Imperium [NA] - Trade/Mercenary Focused | Restricted Recruitment
Guild Name: Imperium
Website: Imperium Website
Recruitment Discord: https://discord.gg/kbN3fdM
Leader: Alyx (Freelancer)
Focus: Large-Scale PvP, Arena Teams, Crafting, Market Profiteering, Progression Raiding
Timezone: NA EST. Scheduled blocks from 6PM to 9PM, 9PM to 12PM, and 12PM to 3AM. All EST.
Size: We are aiming for a full 300 man active roster, pending the cap stays 300 per Intrepid.
Thank you for venturing into our thread and taking a quick look! We are still working out official little tidbits here and there - but one thing is certain: we have structure and logistics - and we're looking for future mayors, warriors, traders, and generally success-driven players. This guild is the creation of recent successful guilds in the last MMOs coming together to bring out the best of both their experiences, as well as fresh new faces from abroad.
When it comes to pre-alpha, no other guild is as involved with the community as we are - across wikis, podcasts, and more – we provide both our own members and the community at-large with content weekly. Before even looking at the guild, we'd like to invite you to some of our many projects such as the Ashes of Creation Wiki, or our critically acclaimed podcast "Tales of Creation". We are hard at work at other public projects too, such as our AoC Discord Bot and Skill Builder App.
The community that founded this "guild":
Legacy Gaming(teamlegacy.net) Legacy is an experienced gaming community boasting 7+ years topping competitive PvP charts, clearing world firsts, and explosive member growth. From their humble beginnings in Warhammer Online to their most recent dominance in Black Desert Online, Legacy Gaming has continually grown and is now one of the most fierce competitors in the MMO scene. Wherever competitive pvp resides in MMOs, Legacy tries their best to be involved in it, and as everyone knows, AoC is where it's soon to be. More on their history, charter and expectations is found on their website. These two communities combine to meet and complement each other's focuses and strengths, allowing for a very comprehensive and multifaceted guild.
While the Legacy Community makes up for the core (coming from Veritas, etc) it is not a requirement to be a part of the community actions. We are not one of those guilds who say "you need to be proactive in the community". We figure if you want to join or be active in community events, you will after time. If you want to be a hermit and just focus on the game with us, that's cool too. Some of our best players are hermit-nerds and we wouldn't have it any other way.
Rank Structure (WIP)
Member - Can be listed an "Active" or "Inactive". New recruits usually.
Core - Someone fully-linked into our Discord and DKP/Spreadsheets
Lead - A delegate to an officer, overseeing a group of players.
Officer - Individuals that oversee events live, manage leads and their squads.
Council - Active volunteers of the entire guild roster who give opinions and help with direction of the guild.
GMs - The lead of the guild.
Why Join Imperium?Whether a PvPer, PvEer, Crafter, or similar - we offer features found nowhere else in other guilds. It is also why over so many MMOs we have the highest retention of players compared to so many others who never make it longterm.
PvP Guild Features:
SquadsSquads are the “guilds within the guild” of Imperium. Squads can have members from all guilds alike. They are given their own voice channels, ranks, icons, and more. Being that Imperium as a whole is a very large guild, squads give players the option of being able to hide out and hang with friends, without feeling forced to be a part of the zerg in a single channel. We encourage small-group play with squads, and go even further to encourage squads to specialize in unique tactics and more.
Callers and RespectOur guild is led by a myriad of highly-known and respected callers. Simply put – they speak the language needed to get the job done. We cut no corners when it comes to more serious contested content, and consider it a duty to serve our members with a no-nonsense approach. Spend a half-hour with any of our commanders and you will quickly see why our roster remains static and hyped for the next confrontation.
Siege SpecialistsThrough every game we have played, our biggest strengths have always been on display with macro-managed combat. Our members include some of the most strategic minds around, and in every MMO we’ve encountered we have been on the cutting edge of siege strategies. Due to the way our attendance and reward systems work, we are able to have consistently the largest showing of a roster than most any other guild on our servers.
Arena FocusOur guilds have historically had a lot of pride in our arena rankings and individual player ability. While we believe in force of numbers as a utility as well, we have yet to meet guilds who excel in small scale combat at the level we do, whether it be 5v5, 10v10 or more. We run monthly tournaments at minimum for our members, requiring each to attend and rank themselves among others in the guild. We do this not only for general rank placement, but to establish respect towards those in the guild who deserve it.
Detailed Comps and TrainingWe run specific builds and require members to have particular sets of gear and skills for varied events. While we remember to have fun, we do not accept lack of coordination and execution as an excuse for failure. All members train consistently in their specs with class leads overlooking progress. Even as a newer player, consistent progress and attendance ensures a spot in the roster. We tolerate little ignorance to situation awareness and expect common sense.
PvP and RanksThe ranks of the members are determined strictly by their capability in PvP, over anything else. As you advance in arenas and open world PvP you are given options to test yourself against higher ranks, and in turn, earn more prestigious titles. For most, we simiply judge ranks through a “challenge” and “tournament” setup, where simply challenging and beating a higher-ranked player of your class earns you the right to take their rank, bumping them down to where you were.
PvE Guild Features:
Integrated PvE Profiles
We offer integrations custom coded by our own members that allow us to sync spreadsheets with our Teamspeak and Discord chats seamlessly. For example you can type “/profile” and pull up a detailed profile of your stats anytime. If you missed last night’s run, he can type “/lastnight” and see who was there, what dropped, and far more. We have these commands integrated into a myriad of spreadsheets – the ultimate syncing of Teamspeak, Discord, and Google Docs.
Static Scheduled RaidsOur raiding and dungeon teams fall into “A” and “B” teams. “A team” is our primary hardcore-driven progression group. In raids, they are funneled resources and respect to get the job done, both to benefit the guild in reputation and possible needed gear. Our “B” team consists of individuals who are a bit more relaxed and wish to see content and enjoy the game. Dungeon groups are also formed with similar structure.
Dedicated Crafting NetworksOur guild features extremely in-depth spreadsheets covering crafting, the markets, and more. We have “groups” on Discord who focus on various crafts, and even offer an internal auction house system for member-to-member bulk trades. You can capitalize on the economy by putting in “buy/sell orders” to maximize profits and efficiency. We treat dedicated crafters with the highest respect and give economists the tools they need.
Attendance TrackingWe run events daily, tracked by a calendar that allows you to plan ahead and RSVP when necessary. This is integrated into Google for us, allowing you to sync the events to your smartphone easily, and alert you when it is time. Events are separated into minor/major events, which determines whether attendance is required or just recommended. Accountability is key to performance in our raiding structure. All of this is fully-integrated into Discord for even further tracking, especially for those without a smartphone.
DKP and LootBeing simply in Discord at the start of an event will count as contribution towards the event. Being there as well during the completion of an event will also net a certain (greater) about of contribution. Contribution is tracked via DKP using algorithms on a spreadsheet. We also track GPP (Gold per player) to track events that are involving generating gold for the guild. All of these numbers are in use for not determining loot, but eligibility to bid.
Loot DistributionIn short, when a weapon or armor piece drops, the DKP tables specific to the boss are pulled and the individuals present are sorted by top 5 or top 10, based on DKP. The top individuals are then given the ability to bid on the loot, with a starting value. The bidding is blind, and the winner is announced. The winning bidder forfeits a set amount of DKP and his winning bid. It’s all simple in practice – attend official events, get guaranteed loot/currency.
Closing Notes:You can learn a lot more by joining our discord and browsing through our community sites. The three most important things to know are:
1) We have been around a long time with the same names - we were not created just for this MMO out of a whim, and have refined our guild over many mmos. We know what it takes to continue getting top ranks and "firsts". Simply put, we won't be wasting your time.
2) We invite both casual and hardcore players, PvE and PvP alike. We do not treat hardcore as any more important than casual. That said there are scenarios that call for both.
3) We feel we offer one of the most active AoC guilds around, and invite you to come join and see for yourself. From parents to memers, we have them all. With hundreds of members (really) you can feel like you are actually in an active guild.
Joining up:If you or your group of friends are interested, pop into Discord and let us know. Challenge yourself to ask us tough questions, see what we have to offer, shop around other guilds, and let us know what you think. If your attitude is "I really want to have the freedom to do this amazing xx idea" - you're probably the type of person we want. That said, if you just want to fight alongside friends and have a good time, there is most definitely a home for you as well.
Discord : https://discord.gg/kbN3fdM
We will see you in Ashes of Creation!