Where did your guilds name come from?
Originally I wanted to name it “Scions of Mandalore” but Mandalore was a reserved word and so I couldn’t use it. After that didn’t work I was thinking about what sort of Scion would exist in the Star Wars universe and I went with the token selection: Rage, as it is featured prominently as a Sith emotion. It’s the opposite of inner peace which is what the Jedi strive after. So in that sense the implication is that the members of my guild are focus their hatred and anger as a fuel for combat.
Can you give me a quick 2-3 sentence description of your guild?
Currently we’re a group of friends from WoW that are coming over to PvP and PvE.We’re pretty much a rag tag group of decent players that are interested in community more than progression, acceptance more than elitism.
How did your guild come about?
I decided to start a guild for the variety of my friends that were coming over from WoW as well as non gamer friends that I was getting in to gaming. I started it with no one interested in joining and have built up from there. We’re still small but hoping to grow larger over time.
What kind of play style do you focus on? PvE, PvP, RP:
Our main focus will be PvE but there will be people who are interested in RP and people who are interested in PvP.
What is your guild set up? How do you run your guild?
Currently we have 1 GM (me) and 2 core officers that are “super officers”. Essentially my right hand men and women who can step in as GM when I’m away and have as much say and power in how the guild is run as I do. The only difference is the guild management tools available. Under those 2 core officers we have officers that cover the major aspects of the guild. One recruitment officer, one novice/interviewer officer, a raid leader officer (though I’ll be leading most of the raid like encounters for the time being), a Chief Financial Officer, and a few other unassigned positions. In the realm of normal guild members there is a tiered set up that starts with novices and progresses up into veterans and raiders. I haven’t ironed out the final details on these positions yet but they’ll be your standard guild member ranks.
How serious do you play and/or run the guild?
Right now we’re pretty casual in both play and running. A couple of the members have been in the beta and a lot of us are still playing WoW with the Pandaria announcement. Not sure what’s going to happen with that. We may lose some members to it. Once the game goes live we’ll become the “hardcore casual” type. We’ll raid on a schedule and push content when we can but we’re not interested in being a top guild.
Do you have ranks or a certain hierarchy in your guild?
See the previous question about running the guild.
Why do you run a guild?
I think it’s a rewarding experience that will teach me a lot about myself, leadership, and working with other people. I’ve always been just a member, sometimes an officer, but never a straight up leader, and I like it when I set an example for people or they look up to me. It makes me feel needed and useful.
How do you approach Raid Planning?
Generally we’ll be examining the fights beforehand and going headfirst, but always with a plan. I’m about half and half when it comes to trying the fight without seeing it done. It can be fun that way but it also causes many more headaches. If we wipe a few times I’ll work with the class/role leads and figure out why we are wiping, then patch up the issues and move on.
Are you always open for new recruits or do you want to keep a certain guild size?
We are always open. The more the merrier!
Preferred 18+ but younger candidates will be considered.
What makes your guild stand out from everyone else? What makes your guild unique?
The community for sure. It’s small, tightknit, and if we like you and you stay in the guild, you’ll probably become good friends with most of the people in the guild. There are a lot of non-personable guilds that just raid but don’t pay attention to each other. We’re about adapting to people’s individual situations and working off of each other, to benefit each other. Thus far I haven’t seen that in any guild that I’ve been part of.
The forums are unfortunately quiet but a lot of us are playing WoW currently. Some of us are friends in person, but there are a few that we met and invited via the beta and I haven’t heard from them at all so I couldn’t really say what they’re up to 🙁
What Other Games are you currently playing as a guild?
If somebody is interested now how and where can they apply for membership?
You can either visit our website and apply there: scionsofrage.enjin.com or you can visit the guild page on the official swtor website and apply there: http://www.swtor.com/guilds/183733/scions-rage
One last question, if there was one thing you could ask the Dev’s to include, what would it be?