Once Again, We Defend Caerleon

Once again our guild comes together to defend the city of Caerleon against incoming attacks. This time The Abyss came fully prepped and ready to rumble and it was an amazing fight!  Mad props to them for a valiant effort. This is OUR strong suit though, no one really to blame there.  We were BORN to do large scale PvP with massive experience in not online Ultima Online, EverQuest, Shadowbane, Dark Age of Camelot, Warhammer, World of Warcraft, and more, but also we’ve been in this game, committed to it, since Alpha 2.  Having said that, however… Abyss hit us hard!  They had the demon shot/meteor/mace root combo on lock down and that shit really killed the heck out of our main raid team several times over.  I certainly will be looking to duplicate that shit next time!

The Developers Round Table: A Chance to Affect Change

In almost all of our previous chapters for MMO games, including UO, DAOC, Rift, and WoW, we’ve been asked to be part of the Developers Round Table. Usually these have been very specific invites, exclusive for certain pilars of the gaming community, but Albion Online has recently decided to add in all the top GMs of the most active guilds to the discussions.  This is really good in my opinion!  The more perspectives we have the better.

As a result of this addition,  I am re-launching our “Submit Your Feedback” program.  You will need to be registered on this site to do so, but you can submit your feedback and suggestions below.  This form will be exported and delivered to the developers at our Round Table discussions.  Not everything that you submit here will be addressed or implemented, but some of it might be.  As we have done before, and as a partner with Amazon, those that submit concrete, detailed suggestions and those suggestions get implemented into the game will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card from The Last Prophecy Gaming, Inc.

We really appreciate your involvement in this program.

 

 

Thanks,

<3 Dani

 

When The Going Gets Tuf

There is always something to be said about the power of the internet.   After so many decades doing this, the MMO thing,  I can truly say that there are people in the world that will undoubtedly disappoint you.  But just as stark a contrast are the people that you bump into that will also inspire you and touch your heart.   I have had the amazing pleasure to make some very long-lasting friendships across the world,  as part of TLP.   The people you see here, in this screen shot…  I am so proud to say embody those friendships.  All for very different reasons!  What we have here in this guild, in this gaming family, cannot be easily duplicated.  And there is a real strength in that.  One that far supersedes mere pixels on a screen. 

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Raid Teams, Yes Plural… Teams

wow-legion-logoFor Legion, we have decided to not only continue onward and push through content with our main weekday raid team, Team Olympians… we are also going to be creating a new raid team that raids on weekends for those of us that either a) have busy work weeks or b) have alts they want to level up.  Dubbed Team Demi Gods, this raid team will run Saturdays and Sundays from 9 PM to 12 AM EST.

Rounding out our new raid team’s leadership will be Charsbarkley as Raiding Officer and Klavin as Raid Leader.  The two of them will work closely together to lead us through successful content progression. Charsbarkley will work on the roster composition, recording attendance, and working with recruitment officers to fill necessary raiding spots. Klavin will focus entirely on strategic boss progression and getting our raiders through content.  If any folks would like to join our new raid team on the weekends, please see Charsbarkley or Klavin to get on the roster’s list of try outs.

For Team Olympians, we are shifting focus from moderate raiding to semi-hardcore raiding. In doing so, there are some spots that have become or will through the course of selection become free for other raiders to apply to as some of our raiders would move to be bench players rather than roster players due to personal time constraints.  This includes myself.  The requirements to join either raid group have gone up to be 840 ilvl and an unlocked 3rd artifact relic slot. This does require members to continuously be working on their main raiding characters, even on off days.  For many of us, that’s an impossibility.  But this will allow us to push for top ranks on our server.  You’ll want to message Vitalizer or Tankymcbones to compete for a spot.

A roster spreadsheet can be found here for all to review.

 

Beta Burnout is Real

A lot of our core players have decided to take a break because we know that this beta is getting extended; probably will not see a release until the first quarter of 2017.  Due to that fact a lot of our core is taking a break from the beta.  This has traditionally been a real stickler for us.  When we play a beta, we expect to be able at some very near future see the release of the game. In both instances, we’ve been bitten and now are twice shy.  Speculation has us delaying this beta for quite some time based on the post here by the CEO of Sandbox Interactive, known as Korn.

First of all, I’d like to point out that we have always been very clear about our philosophy with regards to Albion Online: the main goal is for the game to be successful in the long term. The game will be released when we believe that it’s able to achieve that goal. Every time we gave an indication for a release date, we always made that clear.

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Built to Fight: TLP Forms Alliance, Rest in Pieces

Much like we did in the first beta, we continue to foster friendships and collaboration by focusing our members to fight against the horde that is [REIGN] who continues to stomp out any that cross their path. Some of the smaller guilds are going to have to make some very tough choices — either they learn to work together or start thinking about merging into bigger guilds.  Albion seems to be no place for the small, tight knit groups of the past because we’re being forced out of existence.  It’s time to organize and centralize to put forth an effort to not be engulfed by, or eaten alive in some instances, the zerg.

We have always created alliances in every game we have played, Albion is no different.  In our first beta, we had the name Rest in Pieces (long before there was ever a guild with the same name) for our alliance.  It was one of the first things we did.  Now, we dust off the name and put it back to good use as we form the [RIP] alliance of Redwater.  We’ve aligned ourselves with some great guilds that have for the better part moved into Redwater Bend and plan to make this place their home — at least for the duration of this final beta.

With events, GvG practices, dungeon crawls, and more organized and led by competent leaders, we think we have a good shot at holding our own.

Full Clear Wednesday!

We’d like to congratulate our Team Olympian raiders for a great job in clearing ALL of Heroic HFC in 2.75 hours — from start to finish.  They earned themselves a day off on Thursday night and it was also our last night of raiding in WoD. Onward and upwards to Legion Raiding!  We will NOT be raiding until September 30th as we’re giving our members a month to level and be Raid Ready!  Here is a picture of all of us. 😉  Go #TeamTLP!

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Final Beta is Live Now!

The wait is over! Final Beta has now officially started and adventurers are already making their way through the King’s and Queen’s Isles.

What Can You Expect in Final Beta?

Are you already on the Final Beta hypetrain? Find out what’s coming your way in our latest video!

Final Beta starts with the server wiped clean, and a brand new world to explore, as well as many new and reworked features. Here is a quick overview of what you can expect:

  • New World: Royal Continents and The Outlands
  • Biomes: Swamps, Steppes and Mountains
  • New Powerful Artifact Weapons, Off-Hands and Armor Sets
  • Reworked Guild vs. Guild Battles
  • New Reputation and Crime System
  • Reworked Destiny Board
  • … and more!

Want to learn more about the upcoming Final Beta? Check out the Final Beta update page here!

Your Adventure Begins Now!

Legendary Founders have immediate access to Final Beta, while Epic Founders will be able to join tomorrow, August 2, at 12:00 UTC, and Veteran Founders can hop on the live server on August 3, at 12:00 UTC.

Not yet a Legendary Founder? Purchase your Founder’s Pack or upgrade your current pack in the Albion Online shop to get immediate access to the Final Beta!

Community Event: Cards Against Humanity Party!

Join us for some fun and community! TLP-FFXIV is hosting our very next Cards Against Humanity Family Night happening on Friday July 29th at 10 PM EST / 9 PM CST. We encourage all our members and fans to join in on the fun! Our Community nights will be happening once a month so if you can’t catch this one, you can plan on the one next month! Not interested in playing but just want to come hang out? Sure, np! We will be hosting it LIVE through our amazing partners at Twitch on our main channel:http://twitch.tv/TLPGuild and you are welcomed to come hang out in our TLP Main Discord Server with the rest of us.

Cards Against Humanity will also be played LIVE in person during our up and coming “Meet n Greet” with our guildies and streamers in San Diego, CA when we all attend ‪#‎TeamTLP‬ Twitch Con 2016 on September 28th, 2016. TLP has acquired an entire apartment building for all our teammates and guildmates and is hosting a “Tired N Hungry” dinner for all of our folks flying in that Thursday. Expect lots of fun and laughter!

See you all there!
<3 Dani

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Summer Break!

The summer is here and we’re all taking much needed time with our families, friends, and out of town visitors!  It’s a special time where folks are happiest sitting on a beach working on their tan or swinging slightly on a hammock reading a book.    As such it’s been hard to coordinate a Talk Show schedule that suits that streamers on our team that normally have an interest in participating in it.  So we’ve decided to take a break for the month of July and August and then come back strong with a NEW SEASON of The Titans Talk Show sometime in mid-September for  #TwitchConHype #TeamTLP #TLPCompound #SanDiego #GotCarriedAway #WithAllTheHashtags

<3 Dani