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#7206592 Jan 09, 2013 at 02:34 PM
Reunen
Hello,

I'm Reunen from Lux Arcana. Now before I say anything, I'll give you link to our website: http://www.luxarcana.org/guild-wars-2/

We recently celebrated with the 9th year since our formation. We've been in many games such a LotRO, Vanguard, Darkfall, SW:TOR, EQ2, EVE Online, FFXIV, RIFT - not to mention GW2! After reading one of your articles, you mentioned how many of your members have become more PvE focused. We have been experiencing this issue to a lesser degree, but I digress.

We currently have 100+ active members, including a hardcore of about 20+ who regularly attend our arranged WvW events. During our time playing GW2 WvW, we've come across many other guilds similar to our own. Guilds such as Underworld Battalion, CoEx, Friskyttarna to name a few.

We would be interested in forming an alliance with your guild. Our PvP leadership structure consists of a War Officer (myself) with a group of Marshals assisting him with day-to-day running of WvW. We are not looking for a mega alliance comprised of completely random guilds. But who knows hows big it could become, with proper organization and leadership the possibilities are endless.

Would it be improper if I could perhaps attend one of your WvW events/arrangements? To just reiterate what I put in the previous paragraph, we want to form a strong alliance and seeing how you operate I think is a good start. If you wish to contact me in-game, my display name is Reunen.7306.

Any questions you have I would be more than happy to answer!

Thanks for reading,

Reunen - Lux Arcana

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#7206713 Jan 09, 2013 at 03:06 PM
Community Ma...
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Hello Reunen,

We have been considering the same thing as you.

We are looking at several things to increase our own WvW activity to start with but also the whole Server organization.

I'll definitelly get back to you on this matter in game.

Best regards,
Haldir Quindiniar
Hey my name is Haldir. And this is Crazy. If you all zerg me. You'll kill me maybe. ~ Sterling
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#7206909 Jan 09, 2013 at 03:55 PM
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I just have one question, and that is: Do you have an active TPvP playerbase?

We have a few folks in Dius that do tournaments 90% of their in-game time (myself included), and it'd be swell if we could team up a few times.
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#7206961 Jan 09, 2013 at 04:06 PM
Reunen
Unfortunately we don't have many people interested in sPvP. At launch we had 10+ people playing sPvP nearly every day. But interest died as many of our members found sPvP in GW2 quite lacking. There was also the issue of not being able to PUG sPvP at higher level if at all. So if we were missing 1 person and we had to get a PUG to fill it; we would have a major disadvantage against any other organized team.





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#7206994 Jan 09, 2013 at 04:12 PM
Reunen
In addition, we found the matchmaking system in terms of ranks was completely screwed. On a regular Friday night we were coming against whole teams at rank 30+ when most of our crew were only at about 10 seeing as we don't completely focus on sPvP as a guild. Although you don't get any advantage for being at a higher rank (apart from cosmetics) it does say something about that player's knowledge, tactics and perhaps even skill if they have attained a high rank.

Our guild motto is also "Casual but dedicated"; meaning that we are more than willing to commit hours to guild activities but a lot of us have families, children etc so we just couldn't compete against some of these teams who play 24/7.
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#7207219 Jan 09, 2013 at 05:06 PM · Edited 2 years ago
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How is that rich bastard Maejohl these days?

Have you actually formed this Alliance yet with any other guilds or is it still in conception?
"I've always seen 'no' as a challenge rather than an answer."
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#7207392 Jan 09, 2013 at 05:45 PM
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Hello Lux Arcana,

It seems that both our guilds have encountered a lot of similar issues regarding the game and its effect on a guild. We had a large interest in TPvP as well but this died off pretty quickly. That said, we still hope that some of us will pick it up again when Arenanet adds the promised changes to this format.

I'm looking forward to anything that can improve the server Gandara and its guilds. So thanks for contacting us!

IDarko


Darkos - Human Thief - 80 | Dárkó - Human Warrior - 80 |
Darkane Magic - Asura Elementalist - 80
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#7207429 Jan 09, 2013 at 05:55 PM · Edited over 1 year ago
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Welcome and I love your site- it reminds me of the old school classics
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#7207452 Jan 09, 2013 at 06:01 PM
Reunen
#7207219 Branwulf wrote:

How is that rich bastard Maejohl these days?

Have you actually formed this Alliance yet with any other guilds or is it still in conception?



Ohh he's fine :-D

We did a test run of forming an alliance before I was the War Officer and it was moderately successful, it just stopped for some reason though :/

I would like to build a somewhat more permanent alliance; because if we can get a joint Lux-Dius zerg we can be a real contender when affecting the control of a borderlands map.
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#7215482 Jan 11, 2013 at 12:23 PM
Reunen
What is your policy towards people accessing your TS3 server? Also, would I need to make a formal application to gain access to your member forums?
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#7215623 Jan 11, 2013 at 01:04 PM
Community Ma...
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Everyone can enter our TS, but it is passworded so not just annyone can.

Only actual community members get forum access. It's not split up to allow allies simply because we never need it.
Hey my name is Haldir. And this is Crazy. If you all zerg me. You'll kill me maybe. ~ Sterling
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#7215732 Jan 11, 2013 at 01:35 PM
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#7215623 Haldir wrote:

Everyone can enter our TS, but it is passworded so not just annyone can.

Only actual community members get forum access. It's not split up to allow allies simply because we never need it.



Splitting it is definitely a possibility though (very possible).
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#7215822 Jan 11, 2013 at 01:58 PM
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If there is a serious alliance and it eill get used yeah, now its not needed. Its not hard to set up with the permissions we can set for ranks and individual members
Hey my name is Haldir. And this is Crazy. If you all zerg me. You'll kill me maybe. ~ Sterling
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#7216188 Jan 11, 2013 at 03:20 PM
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I guess you can join one of our events next week so you get a feel for how we play. We tend to play a bit more aggressive lately tho!

We plan to do daily WvW with a big group (20+ is our goal). While mostly functioning as a big roaming group that can take objectives quickly and take out enemy zergs out by flanking them etc. This requires us to be very mobile and we practice roaming a lot lately.

I'm not sure how much members Lux Arcana has and how active your members are on a daily basis but if the need is there, we could team up daily and split the leadership on different days. I'm thinking ahead already now tho!

Haldir will arrange a time for you to join one of our events next week first!


Darkos - Human Thief - 80 | Dárkó - Human Warrior - 80 |
Darkane Magic - Asura Elementalist - 80
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#7216261 Jan 11, 2013 at 03:39 PM
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I actually spoke with him last night, didnt get around to making a post yet, he knows about the changes and will probably run with us on Saturday (alone as far as I know)
Hey my name is Haldir. And this is Crazy. If you all zerg me. You'll kill me maybe. ~ Sterling
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#7217071 Jan 11, 2013 at 06:40 PM
Reunen
Yep, Saturday at 6:00PM GMT?

I was speaking with another member of our War Council in our guild and he would like to observe as well (extra person never hurts in WvW when sieging stuff anyway )

Was great fun as well IDarko That commander left as soon as we capped everything; Piken came back with a vengeance unfortunately.
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#7217198 Jan 11, 2013 at 07:09 PM
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Hey my name is Haldir. And this is Crazy. If you all zerg me. You'll kill me maybe. ~ Sterling
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#7218783 Jan 12, 2013 at 02:17 AM
Reunen
Is it possible I could obtain your TS3 details?

I've emailed you at your gmail address, you can respond to that email

Reunen
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#7219808 Jan 12, 2013 at 11:50 AM
Community Ma...
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Done.
Hey my name is Haldir. And this is Crazy. If you all zerg me. You'll kill me maybe. ~ Sterling
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#7222436 Jan 13, 2013 at 01:49 AM
Reunen
Considering the opposition we faced, it was relatively successful but also fun

Look forward to future events
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