[XHSA]GW Community of 14 years. Seeking players looking for a long-term community experience. New players welcome. PvE, Raids, Guild Missions, Fractals, and more.
Xunlai Heroic Service Agents is seeking out active and social players to add to our roster. We are currently focusing our recruitment on new and returning players as to help progress and be a part of the next "generation" of Guild Wars 2 players.
If you are a new or returning player looking for an active and knowledgeable guild to get back the game with you have come to the right place. We are a 14 year established guild for long term players of any experience, casual and hardcore. We have the experience and dedication to assist anyone looking to progress in GW2 on any level while providing a long term community of friendly players to call home.
I know this recruitment post is quite lengthy, but we wanted to provide prospective members with all the information the could want about us and our activities. Feel free to read in part or in whole, but at the very least it is important to review our [recruitment page](http://xunlaiheroes.wixsite.com/xhsa/recruitment) on our website to know what to expect and what will be expected from members of our guild.
Here is a quick summary of our current activities.
* T4 Fractals, regularly ran after reset, often include the challenge mote fractals.
* Experienced Raiding, Pool of 30+ Experienced checked raiders.
* Casual Raiding (No Exp Required). Every Friday (10PM Eastern) Other times may vary.
* Guild Missions Every Friday, 9PM-10PM Eastern
* Random Dungeons, Desert Bounty Runs, and Meta Events. Achievement Hunting.
* General hanging out, cracking dirty jokes, and posting dank memes on discord.
XHSA is a 14 year running guild established on release day of Guild Wars 1. We have always focused on the ideals that foster community as people are most important in our guild philosophy. It is the members that make any guild great and we recruit on the idea that our guild should. We strive for quality members that feel as we do in making our guild the best place to experience Guild Wars 2. We hold the belief that our focus on people and quality is what kept us going these 12 years no matter the status of the game and will continue to hold community as our top priority.
We are a guild most active in the evening in the American Time zones and are mostly filled with skilled long time players. Our present roster is around 100 members with mostly a PvE interest and a casual interest in other modes. The bulk of our most active members are highly skilled and experienced. Therefore, the environment in this guild is highly focused on end game activities such as T4 Fractals, Raids, Challenge Motes, and Achievements. However, we have much to offer players that are starting out or have not broken into the end-game scene. We were all once "noobs" and can offer the best advice and assistance on how to reach your goals. We also have casual events to help people's experience get where they need to be.
Why join XHSA over other guilds?
XHSA is a guild that only recruits and retains players committed to our community. Everyone on our roster has their main community as XHSA. Meaning people here are here to interact, socialize, and make friends with the members that are here including yourself. This is very different from many non-rep, "recruit anyone guilds" where their, while the exist on the roster, may not hold that community or its members in their priorities, only to use that roster as a means to fill/join groups.
We are not the typical “pack the roster with as many bodies as possible” guilds. Here you will only find members active in the game and dedicated to our community. Very few guilds have a commitment to the level of quality we look for in our members. Our focus is about building a active and skilled community and only retaining people that share the commitment that makes a guild this great.
XHSA offers an open community that is easy to fit into. Everyone here were complete strangers when they joined the guild and have made it successful by reaching out and forming long lasting friendships. We want that for every member we accept into the guild. This guild is not some clique of friends that started a guild to recruit people under them and only include them when necessary. You can be certain if recruited we have every intent of getting to know you and including you in activities.
XHSA has a history of standing up to the test of time.
We won't die out like other guilds or have ever had to "rebuild" because of a stent of inactivity that had caused us to die out. The guild will not fall apart because some core group became inactive in the game. Most of our members are players that have been active for years and been with the guild for years. You an rest assured that any emotional or practical investment in this guild will last throughout your gaming experience.
When you are invited to XHSA you are being accepted by the community, not just a leader or officer.
We use an application process so that the entire community can consider potential members. All members of the guild are able to discuss and vote to accept or decline an applicant. We like to make sure that each member will be a good fit and that we can offer them what they are looking for in a guild. This gives us the opportunity to get to know someone before we decide to make them apart of our community. And to also exclude players that indicate they may not be a good fit for us or we can not provide what they are looking for. Be assured, when accepted, members already know you are coming and will be ready to welcome you. You will be joining a guild that actively decided to take you in as part of our community.
What does quality mean to XHSA
XHSA defines the quality our our guild by activity, participation, and respect fellow members have for each-other.
XHSA retains only active and participating members in our guild. Our philosophy is that a guild should be much more than a collection of people used to fill parties. We expect all of our members that want to join our community to also want to be involved in it. You will not find our roster to be inflated with inactive, non-representing, non-participating members. We feel that if we are going to be pushing quality we should also be able to deliver quality. Here you will find that guild that has what many others are lacking. That friendly feel with people that keeps you coming back to visit with friends.
Members recruited to XHSA have shown they hold the idea and concept of community highly in their priorities XHSA is the main guild and home to all of it's members and represent it in a manner that reflects that. We don’t believe in spam recruiting, blind invites, or throwing cookie cutter recruitment messages at people's posts. We do not want to overfill our roster with randomly invited people and cap it at 200. You will find that our members were carefully selected on the basis of having similar goals, interests, and activity to form a well functioning and quality community. Members are recruited not just on those merits but also on the basis that we are able to provide what they are seeking.
We are also a guild that strives to be inclusive and respectful of everyone. Our members maintain the mentality that this is a video game and we are here to have fun. We have a very mixed roster made up of people of all creeds, nationalities, gender, and sexual orientation. While our members certainly do have a crude, politically incorrect sense of humor, we do not tolerate behavior intended to be discriminating or demeaning, towards anyone members or not, for any reason.
XHSA considers itself highly proficient in end game content and strives to attract talent that would be expected to complete these things without difficulty in a timely manner. We are very exited for the new wing and have revamped out experienced raiding with times 6 days a week and a casual "No exp required" raid time on Fridays. Let me say that raiding or meeting raiding requirements it not required for guild membership or to attend casual raids on Fridays.
Our experienced raiding pool is somewhere in the neighborhood of 30+ active raiders with static team placements for our most practiced and top performing players. This pool is for members that meet certain experience and DPS requirements to establish a competency baseline to meet the expectations of experienced runs and goals. Players may join this pool to fill for our statics, join in or start on impromptu runs, or find a group to complete an achievement. The desire to join a static is not required to join this pool. The purpose of this pool is to serve as a staging ground, on discord, for the guild's statics, groups with experienced expectations, and challenge mote achievements. Details on our minimum competency requirements can be found in this link. http://xunlaiheroes.wixsite.com/xhsa/raid-competency
Casual raids take place mostly Friday nights after our guild missions, but can also occur other times during this week. These are open to anyone that has a meta build and has done at least a little research on the encounters. Roster is opened on Thursday and comes at a first come first serve basis prioritizing people that need a leg up in experience and kill proofs. The only requirements are having a meta build and having at least reviewed the encounters for the posted wing before hand via guides and videos.
Our raid times and status are as follows. While most of the statics may be full, there are usually opportunities to fill for absences and join for open experienced raids held on other days. Perfect for people looking for experienced and smooth raid opportunities but can not commit to a static team. All times below with the exception of Fridays require that raiders qualify for our experienced raiding pool.
Static Team 1 [Full] Mondays 10:00-11:30PM & Tuesdays 8:30-10:30PM Eastern US. (All Wings)
Static Team 2 [2 Open Slots] Tuesday 9:30PM-Midnight Eastern US. (Wings 1-4)
Static Team 3 [Full] 8:30-10:30PM Eastern (Wings 5&6 and CMs)
Friday Casual "Open Raid" [Weekly Open Sign-ups] (Random/Voted Wing) 10:00-11:30PM Eastern
Presently static team 2 is looking for two members, one DPS and one BS warrior. This is a quick clear group. Expectations are moderate experience with wings 1-4 having cleared the bosses multiple times. Members interested in this team should be able to run and be geared for the meta with a reasonable DPS proficiency. Members should also be prepared and have experience performing mechanical roles of said fights. If you are interested in joining this team please indicate it on your application.
If you are interested in raids with XHSA and would like to learn more about our requirements. Please see the link below.
Fractals is a highly practiced activity in our guild. You can bet with the new fractal coming out there multiple groups going around reset and practicing the challenge more if there is one. You will almost always find a full guild group to run this content effectively in the evenings. Build requirements for these groups may vary as some do both CMs along with their daily runs and meta may be asked for. However, most groups are pretty accepting of all builds so long as you have the appropriate AR for T4s.
Living Story Season 4
The guild is always highly active in the newest releases. If you are looking for a guild to discover the new content with, there are always plenty of members to dice in with, discuss, and assist with new challenge. We do maintain a spoiler free guild chat for 7 days after release and have a spoiler channel in discord for those who want to discuss the plot of the new story before players have had a chance to play it.
Guild Hall and Missions
XHSA has a max level guild hall in Windswept Haven. Our Guild missions are currently every Friday at 9PM Eastern US. If members are online at that time, you are expected to attend as this is the best opportunity we have to mingle with your guildies. This is a high value event for us as we like to see people get antiquated with the guild, if they so happen to be online Friday night, via this event. Attendance for guild missions is something that is highly valued as a community builder in this guild.
I would like to be a part of XHSA. How do I join?
It is highly encouraged that you glance over our recruitment posting on our website and any other information that interests you.
There is application on our website that every recruit has to fill out. We believe in getting to know the members we invite into the guild. Each application is considered by the entire guild and is voted on. The required segment is very short, but it is in a prospective members best interest to provide as much detail as they can. Please allow 24 to 72 hours for your app to be posted and reviewed.
People are encouraged to contact the Director - Mireles Lore.5942, Deputy Director-ShaBangBang.9172, or our Chief of Staff-CeruleanNebula.7356, if they have questions, want to inquire about the status of their application, or just want to talk to an actual person about recruitment.