Times are Changing…

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It’s a sad fact that GODS have seen some hard times since the last post here on the website. However that doesn’t mean that we are not still as strong as ever and We will never see the days that GODS disband.

As we are all aware, as of today (08/12/2013) we are entering the last week of “The purge”. Simply put, this is where we put everyone into a purge rank and once they come online they are taken out of the purge. After the 4-week purge period, anyone still in the purge is obviously an inactive member and so will be kicked from the guild to allow us to recruit new active members, for the good of the guild.

If you are reading this after being kicked from the guild due to the purge, please understand that you are now, and always have been a valued member of our guild and you are ALWAYS welcome to come back!

 

MOVING ONWARDS and UPWARDS

One the purge is complete the guild will be going through some rather drastic changes, and this is why!

“For too long The Ring of Fire server has lived in the shadow of some of the more popular servers, when it comes to Orr Temples, Dragons, and WvW. I say NO MORE!

It’s time that we rise to the top with GODS leading the efforts. We will have a strong presence all over Tyria and everyone will know the name of the GODS. They will know to call on us in times of need and they will know that we are the “Living Story” experts that will guide the way to a better server for everyone.

So if you are not already a member of our guild, you need to join us in the fight to make our server NUMBER ONE.

CHANGES TO THE GUILD

Ranking System –
As soon as the purge is over the Ranking System will be changed into LEGIONS. These legions will be:
1. Borderlands Legion (For WvW)
2. Temple Legion (For Orr Temples)
3. Champion Legion (For Dragons and Champion Trains)

Although new members will be placed into the 3 ranks that will remain:
1. Purge Warning (If you fail to Represent)
2. Guest (Auto Rank)
3. Representer (As long as you represent our guild)

Further to this we will still have the Officer Positions of:
Guild Leader (Coopz)
Second Command (In the Absence of Coopz)
Officers (5 in total with a designated legion to monitor)

Much the same way as before, the way you get promoted is by simply donating 1,000 influence (Not Cumulative), and once you ahve done you should ask an officer to place you into the Legion of your choice!

You are not then permanently assigned to that Legion, you can ask to be changed out of the legion into another at any time. But you must understand that you should dedicate yourself to your legion and ensure your area is in good shape: For example Orr Legion must make sure Orr Temples are uncontested, WvW legion must ensure RoF borderlands is fully under our control and Champ legion must ensure that Tequatl gets his ass handed to him!

It is obvious that doing the same thing, Over and over and over and over and… (well you get the picture) can be very boring, which is why we ask you to make sure you switch Legions every so often to break up the monotony.

OTHER CHANGES

Team Speak Server: We want to get the guild talking again as some of the chatter boxes have become inactive and Guild chat has taken a hit for this. So lets utilise the Team Speak Server. It probably a good idea to load it up as soon as you login to GW2 and start chatting away… don’t worry if you don’t have a Mic, you can always listen and reply in Guild chat.

Daily Boosts Review: No Promises, but we will look at the daily boosts and try to rearrange to suit you all a little better.

Ranking Abilities: With the new ranking system, we will be giving all members a lot more access to the things they need from the guild, mainly it will be access to the guild chest, although certain legions will be given other privileges, for example WvW Legion will have the ability to “Claim/Unclaim”

That is all for now, I look forward to a new and bright future for our guild and the Ring of Fire Server!

Rising to the Top!

Balthazar

Step aside Balthazar, The New GODS are here!

As the title Suggests, Today 26/05/2013 marks the day that our guild stormed into Orr and beat the stuffing out of Bathazar, uncontesting the Temple for the whole server to come along and purchase those all important “Obsidian Shards” used in the recipe “Gift of Mastery” and also used in the Mystic Forges Lucky Gamble for “Mystic Clovers” of which 77 Clover are needed (Though there is a 1 in 3 chance of getting one).

After trying to destroy Balthazar a few times in the past, it became rather clear to us that it was no small task and it would take some co-ordination to complete this heart-pounding event. I haven’t actually felt my heart beating so hard through the tension of GW2 content since I went through Tyria completing all the Jump Puzzles (Nothing worse than getting right to the end then falling to your death and having to start all over again). So this is how we did it… The story is quite intense so, grab a coffee and maybe a tissue to wipe those tears too haha!

Starting last night at a rather late hour i decided that I was fed up of skipping from server to server (guesting of course) trying to find a server where the Temple of Balthazar was uncontested. Realising it was quite late, I promised the guild that we would try again in the morning… And that is exactly what happened.

As it was quite early when I got online I figured many people just wouldn’t want to dive right into something as intense as Balthazar… But me being the stubborn Asuran that I usually am, I wouldn’t take “no” for an answer and so I simply said “I’m doing it, follow if you want to!” Arriving at Orr I moved into position in “Squall Cusps” and slowly but surely some guild members started to appear. Barking the order at my most trusted and ultimately admired Norn Friend, I asked Hymeron to go to “Armada Harbor” and lead a team through the chain of events that lead to “Pact Rally Point” and my team would do that same from my position.

I was quite worried though as I know that Hym (For short), did not have a commander title and so would possibly make it difficult for other players around the map, who are not in our guild (Though why they aren’t I’ll never understand), to know where Hym’s team was… Thankfully my thoughts were quickly silenced as Zed Zebra spoke out in Guild chat and asked where we wanted him to go. Well, knowing that he was a commander I asked him to join Hym and activate his tag.

Now we had both myself and Zed wandering along the event chains with commander titles it wasn’t long before people from all over Tyria had heard about our efforts and came to join our teams, which quickly made up for the lack of people we had in each team and before we knew it we were swarming with players.

As we neared the Rally Waypoint both teams collided just outside the doors (Good timing I’d say), as we finished off the last of the Risen attackers and headed on into the safety of the Rally Waypoint.

Sure as anything, I barely had time to even sell the loot I had in my bags before the Pact moved out in the assault on The Temple. With two teams combined we now had one very large team… Which worried me a little as I knew this would up-scale the enemies and would increase the chance of us losing the pact and failing the mission. Though as we neared the temple and the pact were still at 50% Morale, my heart began to pound as we had never gotten to this point, as they entered the Temple my heart pounded even more as we were so close, It was almost gutting to think we could lose it all if we were not cautious.

AND THEN… Balthazar appeared, Wow!

The bodies of many players littered the floor (Wipe your tears now) as a huge Champion came darting at us all battering us around like rag dolls, hoards of risen spawned, fireballs fell from the sky and Balthazar laughed at us… Well I had only one thing to say “For Ascalon!”… oh wait, no that was GW1!

Anyway… I wasn’t going to let Balthazar win, and with his timer ticking, I was certain of one thing “I don’t intend to find out what happens if that timer hit’s Zero” and so we plowed through him like a [Insert Witty Comparison Here].

As Balthazar fell I called out to the world that Balthazar was FREE all thanks to the organisation of our guild… Though you just know that someone would have something to say as a Player (who will remain anonymous) began to moan about how we didn’t help him to complete the northern path. Well quite frankly I think we proved that we don’t need to do the laborious Northern path to complete Balthazar, as we all know that it’s the hardest, I merely he was a bit late and we had started at the same time, though he claimed “I started the Northern event long before you arrived here and started your events” haha #FAIL!!!

But there you have it, Thanks to all those who took part in the event, both who are a part of GODS and those who are not (Strange people lol). Thanks to your efforts I was personally able to get the Obsidian Shards I needed to craft “Gift of Mastery”, meaning I am 1 step closer to creating “The Bifrost”.

Hope you enjoyed the event and reading all about it here!

Warmest Regards

Coopziana (GODS Leader)
~ Excelsior

The GODS Reign

AgC676kToday marks the dawn of our guilds official first “April Fools” joke. After a little thought from myself I came up with the idea of the whole guild joining together for a Suicide Jump around the Mystic Forge! Sounds silly right!?

As I strolled along on my merry way first thing this morning on 4th April 2013, I was wandering into the Destroyed Reactor (Meridian Waypoint) to get my daily “Reviver” achievement and I though to myself, “Wouldn’t it be cool if there was an area where a mass of people just dropped dead so I could receive them all to get the achievement really quickly!” Then it hit me, We can!

So I came up with the idea of having a guild party event that I would call “The Gods Reign” but actually it was a play on words… not so much “Reign” as it was “Rain”! So informing the guild we decided that we would all meet at the Vista above the Mystic Forge and go to all the major Cities within the game and shout out that a “Secret Arenanet April Fools” event would be happening in Lions Arch at the Mystic forge in just a few minutes. While I did that, the rest of the guild got into position.

Sure enough within a few minutes the Mystic Forge was buzzing with anticipation of this secret event from players of all levels and races. Dead on 2:30pm (GMT +0) I gave the command “GODS RAIN!!!” And we all jumped from our location and all went “SPLAT” around the Mystic Forge… That got their attention!

Allowing the players around us to Revive us all to help them achieve the Daily Reviver I then Shouted “April Fools” and quickly activated the Guild Banquet and all of our Guild Banners around the Forge… So that I didn’t get a lot of hate messages!

Essentially this event was thought up as a recruitment tool to help us gain a few more members… Before anyone thinks we are a small guild, I’d just like to point out we currently have over 300 members, ALL who represent us permanently and are active players… But it’s always nice to have a few more people to talk to!

The event went on as I said “Anyone who whispers me gets free tonics” and I gladly send tonics out to anyone who whispered me… Well until I was blocked for excessive messaging (Sort it out Anet). People all around activated Halloween Consumables, and Super Adventure Box Consumables. It was fun to see so many people all buzzing around the area, some getting totally legless at the Drink keg, others suiting up and brawling, and the odd passer-by who did a sneaky “Oh free banner boosts” and then went off to take advantage of the boosts they acquired.

Overall we only got a few new members out of it, but you know what, that’s not important really. The gratitude I personally got from players for the event was really rewarding. I thank you all for coming along (even if you didn’t join our guild), and taking part in our event and having a good time. Hopefully I will come up with something new to maybe do something like this again, but for now I hope those of you on other servers can take this event and repeat it. But please keep the name as “The GODS Reign” and credit our guild for the idea. More than that, just enjoy it and help to make GW2 (Which don’t forget is still in it’s first year and still being developed) fun!

EXCELSIOR!
~ Coopziana Vekk

A Time Away…

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The website has not had an update for quite some time. I just wanted to let you all know that we are still around, in fact we are more active now than ever before. So I thought I’d give you all an update on what the guild has been doing in this time of absence since the website was last updated.

With the arrival of Flame and Frost and the New guild missions we have been working hard to ensure that we organise all the events for our whole guild to enjoy. While getting the highest possible merits for the guild, while replaying so that the whole guild gets the chance to get the Commendations and rewards.

Since this requires an insane amount of co-ordination there have been some pretty big changes to the way we run the guild.

After the first update patch that allowed us start doing guild missions, I felt (as the leader) that it is important to give the guild what they needed, being just one person I felt that I couldn’t co-ordinate everything myself and be active enough to ensure everything was done… Hey I have to eat and sleep too, even if I am a GOD!

So I demoted all my officers and changed the guild ranks, From there I promoted 5 of my most trusted and active members to Command Officers with a little “/surprised” waiting for them.

As I have my own favourites within the guild I felt it wouldn’t be fair to simply select all the Command Officers myself and so I handed over the task of selecting 5 additional Command Officers to the 5 Officers I had selected. /Surprised (Part one).

It took 2-days for the command officers to talk among themselves and select the 5 other members to be promoted. But they got there eventually, then there were 10 command officers. After a few days I realised that I was coming up to an important time in my life where I would have to be away for a whole week and I was worried that without me the guild may fall apart, and so I promoted on of my Command Officers to “Second Command” to manage the guild in my absence.

Once the last slot for Command Officers was taken I then dropped the bomb shell on my newly formed chain of command… /Surprised (Part 2).

“I will not be arranging ANY of the guild missions… YOU will!” Mwahahahahaaa!

And so I paired up each of the Command Officers and gave them each guild mission to take care of, including; Building Upgrades, arranging dates & times and ensuring that the whole guild got a chance to do it… Some may say I’m just being lazy, but lets be fair, I have to play the game too!

As a result of the guild missions now starting to be built we quickly realised that it was extremely difficult to organise using the in-game guild chat alone, So there was only one thing left to do… Get a Mumble server! Thanks to “Command Officer Zelflame” we quickly had a mumble server up and running, with multiple rooms for people to use for dungeons and events. it was amazing to see so many people all logged in for the first guild bounty… It seemed to cut the organisation time in half for us and we were easily successful!

I’ll be working to keep the website up to date from now on with little bits of information rather than (Like this update) a full scale novel. hehe.

Thanks for reading, and I look forward to seeing you all in Game soon!

~ Coopziana Vekk
“Excelsior!”

Ancient Kraka Defeated by the GODS!

Merlin Dragonheart taking a few moments to pose on the corpse of the Ancient Kraka

It took time (oh boy did it take time) to do the finale, 2 and a half hours of time to be exact… some people rage quit, others got disconnected, but the GODS (most of us anyway) percivered ’til the end and boy was it worth it! After 2 events with no rewards, hundreds of krakas with no loot, there was a chest at the end of the rainbow (of colourful language used by everyone during the 3 day event), and boy was it full of gold (rares and exotics, and lots of them). By the end of the event not only was the Ancient Kraka dead, most of the game was too, the TP, the Guild system and even the log in servers all took a hit and are all down as i write this.

One thing this event may have also set out to do is sort out the pricing on the TP, with the massive amounts of low level items being reduced in numbers by those looking to give donations to the troops, and the large number of exotics now released into the system, it has become a sellers market again for low priced items and potentially a buyers market for exotics.

The event is now over, the island and the dungeon are here to stay and there’s a lot of fun to be had with both… so enjoy the rewards if you got them and enjoy the new additions to the game, i know we will :)

- Merlin

First Guild Banquete

Yep, we’ve finally unlocked the Guild Banquete and plan on having our first session on Sunday 18th Nov at 7PM GMT (8PM CET) in Lions Arch beside the Black Lion Trading Company HQ (the TP/AH). The Banquete lasts 1 hour and has a selection of food and alcohol that will be available to all members (possibly everyone around at the time too). Towards the end of the banquet just before the Lost Shores finale kicks in we’ll drop a load of banners giving various boosts so we can all get a bit more out of the first few loot drops of the finale :)

and while we’re on the subject of food dont forget the guild stash is full of the stuff and there’s a lot of boosts available from food so check it out, it will be handy during the event as everyone will be lvl80 (for the finale at least, maybe all 3 events) so all the food in the stash will be useable by all members with bank privilages regardless of their level :)

Game Update Notes – November 15, 2012

The Lost Shores Update
Something is stirring in the Sea of Sorrows. Ship wreckage is washing up on shore, whales are beaching themselves, local quaggans are leaving their undersea homes, and strange new creatures are being spotted along the Tyrian coast.
Head Researcher Levvi has been pleading with Captain Magnus, leader of the Lionguard, to heed her warnings of imminent danger to the city of Lion’s Arch and other coastal settlements. Magnus remains unconvinced, though the disruption of maritime trade has the Ship’s Council concerned.
Something new is coming ashore in Lion’s Arch at 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Friday, November 16. This epic event will change that city forever, even as it introduces an entirely new twist on dungeon play. Come to the defense of Lion’s Arch and race to discover the secret behind a mysterious new menace.
At 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Saturday, November 17, the second phase of this epic adventure will take players to a place they’ve never been in Tyria, where they’ll meet a new pet creature and discover previously unknown crafting resources that unlock new recipes and a unique way to upgrade gear.
Join us at 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Sunday, November 18 for your chance to take part in an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime final event!

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The Lost Shores Weekend Event Details

This weekend sees the introduction of the Sea of Sorrows to Tyria and there is a huge event happening to introduce the area in style with a storyline that is already taking place throughout the land of Tyria. The GODS will be online for all the main events and will be running parties through the whole event, as a result of this or weekly WvW session on Sunday has been canceled this week as we’ll all be busy exploring the new lands and defeating new foes. full information on the event taken directly from GuildWars2.com is below.

Big changes are coming to Tyria in November. From the historic Lost Shores event on November 16-18 to the endlessly entertaining Fractals of the Mists dungeon and a brand new PvP map, after this month, Tyria will never be the same!

Begins November 16 at 8:00 PM GMT

A spectacular one-time world event! Unravel a mystery of epic proportions in The Lost Shores, a storyline that begins at 8:00 PM GMT on November 16. Join a fight against a formidable new threat that culminates in a once-in-a-lifetime, thrilling conclusion on November 18. Face a brand-new species, earn unique rewards, gather new crafting resources, learn new recipes, and much more! Lost Shores will change the face of Tyria—don’t miss it!

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The Lost Shores Heads-Up

As posted on the Official Forums by Martin Kerstein:

Something is stirring in the Sea of Sorrows – and we want to make sure that you are not missing out, so here is a schedule (without spoilers) for you, so you can plan ahead:

  • On Friday November 16th at noon PST (20:00 GMT) the weekend will kick off with an Event in Lion’s Arch that you don’t want to miss. This will trigger events in other parts of Tyria as well.
  • On Saturday November 17th at noon PST (20:00 GMT), another phase will kick in.
    Each phase is triggered by a special event, but you will be able to enjoy additional content afterwards even if you cannot make the kick-off time. There is one exception:

The event will culminate in a big Finale on Sunday November 18, make sure you will not miss it. This will be a onetime only event chain that will run multiple hours, and it will kick off at noon PST (20:00 GMT). Again, this will only run once, so make sure you will be there! There will be plenty of content available to enjoy that will remain permanently in the world as a result of the outcome of this event on Sunday.

We will give you more details once we get closer to the event, but wanted to give you an early heads up so you can plan accordingly.

So there’s a lot of events happening, the world of Tyria is expanding (permanently by the sounds of things) and the GODS will be there for it all, so come join us for the first expansion of our world where we can exlore the new areas for the first time as a guild.

Leader: Coopziana.1802

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