I have a personal desire to "conquer" EverQuest 2. For me, that means beating the biggest and baddest monsters the game has to offer and depriving them of their treasures. To accomplish that goal, I had a couple of options.
- Join an existing raiding guild.
- Build a raiding guild from scratch.
The fact is, it only takes 24, well organized individuals to do the hardest stuff in EverQuest 2. I figured there had to be at least 23 other people on the Oasis server that were in a similar situation as myself and looking for the same thing. Finding those 23 people was much more difficult than I envisioned, but with a lot of hard work and determination, we managed to hunt them down and put together a fine raid force!
The membership of every guild is in a constant state of flux. I do my best to keep the home page updated with the classes we are currently recruiting. If you are looking at Black Sheep as a potential home, there are a few things you should know. Here is what I am looking for in potential members:
- Team spirit - I need people that understand the ultimate objective is to build a solid team, and that individual goals will be attained as a result of putting the team first.
- Common purpose - The goals of this guild are clear. We are building a raid force to take down the hardest stuff in the game. If that's not what you want to do, that's fine, but Black Sheep is not the place for you.
- Commitment - We may not raid 6 nights a week for 5 hours at a time, but we DO raid 3 - 4 nights a week for several hours at a time. This is necessary to make progress in the raid game.
- Patience - Guilds are in a constant state of flux. It takes time to build a solid raid force. It takes time to gear up before you can move on to the next phase. It takes practice (and many deaths) to learn raid encounters.
- Respect - I have little patience for guild drama. I play the game to have fun, and to win, not to babysit. I expect members to treat each other with respect at all times. It's been an amazing journey building this guild and watching it grow. I look forward to many more epic adventures with Black Sheep!