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Sanctum of Rall server update.

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RedHugh
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Posted On: 08/19/2012 at 01:13 PM

I've been watching this pretty closely the last couple of weeks, trying to see which servers are getting full and which ones still have room. I've been hoping we get overlooked, so we have room for all of our fellow family members to get on. It's still looking good.

 

As of a week ago, Sanctum of Rall had 24 guilds claiming it as their home server and just our alliance. Today we have 39 guilds and 3 alliances. It would be interesting to know who the other alliances are on our server. This has to be expected getting closer to launch date that servers are getting filled up.

 

The other servers, aside from Anvil Rock, Borlis Pass, and a couple of other servers that people are avoiding are filling up much faster than ours.

 

Check it out. This is a pretty neat website to track the server action for GW2.

 

www.gw2guilds.org

 

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Replied On: 08/19/2012 at 01:13 PM PDT

Ya but our server has got the big grand daddy guild of them all... us! hehe Those Vigiliance guys are likely to be pretty sharp. They're from my old DAoC server and they're all about WvW. The leader, Kiamar, is really into large scale tactics much like some of our guys. Unfortunately he was the enemy where I came from. hehe

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Replied On: 08/19/2012 at 01:13 PM PDT

I know the last couple of stress tests our server has been much more organized and effective in WvW. That might be because they're during the day, but we've pretty much dominated the last few stress tests in WvW. I could care less about the PVE, the only time I'll be there is to craft and unlock skill points.

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Replied On: 08/20/2012 at 01:13 PM PDT

According to the server list, which lists each server and the guilds rolling on it along with how many members gaiscioch has 3400 members with the next largest on the server having 100 members . From my experenice in other games the majority of players will avoid our server due to it showing us as having 3400 members . most people try and avoid servers with zerg guilds on them if you ever played on dark crag durning the Ruin , Rhuin, Ruined, Rhuined, Ruination, Rhuination zerg days you`d know what i mean . In most games i`ve played in the last 13 years , a guild with more then 300 + was considered a zerg guild more then 3k is a super zerg lol . will be odd seeing every 3rd person on the server with our guild tag . Have they announced a population lvl yet for the servers like 6k per server etc ? unless the 3400 is a typo and its supposed to be 340 , it may be hard to get everyone on the server .

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Replied On: 08/20/2012 at 01:13 PM PDT

I don't know where that "3400" number comes from. Seems way too high? The last beta weekend I think we only got the guild up to 300 membership level or so? That doesn't equate to 3400. You can hit the "Family Tree" button at the top of the screen and see that we don't have that many active members total much less attributed to what will be our GW2 chapter. I do believe they have a flaw in their membership numbers.

» Edited on: 2012-08-20 07:54:13

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ekochai
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Replied On: 08/20/2012 at 01:13 PM PDT

My guild of 10-20 people will be rolling on Sanctum of Rall (We're on the list as Bellum Aeternus). We have heard also that there may be a couple folks from ANet looking at playing on Sanctum of Rall as well. All in all, it doesn't look too shabby for what we should be expecting at launch.

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Replied On: 08/20/2012 at 01:13 PM PDT
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They asked how many members were involved in our guild overall not just GW2. We currently have 3,607 registered members. Thats not including the ones that haven't registered yet. We will fill our first Gaiscioch room day 1 no doubt. I have plans to have the secondary room in place ready to go when that happens. We are a big family, those that compare us to Ruin or Goon Squad have never seen what we do. We don't recruit, We don't spam, We lead by example and give more than we take. We help everyone around us and host awesome events. We are 3600+ because we do this. If people like what they see they will approach us. It's a simple philosophy and Ive never been a fan of the spam recruiting or inviting. 3,400 may scare many but then take into account we are a "Casual" gaming community. We have players that play once a month, sometimes once every few months. Play when you want, how you want, as long as you want. I'm not worried. Once we get some guild wars 2 numbers then I might drop that number down to something less scare but right now in rift we have well over 3,000 active characters.

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Replied On: 08/20/2012 at 01:13 PM PDT

The 3400 number comes from the number of individual players registered on this site. Doesn't mean we'll actually have that many players in GW2. I think we're expecting anywhere from 300 to 800 at launch, but expect that number to grow once we get in. I wouldn't be terribly surprised for us to hit 3,000 members once alliances are in and we can have our specialty guilds up and running. We have a LOT of Warhammer and Aion members (and old RIFT members) that have been inactive for a long time, just waiting for GW2 to release. I don't have a problem with that 3400 number scaring other guilds away from Sanctum of Rall if it'll help keep the population down at first to make sure we get our players on the server. Ben can always update it a week after launch if he wants to, but I doubt he will. It's easier just to leave it. You could also think of it like this: we have the potential of having up to 3400 players playing on Sanctum of Rall at launch.

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Replied On: 08/20/2012 at 01:13 PM PDT

I found the info on this site that is posted at GW2guru , look under guilds then US guilds then look for our guild name listing , i`ve seen it listed elsewhere too with same number of members on sanctum of rall . http://www.gw2guilds.org/ I know how you play as i fought against you guys on badlands and it was always fun when you did the battle for badlands events . The large number will keep guilds from rolling on the server that is both good and bad , I always like large scale rvr , as well as small scale elite shock troops type play as well as in let the zerg keep them busy while the small team ninjas key objectives , etc .

» Edited on: 2012-08-20 08:13:32

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Replied On: 08/20/2012 at 01:13 PM PDT

Thanks, Fog, for clearing it up. I hope folks will give Sanctum of Rall a try for their guild's home since we all know we aren't a "zerg" guild and we are family gaming oriented. This is going to be awesome and I believe we will have fun, fun and more fun! =)

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Replied On: 08/20/2012 at 01:13 PM PDT
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I know I was in Tales of Tyria last night and people were talking about guilds and servers and when I brought up this guild someone just about immediately said that is just a "zerg guild". I guess being slightly new to MMO's I never quite understood the assertion assuming it was just good old internet rivalry.

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A lot of our members thought we were a "Zerg Guild" then they got to know us :)

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Replied On: 08/20/2012 at 01:13 PM PDT

I've only been a member of this guild for beta's but I can say without a doubt it's not a zerg guild. The community here is great. If you follow the Guru forums, you don't see GSCH members conducting themselves like drama queens unlike certain members of the Ascension and Titan alliance.

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Replied On: 08/20/2012 at 01:13 PM PDT

We CAN zerg though...watch out for event nights...its a train you don't want to be in front of.

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Replied On: 08/20/2012 at 01:13 PM PDT

Fighting the zerg can be fun tho , here`s a vid of 8 hostile and around 5 pug dest i`m one of the pugs fighting 75 ish Ruin zerglings in warhammer around feb 2009 , was a blast . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvTXENkhbJY&feature=plcp

» Edited on: 2012-08-20 13:02:06

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Replied On: 08/20/2012 at 01:13 PM PDT
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Agh you had to mention Goon Squad. I remember them from over 10 years ago in SWG. One of my old Guilds TORL out zerged them in a PVP event. So yes it is fun to go up against a Zerg guild and have bragging rights 10 years later. ;)

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Replied On: 08/20/2012 at 01:13 PM PDT

Zerg accusations, in my book, get filed in the same place as musicians who accuse others of being too commercial. Or when I was in science, the accusations of being flashy and trendy. Look closer, it's the result of a lot of work in any case that lasts. Gaiscioch chapter 1 2001 -- yeah, this thing just might have some staying power.

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Niri
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Replied On: 08/20/2012 at 01:13 PM PDT

*shudder* I'm STILL dealing with Goon antics in Eve Online... I'll say this one nice thing about them through gritted teeth, they bring out the best in everyone who isn't goon and stands against them. I wonder where their GW2 presence will end up festering... I wouldn't mind the challenge of going against them again! I owe them for getting podded during the Burn Jita campaign...

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Replied On: 08/20/2012 at 01:13 PM PDT

A large organized group is commonly mistaken for a Zerg. A Zerg is a mindless group of players with no communication or coordination running from point to point. DAOC bomb squads taught us how effective Zerging is.

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Replied On: 08/20/2012 at 01:13 PM PDT

@Niri Goons thrive in a game like EVE Online however. No rules, minimal protection, play how you want to play. I don't see the kind that play EVE Online being the same kind that will be playing GW2.

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Replied On: 08/20/2012 at 01:13 PM PDT
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Goons are going to Maguuma, last I heard. I have some friends that were rolling there until they saw the Goons would be there - now those friends will be on Sanctum of Rall. :)

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Replied On: 08/20/2012 at 01:13 PM PDT

Redhugh has the right of it. A Zerg is just a mindless mass. In Warhammer Online, it was literally just a tidal wave of players that would rush en-masse from objective to objective. There were a few players who earned the title "zergherder", by effectively being the loudest in chat, and were able to somewhat direct the masses by calling out targets (whether that be objectives or sightings of enemy forces), followed by the Zerg swarming to that position. Only smaller guilds working independently around the Zerg to defend objectives after they had moved on gave the battlefield any sense of battlefield tactics beyond a blitzkrieg. In Warhammer Online, Gaiscioch weren't even all that big, yet got a reputation as a Zerg guild by splitting themselves up and providing a much more co-ordinated leadership across multiple PuG (pick up group) warbands. Co-ordinating this way, Gaiscioch probably seemed a lot bigger than they really were, as by planting scouts around the battlefield to give advanced warning of where the enemy were headed, we were often able to intercept ahead of enemy forces who likely never realized the guys waiting for them at the next objective were the same guys who just threw them off the last objective. Gaiscioch actually got it's biggest victories in Warhammer as zergbusters - using advanced strategy to fight off overwhelming odds and breaking the moral and momentum of Zerg forces. I'm looking forward to finding ways to do so again in GW2.

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Replied On: 08/20/2012 at 01:13 PM PDT

Actualy having fought against you after they closed dark crag and i moved to badlands , as far as i know , no one on dest thought of you as a zerg guild , as you weren`t , On badlands you always ran server wide events but majority of the time is was your leaders forming pug warbands but since the warband leaders were all in vent and directing the pugs it looked like somewhat zergy. The only guild in warhammer that was actualy a zerg was Ruin, Rhuin, Ruinnation, Rhuinnation, Ruinious, Rhuinious as they were all 500 strong, and used to all run in zone together , overwelming the other side . I remember once they sent 3 warbands of lvl 15 - 20 to the Fortress fight in endgame and there was already 200 order there all they did was spam aoe ablities , and talk in say etc to lag and crash the zone to stop us from taking the fort lol because of them they had to actualy change how forts worked add a lvl limit and amount per side allowed to help hehe . But yea in warhammer your guild wasn`t very big , most fun in warhammer was killing the order zerg lol. Zerg busting i`m in there somewhere farming Ruin hehe . can`t wait for WVWVW hehe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvTXENkhbJY&feature=plcp

» Edited on: 2012-08-20 20:17:26

» Edited on: 2012-08-20 20:19:59

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Replied On: 08/20/2012 at 01:13 PM PDT

After so very long DAoC RvR, I played Warhammer for a short bit in the hopes of finding exactly what you guys describe. Didn't find it and ended up having to wait till discovering you guys for GW2. I cannot tell you how exciting it is to be among people who actually get it. The heartbreaker is that I played on Phoenix Throne and completely missed that opportunity. :( Ah well, here's to future memories with Gaiscioch!

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Replied On: 08/22/2012 at 01:13 PM PDT
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I have a question this since I am new. If there is a limit should we only have our main and not alts in the guild to make sure there is room? I am a self confessed altaholic. I am just curious on the procedure.

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Replied On: 08/22/2012 at 01:13 PM PDT

No worries, Void. The limit is by accounts, not characters. So you should be fine to alt away... I know I will...

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Replied On: 08/22/2012 at 01:13 PM PDT

Having a lot of members doesnt make you a zerg guild. Sitting at the place where new characters spawn and spamming invites while nobody says anything in guild chat makes you a zerg guild. The definition of zerg is lack of organization and communication. I dont think Gaiscioch lacks those. Guild Wars 2, like WAR rewards good strategy, and teamwork over mindlessly rabbling around. I dont think people will be ready for whats about to happen when they press B and see Sanctum of Rall in the matchup. Lets bring it. :-)

» Edited on: 2012-08-22 13:05:21

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Replied On: 08/22/2012 at 01:13 PM PDT
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Thanks Niri. I did not know that.

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