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  1. [ESO] Recruiting for PvE Raid Core

    Welcome @Don Tywin! It's nice having you with us. We will talk about raiding on ESO soon. Yea, I had to set your user permissions to first rank, now you can create topics on forum. And welcome to GW2 guild as well!
  2. Hey folks, So as some of you already know, either by being in our guild long enough, or just by reading our concerns on official forums, our efforts to establish working, non-hardcore but semi-hardcore Raid Core (with 3-day-a-week, 2-3 hrs-a-day raiding in mind, as we all have very limited time to play) failed after 5-6 months of continuous recruitment, inspection, training and farming. PvE raiding has always been the cornerstone of our guilds in past, and for that reason, unless that activity gets sorted out, I won't be spending any resources, time or otherwise, on any other aspect of the game. If we can't raid because community isn't suitable for that, that also means the guild won't reach it's desired potential in such a game - because I always strive towards quality game-play with fun and committed people, rather than logging in everyday, alone, doing dailies, grinding motifs and leaving. Instead of that, playing 2 hours of Divinity-2 would be more fun for any RPG lover, in my honest opinion. Anyway, I digress. So, right now, we are still looking for players with positive attitude, who can commit themselves to a group play, who are willing to sharpen their skills and do whatever is necessary to achieve some cool results, even though their overall play-time might be limited. People who can be disciplined, who understand why we are doing all this for the sake of PvE raiding. If you are such person, and meet our minimum requirements, please register here, on our forums and drop us a line on this topic stating your interest. Right now we are looking for: Tanks: couple of them Healers: at least couple of them The rest, DDs. Preferably ranged ones, but we will accept melee as well. If you are a melee role, make sure your DPS is slightly higher than what is required, to compensate the DPS loss experienced during mechanics related movement in raids. An additional Raid Leader/PvE Officer (we have 2 currently, still need 1 more) to help to put all these together and do the orchestration Our plan regarding raiding is: initially clearing all Craglorn vTrial content and then moving to the rest of the vTrials. Clearing everything, putting them onto farming and moving to Hard Modes, and eventually towards the Leaderboard. Thanks and hopefully see you in our Core soon!
  3. New guy

    @earworthm, are you still playing the game?
  4. [Week 4] Weekly Guild Newsletter

    Small Note: To retain our new GW2 recruits and not have them leaving the guild due to the small number of regulars, I decided to invite them in batches, instead of one by one. They know the situation and generally current new recruits are OK with this situation. People register on forums, join Discord and every weekend, I will be inviting batches of minimum 5 new recruits to the guild in-game. Thanks all!
  5. Hello Lodge! Following is the weekly report for Week #4 of this year. Here we go: ESO: Attempt to Revive PvE Raid Core As you already know, we are attempting to revive our PvE project and the related Raid Core along with it. A week or two ago, I created a topic calling raiding enthusiasts to join us in this attempt, as previously, our such attempts didn't yield any fruit. Since then, we've managed to gather around 9 raiders and we are still recruiting. Once we hit 15-person marker, we will start actively inviting people to the guild (although many already joined it) and start inspections, training and organization of the whole thing. Additionally, we need a PvE Officer (per se Raid Leader) as well. So if you know someone with time and experience, please send them our way. GW2: Plans for Future As you know, a week or so ago, we had this terrible drama incident which happened between 3 members of ours, one of which was an officer. It resulted in many people getting hurt, at the end of which some decided to leave the guild. For those who are new: we had two officers onboard at the time and they were the ones who mostly ran the guild. After the incident, I decided to intervene and take things under control. And to that effect, our Guild Wars 2 plans are still ongoing and we will be recruiting to grow. Current overall goal is to create a strong social community. Following are my plans regarding our GW2 guild: Guild will continue to grow, initially as a Social guild for at least 6 more months to come. No special projects (such as PvE raiding, RP etc) will be initiated, as I want an organic growth for this guild, instead of a rushed one, with projects hastily started without proper member-base. Being relatively recently revived, Lodge in GW2 is very suitable for, and welcoming towards returning and new players. So don't hesitate to join us, even if you are new to the game. Since we will be recruiting only for Social purposes, only the social members who choose to participate on active Discord chat will be recruited. Voice chat will have strong place here, not just the text one. All-time guild representation will remain in force. Since open-world adventuring, especially, but not limited to HoT zone questing is a very popular in the game, people who are interested in these aspects of the game are especially welcome to join us. Dedicated Social officers will be recruited to organize weekly guild events, in order to level up the guild, to help with recruitment and in general, to help me to maintain the guild. On July 1st, the state of the guild will be reviewed once again, to assess whether we are ready for serious projects in the guild or not (such as PvE raiding etc). That's all for now! Thanks for your time and See you folks in-game! -- Gelmir
  6. Introduction/Application

    It's nice having you with us @Nightingale707 We really will need relatively well-trained and experienced healer such as yourself. Right now, we are still looking for more people. Meanwhile, I'd suggest you fill any gaps you might have gear-wise (sets etc) and acquaint yourself with our Raid Core Guidelines (which is pinned in this FIELD HQ forum). Other than that: we will be in touch! No worries. Thanks again for being here Night!
  7. New Application

    @futerko, I will send invite to guild today. But be advised: we are still in process of recruitment.
  8. Hello 😊💚

    Welcome @Meena, thanks for joining!
  9. New Application

    Welcome @futerko! Once we get enough raiders, we will be contacting all you guys and start raiding! See you soon!
  10. Guild Missions

    Hey folks, Depending on the interest, we will be doing a guild mission - easiest requiring 5 participants all the way up to 15 people on the hard difficulty. Feel free to RSVP as "Going" on left panel, if you think you can attend. See you there folks!
  11. Hey all! Guild report at the end of Week #3 Guild Wars 2: Where We Stand & What We Plan As you know we are planning to kickstart PvE raiding in future. It was planned to be soon, but we decided to do this in an organic fashion, instead of rushing it. We will be recruiting more to fill our ranks and once we reach 75-member marker, we will be checking the pulse of the guild towards these Projects. If necessary, we will be recruiting specifically towards them and get things rolling. But we won't be forcing ourselves towards the Raid Cores, as it might be dangerous for such a young guild as ours to do so, at this moment. It might end with implosion of the community, a collapse, before we even start things. So instead, we will be focusing on growing for now, and knowing each other better, in order to become a community in real sense of it. Our dear officers @Blackheart and @Slavic Varg are and will be organizing some nice events for us in coming weeks and months just to achieve this goal. I will be more involved in the guild from now on: I will be honest - after ESO fiasco, I was kind of burned with MMOs, feeling let down and frustrated. That's why I couldn't play any MMO for few weeks. But thanks to some nice members we have, I started to feel at home in GW2 again and hopefully, we will be seeing one another a lot from here on, in-game. So, please try to join our events in a regular basis and let's get this nice community into motion, into growth! Some Concerns Of course, as with every guild, we happen to have some problems as well. And I couldn't do otherwise but notice few of them: Chat Norms: I noticed some "below the belt" language on our Discord channels. Although we are 18+ guild, it doesn't mean we have to lower our norms to that level. I received some concerns regarding this - initially I was planning to let this first incident slide, but because many people objected to it, I have to ask everyone: please let's watch the level of civility on our chat rooms - voice or otherwise. We have certain level of quality we strive for and let's work together to achieve that. Black temporarily leaving the guild: We had small misunderstanding about the goals of the guild among the members of our higher echelon. Our esteemed friend @Blackheart thought I want to create hardcore PvE Raiding guild, completely disregarding our social side. He had to leave as he couldn't find me available to discuss things. This incident was totally on me, as I had to take small break from all MMOs and kind of had bad communication with my staff. After a small discussion, we solved our communication problems. I personally apologize for the situation and thankfully we averted big problems those might have caused. That's all good folk! See you in-game! -- Gelmir
  12. [ESO] Guild Housing Project

    I placed Dye Station (future Outfit Station), Thieves' Guild Fence Merchant and The Precursor to our Guild Housing. Enjoy!
  13. Guild Housing Project Here will be our main discussion point for our upcoming Guild Housing. So as you know, once we are close towards clearing Craglorn vTrials, I plan to purchase Earthtear Cavern as our guild house. It costs around 100 EUR in real cash, that's why I want to buy it only if our guild proves successful in the hardest of our projects: the PvE Endgame. Some of our members already contacted me and offered donations towards it. But I am very hesitant in this regard. Primarily because this house will be bound to my personal account, instead of our guild. I believe people shouldn't be buying a player some housing costing this much. Secondly, it's not just about buying this place: we will also need to fill it with premium items to show-off some prestige as a guild. Thing is, some of you, as I was told in private, might not have enough time to play the game and thus might not be able to donate items we will need and the in-game gold to purchase them. I will think about this and will try to figure out some way for those guys to contribute. After all, I want this purchase to be a gift to the guild from me primarily, so I can't accept substantial contributions which would undermine that goal! So, following will be the stuff we will need after the housing is purchased. Feel free to horde these stuff until it is purchased, and when time is right, you can contribute them to the guild, either by depositing them to Guild Bank, or by sending them via mail to me personally, in-game. Here we go: Master Crafting Writs - by doing these, we will be able to purchase Luxury recipes from Master Writ Crafting NPC. Premium Housing Items (from Master Writ vendor): Instead of donating Master Crafting Writs, you can do them yourself and donate the items purchased from Vendor. Premium Housing Items (created from epic housing item recipes): As you know there are epic recipes in-game for housing items. You are welcome to donate such crafted items ... Premium Housing Item Recipes: ... or just donate recipes themselves. But I believe these recipes can be expensive, so crafted item donations might make more sense in some cases. Gold: This we will need to purchase Achievement Furniture and Luxury Furniture from Vendor in Coldharbour. Items range from 15k up to 100k in gold. So either donating these items (make sure they are not Bound on purchase tho!!!) or the gold to purchase them will do. To this end, I also updated Guild Bank Rules, prohibiting the withdrawal of these items from there. Thanks everyone in advance! -- Gelmir
  14. Hello all, Yet another issue of our Weekly Newsletter is here. Let's start... ESO: Hiatus & PvE Raid Core As you know, last week we put our ESO guild to hiatus mode, not recruiting any new members to it anymore. After doing so, we also created a topic on official forums in order to check the pulse of ESO community to see if there are anyone interested in vTrials, anyone at all. The goal is to see whether there are enough people who would be interested in vTrial raiding - if yes, we will consider reviving our ESO guild and resume our community there with PvE Raid Core project. So far we've received about 3 responses from the community at large: once we have minimum 15 interested voices echoing in our direction, we will start assembling the group. Meanwhile, our previous Core members who were of rank Dominus Liminis (purple raid core group on Discord): @Zeira, @MadeliriumDementia, @Cracklead, @JoshMercer, @mosh, @Cortair - if you guys are still interested in this PvE Core endeavor of ours, please let me know either via Discord, forums or by just replying to this email. I will consider your name in future Core as well and contact you when we reach the minimal viable number of raiders. GW2: Current Status & Future Plans We're doing much better in GW2. Guild got its Hall and leveled up to level-7 already. I would like to encourage our members to participate in our weekly Guild Activities (which will be listed on our forum Calendar). Additionally, if time allows, we will try to create some more guides for you folks explaining certain topics such as "How to upgrade Guild Hall?" or "Guide about raiding in GW2" etc. As we keep recruiting more Social members, we also have started planning towards our PvE Raid Core project. This week we are starting to recruit towards that and hopefully in coming weeks we will have more progress in that regard. Please stay tuned for more on this one... That's it for now! See you ingame folks! -- Gelmir
  15. Thanks to this guide we have The Precursor in our Guild House now (navigate to my Primary Residence) Enjoy!
  16. Upcoming MMO: ANTHEM

  17. Fashion WAR


    Outfits allowed?
  18. [Week 1] Weekly Guild Newsletter

    As I noted above, I am open to suggestions regarding taking our ESO guild in direction of nTrials based PvE. If anyone wants to run this project in ESO, please let me know. I can make necessary arrangements for you guys to start working on that.
  19. Hey folks, Welcome to the yet another issue of our Weekly Guild Newsletter, this one being for the very first week of the year 2018. And with this, I also would like to wish you all Happy New Year of 2018! Be happy, be loved and have fun to your heart's content! Ok, now let's continue with our newsletter, shall we? Guild Wars 2: 40+ & Counting We reached our 40th marker in Lodge's GW2 Roster, and still recruiting towards our 50-members milestone. Once we reach 50-members marker, we will evaluate: Lodge will either continue recruiting towards 75-members marker or we will start recruiting towards our PvE Raid Core initiative. I would like to personally thank @Blackheart and @Slavic Varg for their all hard work and efforts since we started this journey. Black has done grand job of recruiting fresh souls to the Lodge and organizing regular guild events with Slavic, who has been doing very good guild work both assisting with guild activities and streaming those activities on our Youtube channel in a very high-quality manner. Thanks guys & please keep up the good work! ESO: Hiatus Mode Unfortunately, I decided to put our ESO guild to hiatus this week. It's extremely hard to run the guild without proper officers. Officers aside, it's even harder to find suitable people for our PvE project: those I find and invite leave after few days for various reasons. So instead of wasting more time and energy on a community which doesn't seem to yield any results for us, I decided to focus my efforts on GW2 instead, where we have viable success. Of course, this is not a guild disband in ESO: I still personally play the game and remaining handful of us still do the same. So guild will continue to exist without any official disband order. I will see you guys in-game! Additionally, if any of you would like to take the guild in ESO towards more casual direction (such as nTrials-based PvE, or RP), please let me know. I will make necessary arrangements to make the transition. We still have our Guild Housing already purchased, which is a gorgeous locale, so I'd rather see all that potential used by someone who is content with more casual touch in ESO. Personally, I am not such a player (which is the reason why I decided to stop supporting ESO in any serious manner). Last note for ESO guild is this: since we try to create a gaming community, those of you who would decide to leave the guild for this or that reason but would like to maintain contact until future AOC release and recruitment, please let me know on forums or Discord. I will keep your accounts on forums and notify you when such time comes. In the meantime, as I ask all our members across games: please use Discord to socialize with our members, across games. Potential MMO: Crowfall I have been checking Crowfall as of late, and it's distant possibility I could check it out once it gets released this year. If anything fruitful happens there, I will let you guys know. That's it for now! Thanks for reading and thanks for being with us! - Gelmir
  20. Representing rule (Why?)

    Thanks @Blackheart for the explanation you provided here! To be honest, as the leader of this guild, I still can't understand why any serious member who joined our guild wouldn't like to represent us. Guild tag is there for a reason: to rep our community to outside world in activities we do, in personality we demonstrate. Guilds are things made possible by communities that create them - one man, a guild leader doesn't make a guild. And since day 1, we've been trying to create a gaming community of moderate sizes which would have fun together for long time to come. This guild originally was established in Rift, then in GW2 and ESO. Of course in most of these games the roster happened to be brand new and fresh... Well, mostly. But the idea, the legacy of it remains. We have officers here who spend countless hours and other resources (including real money) to make this guild happen. They are those who find the nice people like yourselves we need to join us, they are the ones keeping things running smoothly. They don't do this just because they are officers and they have to. No, they have zero obligation towards me or any member in this guild to do what they are doing. And since this is a guild, a joint venture of some sorts where many people come together to create something, then we all have to contribute. All-time representation is just the smallest way of contributing. Tomorrow we will have a PvE Raid Core ongoing in GW2, and people committing themselves to it will be contributing in many other ways. The day after it will be PvP day, the day after that will be RP one - all those people joining these projects will be joining us to "contribute", to commit themselves to these activities. And as a rule, when everything is settled in our guilds in all these games, we generally don't tend to recruit Social members just like that. Being Social in Lodge involves some kind of commitment as well, even if that is as easy as all-time representation. So my dear friends! Please know two things for sure: We are not planning for over-growing, over-populated guild - that doesn't create a family sense in a community, but only a herd of names who barely know each other; which we don't want to have here, Social members of Lodge are expected to be "social" as this adjective really entails. We don't need people just coming in and filling ranks and increasing numbers - numbers have never been our focus ever. We need people to have fun with, to have a history with, and if one day we part ways, to feel sad for such departure (like friends would feel, or even family). So if you feel like we do, please join us! Otherwise, trust me: Lodge isn't a place for you! We don't want to be just another guild you join!
  21. Schabernak's Introduction.

    Hello Flo! Welcome aboard! It's nice having you with us! In coming weeks we will be planning for our PvE Raid Core, and of course personally, I want to do fractals as well. We will catch up in-game and organize some in time. Again, thanks for joining us!
  22. [Official Site] Dragon Bones and Update 17 Preview

    Let's see what ZOS has under their sleeves...
  23. Can't play any MMOs until I get my GPU cooler. Hopefully this week, I will receive it. Already ordered!

  24. [ESO] Guild Housing Project

    Guild Housing has been purchased! Check out @Glevissig's primary housing! Please donate everything to the Guild Bank, including gold and items! Enjoy folks and Happy Christmas!
  25. [Tianlein] Merry Christmas and Thank You!

    I love this channel!

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