Now Where Did That Guild Go?

As part of the video production over the last couple weeks, I have been logging into World of Warcraft and poking around.

I started with our original guild, the Twilight Cadre on Eldre’Thalas, which I consider to be our home.

At one point though, I decided to check in on our horde guild.

After finishing up the last instance in Wrath of the Lich King (at the time), in October of 2009 we rolled up on Lightninghoof, an RP-PvP server, and created a guild called Dawn of Anarchy.

That was our attempt to find new experiences by doing as much different as possible.  And it was reasonably successful I suppose.  But there was another hiatus, time spent in Middle-earth, and then Cataclysm.  So our last venture out with the guild on Lightninghoof was back in June 2010, when we were doing Burning Crusade instances. (This is why I blog all this, because I would never remember it.)

The guild has been quiet since then.

But when I went back to check on it this past weekend, I found that my characters were no longer in the guild. None of us were in the guild.

It appears that somebody named Deviuus… and I am not even sure who that is… I think it was an invite based on a friend of a friend sort of thing… petitioned to be made guild master since we had all be absent for so long, then kicked us all out of the guild.

Deviuus by name and nature...

Not that this is a big hairy deal.  I don’t think we were headed back to WoW until the dawn of the Age of Pandas, and even then I doubt that the horde guild on the RP-PvP server would be our destination.  The guild bank was probably full of stuff of dubious value, and we hadn’t advanced the guild or even gotten any guild achievements, since we didn’t play on Lightninghoof when Cataclysm launched.

When it came down to it, I couldn’t even remember the name our guild there until I asked Potshot.  Somehow I hadn’t even mentioned it in a post.  I just knew one was missing.

It is just one of those little lessons in life.  If you are not sure you know somebody well enough to trust them, then you probably can’t.

Casualties of WAR: Free-for-All Ends Soon

Casualties of WAR, the Warhammer Online guild which I and a surprising number of bloggers, friends, and family are joining up with, will be changing its recruitment policies as of midnight CST on Friday.

The guild leaders are using words like “standards” and “vetting.” We might, you know, be a wee bit selective going forward.

So if you want to join Casualties of War with a minimum amount of fuss, run over there before the free-for-all times out.

Go to the applications forum, read the simple rules and follow them.

I must say I am impressed at how many have followed the simple rules! I think the guild is getting the cream of the crop. (Of course, we still let Darren in and he didn’t follow the rules, feeling his celebrity status was enough I guess!)

Some time this weekend there will be a new set of rules posted about applying to the guild.

Personally, I am pushing for a 30+ minute interview in the sweat lodge with the council of elders like I had to go through to get into The OGV.

[*Due to a last minute surge of applicants, the guild applicant process has been put on hold earlier than expected until the new version can come online. The free-for-all endeth.*]

Shut Up We’re Talking #26

Shut Up We’re Talking” one of the podcasts in the VirginWorlds Podcast Collective now has episode Twenty Six available.

For the show regular host, Darren of The Common Sense Gamer, was joined by:

Karen from Journeys with Jaye, officially starting her tenure as co-host
Scott from Pumping Irony
John, me, making my 8th trip to the microphone for SUWT

Topics:

  • Introductions
  • Show Sponsors – Completely ignored
  • What we’re playing
  • Listener Mail – From Seritaph
  • What’s Beta Got To Do With It? – In light of the AoC open and closed betas, we talk about what betas ought to be and what they ought not to be, inspired by posts at Keen & Graev’s and Bildo’s, plus my own crankiness on the subject.
  • Guild Hopping That Nobody’s Stopping – Primarily about WoW, with other games drawn in for comparison, we explore how to make a guild something more than a chat channel and a guild bank. Inspired by posts from Tobold, Potshot, Karen, and Cameron.
  • Demo That MMO – Some chat about the dynamics of MMO demos, how long should they last and what content should you get, brought up originally by Kanthalos at MMOre Insight.
  • Blog of the WeekOutland Bound
  • Out Takes – Only one this week… Darren left most of the incriminating stuff in the show

The show runs for one hour and seven minutes and you can get it here as well as via iTunes.

Another fine podcast done under the guidance of the polite barbarian and audio engineer Darren.

If you want to help support the show, digging it over at Digg.com couldn’t hurt!