Chapter 4: Guild Wars 2 Family (Guild) Overview - Updated 1/5/2018
Welcome to GSCH!
For those of you just joining us this month let me start off by saying Cead Mile Failte! Welcome to the family. By now you're probably thinking what in the world did I get myself into or you're trying to drink from the eternal Gaiscioch firehose that is our website. Don't be alarmed what you're feeling is normal. Gaiscioch has 16 years of gathering information, refining processes, and optimizing management to be efficient in large scale situations. Most smaller clans or guilds don't have to worry about things we do.
Gaiscioch na Morrigan
(Lobby 1 - Used to Locate & Request Gaiscioch na Rall Invites)
"Who's Playing Recently"
Gaiscioch na Anu
(Lobby 2 - Used to Locate & Request na Rall Invites)
"Who's Playing Recently"
(Lobby 3 - Used to Locate & Request na Rall Invites)
"Who's Playing Recently"
Members should only be in 1 Lobby
These 3 rooms Gaiscioch na Morrigan, Gaiscioch na Anu, and Gaiscioch serve as a way for you to see which commanders or elders are online for a quick invite back to Gaiscioch na Rall. Being Rall is rotated based on who has played most recently, it is common that players who step away from the game longer than a few weeks will need an invite back into rall when they return. This can be done quickly in game if you are in one of the lobbies, or via the website by clicking "Request Reinvite" on the homepage under Guild Wars 2 on your Command Center.
Members will receive invites to this room by following the steps above. This is where all activities will happen and where members should represent when representing Gaiscioch. The lobbies will only be used as a way for players to identify and request Rall invites. Things to note:
Please be sure that you are only in 1 of the 2 Lobbies. You should Either be in Gaiscioch na Anu OR Gaiscioch na Morrigan, NOT both.
If you find you are in both or receive invites to both please choose 1 and decline the other.
As of 11/14/2014, due to Megaservers and the increased interest in PvE activities, we have decided to allow players who have transferred off Sanctum of Rall to be a part of the family with a few conditions:
Now with this in mind, if we do encounter problems with a person representing GSCH on a foreign server in WvW we will remove them from the ingame roster and remove their right to join the family in game. Again this will not affect your standing in the family, we just must protect our reputation and the name of Roger "Oldroar" Rall.
We want to encourage our members to find their happiness even if its on foreign soil but not at the cost of tarnishing our name.
If you can abide by that policy then feel free to click that request re-invite button and just remember not to represent when in WvW.
Players who are off server can:
Gaiscioch is not a Guild Wars 2 Guild, We are a community that plays Guild Wars 2 together. The Guild Tag above your head in game does not determine if you are a member of this family. What determines your a member of this family is if you are registered to this site and actively participate with the family. I am less concerned with the tag above your head and more concerned with if you're enjoying yourself in the game.
The Gaiscioch Social Gaming Community is a community events focused community. For more than a decade people have come to know us as an inclusive community that allows the entire server to join us in our adventures without requiring guild representation.
In Guild Wars 2 some Raiding style content was introduced early 2013 in the form of Guild Missions. For the mass majority of the Sanctum of Rall server getting to be able to participate in these is quite a challenge. The cost to the Guild is vast and the opportunity is rare. We being as fortunate as we are managed to unlock guild missions in 5 guilds in the same time most guilds managed to get the Guild Challenge unlocked. We converted Gaiscioch to SOR Community Events [SORC] to act as a temporary guild for community events.
Why SOR Community Events [SORC] you might ask? Well when we were thinking about it several things came up.
Our commitment to our server communities comes first and foremost. Even more so being the server is named after our dear friend Roger. It is our goal, and mission to continue to provide players with an experience they can not get anywhere else. We seek to create enjoyable events which act as a catalyst for friendships and memories.
The Gaiscioch Family is a world wide social gaming community which provides a family friendly environment for players of all ages to enjoy the games we play. To respect our family's' little eyes and ears we ask that all members keep public discussion in guild channels, alliance channels, public chat channels, and in voice services PG at all times. We have however made special adults only, mature, or pub channels for respectful adult conversation available in our voice chat. Be respectful and don't teach our little Gaiscioch Jr's a new vocabulary.
Discord is a new cloud based voice communication application available now on PC, Mac, iOS, Android and Linux currently in testing. Discord also allows for direct join and listen through web browsers to provide us for a no-download required voice communication platform for leading public community events. This allows for minimal wait time to get people connected to our server.
Guild missions can be run at any time by any player. Please DO NOT change the "Mission Preference" as that changes it for everyone. Here are the current Guild Mission settings:
Being a commander in the Gaiscioch family is a huge responsibility. Every time you fly that blue icon above your head you represent our family and everything we stand for. If you act out of ego, self benefit, hate, anger, or spite it directly reflects our family as a whole. This is why we ask every Gaiscioch Commander to be a shining examples of what a Gaiscioch should be.
We encourage all who want to join these members in earning their commander book to lead by example, and host events without the book in the way you would with it. When we feel you are ready for the commitment and responsibility that comes with being a commander you will be presented with one at our monthly Gaiscioch Family Summit. I also highly encourage anyone that wants to lead at all to read: Commanding in Guild Wars 2 - The Gaiscioch Way by Foghladha.
Up till now if you took Chaos and Divided it by Zero you would have the GSCH Vault in Guild Wars 2. It's a freakin mess to say the least. So lets put some things in Order! Here's the plan that Izzy, Myself, and a few brave lads and lasses will try to keep running smoothly.
Only Commanders will have access to the Guild Stash in Gaiscioch na Rall. Everyone will have access to the other 2 sections.
Updated this information with New SORC information and removed ANU from the lineup to reflect the changes on July 21st.
Under the Communication section you might want to remove the information on Anu as it doesn't exist anymore and clarify the information on Rall as that room has changed in the past few days.
Now updated with new information based around our current setup.
Reworked the Guild Structure section to represent March 2014 changes discussed in March 2014 Ceannard Notes and Family Pubcast.
Created a new Guesting / Transferring section. People were overlooking the line discussing this in the Joining section
Lastly, we do ask that all members call Sanctum of Rall home. We do allow guesting but those who live off server will not be able to hold a spot in our roster in game due to size restrictions.
I'm hoping this does clarify things.
This makes lots of sense!
Please welcome our newest family commanders:
Congratulations to all!
Welcome new commanders! :D>
Congratulations to the new commanders! /salute
Updated with recent changes.
Just a friendly reminder:
We DO NOT ALLOW players to represent GSCH on foreign servers. Anyone caught representing will be temporarily removed from the roster until they return to Sanctum of Rall and request a re invite on Gaiscioch.com.
If you transfer off Sanctum of Rall we will ask that you leave guild in game so that we have the roster spots for people playing on Sanctum of Rall. Thank you.
Updated offserver policy
Updated. Added the Revolving Door information
Updated with Multi-Room structure
So wait I'm slightly confused, so if I'm on the Anvil Rock server I won't be able to be in the guild in game? I've been away for quite some time due to college and what not. I got my degree in AAS Computer Graphics though so now I have a bit more free time. :D I used to be very active in rift and found out the game has sorta "fell dormant" so when I found out we were on GW2 also I was like oh yes.
You wont be able to represent GSCH in WvW as you live on another server. You can still join us for the PvE side of things but when it comes to WvW you'll be left out. Especially being your playing on one of our rival servers which means if you were to wear that tag in WvW you would be accused as a spy and make the whole family look bad. We ask that anyone not living on SOR does not use the GSCH tag in WvW. Being everything else is megaserver it doesn't matter outside of WvW.
Updated the elder and commander list to reflect recent changes.
Updated: Voice, Guild Missions, Commanding, and the Elder Team to be in line with our current setup.
Updated for 2018