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Neksis / May 01, 2014

There it is folks, the original JUGs Cape from Guild Wars 1. It's tattered, stained and has a crudely-drawn logo* that seems more at place on a coffee shop napkin than on a guild cape.

So with a gallery of swords, skulls, and extravagant heraldry, why did we choose a scribble of a cartoon beaver? Because it's funny and didn't take itself too seriously; it was perfect for our guild. We were a small group of friends who were far from hardcore but
laughed, joked around and gave each other crap whenever possible.

We were Just Us Gamers and we had a lot of fun. Whether the semi-naughty nature of our tag was intentional or not, we'll never tell.

So here we are in a new game and a new guild. Out of reverence to the fun we had in GW1, I kept the tag and the beaver. I also hoped to keep the fun and sense of cameraderie that permeated the first guild.

So far so good...


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*The original beaver logo was a result of a contest hosted by ArenaNet where people could submit their artwork and the winners would have their work added to the gallery of guild emblems available in the game. Apparently the beaver made the judges laugh as much as it did us.
Neksis / Apr 01, 2014



Having the quality of members in this guild more than
a guild leader could ever hope to have. I am so very
proud to call you guild-mates and friends. It is
people like you that make guilds great and I know
you're the reason why I played GW2 as long as I have.

As hard as it is for me to tell this to you all; it's
perhaps the hardest thing I've ever had to say, but the
reality is that I've become tired of Guild Wars and
I've gone back to playing World of Warcraft. It's the
last thing I thought would happen but it has.

Full of teenage griefers as it may be, I find that WoW
offers far superior graphics, has panda bears and,
of course, better dance emotes. I know that this means
leaving the guild, but I know today is the right day to
say goodbye.

Darwin, Ritter, Cyrus, Fay, Algarath and maybe Stew
are fine officers and will take care of the guild; I know
you will all be in very good hands.




I'll miss you all,


Neksis / Feb 07, 2014



SCAVENGER HUNTS!! ESCORT MISSIONS!! TRIVIA CONTESTS!!
ALL THIS AND MORE!!

This March, our illustrious guild officer Cyrus has generously organized a series of GUILD EVENTS in which guild members can earn points.

The events will be comprised of both solo and group activities. The more events you participate in, the more points you can earn.

After the events are over, the top three members with the most points will win...and they will win big!!!

PRIZES:

First Place: 200 Gold
Second Place: 100 Gold
Third Place: 50 Gold

Here are some of the EVENTS:

  • Wow!!! That is Cool, Where Did You Get It? (Scavenger Hunt)
  • Are You Smarter Than a Tyrian Jackalope? (Trivia Contest)
  • Do I Know You? (Meet and Greet)
  • Where in the World is Cyrus Sandiego? (Locate the Pin)
  • Thee Cannonball Run (Race across the Zone)
  • Hey You!!! Glad You Joined Us!!! (Guild Participation)
..and many more!!


Follow this news thread as we bring you updates and specific information about the events!!!


Neksis / Dec 05, 2013


This week our guild took in it's 200th member.

This is quite a benchmark to achieve right before we hit our first year anniversary (Jan. 9th) as a guild. I attribute this to the caliber of our membership and the inclusive, helpful and friendly environment they have created. Well done and thank you.

To be honest, there were times when I wasn't sure we were going to make it to fifty, let alone 200. I've found the role of guild leader--this is my first guild, by the way--to be both a trying and rewarding experience: with each new member, elation; with each member leaving, a small sense of failure and dejection. With each loss, fortunately, came a bit of knowledge and insight on how to make the guild stronger.

While our roster boasts over 200 members, obviously there are people we just never see. For them, the game didn't fulfil their expectations or real life had to take them away from the game; it is a testament to the quality of the people in our guild that some of them still log in every now and then to poke their heads in and say 'hi.' It's for these folks that I'll keep the lights on and hope for their return.

For those of us that are still in the fight and wear our tag, thanks again for the quality of character and environment of friendship and respect you bring to this guild. Gratitude is also deservedly extended to our officers; their hard work, knowledge and insight has kept our guild on course and helped it to flourish.

Creating this guild is the best one silver I've ever spent.....although those rawhide legging I bought were pretty nice.

~ Neksis
Neksis / Nov 12, 2013


With the introduction of craftable Ascended gear, once again we find ourselves grinding away for the materials needed; chest farming, champion trains and Ori runs have become our daily activities.

But what about dungeons?

Often dismissed because of their assumed difficulty and time consumption, dungeon runs are a great source of raw materials and most important of all...gold.

Here are some points about dungeons you might have forgotten:

  • Most dungeon runs, if led by someone familiar with the dungeon, can be finished within 20-40 minutes.
  • The minimum reward at the end of each run is 1 Gold -- this isn't counting the money and loot drops acquired during the run.
  • Ascalonian Catacomb runs yeild a gold and a half per run--this is the lowest level dungeon too!
  • Arah paths 1, 2, and 4 has a reward of 3 gold for completion
  • The tokens rewarded from dungeon runs can be turned in for exotic armor and weapons which can be used or broken down for materials, including dark matter
  • Dungeon runs can net up to 335 achievement points. Read here.

We are fortunate indeed to have included Cyrus into our ranks as he is a seasoned dungeon runner and loves to bring folks into the dungeons and teach them the ins and outs. He is a great asset to our guild and his expertise is something to definitely take advantage of.

BTW, if you're not convinced about the lucrativeness of dungeon runs, ask Cyrus about his loot. Go ahead. I'll wait.

While hitting up Cyrus for a quick pick-up run may work, the best way to get a run together is by posting in the new Event Request Forums --specifically the Dungeons section.

I look forward to running many events with all of you--you might need to hold my hand as I tend to get lost....a lot.

~ Neksis
Neksis / Oct 02, 2013


As Darwin mentioned in his post, there's nothing wrong with our current Ventrilo server...except for the fact that you constantly have to adjust other people's volume settings, it has more controls than a small airplane and it only works for some people if they run it as an administrator---I'm surprised that Microsoft had nothing to do with its creation.

Because of this we are making the change from Ventrilo to Teamspeak3. I know, I know, more software to install and the headaches involved--right?

Nope.

It's a simple installation and it has a setup wizard to take you through the few steps involved to get it up and running.

The software can be downloaded here -----> Get Teamspeak3

FAQ's, video tutorials, and other information on getting started can be found on the Teamspeak Website

There is also a Quickstart Guide for Teamspeak 3 in our Guild Library

While we haven't ironed out the details of where our server will be finally located, the current Ventrilo server will be changed over to TS3 and the settings and log-ins should remain the same.

The Ventrilo server will remain open until Nov. 1. After that you will need to have the Teamspeak3 client installed to use our guild's voice chat.

Please feel free to post any comments or concerns.

~ Neksis

P.S. If you need any help or have any questions, please feel free to PM me in game or through the site.
Neksis / Jul 05, 2013

Our fellow WvW Battlemaster, DarwinMindfracker has humbly accepted our offer to make him a commander and buy him the commander pin--and with absolutely no peer pressure whatsoever *ahem.*

While I will not ask any of our guild to give their money (as per our Code), I will be accepting donations.

There's even been talk of organizing a bake sale using crafted goods from our sizable collection of Zhaitaffy in the guild bank--I might be able to find something to make with all of the candy corn that's been filling my bank too.
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I'd like to extend my thanks to those that have donated so far!!

Fayeth
Aggie
Ritter
Kil
Leta
Ave
Tänkerbell
Aingeial
Ghettoblade
Ruin
Panthea
Kodiak

Thank you so much for your generosity!

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Update: At this time we have raised the full amount for Darwin's tag--I'm blown away by how quickly it came together!!

If you missed out on the opportunity to donate and really wanted too, you still can. There were some members who gave sizable donations that were too big in my opinion. A small donation (not more than 5 gold) will help make everyone's donations equal and less of a burden on some of our members.
Neksis / Jun 25, 2013
When I first started creating guides and other documents for the guild's site, they were either in .PDF form or rendered in BBCode; they were also scattered all over the site and difficult for some to find.

The .PDF format created its own problems as they had to either be opened in a separate browser window or downloaded to be read. This was problematic as different members have different .PDF viewers and the quirks that go with them; one even complained that once opened, the document wouldn't go away and they had to reboot to get rid of it......the big baby.

To remedy this I've created the Guild Library!!!

There is now a permanent link to the library in the Main Menu bar running along the top half of the website.

It's where all of the guild's documents and manuals are going to be kept. The library is actually a Flash-based virtual bookshelf with room for plenty of documents to come.

Each document can be read (and downloaded) via a spiffy, in-site viewer.

There are also sections for Mentors and Officers (currently only the Mentor shelf is available).

I hope that you all find this handy and much easier to deal with. If you were one of the unfortunates who had to download one of the guides, feel free to delete it as they all have been updated since they were first sent out.

Enjoy!!

~ Neksis

P.S. If there's any issues or errors you come across in either the library or documents, please let me know so I can remedy the situation.

P.S.S. For those who are wondfering, Ex Libris Amphoris means "From the books of the Jugs"....sorta.