Which World are you playing on?
We are playing on the World: Aurora Glade
We do not have any kind of rules, but we use a recruitment policy. This is common sense for most mature players, but we still like to display a few so you can understand that we are serious, mature players, who respect other players. Ofcourse anyone not following the guidelines will be dealt with, but even without this people should be following them, simply because it's just common sense. Ofcourse you have to take this all with a grain of salt, we're not elitist, hardcore gamers. We're casual, relaxed and laidback. Don't let the word "serious" scare you now!
- Our main language is English, you need to understand it, and be able to speak it.
- No foul language in chats, this means guild chat, global chat and ofcourse on the forums.
- Do not provoke people or be disrespectful in any chat in-game or on forums.
Q : What exactly is the Touch of Darkness? :
A : The Touch of Darkness is a guild made by two Guild Wars lovers, who also happen to be lovers in real life. Veni and Hardist, Judit and Ron, decided to create their own guild for their favorite game Guild Wars 2, after having been in several guilds/kins in their other favorite MMO, LOTRO. They were not able to find a suitable guild/kin in LOTRO and decided to create their own guild this time to make sure everything would be organised, unlike in all the other guilds/kins they've been in, in their previous favorite MMO.
Q : What do you do as a guild? :
A : We do plenty of stuff, basically everything that you can find in this game, we do. Crafting, Dungeons, Fractals, Player versus Player, World vs World, for fun or for loot that we seek, questing, exploring, killing, and so on. Also, we love helping out other members of our guild with their storyline instances or anything they need in general. We like to explore any kind of aspect that you can find in this game. The map is big, and there's lots to be found in Tyria. In short, we PvE, PvP, WvW and anything that is related with that. Living Story is something we also love doing, all the achievements, and ofcourse guild missions.
Q : What is your leading experience? :
A : Ron has always been a leader, in every game he has played. Quake III Arena, Call of Duty 4, LOTRO and now Guild Wars 2. Ron has lead some very successfull clans for both Quake III Arena and Call of Duty 4, and he's also played with some professional players, still active in those games today. No need to brag, but just wanted to point it out. We know how to lead a guild, because we know how to respect our members, and we also listen to them, which is the most important aspect of a guild / being in a guild in our opinion. Judit has been an Officer in various games and has some good leading experience aswell. Together Ron and Judit form a great team with some great leadership experience.
Q : Guild background and facts? :
A : We have lead successfull guilds/kins before in LOTRO, so we do have experience on how to set up a successfull guild. When we just started up this guild, and when it was very fresh and young, people started to join us quick. We had to remove a couple of players due to not representing the guild and never responding to whispers, unfortunately, those kind of things. But that is the most important aspect of any guild, to be able to trust and rely on each other, listen to each other and respect each other, not so much the hardcore raiding or playing itself, but moreover the communication. Don't worry, we will play lots of dungeons and kill lots of stuff alongside with you, while exploring new area's within Guild Wars 2. We are just more of a casual / laid back family-like guild.
Q : Do you have any Calendar or Event Planner? :
A : Yes, we do. That is the short answer. We are using our own created guild manager. Everyone can add and edit events here and sign up for them. Ofcourse we're not strict with this, if you signed up but cannot make it to an event, because real life came first, that is ofcourse not an issue at all, because real life does come first. And ofcourse we are planning everything, dungeons, fractals, missions, social events, wvw events, and spvp events. So you won't be bored when joining this guild, we can assure you.
Q : How is your activity as a guild? :
A : We are very active as a whole, we're playing dungeons on a daily basis, PvE-ing and WvW-ing also on almost a daily basis, and we're organising Guild Events, both Social Events and other events such as dungeon/fractal runs and guild missions. We also have three guild leaders and one officer who help maintaining the guild and helping people where they can. With over 50 members right now we feel like we are more than halfway to our goal, which is about 75 members in total. After that, we will close down recruitment for a while to see if our desired number is right for the guild, if not, we will re-open recruitment again for new players to have a chance to join. But we're not there yet, and recruitment is fully open right now!
Q : What are you looking for in new players? :
A : First of all, we are looking for people who can respect others. This is the most important part in this guild, respect. Next, we are looking for active players, it's not as imporant as any of the other parts, but when you are active, we can get to know each other better, especially when you're active on teamspeak, in- or outside of the game. You do need to be friendly, not grumpy all the time, and ofcourse we're looking for mature players. Age does not matter, as long as you are mature, but we do aim to recruit players who are over 21 years old. Your trial in this guild could take a few weeks or up to months longer depending on how it goes and how active you are, and it can take as short as a few days. Most importantly, any level is welcome, we do not discriminate and tell people they need to be a certain level in order to be able to join us. Also, any race and profession is welcome. Fact is, in practice if you are social and fun to hang around with, you often make it easily into this guild as a full member.
Q : How does your recruitment process work? :
A : You will have to fill out our recruiting template which will help you in getting accepted into the guild. You will remain a recruit untill we decide you can be a full member, this can take maybe two weeks, but also could take up to months. There is no set time for this process, since it will take longer if you aren't online that much, but if you are very active and helpfull, mature, friendly, and we see the potential, you might become a member faster. What does a member get what recruits do not get?
- We do not look different at recruits or members. Everyone is the same in this guild and whatever rank you are within the guild, everyone is equal and will be treaten the same as anyone else. Ofcourse some have more "power" than others, but that does not mean they can abuse that power. The only benefit that "regular guild members" have over "recruits", is that they have a higher rank and they are a full member, which means we have accepted you into the guild.
Why are we doing things like this? It's simple, because everyone is the same and everyone is equal, everyone is a human being with feelings, and we do not want to treat people different from each other. Once you are a recruit, and you are friendly and social, you are most likely going to become a full member aswell. So don't worry too much.
Q : How can I apply for this guild? :
A : It's very easy, and it takes only seconds, minutes or however long you might want to. We do not care if you post a few short answers, but obviously you will not get accepted immediately like this. You can use our application form to leave your signature for us. We will review your application, investigate if and where needed, and contact you again, usually in-game. Simply answer the questions and keep an eye online if you're getting any whispers to see if you got accepted or not. You do need to register an account on the forums before you can fill out the template though. Have any questions first? No problem, contact us in-game, below are our details.
You can make your application here.
Server / World: Aurora Glade
In-Game Names: Veninum Lapidum and/or Hardist