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Haldir / Sep 12, 2013
Recently we announced that our GW2 division would merge with FSV. Together they found the new Guild Dius Vanguard [DiVa]. Everything has been going well for them and the increase in activity for both Guilds was a very welcome change.

Over the past few days Mizaki has been toying with the website to see the available options for this merge. It turned out that Shivtr did not support several divisions in a community as well as we would've hoped. This wasn't really news to us but we tried it anyway with high hopes that it would work out.

Sadly enough it didn't suffice. So together with the FSV leaders the decision was made to make a new website. Click here to go to the website. With this change the time of Semper Dius as a Guild in GW2 is completely over. All our members are welcome to play with the new merger Guild but the division doesn't exist anymore in Semper Dius.

The GW2 boards on our forums will be archived and the members from FSV who joined our website for DiVa will see their accounts removed. I see this as a necessity since they aren't really a part of Semper Dius, they didn't have to go through the recruitment and probably aren't too bothered about the community. If they are interested they are free, like everyone, to post an application.
Everyone who currently had the GW2 Division rank will see this changed to Community Member or Inactive depending on their activity. Everyone who joined before the merge will remain a Dius member of course.

More changes will happen in the near future but not right away. The main thing will be the website lay-out(s) which we are discussing now. Another thing that I'm going to have a look at is the Admin rights of our leading members. As everyone knows I wasn't amused by what happened so I'm going to review this and decide who needs the rights and limit it.

FF XIV will be the only game for which we have a Division now so applications for them are still open. We remain active in other team based games as well and are looking forward to new releases such as Everquest Next, The Elder Scrolls Online and Camelot Unchained for the MMO's and games like Battlefield 4 and Star Citizen for other genres.

So stay tuned for more updates in the future.

Haldir
Community Manager
Mizaki / Aug 10, 2013
Hello everyone,

For anyone who hasn't been paying attention to the Guild Wars 2 boards, "Dius" merged yesterday with FSV to form a new guild known as "DiVa" (Dius & Vanguard).

This wallpaper on the website is a bit of fun, designed to celebrate that fact.

The merge with FSV has provided a platform for both guilds to benefit from, bolstering the numbers we can field on WvW nights to well above 40. There are good times ahead for this section of the community, and I know I as well as the other Officers are looking forward to many nights of WvW blob destruction.

Best,

Vaolyn
GW2 Leader
Haldir / Jun 09, 2013


The Elder Scrolls Online is one of the big upcoming MMO titles. Loads of gamers love the Elder Scrolls games and with this latest installment adding MMO to the RPG genre of the series it has attracted the attention of our Online Gaming Community. Loads of our members are looking forward to the game so we have decided to add a new gaming title to our Community.

Arthantos is going to lead the pre-launch preparations for this new Division. Since there is a lot of work to do and no release date announced yet we are not opening up recruitment yet for TESO. Over the next few weeks you'll see our website changing. Instead of having a 100% GW2 look we will change some things to be able to fully support the TESO Division as well.

So stay tuned for more news and updates as Arthantos will be presenting the Division and its goals and focus in the coming days and weeks.

To access the TESO Division website you can click "ESO" in the top menu on the left.


For those that are wondering if this has any effect on the Guild Wars 2 Division we can tell you that it won't. Our GW2 group will stay active as a Dius game and it will remain at his high standard that you are used to with daily Guild events, the usual zerg killing and the amazing videos put together by our members.
Mizaki / May 27, 2013


The officers and I held a meeting yesterday evening to firmly agree on several changes within the guild. These changes aren't drastic but are minor adjustments intended to improve your experience of Dius in and out of game (on these very forums). Below is a list of those changes and agreements, with many of you likely to have noticed some of the more obvious additions.

Calendar

The Dius calendar has been neglected of late and hasn't been particularly accurate in reflecting our event times or what events are actually taking place. That's about to change and as you might note, we've a new set of images already. The officers and I will be ensuring the the calendar on the front page remains up to date so please do ensure you pay attention to it.

Dius Raids

Our presence in World versus World is well documented on Gandara and its been agreed that we should approach this aspect of the game seriously on our dedicated World versus World event nights. What this means is for all members to bring their best characters and to pay close attention to the officers leading the event. We aren't Red Guard (thank god) but it's important to follow orders during this period to ensure smooth and organised play. Please find below our ruleset which we'll also distribute via Private Message:

No Upscales!

Been pressing this one for a while, an upscale cannot keep up 90% of the time, you can bring upscales on 'non official' days however. (Exception here is Sundess; his only character is an upscale )

Come on your MAIN

Come on your main initially. If we feel we may be lacking a certain class, we'll ask you in events to swap it our. If you plan on changing what your main is, Inform me. Furthermore use you MAIN character on the character roster on he forums.

Keep the banter, but out of fights. In fights, bring your A-Game

I love Banter/Trolling as you all know and I am fine with Banter and trolling. Just keep it out of fights. In fights I want full concentration, only things being said on TS relevant to the fight we're in.

Stay with the group unless stated otherwise

No off shooting miles to collect carrots or onion, no staying behind whatever. If I say move we move as a group. Our numbers are small, a loss of one person can greatly affect us.

Roll with builds you KNOW work

We love you guys coming up with new builds and such but if it's completely experimental, use it on other nights first to test. (If you've just 'refined' your current build a little then thats fine.)


Red Guard and Other Guilds

I'll be blunt here: we aren't a feeder guild for Red Guard or any other guilds. If you want to join them, that is well within your rights. However, members who do go on to join Red Guard and other guilds, please do not make a leaving thread (it will be locked and archived) and please do not expect automatic re-entry into Dius when things don't work out. While I appreciate the caliber of Red Guard and the benefits they and other guilds bring to Guild Wars 2, if this is your idea of a good time, we wish you the very best of luck.

Forum Structure

Our forum structure was bloated and a little unwieldy. As a result, I've taken an axe to many of the forum pages and archived them. Hopefully navigating around the site will be much easier because of it. Please note that the profession forums have been merged into one to encourage cross profession discussions.

Recruitment Changes

Beginning tomorrow we'll be implementing a new recruitment process. We're revising existing questions to something more fitting and will be taking a stricter view on all potential members. The process of discussing an applicant will remain the same, but the officers and I have to agree a majority for that member to be accepted (all guild members views will be taken into heavy consideration). In addition, anyone who applies that has clearly put little or no effort in will be instantly declined.

Trial Periods

We've had many trials members in recent months which has been a good thing and secured some excellent players. What we want to do however is ensure that trial members are quickly given a decision about their status. As a result a full trial will be 3 full nights of WvW events, for at least 3 hours attendance. If a trial member cannot attend the 3 event nights he or she will need to say so to an Officer. Alongside this, we'd also like to ask members to keep an eye out on potential players who might fit in to Dius. If you see a Warrior out in WvW who has played alongside us for several days and is clearly kicking ass, it's always worth inviting them for a trial though please speak to an Officer first.

Characters and Professions Wanted

All members characters have been wiped. Can all members kindly recreate their characters. You can do this by selecting "Members" on the navigation bar, followed by "Characters". It has been agreed that you can also add your alternative characters but only if they are level 80 and in Exotic or higher gear. In the "Notes" section of the Character panel, can you also add a list of your alts so Officers can cross check member characters in future. Finally, we'll be adding a new side panel to the front page of the Dius site to advertise for the professions we're actively seeking: rangers need not apply!

Last Thoughts

I'll be arranging a structured PvP in guild tournament over the next few days, with prizes for the winners so stay tuned!

Regards,

Vaolyn/Taro Koa/Ashling/Oodii
Haldir / Feb 11, 2013
As our first foray into “Guild vs. Guild” (where two guilds collide at a designated time and location in World vs. World) Semper Dius triumphed over UNITY in six rounds of 20 vs. 20. If this victory wasn’t enough, Semper Dius went about it in style, successfully defeating UNITY in each round, with no players defeated. Using bold portal tactics practiced only moments earlier and rapid use of combo-fields, there was never any question than it being little more than a bloodbath.

UNITY were gracious in defeat, admitting that Semper Dius “have some really special tactics that we haven’t seen before, after what was seen on the video we have to give you credit for being so innovative!” .

We’d like to thank UNITY for the opportunity and extend an offer to any other guilds interested in taking part, by asking that you visit our Public Area to lay down your challenge.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVuMdy4dzKE&feature=player_embedded

You can view more videos of our first Guild vs. Guild by using the following links below.

Spectator's view
All fights

Guardian POV:
First fight
Second fight
Third fight
Fourth fight
Fifth fight

Necro POV
2 fights
Haldir / Dec 31, 2012
A look back on 2012:
2012 has been a good year for Semper Dius. We celebrated our 5th anniversary and while we didn't have a big picture to play we ventured into games such as Team Fortress 2, Tribes Ascend, League of Legends, Minecraft and ARMA II: DayZ to have fun in together. We did this till August when we finally saw the release of the highly anticipated MMO Guild Wars 2. After a rough journey, we played Beta on Desolation and started playing on Ruins of Surmia at release. We moved to the Gandara server where we made a name for ourselves as an organized WvW Guild to be reckoned with.

We had many joyous moments, and a highlight for the Community was the guild meeting at Gamescom. We had a lot of fun there and hopefully meetings like that one will be repeated in the future.

What will 2013 bring?
First of all we are all looking forward to the promised major update for WvW that will be coming in February this year. We hope that it can bring some new life to the gametype and add some spice to it to make it even more fun. Along with everyone else we also hope that Arenanet can find a good fix to the culling problem and for the sPvP fans it would be nice to see rentable match rooms, matchmaking and a ladder.

Semper Dius will be looking to further put a mark on Gandara and evolve as we have been doing for a while: becoming one of the stronger Guilds. To achieve this we will look further into recruiting additional members to strengthen our squad.

As a Community we are looking into stepping into a second project next to Guild Wars 2 in an attempt to become a slightly bigger Community where gamers of all sorts and preferences can find a home. We are still debating amongst the current members which game might be good for that so stay tuned as we will announce our decision sometime in January!


We wish all of our members, visitors and the whole GW2 Community a Happy New Year.
We hope that 2013 will bring you a lot of joy and in GW2 victorious moments for Gandara.

IDarko / Dec 03, 2012


Guild Wars 2 has been out for two months now and many things have happened since. Semper Dius had a lot of things going on as well. Early on, we decided to move to a different server. We picked Gandara and while the server was not in the top WvW brackets, we managed to find our home here and fought weekly for every inch of land that we could get.

But unfortunately for our allies in WvW, many of our members decided to focus more and more on PvE content, which made our presence in WvW and tournament PvP less than optimal. With renewed focus, we’ve started to work hard on fixing this.

Right now, we have 70+ dedicated and active members in our guild that are fighting several times per week for Gandara. We are passionately defending it every week while having lots of fun. And it has been rewarding! We have been winning the last few pairings by determination and teamwork with the other strong guilds on our fantastic server.

But we are not only dominating in WvW. Many members are also doing tournament PvP and Semper Dius is currently housing a few dedicated tournament teams as well. The raw skill of our members and the tactical eye of our great commanders have made us a force to be reckoned with. This week we battle it out with Fort Ranik and Far Shiverpeaks. It’s a totally new match up for us and we are very excited about it. Let the bloodshed begin!

Of course, nothing is perfect yet and we can still improve as guild but we are on the right track. We are hoping to find more PvP focused players who are willing to join our ranks. Together we can make Gandara a feared server!

Haldir / Nov 10, 2012
Semper Dius isn't all about serious WvW or sPvP events but organizes some laid back and relaxed events as well. What these grouping events shine at is using your imagination and random banter to achieve something together.

A good example of this is our WvW jumping puzzle parties. Mostly during off hours we grab a few members and group up to do the jumping puzzles in all WvW borderlands including the eternal battlegrounds. We make it a goal to all get to the chest, be it in the funniest way or the fastest way it doesn't matter. But what does matter is all leaving it together to go on to the next location.

In the following picture you can see what this can lead to. From left to right, Astaroth Hellflame, Haldir Quindiniar, Astris and Branwulf are showing off in pink colors.



Fellow members quickly got hooked by the amazing beauty of this group of 4. Quite unexpectedly that first night messing with color schemes gave birth to the "Pink Puzzle/Guild Night". When we see the opportunity to do something fun like this we will not hesitate to do so. And so that resulted in the following group picture:



Scarik - Bohun - Haldir - Mystic - Zetkin - Zenith (bottom) - Branwulf - Astris - Corethiel - Cas


It was difficult convincing Scarik to give in to the pink madness but in the end we succeeded. As you can see in the picture he was still trying to break free from it but soon he'll see the beauty of it! Like Zenith who didn't even have to change colors, he could just be his normal self.

There are definitely more nights like this one and nights with other themes coming soon. Stay tuned!