Evolution is a Defiant guild on the Deepwood server in Rift. The leaders, Warspirit and Sorrel, are a couple that has played MMO's and lead guilds together for 10+ years. Our last guild before coming to Rift was together for over 3 years in WoW and enjoyed being the top guild on our server for the better part of a year. As in all of our guilds we managed to do this while maintaining a great atmoshpere in the guild and the respect of our server community.
However, what we discovered once we became the top guild on our server is that it really isn't for us. There is a constant pressure to stay #1 and it starts to wear on people, especially the leaders. The game starts to become about numbers, performance, charts, graphs, etc. instead of just a game. It becomes about squeezing the last drop of performance out of your team, at whatever cost, just so you can kill the next boss before someone else does. It sucks the fun right out of the game. It becomes work.
Evolution will put emphasis on what we believe matters most in a guild - friendship, teamwork, and FUN. We believe that if you create a community where people feel safe, enjoy each others company, and have a blast together every time they log in then the rest will come naturally. No need to force things, no need to push.
Evolution will raid. At it's core there are very skilled raiders that love to raid and raid well. We've been doing it for years. This time around though it will be all about fun and not about competition with our peers. Our measure of success and failure will come from within, not from those around us.
You could say we've evolved. Care to join us?
As of now we have a grand total of 4 people in the guild (ya gotta start somewhere). We do have a more friends coming from other games and past guilds but are still looking to grow a bit to make instancing, leveling, and eventually raiding easier for everyone.
If this sounds interesting to you feel free to chat with Warspirit or Sorrel in game or apply directly on our website by clicking the link in my signature. We are looking forward to meeting you!