Region and Server
North America; Crystal Desert. You do NOT need to be on CD in order to join the guild. You can be from any time zone, but we are most active around 2 PM - 1 AM EST. We mostly have NA players but also a few Europeans, Asians and Australians.
We could definitely use new people in the guild, especially those experienced and enthusiastic about the game but also new players who want to get into it! We have spots for officers who would enjoy recruiting, running events and building a good community. Help and officering is something we can put to good use and would need, but we do not expect members to do all the hard work. If people come offering their help, they do it on their own terms. We’re newbie friendly – we were all new to game at one point so there’s no reason to judge new players for what they do not know. We'd love to have a playerbase that has both veterans and newbies. Our guild’s officers solve things together via officer meetings unless urgent matters need to be taken.
We have Windswept Haven as our base. It is currently level 68 and we are working toward further improvements - mainly decorating and guild events.
Our guild is a family. A place where people can be themselves. A place where they can feel at home. Where they can share their joys and worries, wishes and fears. We thrive for a community that knows and cares about each other but we do not want to limit the guild by setting some kind of member restrictions. We simply recruit the ones that we think fit in with the group. We achieve to not have cliques. We offer our members justice and treat them as individuals. We want to make everyone feel included in the guild.
We are LGBTQIA+, mental illness/neurodivergent, disabled, and female gamer friendly. We also don't demand that you spend all your time in-game as long as you can log on regularly. Our community has many people in "minority" groups - non-binary, furry (we are NOT creeps and NOT into erp!) etc. A lot of us are into the game lore and story.
What Do We Do?
Primarily we create friendships and do various things together in-game that everyone enjoy. In terms of gameplay our main focus is PVE - we do guild missions, fractals, raid training, sometimes dungeons, open world stuff, exploring etc. We also PVP occasionally (those who like it).
We also have many people who are very into lore, world building and just geeking out over the world of Tyria!
The guild does not enforce participation in any specific activity and we try to offer something for everyone. Scheduled guild events are going to be around 3-10 PM EST depending on preferences.
We are open to suggestions and could do other kinds of events, provided that we have people who are interested in organising these!
Raids and High Tier Fractals
These are NOT our main focus of the guild, but we also like to do this content as a guild! Currently we do raid training twice a week and take a casual approach about it. We do expect people to run raid builds, but we are flexible and accepting with those builds as long as you do your role. We have currently been training wings 1-4, and will not move to other wings until we are consistent with these wings. We are forgiving and patient with our training, and do not want raiding to be our main focus.
Raid training is at Friday and Saturday 9 PM EST, and some casual w 1-4 raid clears for now on Monday 6 PM EST.
In terms of fractals we have people in all tiers (mostly lower) but we also have a few people who run higher tier fractals and are interested in running CM's in the same friendly, casual, non-elitist environment.
We aim to be a guild that has a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and where you can get your stuff done. We will never be a hardcore fractal/raid guild but instead we want to learn to do these things together. We will not be elitists. We want our members to be able to experience the game content without extra pressure or unrealistic requirements. While we do want to get better at things like raids and CM mode fractals, we will not be harsh on what builds you are required to bring. As long as the guild/raid leader says things are fine, they are. Our primary goal is to invoke new friendships and a loving, close community.
We want to keep the guild light on rules, but we do not tolerate harassing other members in any way. This means that bullying, lying, pestering, using derogatory terms and just being a toxic person isn’t tolerated and will be acted on. People can be themselves as long as they do not harm others with their actions. We ask you to be wary with your attitudes and jokes, however. You can have your opinions, of course, but we do not want homophobes, racists, xenophobes, sexists, etc. No bigotry here! We do not want people who can’t tolerate mental illnesses. Above all, we do not want our members to feel uncomfortable in game and in our guild.
We try to avoid topics of alcohol, sex, politics, religion and drugs in guild chat. If you do these things, we do not care. Just please avoid talking about them in chat.
What are we like?
Our community is a very inclusive and accepting one! I do realise many guilds probably like to say this about their community, but I genuinely believe in it. We chat about all kinds of stuff and support each other. We give people the space they need and respect their boundaries. We are very happy to chat with new people who join the guild, but we do not pressure them to interact with us constantly and we give them their own time.
Our members enjoy light joking and puns. We have lots of funny moments and remember them fondly long afterwards! Some of the topics we love to talk about involve cats and other animals, languages, food, the game itself and fashion wars! The guild also has people who like watching anime, or are into roleplaying or tabletop games.
We’re looking for open-minded people with an ability to accept different cultures and the will to understand other people and why they are who they are. No level/class/race requirements. There is an age requirement of 16/18+. We expect maturity but want our guild to be fun as well. We also do screen players before inviting them to make sure they are a good fit for the guild. We accept all ideas on growing our guild if you have them!
It would be preferred if you have the will to improve your skill and abilities as a player. While we are a family/social guild rather than a competing one, we want to offer our members pleasant and fun experiences and a relaxed environment to learn things in. We want to be able to tackle different challenges together, and learn to enjoy both casual and endgame content.
What are we looking for in members otherwise?
We would prefer individuals who want to interact with others and participate in things or at least bring some kind of presence to the guild - this can be done through event participation, chatting or helping us out with various things. We like genuine, accepting people who have a passion for this game. It would be preferred that you can log on few times a week, though of course we understand absences and such as long as we are notified about it.
We require you to join our Discord server
Voice chatting is NEVER required! Download the Discord app or use the browser version, then join this server: https://discord.gg/v6Y8jG4
Read carefully through the #guild-info, #guild-rules and #how-to-join parts!
We require over 90% representing.
This means that you have our guild tag, [FIRE], beside your name over 90% of the time that you are online on your account total.
Representing the guild proves that you are devoted to our guild and our family. Having you represent us lets us know that you are not going to just up and leave, it allows our officers to realize we are more than a handy LFG when you need one. We want to build a tight knit community with a good atmosphere and having loyal people who we learn to know is the best way to do this - we tried the non-rep way once and did not like the results.
We exclude WvW/raid guild reps from this rule. Other exceptions can be discussed with the guild leader.
How to join
You can do one of the following:
Cerioth.7062 - Leader