Monarch - A guild for newer players
I’ve been playing DDO for a couple years now, and I have to admit that it is my first MMO; I’m not one of the discontent WOW players or someone who had experience with the original NWN or Diablo games to draw from. One thing that really intrigues me about DDO, is the amount of creativity you can have when building your characters (although I think more can be done to help with the physical appearance of characters and the ability to customize to a greater degree), and it seems there are only more of these abilities to craft a complex, and fun to play character in the near future.
With this ability to be creative and diverse comes a very steep learning curve for newer players. Yes, there is a very robust set of player guides and forum resources available for people to pull from; there are also some excellent mentoring programs that vet players have developed to help new players with questions about game play, builds, strategy. There is a lot of value in these types of resources; a lot of hard work and time has gone into these resources, which is absolutely commendable to those who have dedicated their time and energy into doing it.
Many of these new players have been embraced by guilds that seek to bolster their ranks with new blood, and to be honest, don’t spend a lot of time to help develop the abilities of their members. I have recently formed Monarch as a place where newer players can come to feel like they are part of a family, and to learn many of the lessons of the game that cannot be taught by reading the forums and start guides. A place to learn, grow, and be part of a family that looks out for each other, and takes an active part in mentoring, training, and coaching them to become solid players.
At the moment, the guild is a one person operation in its infancy. I’m a veteran DDO player who is interested in helping some of the newer players become accustom to the game, develop their playing skills, and impart some of the knowledge I’ve gained over the years on tactics, methodologies, and game philosophy.
You won’t be judged, harassed, put down, or taken advantage of in any way. If there is an interest, please send me a PM, reply to this post, or contact me in-game on MuleFort, or MuleFist.
Monarch recruiting is CLOSED
Quick update on our recruiting status... We’re currently sitting at 10 active accounts in the guild; some newer folks, and many veteran players. At this point, I’m closing recruiting for at least the next couple weeks to see how the newer folks work out, and give us a chance to start building a guild identity.
Thank you to all the folks out there that have voiced support (in-game and through PM’s) for the guilds effort to connect with and help develop some of the newer players. Your kind words have been much appreciated!
See you in-game!
Accepting new applications
I've decided to reopen recruiting for a short time. We have 12 semi-active accounts and are currently level 22. Most of my time has been dedicated to TR'ing my completionist project; I'm looking for some active folks that are interested in leveling, and perhaps at some point in the future, starting to put together a raiding schedule.
We offer a relaxed environment focused on enjoying the game, helping others, and accomplishing personal goals.
Play style (depending on your personal level of proficiency) can be fast at times, but we are always helpful, patient, and understand people have different learning curves. All members are helpful to each other, and we look for folks that have have an innate sense of duty to help others.
If you are interested in a no drama, helpful, friendly, and skill-developing environment, you are more than welcome to put in an application.
The process is simple.
1) register for the site - Make sure to include the reason for the registration as "guild membership"
2) once your registration is approved (within 1-3 hours), you will be given access to the application link
3) complete the guild application that is located on the upper left-hand side of the site. Make sure to select "Guild Application", and click submit once completed.
4) either contact me, or one of the other members in-game. We'll chat a bit, review your application, and go from there.
The guild website is: http://www.ddo-monarch.com