48 Level 50s and growing, with over 20 leveling up!
The response has been better than anyone could have hoped for on a low pop faction/server.
Beyond recruitment our retention rate has held strong despite population imbalances, PvP balance issues, and other detrimental factors effecting end game play here for us in Rift.
I was asked by someone yesterday why I thought we are doing as well as we are and I wanted to share my response.
I never considered PtB a family guild, and in fact the connotation that comes along with family style guilds is typically one looked down on when it comes to how strong it's members are regarding actual game play. This made me run away from that term and make sure we were never mistaken as such.
Fact is, when you get a bunch of good people together who share similar goals, interests, drive, and skill levels, that enjoy helping each other and taking pride in one another's personal progression you get a structure much like a family unit. The only difference is in this unit, each person plays each role at one time or another.
It is this caring and pride in who we surround ourselves with that has turned this into a wonderful place for people who have found themselves enjoying the same thing.
Gaming should be fun- the game should be treated as a game, the people behind the pixels should be treated like people. Get to know the people you play with- do it with friends, do it right, do it like a boss.
-We will be starting in guild 10 mans this weekend and look forward to meeting new people as they continue to find there way here-
Things people have inquired about:
We will not be kicking people for lack of attendance. RL comes first, play this for fun when you want to- but when you play we do require "fun" to include being good at whatever it is your are choosing to do. We will not kick people for pulling poor dps. We will however expect that if you are playing lack luster, you will want to get better not only for yourself but for your friends- ask for and listen to help as it's offered.
Loot issues: There are none. You should be just as happy for your guildy who got that hawt *** epic as if you got it. We use logic and better judgement, no preferential treatment when everyone is there to have a good time.
Yes we do play other games, and lately a lot of people we have met here in rift have been trickling into our other gaming sects- this has been a great success for everyone and certainly encourage it to continue.
Ok, that's enough text for this update.
Good luck again to everyone- let's try to keep this server/side alive