That's a bit tacky, don't you think? You have your own recruitment page. Or was that intended in another way? I don't want to assume but I'm really not clear on how that last part was meant. It doesn't feel like it belongs with the rest of your post in any case.
Regardless, I think you'll find it was simply unfortunate wording on his part. We're offering a chance, as stated in the original post, for companies to run a tower with Brighthaven's backing during the War of the Towers and no need to sign on indefinitely.
Brighthaven is recruiting independent neutral and good-aligned companies to take, hold and defend Towers during Early Enrollment! We seek independent companies who are interested in staking a claim in PFO during EE. During EE, you will be sponsored by Brighthaven, allowing you to take, hold, and develop a Tower hex as well as take advantage of the exceptional martial (and other) training that Brighthaven will offer. You will have no restrictions placed upon you by Brighthaven other than these simple three: 1) you must be a neutral or good aligned company; 2) you must take, hold and defend (during Brighthaven's open PvP window) a Tower under the banner of Brighthaven (this will necessitate PvP), and 3) you must not take aggressive or subversive actions against Brighthaven, our members, or our allies during EE.
As detailed in the most recent Gobbocast, Episode 16: Low Place Like Home, being an unsponsored company during WotT will have little to no benefits, and unsponsored companies, even if capable of taking and holding a Tower, will be subject to a 24-hour open PvP window with essentially no benefit at the end of WotT. We know that some small independent companies don't want to be tied up or bogged down by settlement politics, but will still wish to advance their character's training beyond that available in NPC towns during EE and may wish to gain the benefit of a shortened Tower PvP window vs. going it alone. Because of this, Brighthaven is extending this opportunity to independent companies as a mutually beneficial and non-binding arrangement for both parties during EE.
Join Brighthaven during EE, reduce your open PvP window, gain experience operating a POI in PFO, and reap the benefits of the exceptional training opportunities offered by an advanced settlement! Should you decide to leave Brighthaven after EE (we hope that you won't, but if you do), you will be free to forge a new beginning for yourself anywhere you choose, no strings attached!
Join Brighthaven for WotT during EE and build your future in PFO!
Contact Lifedragn for more information or to join us!
Agree with Dario. In my current group my oracle is the best at stealth between having an alright Dex but also being small sized. The rogue-ish character is close, mind you, but I see no reason just because the rogue label is there to make them better at it. Anyone who puts the training and experience toward itshould have equal access to the skill in my opinion.
I'd probably reverse that question actually. The Roseblood Accord was in development and put forth well before Proxima Sin's pact.
Personally I think they are both very close, but don't see that as a detriment either. I consider the other more an individual level as opposed to a company's involvement in the Roseblood.
By all means, if you have some proof of wrong-doing or issues with TEO do please bring it forward to myself or Lifedragn. We'll happily address it and make amends if someone has been slighted or anyone wronged.
I can say with full confidence from my knowledge everyone in TEO has voted for TEO and those are accounted for in the Land Rush currently. It hasn't dipped or decreased at all, so uncertain where that line of reasoning is coming from.
Ryan Dancey wrote:
If people who have not already posted in this thread would like to speak, I would like to hear them. If you've already said your piece, I'd ask that you now stop posting here and let's see what some other people have to say.
I am representing only my own thoughts here.
I believe that Pax is one gaming community, however I do still believe that Golgatha should receive its settlement. Due to the circumstances involved, I'm sure Golgatha would never have joined up with Pax in the case they knew this was going to occur. Additionally, Pax has put a fair effort into trying to clear up the whole situation and make amends.
While all over our forums, I wanted to also acknowledge and congratulate Cheatle for being selected to become TEO's Military Steward here. It's a long road ahead, but we're sure you'll whip us into shape!
The following were also selected to be the heads of our sub-guilds running up to EE at which point another election will be taking place.
Congratulations to everyone and I'm sure if anyone has questions about the various subguilds or an interest in them, we're all happy to help out how we can.
The Empyreal Lords aren't just super powerful, they are a actually demigods on par with Demon Lords, Arch Devils, and so on. Additionally, as demigods they can bestow spells to worshipers. They can be any of the three good alignments and are widely diverse in their beliefs, goals, and methods of dealing with evil...so yes, quite a few of us believe they are an excellent representation of TEO as a whole.
Pax Hobs wrote:
Though this program will likely not be needed for a good portion of EE (since we'll be the new players still learning the ropes), I have every intention of still making this work. Those who wish to be Guides will likely be taking notes and planning procedures as we learn the game so as to better prepare future newcomers.
Darn right we will!
It would be the same (sorta) if T7V was a member also under the the Covenant of the Phoenix perhaps (which they aren't). That's a better comparison.
It's closer to an alliance set up between two settlements or groups, like what UNC and Pax had before. A truce/alliance but they aren't tied together so tightly or under the same larger organization. I can sorta see why you might consider otherwise, but it's not the case.
Annexation and Razing are cool.
If you have enslavement though, it would fit to have it work for others too. Something like freeing a number of NPC slaves and rescuing them to your home city while destroying/looting the slave pens and whatnot. Gives the freedom fighter and heroes a fitting response rather and keeps it more even for both sides.
Again, note that Golgatha was already a settlement and company before they joined and aligned with Pax. It's a very different scenario than the one you posted.
A better example would be if The 7th Veil joined under Covenant of the Phoenix. They'd still be a separate entity from us. They were a company and settlement before then and would still be allowed to gain a settlement. It's a grey-ish area but circumstances (and the quote from GW above) point it it being fine.
TEO actually discussed this at some length as well and while some felt it went against the spirit of the rules established, most felt it fell into a sorta grey area due to Golgatha joining Pax after it had already establishing itself prior. If Ryan and the rest of GW weren't against it or saying anything, we figured should be fine and not our place to say otherwise in any case.
*edit* What Nihimon said below...put it better and with quotes! :)
Some were open to it, though definitely only in a meta-game/OOC facility which unfortunately the Roseblood Accord doesn't cover entirely. It's also an IC alliance which was not something that was going to work with UNC's philosophies.
I don't think you're doing many favors for yourself or the group trying to take that road frankly. Hopefully we'll see you as part of the other Accord being worked out that does cover a more metagame disposition of ensuring a positive gaming environment, but we'll see what happens.