Posts Tagged ‘guild’

The Cheers Effect

May 8, 2011

Clo lending a helping hand.

It has been a while since I have been actively playing WoW. I had no real intention of going back for the foreseeable future, but SOE’s recent hacker debacle has made playing EQ2 rather difficult. So having an itch to play something, I noticed that I had a game card laying around so I figured “what the heck,” and resubbed to WoW. I really didn’t have anything I wanted to do on my old characters and the now virtually disbanded Walk the Plank guild was not doing anything for me, so I decided to roll a Worgen character to see what that starting area looked like.

Along the way I noticed that Clo (a.k.a. Kaozz) popped online on the Alliance side and I said Hi. She invited me to join the guild she was in and needing a place to hang my hat I accepted. Although I do a lot of solo content, I really forgot how much I really enjoyed being in a guild where there is an active banter in the chat window and where someone is sure to say hello when you log in. You may never run into them “face-to-face,” but you hear from them all the time. I referred to this as the Cheers effect when I was talking to Kaozz and I really forgot how much this makes a difference to a game.

This experience also made me realize just how lonely my time in EQ2 is/was. I don’t regret being a virtual hermit; however, it really did make it obvious how much I was missing. Even if you don’t like to raid, group, or talk to other sentient life forms you are really missing out on a lot of what the MMO in MMORPG has to offer if you don’t have at least a couple of people around who “know your name.” Remember that the next time Lolapaladin or Eyecdedppl logs in, be sure to say heya. It truly does matter.

-Pid

PS Happy mother’s day to all the mothers out there; in whatever capacity you mother!

Resurfacing

December 9, 2010

No I’m not putting a new layer of asphalt on my driveway, I am looking to start posting again here soon.

I have actually been playing WoW quite a bit lately, so I actually am starting to have something pertinent to talk about. Anyway, with that being said, anyone know any good guilds that are looking for a noob WoW player? Possibly some blogger guilds or some such. I was considering heading to Keen’s guild but I noticed it is on a PvP server and I really have no desire to do any PvP’ing. Drop a comment or an email.

-Pid

To Guild or not to Guild

March 31, 2010

Many of you have been reading Stillwater’s posts about his renewed efforts in EQ2. I ran into him last night, and a little bit today and he was asking me if I was a guilded and if not whether I would like to be. He is a member of what appears to be a pretty good guild of fellow bloggers and he showed me their website and everything. It seems like a great guild, but I told him I would think about it.

Why?

Here is what is running through my mind and maybe if I write it out here it will make sense. I play MMO’s on what one would consider a pretty weird schedule. I often log in 3-4 hours in a given day when I have time, but (and here’s the catch) I don’t play in large blocks of time. I fit it in an hour here or there. I try and log in for the hour or so that my daughter is down for her daily nap, then I go to work during most normal people’s gaming time, and then I play for an hour or two when I get home from work. Now in total that is a decent amount of time to be logged into the game, but it is piecemeal.

Why would that make me ineligible to participate in a guild? I don’t know. Most MMO’s that I have played I don’t last very long in because I don’t have a group of friends (aka guildies) around to make it worth while, so joining a guild should make sense right? I guess I am just worried that I will not have a lot to contribute to a guild because I can’t play for long stretches of time or at “normal” times. I usually don’t get home from work until almost 1 AM ET and how many people are still playing at that point?

I am finding that I really like this game and I really want to establish myself in it for quite some time. Joining a guild seems like the logical thing to do. For a game that was just supposed to bide my time until SW:TOR drops, I am really pleased with it. So I guess that I think my answer will be: “To Guild.” That is of course if they will have me!

-Pid