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Just Us Grownups: A New Way to Run a Guild

Neksis Syxx.6983Neksis Syxx.6983 Member ✭✭
edited October 25, 2017 in Looking For Guild

Our guild, Just Us Grownups [JUGs], is in many ways similar to other adult guilds out there: We're a casual NA PvE guild for men and women, age 30 and older, who just want to get together and play the game in a drama-free environment. What really sets us apart is how we've chosen to run the guild...for one thing, we don't have officers.

Yep, we did away with them. In [JUGs] it's the members themselves that run the guild. They're the ones who have free access to the guild's resources: they have open access to the guild bank; they can kick off guild missions whenever they want; they can post events on the calendar and it's their collective vote that makes the decisions for the guild. There are two guild leaders who help facilitate this process but it's the membership that is the guild's voice.

When you think about it, we're all adults here. We know how to "play nice with others" and that you don't need officers to tell you how to play a video game together. We all just want to take a break from real life and have fun with some friends; you don't need a guild with a bureaucratic hierarchy to accomplish that. All you really need is the right guild with the right people.

Here's the basic rundown of what we have to offer:

  • A small tight-knit guild comprising an even balance of both men and women
  • A fully upgraded guild hall (Gilded Hollow)
  • A feature and resource-rich website with an event calendar which anyone can use
  • A Teamspeak3 server
  • A leadership which is always available to listen (anonymously if desired) and to help

Here's what we want you to bring to the guild:

  • A good-natured, positive and respectful personality
  • Regular social interaction (e.g. Teamspeak, guild chat, etc.) with other members of the guild
  • Active participation in events whether by joining them and/or leading them

If this approach to running a guild sounds like something you'd like to be a part of, head over to our homepage and click the Apply button in the upper right-hand corner.

If you're intrigued but want more information about the guild and how it's run, here are links to:
Our Charter
Our Code of Conduct
[JUGs] How the Guild is Run

…and of course, if you have any questions or comments, feel free to post them here or contact us in-game.

Neksis Syxx.6983
Archranis.2375

See you in game!

Just Us Grownups [JUGs]
jugs-guild.com
Contact: Neksis Syxx.6983 Archranis.2375

Comments

  • Our guild is anxiously waiting for the release of Path of Fire. Join us for the release of this long-awaited expansion!

    Just Us Grownups [JUGs]
    jugs-guild.com
    Contact: Neksis Syxx.6983 Archranis.2375

  • It's been a year since we decided to get rid of officers and just have two guild leaders work in the background to keep the guild running. Since then there's been absolutely no drama whatsoever. I love this guild!

    Just Us Grownups [JUGs]
    jugs-guild.com
    Contact: Neksis Syxx.6983 Archranis.2375

  • Neksis is absolutely right, there really isn't any drama with this guild. What this guild does have in abundance, is good people. The makeup of the guild is primarily fun loving 'Adults' who like to play games as a past time. They don't really take themselves too seriously and are there just for the fun of it. There are players from all across North America and some from as far away as Australia. So you are more than likely to find people on that are also looking to group up and have some relaxing fun.

    All of the guild members have real lives that take president and everybody knows that. Which means that no one is obliged to be at every event on the calendar. Everyone is free to sign up for any event that looks like something they’d like to do. If you miss a week of the regularly scheduled events, no one is going to call you out for it. Everyone understands that Family etc… comes first.

    If you are wondering: How in the world can you run a guild without officers? The answer is simply: quite smoothly. Everyone’s an Adult. There’s a real level of respect amongst the members and it shows. There’s a certain relaxing feeling about being granted the freedom to just hangout in chat (TS) and just play the game. The idea that anyone can create & post an event is novel, but it works well. Not able to make the East Coast dungeon run, post an identical run later in the evening for the West Coast people or the off shift workers.

    Once you are a member, it’s YOUR guild. How do you want to enjoy your time gaming? Listening to a bunch of kids flame each other for missing a jump? Or listening to people laugh as they fall off a cliff trying to kill that $#^()*%# Harpy?

  • FYI your link to apply didn't work. It took me to the form to create an account but didn't tell me what to do after that. Luckily I noticed the "Apply" link b/c it was right next to the browser's close button.

  • @Chrome.5362 said:
    FYI your link to apply didn't work. It took me to the form to create an account but didn't tell me what to do after that. Luckily I noticed the "Apply" link b/c it was right next to the browser's close button.

    I created a test account and tried the link and it's as you said. After creating an account you should have been auto-directed to our application. Thanks for bringing that to our attention. Now I'll have to bring it to the attention of the hosting company (Shivtr).

    Just Us Grownups [JUGs]
    jugs-guild.com
    Contact: Neksis Syxx.6983 Archranis.2375

  • ATTENTION: To apply for the guild, click the Apply button on our homepage (it's in the top right-hand corner).

    Just Us Grownups [JUGs]
    jugs-guild.com
    Contact: Neksis Syxx.6983 Archranis.2375

  • I'll check it out.

  • I just want to say welcome to all of the folks who have recently joined our guild. So far everyone's been a great fit and made the game twice as fun to play.

    Just Us Grownups [JUGs]
    jugs-guild.com
    Contact: Neksis Syxx.6983 Archranis.2375

  • TheOrlyFactor.8341TheOrlyFactor.8341 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Ooooo, this guild sounds like it's right up my alley. I'll definitely apply once I'm not sleep deprived. :D

    Asura fanatic.
    World's largest Zojja fan.
    Illconceived Was Na fanboy.

  • But why "JUGs" if you're a serious adult guild? :P

  • Neksis Syxx.6983Neksis Syxx.6983 Member ✭✭
    edited October 9, 2017

    I don't think that 'serious' has ever been something that's been a description of our guild. ;)

    Just Us Grownups [JUGs]
    jugs-guild.com
    Contact: Neksis Syxx.6983 Archranis.2375

  • Archranis.2375Archranis.2375 Member ✭✭✭

    To those over-30 adults looking for a laid-back group of folks to play the game with, JUGs may be just the place for you. We let our members drive our event schedule instead of depending on officers to do it (remember, we don't have any officers) and have set things up so that our members have access to nearly everything -- scheduling events, running guild missions, most sections of the guild bank, decorating the guild hall, etc. If you are interested in Scribing, we rotate our active Scribes every so often to give those who want to level their Scribes, the opportunity to do so. Fractals and dungeon runs are very popular in JUGs and most weeks we have a scheduled dungeon event as well as an event for Fractals beginners. The most important part of our culture is that real life comes first so we don't have any attendance/rep requirements. Once you've become a member, all we ask is that you log on to our website once per month to let us know you want to stay a member of our guild. That's it. No monitoring, no big brother watching, no complicated procedures. Just as simple as we can make it so you can spend your play time actually playing the game, and not having to deal with a lot of guild rules and requirements to stay on the roster. To find out more about us, check out the links in the first post in this thread.

  • I want to say that I'm really happy with the folks who have joined our guild recently. Their presence has only served to make the guild a great one to be a part of.

    Just Us Grownups [JUGs]
    jugs-guild.com
    Contact: Neksis Syxx.6983 Archranis.2375

  • Just another morning with coffee and Photoshop...

    Just Us Grownups [JUGs]
    jugs-guild.com
    Contact: Neksis Syxx.6983 Archranis.2375

  • We're not currently running raids but when we do start them up again, this is the kind of preparation, discipline and organization you can expect...

    Just Us Grownups [JUGs]
    jugs-guild.com
    Contact: Neksis Syxx.6983 Archranis.2375

  • TheOrlyFactor.8341TheOrlyFactor.8341 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I haven't been a member for a full month yet and I can already tell you that the guild is a great one. It's active, people actually TALK in guild chat, they're not pushy about TS (you don't have to talk if you don't want to though some stuff requires you to be on TS to listen), and the environment is laid back while also being helpful. If you're 30 or over like I am (35) then this is an awesomesauce guild to check out.

    Asura fanatic.
    World's largest Zojja fan.
    Illconceived Was Na fanboy.

  • Just wanted to say thanks to the folks at JUGs - very helpful. Plus the "no drama" policy completely rocks!

  • It only took us almost five years to figure out, the mechanic of officers/members might be necessary for all-age guilds but for an adult guild, it has more of a chance to add drama rather than prevent it.

    Just Us Grownups [JUGs]
    jugs-guild.com
    Contact: Neksis Syxx.6983 Archranis.2375

  • HAPPY DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME!!! =) =) =) =)

    It's sad that at my age, my favorite time of the year is when I get an extra hour of sleep.

    Just Us Grownups [JUGs]
    jugs-guild.com
    Contact: Neksis Syxx.6983 Archranis.2375

  • Neksis Syxx.6983Neksis Syxx.6983 Member ✭✭
    edited November 18, 2017

    I'm really happy that the new folks are taking advantage of our event calendar. Anyone can plan and organize events and get groups together. Recently a Arah path 4 group formed and we had two separate groups running the event simultaneously--Dungeon Master achievement is finally in the bag!

    Just Us Grownups [JUGs]
    jugs-guild.com
    Contact: Neksis Syxx.6983 Archranis.2375

  • Attention Anet: If you would be so kind as to bring back the Dervish as a playable class, our guild would be ever so appreciative. I mean it's not like they've got their hands full trying to balance the classes they have already--right?

    Just Us Grownups [JUGs]
    jugs-guild.com
    Contact: Neksis Syxx.6983 Archranis.2375

  • JUGs is really looking forward to being able to go into WvW again thanks to the upcoming mechanic!

    Just Us Grownups [JUGs]
    jugs-guild.com
    Contact: Neksis Syxx.6983 Archranis.2375

  • With the announcement of the new WvW restructure, we have created a second WvW guild which will be devoted to WvW. We just couldn't pass up on having a second guild hall to farm! We'll have the same tag and we will not recruit for it separately; you will need to join Just Us Grownups to be a member of the JUGheads--it's an opportunity to be two times the envy of your friends!

    Just Us Grownups [JUGs]
    jugs-guild.com
    Contact: Neksis Syxx.6983 Archranis.2375

  • Neksis Syxx.6983Neksis Syxx.6983 Member ✭✭
    edited March 1, 2018

    If you're interested in WvW and want to run it with a guild that will treat you with respect and won't flip their pancake if you make a mistake, we're the guild for you!

    Just Us Grownups [JUGs]
    jugs-guild.com
    Contact: Neksis Syxx.6983 Archranis.2375

  • Greetings! I'm definitely interested in joining your guild. I'm an old gen gamer and actually new to MMORPGs, I used to play more TPS and FPS type games and got hooked on a game for years called, Gunz the Duel, Korean designed game by Maiet. Those days have passed and I want to slow things down, play more casually and meet new people. I can be a social butterfly. Gaming isn't at the forefront these days, real life, work, etc. but I still make a point of finding some balanced game time. I researched several MMORPG games and this one piqued my interest. A few weeks ago I bought the full game/expansions. I'm presently at level 25 and learning more and more. Thanks for your consideration. Best regards. -MG

    p.s. In game name Nomadic Hermit

  • Nysrock.8102Nysrock.8102 Member ✭✭

    Giving these guys a bump, best guild I've ever been in. This group is filled with all kinds of people and we each have our own niche within the game. You have your open world/story crowd, WvW group, Fractal groups T1-4, Dungeons and Raids. I have been raiding twice a week and running T4 fractals and we play with a casual mind set (no speed running, bring what you want to play). Events are posted on the Website Calendar and there is always something going on.

  • Hey folks, my wife and I are returning players. 44 and 41 yrs. old respectively. Last time we played was the HOT expansion, which we never really got that into. Figured we would give the POF expansion a try and so far we really like it. We aren't PvP'ers, and like to spend our time with PvE. We have not done much in the form of dungeons or fractals but would like to learn. We are quite casual and prefer a laid back drama and stress free environment. Are you still recruiting? We thought you may be a good fit. Thanks!

  • Archranis.2375Archranis.2375 Member ✭✭✭

    We're always looking for new members. Check out our website and the links in the first post, and if you're interested we'd be happy for you both to fill out applications on our website (you'll each need to do a separate one).

  • What server are you guys on ?

  • Archranis.2375Archranis.2375 Member ✭✭✭

    @hockeymom.6419 said:
    What server are you guys on ?

    You need to be on an NA server for the game to allow you to join us; the specific NA server doesn't matter -- we have members from multiple servers. The largest group of folks in the guild at the moment that do WvW regularly is on Ferguson's Crossing. We have a sister guild (made up of all us same people) that is open to all our members that we are working on upgrading in anticipation of the switch from server-based to guild-based WvW matchups. Once that happens, server won't matter; only region, which is why we're working on that.

  • Thank you for the reply but I would rather stay on TC.

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