outside of raid priority.

1. Raid-Tagged Member (a player applying to an OPEN class as Raiding Member)
We actively recruit available players in classes that are open because we need more players of that class join our raids. Because of that, these players are given a “Raid Tag” once they complete the application process, which means their spot in a VG raid is reserved, and they are able to stay in the raid even if the raid fills up.

2. Raid-Qualified Member (a player applying to a CLOSED class as Raiding Member)
If your class is currently closed, that means that VG is currently well staffed in your class and there is not a need to recruit an additional player of that class. However, we realize that there are exceptional players out there and we understand the benefit to the guild by not turning them away. We also realize that the only limits imposed by the game are on raid size being capped at 54 players. Therefore, we allow a player to apply and become a full member in a closed class.

A Raid-Qualified Member is exactly the same as any other full member, except for one. They do not have a guaranteed spot in a VG raid. What this means is that Raid-Qualified Members are able to join VG raids when there is room in the raid, however, if the raid fills up and there are other Raid-Tagged Members waiting to join, Raid-Qualified Members may be asked to drop the raid after the current event is finished. These players will be re-invited back to the raid as space and priority allow, they will continue to get raid attendance credit, and can still bid on any raid loot that drops. We track players waiting to join the raid in a special chat channel (/join VGoverflow:over).

There is also a process where a Raid-Qualified Member can be converted to a Raid-Tagged Member based on exceptional skill, attitude & attendance during raids. Another way is if there is a need to open a class that already has Raid-Qualified Members or applicants in it; one or more of them may be converted to a Raid-Tagged Member. Typically, Raid Tags are reviewed and awarded during the regular recruiting update process that occurs quarterly.

Please see the Raid Guide for details on how Raid-Tagged & Raid-Qualified members are moved into and out of raids.
Please see the Loot page for details on loot priority.

3. Social Member (a player applying as a non-Raiding Member)
A player who is skilled and fits in well with our guild culture is welcome to apply, even if they do not plan to join VG raids. Typically, these are newer, returning players, or players who cannot login during our normal raid time. Outside of raids, these Social Members are treated equally along with all other Valorguard full members.

Social Members do not have any raid loot priority, but may be awarded some items (like runes) by special request or raid leader discretion. Members who meet VG guesting requirements can join raids with the same priority as guests. Social Members can also convert to Raid-Tagged or Raid-Qualified Member (depending on class) by posting an application and going through the application process.

Minimum requirements for Raid-Tagged or Raid-Qualified applicants:
-Maximum level + 4000 AAs
-Current group content equipment or better, including augs
-Create and maintain an updated Magelo throughout application process
-Attend the majority of raids during application process
-Use GINA or in-game audio triggers for all our current raid targets
-Maximum resists (including MPG Trials and DoN progression)
-All expansions owned

Minimum requirements for Social Member applicants:
-Level 96 + 2000 AAs
-Current group content equipment, including augs
-Create and maintain an updated Magelo throughout application process

Notes on the application process:
a) Each class is listed at the bottom of this page as being either open or closed. Applicants to a closed class are still allowed to apply to Valorguard, and go through the same recruiting process as applicants to an open class. See below for more details on applying to open/closed classes.
b) Officers can vote “yes”, “no”, or “more time”. More time is usually granted to applicants who haven’t received much feedback, or conflicting feedback, during their probation period.
c) Any sponsor or member who “leaks” another member’s feedback to an applicant will jeopardize the application process because the applicant is unlikely to receive the necessary YES vote from the officers if this is discovered.
d) Evaluating a applicant’s personality & skills while playing is the primary goal of the application process. Because of this, we respectfully require that you do not allow anyone else to play your character during your application period.
e) Just be yourself, relax and have fun. Do not put on an act or be somebody you’re not because we find that usually doesn’t work given our fairly rigorous recruiting process.

Notes on Guesting with VG:
a) Guests must be max level and have 1200 AA before being allowed to attend a VG raid.
b) Only characters interested in pursuing VG membership are allowed to guest on raids. Characters on silver or bronze accounts are not allowed to join VG raids.
c) Guests are not allowed to bid on raid loot, but may loot an item if it goes FFA.
d) If you are currently in a guild that raids similar content as VG, you will need to deguild before joining a VG raid.
e) Guests who are given a temporary guild tag during the raid are expected to deguild from Valorguard after the raid is over.
f) As a guild, we refrain from bad language, arguments or flaming in public chat channels. Appropriate conduct is required at all times.
g) Players will be permitted to guest with VG for up to 4 weeks. If an application is not posted in that time, future raid invites will be suspended until an application posted.

Member Sweeps and Returning Ex-members:
These are guidelines for our standard Member Sweeps and how we handle returning ex-members who left the guild in good standing and did not join another guild. VG officers may shorten or change any part of the process, depending on the specific circumstances of the player involved.
A member is converted to a Social Member if they haven’t logged into EQ in over 90 days (without any prior communication).
– If the player returns to the game within 30 days, they will convert back to their former member status.
– If they come back after 30 days and still meet minimum requirements, they will be given Social Member status and could potentially switch back to RQ-Member or RT-Member (depending on their class) by submitting an application and going through the application process.

As usual, if you know you need to take an extended leave from the game but plan to return, just let the officers know and we will accommodate you. Communication is key here.

Early termination:
Applicants who perform a bannable-type offense will be discharged from the Valorguard recruiting process immediately after a majority vote by the officers. In the rare case where an applicant receives overwhelmingly negative feedback (10+ member “no” votes), the officers may vote to terminate the application early (before the applicant finishes the standard voting period). This provision exists simply to provide a quick resolution for both VG and the applicant, if warranted.

If a sponsor decides to end their sponsorship of an applicant for any reason, the applicant has 2 weeks to find a replacement sponsor in order to continue the application process. If a sponsor can not be found in that time, the application will be terminated. An applicant can terminate their own application for any reason by simply notifying their sponsor or an officer.

SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION
All applications must address all 7 questions below and should be emailed to your sponsor for posting. If there is insufficient information in your application, it may be returned to you to improve, which will delay the process. Please include as many details as possible.

1. Explain why you want to be part of VG. What have you heard about VG or seen yourself that makes you want to join our guild? If you are a former VG member, also include why you left and what you have been doing since leaving.
2. List your usual play time/days (including timezone) ie. “I play from 7pm to 11pm EST every day except Monday”.
3. List any progression bits, keys and flags that you have or are missing that may be relevant based on our current raid zones.
4. List how many AAs you have at the time of your application.
5. List your guild history and approximate time you spent in each guild.
6. Tell us what city you live in and something about yourself, like where you work or go to school, how you got involved with EQ/gaming, other people you know in-game, what you do in your spare time (when not playing EQ), etc.
7. You should include your *updated* Magelo number.
8. Specify whether you are applying as a Raiding Member or a Social Member.

EVALUATION OF APPLICANTS
We request that our members evaluate all applicants using specific criteria. They often include examples of things that they have personally observed during their interactions, so all applicants should strive to do their best in the following areas:
– Activity (playtime) during and outside of raids
– Performance in group activity
– Performance in raid activity
– Overall attitude
– Willingness to take measures to improve weak spots in gear and augments (character pride and investment)
– Willingness to help others, selflessness, and other traits that define “VG material”

If you have any questions about our recruiting process, feel free to send a tell in game to any VG officer or VG member. They are more than happy to answer any question you might have about our recruiting process.

And thank you for your interest in Valorguard!

Guild of the Week: The Faceless Order EQ2 Progression Guild

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MMO Grinder did a good review of Sony’s Everquest 2 a while back, so I linked it here. It’s one of the few mmos I wish I was still playing and may jump back into one of these days.

Our MMO guild of the week is The Faceless Order, an Everquest 2 Progression Guild. “It is our mission to progress through all available Everquest raid content in a linear fashion beginning with Classic EQ. We raid three nights per week starting at 9pm and ending at 12am EST.” says their mission statement on their official website and it looks like when it comes to EQ, this guild does not mess around.

There in an application to join the official SoE Test Server branch of TFO on their forums and officers and recruiters who are online can be found in the channel TFOapply:welcome — simply /join TFOapply:welcome when looking for an Officer / recruiter in game.

This is their application template for new  members:

Character Name:
Class:
Level / AA count:
Race:
Timezone:
How many hours a week do you spend playing EverQuest:

We raid Mon, Wed, Thurs from 9pm to 12am EST. Which days can you commit to attending?

When did you originally begin playing Everquest?

Describe your raiding background, include notable guilds you’ve been a member of and all content you have raided previously.

What expansion or era do you most look forward to experiencing and why?

Any 300 level tradeskills?

Are you able to join Ventrilo during raids? Speaking is not required.

During your 2 week trial, what aspects of your character will you focus on improving the most outside of raids?
(eg. gear, AA, epic 2.0)

Do you have a high lvl (85+) character that can aide you in gearing up or will you need help from others?

Where did you hear about us?

Please join the channel: TFOapply:welcome to speak with an online Officer or Recruiter. If you are having trouble finding one of us on, ask any member in-game if an Officer or Recruiter is on.

Throwback Thursday: Guilds in Gaheris on DAoC

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For today’s Throwback Thursday post we are revisiting Dark Age of Camelot, the venerable original RvR mmorpg from E.A. Mythic. Specifically we are focusing on the Gaheris server, which is the mmorpg’s PVE server with an active population. How active? It is hard to say. As new user Harlequin0823 revealed on the forums, there isn’t a global channel, so returning players who are taking advantage of the 7-day trial period recently offered by the devs to get people back in the fold may have a tough time finding others to play with, or even joining a guild, if the population is somewhat low.

Mythic has detailed a Guild guilde with their Social interface and news system here.   Their efforts for the classic MMO are being guided by Broadsword Online Games, to operate and support the game with Mythic EA. (More on that here)

MMORPG.com did a great job of detailing the game for those of you who never ventured in Camelot.

As reported by Sauvi, The entire server is largely based / active in the Survivors alliance. some of the guilds in there actively recurit members, the Survivors guild itself will always accept new members. “If you see a guild with an active member, its likely a guild in the Survivors Alliance” was his advice to new players. These are the guilds listed in the game’s Survivor Allience according to Sauvi:

Current membership on January 27, 2014
Survivors
Deadly Intentions
Angels of War
Knights of Midgard
Doomborgen Morgen
Grace
Muahaha
Angels of Death
PvElitists
Knights of Caledonia
Knights of Fayte
DragenSlayers
LegendaryMercenaries
The Motley Crue
Oblivion
Counter Crew
One Man Army
Keepers of Light
The Jaded Ones
Danish Huscarls
Katastrophik

Not all recruit or are set active, but they are all in there.

Thanks to the Geharis forum members for the info!!

MMORPG gaming convention?

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While browsing the web this week for upcoming gaming conventions, it occurred to me that there is a major gap in the convention circuit. As mmo players and guild leaders or officers, we play a number of games, but most of us prefer our chosen gaming genre, even if we do dabble in other genres like fps and rts games from time to time. At least me personally, again and again go back to RPGs as a single player experience and mmos for multi-player gaming. So why is it that we have so many gaming cons, even non gaming cons like comic-con that dedicate space to gamers and so few cons, dedicated to mmorpgs?

Think about it, besides Blizzcon, is there really any one convention dedicated to mmos? Not a specialty con that I am aware of. The upcoming list of game cons reads like a litany of gatherings for devs dedicated to console gaming with some of the biggest names in the industry, Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo, but except for specialty reveals and news about mmos in cons like E3 and GDC and PAX East, there isn’t a single con dedicated to strictly PC gamers in general and mmo players specifically.

I think with so many mmo players out there and with so many varied mmo titles on the market, and big names like the Elder Scrolls Online, Everquest Next, and the new wow expansion to name a few, it’s about time there was a convention dedicated to the genre specifically. The loss of subscribers plaguing older games like World of Warcraft is a bit deceptive if you consider that there exist so many mmorpgs out there which people can choose to play and form guilds in to play with their friends.

What do you all think? Is this even feasible? I just hope if someone does create an mmorpg specific con, that they remember I called for one here first and they remember to send me an invite!