Monthly Archives: August 2012

Recruit me this…

…recruit me that, who wants the carrot and who wants the bat?

We have some new recruits around. Guess the fear of going F2P scared us enough to finally recruit some people into our ranks.

I’d like to use this entry to give all the new members (both current and the ones we’ll recruit in the near future) an abridged version of the rules of Pax. I promise, I’ll be brief.

First and foremost – Pax is a community of gamers first, a TOR guild second. It means that we’re more interested in finding people to fit the community, not just gamers to fill spots in the guild.

If you don’t give a hutt about community-crap you’re still welcome to stick around, but remember, What you put in, is what you get out.

Second – I think every recruit heard it from me or Laurence already – we put a heavy focus on Ventrilo (what is Ventrilo?!). Almost every evening at least a few people sit there and chat. We don’t have to run flashpoints to be there, we don’t even have to play TOR – we drop in there for social reasons. You wonder why guild chat is so quiet despite the fact we advertise ourselves as social guild? That’s why – we’re chatting on vent!

Again, you don’t have to be Ventrilo-broken to be in the guild – but you may feel the guild is half-dead and nobody talks to anyone… remember it’s your choice 😉

Third – I know nobody asked about it yet, but I want to make a pre-emptive strike – Membership status is not something you will get if you just sit in the guild long enough. Members are people that contribute something to the community. Read Community – not guild. Members are people that have gained the sympathy and trust of other members, by taking an active part in proceedings.

Fourth – We will never turn Pax into a big guild. Right now we’re close to our desired limit. We might get one or two new people, but besides that we’ll wait to see how the current group of recruits integrate into the guild. Our aim is to have enough high level players to run end game content on a regular basis, while keeping the guild population small enough, to avoid creating sub-groups. We’ll help you in leveling if we can, even gearing up once you hit 50 – we prefer this, than getting another new member who’s 50 now and ready to join raids.

Fifth – Again, nobody asked about it yet but I guess a few people might wonder; why does Pax have no officers?

A small guild like ours doesn’t need officers. Every member has the trust I’d grant to an officer – so adding more ranks is pointless. If you’ve a guild related problem/question/complaint/want to ingratiate yourself – come directly to me.

Now, since you’ve reached the bottom of the post – Congratulations! You get an award:

Yes you motherhutters, this was brief!

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Leveling Wearher Forecast

Weekend is at an end, here is a weather forecast for all you mid-week players wondering when and where you can level up, while getting an impressive tan at the same time!




WARNINIG: Make sure you pack some warm cloth – monday night will be chilly with N-NW wind blowing from the mountains.

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Long time ago on an escalator far, far away…

Seriously now, I don’t know what freaks me out more – the SW themed stairs up, or the Twister for Professionals on stairs down…

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Vacation break is over. This is the official memo for all you folks. So don’t say you haven’t been warned.
If you don’t check this page – not my problem.

As we all know by now, TOR goes F2P in few months.
Love it or hate it – we’re here, with a guild, characters we spent months playing and some unmet expectations.

I said it few times here and there, but I want it to be here in writing – I don’t like playing F2P MMOs – I don’t like the ‘buy now’ and ‘press here to go to shop’
buttons everywhere, I don’t like the patch-only type of game development, without the true, honest expansion packs I can nerd out for with 30h premiere marathons with a can of beer, milk and Cheetos. Finally, I don’t like the purchasable currency that gives you illusion of being better than someone else, because you dropped money into it.
Being better equals looking cooler, unique, special and what not.

Don’t get me wrong, I love to be all that – but I want it to be the effect of my effort in the game, not how much money I can drop on a flying pony in online store.

Saying that – I want it to be perfectly clear – I’m not dropping the towel on TOR just because it goes F2P.
If I continue to play this game or not depends only on one thing – the guild.

If the guild won’t make a leap forward – I don’t intend to play this game when it goes F2P – hoping that free game will bring us new players to recruit.
It’s bullshit. Always have been. It’s not about people outside, it’s about people inside.
The way we do and do not do things.

If we get Pax on a good track comes F2P – I’ll play it. I’ll continue paying my 15$ knowing I’ll get my money value out of it.

Will you continue to play it or not, pay for it or not – it’s your own decision and I won’t go cry in the corner if you decide to make a different choice.

We have few months to get ourselves together for yet another time. Lets not waste it on being who we are, wishing we could be something more.

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