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!!

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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!

Guild of the week: The Order of Chaos

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Dark Age of Camelot is my favorite classic mmorpg as most of you might have guessed. For those unfamiliar with DAoC, mmorpg.com did a fairly nice review of the game a while back which you can read here.

The guild of the week for this week, after searching through DAoC guild information for quite some time is The Order of Chaos. With its own facebook page, a forum to discuss news about the game and Midgard and Hibernian realms, and announcement for raids, this guild is quite involved in the community of DAoC and as I have discussed before, community is key to playing social multi-player games.

Congratulations to Order of Chaos for being named our guild of the week!

More players or guilds looking for members

World of Warcraft

Hey there folks!

My friend and I are starting a new raiding guild on Mal’ganis called Haven. We both have limited schedules due to school/work and have been bouncing around the various weekend guilds. Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to find one to call home due to schedules, raid atmosphere, progression, etc. So we decided to start our own!

Here’s some basic info and I’ll expound upon our ideals at the bottom of the post:

Progression

We don’t have a raid team yet! Guild leadership is 12/14H.

Raid Schedule:

Friday, Saturday, Sunday; 9pm-1am server time (CST)

Looking For:

Warlock
Mage
Ele Shaman
1 Healer (non-monk)

If your class isn’t listed, you might consider applying anyway. We will consider any excellent dps. These are just the ideal classes for our current raid composition.

Essay Time:

There aren’t that many weekend guilds out there! The ones that exist are either not quite as progressed as I’d like to be or have an atmosphere that I don’t want to play in. My goal with Haven is to create a fun and friendly guild that raids at a high level.

Things are going to be a bit tough in the beginning and we understand that. We’re looking to build something that’s going to last and we realize it’s going to take some time to get off the ground. Warlords of Draenor is right around the corner and we want to build a strong group of friends to tackle its challenges (as well as to finish out the current tier!)

If you are looking for a bit more than just a raiding team, consider making Haven your home. Feel free to add my battletag and ask me any questions you might have! Or, apply online at our website!

Btag: Ferrington#1482
Website: havenguild.shivtr.com

GAME OVER

Hello, background on us, We’re an older guild who has been together for around six years now, upon the death of a highly ranked 25 man guild on server, we formed up with the intent of a more casual schedule and mindset then that we had experienced previously, we’ve recently needed to transfer off of our home of Eredar as its been dying for years, and finally has reached the point unto which it was no longer bareable. We’ve since relocated to a server named Proudmoore, of which is a very good, friendly, very high population pool of active players consistently looking to do something any hour of the day or night, making our community stronger and more active then ever before.

This is ONLY the recruitment needs for the 25 man, we have SIX ten man teams independent of one another also seeking varied classes/gear/players for different days/hours, info on teams available on request.

The Ten man teams have different needs, inquire directly for detailed lists of times/days/needs, we have a raid group raiding nearly any hour of the day, and varied days of the week.

We’re looking for an exceptional Ranged needs are; Boomkin, Warlock, Spriest, Resto Shaman, Third tank, Or Dk tank with dps offspec, or dk dps with tanking offspec. Need One player(s) total for core spot(s) in our Content pushing heroic, 25 man team. We’re also seeking any exceptional players, regardless of class. As well as spots in multiple ten man teams lead throughout the week. 12/14H Current content, 13/13H and 16/16H Previous content. We are the top 25 man on our server.

Previous content we had multiple heroics on farm status, we have also cleared every content since wotlk and up until current as a guild and with nearly all firsts for any alliance kill on our old server Eredar. We have since transferred to Proudmoore due to our server dieing. We also have multiple alt ten man teams running throughout the week looking for similiar dps. We also do guild gold challenge modes often ( and have all completed ) We also run guild rbgs/arenas throughout the week. We also lead multiple alt raids, as well as side-raids through old content, achievements, alt leveling in groups, and play with one another cross-gaming on a daily basis, over the years we’ve become a very large active community.

Raid days/times for the main/core 25 man are Tue/Thur/Sun 8:00-11:30/12 EST

We are also seeking any exceptional dps regardless of listed needs.

We also cover the transfer of anyone exceptional who is needing of it, and qualifies.
Contact us @;

Youtube: GameOverEredarUS
Stream, available on request
Logs, available on request

Site: http://GameOver-Proudmoore.enjin.com
Nudist ( GM ) Bai.sinn@yahoo.com
b-tag Sinful#1486

Katen ( Officer ) Jeevo#1807
Ipsii ( Officer ) Nessa#1373

The easiest and most effective method for contact is generally in-game, however directly through the site works as well. Thank you for reading.

Sadistic – Alliance – Whisperwind (US)

Don’t have time to commit to a full time raid schedule right now? Looking ahead to WoD? Sadistic is looking for people to boost its roster to use as subs and also for a main group come Warlords.

Progression:
8/14 Heroic Siege of Orgrimmar

Currently Recruiting:
Any class and spec

Raid Times:
Sunday 7 pm-10 pm CST (server time)
Monday 7 pm-10 pm CST (server time)

Sadistic is a semi-hardcore 10 man raid guild on Whisperwind server. We are a tight knit group of raiders that push heroic progression but don’t have the time to invest in a full time hardcore schedule due to real life commitments.

Expectations:
Focus- We only raid for 6 hours a week and need everyone to be focused 100% on progression for that time.
Preparation- You have the entire week to get pots/flasks and gear in order. Invites go out 15 min before raid time and everyone needs to be ready to go at that time.
Class knowledge- Know your class inside and out. We don’t carry. If you don’t perform close to sims or comparebots of players of the same class and don’t have a legitimate excuse you will be sat.
Fight Mechanics- As mentioned, raid time is for raiding. Discussions of the fights as well as strategy are available on the forum in advance and you must be ready to go come raid time.

Visit our forums at sadisticteam.com and fill out an application. If you have any questions you can talk to Cheeko (Cheeko#1931), Maphew (Slaterd#1348) or Iffi (ginzu#1488)

Kickstarter mmos: Are mobile mmos unfundable?

Tobold posted an intriguing blog post re. kickstarter mmos the other day, he was inspired by Syp’s list of which games he was interested in and would actually play, but it got me thinking about how Tobold’s premise that financing a good mmo on kickstarter may not be possible, may be correct given the high industry costs associated with mmorpgs. I was myself interested in discovering if there were any guild-centric games in development, or looking to be crowdfunded, so I did a little bit of investigating and web surfing.

It looks as though out of the few games proposed dating back to 2012, only one has been completely funded, and it wasn’t even a traditional mmorpg, but more of a social game for facebook, albeit inspired by table top rpgs. Guildmasters, described at the time by its developers (Otherwind) as the first and only game on facebook that is actually a rpg, was successfully funded in the fall of 2012.

Check out their trailer:

So a little more than 100 people were intrigued to pledge, but that was apparently enough to reach the $8,000 goal the developers set. William Diehl, founder of Snowfury Studios, another developer looking to kickstart an mmo said, “kickstarter is shifting the balance of power in the game industry from large publishers to gamers like you.”  But is it really? I mean clearly for every Guildmasters there are at least five or six other projects that didn’t make the crowdfunding cut, including Project Snowstorm, Snowfury Studios’ game. Out of all these games, it isn’t very encouraging to note that at the time this blog post was written, Guildmasters could not even be played on facebook, presumably because of some technical glitches. At least the game company provided users with a humorous placeholder:

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Jared Mark, developer of The Seige of Vermund: A Matter of Life and Death, another mmorpg that failed to meet its crowdsourcing goals on kickstarter had this to say about mmorpg game styles: “I want to make an mmorpg that is far different from the norm you see today, this is not just another world of warcraft clone, in fact I despise the entire world of warcraft model of mmorpg and I think it’s time we get past that model don’t you?”

“There’s enough first person shooters out there, I want to build a game where you never have to pick up a sword, or a bow or cast as spell, and you can still find yourself feeling fulfilled and content,” he said.

It sounds good in theory, but I can’t help to lament that he only got five backers to pledge $360 to the project last fall, a far cry from his $75,000 goal and maybe a testament to the fact mmorpg gamers maybe be satisfied with the current batch of Wow like games already permeating the industry.

My point is that the only mmorpg kickstarter game that was remotely successful isn’t even playable, though I assume someone has played it on facebook at some point, and that it does not seem that others are having much luck with the crowdfunding route. I would be pissed about this if I had kicked in some bucks to the development team. Compare this to a bigger name and bigger scoped project: namely the DAoC inspired Camelot Unchained, the announced and much hyped tri-realm, RvR focused “old mmorpg” being developed by City Entertainment, headed by Mark Jacobs, formerly of Mythic Entertainment and former developer of Dark Age of Camelot.

I discovered another interesting commonality with the unfunded guild-centric mmorpg projects on kickstarter, there’s a common thread running through a lot of them: They are being developed for next gen devices like mobile phones and tablets. This begs the question is the mmorpg player base, the same community which these games are aimed at and which ultimately theoretically help to fund these games even ready to play them on these devices? Or are mmorpgs because of their immersive qualities, designs and aesthetics destined to be exclusive to the PC for some time to come? After all, they haven’t exactly been a staple of consoles either. The MMO Guild Report, will keep an eye on this for you all.

Aion Legions Looking for members

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Do you remember Aion? Ncsoft’s mmorpg with flying characters and the fantasy realm of Atreia where two factions the Asmodeans and the Elyos are engaged in celestial war. I tried out this mmo back in the day, it used to be p2p but has since gone f2p. While this might be an indication to some players that the developers have thrown in the towel, this does not appear to be the case with this mmo which still boasts of a thriving community of dedicated players. Here is a look at the new class Rider which was introduced recently:

Now that you have been introduced (or reintroduced as it were) to the game, we can get down to the business of matching up Aion “Legions” (guilds) with some players.

UNISON is a brand new legion with some old chars in it. We are currently looking to get some spots filled. We are looking for plate and chanter classes mostly. We are open to some other classes as well but limited. Those who are accepted will become a static for the 4.5 instances. We PVP, attend sieges, and run new content.REQ
LVL 65
18 + (We don’t have censored legion chat or TS)
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Not easily offended, goes with the 21 deal
Can be self sufficient
Looking for folks with good sense of humor, We cut up a lot in TS
Geared for 4.5 Instances
Exp with 4.5 Instances
Exp with your class **Very Important**Anyway, if it sounds like something you would like to know more PM me in Game Spunked and we will see what you have. Trust me, may sound like a lot of need this or that and no fun, but we have a blast, and those who are working to up their ranks, hate failing 4.5 instances will understand this! Look forward to hearing from everyone.

LOST VOICES is looking for new members. We are a Level 2 legion just starting out. This is an extremely casual legion – we have no activity requirement. In fact, we cater to the less active players who want to join a legion, but maybe can’t meet the activity requirements for some of the established legions due to real life requirements.We have members taking college classes, who have work and/or family responsibilities, and the like. I, myself, have health problems. So it doesn’t matter how active you are – you can still join! All we ask is that you be willing to help other members, if you are able, and that you are respectful of other members.If you are interested in joining, or have any questions, please PM me – Ailethiya – in game.

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SILVER BOWS

We are a small legion that came from WarHammer when it shut down in December. We are called “Silver Bows”. While most of us are still pretty low level, two of us are in the high 50’s and are hoping to get some good RvR action.We have decided that the two of us alone are not going to be able to do much, so we would like to take our two high levels out of the legion and join a large, active RvR legion.We are “mature” (read “old”) players with a lot of RvR experience in DaoC and WarHammer. We usually play from around 6PM to 10PM Pacific time, with 7-9 being the core play time — i.e., we are almost always on between 7 and 9 PM Pacific time.

While we are hard core RvR players, we are pretty laid back and easygoing and not looking for a legion where winning is everything — we like it when everyone has fun.

I (Bognor) am a templar and the other player is a chanter.

Please let me know in game if you are interested in having us in your legion.

VIBRANCE
Visit us at www.vibrance.guildlaunch.com for more information.
Vibrance is a guild founded under the basic principles of equality, community, understanding, and accomplishment. The primary goal of our guild is to provide a friendly, enjoyable, and unique experience to all members regardless of any and all differing creeds. This is stated because we want those who read this to be aware that our guild will strive together towards creating a comfortable environment for everyone. With that being said, we also want to create a sense of community and belonging among our guild for social players. Acceptance of the differences of others is important both personally and in policy. You can continue to read more about our mission at our website.
About us

One of the many reasons that people join guilds is to communicate with other players. We provide our members with 3 primary ways of communication in addition to in-game chat: website communication (forums, messaging, etc.), TeamSpeak 3 (voice & text chat), and social media (our Facebook group). Allow me to state now that members are not required to use voice chat and text chat within our guild through TeamSpeak 3, but any of our members who do not make use of TeamSpeak 3 will not be able to progress very far in our guild’s ranking system.Vibrance is targeted for both casual and hardcore players alike. We appreciate all aspects of the game, including both PvP and PvE. We do our best to cater to as many playing styles as possible.We reward our members for participation in our events and within our community for outstanding contributions. These rewards are presented and displayed through profile awards on our website, in-game prizes, and more. Some of the events we host include trivia, karaoke, raffles, art contests, and more.

Each experienced member of our guild’s team of volunteer staff is determined to help make sure the journey that Vibrance travels along goes smoothly and efficiently. We invite you and your friends to join us on our journey while we work together to create new and lasting connections, learn from each other, and most importantly have fun!

By applying to join our guild, you are agreeing to our Rules. Please make sure you understand them! If you have any questions, please contact us on this thread and we’ll get back to you soon. You can apply for membership at our website.

World of Tanks: Clans recruiting

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So world of Tanks is a cool warfare based mmo. It doesn’t get the recognition of bigger MMOs like Wow or Guild Wars 2, but it has its loyal followings, even in the blogosphere. In fact, I believe for a while, Tobold wrote extensively about his adventures in the game. Here is an old review of the game from the GameSpot folks, in case you never read or heard about the game.

Now that the intros are out of the way, time to do what we do best at the mmoguildreport, that is match up players with guilds. Only in WOT, the guilds are known as “clans” kinda weird, but not really, it’s all the same, players grouped to play together and put the social side on the mmo equation. So without further ado, here are some players looking for the right clans:

Raging Cannons is a relatively new clan with a majority of our members having success. Our clans’ mission statement is to participate in clan wars while building up our community roster and getting better at internet Tanks together. We’re currently recruiting players with end game skill and multiple tier 10 Tanks. The majority of our players come from other Clan Wars clans, but wanted to have a fresh start. We are an active clan looking to do Clan Wars with a raidcall server where you won’t find it difficult to find people to platoon with.

The following are the requirements for Raging Cannons

  • Atleast one tier 9 or 10 Tank.
  • Raidcall
  • Be active atleast 3 days a week
  • Participate in Clan Wars
  • Willing to fight clans that are better than us
  • 18+ (If you’re chill exceptions can be made)
  • Have a sense of humour and tolerate occasional trolling.

We will platoon with people who are interested in joining R_C, you can message the following players and we’ll discuss recruitment with you!

Ironman21j Commander

RISE85 Deputy Commander

100Smoke Deputy Commander

hssingh0172 Deputy Commander

jchap Deputy Commander

Ambassador_Of_Lulz Recruiter

Lt_John_Elise Recruiter

Message one of those players for Raidcall server

Apply here!

Our clan is filled with really nice folks, we may be a very small clan now, but we are a strong community!

We’re an active clan! Join, have some fun, meet some new people! See you on the battlefield!
Leviathan [CRAY] IS RECRUITING:
We are a gaming community set up primarily around World of Tanks.

We are here to have fun in a mature, no drama  atmosphere.

We are regulars in Clan Wars.

If you think you have what it takes fill out an application and one of our recruiters will get back to you:

Register at the website and fill out an   Application Here

or click on the recruitment tab near top of any page of our website to get to the application.

Team speak 3 Address: ts37.gameservers.com:9244

We hope to see you in battle soon!!!!!

DZNTS (The Black List) is actively recruiting members for our clan. We are a group that is very strong and plays very well together. We are currently active in CW and we play every night. Our current location on CW map is up in southern Alaska area. Take a look see what you think. The requirements for recruitment are as follows, 

Must be 18+

Must have 4+ CW Tanks

Must have above 51% win rate

Must have about 1500 WN8

Must be active for CW at least 3 nights a week

These are a guide line everyone will be looked at individually and evaluated as such. You T10s tanks are where I want to see your best stats and know you have a clue what you are doing in them.

If this sounds like a good Clan for you join us on TS and talk to an officer about joining. dznts.teamspeak3.com:6285

War Wolves:

Come Join the Wolf Pack, We are a growing clan that are looking for Mature and Respectful Tankers that are interested in Platooning, Team Battles, Company Battles and Tournaments. We are a casual clan that want players that are looking for a relaxed atmosphere with no pressure.

Our Requirements are simple

1- Must be 21 or over
2- Must have Team Speak 3 installed on your PC and a Headset
3- Must be on Team Speak during prime time hours at night
4- Must play the game at least 3 times a week
5- Must have at least a Tier 6 tank for Company Battles
6- Must have respect for your clan mates and the enemy team, Trash talking will not be tolerated
7- Must have a sense of humor, it is just a game have fun

What we can offer you

1- 2 secure Team Speak 3 servers, So we always have comms
2- A website with a ton of info on the game
3- Training Rooms
4- The greatest group of Tankers in the game

Here is a link to our Website so you can check us out and if you are interested in joining us click on Recruitment and fill out the application.   http://warwolf.enjin.com/

Warlords of Draenor ruminations

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Hello. Can’t believe the guild report has been off for almost a month. I do apologize but the usual distractions (work, grad school, sleep) have prevented me from blogging more often. But never fear, the report is coming back strong. Today I wanted to focus on Blizzard’s World of Warcraft, and why I have decided to come back to the fold, at least for the time being.

Truth be told, I got bored of wow’s linear trajectory. Questing is pretty uneventful in this mmo as many players I am sure are fully aware. I don’t mind grinding for gear and items, but I do find it boring to go from zone to zone depending on your race. Since I am mostly a horde player, I was leveling my main (paladin Tauren goes by the name of HolyBovine) but I didn’t get very far.

Now that the next expansion is set to drop, I thought it might be interesting to switch factions for an alt and try Draenei Hunter. One of the things that has always impressed me and hooked me about wow is how much care Blizzard has put into their game’s lore, and I am sure that I am not the only wow nerd out there who feels the same. Yes, they are bastards for essentially continuing to charge for a 10 year old mmo when there are so many good f2p games out there now, but that is neither here nor there. I was having fun the other night breezing through the Draenei start zone, which is very colorful, or at least a brief escape from the somewhat drab hues of the Horde zones.

Shifting gears a bit, for the next few weeks I will endeavor to hook up more guild players with guilds in less traditional mmos since there are plenty of mainstream guilds out there recruiting for Final Fantasy XIV and GW2.

Will also be putting up some Q&As with some guild leaders in the weeks to come from various games, so look out for them!

More MMO guild information

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Here are some more recent mmo guild news and guilds looking to recruit:

wow (from mmo-champion)

The following Free Character Migrations are scheduled to be available until 14 January, 2014. They are all open for both factions:

PvE Realms
Draenor
-> Magtheridon, Wildhammer, Kilrogg
Silvermoon -> Magtheridon, Wildhammer, Kilrogg

PvP Realms
Kazzak
-> The Maelstrom, Grim Batol, Tarren Mill*, Ravencrest*
Outland -> The Maelstrom, Grim Batol, Tarren Mill*, Ravencrest*
Ragnaros -> The Maelstrom, Grim Batol, Tarren Mill* Ravencrest*
Stormscale -> The Maelstrom, Grim Batol, Tarren Mill* Ravencrest*
Sylvanas -> The Maelstrom, Grim Batol, Tarren Mill* Ravencrest*
Twisting Nether -> The Maelstrom, Grim Batol, Tarren Mill* Ravencrest*, Frostmane*

*FCMs to Tarren Mill, Ravencrest, and Frostmane are unlikely to be available after 14 January, 2014.

If you wish to discuss an FCM for a specific realm, the dedicated discussion threads are linked above.

Please note that FCMs are opened based on realm population tracking and analysis, not by request. If you’re looking for a specific migration (from realm A to realm B), you should in most cases use the Character Transfer service. Although we will try to avoid doing so without giving notice in advance, these FCMs may be closed before the scheduled date.

Character Transfers (CT)
All realms follow the regular CT rules, found here:
http://eu.blizzard.com/support/article.xml?locale=en_GB&articleId=20416

Guild Transfers
Although Free Guild Master Realm Transfers are not possible at this time, the Free Character Migration will allow you to retain your guild membership and reputation, provided that the guild master completes a Guild Master Realm Transfer first and the faction remains the same as that of the source realm.

DDO Blackmoor Defenders on Ghallanda server

Our History

The Blackmoor Defenders was formed not long after the game went live in 2006. Then officially in 2009 by Thac0 and a few other Beta players and friends met along the way. Once “Guilds” became the ‘in thing’ and when Guild Ships hit the game, we stepped aside and watched the number of Guilds grow over night. We have seen Guilds come and go, farming Guild Renown only to end up stuck at a level, or dealing with drama with their members and implode. Our Guild, rather Family, doesn’t work that way. We enjoy our Guild rewards as we get them, but don’t base our activities or membership around such things. We are here…and not going anywhere, and that is how it has been since 2006.

About Us Today

Our roster currently has nearly 50 ‘human’ accounts registered our on Guild website. The one caveat we have to joining our family after we have had time to do some questing with a potential new member is for them to create a user account on our website. We do this for a couple reasons, one is to make sure you see how we play… and so we can see how you play. This has worked well for us and the way we introduce both sides to each other.

Of those ‘human’ accounts, we are scattered across the West Coast to East Coast, Canada and Australia too. Our members, both male and female, are a mature crowd, 21+ and most have families (some who play too)… so we understand the quick AFK in the middle of a quest do take care of ‘life’ stuff.

On week nights we usually have up to 10 people on at any time and on the weekends it can be as many as 20+. When I last counted, we had over 40+ active players. Some of us are on every night and some on a couple nights a week, as well as some who play then go afk for ‘life’ reasons… to return again welcomed and missed.

We believe in helping others and most of all having as much fun as possible whilst we play. We raid quite a bit, with a few scheduled raid nights during the week, and always at least 1 Shroud run or other raid on weekends. Folks are running Epics and now, there are several people doing the Forgotten Realms quest.

With that said, we have a lot of TRs running their characters back up, new low level characters and basically multiple alts to play when needed. Some of us are hard core gamers, while others are fresh off the boat from Korthos (*smile*) and are still figuring out how things work…and all levels of experience to DDO in between. We have some who prefer to run solo or with their kids or real life friends. While we encourage Guild groups, if you rather not, you at least know we are there in Guild Chat for you.

Our Guild website is full of information, from guides to character builds, to Update/Patch information and quest/raid information, and as well as the live web chat where most of us hang out when not playing DDO. The website can be just a resource to refer to, or you can take full advantage of its personal Blogs, DDO Twitter News Feed, Personal Twitter feed, and the user profile you set up there (once accepted into the family). I personally think we have one of the best Guild websites and player base out there. (*smile*)

Recruiting

We are open for general recruitment at all times for new players, returning players, veterans, F2P, Premium or VIP… we have it all. We welcome polite friendly members of all experience levels, although we have many elite players, we are not an “elitist guild”. As for timezones; US, Canada and Australia…even our friends on the other side of the Pond are welcome.

Although I have not advertised it until now, we have grown over the years from word of mouth and friends bringing friends over. We have a core group of players that are here to enjoy the game and help others. We play, we laugh, we die, we complete quests/raids/epics/challenges, and at the end of the day… we have fun.

Drama is not tolerated… life is too short and we are all here to relax and have some fun. So respect to one another is one of our core values. If you are having a bad day, don’t take it out on guild mates in game. Venting is fine because we all need to do that , but disrespect towards members isn’t tolerated.

If this sounds like something you would be interested in test driving, send us a /tell in game to get the ball rolling.

Below is our recent updated post to the Guild List on Ghallanda.

Thac0
Guild Leader of the Blackmoor Defenders
http://www.takzu.com/

Roll Call 1/3/2014

pvp gear

Happy New Year guildies, here are more guilds looking for members in 2014!

DDO: The Brotherhood of Redemption

We are a guild of mature players who are dedicated to treating others with compassion, respect and of course having fun! New and seasoned players are welcome to join our ranks!

The BoR was founded at the very beginning of DDO – Alpha Release in 2005. We have a mix a both new and old players, high and low levels, first life and multiple TRs.
We change gears a lot from smelling the roses to zooming through quests – depending on the group’s mood.

We are primarily from the US Eastern/Central time zone, but have members from Australia and Europe – our members are found on line most times of the day.
We leverage our guild website / calendar to organize activities.

What are the benefits of joining BoR?

1) Bacon! Yes we have an entire guild forum thread dedicated to Bacon dishes as well as other meaty goodies – with pictures!

2) Help you meeting your in-game questing goals. We can’t always be there every night, use of guild calendar makes scheduling questing easy.

3) We maintain an active guild website. One stop shopping for game news, character build / gear discussions / questing aids / guild crafting / guild haggle bard / bacon making ideas!

4) A fully maintain guild airship with amenities and supply/ trading chests! (LV 70 as of this post)

5) Members share tearable puns and cheesy jokes – often like a broken sword, most don’t have much of a point .

What the BoR asks from you!

1) Treat DDO players and BoR members with Respect! To read and agree to the guild rules and have fun!

2) Understanding that this is a game – we all have lives outside of DDO and in game goals – we cannot be there for every quest every day. Willingness to group in and occasionally form PUG groups.

3) If possible, contribute to the guild events, trading chest, and bacon cooking knowledge. You must be able to hear and understand spoken English – a microphone is preferred, but not mandatory.

4) Although not required, try to group with fellow guild members when convenient. Report annoyances or problems to officers as soon as possible – then get back to having fun!

5) Visit our guild website often to keep up with guild events and game news!

If you would like to join, both steps are required.

1. Review our website and sign up there

2. In-game you may ask any of our members to alert an officer, or send in-game mail to Propane.

Our main Guild site is here: http://www.ddo.borguild.com

Sign up page: http://www.guildportal.com/ContentCo…GuildID=318509

World of Warcraft

<Defenestrate> is a US-Based Horde guild on Blackrock, a high pop, horde dominated, LA data center based server. We have a very tight-knit core group that has been together for over 4 years now, and are still going strong in Mists of Pandaria. All in all, we are both a very fun loving guild, and a progression oriented guild. We know when its time to have fun and when its time to get our serious faces on and clear content. Even though we only raid 3 nights per week, we still have always managed to clear all available content in a timely fashion, often ahead of many guilds that raid significantly more than us.

http://www.wowprogress.com/guild/us/blackrock/Defenestrate
Application Template: http://www.defenestrateguild.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2279

Current Progression:
14/14 HC SoO

Past Progression:
Tier 16 ~ US 18
Tier 15 ~ US 11
Tier 14 ~ US 16
Tier 13 ~ US 27
Tier 12 ~ US 51
Tier 11 ~ US 80
Tier 10 ~ US 89
*Heroic: Glory of the Icecrown Raider Achieved 04/07/10*
*Heroic: Glory of the Ulduar Raider Achieved 08/27/09*
*Glory of the Ulduar Raider Achieved 06/06/09*
*Heroic: A Tribute to Immortality Achieved*(World #17)

Our current 25 man raid schedule is as follows:
Tuesday 6-11 p.m. PDT
Wednesday 6-11 p.m. PDT
Thursday 6-11 p.m. PDT
Rarely, and only if we are very close to a kill do we ever add any extra days/hours (has only happened once this xpac).

We are currently looking for the following classes:
Death Knight (Medium): 1 DPS
Druid (VERY HIGH): 1 Feral, 1 Moonkin
Monk (High): 1 Mistweaver
Paladin (VERY HIGH): 1 Holy
Priest (HIGH): 1 Disc/Holy, 1 Shadow
Warlock (VERY HIGH): 2

These are the classes we are currently actively searching for, however WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR EXCEPTIONAL APPLICANTS OF EVERY CLASS!! If you feel you are amazing at your class and what you do, regardless of what our needs currently are, we’d love to hear from you.

If you’re interested you can apply at our website (http://www.defenestrateguild.net) or feel free to contact myself in-game on Newsh for more information. You can also contact us on AIM/Email/Skype if you have any further questions about the guild.

Contact Information:
http://www.defenestrateguild.net
AIM: jNewsham456
EMAIL: jNewsham4567@gmail.com
SKYPE: jNewshamz
REALID: jNewsham4567@gmail.com
BTAG(GM): Newsh#1616
BTAG(Officer): Arknik#1588

Dark Age of Camelot Community

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Community. That’s what puts the multi-massively into the mmo acronym and that is what also makes being a part of a guild so much fun. If you can play an mmo that you enjoylife is great, but if you can interact with the game’s community and find a suitable guild/community to join in such game then so much the  better.

Being a poor mmo guild reporter, I cannot always afford to pay for more than one game sub, so I jump from game to game. For the time being I am sticking with the venerable but solid DAoC, at least until I can afford to get me a new rig that will handle the new shiny mmorpgs of today like Wildstar and Final Fantasy XIV. Heck, on this machine, I can’t even run Neverwinter in high settings.

But I digress, I have written about Dark Age of Camelot and its alleged successor in the past, but if you want to read an excellent blog about the game then check out http://daoc.eaderbreca.com. Eadebreca does an awesome job of updating gamers on this old but excellent mmo.

Mythic has made some changes to DAoC and New Frontiers and here is some information on those changes that new and old players will all find helpful. These come compliments of Etaw’s excellent DAoC blog.

Presently I belong to a DAoC pvp server on the ywain cluster of servers, but I am looking to find one with more active guilds recruiting players, I only have one character maxed out, but am well on my way to a second, so I will be looking to join a good DAoC guild soon, probably as soon as I am done with the battlegrounds or sooner. If anyone is on ywain 1, my toon is named Odinsfavorite, currently level 19 and I occasionally do take otu my 50 berzerker Ogmorvag out for a run trying to  level up master levels.

Getting back to the issue of community, the community at DAoC could not be better. Last night I was running around with my brand new skald and since I had never tried that class before, I was pretty noobish. Luckily I had the help of a German player who seemed extremely delighted to see a new player and who went out of his way to help me with some of the ins and outs of speccing a Skald character. Very cool. I don’t know if something like this could ever happen in World of Warcraft, though an excellent game in itself, their community has a bad rap for being less than helpful, and these days you rarely see players on the game world except for capital cities and in pvp battle zones.

Tomorrow I will go back to listing some more mmorpg players in search of guilds. Till then, I hope everyone is having a good end to 2013.