A Guild to Die For

A Guild to Die For

Literally. http://hordestrikeforce.com/

I would just like to pass on the wonderful tale of my time in the Horde Strike Force. This guild was put together by Strike Lord Gug and is primarily an RP-PVP(roleplaying-player v player) guild on the server of Maelstrom. Now I had been through a many of the so called pvp guilds on maelstrom and even a couple of pve guilds but no other guild has EVER stood up to this experience.

Bloodelf Pally
Bloodelf Pally

The guild is an active ARMY in the virtual World of Warcraft. They can easily be seen marching through the streets or patrolling the surrounding lands. The tolerance for Alliance life is zero and they arent asking questions. Its a beat first and beat some more later relationship.

I joined this guild in mid 2010 during the lich king xpac on my Blood Elf Paladin Alladdin and quickly fell in love with the way things were going. I was currently in the US Army and would often qeue up for a few battlegrounds with guildmates on my lunch break. The other members were constantly role-playing and there was ALWAYS something going on. I really began to become a dedicated member after my first raid on the Alliance city Stormwind. Which lasted about an hour and a half it was hilarious bc we all met together at the small little town outside and began to get some attention after a few low level alliance toons were bombarded with 50+ Horde maxed out killing the Alliance NPCs.

After a few excursions we attempted to walk our way into the front gates but with all the attention we drew from the previous battles the Alliance overwhelmed us causing a retreat and our leaders came up with an alternative entry plan bc we were not about to give up that easy. We regrouped on a mountain to the east and flew in careful of the flying guards and landed on a building close to the docks and just started picking off NPCs and anyone who dare target us. Descending to the streets we made our way through the city wreaking havoc at every corner.

Sylvannus Cosplay by http://mishtaringwaltz.deviantart.com/
Sylvannus Cosplay by http://mishtaringwaltz.deviantart.com/

It became quite hilarious when we all holed up inside the orphanage for a short duration and discussed what the plan was and if we were going to attempt to run back through and pick up our members who had died in the onslaught. Time was of the essence and if you didnt live long enough to make it close to the orphanage by the time we bolted out then you were just a sad lost puppy.

The actual full retreat I cant really recall but we spent quite a numerous amount of time in the alleyways by the train station and even in the station fighting the endless wave after wave of Alliance SCUM. Hahahaha. My first raid was a glorious success and really helped me to make the bonds necessary to make rank and become a more prominent member.

I was last promoted to Soldier which is literally nothing to brag about but I thought it was very cool being a full member of the biggest guild and best guild on maelstrom. If I could ever get some more members I would definitely want to use HSF as my model and go from there.

So TY all members of HSF you made it great for me and even though I dont play WoW anymore I wish you all the best!

Video by an Alliance guild who got fed up with being raided

The Leisurely Poboy Rift Review

The Leisurely Poboy Rift Review

Having played countless hours of Rift in my past I have once again picked up the torch to defend the realm Telara. After a leave of absence that spanned about a year I have jumped back into the action that is RIFT. A game that is seemingly free to play and actually very fun.

fanart by http://der-reiko.deviantart.com/
fanart by http://der-reiko.deviantart.com/

Rift is a fantasy MMO that connects players with other gamers to battle forces from other planes of reality.-GameSpot

In geology, a rift is a linear zone where the Earth’s crust and lithosphere are being pulled apart and is an example of extensional tectonics.-Wikipedia

In this game which is very much like WoW if you have ever played, but very different in its lore and gameplay, you are one of the MANY people who can save the world by venturing throughout the lands helping others and closing the RIFTs that have come forth causing chaos and mayhem in the world of Telara.

I actually really enjoy how this game has a model that the world is always in a constant crisis and it is up to you to bring an end to any one situation. Of course you can always team up with others in a public group but its not needed in every situation though it is nice to gain the upper hand and receive the extra awards that come with going further into RIFTs.

I play a cleric and recently reached level 47 on a PVP realm of which I wont name but will state that I chose this bc of my love for world PVP. I also run a guild of which is too young to even mention but I am fairly certain I will obtain some new members and we will make our way up the ranks in RIFT guild.dom.. LOL.

fanart by http://hirooyuuki.deviantart.com/
fanart by http://hirooyuuki.deviantart.com/

There are many facets of interaction that other MMO’s may not have available including the instant adventure. Which throws you into a specific area using the mentor level if it is lower than your own level and has you complete quests with a party of anywhere between 2-some strange number I cant find. This method of leveling is extremely fast combined with in game experience modifiers. Also the RIFT name of the game is a constant battle cross faction with other worldly being that if left unchecked can completely wreck the map and the area you may be trying to quest in.

Other aspects of the game include being free to play. The level grind can be somewhat long if you are not used to mmorpg’s but I find it accordingly decent in order to properly learn how to play the many different areas of your class. PVP in this game is less structured than that of the competitive LoL but is very fun and can be very challenging with a vast amount of spells and abilities to be used a new player may find themselves in awe to anyone who can successfully maneuver the characters full potential.

Overall I really prefer this game to WoW. I used to play WoW and I became bored with the way things were heading in that game. As far as MMORPG’s go I would really recommend this game to anyone who enjoys them and is looking for something more than what WoW has to offer.

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CONS: pay to win? well you definitely have to pay in order to have access to convenience. Not exactly something that would make you a winner but in order to sell anything on AH you have to buy in. I will hold off on spending my money until im sure that I want to dedicate that time into this game.