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    Smile Looking For A Static Group

    Looking for a static group that plays between the hours of Saturday 7am through Monday 9am. (all times are EST)

    I work third shift (all night) so on my days off (Saturday & Sunday) I am looking to play. I can play from 4-6 hrs per session.

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    Default You beat me to it

    Hey Mickey, I too am looking to get a saturday morning group together. My hours don't fit in too well with most, but Sat morning from 7 -10 ish (est) is perfect. Hopefully we may be able to get the couple of EU guys from Salome's thread to join us. I would really like to get together tomorrow morning if you, or anyone else who reads this, are interested and available, say 7 am (est) at the Wayward Lobster. My character's name is Crann, look me up if you are interested. I really like the setup that Salome detailed at the beginning of his post, and would like to be part of a group that uses that format.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crann View Post
    Hey Mickey, I too am looking to get a saturday morning group together. My hours don't fit in too well with most, but Sat morning from 7 -10 ish (est) is perfect. Hopefully we may be able to get the couple of EU guys from Salome's thread to join us. I would really like to get together tomorrow morning if you, or anyone else who reads this, are interested and available, say 7 am (est) at the Wayward Lobster. My character's name is Crann, look me up if you are interested. I really like the setup that Salome detailed at the beginning of his post, and would like to be part of a group that uses that format.
    i will be there and my char's name is kwiksand.

    I wanted to just copy his post because I thought his format was good. See you there.\

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    Default New Static Group Forming

    Quote Originally Posted by Salome View Post
    I'd like to put together a static group on the new Orien server. The time is to be determined but would be weekly and most likely in the evening (US). In general, there will be no zerging, it will be newbie friendly (but patient vets are welcome too), they'll be no outside puging, we'll start from level one (maybe four if we all have vet status) and we will live off the land (limited purchases, no AH). If you're interested post here. I'm open to discussion but here are the group rules as I invision them. I don't have a name for the group yet, so I open to ideas.

    One more thing, if you are new to DDO getting to the end game in a static group can take a year or longer. Out of respect for the other members, please take that into consider when deciding whether this is for you.

    Quest Level Selection
    1.
    No zerging. A static group is meant to rely on team work and strategy (not that zerging isn’t a strategy).

    2. All quests will be run at the highest level difficulty available to the group.


    3. The highest level member sets the floor for which level quests can be run. For example, if the highest level member is level 4 then the lowest level quest that can be run is a level 4.


    4. If a quest chain is being run, the last segment of the quest chain determines the level for the entire quest chain, i.e., Tangle Root on hard is a level 8 quest.


    Static Group


    The primary benefit of a static group is to build group cohesion and develop effective strategies for overcoming challenging adventures in an effort to reach the endgame. To that end, the following guidelines for ensuring group cohesion will be followed.


    5. All members will be initiated into the static group immediately after character creation.


    6. All quests will be completed with members from the guild, even Korthos. No PUG’ing and no solo play.

    7. Guild members may not purchase hireling contracts or use hirelings.

    8. Quests will only be run if there is a quorum. Four players from the guild at a minimum are required to initiate quests.


    9. Members of the static group should not miss two consecutive runs.

    10. If a member misses a quest, they are not allowed to solo quests. If a quorum can be established a make up can be run.


    11. All guild members must stay within two levels of one another (i.e., when one guild member is level 6 the lowest level member cannot be below level 4). If more than one guild member drops below the allowed level spread then they may adventure together to get within the spread.


    12. Sub-grouping is allowed to ensure that all guild members stay within the level spread. However, once all members of the sub-group are within the level spread then the sub-group should be disbanded.


    Other Rules


    13. No spoilers. Don’t talk about what is coming up in a quest. You don't have to pretend you've never done a quest but respect that others may not have or that they may have forgotten details. For example, don’t call traps if your character can’t spot them. Don’t ask someone what is behind the next door. Don’t ask what resists you need if you don’t know. You can (and should) warn others if your character spots the trap. You can scout ahead and report to others what lies ahead. You can cast a resist spell on a group-mate prior to an encounter or watch what resists they used. It’s acceptable to ask the caster to put a resist on you when you know what’s coming. Just don’t spoil surprises for others. If they’ve forgotten what elite Kobold Shamans throw, they’ll be reminded soon enough. If you see a group-mate running into certain death, ask them to stop a moment, slow down or let a scout go first. Feel free to discuss details after an encounter as that's how we learn.


    14. No PUG’ing. Did I already mention that? Do not group with others outside the static group.


    15. The group will not exit and re-enter a quest. We will not re-enter to complete objectives or loot until the instance re-sets. It makes sense that if you can exit the Kobold lair to recoup, so can the Kobolds. If you have to recall from a quest before completion, let the instance reset. In the event that it is necessary for a member to re-enter the quest to save a fellow member, re-entry prior to re-set is acceptable.


    Economy: Live off the land


    Currently DDO's economy and ease of obtaining magic items and equipment does not accurately reflect the economy of the era in which questing took place. While this is less likely on a new server, there are significant restrictions to what can be legitimately purchased and from whom it can be purchased. These restrictions are intended to maintain character and game balance. It also encourages members to value what their character gains.


    16. First and foremost, no twinking. Do not accept ANY gifts from anyone outside of the Static group


    17. Guild members can share items that are found in chests.


    18. End rewards cannot be traded (They’re bound anyway.)


    19. Unwanted items may be sold to vendors or brokers, to can earn gold.


    20. Do not use the auction house to buy or sell items. Do not monitor auctions for non static group characters. This helps ensure equipment stays at a moderate level. It restricts money flow into the static group and encourages individual economic strategy.


    21. You are allowed to purchase items from Favored House vendors such as House D arrows and the like.

    22. Do not purchase items from the DDO store.



    All character classes play an essential role in the guild. In general, each member will be fairly well specialized. This specialization should be respected by other group members. For example, if you know someone prefers a crossbow and you just looted the only +2 crossbow in the group, it the best interest to give that person the crossbow. If two people are interested in an item they can role a hundred sided die to determine the winner. The character with the highest role is granted the item. This is at the discretion of the party members who pulls the loot and their preference should be respected. If because, they pulled a +2 crossbow they decide to specialize in that weapon their entitled to do so. If a loot item catches your eye let your interest be know but don'tt be a whiner or hold a grudge. The loot is still just a set of pixels!

    Further related to specialization, let the rogue spot and disable the trap. Let the rogue backstab the boss if he or she wants. Let the cleric turn the undead. Let the rocks for brain fighter shield block the door. Open the door for the monk so they don’t lose their ki. Let the Paladin protect the squishy in the back of the group. Let the diplomatic Cleric talk to the NPC. Let the ranger use their bow to take out a few kobolds in the Clan Gnashtooth Prison. You get my drift.

    DDO is meant to be a distraction from the real world. Real life happens and group members should be respectful and accepting of that. If you find yourself unable to suspend you anxieties about what is going on the real world to the extent that you can't immerse yourself in DDO consider taking the day off. Also, we don't mind hearing about getting a big raise or that the date went well but these events should not eclipse the enjoyment of the game or membership in a static group.

    Now forming at the wayward Saturday Morning at 7am

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