Love is in the Guild

F Yo Couch!

If you’re on Nerzhul, standing in the Dalaran bank and you see that twist of the Chapelle show line pop up in your chat, chances are someone from Conquest is nearby. I’m told that our legendary S13 was the first of our guild to make use of that line. Now it’s become more or less our rally cry.

I was wondering which topic I would choose for a February 14th post and none seemed more fitting than some guild love. Whenever I see players complain or make hopeless remarks about their guild, it makes me sad.

Whether you’re a raider or a strictly social player or somewhere in between, as soon as you play a few hours a week, you spend a significant amount of time reading green text from these people, or hear them talk. You may have never met them, but you know their sense of humor (or in some cases, their lack thereof). You know their temperament. Sometimes you know things about them you wish you didn’t. Other times you find out things about them you wish you’d known earlier.

How it all started…

I remember filling out my application. I was a little shaky, I’d never filled out a guild application before. It was around 6 server on a Sunday night. My old guild was raiding and I was on raid hiatus. I needed to think. I needed a change but didn’t know I was ready to leave my old gaming friends. I felt a little sick to my stomach, but here was an opportunity I wasn’t going to pass up.

I may only be able to raid 9 hours a week, but I still wanted to do hard modes. Here was my chance to make the most out of my limited gaming time.

Still, I don’t like having to get used to new people, in real life or in game. Many players float from one guild to another, but not me. When I join a guild, I show up with my cat, all my clothes, my furniture and the kitchen sink. It took me about 20 minutes to fill out the application. Took another hour to edit my application and cut out the unnecessary words. It makes me chuckle when guild officers complain about applicants not writing enough. I bet Conquest’s officers fell asleep scrolling down my walls of text. What can I say? I really, really like writing about myself.

The Early Days

I was nervous when I first joined. I got a teased because I wouldn’t talk on vent. I wrote a blog post about it. My new GM answered in a blog post of his own. Look familiar? I just about died on the spot yet he was absolutely right, once I stopped panicking, I felt a lot more comfortable in the guild.

Over the past few months, I got to know my guildies a little better. I discovered one was a Russian spy disguising his identity with a French accent. I discovered that another guildie was quite the Casanova as he and I patiently offered unsolicited dating advice to a third, clueless and flustered, guildie. I discovered that one of our bear tanks raids with, on her shoulders, the skin of a bear she killed with her bare hands. I discovered that rogues talk way too much (but I love them anyway. One of them even gave me a fancy shmancy new headset!). I discovered that we had a team of brothers who will take everything you say out of context and hold it against you. I discovered many other crazy, and by crazy I mean awesome, personalities among those people I raid with a few nights a week.

The good times don’t stop

Speaking of awesome, I’ve experienced quite a few awesome moments. Starting right at my very first 25 man raid with them. As we made our way to Ony, we noticed a Horde guild hanging around the stone. We started to kill them. What the heck, I thought, and joined in. We won. We celebrated. I found out afterward that the guild we killed was, at the time, a top 20 US guild.

We also have some moments of awesome on our guild forums. My personal favorite was the thread where everyone commissioned the daughter of one of our guildies (who’s also doing some artwork for my blog BTW!) to do drawings of their character killing our brave and fearless raid leader’s paladin. Our brave and fearless raid leader would probably disagree about the awesomeness of that thread.

You know you’re really at home when you find yourself trying to explain your guild’s personal dialect to outsiders. No matter how I tried to put it, I just couldn’t get my girlfriends to understand how much win is in the word “poopsock”. I don’t care what you think, I find it hilarious.

Just us, chillin' with Festergut

Here’s the Good Part!

Now, you’re probably reading this and thinking “man, I wish I could have that much awesomeness in my WoW“.

Good news! You can have that much awesomeness in your WoW! We need new people!

A lot of our members have stuff going on in their lives that’s getting in the way of their raiding, so there are quite a few openings, notably for DPS and backup healers.

We do have a lot of priests (I guess thats what happens when your main recruiter writes a popular priest blog), but the lack of Shamans, Druids and Holy Paladins needs to be remedied. Hot guys with sexy accents are especially appreciated (by me).

We raid Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursday from 6 to 9 pacific time, with optional 10 man runs on Wenesdays and Sundays.

So if you want to hang out with a bunch of nutcases, and by nutcases I mean wonderful players, like yours truly, and Ryan, and Skip Cocoa, and Matticus, and Hempia (who many of you Twitterfolk probably know) and all those I described earlier, come apply on our websiiiiiiiite!!!!!

Thats for those of you who never click on links.

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17 Comments on “Love is in the Guild”

  1. Windsoar Says:

    Good luck with your recruitment! I ❀ my guild and you raid WAY too early for me πŸ™‚

    • Ophelie Says:

      I wish I was a West Coaster. Raiding on Newfoundland time means I never get to sleep anymore.

      And thanks for the good luck wishes! We do get a fair amount of applicants, but for some reason we can’t understand ;), they all seem to be priests.

  2. Brangwen Says:

    *shakes fists*

    Good luck with the recruiting. Expect bombshells on my blog in the near future and a change in the content!

  3. Will Says:

    I wish you luck in your recruiting, too. πŸ™‚

    It sounds like you have a very cool Guild; celebrity presence notwithstanding. πŸ˜‰ My current one has some pretty cool people in it, too, even if there are times when it feels like the Guild is just another chat channel.

    Oh, and Happy Valentine’s Day. πŸ™‚

    • Ophelie Says:

      Happy Valentine’s Day to you as well! And I do have at least one more post in the works, it’s just that there aren’t enough hours in the day.

      I do adore my guild, probably much to their dismay. I can just picture them reading this post and rolling their eyes, hehe.

  4. arkhen Says:

    Sorry but a hot guy with sexy accent already applied πŸ˜› and been denied due not having a spot for his class :(…now in a guild far in progression, but still GL on your recruiting, nice blog btw.

    • Ophelie Says:

      Arkhen! I remember you! You did apply at a bad time 😦 I’m super happy to hear that you found a solid guild!

      Thanks for the blog compliment! I see you’ve caught the blogging bug as well! I look forward to adding you to my blogroll πŸ™‚

  5. Hempia Says:

    Awh you mentioned me! How cool! You totally rock Ophelie… And LOVE the blog always making me smile. Keep writing. πŸ™‚

  6. KimboSlice Says:

    Actually anytime people devout any attention to me is me winning

  7. Ryan G Says:

    I’d like to express the following items.

    1.) Thank-you for the link (woot!)
    1a.) I am slightly jealous that you have to take more time to moderate comments than to blog. Enviable position
    2.) Conquest is the best guild environment I’ve been in (excluding RL friend’s guilds, etc). Must say Kimbo & Matt deserve props for keeping an efficient environment. After-all, I’m here because I couldn’t cut it myself.
    3.) Lastly, you know that saying “I show up with my cat, all my clothes, my furniture and the kitchen sink” makes you sound like a U-Haul Lesbian, right?
    3a.) Not judging, just clarifying.

    • Ophelie Says:

      1) My pleasure.
      1a) I don’t really moderate comments since spam isn’t a problem, but it does take awhile for me to get back to everyone. I don’t complain! I have the best readers ever.
      2) Agreed! Kimbo and Matt do a fantastic job. I didn’t decide to move to Conquest for nothing!
      3) I have no idea what a U-Haul Lesbian is. I’m a lot of things though.
      3a) Points of clarification are accepted.

  8. Kaomie Says:

    I cannot even remember the story about being a Russian spy. I do have one with being a Political Refugee under the Witness Protection Program however. Anyway the only thing we can really be sure about is the French accent πŸ™‚

    • Ophelie Says:

      Oh I think someone made a joke about you being a Russian spy the day before I wrote the post and I found that easy to work with. I do remember you saying you were under the Witness Protection Program, and someone sounding like they believed you. That was funny.

      I love how you’re that super mysterious guy no one knows much about. Adds some spice to guild life.

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