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ETHOS
Established in January 2005 soon after the launch of Everquest 2, SotD has had a very rich history of bringing together like minded, mature friends, in many virtual worlds. From and early start, SotD almost closed it's doors in 2006 when those who originally created the guild left the game. A few new leaders took on the mantle of responsibility for the EQ2 guild and it soon flourished again. Since then, through the passion of the SotD community, it has gone on to become a strong gaming community based on 3 key simple values.

- Act with Maturity.  This is not related to age, but to a mindset.
- Be present in the guild.  You join a guild to be part of something greater.
- No drama.  On the most part we all pay to play these games as escapism, not to add drama and stress to our lilves.  Don't do it.


GUILDS OF SOTD
A brief account of the guilds SotD have participated in. While our members will have tried many other games in MMO land, these are guilds that have had, or still have, a highly active community within them, striving to achieve as a team.

- Everquest 2 : Jan 2005 - CURRENT (Guild is still active, but a gathering of friends now, not really run as a formal guild)
- World of Warcraft : 2006 - 2008
- Vanguard : Jan 2007 - April 2010
- Age of Conan : May 2008 - Nov 2009
- Warhammer : Aug 2008 - June 2010
- Rift : Feb 2011 - December 2012
- Star Wars - The Old Republic : Dec 2011 - CURRENT
- The Secret World : Aug 2012 - Aug 2013
- Guild Wars 2 : December 2012 - March 2013
- Everquest Landmark : Feb 2014 - Sept 2014
- Pantheon : Rise of the Fallen - Eagerly anticipated to bring back the challenge and reward the modern MMO is lacking.

Above all, we are a community that values participation.  We operate on a motto of "Help, and be helped !!".  If this sounds like the guild for you, look us up in our current games or just say hi here.  You might want to bring your experience as a leader to SotD and help shape the guild's future or you might be interested in being a player as part of the team.  Or.... you might be looking at purchasing your 1st ever MMO and want an online family to stand with you....

Whatever your path, we hope to see you soon

 
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Guild first ! Nefra is no more

by Xzen*, 4 days ago

Nice job tonight taking down the first boss in Dread Fortress HM.

I believe this is the first time we have even attempted to kill it, after a surprisingly good first pull where we got it down to about 20%, it took a few more dodgy pulls before Lleannor and I figured that if we started healing it might work better. One nicely controlled fight later and Nefra was down.

 

Well done all, looking forward to trying some more of this zone.

Macc

(Xara: Here is my screen of the kill - sorry about the hud and quality - not used to taking screenies :P)

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Operator IX and Kephess are down (again)

by Xzen*, 39 days ago

Nice work tonight everyone!

It's been a while since we've been able to seriously tackle some HM Ops other than EV and KP, due to lack of numbers, so it was amazing tonight to head back into Terror from Beyond picking up from where we left off on Tuesday, to take down Operator IX after a few pulls and then to show Kephess the Undying who was boss image We even managed a couple of pulls on the final boss. Though that wasn't pretty, I'm looking forward to heading back there for a serious effort.

I'd like to welcome 2 new members to our raid team, Oxali & Exa. Both of whom have raided a lot in the past, so I welcome their experience and hope you both soon feel at home here.

We now may find ourselves in the position of having too many people wanting to raid on any given night, so please see the following post which describes new sign up procedures and what we will do in the event of too many sign ups.

http://shadowsofthedragon.guildlaunch.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=11694364&gid=413266

 

Cheers all !

Macc

 

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Clearing the Dread

by Xzen*, 214 days ago

Dread Fortress and Dread Palace cleared on SM tonight - well done all.

That last boss encounter in Palace tonight was awesome - 1 pull was all it took! Considering we were only going to have a quick pull to check the fight out ready for next time, it was a truly amazing kill.

 

That only leaves us Ravages and Temple of Sacrifice left to tackle on SM - I'm sure we'll make short work of them too as we are (to coin a phrase from Karo) Amazeballs !

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Karaggas HM cleared

by Xzen*, 220 days ago

This is the first time we've cleared KP HM, since the new expac. DPS was on the limit for this kill, with one attempt so close with only 2000 hit points on Karagga before we wiped - 2000! That's a single ability, even my basic attack does more than that,m and I'm a healer !. Agonizingly close, it just goes to show, every little bit really does help.

Eventually Grer kindly offered to swap to his DPS alt, and we took him down 1st try with time to spare.

Well done all :)

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EV HM XRR-3 We came, we saw, we kicked it's shiny metal ass!

by Xzen*, 231 days ago

And then we killed everything else. This is only the 2nd time we have delved into HM Ops zones, since the recent update. The 1st time wasn't so successful, but this time we were better prepared, and really showed them what we're made of. It took 3 or 4 pulls on the first boss Annihilation Droid XRR-3, but once we got a few extra augments in place and the healers started to multi-task and dishing out a bit of dps (let's face it, that's really what turned the tide in our favor - yes, the healers are the real hero's !!), we took him down with time to spare on the enrage timer.

The rest of the zone was ours for the taking. Apart from a minor issue on the SOA due to lag, the 2nd pull we took it straight down.

 

Bring on Kragga !!

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