I have a couple of announcements regarding our raiding team and the way we will be running things hence-forth. The biggest portion of this announcement is that we will be doing away with the concept of Part-Time Raiding all together. This means that, unless you are a part of the core-raiding team, you will not be participating in raids (unless extreme or special circumstances call for it.) As such, I will be purging the list of raiders that were both part-time, as well as inactive raiders. Raiders whom have formally excused themselves for raiding, whether it be due to real life or other circumstances will be placed on a “retired” list until their return. It is the job of these retired raiders to keep a line of communication with the guild open, if they hope to return to the raid team at any point in the future.
Next, I’d like to talk about the addition of a new rank; Oathguard. The Oathguard rank will serve veteran rank for core members and core raiders. While Oathsworn will become the new standard rank for casual members as well as prospect raiders. This will allow us to manage our resources more carefully, and allot more resources to known dedicated members within our guild environment, which leads me to believe this is a step in the right direction. It should be mentioned that there are certain pre-requirements to become an Oathguard, and the perks are said allotted resources. These requirements will be elaborated upon in a later date.
Lastly, I would like to address the tone in which our raid team operates under. We won’t be going hardcore anytime soon, rest assured. But I seek to create a more focused environment in the coming days. As such, we will be doubling down on enforcing item-level requirements for raids (and their respective difficulties.) For members who fall behind on item-level, it is their responsibility to ensure that they are caught up to the rest of the team and performing up-to par with what the general level of expectations are. This also means that we will be enforcing optimal performance with more aggression, as well. We will be forgiving and understanding in that it takes time to adjust and learn new changes, etc. But if improvements are not made, members who are not sufficiently carrying their own weight will be temporarily removed from the raiding team all together until a solution can be found.
I know this is a long announcement, so I will leave it here, for now. Expect more elaboration in the near future. But like always, if there are any comments, questions or concerns regarding these changes please contact me by whatever means necessary. Poisonmane, Kezona, Lobuz, Tahune and Loneflame may be contacted as well, regarding these changes.
The Oathsworn Vigil was "officially" formed on the realm Moon Guard on October 11th, 2013 with its members originating from the guild known as Shattered Oath. A formal split was created with the intent to address the many concerns plaguing the community within Shattered Oath in regards to management and guild standards.
The guild was previously known as "Bad", which was managed by a number of people before it went inactive. It was later salvaged and renamed "The Oathsworn Vigil" to meet our needs on all levels. Like its ancestor guild before it (Bad), and its sister guild (Shattered Oath), The Oathsworn Vigil focuses on embracing all aspects of the game. With a larger emphasis on PvE content (such as raids, dungeons, etc) and Role-Play.
We organize and manage multiple raids several nights throughout the week as well as other events with Role-play nature. All activities provided by the guild are optional, giving our member base the power of choice. 10-man Raid Teams always have a core member base, expected to be prepared when it is a raid night. Back-ups are always welcomed to sign up in case they may be needed.
In Character, The Oathsworn Vigil was born when Ferathir Dawnbreaker was assign to the rank of Sergeant while in Shattered Oath. He revived his ancient group which was called "The Vigil" with a new member based composed of all manner of "Oathsworn" (standard rank in Shattered Oath), thus ultimately renaming the small company "The Oathsworn Vigil." The Oathsworn Vigil was later re-structured as its own guild & faction after it gained enough backing from like-minded individuals within Shattered Oath as to how to handle the threats Azeroth has to bear. While they are generally on common grounds, The Oathsworn Vigil focuses more on the "true" dangers that would otherwise wipe out the entirety of Azeroth, and not just petty racial wars.
Out of character, our guild is filled with a large selection of personalities that are inately kind and helpful, as well as skilled. We encourage everyone to be heard and thus welcome suggestions, self-made events and activities or anything of the sort from our member base. In here, you aren't just another number. And we aren't just saying that!
Our goal is simple. To provide a fun and TRULY casual environment from all fronts and create a memorable experience for you while you remain a part of the Vigil. Good company, skilled players and an overall friendly environment that'll make you want to get involved.
Here in the Oathsworn Vigil, you are a part of a family. And as such, you will not find "inner circles" or feel "out of the loop." You are one of us and we take care of our own.
We aim to become the very foundation of what it means to be a great guild. And we want YOU to be a part of it!