Lords of the Dead has always taken a proactive approach toward pioneering the organization the PvP'ers in every game we play and has done so again with the announcement of Beastgate Alliance[BGA].
Working together with other excellent Wv3 guilds such as Empyrean Knights[EK], Knights of the Abyss[KotA], Knock Out[KO], Herfolge Boldklub[HB], and Final Apocalypse[FA], we've founded Blackgate's first official Wv3 specific alliance. For those who want instant action, this ensures that LotD will always have the numbers available to kick ass and take names while fighting alongside our friends.
Building Upon Success:
After LotD's server rocketed it's way to #1, the other servers in Tier 1 began scrambling to find guilds to transfer in because they needed superior numbers to combat the guilds we had on Blackgate. Since then, the balance of power has shifted and Blackgate finds itself seeking new ways to get back our #1 ranking. We are confident that the utilization of alliances by the server will once again bring our community out on top.
Arena's Take Hold:
Month's after Guild Wars 2 launched, they have finally begun building out their arena's, commonly known to the GW2 community as "SPvP" or "TPvP". With private servers coming soon, guilds have begun ramping up their arena teams for world wide competition. Already player ran tournaments have begun and LotD will need the best of their best to compete. ... [Read More]
Yesterday, Cryptic announced a transition from Open Beta to a Live state of the game beginning June 20'th. Along with this announcement there's been a flurry of activity around balancing, additional content, and teasers on module 1 (Fury of the Feywild) coming this summer. The most interesting tidbit has been the announcement of Gauntlgrym. Gauntlgrym is a combination PvP/PvE 20v20 raid encounter exclusively for guilds in Neverwinter. We're very much looking forward to seeing how this plays out with the combat mechanics. As noted in previous posts, we're very encouraged with the Arena PvP in the game right now, and I think everyone is excited about the 20v20 encounter to see if it translates appropriately.
We'll be gearing up somewhat in preparation for the coming events and hope you'll come join us!
You can read more information on Gauntlgrym and watch a teaser video at the link below.
Neverwinter, LotD's first casual chapter has been a great addition so far, and we are going strong. We have slowly been growing since release, and it is common to see more than 15 guildies online during prime time.
One of the real surprises for most of us has been the PvP in Neverwinter. I don't think any of us had very high expectations of how this would play out, but with the fast paced combat system in Neverwinter, the PvP matches are fun, skill based, and dynamic. I strongly recommend that you give this a go if you haven't yet, and like some of our chapter participants have discovered, you can level exclusively in PvP should you choose to.
We recently held our first scheduled pvp event, and everyone who attended had a blast. We'll be looking to schedule pvp nights regularly, and imo arena pvp is Neverwinter's strongest feature currently. We'll be looking to build out a better PvP practice as we prepare for 20v20 PvP raids in the near future.
Speaking of features, the Module One expansion is scheduled to be released within a few weeks. Things they are planning to include:
20 vs 20 PvP encounter
A new ranged class (Likely Ranger or Warlock)
New Paragon paths
So there is a lot to look forward to just around the corner. Thanks to all who have joined in so far in making this chapter run smoothly and we are looking forward to more fun in this game in the future.
LotD goes official in Neverwinter Online - DRAGON server
LotD is now official in Neverwinter Online! This chapter is dedicated to being a casual chapter that membership can toy around with in-between our more serious chapters. You can come and go as you please with no restrictions – there is no ROI in this chapter. We're not tracking your game time, there are no donations needed - we're in this game just to have a laid-back game to play in-between our more hardcore chapters. And the game also happens to be A LOT of fun to boot.
This game is FREE, so download it and see if you like it. The vast majority of people who have played it have LOVED the fresh combat and well-done environments. Give it a try, and come join our experiment into casual chapters.
There is no app form to fill out. If you've gamed with us in the past come find us in teamspeak and we'll get you set up. We're on the Dragon server.
Introduction With Darkfall: Unholy Wars coming out this Tuesday April 16th, I thought I'd write a beta review to generate more guild interest. The game has come a long way since beta first started 5 months ago, and I believe the game is ready for release. Some major bugs got fixed within this beta period, and I feel the game is very solid currently. In general the Darkfall community has been very positive about release, and it looks like the launch population will be very healthy. As well as very competitive.
Darkfall: Unholy Wars is a full loot MMOFPS sandbox, with a seamlessly open fantasy world called Agon. The games focus is PVP in all its variations from small scale fights to large scale sieges. The world was build with conquest and politics in mind, as guilds have to compete for resources and territory to gain control of Agon. Notable features include an active combat system, active boat combat, active mounted combat, quick leveling system, a huge gathering and crafting system, a player housing system,
Month's ago, LotD joined a great community on the Blackgate server and began working with some amazing guilds, with the sole intent to take Blackgate to the #1 ranking. Thanks to the hard work of many of our brothers and sisters on this server, we have finally accomplished the first step of this by winning Blackgate's Tier 1 match up for the first time ever .
There is still work to be done, and we welcome all of our old friends from this community to come join us in solidifying Blackgates position within Guild Wars 2, as the best World vs. World server in the game.
Remember, we aren't just out there killing... We're killing with style!