These posts are archives of forum / blog entries I made on my EverQuest guild website. The website won’t be around forever, and I wanted the posts all in one place so I didn’t lose them, this blog seemed like as good a place as any.
Truly Naughty Troop Newsletter - Edition 16 - 19th May 2004 Contents 1. Introduction 2. News 3. Upcoming Events 4. Zone-mania 5. Help Wanted 6. Help Offered 7. Useful Links 8. Acronym Buster 9. Messages 10. Feedback ------------ // ------------ 1. Introduction Hello again minions, welcome to the peons in the back. Welcome to the 16th edition of the legendary Truly Naughty Troop newsletter. I want to talk about different types of guild, mainly two different types. Hero Guilds and Council Guilds. Council Guilds are led by a council of officers, but more importantly, the membership associates with the Council as their leading body, there isn't a single figurehead as such, with whom the guild associates. Hero Guilds on the other hand have a leader who is the figurehead for the guild, even if there is a council of officershelping out. The mood or tempo of the guild is generally tied to the Hero guild leader. Some of you may recognise this from Business theory, it works for guilds as well. Truly Naughty Troop is, in my evil and not so humble view, a Hero Guild. Yes, we have some officers, and they work together for our guild, but generally, Serayus/Torelian is the Hero leader of our guild, and the tempo and mood in the guild is linked to Serayus/Torelian. This places a strong burden of responsibility upon that hero leader, and an equally strong burden of responsibility on the members of the guild. When Torelian isn't present, we're going to feel adrift, but when Torelian is present, we need to make sure we provide him with support and encouragement to make his job easier. *~*~ Or I'll Eat Your Souls. ~*~* The newsletter is not a replacement for the board, and more often than not will just summarise something and provide a link - so, go sign up and take part - pub21.ezboard.com/btrulynaughtytroop You've already signed up to get the newsletter, obviously ;) , but I'd like to encourage you to get your guild-mates to sign up as well. The more folk signed up the better. E-mail addresses will be kept private, and will only be used to send out this newsletter on a weekly basis, so it's safe to sign up. Spread the word! If you feel like contributing something to the newsletter, or have any feedback on it, please drop me a mail at email@example.com and I'll see what I can do. ------------ // ------------ 2. News DING! Orth dinged 60 (and then 61) - grats Orth :) Omens of War is coming soon - the new EQ expansion - everquest.station.sony.co.../index.jsp -looks like quite a bit of content. Did I already mention that in a newsletter? I can't remember. EQII website has been revamped, and now contains a lot more information - everquest2.station.sony.com/ HoT Raid - hmm, wobbly start, good loot drops in the end. I'm sure I don't need to remind anyone that they may wish to avoid LDoN or specific duration activity, close to the start of a raid, especially when there's a risk of wiping and needing to recover. TNT wants everyone who can and wants, to attend the HoT raids, but there are some requirements you must meet before doing so, in summary - level 55 and non-KOS to CoV. The CoV faction is trivial to check before you get to Sontalak and he eats you (at least two people died to him). The raid started 2 hours late due to LDoN's over-running, and then people having issues with Sontalak and other creatures on the way to the raid. Remember, the raid start time is when we should start buffing, not when we should start travelling to the meeting location. Having said that - the raid was successful, lots of loot drops inall classes, and only a single death (and that was the puller, which isn't always possible to avoid). Hopefully the next one will be even better and will have an even higher attendance thanks to some faction work by Atrias/Cukrarn. You can check out all the HoT info here p087.ezboard.com/ftrulynaughtytroopfrm18 - and specific requirements of attending - p087.ezboard.com/ftrulyna...ID=6.topic (the first post talks about being Ally to CoV - you need that to hand in armour, so you should aim for it ASAP, but you only need to be non-KOS to attend). [Know someone who dinged something significant? Let me know - I'm not always on (no, honestly) so sometimes don't get to see dingage] ------------ // ------------ 3. Upcoming Events Chardok Queen - Meeting time:Sunday The 23rd of May 2004 - 1PM EST/ 10 AM PST / 5PM GMT, Meeting Place:PoK Druid Port In, Zone in time (Time raid actually Starts): 2:30-3:00 PM EST - full details p087.ezboard.com/ftrulyna...=193.topic Kael - Atrias is talking about running some Kael raids - full details here p087.ezboard.com/ftrulyna...=192.topic ------------ // ------------ 4. Zone-mania From Serayus, Tore begged me to add this in, soooo.....Lower Guk: Undead Froggies, Undead Froggies, Undead Froggies....You get the point. Where else can a Smiter ofundead evil go between level 40 and 50, get excellent XP and enjoy seeing their undead DD Proc! Not to mention FS Weapons for Blacksmith tradeskilling, lots of good loot, and decent cash! Oh the JOYS! Veksar: Lower Guk on steroids! Yes, the Pallies second home! From levels 55+ you get to romp in and Keel undead, plus take out named mobs that have YUMMY Item drops (Soulscream belt, Darkfaith Earring, to name a few). It sits in the middle of beautiful Lake of Ill Omen, and boasts lots of challenges and decent loot! ------------ // ------------ 5. Help Wanted Atrias wants some help in Hate - p087.ezboard.com/ftrulyna...=191.topic Muldian wants some help in the Hole - p087.ezboard.com/ftrulyna...=190.topic CoV faction - some people still need CoV faction - at least one person was on Giant faction in a previous guild and needs our help to allow him to attend HoT raids - if Jassako is on when you are, consider going to Kaeland helping him out. ------------ // ------------ 6. Help Offered We're all evil, no one's offering any services at the moment. ------------ // ------------ 7. Useful Links [content] Missed the previous edition of this newsletter? Deleted it and want to read it again (to assist with gettingto sleep perhaps?), check out the previous editions here pub21.ezboard.com/ftrulyn...troopfrm19 thanks to the Keeper of the Boards. ------------ // ------------ 8. Acronym Buster From Torelian, Acronym Buster! OK, here is an unusual one that I used to use alot. BEFG. Translation: Big Evil F***ing Grin. Useage: Come here little Undead Froggy! *BEFG* ------------ // ------------ 9. Messages Be nice or I'll eat your soul. ------------ // ------------ 10. Feedback Please feel free to send all feedback about this newsletter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Let me know if you'd like to see any additional sections or content, and if you have any content to contribute. The best way to get content into the newsletter, is to post it to the boards, and I'll pick it up. If youlike, send me a pointer requesting it be added, but the board is the first place you should stick it :) If you would like to stop receiving the newsletter, or would like to change your e-mail address, or any otheradministrative mail should also be sent to email@example.com - please remember to include your character name and e-mail address. You can also send me a tell in game as Eviltrix if I'm on, but you should be prepared for vitriol :p ------------ // ------------