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Perpetual Dawn is moving!!! We have a new site on Enjin here.

Hello and welcome

to Perpetual Dawn, a Dragon Cabal for the soon-to-be-released MMO, The Secret World. My name (in-game) is Vidya and I'm glad you found your way to the site. Perpetual Dawn is a small group of experienced gamers who share a vision for the cabal and are working together to make it a reality. At its bones, our mission is quite simple. Enjoy the game. Be excellent at the game. Create an environment of respect, humor, and friendship in the cabal.

But that, I can hear you thinking (yes we have a mind reading device. No you can't have it), is what every single cabal says. I mean, imagine a cabal saying the opposite. We want to hate the game, disrespect each other, and generally be miserable. Want to join? Hmmm that's not a bad recruiting pitch actually.

So how will Perpetual Dawn achieve that mission? That's what really describes a cabal and differentiates cabals from each other. So let me try to explain that in plain and direct language... no jargon!!

What kind of players would like Perpetual Dawn?

Players who play for fun and want to be part of a good gaming community. Players who define fun as excelling at their characters, tackling the hardest challenges, and being generally awesome. Experienced gamers who want to help build a new cabal based on their experiences in previous games. Players who don't want the anonymity and complexity of large guilds.

Small Cabal size

    As you read on the TSW forums post, we aim to keep PD small, initially between 15 and 20 players. This will allow us enough buffer to fill the raids (10 people) while accommodating schedules and attrition.
    Ever been in a guild that always spammed recruitment pitches to anyone and everyone? Felt that the measure of success was the number of members? That absolutely will not happen here.

Rules and systems based on common sense and trust

    This applies to everything from DKP to Crafting to whatever else arises as we venture into this new game. Essentially we mean to say that the administrative side of PD will not be like the tax code or law school.
    For example, in deciding what way to distribute loot, members gravitated away from a DKP system. Why design a complex points/subtractions system instead of just talking it through and making the clear decision? Straightforward, relaxed, and sensible. We decided to have a Loot Council. It will not micromanage, but step in if a situation is particularly confusing, complicated, or charged.
    We are a small cabal, and this works in our favor. We won't need extensive rules that guard against people exploiting the system. There's this funny thing that happens when you treat people like they are smart, sensible, and fair... they tend to act that way. Do the opposite and start nickle-and-diming people and expecting them to cheat, and that's what you'll get.

Minimal Hierarchy

    You won't see a dozen ranks creating unnecessary tiers between members. PD will be participatory and inclusive for members.

Raiding v. Crafting v. PvP v. Solo'ing

    The focus of Perpetual Dawn will be its members and following common interests. We are aiming for a good balance of all of these, with a slight edge towards the PvE and raiding side of games. A lot depends on TSW, of course, and how it plays

    Said differently, we want to down the hardest shit in the game. We want to compete against the best in PvP. We want to see all aspects of the game. But it is just a game in the end, so let's keep things in perspective.

Website, Voice server, and Administration

We will be moving off of Guildportal before launch, either to Enjin or Shivtr.

    We will have a Mumble Voice server once we make the move. Ability to at least listen will be required for raiding.

    The functional focus of the website will be event planning for raids, meetings, etc, and the forums, for discussing strategies, builds, areas, etc. I want to keep the website simple and streamlined so we can be in game as much as possible. But off-topic shenanginans are ok too...

    If being a member of Perpetual Dawn interests you, please fill out the application form here on Guildportal. The application review process will last two days, and please do check your mail on Guildportal to see if I've sent you any follow-up questions.

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WhoMe?, Mar 13, 12 11:33 PM.
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