It has come to my attention that this sever is lacking the volume of PvP that it should have considering the size and popularity of the server. I know that people will nitpick certain aspects of the PvP mechanics here, factions, or Order/Chaos for the reasons why PvP is suffering...but I am a firm believer that there are many people who are sitting on the sidelines but are put off to try to PvP for reasons such as they are not good at it, they have never tried, they don't know how, etc... For this reason I am starting a new Guild that's main purpose is to introduce players to PvP slowly and build their confidence by teaching them how to do things such as 1) Create or Fine-tune a template for PvP 2) Set up basic hot keys for their template 3) Set up basic-advanced macros for PvP 4) Understanding the mechanics of PvP 5) How to cross heal, survive a dump, synch, and mana management 6) How to 5X, 7X, 2vs2, 4vs4, fight outnumbered, & survival tactics 7) How to use YOUR template best Plus more! The basic premise of the guild will be to take a person, teach them all they need to know to make them proficient at PvP, and graduate them to go on and join a Faction, another PvP Guild, or forge their own path. Perhaps some will join to learn to better defend themselves from Pk's, and some will go on to practice and become the most renowned PvPers on the server. But the guild is not intended to become a permanent home for players. You may stay as long as you feel the need or as long as you are working to better yourself, but the guild will not function as a normal PvP guild, it will be nothing but a training grounds. It is not intended to take up the place of your current guild or all of your time. There will be scheduled classes you can plan around as well as constant availability to train if you so desire. I hope to have many events that will enlist the participation of other PvP guilds and PvPers of the community for training purposes, and no I won't ask them to take it easy on you! So what qualifications do you need? Simple. 1) Have enough UO experience to know your way around the basics of the game, if you are new to UO please see Jebidiah and the [NEW] guild. http://uorforum.com/threads/new-player-clan-new.6092/ 2) Have a useable template with decent skill values. This does not mean you need a 7x GM character but you don't need to be fizzling energy bolts as well. 3) Use Razor and only Razor. Any use of illegal 3rd party programs will get you banned from the guild, publicly humiliated, and reported to staff. You don't need them to be good. 4) Have enough funds to supply yourself with reagents, weapons, potions, etc...PvP can get expensive so it's best to have some gold in the bank 5) Have a positive, respectful attitude and willingness to learn. You will be working with me and others. A positive reinforcement atmosphere is the only one I will tolerate. 6) You must be willing to use voice comms. It's not necessary to speak but you must be at least able to listen 7) Use IRC for ease of mass communication for the guild. There are many free irc programs available, I suggest www.mirc.com Pretty simple huh? Like I said before you can join to learn as little or as much as you would like and to gain step by step experience and introduction into the awesome world of UO PvP. If you're interested in taking part in this then please pm me with the following information: 1) Character name 2) Template. Please give specific skill values. 3) Stats 4) PvP experience level 5) Timezone and times you play. I hope to hear from you soon. The guild will be opening recruitment to the stone on Monday 8/18/14. If you have any questions feel free to contact me. If you've ever thought about PvP now is the best time to get involved, CTF is just around the corner!