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General Discussion / WOW! Such Smoob!
« on: September 12, 2014, 03:29:12 pm »
Nice sig bruddah  :P

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General Discussion / Receipient of Guardian Honors
« on: September 03, 2014, 10:15:18 am »

Brothers and sisters of The Guardians, it is once again my distinct honor to come before you to recognize one of our ranks for their dedication and contribution to the betterment and success of our online family.

Killeshandra

Is hereby awarded The Guardian Service Award
The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.
This award is intended to recognize those who sacrifice a significant amount of their resources above and beyond the call of duty to help better The Guardians. A Division Leader spending time writing up rules for their Division does not qualify for this…a member of a division sacrificing their time to create and maintain a specific database useful to the division for 2 years would.


This award is one that I value quite highly and hold dear to my heart. It is quite the honor, indeed, to be nominated and recognized not for one’s own accomplishments but rather how much they give of themselves for the betterment of others. Personal glory and accomplishment are wonderful things, but to me, the selflessness of service is one of the greatest virtues of all! I’m not the only one who sees the immense value of this virtue:
 
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Killa has always been one of the division's happy go lucky people.  He gets along with everyone and everyone thinks highly of him.  When asked for help, he stops whatever he is doing and helps.  He has always done this.  Killa is a driving force of in game recruiting.  He plays lots of alts so he can have maximum exposure to players for recruiting.  I haven't seen anyone in a long while stay on top of the administrative duties as well Killa.  He is very detailed in messages sent to recruits and stays on the top of the application status tracking. The execution of his RO duties have been virtually flawless.

I think what puts things over the top and makes Killa stand out is his attitude towards his duties.  Anyone who has been an RO knows how quickly burn out occurs.  It becomes a job really fast.  Even with Killa's length of time in the position, he is just as gung-ho as he was day 1.  This truly shows his desire to make the division one of the gems in the guild.  I think the best complement I could Killa is he is one of only a couple of people I would trust to actually decide if an applicant should be promoted to full member.  He is a vital cog in the SWTOR division machinery and deserves to be rewarded as such.

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I've witnessed him spend hours helping recruits get set up on the boards to submit an application. I know he also has like 20 billion alts, some of which he keeps at certain levels to recruit at those levels in Flashpoints and War Zones. He keeps up with the recruits checking on them and seeing if they need anything. He tries to get into Operations with them (if the are level) to get to know them and foster the feeling of community that we all share in SW:TOR. All said I think Killeshandra show what it really means to be a Guardian.
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Killa has been an excellent RO, and is directly responsible for finding and recruiting many of the recruits/applicants that ultimately have made to full member. 

Killa is super friendly, and one of the nicest guys around.  he has purposely kept toons at lower levels to interact with recruits of all levels.  Killa has made TG a better place by his presence and has worked the hardest of anyone to add more people that keep improving the quality of member we have gained in SWTOR these last several months.


Please join me in congratulating Killeshandra for not only being nominated and receiving this award, but clearly embodying the ideals we Guardians hold dear in giving of ourselves for the betterment of all!

LEAD THE WAY!

/Salute

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General Discussion / Recipient of Guardian Honor
« on: August 07, 2014, 05:30:26 pm »

Brothers and sisters of The Guardians, today is a special day indeed. One might even say a “red letter” day! It is with great pride and my utmost honor to come before you to forever enshrine one of our own with the rarest and highest honor a member of The Guardians can ever strive to achieve.

Meghaya

Is hereby awarded The Crimson Laurel
In the depths of wretchedness, their soul shines like a single torch blazing in the night.
The highest honor a Guardian can receive, it is awarded to those extraordinary individuals whom personify the values and traits that the Guardians hold most dear, and live the Code through their every action. This award should be reserved for those Guardians who, without question, make TG the guild that it is.


Words cannot begin to do justice in extolling her virtues and worthiness of this loftiest of honors. Be it as a member, a leader in the World of Warcraft division or as our longtime Director of Personnel, she makes TG the guild that it is without question! There are very few Guardians who have joined our ranks that are not the direct result of Meg’s dedication, drive and love for TG. For many of you, Meg was the first Guardian you ever came in contact with. Let’s be honest, it can be a wee bit intimidating having your application answered by “The Fairy of Doom.” But her warm nature and caring spirit has shepherded many a hopeful applicant through the wringer and into lasting community and family with us.  Of course, to all current and future officers a word of advice, you don’t want to get a pm from the “Fairy of Doom” that you are falling behind on your applications.
 
I find the most telling reason why she deserves this honor is that her nomination wasn’t originally for The Crimson Laurel, but rather the Guardian Service award. Some that answered the call for why she would be deserving of that award actually said that the Guardian Service award wasn’t even enough to honor what she means to TG. They were right, because she actually already had been awarded the Guardian Service honor previously.

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I hereby nominate Meghaya for the Guardian Service Award.

Launch of a new MMO for an active division is always rough on recruitment officers.  If they've done their job well, they have a ton of folks too put through their places and applications to process.  For a launch division, we'll frequently see 3 ROs and the DL involved during those high traffic periods, but before it even gets to that point, one person has read them all and started the process along the way.  I don't know if everyone understands the tremendous time, effort and care that Meg puts into her role he at TG, but hers is a critical and time consuming one that she consistently excells at.  I nominate Meg form her tremendous work, specifically around the deluge of applications we handled post-ESO launch up until post WildStar launch.  It was by far the highest volume of applications we've handled at any one time, with over applications processed to completion since June 1st, and another 20 currently pending, with a 60/30/10% split between WS/ESO/SWTOR.  A phenominal amount of work and her attention to each individual app has not faltered.

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Excellent thought, and I agree. That said, I remember someone wanted to nominate her a year or so ago. My thought then was that she'd just received an award for her amazing work, so it wasn't pursued. I'd like to see her receive The Crimson Laurel. TG would not be the guild we are without her efforts over the years, and her experience was key in managing that influx of apps (200 apps in barely over a month!!?? Wow). It's not that TG would fold if she had to step down, but that the foundation and system that she's built and her consistency provides stability.

The Crimson Laurel
In the depths of wretchedness, their soul shines like a single torch blazing in the night.
The highest honor a Guardian can receive, it is awarded to those extraordinary individuals whom personify the values and traits that the Guardians hold most dear, and live the Code through their every action. This award should be reserved for those Guardians who, without question, make TG the guild that it is.
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I have been wanting to put Meg up for this for some time see below. I hope you will consider changing your Award to  The Crimson Laurel.

I hereby nominate Meghaya for the The Crimson Laurel

I have changed Meg from Guardian Service Award to The Crimson Laurel is there really a question that she should not get this? Guardian Service Award is a great thing but I think Meg has moved way past that and should get the Crimson Laurel Award.

Meg is a true Guardian in every way.  She puts in untold hours doing the very best job at what she does.  She always puts the Guardian touch on everything she does.  She is a rock and her years of service should be award with our highest award. Meg without a question makes TG the guild that it is.
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Based on feedback, and considerable thought (because such a thing is critical in the extreme IMO) I'm upgrading my nomination to the Crimson Laurel.  This is a honor we have awarded very few, but she is most definitely deserving of it.
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My comments regarding the nomination of Meghaya for the Crimson Laurel.

In the description of Crimson Laurel it reads "This award should be reserved for those Guardians who, without question, make TG the guild that it is."  When I think about that and Meghaya in the same thought I can't help but think it's perfect.  She has spent years performing what is largely a thankless roll for this community.  Without her where would we be, what would we be?  Whatever the answers to those question are the answer certainly isn't where we are now.  Because of Meghaya's tireless efforts recruiting on a daily basis the World of Warcraft division carried on for years longer I believed it would.  Her efforts there helped develop an application system that she has executed as Director of Personnel.  Because of her efforts The Guardians boasts six divisions and well over 1,000 individuals in the member group.  When you look at those accomplishments and think about that opening phrase there is no question Meghaya is responsible for TG being what it is today.  The Crimson Laurel is not an award handed out willy nilly so I don't say this lightly, but Meghaya deserves to wear it.

Please join me in congratulating Meghaya “The Fairy of Doom” in joining those very honored few who wear the most prestigious badge of honor a Guardian can earn, The Crimson Laurel!

LEAD THE WAY!

/Salute

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TG Sports! / TG Manchester United fanzone
« on: August 05, 2014, 06:06:07 pm »

I saw my mate, the other day
He said to me he saw the white Pele
So I asked, who is he?
He goes by the name of Wayne Rooney!
Wayne Rooney! Wayne Rooney!
He goes by the name of Wayne Rooney!

So yeah, he totally tore up the preseason tour through America and was named "Man of the Tournament" for the Guinness International Champions Cup. After United's pretty mediocre season last year and not qualifying for Europa or Champions League play this year, I'm pretty excited for the new season and the new man at the helm Louis Van Gaal.

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General Discussion / Happy Birthday Superwhite!
« on: July 22, 2014, 09:14:36 pm »

Happy Birthday Ralth!

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General Discussion / Official: Archage promoted to Squad status!
« on: July 18, 2014, 02:43:31 pm »
With interest high, and Beta upon us, I am happy to officially announce the promotion of Archage to Squad status within The Guardians! This squad will be headed up by Oawa and both Thranx and I are confident that the squad will be in good hands not only with his leadership, but with the help of the Guardian Archage players as well. Cooperation and communication will be paramount to ensure it's success and I have no doubt both of these will be available in abundance!

Stay tuned for updates from Oawa in the near future as he hits the ground running to help make this title a success!

Congrats to Oawa and the Archage players for making this possible! Have fun and, as always, LEAD THE WAY!

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Star Citizen / Black Sheep Lieutenant Wanted!
« on: June 04, 2014, 09:03:33 pm »
So as many of you know, my rig is not up to snuff for SC. This really sucks because I really REALLY want to take my (Super) Hornet for a spin. But I'm going to hold off on buying a new rig till further in the development process. Let you guys work out all the bugs for me  8)

So that being said, these early alpha and beta stages are going to be great for practice and building teamwork. I am looking for someone who is interested in being the Squadron Lieutenant on an interim basis. There will be a better feel for our group leaders as we move into full launch so I want everyone to know that selection now doesn't guarantee anything. But hey, if you take the reins and are it till you are dead, or I find someone better then so bit it.


NOW FALL IN YOU MISFITS!

IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO LEAD, TRAIN, FIGHT FOR AND BLEED FOR THE STALWART DEFENDERS OF THE GUARDIANS THEN LISTEN UP!

Requirements for consideration:

1. Stand up and be counted in this thread
2. Must be in the Alpha
3. Why do you want to be a Lt. in the Sheep?
4. What makes you think you're good enough?
GUARDIANS LEAD THE WAY!

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General Discussion / Recipient of Guardian Honor
« on: May 28, 2014, 02:38:29 pm »

Brothers and sisters of The Guardians I am proud to recognize one of our own for their outstanding display of leadership and embodiment of Guardian values:

Jiraxis

Is hereby awarded the Mark of Leadership award
Their commands are part rallying cry, part sermon and wholly undeniable.
Those who wear this mark have distinguished themselves among their fellows in showing leadership and inspiring those around them. This award is not limited to those holding an officer or official leadership title.

Being a Division Leader and Councilor doesn't come with a free pass to receive this award. Yes, outstanding leadership qualities are a necessity when it comes to steering the ship of a Guardian division, but it is the lasting impression left upon your peers that makes this award so meaningful.

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I would like to nominate Jiraxis for the Proven Leader honor.

During Jiraxis' time as DL for SWTOR, we have seen a stabilization of our numbers and recently a spike in the numbers of online members.

I attribute this to Jiraxis' putting the right people in the right job; be it our RO's that are leading the charge on recruitment or PVE officers that help get as many members involved in flashpoints and raiding as possible.

Jiraxis has also had to deal with drama and conflicts in his time.  and despite how frustrated he may get that a petty issue or even a larger one occurred, he has done a great job in staying calm, listening and rendering a judgment based on the facts of the issues and not emotion and frustration.

He has been a steady and calming force for the division that has us set up for continuing success; building upon what his predecessors have built.

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Jiraxis for the proven leader award.

Jiraxis has done a outstanding job at running the Div. He has built the Div in to a power house on the server in many ways.  The Guardians Swtor Div is still one of the strongest Div we have and there's no sign of this changing. With most nights hitting 20-30 members logging in he has earned this award.

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SWTOR, as a game, has gone through a range of  challenges, ebbs and flows. Throughout these times Jiraxis has been a consistent and steady keel, allowing the SWTOR Division to thrive, even when server population levels dropped, the game went f2p and other guilds would rise or fall.

He is always thoughtful, consultative, respectful, honest and straight shooting. While each of these characteristics are common on their own, it is rare to see them balanced with each other. He doesn't just lead the division, he inspires. Jiraxis, with the leadership team, identifies strengths in the members and enables them to excel based on their interests.

Overall, I have been impressed with his leadership and admire the qualities he brings to the Division. These things in mind, I recommend he be awarded Proven Leader and a guild-wide high-five.

High praise for someone who simply conducts his affairs in both leadership roles and personal interactions in a way that is a shining example for all Guardians, now and in the future.

LEAD THE WAY!
/Salute

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General Discussion / Recipient of Guardian Honor
« on: May 15, 2014, 04:26:50 pm »

In recognition for outstanding achievement in The Guardians: Elder Scrolls Division:

Zlad

Is hereby awarded the Field Achievement award

**Through a mistake while drafting a new Guardian Honors post I accidentally deleted the recommendations for Zlad's honor. One thousand apologies, but no less well deserved!

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General Discussion / Dallas, Texas. May 8, 2014
« on: May 09, 2014, 12:27:06 am »
Severe Thunderstorms to Hit Dallas Texas on Thursday May 8, 2014 Small | Large


What's crazy is this guy in Nova Scotia was pretty much right on about what went down here today.

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Warrior / Little Ball of Hate: Shocktrooper edition
« on: April 28, 2014, 10:45:20 am »
Some of you have asked for my burst rifle build so here it is:

http://gw2skills.net/editor/?fJQQNAsXUnMdQZIW3BmCCnIIoHoMHAFQ2fKxV2GzRqlA-TlSBABXcIACa/hHeAAYp8rS1fQRTwiKBxTPwCnAAAOCAkCgJhRA-w

Build note: The Signet of Might and "On my mark" are recent changes still in testing. Usually those skills had been Berzerker Stance and Endure Pain with the trait in Discipline changed to either Sharpened Axes or Sweet Revenge.

I have to say that this build is insanely fun for me to play. It also might be the most successful build I've ever played in wub wub.  I have high survivability with high health, good armor and 65% condition duration reduction. I'm sure that I could get the burst damage higher on "Kill Shot" but I like where things stand at the moment with my high survivability.

I think of this build as an enemy supression type role. Zergs are cautious to advance when they are getting hit for serious numbers at range in a hurry, and the rifle pierces so positioning can really befuddle balled up zergs. Obviously the rifle is your main weapon and the idea is to go Rifle 4 for vulns, Rifle 2 for immobi, the either Rifle 3 for burst or "Kill Shot" if you have the adrenaline. If Kill Shot is fully charged then I would pop "Sig. of Rage" for might stacks, On my Mark for 10 stacks of vuln. and Sig. of Might to make unblockable. Then it's your Rifle 4, Rifle 2, Kill Shot and then Rifle 3 to finish.

Weap. swap is Sword/Axe but your offhand is personal preference. Having 25% speed increase with melee weaps makes this my primary travelling set, along with sword 2 being a huge leap on command. The leap is also amazing because when I am in one on ones I will be bombing on someone with my rifle and then while skills are on CD I can use sword 2 to leap at them, Axe 4 to gain fury and then either Axe 5 to spin to win or Sword 3 if the yare under 50% for bonus damage. The sudden change of positioning that leaping in their face with sword 2 usually really throws people off because they have been trying to recover from the barrage of bullets they have been eating. Dodging back out after and uncorking the rifle again really throws people for loops. Great battlefield management.
 
I'm usually pretty reckless in WvW but the battlefield control the Rifle gives me is amazing. I haven't lost a one on one yet since running this build, including against bunker wars and guards, and have been having an absolute ball!

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General Discussion / GoT:Breaker of Chains
« on: April 21, 2014, 06:57:57 pm »

Daenerys Targaryen is a stone cold badass

(Spoiler)
Please give Emilia Clarke an Emmy for her speach at the end of this episode ("Breaker of Chains")! Doing the whole scene in a fictional language with that much energy and passion was amazing! One of my favorite moments in the whole series to date.

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General Discussion / Dead Alewives D&D (a classic)
« on: April 15, 2014, 12:06:02 am »
Dead Ale Wives D&D Small | Large


I'm the dungeon MASTER! I control worlds, UNIVERSES! Every potion you drink, I MIXED IT! Every magic item you find I PUT IT THERE!

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Rift / Nice to see renewed activity
« on: March 21, 2014, 09:32:00 am »
Hey y'all, your friendly neighborhood Ass. here. I just wanted y'all to know that I've noticed the renewed activity in the Rift mumble channel and I think it's great. If y'all need anything from me or the council please don't hesitate!


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Warrior / Mace/Shield - GS Warrior theorycraft
« on: February 06, 2014, 03:07:54 pm »
http://gw2skills.net/editor/?fIQQNAR5ejgOxuxQqQMxBC0jrgFwYeYExTkUBxA-jkBBYLCypmFRjtMsIasKkYKXDRW7CVKAZFGB-w

Interrupts cause confusion so there are quite a bit of interrupts. Heal clears lots of conditions/plus condi immunity with zerker stance. Weakness and projectile reflect on mace/shield. Cripple/Immobi with GS 4.

Just something I'm playing around with to see if it is viable.

Thoughts?

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