Another ode to Archimonde

85 Undead Priest
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The original pre-release list created by SiN. It was where all the well-known PvP guilds in MMOs began (although many on the list were made on the spot and were kinda bad). I am sure some of you were here back then. For those that were, who do you remember? WHo had the best group of guilds at that time?



ARCHIMONDE

Alliance

Sinister
Blackguard
The Regulators
DiE
Dogma
House of Sagacious
Defenders of Order
Redemption
Oinland
PRX
MALICE
The Purity Council
House of Wrath
Dark Wolves
Nightmare inc.
The Haunted
Dark Solstice Addition
Fallen Angles
Lords of the Dead
PinkFluffyBunnies
Dnd clan.
The Freman Knights
The Shipwrecked pirates
Berserk for life
Damage Networks
Eminence
Dies Irae
Clan KnightMare
Bunny Rabbits
THe Pluggers
XCrew

Horde

Fatalis
Nurfed
Death Heads Legion
Order of the Severed Claw
The Ancient Order
Soldiers of Bria
KAAOS
The Cabal
The Combine
Saecula omnius Bellum
Darkenbane
DDH
The Mercs
Cult of Xen
Sanguinans
Facultas Utrimque
Minium
FPDOMS
House Forsaken
Serpants.
Jesters of War.
The blooded
The Knights of the Alliance
WaR
Devils OF KimOne
The Guardians
WarSwarm
Avatars of Fear
Head Hunters
DoA
l33t
House of Errants
Rogues of Forbidden Legion
SSJ
Insidious
Revenants
Undead Lords


Note: Some guilds didn't make the list and may still be around. I wish I could give them credit too, but this was the list circulated at the time. :) Because Archimonde's server meltdown the first week, some of these guilds didn't even make it here.
Edited by Laminad on 11/8/2011 12:00 AM PST
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85 Blood Elf Paladin
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The better question would be which I DON'T remember. I miss those days :(
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85 Undead Priest
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KAAOS is the oldest gaming guild in existance, starting in 1992 in NWN on AOL. The second oldest on the list is House Forsaken, 1996. We started with the release of Blizzard's Battle.net and Diablo 1.

One guild who was NOT put on the list and should have been was clearly KOA. House Forsaken had run-ins with KOA in Shadowbane and they had a storied history before WoW in multiple other MMOs.

I remember coordinating with many of the guilds on this for release. I talked to guild leaders and we discussed various plans, how each would approach it. Certainly was a lot of fun.
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90 Troll Rogue
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TheBalance was another one that should have been on the list.
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85 Undead Priest
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Was TheBalance started pre-wow? I didn't know that.
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Hmm.. I always figured Corporation to have been pre-WoW, but that was just my assumption. But yeah, I remember almost all of them, and House Forsaken was actually my first Guild :)

New Dawn played Star Wars Galaxies which came out before WoW, but I'm not certain if they started PLAYING SW:G before WoW. All hail Triumphius, King of BRM!
Edited by Saejiinna on 11/8/2011 9:23 AM PST
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85 Undead Priest
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Some guilds came after with Archimonde being an after-thought. They basically just picked a server. The list was compiled by SiN through the use of the larger beta guilds and those who communicated with them at the time of their intent.

Our biggest reasoning for picking a central server was that we had dozens of players on the East coast and dozens on the west coast. It was funny that there were some upset people that guilds had to choose. Little did they know most of the Pacific servers were not on the West coast anyway... lol.
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90 Human Rogue
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They might not have "picked" the server, but Fist of the Empire was pre-WoW I'm almost certain.

Corporation definitely was.

I was in Bunny Rabbits for awhile on my Mage.

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90 Night Elf Warrior
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Hmm.. I always figured Corporation to have been pre-WoW, but that was just my assumption. But yeah, I remember almost all of them, and House Forsaken was actually my first Guild :)

New Dawn played Star Wars Galaxies which came out before WoW, but I'm not certain if they started PLAYING SW:G before WoW. All hail Triumphius, King of BRM!


Umm... Triumpius?...The only King of BRM I knew of was named Denniscurtis.

Backup on this anyone?
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85 Blood Elf Paladin
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Hmm.. I always figured Corporation to have been pre-WoW, but that was just my assumption. But yeah, I remember almost all of them, and House Forsaken was actually my first Guild :)

New Dawn played Star Wars Galaxies which came out before WoW, but I'm not certain if they started PLAYING SW:G before WoW. All hail Triumphius, King of BRM!


Umm... Triumpius?...The only King of BRM I knew of was named Denniscurtis.

Backup on this anyone?


page and skunk too :)
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90 Human Rogue
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Hmm.. I always figured Corporation to have been pre-WoW, but that was just my assumption. But yeah, I remember almost all of them, and House Forsaken was actually my first Guild :)

New Dawn played Star Wars Galaxies which came out before WoW, but I'm not certain if they started PLAYING SW:G before WoW. All hail Triumphius, King of BRM!


Umm... Triumpius?...The only King of BRM I knew of was named Denniscurtis.

Backup on this anyone?


DC and co did BRM well after Stealthfoe, Skana, Stuck, Will, Insomnicide, Saifu, myself, etc even Flipside could be added to the list and probably a hundred others.

The Triumphus thing was a running joke, btw.

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Corp started in Asheron's Call.

Then Masonry and I with a few others moved to Asheron's Call 2 which turned out to be a flop.

Then just Masonry and I moved to Lineage 2.. which turned out no one in the U.S. played... but it was a fun game and the PvP kicked ass.

Then Corp came to WoW.

Now some of them started playing Star Wars and Skyrim I think. Not sure though. I don't really talk to any of them much anymore. Faxis, Stuckmojo, Masonry.. they all hang out on their own forums. www.lair-x.com


Edited by Bodycount on 11/20/2011 10:35 AM PST
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85 Undead Death Knight
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Ah when Archimonde was alive. I miss nurfed =/

Anyways, wasn't Zero Consequences a pre-release guild or something? Kinda forgot T.T
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85 Undead Priest
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Screenshots!!

Nurfed Pulled Thundaran into Thralls Chamber. Znwo was the one to get the Thunderfury.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v480/InsaneTapeworm/Thundaran-Orgrimmar.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v480/InsaneTapeworm/Thundaran-ThrallsChamber2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v480/InsaneTapeworm/Thundaran-ThrallsChamber.jpg
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85 Blood Elf Warlock
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Screenshots!!

Nurfed Pulled Thundaran into Thralls Chamber. Znwo was the one to get the Thunderfury.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v480/InsaneTapeworm/Thundaran-Orgrimmar.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v480/InsaneTapeworm/Thundaran-ThrallsChamber2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v480/InsaneTapeworm/Thundaran-ThrallsChamber.jpg


incredible
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85 Undead Priest
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This threads needs more Archimonde screenshots from the past.
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85 Blood Elf Paladin
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I wish I had the foresight to backup all the old screenshots I had, it frustrates me.
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85 Blood Elf Warlock
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I didn't save most. Here's two from SnD.

http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/rr240/SatoriiArchimonde/photo.jpg
http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/rr240/SatoriiArchimonde/photo-1.jpg
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