Crag Boar Rebellion

The instance group had been discussing a guild on Discord for a few days.  Well, we knew we had to make a guild, but we had to resolve the primary question when it comes to guild creation: The name!

Various ideas had been pass about, things like “The Nethergarde Choir” or “The Candle Takers” or “Blood of Heroes,” the last being a reference to everybody’s favorite Plaguelands death trap.  But none of them were really clicking.  And then Ula came up with “Crag Boar Rebellion.”

It is difficult to explain why that stuck.  I guess it is kind of snappy and sounds impressive when you first hear it, but becomes somewhat silly when you think about it.  Also, we had been slaughtering many crag boars out in Dun Morogh, which I am sure added to things.  So, while we did not have a majority around to consider it, the guild naming steering committee decided we should just go ahead and pull the trigger on Saturday.  It was time to make a guild.

And then came the awkward part; who was going to go buy the charter and ask people to sign it?  We gathered together outside the bank in Ironforge and both Skronk and I offered up half the cost of the 10s charter, opening up a trade to hand over our half.  That went about as well as you might expect.


Nobody wanted to be the one holding the charter.  But I wanted a guild already, so I ran over to the Ironforge Visitor’s Center and bought the charter, resisting the temptation to name the something else.

Then it was back to the front of the bank where each of us signed the charter.  However, there were only three of us, which meant we had to collect seven more signatures.  This is the part I always dread, asking strangers for things.  I didn’t feel too bad about it, as I had already signed a couple charters for other people, including one random, no ask spam request.  Still, I felt we had to have a plan.

That always works!

Unfortunately, we were a bit on the poor side for bribery, the 10 silver representing not an inconsiderable percentage of our combined wealth.

So I stood outside of the bank and, when I saw a few unguilded people about… you can’t sign a charter if you’re already in a guild… I would ask aloud… not shout, not whisper, but just say… if people would please sign our guild charter.  Skonk and Ula worked the general channel looking to raise support from there.

And together it seemed to work.  We were up to six then eight and then nine signatures before too long.  People were very nice about it and seemed to generally want to help us out.  It was indicative of the behavior I have seen for the most part on the server.  In my experience retro servers like this tend to be friendly as most people really want to be there and have a good time.  On top of that, RP servers tend to be the most chill of servers.  So we were nearly there.

With one more signature needed I just started spamming some passers by with signature requests… and somebody signed right away.

And with the 10th signature I got up and ran back to the visitor’s center and registered the guild.  I have learned to be quick.  I recall one guild registration fiasco where I got the signatures down on Goldshire then had to run up to Stormwind, during which time two people signed another charter… people I had paid no less… which took them off of our charter.  So I was taking no chances.

Guild successfully registered, I thanked everybody in guild chat and said they could /gquit.  Most went right away.  A couple had logged off before we were done, so I kicked them.  And so we had a guild.  I made people officers and we logged in all of our alts and got everybody in the guild.

Alts in the guild… or is he a main?

So our guild is set.  We just have to wait for everybody to get back from their Labor Day excursions to get them on board.  And if they don’t like the name… well, they can stand outside the bank next time.

7 thoughts on “Crag Boar Rebellion

  1. Mailvaltar

    Nice name.
    I like the sound of it, and names that seem to make perfect sense on first glance but get sillier the more you think about them are my favourites anyway.


  2. mikeazariah

    I like your methodology. Say not shout, local don’t run all over the place. Dammit you keep making me tempted to try that game,



  3. bhagpuss

    Crag Boar Rebellion is a great name. It has rhythm and assonance so it sounds “right” as soon as you hear it. It’s also somewhat mysterious, as if it refers to a context you ought to recognize but can’t place. It’s certainly a hack of a lot better than all the one-word guilds spamming general chat every day on Hydraxian Waterlords. Why people think it’s appropriate for a “casual , social guild” to have a name like Conflict or Triumph beats me. (not real names I’ve seen, by the way, although I bet there are guilds called both of those on half the servers).

    I’ve only had two drive-by guild invites so far and both had terrible names. One was called something like “Pond Scum” – I forget exactly but it was two words and one definitely was “scum”. Who’s going to accept a random offer to have that next to their name?


  4. anypo8

    I’m playing Horde for the first time and somebody in my Classic realm has already named their guild Trump. I thought about it, and for a guild of zombies, trolls, predators and hamberder-people it probably is pretty appropriate. The funny part is that they seem to be taking it seriously? I heard a lot of rhetoric from one of them about conservative causes.


    With a server as active as yours sounds to be, 10s at L10 should not be a lot of cash. Train fishing, cooking, mining and either skinning or flowerpicking depending on what is selling at your AH. (Why is flowerpicking a skill? Why do I have to have 75 flowerpicking points before I can pick “more advanced” flowers? Anyway, skinning is usually better at low levels because you can harvest so much more quickly and the meat drops help train cooking once you’re “rich”.) Then get out and grind for a few hours. I’m at about 60s at L12 after a day or so of this routine, with decent gear and all my skills and stuff.

    Even at this low level, a modest amount of AH manipulation turns out to be a thing. Don’t be afraid to buy out and resell the lowest-priced orders on popular items you are harvesting. In our Orgrimmar the price of boar meat and light leather turns out to be surprisingly high even though there are infinite boars just outside the gate: apparently people are pretty lazy and really want to raise their cooking and leathering. If the price seems too low, buy out the low stuff and relist if you can easily afford it, otherwise just wait a day or so for the market to correct.

    Maybe I’m just being Gevlon here, but it has been a fun way to kill some in-game time while I wait for my son to be available to play with me.


  5. Wilhelm Arcturus Post author

    @anypo8 – The problem is that in the first week… and we’re not even through the first week yet… and nobody has any money. To sell at the AH there has to be people with coin to spend. I spoke of vendoring light leather because the AH is literally overflowing with it. I’ve tried to sell some, but even being the lowest price gets no bids. Anybody who needs light leather right now can pick it up off the ground by investing in the skinning skill and a skinning knife.

    In a month somebody wandering onto the server will be able to sell stuff, but right now the economy is pretty tight and needs more people earning money from quests or vendoring things in order to loosen up.


  6. anypo8

    @Wilhelm: Super-interesting. On our realm (Fairbanks) the Horde AH is in full swing with prices hugely favoring the seller. It’s a really crowded realm with two-hour wait times during most of the US Pacific afternoon/evening, so maybe that’s the difference. I don’t know.


  7. Wilhelm Arcturus Post author

    @anypo8 – I am sure it is all those people walking in town to keep to the RP theme that is slowing down commerce on Bloodsail Buccaneers. It takes them much longer to get to the AH.

    Addendum: The did improve somewhat as the long weekend ended. I’ve been watching with Auctioneer. Still couldn’t move any light leather, but some other items started to rise above their vendor price at least.

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