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The Gaiscioch Family, The Tuatha, & Warhammer Online

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Foghladha
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Posted On: 02/28/2011 at 12:43 PM
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Greetings Everyone,
Over the past few years we have grown to reach thousands of players topping out at 1,600 characters in our family, and 5,700 Tuatha members. We have taken to the battlefield and organized 1 successful season of Battle for Badlands (Along with 2 almost successful ;) ), and have lead over 300 Trinity Public oRvR Events. We've taken fortresses, killed kings, and fought the best the server had to offer. Through our years we created new friendships and a unbelievable community of both allies and foes that will travel on with us in the future.

It is with sadness that I come today before you and state the true nature of the game and the situation that Mythic has put their own player base into. I have been a Core Tester for a year and a half now and have seen great things come to be and not so great things come to play. The 1.4 change I strongly stood against and advised Mythic to leave the zones the way they were. After the first beta the true nature of the patch came to bear as one zerg locked down the pinch points and pinched them until the other side gave up. Then that said side spent an hour waiting to have the resources available to siege a keep, by the time the keep siege started most of the underdog side had quit and left the field leaving the offense to siege an empty keep.

I'm not sure about you, but watching 4 guys swing a ram while you pray and hope that some kind of opposition shows up isn't what I'd consider oRvR. The Fortress battles where 200 players clashed in a frenzied bloody battle for ownership was oRvR. The hour long keep defenses which turned into keep offenses rising up over a foe which out numbered you was oRvR. Setting up ambushes waiting for the zerg to pass by so you can split them in half and decimating them was oRvR. Waiting around for hours on end for resources to spawn, then waiting a good 15-30 minutes for a door to fall while theres not a soul to be found is not oRvR at all. Our game has changed and the game we once loved is now something entirely different. Like being married to Anne Hathaway to have her replaced by Zach Galifianakis and then having them expect you to be happy with the exchange.

Mythic does not have it's community in it's best interest. From their "no-archchair design" policy which basically equates to we don't care what you say were gonna do it anyways. Two and a half years of a downward trend of population. We have not had an increase in population since launch day. The game we play now has less content than when we began. Mythic has worked diligently to negating content and making it worthless. Crypts, Lost Vale, ToVL, with 1.4.1 none of them will ever be needed to be done again. Earning medallions for gear? Not if your in anything less that Sovereign. For those talk to the guy on the docks and buy your Worn Sov set or below for less than the price of a Tier 2 mount. They've taken the reason to be a high ranked guild out of the game, they've taken guild pride out of the game, they've even taken the Realm War off the web. The very game that we have grown to love has been reduced over the past 2.5 years and they expect us to Pay for it and be happy about it.

Over the past couple weeks the Eldership and I have been discussing ways to keep our division in Warhammer Online alive. We have a few members who still enjoy the game however with the severe lack of destruction population and the will to fight, Badlands has become unbearable. Last night in an attempt to try to transfer one of the 4 Gaiscioch rooms to Gorfang to hopefully have some kind of competition we were slapped in the face with a message forbidding us to transfer our guild from Badlands. So we are forced to continue fighting nobody and they expect us to be happy about it. It costs $20 for a single Badlands character transfer., To transfer your account your looking at $160. Can I expect anyone in good faith to pay $160 to enjoy this game for a few more months? It is unfortunate that I can not. If Mythic gave us some kind of hope that change is on the horizon then perhaps it would be worth waiting it out. But all they present to us is the next wave of removal of content from the game.

It is because of this that I must bring unfortunate news. On March 6th the Gaiscioch Trinity will take to the field one last time in Tier 4. During this even we will be passing out Annihilator, Conqueror, Invader, Warlord, Talismans, and even Sovereign gear to any who are staying behind and can use it. At the end of the event we will close the doors of the family for the last time and turn out the lights. We wish everyone the best in their adventures and hope to cross paths with you again.

To our Tuatha, you have been wonderful and I thank you for 2.5 years of the most enjoyable community I have ever been a part of. We began on Phoenix Throne as a single alliance and grew to over 59 Guilds and 5,700 characters. You guys have been the best warhammer has to offer. Thank you.

To our destruction friends (most of which are now playing the game which can't be mentioned ;) ), You guys were awesome and we'll miss you. Hope to cross paths with you again in the future.

To the Gaiscioch we leave behind. I /salute you. If you are planning on remaining in game please shoot me a in game mail. I have something for you. You guys have been the most wonderful group of people and you know where to find us. Our community isn't about 1 game it's about friendship and that is not bound to a single game. I hope we can continue to stay in touch and look forward to hearing of your adventures. Thank you all for being a part of the Gaiscioch Family.

To Mythic, I loved you guys to the bottom of my heart, I spent countless hours trying to make the game better. I know times have changed in camp Mythic and I don't hold any ill will against any of you. I know your giving it your best and I hope that you find your way soon. Dark Age of Camelot was our first chapter, Warhammer Online our second. 10 Years of Gaiscioch have been spent in your products and for that I am thankful. Good luck in your future endeavorer. I /salute you.

I'll see you all on the 6th for one last ride to Inevitable City. I hope to see you there.

Slan Go Foil

Foghladha
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Foghladha
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Replied On: 02/28/2011 at 12:47 PM PST
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"It's not the loot and accolades you walk away with, it's the memories and friendships that you cherish forever." - Foghladha
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Foghladha
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Replied On: 02/28/2011 at 12:54 PM PST
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As a footnote, For the last event I'd like everyone to join the main room of Gaiscioch. We've closed up the other 3 rooms and will be rolling into 1 guild for our last event.

"It's not the loot and accolades you walk away with, it's the memories and friendships that you cherish forever." - Foghladha
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Bentmer
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Replied On: 02/28/2011 at 01:14 PM PST

It is a sad day but there really was no other alternative. It felt like a chore going to Trinity nights. Sitting on BO's and staring at keep doors constantly was mind numbingly boring. I almost fell asleep more times than I could count. If it wasn't for the voices and jokes in Vent, I probably would have.

I was planning on keeping my sub and hanging around part time in WAR. But without Trinity nights, I see no reason to log on anymore. Maybe things will change for the better. If that's the case, I'll be right back to resub in a flash. :)

To all those who are staying behind in WAR, I wish you all the best. Even when there was just a few of us and even fewer Destro, we still made the best of it. I hope to see you all in another game (or in WAR, who knows) and we're just a few channels down from you so please pop on by and say hi.

Lastly I want to thank Ben for sticking it out this long. It probably wasn't very fun, but it can't be said that nobody tried. Now you can put your time to something that will be much more worthwhile. :)

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Xhao
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Replied On: 02/28/2011 at 01:30 PM PST

Ya no fun pvping when there is no enemy. Can't be Fabulous in a vaccum:)

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MikeyDee
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Replied On: 02/28/2011 at 03:48 PM PST

LOL the bioware link is down for me :P

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Bwakedy
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Replied On: 02/28/2011 at 05:24 PM PST

When my previous guild disbanded after a server closure I was very lucky to transfer to badlands and find Gaiscioch. I played WAR off and on since beta. It's disappointing to see what the game has become. It seems like EA is purposely ruining the game so they can squeeze a few more nickels out of it then shut the servers down.

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Reclis
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Replied On: 03/01/2011 at 08:12 AM PST

Well its about time! Blah blah, condolences etc. I said my piece regarding warhammer about the same time they dry humped the lore into a state of delusion. I'm glad to see we're moving on.

Well we obviously don't end one chapter without starting a new one. Now heres my question. Are we going to focus all events in Rift now or is there a hiatus? You planning on taking some time off Fog or jumping right into Rift with Gaiscioch carving a path to infamy?

I know this wasn't a decision made lightly, but I must say it is the correct one. Fog you are a leader of men (and women) and we humbly follow whatever course you plot for us.

Trying to plan my return.

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Craythur
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Replied On: 03/01/2011 at 08:39 AM PST
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Well, this saddens me. While I haven't been playing Warhammer I was hoping that the game would make a miraculous recovery and turn things around. If they've finally lost Ben "I'll be here until they turn the lights out" Foggydala (I kid!) I can only assume that Mythic has managed to drive even their most loyal, die-hard supporters away. The fools!

I've had a love-hate relationship with Mythic since Warhammer's open beta. It was always a passionate one. Even when not playing I often thought of the game and wished it well so I could return someday. I have many fond (and not so fond) memories of my time in game. Hooking up with the Tuatha is the high point. Here's to all the good times we had there despite Mythic:

/toast

Misty eyed, but thankful to never, ever have to heal through buggy & boring Mythic PVE dungeons again.

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Replied On: 03/01/2011 at 08:49 AM PST

Can't say I am surprised. Hope for everyone that Rifts delivers on what was promised. If that's the case I may hop on there.
In the meantime I will stay on War a while longer and see what happens.
Strongly doubt that Mythic purposefully ran the game into ground but I do think that there was mismanagement and some kind of ego war down there for things to have gone so fast from 1.3 to 1.4 ...
However, for me, the mechanics for a great pvp game are still there whilst they are lacking in Rift and WoW, hence why I remain behind.

Best of luck to the Tuatha, hope to cross path with you guys in the future!

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Clanorton
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Replied On: 03/01/2011 at 09:36 PM PST
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this truly is as sad day for now warhammer is truly dead

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Vengful
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Replied On: 03/02/2011 at 09:00 AM PST

Sad day indeed. You put it very well Ben, nothing more to say on top of that.

/Salute. I will follow you guys to the next realm.

Noonga/Vengful/Londrew

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Booie
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Replied On: 03/02/2011 at 03:00 PM PST
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A truly sad day indeed, a once great game was destroyed by mismanagement from Mythic (EA/Bioware), they had their chance to make and build upon an already awesome game, but they those to continue to destroy it with their lack of common sense.

Not mad, just sad, I truly loved that game

"A delayed game is eventually good, a bad game is bad forever" - Shigeru Miyamoto
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Dreamchaser
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Replied On: 03/02/2011 at 04:04 PM PST

I am also extremely sad that EA ruined yet another game with their scorched-earth money-grabbing ways. I saw them destroy UO, this, and now Dragon Age 2 - for the console kiddies. :( I am no longer looking forward to SW:TOR, believe it or not. RIP BioWare.

The Warhammer lore is why I stayed so long, even after I wasn't having any fun anymore. I am building a High Elf dragon army, and playing Arieltalia the Swordmaster was kind of like bringing that to life.

Ah well... stuff like this just makes me feel old, like the type of games that I like are just not being made anymore. :(

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Clanorton
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Replied On: 03/03/2011 at 06:49 AM PST
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i agree 100% arieltalia they don't make games good any more

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Stoat
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Replied On: 03/03/2011 at 06:06 PM PST

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone Sunday night in T4!
At least everyone who still have active WAR accounts.
/salute

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Frostbyte
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Replied On: 03/04/2011 at 04:39 AM PST

So sad I can't play on the last event for my first official MMO ; (
Too busy playing rift

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oxfordore
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Replied On: 03/04/2011 at 07:02 PM PST

aye Im staying too..maybe not sure..BUT I will see ya all in Rifts...

Right now war is giving me some issues..UGh..and Rifts are growing on me So..... :D

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