We think our guild name expresses very well what kind of guild we are. Wicked Ways is a community for those that want to get together to cause chaos, cause tears and a lot of mad in the name of fun! We enjoy taking people’s assets, but what we love even more are the fights that lead to these treasures. The joy we get out of getting together as tight-knit group for all kinds of shenanigans is what makes us wicked. As such, we do not believe in alliances or non-aggresion pacts with those that trade on the open oceans and on land, everyone with pack or a guild tag we don’t like is a target.
As all of our founders came from EVE-online we know that actions have consequences, those that insult us, bother us, block us, or harass us in any other way can expect repercussions, being ‘green’ does not make them immune. And if we see benefits in clearing a particular green group from a specific area (Hasla etc) we won’t hesitate about making that happen either.
Wicked Ways is a former pirate guild, meaning that the guild acquired 3000 infamy on Alpha to literally try out the waters of the pirate faction. This was a very disappointing experience because we got locked out of a huge portion of in game content, we will not be making this mistake again. So better do your community service and drink those infamy reducing potions! That said, we have a LOT of experience pirating, it is our main form of PvP and we love every bit of it.
During the early stages of Archeage EU we are working together to build up essential piracy assets like clippers, tradeships and galleons. These are the tools of our trade, we need fast interception clippers with boarding parties. Quick tradeships to serve as radar units and pack storage, and galleons for the destruction of enemy vessels. Other short-term goals are to run a lot of GHA (level 50 hardmore dungeon) in order to gear up our DPS’ers, and help with the leveling of our guild’s gear crafters to allow them to craft high-end gear for our members later.
Hasla is still on the menu, with the recent addition of Healer greatclubs we are forming groups so that our members can obtain cheap, but strong weapons. We also encourage our members to run Honor-rewarding events as the equipment enhancing rewards from these are valuable additions to our arsenal.
Our main long-term goal is to establish ourselves as a small PvP focused group that uses special operations tactics. Using small numbers of highly organized, skilled and geared up PvP’ers that can diminish larger, disorganized raids to dust. We have already shown a lot of success doing this since the Russian version of the game, we know it is possible to take out a force three times the size of your own, and we have shown that it is possible. Some long-term goals include: Acquiring a Black Pearl once again as our situationally effective flagship, and also taking on the Kraken worldboss.
We can not stress this enough, while Wicked Ways is a fan of villainy and shenanigans, you will never perform these acts on your fellow guildmembers. We are a tight-knit family. We get together to mess with outsiders, you will treat your fellow-members with respect. We respond to distress calls from our members, if you are being harassed while trying to level or are trying to take some land in a pvp-zone that is surrounded by similar minded guys we are not too shy to come over and bash some skulls in for you.
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 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.
If you represent a guild on Kyprosa and wish to talk diplomacy, please contact Kakakaaa, Jojo, Momo or Jenni. We will not form alliances or non-aggresion pacts with traders but if you’d like our help stealing some booty and do a 50/50 split or anything like that we might be able to come to an agreement.
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.