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June 30, 2012 - 5:20am -- skysong

The Sinister Swarm


- GW2 Chapter Leader: [ Legend ] -
- Website: http://www.sinisterswarm.com/
- Focus: Organized PVP | Weekly Raid Groups | Social Activities | Multi-Gaming Community
- Region: NA Based PST/MST/CST/EST: Extremely Friendly to EU/Oceanic Time zones as well
- Server: TBD


Guild Charter:
For 12 years now, our community has withstood the test of time.  Founded upon a higher set of standards, we continuously strive to provide our members with the most complete and rewarding gaming experience.  We have made many accomplishments, but what we value more than anything are the relationships that we have built within our community. We have gone beyond your typical guild experience and are more of a family.  It is our basic principles and these friendships that bind us together. While games come and go, and so many of the "hardcore" guilds crumble around us, the Sinister Swarm remains eternal!


Who we are:
The Sinister Swarm is a multi-platform gaming community with 12 years of gaming experience built into its tight-knit leadership.  Through long hours and a great deal of dedication, the Sinister Swarm has grown into a well-respected and well-regarded community that has members still in it from the very beginning.  The world "guild" no longer can describe what we have become over these years.  We put the class back into gaming.

 

Guild History:

    1999: Sinister Swarm’s original founding as SLAYER Clan for Team Fortress.
    2000: Sinister Swarm moves to Everquest 1, our first MMO.
    2002: Dark Age of Camelot, where we began our legacy spanning 8 years.
    2005: Guild Wars, shedding blood conquering the battled fields.
    2008: Age of Conan, having only spent a small time in Age of Conan, but our dedication was known server wide.
    2008: Warhammer Online, once the Iron Rock guild of the week, Sinister Swarm was widely respected and feared alike during their reign.
    2009: Aion, we moved on from Warhammer to Aion and continued our efforts.
    2010: Global Agenda, Star Trek Online and World of Warcraft; with so many members and such a wide variety of tastes we spread our wings of dominance, we began not one but three branches of our interest in this year.
    2011: Rift and Star Wars: The Old Republic, two promising new games, Rift a dynamic new game by Trion Worlds where we excuted both PVE and PVP dominance.  And, Star Wars: The Old “Swarmpublic” which is currently still being played in wait for Guild Wars 2 release.
    2012: TERA Online, led by Emperor Venom himself, not only the highest ranked gaming guild on the Jagged Coast server, but one of the most widely respected ones as well. Quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with server wide.
    2012-XXXX: THE FUTURE.  You are our future.  With the Swarm Initiative invading Guild Wars 2 and many other games to come, we need strong and loyal members like you that can cultivate comradery, loyalty and friendships that will bind us together through the tough blood drenched days to come!  World vs. World, structured PVP/PVE organized activities and more await us.

Community:
Here in the Swarm we range from casual family players to dedicated hardcore PvPers. Our main goal is to always have fun and meet new and interesting people. For our officers, it is both our duty and pleasure to help facilitate a positive and fun atmosphere for everyone, regardless of experience, rank or play style. We strictly refrain from engaging in open world debates/flaming, and instead choose to let our play speak for itself. Although reaching the top is important, we feel what really matters is how you get there. With hard work and commitment we can achieve anything, but at the end of the day it’s all about having fun, making friends and doing everything in our power to help our fellow Swarmers succeed. We expect that our members always demonstrate respect not only to our community, but to everyone in game. One of us represents all of us. Honor above all else.

 

Features:

    12+ Years Gaming Experience.
    Superb knowledge, understanding and passion for gaming.
    Mature, Family Friendly and largely community-driven.
    250+ Slot Ventrillo Server with 24/7 activity.
    Dedicated, passionate leadership with a keen understanding of what is required to make guilds work and run smoothly on a large scale.
    PvP/WvW/RvR/PVE, all walks of MMO life compacted and specialized within the Swarm!
    Weekly Community Wide Swarm Events: PvE + PvP Tournaments, Contests, Social Activities and Challenges; this includes world events & dragon raids and so much more!
    Zero Tolerance Policy

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Submitted by skysong on

I would like to thank Tenacious from our Tera Alliance, stepping forward into Guild Wars 2 with us! A great step in cross gaming alliance! We hope strengthen our bonds and excel in everything Guild Wars 2 has to offer! May we play together for many games and years to come!

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Submitted by DarkFate (not verified) on
I'm so excited about GW2 and I can't wait to play with my fellow guildies, as well as make new friends! I'm looking forward to our alliance with Tenacious, also - I have heard great things from our Tera chapter!! If anyone out there is looking for a mature, active, multi-game community, why not hop over to our web site and see all that we have to offer? We'd love to get to know you! Ask about a Vent "Meet & Greet!"

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I have been with this guild for about half a year and have really enjoyed the atmoshere that they have.  This is a great guild and people should at least take a look at the website to learn what they are all about.  Hope to see some more people join for GW2.  Gunna be great.

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I want to thank everyone who came out and joined us for our GW2 Chapter meeting! We have some really exciting ideas in the works and awesome leaders in place for both PVE and PVP, so it's going to be a lot of fun! I'd also like to invite anyone who is looking for a new home to stop by our web site and check out all that we have to offer! If you like what you see, I'd be more than happy to set up a "Meet & Greet" for you in vent so you can get to know us & vice-versa!

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We would like to thank our new Alliance, Tenacious and we are all looking forward to making our server the best of the best. If you would like to join our team, feel free to drop by our site for a look see. It may be the last guild you ever choose :)

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A Big hello to everyone out there! We have had several new members the past week and I look forward to making even more friends! Even when a big games isn't out we are always welcoming new people into our community! And not everything is game based with us! We have yearly meet up's through out the US, from 2 day movie, dinner and a night out on the town, to meet ups for game conventions and more! We always try to have fun and show people they are not just another name on a roster.

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Submitted by DarkFate (not verified) on

Hail Swarm!

I'd like to welcome our new members this week, and invite anyone who is looking for a new guild to all home to join us!

Please stop by our web site at www.SinisterSwarm.com to see all that we have to offer!

You can apply directly online if you like what you see - ask about a Meet & Greet in vent!

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Submitted by Bubb (not verified) on

Sinister Swarm is always on the look out for great new members to become a part of our community.If your looking for a great place to call home in the mmo world,make friends, we are for you.If you would like to know more about us or would like to chat on our ventrillo server get a hold of any of us here we are happy to help!

 

Hail Swarm!

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Looking for a new gaming community to call home? Stop by our web site and see all that we have to offer! Fun, friendly members are waiting to welcome you ...

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Submitted by DarkFate (not verified) on

Hail Swarm! And a big WELCOME to all our new members!

The Sinister Swarm is growing daily and we are SO excited about GW2!!! Catch the fever! Join us as we prepare to take WvW by storm and be part of history in the making - this is truly a gaming community that you will call "HOME" and make friends here that will last from game to game and year to year!

Check us out here: www.SinisterSwarm.com

Email me if you have any questions: [email protected]

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

The Sinister Swarm is always looking for more people to join our community! Why not stop by and have a look? When you join the Sinister Swarm you are not only part of a multi gaming community, your part of our family! From games to come and many many years! Enjoy the fun that comes with a guild that takes part in many games, and stop searching for a new guild every time a new game comes out!

We will also be having a GW2 meeting via vent Thursday July 19th 6:00 PM PST, if you would like to join in on this let me know :)

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Submitted by DarkFate (not verified) on

Hail Swarm!

Please stop by and visit our home page at www.SinisterSwarm.com to see our newly updated forums!

The Sinister Swarm is the home you've been looking for - a gaming community that is so much more than a guild - this is a place where you'll make friends that will last from year to year and game to game! We're a mature, well-organized and structured community that has been around for over 12 years with experienced leaders who will help you get the most out of any game, whether you are a casual or hard-core player, in PVP or PVE - we have something for everyone!

Be sure to join us for our pre-beta weekend meeting this Thursday at 6 PM PST via our Ventrillo server - you can find out more on our forums:

www.SinisterSwarm.com

Apply today!

Sinister Swarm Applications

Email me if you have any questions!

[email protected]

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Submitted by DarkFate (not verified) on

The Sinister Swarm is having a great time during this BWE!!!  We'd love to have you come out and join us for more fun!

If you're looking for a mature, well-organized gaming community where you're part of a FAMILY and not just another name on a roster, this is it!

Please stop by our web-site at www.SinisterSwarm.com and see all that we have to offer - you'll be glad you did!

I look forward to you applying and having a "Meet & Greet" with you in vent!

If you have any questions, please email me at [email protected]

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Submitted by DarkFate on

Why wait???  Join NOW so you can get to know the awesome members you'll be playing with come launch, and get in on the pre-launch planning, too!

Great things are happening at the Swarm! Catch the Excitement!!!

Stop by our web-site at www.SinisterSwarm.com to view our video and check out our forums!

You can apply online HERE, then have a Meet & Greet/Orientation in vent with friendly members who are waiting to welcome you!

You'll be glad you did! :)

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It's awesome that Nitro is heading up these Hall of Monuments runs to get unlocks for folks before GW2 launches!

We're really getting very excited and can't wait to start playing GW2! If you're looking for a mature, organized gaming community to join NOW so that you can start off the game with a bang, then hop on over to our forum at www.SinisterSwarm.com and apply today!

It's much more fun to play with like-minded members who just love the game and like to have fun in a drama-free environment. We're forming up leveling groups now so that no one will feel left out on day one! Whether you're a casual player or a dedicated PVP'er, everyone has a place here at the Swarm - come find yours!

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Hail Swarm!

The Sinister Swarm is still looking for like-minded members to join us for the launch of GW2!

We're a mature, multi-gaming community that's been around for over 12 years and offers a drama-free, family friendly environment for casual players to serious PVP'ers!

We're competitive and strive to be the best we can be, but we don't sacrifice honor and respect along the way. While we do take winning seriously, we like to have fun in the process!

It's not just about the game for us - it's about the people! You'll make friends here that will carry over from game to game and year to year! You'll be more than just a number or another name on the roster here. Our members get to know each other through in-game, forum, and vent participation, as well as live meetups.

With well over 100 members in our GW2 chapter ready & excited for launch, we are selective about who we add to our community - but there's always room for more who share our vision and goals.

If this is what you're looking for, please visit our website at www.SinisterSwarm.com and apply today!  This could be the home you've been searching for :)

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Submitted by merlik on

Just joined the swarm and very excited to play with you guys. I am really impressed with how everyone acts on Vent and the organization is great. I think we will do great things in GW2.

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The Sinister Swarm has decided to make the Blackgate server our new home for GW2!  We'd like to invite you to join us there as we embark on this epic new chapter together!

We're really excited about GW2 and we've been having regular meetings to organize and make plans for PVP/WvW (in addition to our regular war band, we'll have 2 specialized sub-groups) as well as PVE!  Members are already signing up for leveling groups, so no one will be left behind or find themselves starting out alone!

So far, we have over 200 confirmed members who will be starting with us from our community - as well as some strong alliances with other awesome guilds!

It's not too late to join us!  Visit our home page at www.SinisterSwarm.com to learn more and Apply Today here: http://www.sinisterswarm.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=202

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Submitted by skysong on

Just wanting to let everyone know we are really having a lot of Guild wars 2! a lot of great dun and friendly people have been coming to our community, and its been a lot of fun getting to know everyone. We recently have a Guild wars 2 meeting and had a very big turn out, it was a lot of fun and very exciting.

The sinister swarm is always recruiting! And because we are a multi gaming community, you are not just limited to one game, we have many open chapter from Guild wars 2 , Tera, Star trek online, Star wars the old republic and a few more. We also have many members that play on Steam if you are ever needing a break from anything :)

Feel free to check us out! www.sinisterswarm.com

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Just wanted to give everyone an update - we had planned to go on the Blackgate server at launch, but we literally made a last-second change to the Sanctum of Rall server due to the other one filling up so fast! 

We are having a BLAST in GW2, and we have lots of fun activities/events scheduled regularly for both PVE and PVP/WvW!

If you'd like to be part of an active, exciting, mature multi-gaming community, where you can make friends that will carry over from game to game and year to year, please join us!

www.SinisterSwarm.com

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If you are tired of running into wvwvw only to run along groups of unknown people flaming and yelling , going each and every way with out an real plan. Why not stop by the sinister swarm, we are very organized in wvwvw and pvp alike. From vent to other tools we work as one to accomplish goals and have fun. Wvwvw and all games should be fun and enjoyable, we also understand that real like comes first.

So don't worry about anyone getting upset because you have work or have to sleep once in awhile, we are actually a great group of people and don't bite :) Feel free to read up on us a bit in our critical info area :) If you like what your reading then drop of an application, its not hard or anything :) only takes like 3-5 mins. Basic info like in game char name, games you like to play, and how you found out about us ect :)

As above in the 1st post we are PG 13, a lot of members have little ones or have vent via speakers so we want to keep things PG 13 :) Hope to hear from so people and hope to see some new faces in the swarm!

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Honor. Respect. Community. These are the hallmarks that a great guild is built upon.

The Sinister Swarm has stood the test of time with 13 years as a fun, friendly, professional, multi-platform gaming community.
To the members here, this is family. To those who may be looking - this is the home you've been waiting for.

Check us out at www.SinisterSwarm.com to see what sets us apart - you'll be glad you did!

Applications accepted online, orientations done in Ventrillo.

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Submitted by DarkFate on

Start 2013 off right with a guild that's been around over 13 years!!! The Sinister Swarm is a multi-gaming community that was established in 1999 and not only are we still around, we're stronger and better than ever! This is truly a place that feels like home and one where you'll make friends that carry over from game to game and year to year! Check us out at www.SinisterSwarm.com and see what sets us apart from the rest! Apply online today & start celebrating the holidays with your new Swarm Family :)

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Hail friends!

I am Agathu, vice-herald for the GW2 chapter in Sinister Swarm. We are on the Sanctum of Rall server. We have organized WVW, sPvP, Dungeon runs, Fractals, and PVE events. There is something for everyone in our community.

Honor. Respect. Community. These are the hallmarks that a great guild is built on.

The Sinister Swarm has stood the test of time with 13 years as a fun, friendly, professional, multi-platform gaming community. To the members here, this is family. To those who may be looking - this is the home you've been waiting for.

Check us out at www.SinisterSwarm.com to see what sets us apart - you'll be glad you did!

Applications accepted online, orientations done in Ventrillo. Hail Swarm!
 

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

Herm Albright (1876 - 1944)

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Hail friends!

I am Agathu, Herald for the GW2 chapter of Sinister Swarm. We are on the Sanctum of Rall server. We are looking for active players to join our ranks. We do sPVP, tPVP, PVE, Meta Bosses, WvW, Guild Missions, Fractals, and Dungeon runs.
 

We are a multi-gamming community tht has just celebrated our 14th aniversery. Come see what we are all about at www.sinisterswarm.com and see if you have what it takes to join th swarm! - See more at: http://guildwars.incgamers.com/forums/showthread.php?503495-NA-WvW-PvP-S...

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

Herm Albright (1876 - 1944)

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Hail Friends!


I am Agathu, Herald for the GW2 chapter of Sinister Swarm. We are on the Sanctum of Rall server. We had a great community wide Vent Karaoke event last night! We are always looking for new members to join our ranks. We have a lot of PvE players and some tPvP players and would love to find some people that enjoy WvW to build up our presence out there again. We focus more on team based tactics then just running with the zerg.


The Sinister Swarm has stood the test of time with 14 years as a fun, friendly, professional, multi-platform gaming community. To the members here, this is family. To those who may be looking - this is the home you've been waiting for.


Check us out at www.SinisterSwarm.com to see what sets us apart - you'll be glad you did!


Applications accepted online, orientations done in Ventrillo
 

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

Herm Albright (1876 - 1944)

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Hello I am Lüthais, Vice Herald for the GW2 chapter of Sinister Swarm. We are on the Sanctum of Rall server.  Sinister Swarm, 14+ year multi-gaming community, PvX, Guild Missions, Ventrilo, Weekly meetings, Monthly community functions
Respect - Loyalty - Honor:  These are the hallmarks that a great community/guild is built on.
The Sinister Swarm has stood the test of time with 14 years as a fun, friendly, professional, multi-platform gaming community. To the members here, this is family. To those who may be looking - this is the home you've been waiting for.

Check us out at www.SinisterSwarm.com to see what sets us apart - you'll be glad you did!

Applications accepted online, orientations done in Ventrillo.

Sinister Swarm Recruiting Video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjBTnIrjIy0&feature=youtu.be

Tequatl The Sunless

Event will be on January 24th 2014 starting at 4:30pm server time (7:30pm EST) the fight won't start until 5:02pm server (or 8:02pm EST).

Things to Bring:
Food:

Food will be provided via tray but its advisable to bring your own dps food if you have it. Remember this is a DPS fight so the more dps you bring the more likely we will be to kill Tequatl.

Sharpening Stones / Tuning Crystals:

Make sure you bring DPS Sharpening stones. Potent Superior Sharpening Stones are ideal.

Fire Elemental Powder:

This summoned elemental is the real winner here. If most pop this item during Tequatl's burn phase we could possibly have enough dps to launch him into the second phase of the fight. You can get this powder in Fireheart Rise, in fuller Cistern near the Assist Engineer Verutum heart. It is a spawned vendor so if it isn't spawned look for the Defeat the Monstrous Tar Elemental Event and kill it. He should spawn soon after that is done.

Strategy

I will be explaining the fight when we start for people who haven't done this fight. I or one of my volunteer helpers will also be issuing commands via map chat during the fight. Our allies will be helping us defend the turrets which is the main key to this fight.

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Hello friends Lüthais here, Vice Herald of GW2 Chapter of Sinister Swarm.  Sinister Swarm, a mature, family oriented PvX gaming community, is always looking to add to our ranks, we welcome you to apply athttp://www.sinisterswarm.com  Applications accepted online, orientations done in Ventrilo. 

Sinister Swarm recruitment video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjBTnIrjIy0&feature=youtu.be

Tequatl The Sunless Sanctum of Rall server event:

Event will be today January 24th 2014 starting at 4:30pm server time (7:30pm EST) the fight won't start until 5:02pm server (or 8:02pm EST).

Things to Bring:
Food:

Food will be provided via tray but its advisable to bring your own DPS food if you have it. Remember this is a DPS fight so the more DPS you bring the more likely we will be able to kill Tequatl.

Sharpening Stones / Tuning Crystals:

Make sure you bring DPS Sharpening stones. Potent Superior Sharpening Stones are ideal.

Fire Elemental Powder:

This summoned elemental is the real winner here. If most pop this item during Tequatl's burn phase we could possibly have enough dps to launch him into the second phase of the fight. You can get this powder in Fireheart Rise, in fuller Cistern near the Assist Engineer Verutum heart. It is a spawned vendor so if it isn't spawned look for the Defeat the Monstrous Tar Elemental Event and kill it. He should spawn soon after that is done.

Strategy

I will be explaining the fight when we start for people who haven't done this fight. I or one of my volunteer helpers will also be issuing commands via map chat during the fight. Our allies will be helping us defend the turrets which is the main key to this fight.

 

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Submitted by Luthais on

Hail Friends!!  Lüthais here, GW2 Vice Herald of recruitment for Sinister Swarm

Sinister Swarm, a mature multi-gaming community thats been around over 14 yrs, is looking for like-minded active players to join us!  Check us out athttp://www.sinisterswarm.com

Applications accepted online, orientations done in Ventrilo

GuildWars2 new content The Edge of the Mists: http://www.sinisterswarm.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26976

Sinister Swarm Recruitment Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjBTnIrjIy0&feature=youtu.be

 

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