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State of the Chapter: December (0)

December 9th, 2012 by , under Guild Wars 2.

This is the December roundup for Shining Force's Guild Wars 2 Chapter!

Following in the precedent of the WoW chapter back in the day, I decided to bring back the tradition and roundup what's been going on in the Guild Wars 2 chapter. Lots of exciting changes have occurred very recently in this new addition to the Shining Force community. Lets start off with some new changes to Chapter policy.

Shining Force hit the ground running with Guild Wars 2. We knew right off the bat that we wanted to take things very slowly for this game, especially after what happened with the dismal performance of Star Wars: The Old Republic. Within two months the chapter had basically fallen to pieces due to a general abandonment not only of SF members but also the general player base. While the reasons behind this failure warrant another post, needless to say those things have NOT happened in Guild Wars 2.

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Holding the Gap (0)

November 14th, 2012 by , under Guild Wars 2.

First off, thanks to everyone who came out for our WvWvW Guild night on Tuesday, it was a blast. The highlight of the battle-filled night was when we claimed and then fortified Mendon's Gap, deep within Blackgate's territory. At one point, we were forced to hold off a huge zerg of Blackgate players who came to reclaim their tower and wasted no time in setting up siege on the hill across from us.  It was a close battle, but we were eventually able to break them, thanks in large part to Obby and Mokey who were counter-sieging them with our own Trebuchet and catapult within the tower. Eventually the overwhelming Blackgate numbers managed to push out of Mendon's Gap, but by then we had already gained three ticks worth of points from it and those of us who were left retired to the jumping puzzle to cause further havoc there.

The Shining Force Guild Wars 2 chapter is steamrolling ahead with its expansion plans. We've recently adopted over 10 new recruits and a mini guild has agreed to merge with us for more domination. Tonight Shining Force ran its first guild event in World versus World. The focus was on teaching and educating our newer players on the nuances of WvW combat. With our very own Commander (congrats Shortes!) S*F ran amuck in the Eternal Battlegrounds hitting deep behind enemy lines and taking siege camp and dolyaks from enemies deep behind their lines.

Our initial effort at sneaking into a fully upgraded Blackgate tower met with near success. We used supply stolen from a nearby camp and constructed three catapults to take down the wall of Mendons Keep to 30%. Luck was not on our side, however, and unfortunately 2 Blackgate Invaders stumbled across our siege. They quickly rallied the entire Blackgate zerg force of over 50 and steamrolled the valiant Shining Force effort.

We quickly moved on and assisted in the taking of several keeps, largely to our hit and run tactics, were able to move Stormbluff Isle into 2nd place for the week. With our score secured, we moved our efforts into the jumping puzzle in the Eternal Battlegrounds. Against 2 large organized forces of Jade Quarry and Blackgate Invaders, we are able to not only defeat those camping the entrance looking for easy kills, but also to pull down those camping at the top of the puzzle. With the enemy out of the way, our educational WvW tour taught all of the new players how to get to the top!

All involved had a great time during the 6 hour stretch that we ran. Laughs were had, lessons learned and countless enemies grew to respect the prowess of the newest Shining Force chapter.

A Taste of World Vs. World (0)

October 5th, 2012 by , under Guild Wars 2.

Earlier this week several of us made it into the Eternal Battlegrounds and we began an epic night filled with PvP action. Of particular note, we were involved in the taking Durios Gulch back from HoD and then proceeded to defend and fully upgrade the tower which we had claimed for S*F.  Special thanks to Genocalype, Jay Sylkleaf, Big Bozo and Scree for helping with the seige and supply runs!

Guild Wars 2 is Here! (0)

September 4th, 2012 by , under Guild Wars 2.

Well I'm a little late on this post, but Guild Wars 2 was released last week to hordes of excited players. Several existing S*F members picked up the game and along with friends have been playing on the Stormbluff Isle server. I think most would agree with me, that while the game still has a few minor issues to iron out, it is on a whole excellent and will most likely define how MMO's are made in the future. I hope that more old and new members alike will continue to pick up the game and join us for the awesomeness that is GW2.