[This is an update on the old thread: Old OSD Thread]
First and foremost, I feel it is important for you to clearly understand who we are, what we value, and most importantly, how you might fit into our community. This guide was created for this very reason. So for now, sit back, relax, and allow me to walk you through the steps required to become a part of what we truly believe is the best online community (guild) around. So go and refill your coffee cup, I’ll continue when you return…
…Ok, good…here we go:
The first thing to remember, above all else, we pride ourselves on being a rather mature community although most of our significant others may beg to differ. This organization is not interested in blasting through content just to be the 1st at anything. We, as one of our guild mates have stated, play these games to have fun, relax, decompress from work, and enjoy the content. Stopping to smell the flowers along the way is what we’re all about. So, does this sound like you? -=chuckles=- Good! Read on…
Does this mean that we are a casual guild? Absolutely not, but we’re mature enough to respect the various playing styles of our members. Anything we can think of doing to make the experience more exciting and entertaining for the group, we’re all over it. Don't get me wrong... You'll find a few of us (quite few actually) that are very much interested in the elite end-game content as well...so brace yourself! hehe
We don’t endorse mass recruitment, or “blind recruiting” in any way, shape or form. Numbers, frankly, are far less important to us than the quality of the people around us. If you wish to enter our stronghold and become one, with the Order of the Silver Dragons, we welcome you to continue reading these scrolls in order to familiarize yourself with our culture and our laws.
I believe the most critical thing I can tell you at this point is that we value our online community. Communication is key. Our online forums are the core and heart of this organization. Your contributions there are how we measure your worth. There will be a day, a time, an age, when this game, or that, will fade away into oblivion but as we see it, the Order will remain… This is not just a “Gaming Guild” you are joining friend, it is a community of peers, and we’re a family.
Traveler, if you can live with our beliefs, we welcome you.
Guild Activities and Operation:
Although OSD is not a hardcore endgame-focused guild, a majority of our regular events are either high level raids or epics, though there are always members running low and mid level content. The focus of OSD is on integrating and training members into these kinds of activities in a laid-back atmosphere, with the expectation that there will always be a learning curve.
OSD currently has a recruitment requirement that applicants must have at least one level ten or above character. In additions, OSD has the following expectations of its members:
- Use the guild event calendar and participate in guild events
- Check the guild forums on a fairly regular basis to stay up to date on important information
- Follow instructions and other pertinent guild protocol
Most of our events are scheduled for afternoons and evenings EST/CST/PST, so keep this in mind when thinking about applying to OSD. OSD will not be the guild for everyone, so please try to make sure your priorities as a player match up well with how the guild works before taking the step of applying.
Birth: Our community was born during the pre-release phase of DDO. Our online community was founded January 9th 2006. We've been around for some time now and have a very strong circle of regulars. Our doors are always open for new and friendly faces.
Important (please read):
When you arrive to our site... Click the recruitment link (you can't miss it). Take the time to read the introduction thread (not just the first post). The entire thread will walk you through the recruitment process, which is rather painless...but there's important things you should know before joining (the devil is in the details). If you miss a step, you'll be ignored most likely....not because we're snobs... but because you'll simply get lost in the shuffle.