The OG lottery is back for October! 50,000 gold prize! Ending at 11:30pm EST on October 31st. Simply deposit 503 gold into the guild bank as many times as you want. There will be a post on the website that you can check where MrPunisher will be tracking the tickets. Good luck![Edit Text]
The guild "Mammoth Duels" is looking for OG members interested in dueling. This guild has no ranks, no bank, no requirements for staying in the guild. Just some good old fashion dueling; just join when you want or can. The duels happen on Fridays at 8pmPDT in Thornblade. Contact BllyDnsr for more information. [Edit Text]
My fellow guildmates; I need your help in cleaning up our website roster. It's really easy; please log into the website, obsidianguard.gamerlaunch.com, so I know you're still an active member. I'm slowly going to be removing those names who are no longer with us but don't want to remove those who are by accident. It only takes a minute of your day, I'd really appreciate it.
Randall Frost - Lord Marshal[Edit Text]
Thoughts on Constructive Criticism
Almost everyone who plays or has played a sport has received constructive criticism. A batter who was struggling to make solid contact is told by the coach to keep her elbow high. By hearing that suggestion and trying to carry it out the hitter’s swing is leveled out. This allows her to hit the ball more squarely and transfer more energy to the ball while maintaining a flatter trajectory resulting in an extra base hit.
Especially in our adult lives. When we leave the field of play we lose a vital perspective on our interactions with others. People who offer us criticisms are generally trying to be on our team. They are trying to help. When we take away the coach’s hat constructive criticism is often misconstrued as an attack or an insult.
When someone gives you constructive criticism it’s generally our first instinct to become embarrassed or even defensive. It’s essential before you react, or overreact to understand that this is not an attack on you as a person or even as a player. Take a deep breath and have an open mind. Constructive criticism is not an insult; it’s an attempt to help you find a different (hopefully easier / more effective) path to your objectives.
Don’t take it personally. If someone approaches you with constructive criticism they are indicating that they believe you have the potential to hear what they are suggesting and that you are capable of putting their observations to work for your benefit. Try and remember that there is a difference between a reprimand and constructive criticism. Generally speaking a reprimand comes when the person speaking believes that you had an opportunity to know in advance what was expected of you and reprimands are typically accompanied by consequences.
If you can remove defensiveness from the situation, you have the opportunity to truly listen to what is being asked of you and why. Listen attentively don’t jump to conclusions and don’t start preparing any counterpoints, instead pay attention and learn from what is being offered. If you don’t understand exactly what is being asked or how to carry the advice forward ask specific questions. If possible show that you were listening by reiterating the concepts you did understand.
If you are dedicated to improving having an outsider’s perspective can be an invaluable tool. When someone takes an interest in helping you to grow as a player you can show them that you appreciate their help by first taking their advice and then following up to share how you implemented change and what impact that change has had. You might say, “I started animation cancelling my Bombard with a bar swap and now I have enough time to weave in a heavy attack while I still have my major brutality buff. I notice that I’m doing more damage and now my ultimate seems to be ready more frequently.” Since the person providing advice was trying to help you, your acknowledgement that their advice worked is just the reward for which they were looking. It’s also a good idea to say thank you.
Ultimately, receiving constructive criticism is not about acquiescing to someone else’s way of doing something. Instead it should be a way that two people can work together to find their new way of doing something.
SavageFire124 - Trials Commander
Your High Council is:
. Lord Marshal, 1IC .
. Lord Hand, 2IC .
. Master of Coin .
Your Elder Council Members are:
funnylady86 ~ Gyp5yTear5 ~ Katfeine
Knalei ~ Ryu Levone ~ shotofespresso
Your Ambassadors are:
. Captain .
funnylady86 ~ Knalei ~ lvl 80 Dragon
miraluz ~ Ryu Levone ~ SavageFire124
TyDog76 ~ ValkyrieOndreya
. Captain .
TyDog76 ~ Gyp5yTear5
Recent conversations by several members of the guild and some of the officers about a commonly held desire to attempt more serious content has led to the genesis of a new trials team called The Order of Obsidian. The Order is a dedicated group of Obsidian Guard members committed to working together to complete the four trials: Atherian Archives; Sanctum Ophidia; Hel Ra Citadel, and Maw of Lorkhaj on veteran and hard-mode. The Order meets in the evening once or twice a week. Each week we will spend one night working on new content and another night (schedule permitting) farming content that we have already mastered. Membership in the Order is by invitation only and members are required to participate in 75% of all Order events in addition to at least one social trial each month. The focus of the group is collaborative effort in a positive and friendly atmosphere. We are currently working through the normal mode of each dungeon in an attempt to learn mechanics, come together as a team, complete item sets, and optimize our skills and rotations. We will be attempting to complete the no death and speed run achievements of each dungeon before beginning to attack Veteran Modes. The Order of Obsidian is still recruiting members and I’d encourage everyone who has more than 160 champion points to apply. Check here for a more in-depth look at the Order and ESO End-game Content. If you’d like to apply for consideration visit the Application forum. If still have questions feel free to reach any of the Order Officers in game.
SavageFire124- Trial Commander, Gyp5yTear5, TyDog76 [Edit Text]
MISC GUILD NEWS
NAME CHANGE: For those who have not noticed; Lady Katria is now Katfeine. Just in case there was any confusion.
UPDATE 12: The latest update brings us One Tamriel; along with a lot of tweaks to the game. There is also a limited Halloween promotion going on in game; make sure to take advantage of the extra exp opportunities and cool extras. Please give yourself plenty of time to download this update and do a console restart so the update takes.OG EVENTS: Our OG Events team is back; led by GrimNoirKnight, Katfeine, and ValkyrieOndreya. Weekly events are being planned; a schedule will be finalized and posted soon.
OPEN ENROLLMENT: Currently, everyone has the permission to invite players to the guild. A purge is still in the process to remove non active players from the guild. Feel free to invite friends, family, anyone looking for a guild to call home.
LANGUAGE: Language has been brought up to the EC recently. Please refer to the chat guidlines below. While this is a mature game with mature players; I understand the language used and use it myself. However, we need to remember that we are not alone in chat. While many won't mind the talk, others might. Please, be courteous to others.
PURGE: We are still in the process of removing members who have not played the game in quite a few months. Do not be alarmed by the mass removal; it is time to make room for those who are more active. If you have been active since the drop of the Dark Botherhood dlc, you are safe. Please make sure to show yourself as "online" in the roster so I can track your activity.[Edit Text]
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.
Guild Chat includes both in-game voice chat and on discord.
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.
ELDER SCROLLS LORE
A Recurring Column Written by Ranger_STL
Ranger STL has been extremely busy in Real Life. But he will return soon and resume with more Elder Scrolls Lore. Stay tuned.
This OG Newsletter is published every 2nd & 4th weekend of the month. If anyone has anything they wish to publish in the newsletter, please PM the copy to Randall Frost; either here or on Discord. [Edit Text]