The First Wave
Nov. 18th marks the first wave of guilds entering Vesteria. S.I.L.E.N.T. may have kicked it over, but Greyvale and Sinister Knights drove the ball home, bringing along PoTM and Serenity and even a few smaller guilds that didn’t get a good chance, Evolution, Ardent Raiders, Eclipse, Finality and Saeculum Clan.
The Second Wave
Along the way, a few guilds popped up out of bounds of the first generation. I’ll take a moment to list off some of those who marked the second generation. Here is to Servants of Varakros, The Seven Sins, The Wanderers, Bringers of Lyris, The Vesterian Explorers and A Taste of TIme.
The Third Wave
This is the third time in Vesterian history that a wave of guilds will sweep the forum. These are the new generations of players, so let’s give them a proper welcome to the guild community. Let’s hear it for: Kingdom of Vesteria, Diablo’s Mages, Sickle Mode, and Hollowfall.
Thank you to all the guild leaders, new and old. With your creativity, confidence and leadership skills, you guys have made the guild community what it is.
Our Community Today
The community we have today are founded on the loses and triumphs of the guilds that came before us. Today, guilds go on strong with the human companionship and friendship of fellow guild leaders. If not for PoTM, the guild community would not be as lifeful. From going to guild leaders pumping the life into the beating heart of a guild, to guilds flourishing on their own at birth. Thank you.
Our Community Then
What are we without our history? To every guild leader out there, I’d like you to read the next part of this, as a tribute to where your guild truly comes from. If not for these actions, could we be so sure things would be exactly the same?
Before we were a community, we had the conflicts that we had to resolve. It was the exhibition guild, S.I.L.E.N.T. that lead on a controversy that drove others to take sides, and although tore apart the community, it brought people together and eventually, both sides came to an understanding. This is the start of the formal guild community. This tiny problem drove home a collective of standards for how guilds treat eachother.
Later on, we had the Greyvale controversy. PoTM, a flourishing guild at the time, regarded as the most active had been requesting to be allied by Greyvale. Already having good relationships with other guilds, PoTM accepted and a dark seed with Sinister Knights would take root, which would lead to the shattering of allyship and end of Sinister Knights for good. I want to take a moment to thank Vex for his part in our history.
The small actions formed our community today. The slow erosion of simple rock can make a mountain that triumphs above the clouds. Society is formed by this erosion.
I’d now like to bring up Protectors of the Mushroom, the greatest contributor to our guild community. It is no understatement that PoTM has been at the forefront of most major events in the guild community. The SILENT War, the GV Allyship, the SK Scandal, the SV War. PoTM was there for it all.
PoTM was founded as a small guild on the idea that a few great people can come together to make a group that would rival any great guild. Founded by me, GeneralOmegus, Kenderos, and iiAriesy. These three people following a wave of inductions of veterans and respected members of the community into our guild, created and formed PoTM into the giant it is today.
PoTM has stood as a testament of time; as guilds died, PoTM stood and welcomed lost players into their guild to teach and to nurture members. PoTM is there to any player who needs assistance. It is our job, our obligations and our pleasure as veterans, moderators, leaders, and newbies of this community to help others. We have been there to help guilds flourish; our work with our members lead them to create their own guild, and we will be there even more to help this community, we love so much, grow.
Thank you to all the PoTM members who made this guild community possible. I’m sorry I couldn’t address you all.
Final thank you to the Third Generation. I love you all.
This community is great. We just got our third generation of guilds. PoTM helped build our guild community. Thank you to everyone and the third generation, especially.