You might have heard the name before, especially if you played on the Russian version of Archeage. Our leaders founded Wicked Ways there, brought the guild and various members over to the North American alpha and now, finally, European release. Our guild founders have extensive MMO experience and we have recently transitioned from the serious internet spaceship game EVE Online.
Fun, of course! We plan on doing everything the game has to offer, from crafting and trading to PvP and piracy. We also plan on being involved with castle sieges when Auroria opens. We will be the proud owners of a Black Pearl and want to take the fight to the Kraken! But that's just what we plan to do; our other aim is to provide a fun place to be for all our members, which includes a guildhouse to hang out, craft or store loot.
Members is a keyword for Wicked Ways. While we will do everything to help our members, people in other guilds are generally considered fair game. Especially if they happen to have tradepacks. Loyalty is to the guild first and faction second. We are, however, open to non agression pacts and even alliances. Same faction violence is to be expected and a red player is a dead player.
We rely on Teamspeak 3 for communication during guild events. While it is not necessary to speak, listening is required. We expect you to have a push-to-talk setup, as continuous transmission or voice activation may disrupt activities. This is all to promote teamwork. Outside of activities, TS is often used as a secondary guildchat, complete with friendly banter. Our forums are a great place to stay up to date with guild news, events or ask for help/advice on any number of things. Just don't feed the troll, his name is Satzu. He's on a strict diet.
Looking for a fun-loving, all-round active guild? We plan to do anything and everything. Go, go, go!
So we're a month old and how things have changed. When myself, Admiralsnackbar and Renshaii set out to create a guild we never thought it would take off like it has. In a month we have recruited just under 300 members (We even purged the inactive)
When we started the guild we had no real services to offer other than a TS3 server, so what have we accomplished in the last month? We've built a guild house, built multiple galleons, built a trade ship, ran multiple guild wide pirating runs, helped players get their large scarecrows and run instances, ruined a lot of people's days, destroyed lots of enemies and gathered a large enough player base to have 40 people online at most times of the day.
Our initial goals have been smashed see here: http://wicked-ways.co.uk/home/m/21922598/article/2190941 so what do we do now? Well our dear leaders held a meeting on Saturday night and we have agreed upon the following as new guild goals. You will notice that they are more focused around player progression, more well geared high level players means we can swing our cocks around a lot more.
Assist guild members to 50 - I don't think I need to explain this one, but if you need any help at all with questing, grinding, dungeons etc then put a shout out to the officers and guild mates. Exp'ing in a group or with a buddy is far quicker than solo.
Assemble a core group of craftsmen. - We all know that getting a craft profession to 10/15/20k plus is hellishly expensive, which is why our officers have taken it upon themselves to level the game critical crafts. We will craft your weapons, armour, runes, food etc for no cost, all you need to do is provide the materials. I will make another post explaining this in further detail.
So in short, keep trucking to 50 and get your materials ready for your 50 crafted armour.
Other Guild News
The following people have been promoted to US TZ officers: Saviour & Cathy.
Akilles is still old.
Elering still isn't impressed with your ideas.
KMaker has been renamed PMaker due to his epic carrot purée business.
Fiftycal is still the worst sailor in the guild.
Kinnu has a collection of all the worst cash shop items.
Renshaii is still watching the footy and drinking a cuppa.
Admiralsnackbar is still a Dutch batty rider.
Bheh is still fishing.
Cathy is taking all of my runes.
Dovakiin is as mad as ever.
Furgas was the proud owner of 25 rainbow packs.
Evergreen are now the proud owner of 25 rainbow packs.
Teamspeak is a must for guild operations. Even if you don't talk you can jump on and listen.
Forums are here to be used, the guild system in Archeage is bad, I can't send out guild wide mails, so please check and post in the forums on a regular basis.
TL:DR - You're all awesome. Keep on being awesome and thank you to everyone for all their hard work.