Memoirs of a New EQ2 Guild Leader

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.


              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!



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