This is Weekly Guild Newsletter for week #48. Sorry for the delay in this week's newsletter though! So here we go...
Re-Introducing Lodge in Guild Wars 2
As you already know via Discord and in-game announcements I made, we revived our guild in Guild Wars 2 last week. This was decided mostly due to the fact that our time-consuming ESO PvE Raid Core recruitment efforts which lasted for several months didn't yield any results, and as a result of this, our ESO guild switched to our PvP project. @HawksHeart hopefully will be able to organize PvP recruitment events from this week on, and with that we will kick-start our PvP-related plans.
Because of this, I personally got more time at hand, and since I plan to build successful community in 2 years' period - in order to prepare to Ashes of Creation (AOC) launch - I decided it's good time to revive GW2 side of things. Thankfully, we managed to get @Blackheart, our brand new GW2 guild officer, who is as enthusiastic and motivated as I am about building a thriving community. In a few days we managed to recruit about 15 new players and our numbers are swelling by the day. @Blackheart is doing tremendous job with GW2 recruitment, and he also is trying to organize some small-scale events as we grow. Please be advised that we are on Piken Square server of EU megaserver!
Plans for ESO Guild
So, before moving to our plans about our GW2 guild, please let me reformulate what I intend to do with our ESO guild.
First of all, in no way my intention is to let the guild die out. As I mentioned above, under @HawksHeart 's leadership, our team will be working on PvP project we are running now.
Additionally, I will be focusing on recruiting new members for Social slots and RP project this week, since GW2 side is gaining traction quite well. I will be switching my personal recruitment efforts back and forth depending on how things are going in these two games.
Also, please be advised that our Guild Housing Project is still active and I am very much looking forward to getting it for our guild. So please let's keep working at it.
Again, it is important to remember that the goal at hand is to build a successful gaming community in two games, and prepare to AOC launch. Even if AOC doesn't deliver, we still will have upper ground, having two successful guilds in two leading MMOs of time.
Plans for GW2 Guild
As our numbers grow in Guild Wars 2, primarily we aim to get our Guild Hall (a guild housing) by doing the mission required for it. And we want to do that with as many members as possible (technically it can be done with 3 guys, but that's not what we want), so that many people in the guild had this unique experience. That's why we will keep recruiting about 30-40 members altogether before we start Guild Hall acquisition mission. That "raid" will consist of 30 people (as 30+ is counter-effective, making the mission extremely challenging to finish).
Once Guild Hall is acquired, we will be recruiting towards our PvP project and also will be filling our Social slots to upgrade our Guild Hall.
Upgrading a Guild Hall is an arduous process in GW2, requiring a lot of resources - the reality which in general makes Social slots in a guild quite valuable. Guild Hall will need upgrading in various sections of it.
As to PvP, we will recruit towards various PvP activities in the game, be it WvW, GvG, arenas etc. Of course, a dedicated PvP officer will be needed at that stage.
So overall, we have following Officer positions available in our guilds:
Social recruitment officers - 2x of them, whose responsibility will be day-to-day management of the guild and continuous in-game recruitment of new socials.
RP officer - for our upcoming RP project, which still is headless and disorganized.
Social recruitment officers - 2x of them, whose responsibility will be continuous in-game recruitment of new socials,
PvP officers - at least 2x of them for starters, to recruit good PvP candidates to the guild for our upcoming PvP project. These officers need to be players who regularly do PvP themselves.
Ranking System Rename
I also updated our ranking system by renaming some of the ranks. We have similar ranking system across both games now. Read more on ranking system here. Guild Wars 2 descriptions are vastly similar - I will be updating details regarding permissions on that topic soon.
New Members of our Community
Last, but not least, I'd like to welcome the following new members of our community who joined us this past week: @RicardasTheSwager, @Emirikol, @Derrythebomb, @Rheann, @Nyx, @Slavic Varg, @Upscion, @allkline, @Emhyr, @Liamr058, @Cadia and @Lauraoh! Thanks for joining us guys!
That's all I guess. See you folks in-game! -- Gelmir