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OFFICIAL GW2 GAISCIOCH SERVER: Sanctum of Rall - Memorial for Roger on Sept 5th @ 6PM PST

By:

Foghladha
Ceannard na Arach
GW2: Foghladha.2506 ESO: @Foley

Posted On: 07/09/2012 at 10:20 AM

Official Gaiscioch Server
Sanctum of Rall

A Server In Memory of Roger "Oldroar" Rall. This server will be our home for the next few years and we will encourage all to roleplay, participate in wvwvw and pve objectives and invite everyone to participate in as many guilds as they like. We plan to make this an unreal server experience. Be sure to join us for BWE3 on our new home.

Official Memorial Save-The-Date
Remembering Roger "Oldroar" Rall

For those that knew him we will be holding a Memorial in his honor on Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 @ 6PM PST in Guild Wars 2 at Shaemoor Garrison, Queensdale on the "Sanctum of Rall" server. 

The Legacy
Who Was Roger "Oldroar" Rall?

For those that played Warhammer Online on Badlands or Phoenix Throne, or called Faeblight home in the early months of RIFT's existence, Oldroar was a voice you could not ignore. He lead armies into battle, created hundreds of memories for any that followed and held family values higher than any man we had ever encountered. He was a role model, a hero, an inspiration to many.

His legacy lives on through all of us. Whether you were his ally or his foe, you knew his calm stature in battle. Last September, our hero passed on leaving his wife Karen, and several thousand virtual children and grand children behind. His passing was not easy for any of us. It was sudden and unexpected.

In his final months with us he spoke of the pastures green in Guild Wars 2. He proclaimed it was the natural successor of DAOC and Warhammer Online and that it would finally be the home we've been searching for all along. He spent much of his time researching Guild Wars 2, posting video's and articles of the games progress and speaking with the eldership on forming a branch within this title. He was the inspiration that made us first contact ArenaNet about Guild Wars 2 and from that has built a lasting relationship between the Gaiscioch Family and the Developers of Guild Wars 2.

My Grandmother once told me that a man's legacy is not held in what he owned at his time of death. Cars, boats, houses, all the money in the world instantly evaporates upon your exit from this life. None of it matters. Your Legacy is held within the people you impact in your lifetime. The lives you save, the lives you change, and the lives you bring to this world. Roger has changed many of us. His legacy did not die when he left this world. He passed it on to us, trusting that we would pass it on to generations to come. It began as a little wave and has rippled through all of us. It is now up to us, to make his legacy known and pass it on to others.

A Call to Arms
In Loving Memory of Roger "Oldroar" Rall

For those that knew him, we were changed by him. For those that did not meet him, you know him through those who have. Roger "Oldroar" Rall was the father and granddad of hundreds of our kin and to those who followed him into battle. His "Voice" spoke in kindness and calmness even in the heat of battle. He was loving, caring, and compassionate. 

Roger changed our family, changed the way we lead, the way we listened, gave us patience, and taught us to lead in kindness. He was the icon of what we should become as fathers and lovers. He loved, he shared, he became legend in all of us.

Today is the day, where we stand and fight to make him a legend forever. His love for Guild Wars 2 and the high hopes he had for it was what put it on our radar as an expansion. His last months were devoted to researching and bringing information to our family. His passion for Guild Wars 2 excited anyone who listened. If it was not for Roger "Oldroar" Rall we may have overlooked Guild Wars 2 completely. 

Today I ask all of you to share your story of Roger "Oldroar" Rall with the team at ArenaNet. Tell them why they should name a server after this legendary man who gave it all in the end to helping plan the families next great adventure. If you knew Oldroar share a battle you once fought, share his commitment to Guild Wars 2, his hopes, his desires. Speak his voice and let it be known. Today we have the power to make his "Voice" become legend among the Guild Wars 2 community. 

We're in the final hours, before the official server list is announced and now is the time to strike. Give ArenaNet reason to dedicate a server to him, and we as family will see to it that that server never dies. 

When Writing Be Sure To:

  • Include your name, and Guild Wars 2 account email address (If Available)
  • Include the name of your guild, clan, or family.

If you can, please include:

  • Your favorite memory or story of Oldroar
  • A mention his commitment to Guild Wars 2
  • Something your really excited about seeing in Guild Wars 2
  • An explanation of why you feel a server named after him would be justified.

Please Mail All Letters:

ArenaNet, Inc.
c/o Martin Kerstein
3180 139th Ave SE
5th Floor
Bellevue, WA 98005

To Learn More About Roger "Oldroar" Rall and how he touched so many of our lives see:

Any support we can get even if you did not know him well or at all would mean a lot to us and to Oldroars Legacy.

 

Stories of Oldroar

"Will not forget all those Warhammer raids, Oldroar the Swordmaster with Musclor the White Lion tearing up with style all over the lands. He was always in the frontline and always looking how to help the team. We drifted a bit in Rift, but I am 100% sure he stayed the same, because I believe, in his essence, OldroarSM is really: Oldroar. You will be missed, friend"
- Musclor, Oct. 14. 2011

"Thank you for everything buddy. R.I.P. You will be missed."
- Docroc, Oct. 07. 2011

"Such a kind and generous man. Oldroar had the heart and courage of a true champion. His wonderful voice, sense of humor and wisdom will be sorely missed on guild vent. To travel down the road with this man, into battle, was a true honor. We all so mourn his passing. His family can take comfort in knowing Roger's life touched so many others--he leaves behind so many, many friends. Oldroar represented the true heart and values of Gaiscioch. 'Suaimhneas siorai da acram'"
- Gaelan, Oct. 05. 2011

"Old was a great guy. He would speak from his heart, and you just had to listen. You'll be missed Old. Will see ya up there."
- Vengful, Oct. 05. 2011

"I spent a lot of time in vent and running along with Oldroar as one of the warband leaders in Warhammer. He was awesome at how he brought people together and made sure they had fun right along with him. He cared for those he played with and thoroughly enjoyed his time here. I missed seeing him here in Rift since he left before I got back with the family, but I won't forget all the times from Warhammer. He lives on in the memories of many."
- Briseadh, Oct. 05. 2011

"Rest in Peace old friend. We all will miss you Greatly."
- Gypse, Oct. 04. 2011

"Oldroar, Gabe and Gill were the first Gaiscioch members who adopted me when I joined the guild. Oldroar was always supportive and encouraging and protective, giving advice and standing tall whenever things got uncomfortable for others to do so. His sense of honor and proper treatment of others, to always put those you are leading before yourself and your own personal desires, were some of the many characteristics he taught by example. Oldroar's leadership style and advice is what convinced me I had found a long term gaming home in Gaiscioch. I am so very sorry Oldroar is gone now and that I did not get to spend more time with such a terrific person. I will miss him deeply."
- Wildflower, Oct. 04. 2011

"Oldroar! You will be missed my friend. Gaiscioch and gaming in general will not be the same. Thank You for being a great friend."
- Gabale, Oct. 04. 2011

"old was a great guy he was always friendly and had always been nice to me and all the family he was always willing to help out and he was a pleasure to be around "
- Lady, Oct. 04. 2011

"You will be missed buddy. Thanks for always being a truly classy guy even when surrounded by us foul-mouth degenrates."
- Reclis, Oct. 04. 2011

"great job giving us some exposure to scarlet gorge, I found it really helpful to have points of interest as well as just playing follow the leader. "
- Zivah, Mar. 24. 2011

"Old is a great leader and I always look forward to following him into battle. "
- Althalius, Feb. 01. 2011

"I have never had a bad experience with you and often learn from your (old) wisdom. You are kind and helpful which is a wonderful thing in a game based on competition."
- Sistermarie, Jan. 04. 2011

"Always enjoy being in your WB's Old, and appreciate how willing you are to share your vast knowledge. Thank you!"
- Wravyn, Oct. 26. 2010

"Great Job in Praag yesterday. An inspiring performance, was a pleasure to run with you"
- Adjara, Oct. 22. 2010

"Great job!"
- Oooghaa, Oct. 02. 2010

"A great warleader! Whenever he's leading, I am moved to follow him wherever he goes. He always leads us gracefully to victory."
- Eirean, Aug. 05. 2010

"The most courteous, effective, and helpful leader I've encountered in Warhammer Online"
- Radgasken, Jun. 20. 2010

"He make a Fashionable Shadow Warrior :)"
- Xhao, Jun. 18. 2010

"Old has been a great addition and member to the family. His calm demeanor and wisecracks can brighten anyone's day. Great to have you with us."
- Donaliam, Jun. 17. 2010

"Calm, measured, calculating, level-headed and fair. It is always a pleasure to roll in an Oldroar Warband"
- Stoat, Jun. 01. 2010

"its beeb fun playing with you"
- Doctorfixit, May. 20. 2010

» Please Share Your Stories On Oldroar's Profile - These will be placed in a hard bound book and mailed to his wife Karen after his memorial in Guild Wars 2. I am also collecting any pictures and video you have of Oldroar so please send it to: bfoley@gaiscioch.com

Sincerely,

Benjamin "Foghladha" Foley
Ceannard De Gaiscioch Treubh



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"It's not the loot and accolades you walk away with,
it’s the memories and friendships that you cherish forever."
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Member Response:

By:

Foghladha
Ceannard na Arach
GW2: Foghladha.2506 ESO: @Foley

Replied On: 07/09/2012 at 10:30 AM

Please share this page on your Facebook's, Twitters, and Forums where Oldroar may have been seen. We need a title wave. Also please post here that you've sent a letter so I know how many we have sending.

» Edited on: 2012-07-09 10:55:32

"It's not the loot and accolades you walk away with,
it’s the memories and friendships that you cherish forever."
                                                          - Foghladha


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By:

Fraemos
Freiceadan na Sailetheach
GW2: Fraemos.3219

Replied On: 07/09/2012 at 10:57 AM

Wow! I'm sorry I did not get to spend any time with this gift to the world. My condolences.

"Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting 'Holy S@(&%! WHAT A RIDE!!' "

By:

Barbossa
Freiceadan na Sailetheach
GW2: Barbossa.7102

Replied On: 07/09/2012 at 03:29 PM

After reading all the posts to his legacy, I am sad I never had the chance to meet him.

What more of a fitting tribute to have our home in Guild Wars 2 be in his honor.

Semper fidelis. (It's a Marine thing)

Letter and email.

I used these email addresses:

press@arena.net
community@arena.net

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By:

Moxie
Lorgair
GW2: Moxie.9750

Replied On: 07/10/2012 at 12:39 PM

Letter sent!! I never got to know Oldroar all that well, but I was in one of his groups during the early days of The Telara Saga, and you could just tell he was a real treasure. I really hope this works. :)

I don’t always run away from a fight, but when I do, I run with Logan Thackeray. Keep running, my friends!

By:

Breannan
Seaimpin
GW2: TheLakeWitch.6149

Replied On: 07/10/2012 at 06:11 PM

Posted a note on the BIOWare Badland forums directing them to the information, without going into great detail - I would lose it if a troll overstepped it's bounds on such a topic.

As for GW2 - I bought it, just to attend - I don't know if I will be playing. It's still hard to run around on Bre .. I tried actually earlier this week when a few wanted to roll order.. just wasn't the same.

I will work on a letter in the morning.

/salute

~Bre / Dokseusss

"Rat ogre throwing a dwarf? I would really like to punch you in the face. -Reclis"

By:

Caledfwlch
Seaimpin na Sailetheach
ESO: @RustedCrown

Replied On: 07/12/2012 at 11:09 PM

Letter sent as well as email.

By:

Foghladha
Ceannard na Arach
GW2: Foghladha.2506 ESO: @Foley

Replied On: 07/16/2012 at 03:56 PM

If ya havent already please be sure to send your letters this week. We need to get as many people as possible writing.

"It's not the loot and accolades you walk away with,
it’s the memories and friendships that you cherish forever."
                                                          - Foghladha


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By:

Vampiresbane
Ard Tiarna na Aracos
GW2: Vampiresbane.6847

Replied On: 07/17/2012 at 04:22 PM

Wrote mine up just now. Sending it in the mail tomorrow.

By:

Hex
Laoch na Fhiaigh
GW2: Hex.6489

Replied On: 07/18/2012 at 03:19 AM

Amazing news. I am so happy, a fitting name.

User submitted image Click on my sig, I dare you!

By:

Donaliam
Draoi na Aracos
GW2: Donaliam.8325 ESO: @Donaliam

Replied On: 07/18/2012 at 08:14 AM

That is great news. we got a server named in honor of Oldroar.

By:

Moxie
Lorgair
GW2: Moxie.9750

Replied On: 07/18/2012 at 08:29 AM

This is AMAZING, and has completely turned around an otherwise yucky day. Is this something that we can share with others outside the family?

I don’t always run away from a fight, but when I do, I run with Logan Thackeray. Keep running, my friends!

By:

Caledfwlch
Seaimpin na Sailetheach
ESO: @RustedCrown

Replied On: 07/18/2012 at 08:38 AM

That is such great news! I am so excited! This will make the memorial that much more special.

By:

Prissy
Draoi na Iolair
GW2: Prissie.6582 ESO: @PerfectPrissy

Replied On: 07/18/2012 at 09:40 AM

Sneaked inot my YAHOO mail at work and read the news - tears rolled down my cheeks and of course I had to share it with all my workmates who think I am nuts but thought it was neat anyways.

Great news. Tell ArenaNet Thanks and hugs!!!

Lisa

By:

CorticalScrub
Gaisgeach
GW2: Cortical Scrub.4123

Replied On: 07/18/2012 at 10:21 AM

This is the coolest thing i have seen in a while. I just prepurchased GW2 a couple days ago and reading this i have much respect for ArenaNet. I have read through so many stories from you all about him lately and it made me wish I had discouvered this family and him years ago. Like Moxie said, it made a ho hum day seem very very bright :)

By:

Moxie
Lorgair
GW2: Moxie.9750

Replied On: 07/18/2012 at 10:55 AM

I couldn't keep quiet about it. If this was the wrong thing to do, I'm sorry, but I have peoples that needed to know. :)

http://wildboarinn.net/2012/07/18/my-gw2-home-sanctum-of-rall/

I don’t always run away from a fight, but when I do, I run with Logan Thackeray. Keep running, my friends!

By:

Ohmnom
Saighdear
GW2: xXHexagonXx.9257

Replied On: 07/18/2012 at 10:57 AM

This is very cool.

By:

Harbard
Muinntir
GW2: Harbard.5738

Replied On: 07/18/2012 at 11:55 AM

Wow. Amazing of you guys to pull this off and of ANet for listening. I had never seen anything like this before.

Hopefully I'll get to play with you for the first time this bwe

----- GW2: Harbard.5738 Skyrim Nexus: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/users/3853793

By:

Viktor
Saighdear na Cu
GW2: isredel.4302

Replied On: 07/18/2012 at 12:05 PM

I didn't know the man, but I'll attend. He was Family. That's all that matters.

Not only that, but I get to brag about how my guild is so awesome that one of it's deceased family member's get's a server on GW2 to honor his memory.

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Foghladha
Ceannard na Arach
GW2: Foghladha.2506 ESO: @Foley

Replied On: 07/18/2012 at 12:29 PM

I will be asking every Gaiscioch past and present who can attend to please attend. Whether you knew him or not. I want to show his wife Karen that the time she encouraged him to spend with us was not wasted. It was him spreading his legacy through us. If your a Gaiscioch you know him through our way of life, through our beliefs, through our unity. He was the catalyst that made us who we are today and every Gaiscioch that ever walks through those doors will know Oldroar's legacy in whatever game we play. I want the video and screenshots to show hundreds of players.

"It's not the loot and accolades you walk away with,
it’s the memories and friendships that you cherish forever."
                                                          - Foghladha


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By:

Oreofox
Lorgair

Replied On: 07/18/2012 at 12:37 PM

I won't be able to attend this on the 29th, but this is just awesome news. It is great to see that ArenaNet was awesome enough to do such a thing. I will try to head over to Sanctum of Rall this weekend for the BWE.

By:

Vampiresbane
Ard Tiarna na Aracos
GW2: Vampiresbane.6847

Replied On: 07/18/2012 at 03:20 PM

I am ecstatic to hear that Arenanet made a server in memory of Oldroar for us and more importantly for him.

Fantastic. Just fantastic.


EDIT: He's already on the GW2 wiki page. Man those guys are fast!

Sanctum of Rall

The servers listed are for BWE3 so hopefully they stick around for release. I wouldn't brag about it; folks might get uppity. I am not too worried though, all the posts I've seen far have been of praise and thanks. Just make sure not to step over that line. I'd hate to see us lose the server name we all want so badly.

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By:

Moxie
Lorgair
GW2: Moxie.9750

Replied On: 07/18/2012 at 03:43 PM

This morning I posted about our new server on my blog. My blog has never been super-popular, I have a few close gamer pals that read it, and that's always been fine with me. I wanted to let them know where we'd be rolling and why.

As of right now, the story of Oldroar, Gaiscioch, & the Sanctum of Rall has been picked up & posted about on Reddit, MMO-Champion, SomethingAwful, GuildWars2Guru, and a ton of GW2 guild websites. I've been watching the larger outlets like a hawk - my biggest concern has been trolls, but so far there has been an almost unanimous positive response to the story - and to ArenaNet. Some of the comments that I've seen have been beautiful... folks that have never even rolled with Gaiscioch or knew Oldroar are paying respect today.

I'm in complete awe.

I don’t always run away from a fight, but when I do, I run with Logan Thackeray. Keep running, my friends!

By:

Foghladha
Ceannard na Arach
GW2: Foghladha.2506 ESO: @Foley

Replied On: 07/18/2012 at 03:55 PM

ArenaNet Shows Us What Community Means

"It's not the loot and accolades you walk away with,
it’s the memories and friendships that you cherish forever."
                                                          - Foghladha


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Raighan
Seaimpin na Sailetheach
GW2: Raighan.9804 ESO: @Raighan

Replied On: 07/18/2012 at 04:01 PM

I am so very happy to hear this news, good job Gaiscioch I look forward to joining you to remember Oldroar on the 29th August.

 

 

 

By:

Moxie
Lorgair
GW2: Moxie.9750

Replied On: 07/18/2012 at 04:15 PM

Reddit

I don’t always run away from a fight, but when I do, I run with Logan Thackeray. Keep running, my friends!

By:

ekochai
Saighdear na Sailetheach
GW2: nebelun.3594

Replied On: 07/18/2012 at 04:15 PM

@Moxie

I joined a little while back after grouping with Gaiscioch some WvW fun. I never met Oldroar, myself. But I did have the honor of being on the opposite side of Gaiscioch in battle on the Badlands server. After reading this thread, and your blogpost which I saw on Reddit, I must say I really regret being on the opposite side. But, I feel like, now that I'm here and part of the Gaiscioch family, I've stumbled into an amazing group of people.

To see the dedication, and caring you all put into the loss of a member.. it's touching to see. I've shared your story with everyone I know who intends to play Guild Wars 2. I read a lot of comments from people who intend to roll on this server just because of the story itself.

This act alone, as moving as it is, has moved ANet up to #1 on my 'You guys are amazing' list. Showing that they care enough about their fans and their customers really puts them in a good light for a lot of these people. Which is why I think the 'trolling' has been at a minimum.

I honestly wish I had met Oldroar, but since I was unable to.. I'm glad to be in the company of people who did.

By:

Adhamus
Freiceadan
GW2: Adhamus.1258

Replied On: 07/19/2012 at 07:05 AM

This is such great news and will really make Gaiscioch's new home extra special. I haven't gamed with the guild in quite a while, but some of my fondest gaming memories were running with Oldroar's warbands in the early days of Rift. I can't wait to meet up with you all again and honor a truly great soul.

By:

Reclis
Gaisgeach
GW2: Reclis.4705

Replied On: 07/19/2012 at 07:16 AM

This is simply the greatest thing I've heard in a while. Never ever tell Fog he can't do something.

I know I've been absent for a while, and I've squandered a great gift in Gaiscioch. I'm ashamed to show up like this, but I miss the guild. I really did not have any interest in GW2 as I have no extra time and am committed to SWToR, but this is just something extraordinary and deserves great praise. I'm preordering the game tonight and will do whatever I can to be a part of the celebration of one of the greatest and most influential men I have ever known.

Thank you Fog, and all of Gaiscioch. This is truly remarkable.

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Foghladha
Ceannard na Arach
GW2: Foghladha.2506 ESO: @Foley

Replied On: 07/19/2012 at 09:01 AM

watch out reclis you might find yourself enjoying it ;)

"It's not the loot and accolades you walk away with,
it’s the memories and friendships that you cherish forever."
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Foghladha
Ceannard na Arach
GW2: Foghladha.2506 ESO: @Foley

Replied On: 07/19/2012 at 09:11 AM

» Topic on MMO-Champion.com
» Topic on mmorpg.com
» Topic on GuildWars2Guru.com
» Topic on reddit.com


» Edited on: 2012-07-19 09:22:03

"It's not the loot and accolades you walk away with,
it’s the memories and friendships that you cherish forever."
                                                          - Foghladha


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Foghladha
Ceannard na Arach
GW2: Foghladha.2506 ESO: @Foley

Replied On: 07/19/2012 at 09:25 AM

Might I add that it is the Top Read Thread on Reddit. By more than 2x



» Edited on: 2012-07-19 09:28:56

"It's not the loot and accolades you walk away with,
it’s the memories and friendships that you cherish forever."
                                                          - Foghladha


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By:

Engwar
Freiceadan
GW2: Engwar.1907 ESO: @Engwar

Replied On: 07/19/2012 at 12:00 PM

I see an annual server wide event honoring him already in the making (held by Gaiscioch of coarse) :)

By:

Vampiresbane
Ard Tiarna na Aracos
GW2: Vampiresbane.6847

Replied On: 07/19/2012 at 02:02 PM

I'd be fine with that. It is his server after all. Make it an "Oldroar" day!

That sounds so good, it has to happen now. What date would be best? Just keep using August 29th?

By:

Cyrexae
Saighdear
GW2: Cyrexae.4138 ESO: @Xyrexae

Replied On: 07/19/2012 at 02:29 PM

I think that is an awesome idea Engwar :)

By:

Cetacea
Seaimpin
GW2: Cetacea.2068 ESO: @Cetacea

Replied On: 07/19/2012 at 06:23 PM

I just hope that in some small way we can relay to his wife and family just how beautiful this is to see the community come together to honor him. I simply can not stop crying tonight. This is just simply too beautiful for words and I can not articulate my feelings.

By:

Narco
Freiceadan
GW2: joltrast.4189

Replied On: 07/19/2012 at 09:05 PM

What a wonderful tribute. I feel privileged to be part of such a thoughtful community. Oldroar will be forever in our hearts on Sanctum of Rall. Anet has done us proud!

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By:

Briseadh
Draoi na Cu
GW2: Briseadh.7386 ESO: @Briseadh

Replied On: 07/20/2012 at 06:30 AM

I managed to read most of these, but now that I have my main computer back I'm gonna say.....

WOOHOOO!!!! Bring on the rip "old"roaring times!

Really like that we are doing a tribute to him on the 29th and I think this should be an annual event like others have stated.

Now we better grab our spots on the server as soon as we can, seems like others want to get there too just because it's such a cool thing. =D

Go Gaiscioch! We are even more than a family!

RAWR! Or should I say ROAR!

Go for 'G' rated. I dare you! =D Your words carry far more weight and power than you will ever know. Never expect people to take them the same way either.

Don't mess with the Mama Bear or her cubs (aka this family). =D

http://lifebythebible.blogspot.com

 

By:

Lakshmi
Caomhnoir na Cu
GW2: Lakshmi.5941

Replied On: 07/20/2012 at 08:17 AM

@moxie - wonderful article, and amazing response to it. :)

By:

Foghladha
Ceannard na Arach
GW2: Foghladha.2506 ESO: @Foley

Replied On: 07/20/2012 at 09:48 AM

Massively.com decided to post about it here. Amazingly enough the most trolly news source has had nothing but standing ovation.

"It's not the loot and accolades you walk away with,
it’s the memories and friendships that you cherish forever."
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Foghladha
Ceannard na Arach
GW2: Foghladha.2506 ESO: @Foley

Replied On: 07/20/2012 at 09:56 AM

Anyone speak Chinese, Hungarian, or Spanish? This story has gone GLOBAL!

Un servidor de Guild Wars 2 honrará la memoria de un jugador fallecido

《激战2》命名服务器以纪念已故玩家

Sanctum of Rall — egy szervernév története @ The Wild Boar Inn

"It's not the loot and accolades you walk away with,
it’s the memories and friendships that you cherish forever."
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Barbossa
Freiceadan na Sailetheach
GW2: Barbossa.7102

Replied On: 07/20/2012 at 01:57 PM

WOOOHOOO!!

Just got home logged in and saw. Very first server.

Absolutely awesome!!

By:

Foghladha
Ceannard na Arach
GW2: Foghladha.2506 ESO: @Foley

Replied On: 07/20/2012 at 06:37 PM

Examiner.com

"It's not the loot and accolades you walk away with,
it’s the memories and friendships that you cherish forever."
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By:

Aarika
Gaisgeach

Replied On: 07/20/2012 at 06:59 PM

Wow :) I'm glad they did that.

By:

Tintreach
Saighdear na Faolchu
GW2: Damien.6730 ESO: @Tintreachh

Replied On: 07/20/2012 at 09:27 PM

Fog, me and Slain will be there, if I have to call off work. Sorry I have been AWOL for so long. Oldroar was one of the reasons I love this Family.

:D

By:

Barmaley
Lorgair
GW2: barmaleyalex.5084

Replied On: 07/20/2012 at 09:31 PM

after reading all the things about this man makes me wish i could meet him,its sad to see him go so early.

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By:

Kavurn
Gaisgeach
GW2: Kavurn.4680 ESO: @Kavurn

Replied On: 07/21/2012 at 02:38 PM

It's been a while everyone. Just like Oldroar to bring me out and get me involved in the family again. When Rift was in just starting I would spend hours hang out with Oldroar leveling. Not to mention the time I spent in his warbands. Let me share with you a fun story. One time in Warhammer Online Oldroar got just a small warband going with the sole purpose of breaking up the Chaos zerg that was going on at the time. I remember it because it was a lot of fun. We completely broke up the Chaos zerg that day in no small part to Oldroar's leadership. Some many good memories. =o) I wasn't really planning on getting GW2 but I will get it for the sole purpose of honoring Oldroar and the impact he had on my gaming life as well as my real life. I will see you all on the Sanctum of Rall. You can count me to be there to uphold the spirit of want Oldroar taught me.

The biggest mistake we make is not to try because we think it's something we can't do.

By:

Gillivray
Saighdear
GW2: Corranach.6872

Replied On: 07/21/2012 at 05:49 PM

http://kotaku.com/5928000/guild-wars-2-pays-a-lasting-tribute-to-an-old-warrior

Made Kotaku this afternoon

By:

Nuuli
Saighdear
GW2: Nuoli.5087

Replied On: 07/21/2012 at 06:54 PM

What shows class, is his legacy. I'll be there. I may not have met him. But I know him through those that he influenced.

By:

Ish
Muinntir
GW2: Perrin.4201

Replied On: 07/22/2012 at 05:09 PM

It is very cool that ANet created a server for him. Upon reading about this a few days ago I needed to find out more about the Gaiscioch family. After spending some time on the website I requested an opportunity to join. I am looking forward to creating some fond memories with all of you.

By:

Moxie
Lorgair
GW2: Moxie.9750

Replied On: 07/22/2012 at 05:38 PM

Welcome to the family, Ish! :)

I don’t always run away from a fight, but when I do, I run with Logan Thackeray. Keep running, my friends!

By:

Zashyn
Saighdear

Replied On: 07/23/2012 at 02:50 PM

Has any consideration been given to how the memorial will be handled if the zone fills and we end up with an overflow instance? If I remember correctly, this is a starter zone AND the day after launch.

By:

Foghladha
Ceannard na Arach
GW2: Foghladha.2506 ESO: @Foley

Replied On: 07/23/2012 at 03:19 PM

We all go to that area. I'm getting vent increased to 750 people for the event. I would like everyone regardless to go to that area on whatever server they end up on. I'm hoping to get screenshots from multiple servers observing it. Vent information will be provided in /local at Shaemore Garrison

"It's not the loot and accolades you walk away with,
it’s the memories and friendships that you cherish forever."
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Boggnar
Gaisgeach na Sailetheach
GW2: Boggnar.7206 ESO: @Boggnar

Replied On: 07/25/2012 at 05:23 AM

Any chance of someone live streaming the proceedings? I'm sure there are a few folk who may not be taking part in GW2 or not right away, but would still like to "attend".

» Edited on: 2012-07-25 05:24:17

By:

MrDiamondJ
Treubh
GW2: MrDiamondJ.9173

Replied On: 07/25/2012 at 07:22 AM

Amazing. My buddy at work said "Hey, check what server your guild is rolling on and let me know." I checked here and said, "Sanctum of Rall" and he asked if I'd heard the story behind the naming of the server. I said, "Of course I have! That's my guild!" His jaw hit the floor.

Awesome!

By:

Lakshmi
Caomhnoir na Cu
GW2: Lakshmi.5941

Replied On: 07/25/2012 at 08:01 AM

Streaming will be great for folks who end up on overflow shards. I don't know that I've ever seem more than about 150 people in any PVE map.

By:

Elth
Caomhnoir na Cu
GW2: Elthurien.8356 ESO: @elthurien

Replied On: 07/25/2012 at 06:03 PM

Reckon we'll break the internet this time Fog? *Evil grin

This is like waiting for Christmas morning....

I wonder if Oldroar used to like it when I'd say "Roger Roger" to his orders.

 

 

"Death and drek!" you curse, as you see

 

Will your stalwart band choose to Fight, Advance or Run?

By:

Elegance
Gaisgeach na Sailetheach
GW2: Elegance.3245

Replied On: 07/29/2012 at 01:09 AM

It's been a long long time since I've been around, due to my stopping rift.
I should be able to be there, and I'll try to stream this (if i dont get kicked to overflow, heh :P)
Just like in rift, I'll be assigning myself to crafting duty, once again.

» Edited on: 2012-07-29 01:23:45

By:

Rehmeyers
Freiceadan
GW2: Rehmeyers.7140

Replied On: 07/29/2012 at 08:14 AM

Downloading GW2 beta client again today to join you in honoring Mr. Rall.

ArenaNet - Rehmeyers.7140 | Battle.net - Rehmeyers#1698 | Hollowpond Homebrewing Take thou also unto thee wheat, and barley, and hops...and put them into one vessel. Then plop whole cone hops in the carboy.

By:

Rehmeyers
Freiceadan
GW2: Rehmeyers.7140

Replied On: 07/29/2012 at 12:20 PM

Possibly I am doing something terribly wrong or I've missed the bus by a few steps. Maybe I don't know where I was or how I'd arrived there. The only worlds showing up for America on my client are:

Borlis Pass
Yak's Bend
Anvil Rock

Assistance in getting this sorted so that I can join you in our new home will be reciprocated with copious amounts of slap & tickle, if one so desires.

ArenaNet - Rehmeyers.7140 | Battle.net - Rehmeyers#1698 | Hollowpond Homebrewing Take thou also unto thee wheat, and barley, and hops...and put them into one vessel. Then plop whole cone hops in the carboy.

By:

Moxie
Lorgair
GW2: Moxie.9750

Replied On: 07/29/2012 at 03:44 PM

Heya Reh,

It's most likely because there aren't any beta events active right now - the memorial service isn't until August 29th, a day after the official launch. :)

» Edited on: 2012-07-29 15:44:39

I don’t always run away from a fight, but when I do, I run with Logan Thackeray. Keep running, my friends!

By:

Rehmeyers
Freiceadan
GW2: Rehmeyers.7140

Replied On: 07/29/2012 at 06:04 PM

Thanks Moxie! Sometimes I forget which month I'm living in.
The offer of slap & tickle still stands.

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By:

Cargan
Freiceadan
GW2: Cargan.5689 ESO: @Greenmantle

Replied On: 07/29/2012 at 07:06 PM


Hopefully with head start the starter areas will have cleared out a little by the 29th.

By:

Moxie
Lorgair
GW2: Moxie.9750

Replied On: 08/01/2012 at 02:13 PM

Crazy question... event security? In-game memorials in other games sometimes draw trolls & shenanigans. Think it would be possible to have a GM on-hand just in case?

I don’t always run away from a fight, but when I do, I run with Logan Thackeray. Keep running, my friends!

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Foghladha
Ceannard na Arach
GW2: Foghladha.2506 ESO: @Foley

Replied On: 08/01/2012 at 02:36 PM

Well, moxie... A troll showing up to this event might find out how expensive it is to transfer. If we blacklist them im quite certain they will have a rough time doing anything on our server. Vent wont be able to be trolled as only people with permission to speak can. Everyone else will be listen mode. If people act out just /ignore them. Problem solved.

"It's not the loot and accolades you walk away with,
it’s the memories and friendships that you cherish forever."
                                                          - Foghladha


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Moxie
Lorgair
GW2: Moxie.9750

Replied On: 08/01/2012 at 02:55 PM

Awesome, thank you. :)

I don’t always run away from a fight, but when I do, I run with Logan Thackeray. Keep running, my friends!

By:

Foghladha
Ceannard na Arach
GW2: Foghladha.2506 ESO: @Foley

Replied On: 08/19/2012 at 10:31 PM

a week from wednesday :)

"It's not the loot and accolades you walk away with,
it’s the memories and friendships that you cherish forever."
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SuperHeroGeorge
Gaisgeach
GW2: George Welch.4019

Replied On: 08/20/2012 at 08:48 AM

I intend to attend :)

By:

Foghladha
Ceannard na Arach
GW2: Foghladha.2506 ESO: @Foley

Replied On: 09/05/2012 at 10:52 AM

See you all tonight!

"It's not the loot and accolades you walk away with,
it’s the memories and friendships that you cherish forever."
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Kitasha
Saighdear na Cu
GW2: Kitasha.2934

Replied On: 09/05/2012 at 12:16 PM

I will definitely be there, as OldRoar became both the reason for my server choice and eventual guild choice.

As another method for accessing the event, I plan to stream the whole memorial live on Twitch, so if you have friends or people that don't have access to GW2 but can get to the internet, they can view and hear the memorial there.

You can find my channel here: http://www.twitch.tv/thecheesedanish

By:

Narco
Freiceadan
GW2: joltrast.4189

Replied On: 09/06/2012 at 12:29 AM

I have a huge amount of footage, video and screenshots that probably won't finish uploading until tomorrow. Hope that's OK.

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