My fellow Gaiscioch members who were there from the beginning know where this guild was grounded from. I grew up along those founding members on my nightshade Errith on the little ol' Nimue server. I've spent a lot of time over the past two years trying to recapture the magic that DAOC brought to me, but I kept coming back to the game time and time again. I finally decided to go with a game with some PVE polish, just in case I ever got bored with PVP. In this effort, I found Rift and instantly signed up for Beta. Fast forward, and the only thing of interest in Rift for me these days is the PVE. I dabbled in GW2, but it didn't satisfy my fix. I have been contemplating possibly resubbing to DAOC, but there's a part of me that dreads what's become of the community there. I contemplated just hanging up the ol' MMO hat and moving on to something else.
Until today. I saw Mark Jacobs' name pop up a while ago. He was Mythic's co-founder, and the key figure in making DAOC. We can thank him for a lot about that game. Umm, there's some blame to go around too. And then there was WAR, which broke a lot of hearts. Coincidentally, I somehow watched 90 minutes of the MMOFTW webcast this past week. They said Mr. Jacobs is starting a new MMO. It sounds like an attempt to recapture some of the best aspects of DAOC. It's very early in the concept stages, but there is a Kickstarter campaign about to begin. I'm asking anyone in this guild who feels like me and wants a DAOC-like PVP game without having to resub to DAOC to take a look at the site, look at the principles behind the game, and then let everyone else know.
If we get the game we've been looking for, it will save us some time trying out the PVE-heavy, PVP-lite pretenders.