Where did your guilds name come from?
The Followers of Palawa is an ancient Order found within the expanded universe. When I began the guild two years ago I knew that a profound name would be needed to allow our members to truly immerse themselves within The Old Republic.
Can you give me a quick 2-3 sentence description of your guild?
Our guild’s philosophy has always revolved around a foundation of both quality and guild chemistry. What makes us unique is our cross faction feature, which will allow members to enjoy all of which TOR has to offer along side a great group of like minded individuals.
How did your guild come about?
Back in October of 2008 a group of friends decided that their paths would lead them to a galaxy of upheaval and strife. What began as a group of mundane friends soon flourished into a maturity community of great individuals exited about Bioware’s upcoming MMO.
What kind of play style do you focus on? PvE, PvP, RP:
The Followers of Palawa will focus much of its efforts in both PvP and PvE. We also offer creative Role-Playing simulations for the imaginative mind and writer. Essentially we want our Followers to enjoy the Star Wars experience without any limitations.
What is your guild set up? How do you run your guild?
One could say democratic although representation is not part of our administration. There are two leaders myself (Kyandas) and my cousin (A’den Akaan) who initially have any true power in the guild. We have a Palawan Council that consists of amzing Followers who share our dream of community by willingly taking up responsibilities. Such tasks include an RP Coordinator, Forum Moderators, Writers and much more. These responsibilities keep new content rolling into our forums for our members to enjoy; just another great feature of community.
How serious do you play and/or run the guild?
I would say that due to life’s priorities my gaming can be clocked on a casual scale although, schedules vary between members. However, I am dedicated to the adventure which I have undertaken for more then two years. Unfortunately, guilds come and go but, our community has yet to become a dying star.
Do you have ranks or a certain hierarchy in your guild?
The best part about F.o.P is that we offer a variety of activities for our members. One of our greatest tools is our Award System which also coincides with our Ranking System. Awards are given out on a monthly basis and award Followers with a certain amount of credits depending on what they earned. Credits can later be spent for In-Game prizes such as crafted items, vehicles (if possible), money, things that are useful to players. To add to this, we have required that in order to achieve specific ranks within the guild awards must be earned. It is an interesting system that adds some diversity to the community and a sense of accomplishment.
Are you always open for new recruits or do you want to keep a certain guild size?
The Followers of Palawa is always open for new recruits who uphold traits of respect, maturity, dedication, and loyalty. Applicants are also asked to partake in a trial period that gives them an understanding of our community and whether we are right for them.
Currently we advertise ourselves as a 18+ to allow our members to understand and easily make new friends with those of common age. Exceptions have been made for younger applicants and those who are more experienced in age would not be alone within our tight knit community.
Currently we have 20 registered members and 15 active members. As we approach the release date we will certainly see old friends and acquaintances register.
What makes your guild stand out from everyone else? What makes your guild unique?
The part of guild that is truly unique would be the ability for our members to accommodate themselves in either Empire or Republic classes. We may have one website and no immediate branches but, once In-Game two guilds will be created for both Factions. I will lead the Republic while my trusty Bounty Hunter cousin will lead the Empire. We both have an extensive history in both gaming and leadership which is always a reassuring feeling for any guild member.
How do you spend your time until release? What Other Games are you currently playing as a guild?
At present time our guild organizes forum based RP simulations for those interested while others join us in World of Warcraft or League of Legends. Our Forums also play an integral part as we do our best to keep a flow of new content on a daily basis. Such content includes an original article known as “The Mind Meld” which is featured every week and delves into topics about TOR creating great discussions among the guild.
Members also have the luxury of enjoying or participating in our weekly Podcast that airs every Sunday from 4-5 pm (UTC-5) @ www.tormonger.com/bootleg. Another great aspect about the guild is simply the social environment; anyone can join us on our vent server for small talk and to really get to know each other. Since the beginning, our primary objective has always been to develop an atmosphere where the birth of a close knit community can spawn and it shall remain so for as long as this guild lives. Recently, we have been deemed a member of The TOR Syndicate, which is an online community for community members that are giving back to the SWTOR Fans.
If somebody is interested now how and where can they apply for membership?
Simply browse our site @ www.followpalawa.net to make sure we can accommodate to your needs. If you our satisfied then simply register to our site and we will take care of the rest.