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My Guild Hunt Runaround

Published by under Blog on Oct. 04. 2011.


September SWTOR Guild Community Newsletter


Over the past month or two I’ve been actively looking for a PvP republic hardcore guild to run with when TOR hits in a few months.


Now with the guild set-up that SWTOR has set in place you would think this was an easy task. Well thats what I thought when I first started. Yet I’ve almost gave up on getting in a guild before the game releases.The yard stick to measure your achievements by seems to be WOW, yet I do not like WOW and my attempt of playing this game is meager few hours at most.

Screen shots of your char are the only real concern a lot of the guilds need. Yet I fail to see how WOW and a so called hardcore seem mix well with that game. What was considered hardcore content gets duped like 4 months into a patch, just to let everyone catch up. So your once hardcore content is now null and void.


Now I’m a hardcore player, I play as much as I can when I can. Yet since the time TOR was announced I’ve been hailing the game as the next big thing and have wondered in and out of a few MMO’s. The last MMO I played was Rift and playing TOR for a few hours killed this game for me.


Sure Rift was fun but it did lack good end-game content, guess this is the reason why I played on 3 servers and had 15 different classes in a whole manner of virtuous level states. I only managed to get 4 of my chars to max level in the 5 months I played. I even gave up my last month of payed sub because I could not play after I had my hands on TOR. For me it’s TOR or nothing.


I’ve looked back on a number of games I’ve played and really in the last 5 years only 2 games I would consider I had a blast in. These are SWG and Perfect World online.


In SWG I mainly concentrated on crafting, I had 5 accounts just so I could make the very best items in-game. I would spend weeks hunting down the best mats just so I could have those almost perfect results from everything I made. Say what you will about aspects of SWG and I know it’s players have been shafted but hardcore there means something.


And my last MMO I played over a year was Perfect World Online, now talk about grind. If you ever thought the grind was hard in past games you ain’t seen nothing like this one.

It’s a F2P MMO with MT’s (so not really free) the first 40 levels go quite well. This is the time this game gets you hooked. Now try to level a level 90 char and if you gain level 91 and do it within 2-3 weeks then your doing really well.


This I would consider my last MMO that I was hardcore in. How hardcore you ask ?


Well I was in one of two guilds that gained and captured a city(mass PvE content for land) on the first weekend of the game going live. We also where the first guild to obtainย  a level 3 city in-game over all servers, this is the hardest PvE content in-game and took a full team of 80 players at the top of there game. We were also the first guild to successively defend 3 city attacks from other guilds in PvP on the same night 80 v 80 matches (30 mins from first match start to last).ย  These matches could last up to 3 hours each. So yeh I would say I was hardcore in that game also I was starting matches at 3am as I played on the east coast.


Yet this would means little to nothing to some guilds that are recruiting. It’s WOW or bust a game that is only hardcore for a few months of the year until subs wind down they give in to the casual gamers and dumb-down all the content that many have slogged and spent many hours to obtain the best gear . Well if that the way it has to be, so be it, I’ll wait till the game hits and let my actions speak for themselves.


The guild system was meant to make things easier yet I feel like a punted Jawa every time a guild asked for my WOW account screens to prove I am hardcore.


So that about sums up my last two months of guild hunting. Now I’m not bitter to any of these guilds or anything I guess many of them have played and/or still playing WOW. So it’s only to be expected that they use this game to vet prospective future guild members.


Yet I can’t see the reasoning behind it, WOW just ain’t hardcore anymore so it’s kind of a wasted task aking anyone to prove yourself hardcore in a none hardcore game. If you want to find hardcore ask for a game that was hardcore from day one and still remains hardcore today.


So I’m most likely to go in game guild-less and I’m ok with that. Almost all the MMO’s I’ve played I’ve entered the same way and this give me the benefit of checking the guilds out.

I don’t take joining a guild likely, I’m in it for the long haul and will do everything to make the guild successful.


Well that’s all for now.


Until next time, MrWarlock signing off.



8 responses so far

8 Responses to “My Guild Hunt Runaround”

  1. EmperorsReahon 04 Oct 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Your problem is being Republic scum, convert to the Empire

  2. MrWarlockon 04 Oct 2011 at 4:14 pm

    haha @EmperorRash I like your style ๐Ÿ˜›

  3. Strongon 04 Oct 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Reah is right, and being a Republic scum explain why you cant get in a Republic hardcore PvP guild, those faggots are PvE to the bones. Come to the Dark side Warlock. \m/z

  4. Dreyderon 04 Oct 2011 at 5:10 pm

    This group of guilds is transfering from WAR.
    I would qualify them as “PvP enthusiasts”. You have Quality PvPers who range from enjoying fight clubs, to Warzone(Scenario) premades, to large multi guild open PvP events (and RvR). They are not “e-sports” oriented or “static premade” that only PvPs… I’d say each of these guilds will probably be involved in raiding as well.
    They opted to go on a PvE server, hoping to find quality PvP on demand but avoid a certain crowd
    That last one is going Republic.

    Otherwise, if you want to be on a PvP server and play Republic, I would say look into these guys:

    That guild is all talented hardcore PvPers, that is what they were in WAR anyways.

  5. lordstddon 04 Oct 2011 at 8:41 pm

    I think the main issue is your loyality. Republic hc pvp I hardly ever see they seem to focus on pve. So my only suggestion would be go to the Darkside and play sith. That’s what I am going to play. Otherwise til then see you on the Battlefields of Alderan.

  6. Thadinon 04 Oct 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Mr. Warlock,

    We have alittle bit of everything if you want to check us out. You can go Republic or Sith. Here is some background. These 2 guilds will be adversaries on the same server. The members in the past used to be in one big guild, but for TOR they split up so they could choose what side they wanted to play on. The Main leaders keep in contact and plan PvP events or other community related ventures.

    I joined this guild back in March and was pretty impressed. I too, looked at alot of guilds and they wanted almost a resume of all my MMO activities from the past and if I wasn’t a hardcore gamer they wouldn’t even consider me. All my years(not telling how many lol) of playing MMO’s this one is pretty much made up of mature adults.

    Just thought I will add my 2cents if interested.

  7. Chrison 05 Oct 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Truth is, SWTOR PvP is incredibly similar to WoW’s. If you are looking for a PvP guild, then comparisons are going to be made, like it or not. You claim WoW is not a hardcore game, well then neither is SWTOR, they both have near-identical systems in place for end-game content and PvP, which are the only viable ‘hardcore’ elements, besides levelling alts. WoW probably caters more than SWTOR to the hardcore PvP crowd even, with arenas, whereas SWTOR is limited mainly to Warzones.

    Getting a guild beforehand is gonna be tough in this instance, if what you are looking for is truly a hardcore guild, because a guild will want the best players available, and a prove track-record in a related game is a good representation. If you are a hardcore and dedicated player as you said however, it will be very easy come launch. Join any old pick-up guild while you level, and prove yourself with valor points, so that when you hit cap it is obvious you are seriosu about PvPing simply from your character’s valor points, regardless of any play-history.

  8. Prenerfedon 07 Oct 2011 at 10:57 pm

    If MrWarlock is as hardcore as he claims to be he’s also a freaking genius for rolling Pub, because EVERYONE who wants to “hardcore PvP” is rolling Imp! He will get insta-pops, while the Imps sit there waiting to be matched. Similar to the reason I’m in a Pub guild that’s Adversaries with some of the best PvPers out there. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Yes, MrWarlock I’m from the Pub guild Liberation that MrDreyder mentioned above (Whatup D). If you want to get some good PvP I can guarantee you that the fine folks in our Adversaries group will provide you with it, though our guild is a casual-friendly guild, we have skilled and dedicated players. We are rolling on a PvE server simply because we all (experienced PvPers from many, many different games) know that it’s best to have options. More often than not we’ll flag on anyone we see of opposite faction just on General Principle, but being able to avoid griefers (who mostly live on and for PvP-rule servers it seems) is it’s own reward.

    At any rate even if you don’t want to join any guild before launch keep an eye on where we land. Because our server BZs and WZs will be popping off. Oh, and at least one of the other Admins of this website is in our Adversaries group too. ๐Ÿ˜€