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psymun
11-14-2010, 08:10 AM
February 4th, 2011 Update:

*This is not a recruitment post, simply an introduction/information post*

Intel Rq'd would like to thank all of those who have joined us for our raids, and all of the great compliments, and I would like to refer you all to a new post I have made describing what Intel Rq'd is all about so that everyone can have a better understanding of what to expect when grouping with us.



We are an active, helpful guild. When we started out, our goal was to have fun, learn, and teach. Everyone in Intel is willing to help out other people learn how to better their Play Style, Character Build, and Knowledge of Quests and Raids without belittling them and making them feel stupid just because they were new to the game. You don't have to be part of Intel Rq'd to benefit from these things, as we have honorary members that are in other guilds, but enjoy grouping with us.

You can also read my post describing Intel Rq'd a little more in-depth:
http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?p=3572405

dogonovo
11-22-2010, 02:44 AM
After recent in-game experiences, I would like to add a semi-off-topic here.

I am newish, I dont have all the equips that makes people uber, I am lvl 18 for the first time, on a rogue.

I ran a party with 2 member (I am guessing officers) from Intel Req. I had a LOT of fun, learned a LOT of good things that were given to me freely, with links on the internets to be verified, and answered all my sincere questions. I was also pointed to players who could help me flag for stuff I wanted to run, and players that could give me solid advice on my class. In the run in question, I pulled my Bloodstone, and offered it to the officer that was being so helpful and informative. They didnt take it, even though they were after one themselves. The cleric from IR that was with us (after seeing me use a wand to top up my HPs, just told me to relax, he had me covered, I didnt need to worry. All in all I can say it was a very very nice experience in game, and the good part of it came from the members of IR (the other party members as well, and also Turp, the man-with-the-star in case)

Yesterday I ran my first VoD. I was that nervous when I applied. Leader asks me to link BBs and tell my HPs. I did that. I was accepted in the raid party, and there were several OR people there (leader was OR too). Just being allowed in the raid after linking equips and telling HPs was a victory to me, not because I play for others, but because my efforts had been good enough to meet standards set by people who play for way longer than I do. Leader was OR, and asked many of my newbish question privately in Tells, gave clear instructions, let me do the traps in there, there was no drama about chest loot. Again, a very very nice experience.


So I may not know of all the behind the curtains drama that goes on Orien, and even if the guilds in question have good relations. My experiences with both have been awesome so far. Will there be people in them that will rub me the wrong way (or the other way round)? We are humans, thats expected. But again, so far, nothing but thanks to Intel Req (being the OP and more on topic) and to OverRaided (second post, and part of my semi-off-topic).

bl4uwe
11-22-2010, 07:52 AM
+1 dude

Actually had no idea that you thought that much of us, always thought ya were kinda the other way around :D

Calebro
11-22-2010, 07:55 AM
You said it all right there. A couple of them come of a little elitist in posts here. Play with them, and you would never see that attitude. They, and the especially the OP's guild, are quality players, who are quite cabable of short manning everything. They are incredibly helpful to the rest of us less than uber types who occasionally find our way into pugs with them, even though they really don't need to be.

I made no claims about their ability or lack thereof. Merely the holier than thou attitude that comes across on the forums, in almost every single post.
Don't get me wrong, I'm the exact same way, so I hold no ill will over it. There are friends that I run with regularly, and truly consider friends, while the two of us battle it out in text on the forums as if we were mortal enemies.
I was simply offering a possible answer to the question posed.

Crann
11-22-2010, 08:05 AM
+1 dude

Actually had no idea that you thought that much of us, always thought ya were kinda the other way around :D

I was, until I started playing with some of you guys a little more.

I began to see that alot of the stuff that comes off as elitist bravado from some of you guys in posts...and not this version of your guild, but one long in the past with another name....is not how you are in game.

My experience with you, and others, in game has always been positive. I appreciate the fact that you go out of your way to help teach others...those not in your guild..and not just thumb your nose up at them for not being as skilled as you.

btw, was in 2 raids with you yesterday...one was as Synged in the Reavers Pike. Amazing, never really thought that possible.

Crann
11-22-2010, 08:07 AM
I made no claims about their ability or lack thereof.

Not trying to make any type of point about their ability...that speaks for itself.

My comment was more directed towards their in-game behavior.

Edit: Sorry for contributing to any de-rail. The OP's guild is solid, they have several members who have made a sizable impact on my playstyle as I began to (and continue to) learn raids and higher difficulty end game content.

bl4uwe
11-22-2010, 08:29 AM
btw, was in 2 raids with you yesterday...one was as Synged in the Reavers Pike. Amazing, never really thought that possible.


Every person with a blue bar that is focussed on casting spells (not a bard, pali or ranger or so) can solo reavers, it really aint hard. Ya just gotta know how to start with it and was trying to teach Trap how to do it, was only his second time he did it ever and he truely did an awesome job soloing it. If ya cant even self heal, ya can still solo it with just chugging pots to keep yourself alive, although being able to self heal is the easiest and cheapest offcourse :D


To come back to the topic
I gotta agree with Crann on thisone, very solid and well established guild on Orien

psymun
11-22-2010, 10:53 AM
Every person with a blue bar that is focussed on casting spells (not a bard, pali or ranger or so) can solo reavers, it really aint hard. Ya just gotta know how to start with it and was trying to teach Trap how to do it, was only his second time he did it ever and he truely did an awesome job soloing it. If ya cant even self heal, ya can still solo it with just chugging pots to keep yourself alive, although being able to self heal is the easiest and cheapest offcourse :D


To come back to the topic
I gotta agree with Crann on thisone, very solid and well established guild on Orien

Bards, Paladins, and Rangers can Solo it as well. Not quite as easily... But they definitely can.

First time I did Reaver's Fate it was me and a Monk... We only did it on normal though.

I have a bard friend who has soloed it twice, and on elite, because she didn't want anyone else rolling on the items she wanted...

And I know 2 Arcane Archers and a Tempest Ranger that have all soloed it... Not sure if they did it on elite...

Either way... Like you mentioned at the end there... At the worst, you gotta chug pots.

balancetraveller
11-28-2010, 08:42 PM
Just curious, what's the time zone for the majority of your members? :)

Delacroix
11-30-2010, 08:55 PM
Est

unscythe
12-01-2010, 11:10 AM
Yesterday I ran my first VoD. I was that nervous when I applied. Leader asks me to link BBs and tell my HPs. I did that. I was accepted in the raid party, and there were several OR people there (leader was OR too). Just being allowed in the raid after linking equips and telling HPs was a victory to me, not because I play for others, but because my efforts had been good enough to meet standards set by people who play for way longer than I do. Leader was OR, and asked many of my newbish question privately in Tells, gave clear instructions, let me do the traps in there, there was no drama about chest loot. Again, a very very nice experience.

So I may not know of all the behind the curtains drama that goes on Orien, and even if the guilds in question have good relations. My experiences with both have been awesome so far. Will there be people in them that will rub me the wrong way (or the other way round)? We are humans, thats expected. But again, so far, nothing but thanks to Intel Req (being the OP and more on topic) and to OverRaided (second post, and part of my semi-off-topic).

Whoops.... hrmm I better lead with a more elitist attitude next time. :D

psymun
12-06-2010, 02:44 PM
Just curious, what's the time zone for the majority of your members? :)

Yes, as Delacroix said, we're mostly EST.

We have a few people splashed all the way from Atlantic to Pacific time, but our Raid times, and Prime online times are EST.

deathbob27
12-07-2010, 07:41 PM
Good group of guys.

Was playing on one of my random alt's who was a poor monster build, who still had not flagged for shroud. Had an ad up and next thing i know the Guild leader applies and asks for star to add some of his guild. He promptly added them and got me through let sleeping dust lie. Then let me run the shroud shortly thereafter, where i pwned them by dcing after clicking on the portal killing the party. Good fun.

On topic

Best of luck, hard to find a guild willing to help out random people. Really made my night thank you very much.

EatSmart
12-08-2010, 02:44 AM
Good guild, nice people. Dynacel in particular has impressed me with his positive attitude to pugging with inexperienced players.

psymun
12-08-2010, 07:12 AM
Good group of guys.


You sexist Jerk!

LOL! :)

We actually have 7 female members, and 4 Honorary members that are also female.

One of the ones that was helping you flag was female, so I just thought I'd correct you... Either way, no big deal... And thank you for the compliments.

Havik_Stormcrow
12-16-2010, 04:40 PM
Good group of guys.

Was playing on one of my random alt's who was a poor monster build, who still had not flagged for shroud. Had an ad up and next thing i know the Guild leader applies and asks for star to add some of his guild. He promptly added them and got me through let sleeping dust lie. Then let me run the shroud shortly thereafter, where i pwned them by dcing after clicking on the portal killing the party. Good fun.

On topic

Best of luck, hard to find a guild willing to help out random people. Really made my night thank you very much.
That actually happened to me when i was on my alt. Illiayana a cleric. Some members popped on, helped me out and even helped me in my first shroud run. I was thinking about asking to join but figured I would eventually. Nothing but good things from any member of Intel Rq'd

Clayness
12-16-2010, 06:08 PM
Alleyna is also female IRL, remember to chat him .. errmm.. her up if you want some kinky talk!

Khumbaaba
12-17-2010, 11:55 AM
I've run into a few IRs in the past few months. They were all helpful and good at their jobs.

Hopeful,

SarKarNor
12-17-2010, 10:25 PM
Oh yeah... we don't do Titan. Not really missing it though...

Hellllboy
02-01-2011, 08:01 AM
I would like to start by thanking all of you for your high regards and respect for our guild. When it had begun, we didn't expect it to be anything major, just simply a group of people that were fed up with drama of other guilds.

Also, this is not a recruitment thread. Intel Rq'd doesn't actively recruit. We just let the players come to us.

Anyway, the point of this thread is just because I would like to clarify something to everyone. Yes, Intel Rq'd has a raid schedule, but we are not a RAIDING guild. We are a CASUAL guild. We are very active, but we are still casual.

Our raid schedule is there for a guideline, it's not mandatory, and as such there are times when scheduled raids don't go as planned or are postponed.

The reason I'm mentioning this is because we've been getting applicants applying to our guild that have been told they we are a hardcore raiding guild, so I wanted to let everyone know that is not the case. We do every Raid in the game, (except Titan because we're still getting people flagged for it). But we don't schedule Epic runs of anything. We just throw Epic groups together whenever we feel like it...

We are an active, helpful guild. When we started out, our goal was to have fun, learn, and teach. Everyone in Intel is willing to help out other people learn how to better their Play Style, Character Build, and Knowledge of Quests and Raids without belittling them and making them feel stupid just because they were new to the game. You don't have to be part of Intel Rq'd to benefit from these things, as we have honorary members that are in other guilds, but enjoy grouping with us. We're not one of those guilds that doesn't want to teach or help anyone but themselves. This is just a game after all... What's the harm in helping others?

Thanks for helping me finish SOS last night. I had been hunting for a group for about 2 wks-but it seemed every group that formed either split up before they started or found that half the party was not prepped.

Intel hosted a run and it went down flawlessly (cept the lil dwarf that kept getting burned to death-lol).

Again-thanks for your help! When you run a "one man show"-sometimes its hard to PUG certain runs-you guys made this one easy! :)

psymun
02-02-2011, 05:26 PM
Thanks for the compliments sir! You can't have a party without the beer!

Also, you may go explody every time a Fire Elemental glances at you, but you did a great job of following directions and doing what was needed on your end.

Theodores
02-02-2011, 05:46 PM
Intel req'd and OR are both some really good guild.

I have ran my first abbot with intel, i learned to zerg with OR.

I saw some OR that were really funny (guyo lol) and really pleasant to run with, all my experiences with you guys proved that you were the top of the top.

In the intel side, really fun runs, solid players and really helpful learning runs.

Overall I love orien guilds lol.

psymun
02-03-2011, 09:14 AM
Well we greatly appreciate all of the compliments.

Our main focus is to be a guild based on helping others learn and accomplish what they would like to accomplish in the game without ridicule for not knowing what they're doing.

Our guild name is based off a simple principle that we don't care how much experience you have, but Intelligence is Required. We don't mind teaching people what they need to know, as long as you're willing to learn.

The main reason this guild began was because of the LFMs that say "No Gimps, Experienced People Only, No Noobs... Etc."

In all seriousness, we sat there looking at these LFMs and thought... "If you are so AWESOME that you can't group with less experienced players, then why can't you just group with less experienced players and show them the way."

We let everyone into our raids. Regardless of build, experience, gear because we know that our guild is strong enough to help boost others and allow them to gain their experience and get their gear with our help.

ChadB123
02-03-2011, 11:33 AM
We're not one of those guilds that doesn't want to teach or help anyone but themselves. This is just a game after all... What's the harm in helping others?

I don't have any problems teaching people new things. If a person is new to a raid, thats not a problem. Throwing out a few helpful hints never hurt me. However, just because a guild doesn't allow people with limited knowledge of the game doesn't mean they don't want to teach or help anyone but themselves. I have no problem with Intel wanting to teach knew people, but don't pass your judgement on others, just because they have a standard.

psymun
02-03-2011, 02:45 PM
I don't have any problems teaching people new things. If a person is new to a raid, thats not a problem. Throwing out a few helpful hints never hurt me. However, just because a guild doesn't allow people with limited knowledge of the game doesn't mean they don't want to teach or help anyone but themselves. I have no problem with Intel wanting to teach knew people, but don't pass your judgement on others, just because they have a standard.

Who did I pass judgment on exactly? I didn't point anyone out, nor did I say whether or not anyone was right or wrong.

I may have worded it wrong, but the main point I'm making is that the leaders of Intel Rq'd have made it a group of unselfish people that are willing to teach ANYONE, without having "standards." If you're willing to learn, we're willing to help. Intel Rq'd is focused on helping players that don't meet other people's standards.

My original build was a 16 Paladin, 3 Monk, 1 Wizard with 350 hit points... I didn't know ANY of the quests, and constantly got lost in slayer areas. I had never played an MMO, and knew NOTHING about D&D.

I put up with months of people declining me and kicking me from groups because I didn't know where a quest was or because they didn't like my build, or because I didn't meet their standards. So, I started my own groups and started grouping with others who didn't meet other people's "Standards" and that's how we ended up making this guild. I, for one, could have learned a lot faster if someone had actually HELPED me rather than just passing judgment on me and assuming I couldn't keep up.

I didn't mean to ruffle any feathers or offend anyone with my comments, I have no issue with other guilds or other people having "standards" about who can and can't join their groups. That's their prerogative. Just like it's ours to help whoever we like, without needing standards.

So please Favorite, don't attack me over a simple comment that I made.

Definition of a "standard": "serving as a basis of weight, measure, value, comparison, or judgment"

ChadB123
02-03-2011, 04:09 PM
Ye it was just worded wrong. I admire what you guys do over at Intel and love many of your players. I just wasn't quite sure where you were headed with that last statement. But, I was in the same boat you were in. It took me a good 6-7months of playing this game just to learn what greensteel was and I still didn't fully understand it. I do think its great that there is a good guild, while not a raiding guild but is capable of running high end conten, is willing to except some of the newer players (or old ones who have been rejected like dyna for their odd build :)

psymun
02-03-2011, 04:27 PM
Ye it was just worded wrong. I admire what you guys do over at Intel and love many of your players. I just wasn't quite sure where you were headed with that last statement. But, I was in the same boat you were in. It took me a good 6-7months of playing this game just to learn what greensteel was and I still didn't fully understand it. I do think its great that there is a good guild, while not a raiding guild but is capable of running high end conten, is willing to except some of the newer players (or old ones who have been rejected like dyna for their odd build :)

Actually, due to the inevitable that comes with having a lot of great players... we actually are a Raiding guild... But we only do the raids twice a week, and Epic raids once a week. That way we can stay casual at our core, but still put our abilities to the test.

Crann
02-04-2011, 06:57 AM
I do think its great that there is a good guild, while not a raiding guild but is capable of running high end conten, is willing to except some of the newer players\

I don't understand why you'd think they are not a raiding guild, they are one of the best at getting raids completed.

ChadB123
02-04-2011, 12:12 PM
Yes, Intel Rq'd has a raid schedule, but we are not a RAIDING guild. We are a CASUAL guild.

I have no idea why I didn't consider Intel a raiding guild.

psymun
02-04-2011, 03:07 PM
Yah, this post is almost 3 months old, thus the confusion, I've edited my original post to better reflect our current philosophies.

kurai_123
02-09-2011, 01:31 AM
Alleyna is also female IRL, remember to chat him .. errmm.. her up if you want some kinky talk!

I had thought this was part of the new Intel Rq'd philosophies but i didn't see it in the updated post :(