My fellow slacktonians. I post this early, before Nov, due to KotFE release. I'll make this short and sorta sweet. Because cupcakes are sweet. And so am I! Sadly few of you are worthy of my greatn--- I mean - I love you all! As King - voted by myself - I write this State of Slackers for KotFE and the rest of the year.
I promise you! We will do OPS again with more days, more fun, more slack! Read my lips! I WILL tax you more cupcakes!
REMEMBER - SLACK TOGETHER, WORK ALONE!
Ask not what your guild can do for you, but what you can do for your guild! It's up to YOU to greet/make new members feel welcome and EVERY member let's not all be silent up there in GC or TS! If going to group/need - ask. If were pugging anyways worst is no one replies/can't go.
PLEASE BROWSE through and even post you read/like or have IDEAS or ISSUES please post! :)
Hopefully excitement of expanse/more peeps on and recruited will allow us to offer more OPS stuff. Other than Landos own team on Tues/Thurs, it's Sat and Sun for our open OPS. I HOPE we can do another night or have an 8m Slackgression team again.
OPS SM scale 50-64. Means more ppl can join!
OPS RULES THREAD (process of being updated... ) NO accusing or yelling at others or bad attitudes. Frustrations okay, but excessive anger towards any member will not be tolerated. Any issues with a members WHISPER Event Lead or Officer, NOT that member (issues can be both personal or inner-OPS such as member not following direction, doing something wrong, etc.).
Suns will remain 16m Slacker Content - While Sats POSSIBLY change to more 8m Slackgressions. Suns have flip flopped with Sats as the prime time Slack OPS night. Consistently for a few months we've had 16m FULL slacker runs for acheivos. I don't see why change that -
TIME CHANGE We will TRY to BEGIN at 6:30-6:45pm PT - since it takes us slackers time to get on earlier we can do more.
TIME CHANGE Sats time will be 4:30-4:45 group and 5:00-5:15pm PT START. PRINCE IMCUS still leads.
We have been barely 8m content for a while. This likely will change with KotFE but - we'll see over the next few weeks with activity if Sats can be 16m or become more 8m. It may very well be Sats become 16m again. Also, SPECIAL THEMED EVENTS likely will be on Sats.
Many feel reinvigorated - craft is nerfed, both good and bad. If we can try for just a TOP TEN once a month - I think that'd be awesome. 20k over 35k also encourages ppl to go for Conquest same with better rewards. First KotFE week, we got 8th in NS - ironically due to craft nerf. We did enough OPS/NS heroics to place. Guilds relying on craft could not last minute take us off board! This means some weeks favor us over others but if we are active for heroic weeks, OPS, FPs, we can def make top 10 more than once a month maybe.
SLACKTOBERFEST was mostly a success! Much to improve upon! THREAD HERE for suggestions on Trivia, if YOU want to have a category/questions, ideas for other activities, etc.
We will have a MONTHLY themed event fitting usually with a holiday or similar - whether Sat or Sun is TBA - but hopefully we'll get more folks, esp newer ones into it and we can have fun with them.
Though Slacktoberfest was beer themed thus encouraging drinking it - we want to appeal to BOTH drinkers and non-drinkers going forward and think OUTSIDE the box. Like the beta-test Geeks Who Slack aka Geeks Who Drink Trivia Event by Imcus and Bimu, there's stuff like in-game races, scavenger hunts, PvP duels, etc. PLEASE ALL OF YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE and post ideas, etc. in the thread above
Likely will be some OPS too in future of such events. Like, really drunk late OPS.
GEEKS WHO SLACK TRIVIA or KARAOKE for prizes/points
SHIP or TEMPLE UNLOCKS
MEMBER PROMOTIONS (with special SLACK TRIALS!)
Member SH SHOWCASE/HANGOUTS for THEME
DRINKING and NON-DRINKING games
In encouraging more activity overall and site use - I can track when people log in. Every month will be a RAFFLE for a PACK/MORE for those who actually LOG IN to the site! Members noble+ (officers excluded, because it's part of their Oath and expected anyways) who log into site ONCE a WEEK OR 3+ TIMES a MONTH will be entered. I'll randomly give a number to those members and roll during monthly themed event. You do NOT have to be present to receive pack.
More donated equals More unlocks, more repair bills we can cover, etc. Every bit helps! KING'S CELLAR/COFFERS - Section of bank for all event/prizes/raffles. I had ppl trade me a pack for Slacktoberfest just put in that part of bank if you want to donate any decor/packs/vehicles/etc.
ROYAL RANKS/PROMOTIONS/ROYAL SLACK COUNCIL (Officer/leaders) section has been up, but will again be edited soon. Now, there WILL be a new twist to those promoted to KNIGHT, LORD or any OFFICER rank.
MEMBER PROMOTION INITIATION
It will be a trial or initiation of sorts fitting with requirements of promotions AND done every month during the themed event. It will fit within slacker royal theme. Meant for fun, and basic knowledge of guild. [b]TRIAL DETAILS[/b] - will remain in secret only known to the Royal Slacker Council members and only Full member aka Knight+ can watch. Oooooohhhhhhhmyyyyyyyy.
MINECRAFT Still looking for more interested in a modded Minecraft server - TolkienCraft II is modpack looked at, w/ some edits. Please post here/vote if have any interest.
Hearthstone - ppl play? Making a new forum section soon!
STEAM/OTHER - ESO some may play still, steam games whatever we can post about them and add eachother to friendslists and play stuff together! We want to further Xpress how we're a community beyond any one game with SWTOR as the primary of course.
Black Watch Remember, they're cool, we're partners, and Tar is GM. In future SOON, we will be doing cross-guild promotions such as a Dark Slack Night certain Saturdays. End slacker OPS early, encourage slackers who may not use sith toons or do not go BW late Sat nights or maybe under 65 - since bolster 50+ more can join! Likewise BWers with no slacker toons will be welcome during our monthly themed events, barring guild specific activities. Hopefully all encouraging folks not joined to join the other sister guild! :) When this first will be is TBA really.
SWTOR THREAD - anyone feel free to bump/Xpress slacker interests anytime. (yes I am NOT using the E it betrayed us! Call me Risk from now on! Grrr E grrr you!!!) Will be recruiting more. Yes. MORE PEASANTS! MORE FORCED LABOR FOR CUPCAKES!
Policies like inactivity etc. haven't changed just need to enforce it :)
Long thread? Maybe. Who read? Dunno. But lots of potentially good stuff coming! Probably. Maybe. Definitely. Sorta. I believe in this guild, in you, in the slackerside so we can be the best guild ever. Go slack!