OUR GUILD HISTORY
(Part 2 of the continuing saga of our guild's history by Randall Frost)
I ended the “In the Beginning” era abruptly, in case you noticed. The reason; there was a distinct line where that era ended and the “Expansion” era began. The same cannot be said about the “Wild West” era. One could say it was already there, lying dormant during the expanse, waiting for the right time to emerge. I do know this, when it began is fuzzy to me. It just did and helped forge the guild into what it is today.
You read how it took 23 days to reach 50 members. Well over the next 14 days, we would grow by 200. What?! Are you kidding me?! No. Insane right? Between July 27 and August 9, the “Expansion” era saw our numbers jumped dramatically. A few notable names that joined during this time include; WyteRabbit, desiianowr, Crim50nWulf(S0ulWulf), Ryu Levone, Blly Dnsr, IHI Energy, Shots, PLAGUE, and HedgeKnight. There are 2 more names of note that joined during this stretch but first I need to switch eras before doing so. Because of such an influx of members, there were no real rules in place to keep members in line. I was going with the “use common sense” approach, which clearly didn’t work. So thus somewhere in here began the “Wild West” era. I call it that because there was no law and order, members started to do what they wanted. This honestly went with our casual, play when you want, how you want, mentality. Now while most were civil and orderly, we did have our bad apples. A few members were menaces in guild chat while others abused the guild bank, which was still open for all to use. Note: guild gold has never been at risk, I’ve always held strict control over it. But everything else was up for grabs and that was a temptation for a few who wanted to make a quick buck. This started slowing my in game playing as I began policing the bank when on, which was not fun. Hours of scouring over the transaction histories took their toll on me. However, on 7/27 I was lucky to have someone join who wouldn’t mind taking over and keeping tabs on the bank. Our first notable name is Ariel. With her help, we were able to keep the bank organized, track down the offenders, and keep some kind of order. But it was still crazy out there, so I got a few of our regular chat helpers to become our first real batch of officers. They were known then as Watch Commanders, pretty much what our Ambassadors are today. They would help out members answering questions along with helping with dungeons and delves in their respective alliances. Back in these days even I would jump in and assist with dungeons and delves when time permitted. But time rarely did as I tried to get the guild moving in some sort of orderly fashion forward. Fortunately, that’s where our second notable name comes in, MadDawg sic em. MadDawg(MD) joined on 8/5 and had been in constant chat with me through xbox live. Over the coming days, he ran a bunch of ideas by me that I was already contemplating but had no idea on how to implement. With my zero experience on running a guild of this size, he took the reins with all his experience of running guilds/clans and began reshaping our guild. Our sheriff had arrived to tame our “Wild West” era and lead us into the “Modern” era.
Next week, the “Modern”era.
Your High Council is:
. Lord Marshal, 1IC .
. Lord Hand, 2IC .
Your Elder Council Members are:
. Lord Commander, 3IC .
. Master of Coin .
funnylady86 ― Gyp5yTear5
Your Ambassadors are:
Knalei ― Ryu Levone ― shotofespresso
FilteredRiddle & shotofespresso
. Co-captains .
ChatyC ― funnylady86 ― Knalei ― Megaen356
Ryu Levone ― TyDog76
GUILD CHAT GUIDELINE
We will NOT tolerate any malicious and degrading conduct from our guild members toward any gender, culture, belief system, lifestyle, etc.. Please be informed of our rules and check out the Voice Chat Guidelines under the Guild Guidelines in the NEW PLAYERS website forum.
As a member of this guild, remember that you have the right to speak up and remind someone that they might be in breach of Guild rules. As always, if there’s something/someone that’s bothering you, please let one of the ambassadors (or Elder Council) know before it escalates and thank you!
RECRUITING & RANKS
For now, all members who want to become “active” with bank privileges, will continue to be on probation for one week, be required to register on the guild’s website, add an introduction post on the forum and are subject to review by the Elder Council. No exceptions.
As most of you know July is the 1 year anniversary month for the guild, and since this is a big milestone, we are going to celebrate in style!
Over the month of July we have a range of events for guildies to participate in, not only will you get to tick off achievements, travel to some possibly new places, and meet some of your guildies you might not have met before, you will get PRIZES!
PRIZES will be issued to ALL that participate in events - what will you get? well that depends on what you require in the game, are you a new player looking to learn crafting? well we have the motifs for you. Are you about to hit end game gear but lacking improvement items? we have some of those too. No matter how hard you try to farm a particular mat, you still end up short? Well we have the mats your looking for. There are prizes to suit all players, whether you are a seasoned vet, or still taking baby steps, we have you covered.
the plan is for there to be 1 video/photo event per week (4 total) and 2 other events per week (8 total, one over each weekend and one mid week)
Participation is the key - you dont have to be the best at any event, just take part, introduce yourself (if you have a mic) and get involved
Photo comp - 1st - 10th July - TBA
Group fishing events
- AD - 5th July 8-10pm EST - Fishing expedition leader - KNALEI
- DC - 5th July 8-10pm EST - Fishing expedition leader - Gyp5ytear5
- EP - 6th July 6-8pm EST - Fishing expedition leader - ChatyC
Dolmen generals hunting (cyrodil) - campaign tbc
- 1st and 2nd July - 7pm - midnight EST - Generals hunting leaders - FUNNYLADY86/KNALEI
Video comp - 10th - 17th July - TBA
World boss farming
Video comp - 17th - 24th July - TBA
Cyrodil Zerg - AP farming
'Hide and Seek'
Photo comp - 24th - 31st July - TBA
Repeat of most popular event
ELDER SCROLLS LORE
A Recurring Column Written by Ranger_STL
Ranger STL is off this week working hard on his next installment of Elder Scrolls Lore.
If you're interested in Trials, please join the OG Discord servers (info on how to do so, can be found by clicking 'Chat' on the website menu bar). The current Trials planning goes on in the #og-eso-group-finder room and we'd love to see an increased interest! You may also message FilteredRiddle with any questions about Trial groups.
NEW X-ALLIANCE GROUP
With the release of the Thieves Guild, we can now do cross-alliance groups for dungeons and trials. This means the days of being separated by alliance allegiance are over! If you're interested in doing last minute groups (e.g. Undaunted Dailies) or in becoming part of Trials, please make yourself available in our OG Discord chat. The Group Finder chat is used as a jumping place for lots of last minute guild group content runs. The more people for groups, the more groups in general!
A big thanks to FilteredRiddle for setting up Obsidian Guard on the Tamriel Foundry website as one of their guilds. If you have an account and would like to proudly represent OG, the main guild page is here:http://tamrielfoundry.com/groups/obsidian-guard/