The White Wolves is a friendly online community of avid gamers who have been playing a variety of MMORPG's over the years and like to hang out together to talk about games, life, the universe and everything.
After a very minor period (what....2 months....noooooo) of a tiny bit decreased activity in Star Wars: The Old Republic, the Wolves stroke back last night. And a fierce strike back it was.
First we gathered a merry band of guildies, new and old and very very old and set out with some random "friends" - the target was the Terror from Beyond and a complete run. Unfortunately one of the "friends" was an ADHD tank, that had never done TfB before, and couldn't be bothered to wait to get tactics explained. His sidekick (we honestly don't know whether they know each other - story is just better if they do!) was a high-as-a-kite Sentinel, that almost couldn't manage to turn over Raid Leadership, because he was too high.
So take 2 - and the wolves were rolling out - 6 Wolves running side by side, with two somewhat more capable new "friends" - nothing could stop us, and nothing did (except tentacle boss in the end. He stopped us twice!).
And it was a great success. First Operations with the guild for Speedstress. First clearing of all of TfB as a tank for Noe, and as such for both Elabel and Greygoose. A revisit to old haunting grounds for Mákk and myself. Unfortunately Alatar-Remus had to work, so he can earn some cash, so he can pay for his SWTOR subscription, and Tri'ol is still held in shackles by real life. But very soon, we are back at full guild runs. And then comes Hard Mode. We have been there before, and will get there again.
Like the Pheonix at Fort Condor, The White Wolves have risen from the ashes to be victorious in Eorzea.
As many found at launch, there was some “login” issues. In that we couldn’t always er … log in! Through the cold winter some wolves decided to go into hibernation, and some on holiday to Tatooine. However after an enjoyable free weekend for old subscribers back in January, it was clear Square Enix had sorted any launch issues… and more.
Initially only 2 healing Lalafells strong in me and Rieko, the Wolves have recruited new faces in the mighty Paladin Arkadi, the powfull Black Mage Entos, and the mysterious Dragoon Herald. With some familiar faces following suit. The ever cheerfull Prima, along with the miserable Scot Lddowser. Let’s also not forget Lalafell number 3 who found us through a rift, Miss Mojo!
We can go onto great things, and have a lot of fun on the way. We have seen a lot together. The mighty Primals Ifrit and Titan. The darkness of Tam Tara and Halatali. the Snow topped peaks of Coerthas, and on 10/2/2014 a landmark... Being the first full White Wolf group to compete and complete "Cutters Cry" dungeon.
Sure it’s only level 38 content, but its one paw forward in a vast and exciting new world where we can discover new friends, new enemies, and new funzies™
On Friday 24 January 2014 the White Wolves established a Guild in Rift residing on the Gelidra Server.
It was a typical White Wolf attempt due to characters being created from both Factions [Defiant and Guardian] as it was soon found out that we had to have 5 characters from the same faction and that they had to be standing next to you so you could tag them.
This involved a couple of Guardians rolling characters on the Defiant side so as to assist with the forming of the Guild [well, they did destroy our machines so they owed us a favour].
There has been a good response from the Wolves old and new even though Rift is nearly 3 years old. The game has been tweaked and polished and provides a beautiful gaming experience for all types of play style.
Rift is now Free to Play, which makes it even more appealing for members to join and the Free to Play model is one of the greatest I have seen so far to date whereby only a very small fraction has been kept back from the free player base yet no zone, dungeon or raid is restricted, it’s all there to play.
Straight away our Guild Leader Radly has been very hard at work building/creating a beautiful Dimension for all of us to meet up in and socialise. We will be working towards a Guild Dimension in the future however as it is early days the funds are not quite there to buy it. This is something the Guild can work towards together and make it a place we can all call home and add our own creations [although they need to get past Quality Control eh Yarissa ].
A video tour of Radly’s Dimension has been created and even at the time of writing this item it has grown [including my wine house, which I am very pleased about].
We have some high level players looking to grind out some dungeons in the near future but currently they have been mentoring down levels and running old content which never gets boring especially the Major Invasions. More importantly though one high level member [Yell] added a shed load of bags for all the levellers to collect from the Guild Bank, we highly recommend it as lots of items drop especially from dynamic events and even though you may not need them you can sell them for much needed cash.
There are lots of exciting things on the 2014 timetable which start with patch 2.6 dropping hopefully in February.
Finally, on Sunday 26 January 2014 the Guild dinged level 2 after completing our first Guild Quest so we ask all if you could just keep an eye on the Guild quest and try and do as much as you can to progress the levels as we get to share nice Guild perks together.
So once again plenty of things have happened since you last heard about the ventures of the Wolves. Tri'ol, Davhek and Rumoria have been on a powertrip since their promotion, though fortunately there's nothing that Wolves ignore as well as authority, so basically the guild continues as always. But we continue to grow and continue to progress. We have even done our first purely Wolves 16 man, in quite a while.
Recently a lot of new things to kill have emerged in the galaxy. Being the Wolves we didn't take long to sink our teeth into the new prey and whether you live in a Fortress or a Palace, there's a good chance that you are dead by now. Even if you try to enter into a mode of hardness, you are dead or will soon die. Sometimes killed by the Wolves sometimes with the help of Ackbars friends (It's A Trap).
Thing is - we had unfinished business back on the dusty world of Darvannis. A certain dreadmaster had time and again refused to acknowledge the power of the Wolves and bend a knee (ie. die a painful and brutal death). But on the last day of the tenth month in the thirteenth year of the new millenium, a hunting pack set out. Wolves with steel in their eye and sharpened teeth. Well first we waited for Nijinsky a bit. But then we set out with steel in our eye and sharpened teeth. This pack had one goal. Dreadmaster Styrak (Hard Mode) were about to bite the dust.
After mauling everything in their path, even mobs not really in their path (again Nijinsky!), the Wolves came toe to toe with the dreaded dreadmaster. Going a couple of rounds, the Wolves finally refined their tactic and each member of the pack knew exactly what to do. Lightsabers were thrown, lightning were cast, blasters were fired and yellow circles of healing delight were cast on the ground. When the dust settled, one dead Kell Dragon were followed by one dead Kell Dragon owner.
Now Nightmare mode awaits.
The hunter-killer pack were made up of the two guys that most like to be spanked in the guild, Guardians Nijinsky and Davhek. The reckless glowstick wielding Sentinels Artucrus, Lddowser and Tri'ol. The too the point, cock-fixated gunslinger of Aleessia (Antze). The scoundrel who died in the sandstorm Bru and the number one bestest ever need-to-send-text-to-brother-about-how-good-I-am Sage and esteemed leader of the ragged bunch Rieko!
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The whole officer team and I are delighted to share with you the news that Triol, Rumoria and Davhek will be taking on the role of Lieutenant in the SWTOR White Wolves. Given the scale of change we have gone through over the last couple of months in terms of increased activity, we felt we needed to make changes to the leadership of the guild and ensure that senior figures will be around to assist new and returning guild members.
We are of course continuing to progress further as a guild with more Op’s progression, PVP, joint ventures with IAT and maybe even more new members which is excellent, so be sure to continue visiting these forums to sign up to all our scheduled events and keep up to date with all that's going on.
Our Rift Video is coming along nicely, spent an hour or so editing today and just for a laugh i added a tune, makes a huge difference...will give u a sneak peak once ive learnt how to block out my chat window, some of the tells Yarissa sends are to much even for a 18+ Guild
Something quite therapeutic sorting the garden for spring. Lawn scarified, weeds up and Dafs and other bulb type flowers are blooming, swept the patio trip to the dump all done. If that does not get me some Rift time nothing will. Enjoy the rest of your days