Memoirs of a New EQ2 Guild Leader

February 6, 2008

Cool Tabula Rasa Screenshots

Filed under: Uncategorized — lishian @ 3:12 pm

I don’t really feel like typing too much, but I’ll post these screenshots. The first feware screenshots that I took when I was bored while waiting for a clan pvp event to start. The two with the midgets are actually mini-general british clones that GMs use to protect the from mobs while helping customers. The last is a real cool shot I took while playing around in a lava flow.

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December 28, 2007

Tabula Rasa

Filed under: Uncategorized — lishian @ 3:56 pm

I became quite bored with EQ2. This seems to be an annual issue with me. After about a year, I just get plain ol’ bored of EQ2. The first time it happened, I moved to Lineage II. The second time, I moved to Vanguard. This time, it’s Tabula Rasa. This is a seriously fun game. For those of you that haven’t experienced its greatness. Check out the website: http://www.rgtr.com

Here’s my current toon a few different stages in his life:

Level 14 Soldier wearing Reflective Armour

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Level 20 Ranger wearing Stealth Armour (decreases aggro range🙂 )

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Pretty cool armour, aye? And you get dye each piece a different color and there are hundreds of different colors that you can select if you have dyes. Only thing that I find strange is that they don’t have white or black dyes in-game. *shrugs*

November 12, 2007

Warden Level 20 PvP Gear – Tunic

Filed under: Uncategorized — lishian @ 4:05 pm

This is my reward for killing over 1000 Freeps… An awesome leather tunic! Isn’t it the greatest? There is more PvP gear that I can get in T3, but I don’t have it yet. I will post it when I own it for all to drool over. I have adorned this. The blue lettering is a product of the adornment that I have affixed to the tunic.

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Here is the mastercrafted gear at t3. There is a big difference between the two. I choose the pvp gear.

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Rated M For Mature

Filed under: Uncategorized — lishian @ 4:01 pm

I don’t know what happened here, but this toon is nekked! No diddling while browsing my blog, please!

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Ain’t We Scary?

Filed under: Uncategorized — lishian @ 3:41 pm

Here a small contingent of Viral Rage after pummelling the Freeport insurgency in Antonica. We are a scary crew!

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Valdalia The Destroyer

Filed under: EQ2 — lishian @ 3:34 pm

My toon made Destroyer a few weeks ago,  a title you get after you have killed many Hunters, Slayers or Destroyers on the PvP server. Titles come and go when you first get them. There doesn’t seem to be any logic behind the process. I’ve gained Destroyer and lost it many times. I’ve killed 100s of Freeps while a destroyer then I lost it to one death My KvD is currently 1300+/137). This happens when you first make Slayer and Hunter as well. Eventually, I guess the title just sticks with you. No comprendo, enlighten me if you know! I do know this, the titles come quicker if you are in a small group or if you are solo.

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October 26, 2007

Protecting The Youth of Viral Rage

Filed under: EQ2 — lishian @ 3:18 pm

Thursday nights are Writ and Heritage Quest at Viral Rage. This week, we started getting everyone through ‘In Service and Honour’ and at the same time we were doing some city writs. Thursday is the one night per week that we don’t go out looking for PvP. Sounds boring? Well, not really. Freeps love visiting Greater Faydark, but not as much as Antonica. There aren’t as many freeps there, but there are some — enough to make writs and the heritage quest a little more interesting.

The folks that were doing the actual heritage quests were geared horribly. Some were completely new to the game or server – so – they couldn’t defend themselves well against some well-geared freeps. We had two groups that started the heritage quest at different times (stragglers!) so a few of us that were done with the quest were running between the two groups so we could protect them from the 4 freeps that were ganking them over and over. It really made for a lot of fun and we must have killed that freep group atleast 8 times. They were pretty persistent. They even attacked out Youth Protection group even after I had soloed them earlier in the evening. Well.. anyway… our youth were protected, we got more faction and we have some happy guildies that didn’t experience multiple gankings.

Viral Rage Youth Protection Squad (and my new decorated Maj’Dul carpet)

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October 24, 2007

Dude! High Elves are hot! and a few comments regarding PVP

Filed under: EQ2 — lishian @ 3:57 pm

So — another week as guild leader of Viral Rage has passed and I have to say, we are still having a blast. We have reached guild level 17 and now have 42 accounts — even after losing a few for various reasons.

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              Valdalia, guild leader of Viral Rage. Ain’t she hot?

We have had our first x3 pvp raid. We have enough folks logged in on most night to have a x3 raid. PvP raiding is just plain fun! You might think that it’s a cakewalk and in a raid, you never lose. This is totally untrue. There are always bigger fish in the sea, but often we do own (66 kill streak last night) Darklight Woods.  Just last night we were in a x2 with only 1 person in group 2 and we were attacked by another raid force which had an advantage in numbers and levels. We owned them severely! We aren’t twinks and most of us are new to the server and don’t have the best gear in every slot, but we are learning to fight together as one unit instead of 6 to 12 soloers. I’ve been trying my hardest to get everyone on the same page during pvp battles and its starting to work out. My favourite quote is “Hug the tank!” or “Huddle around me!” which means keep the group close together. During a raid vs raid or group vs group PvP battles, you really need to keep close to eachother. This decreases the chances of someone getting singled out and burned down to a crisp. Staying close also keeps the whole group in the healer’s spell range. Never go chasing a fleeing opponent in a large fight!

Why PvP in raids? At Viral Rage, we like doing things as a whole entity. Nobody is left out of the fun! This is how we build a close-knit guild. This minimizes cliques — which can be harmful to a guild in my opinion. Yes, we have to stay in groups for quests, but we do a hell of a lot more pvp and when we pvp — everyone goes. PvP raids boosts the morale of your guild. Often, folks will quest or harvest on their own and quite frankly — you’re gonna die. When we go out on PvP raids, we have the advantage and we win more than we lose. This, my friends, makes your guildies very happy. A new person to the server is going to have a reason to stay if he is in a guild that takes him out to own the faces off of the opposite faction. You need to help these new folks as much as possible. Get them good gear. Show them how to make money. Show them how to get good gear for themselves. Even though we are sending some Freeportians home crying, we are retaining some individuals that just might have quit the first week in Norrath. We’ve made them a longterm subscriber by showing them how a guild kicks ass. All guilds should strive to do the same thing!

 Ok! I think I’m done talking for now!

Later!

Tipa: Your Wish Is My Command

Filed under: EQ2 — lishian @ 1:44 pm

Tipa keeps telling me that I must include pics in my blog. She has asked me over and over again to post a picture of my guild’s cloak. Something I should have done when I blogged about achieving guild level 15. Well! I’m lazy! …but not today!

Here you go, Tipa! You won!

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October 15, 2007

Another Lesson Learned

Filed under: EQ2 — lishian @ 5:27 pm

I’ve said before that as a guild leader, you should always back what you say with an action. I almost lost a good person because I told them that I would promote them to an officer rank when more folks were in the guild. I promoted someone else instead first. I should have waited until all of the candidate officers were on and then promoted them.

This idea of doing what you say you are fgoing to do is great, but I have learned something else that is very important to remember in the future: Never make any promises to a specific individual where the good of the guild is concerned. If you have someone in consideration for a promotion, do not tell them that they are being considered. When you are ready to promote them — just do it.

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