No, this isn’t a post about that other guild going the PvE pansy route… 😉 It’s a post to let you all know that the plans for forming a Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning guild of our own have finally come together. We (Graev, Bartlebe (a good friend), and myself) have been hinting at and even gathering feedback from our readers for many, many months now regarding whether or not forming a very specific type of guild would work. Good news – we think it will!
What are the basic ideals of our guild?
Our guild has a simple purpose. We want to create an energetic, fun-loving and mature community where people can come, hang out and play games together. We’re not a l33t guild. You wont catch us tracking DKP or any of the other annoying trappings of a serious guild. We’re here because we love games, we love playing them together and it’s as simple as that. Our members are, first and foremost, a community of friends. We like helping each other out, talking about the fine art of video games and bustin’ skulls. If you like the way this sounds and want to be a part of our community, then you’ve found the right place!
I really want to emphasize our ‘community’ philosophy. Mmorpg guilds often have these horrible stigmas surrounding them that we are aiming to completely avoid. We have no leaders, charters, councils, applications, ranks, strict rules or expectations. We are a group of people who want to have other like-minded individuals together playing and enjoying Warhammer Online.
Graev and I have often been so frustrated with the stereotypical guild format. Wouldn’t it be nice to know you can log in to a game and just have fun with a steady group of people free of drama? Having people in-game to socialize with when you’re leveling, group with, RvR with, run dungeons with when you want to, and have at your disposal under the umbrella of a ‘community’ and not a ‘guild’ are things we are setting out to accomplish.
While our ideals and philosophy sound very “casual”, we are seeking to provide an experience for our members that is all encompassing. Personally, I am anything but casual and those who have played with me will attest to this yet I hold these principles of community above all else. All playstyles fit in our community.
Warhammer Online is being designed in such a way that small guilds, big guilds, community guilds, and guilds of all sorts can all accomplish the same things. The Alliance system and fundamental shift from raiding end-game to 6-man content we’re going to see a lot of doors open to us.
Our community will be playing the Destruction realm on a Open RvR ruleset server. On the Open RvR servers players can engage in RvR combat with the enemy realm in almost any place they encounter one another whereas on a Core Ruleset (pve) server you are safe in the PvE areas and can not attack your enemy unless you are both in the flagged areas. We feel that the Open RvR ruleset is the truest form of gameplay in a RvR and Warhammer style game and will ultimately lead to the most enjoyment.
Guild Name: Happy Fun Guyz
Server type: Open RvR
Goals: Actively RvR, run Dungeons, Level, Explore, and provide a means to experience everything WAR has to offer.
Who can join? Anyone. We mean it. We’re not looking to impose class restrictions or decline someone because this is their first mmorpg. If you’re someone who seeks what we are offering and agrees with our ideals then you are welcome to join. Most of our members will likely be readers of this blog, friends, and people we meet in-game who recognize what we’re setting out to do and can’t help but join the fun.
Do we have a website or forum?
We will not have a website but we will have a forum for members to use. This forum is currently being setup (it’s just about done) and will be nothing overly fancy. It’s simply there for the OPTIONAL use of our members should they desire a place out of the game to communicate and talk about gaming. Details to come on this soon.
NOTE: This forum is also being setup to incorporate discussion surrounding this blog and gaming in general. We will have two categories; one for the guild and one for the blog. Everyone is welcome to use them once they are setup. We’re going to closely monitor the forum and evaluate its usefulness.
These are all the details I have for you right now. If you’re interested in joining our WAR community please feel free to leave a comment here or get in touch with me privately. I will happily answer any questions you might have to the best of my ability.