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#1 mawricus

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 07:49 PM

Greetings, my name is Mawricus, i'm a leader of Disorder League, one of the three large alliances on Far Shiverpeaks, currently the European Top#2 server. On behalf of all our alliances and our whole server community, we want to invite all kinds of guilds, large and small, with an interest in WvW to our server. I'll try to explain why we are doing this and then show why joining Far Shiverpeaks is a great choice, even if you are an US or Latin American guild.

Why are we seeking help?
Far Shiverpeaks is fighting in the top European fixture nearly since release and was very successfull in keeping the second place in Europe against a server with a very heavy nighttime online (Vizhunah Sq) as well as very strong contenders coming and going to the top fixture (Riverside and Desolation). Those fights have coined a great community, costed us heavy efforts, but also awarded great fun. The situation is changing, however. Since 24h a day activity in WvW is pivotal to leading, mononational servers proved a great, nearly unstoppable force. While being strong, but surely beatable during prime, servers like Vizhunah Sq (France), Elona's Reach (Germany) and Arborstone (France) with their massive online numbers from one country can find enough organized forces to hold all the maps during the time of the night.

Basically speaking, that's how the map looks like in the European primetime, when Far Shiverpeaks works together as one force, covering all the four maps (the screenshot was taken two days ago):

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and that's what happens between 7PM EST and 4AMEST (1AM MEST till 10AM MEST):

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As you see, we suffer precisely during US primetime hours. That will probably see us releagated in the coming week to the second server fixture and while we will probably dominate there and often come back and fight in the first fixture, we will not be able to go again for the Top#1 position, unless more people, especially playing during this hours, want to help us. We are asking for help, clearly, and we need it, but we wouldn't do this unless we thought, that oversea guilds coming to Far Shiverpeaks will get very cheesy advantages. Here they are.

Why we think Far Shiverpeaks is an excellent choice for an US or Latin American guild:
  • You'll have a challenge, that's for sure. We don't invite you to "gate fighting", during your primetime hours you will face strong enemies with voicechat organization, whose numbers, however, stand managable.
  • You'll fight for the top spot. As you've seen, we're probably the strongest EU server during primetime. Your motivation and engagement will bring just the little bit needed to reach the top rank.
  • You'll not fight alone. We may not be winning over during our nighttime, but we're active non the less. A lot of guilds organize night raids, especially on weekends we manage to stay up to 4,5,6 AM in the morning with hundreds of organized people, but smaller raids are active during the night too and will actively cooperate with your guild(s) during your primetime. What's even better, is that we have, that's my conviction, one of the best PuG-community of all the international servers. There are some people active during the european night, as well as nighttime commanders and even more people that will be glad to follow you if your guild will want to provide commanders.
  • You'll join a strong community. Far Shiverpeaks has a lot of force. Disorder League (Russian), The Northern Assembly (international, mostly Skandinavian) and Balkan Force (from the Balkans :) ) form the largest three alliances, with a lot of smaller alliances, like Wings of Freedom (Italian) and GW2NL (Dutch) forming strong strikeforces. We have very hardcore WvW guilds with 12h long raids at a day, as well as semihardcore and casual ones, all WvW oriented, making their impact for the common goal. And, as i already said, we have a lot of active WvW players during all times, who always try to cooperate with each other and without whom we would never be one of Europe's top servers.
  • You'll have easy communications. Far Shiverpeaks as a community has done a lot and has still a lot to do to establish strong bond and quick communications. First, we have a very active serverforum on farshiverpeaks.com, where servermembers can discuss the matters of our world's developement between eachother and guildleaders and officers have access to special coordination sections to lay out our future strategy. Our teamspeak server, fsp.gany.net, is still young, but growing and we try to use it more and more often to communicate with anyone, that is willing. For day-to-day use, each officer has access, to an instant chat communication room, so whenever you enter a map you will also know who fights where and how they can help you.
And last, but most important: we are a strong, friendly, welcoming community from all over Europe, where people from dozens of countries manage to work for a single goal. We'll be glad to welcome you to Far Shiverpeaks.

And, lastly, you don't need to transfer to FS to see how we play and reach a decision. To give you an overview, i want to present you a video from each of three largest alliances. Those are not for boasting, but for showing how we work from day to day to fight challenging and strong enemies and bring our server forward.







If you'll think about joining Far Shiverpeaks with your guild, don't hestitate to PM me, i'll be glad to answer your question and put you in touch with the other FS leaders.

P.S. and we'll always like a strong, WvW focused guild on FS, too, we have nearly no queues during European primetime anymore!


Remember: Wherever you're from, YOU ARE WELCOME!



#2 TheOptz

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 08:41 PM

totally agree with this post , if some US or LA guilds join FS , we can turn into dust EVERYTHING !

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 09:03 PM

Good initiative for your server. I'd be interested if there is any language barrier (if any)?

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 09:06 PM

FS has a sizable English speaking community and no lag.   They have UK to RU coverage, which means NA players going there get both European and Asian backup.


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Posted 17 October 2012 - 09:06 PM

View Postpot, on 17 October 2012 - 09:03 PM, said:

Good initiative for your server. I'd be interested if there is any language barrier (if any)?

echoes my sentiments.

Darn that ninja!

Edited by G L J, 17 October 2012 - 09:07 PM.


#6 mawricus

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 09:28 PM

View Postpot, on 17 October 2012 - 09:03 PM, said:

Good initiative for your server. I'd be interested if there is any language barrier (if any)?

We have so many different people from different countries that there is basically no choice rather than speaking English :) Of course, we also have mononational guilds, but usually even there about, don't know, 90% of members speak English and of course all map communications, all general chats, our TS and our leader communication channels are English only. We are an international EN server, basically the top EN server atm in Europe :)

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 10:07 PM

When i see this, i think, we really tell our french canadian friend to inc play with us this time :)

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 02:16 AM

Yeah, when we've put up a good nighttime coverage, we'll stop whining about French Canadians, guaranteed :)

Edited by mawricus, 18 October 2012 - 02:16 AM.


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Posted 18 October 2012 - 05:29 AM

I was actually thinking about trying to join an EU server. I'm not in a WvW guild at the moment, but I usually play 10am-4pm and ~11pm-2am EST. Pretty much all day on weekends. I know most of you guys speak English these days but I know some German if that would help.

Can any NA players out there tell me what the lag is like? Will I miss these sexy pings I must be getting because I never lag (unless someone is running a torrent on my network)?


Eh screw it I transferred lol... might as well check it out while they're still free

Edited by Nadia Roark, 18 October 2012 - 05:35 AM.


#10 TheOptz

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 07:33 AM

welcome ) :cool:

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 07:45 AM

Will have a look when I can transfer again and suggest to the guild if good. Been trying to find a good balanced wvw battle. Just checked out BP (where our guild was before ET) and even they are getting absolutely hammered. Not by skill, but by sheer numbers of the enemy.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 08:21 AM

While I understand the sentiment of threads and initiatives like that, it troubles me too see it becoming more and more popular. Servers like Vizunah Square[FR] and Elona Reach[DE] have a firmly organized schedule of night shifts which allows them to compete among each other and other servers. But they DO only have 1 Timezone (mostly, save for those couple Canadians, whose participation is hugely overestimated and blown way out of proportions) to work with. Technically FS already has a leg-up with alliances like the Disorder League, spanning over a couple of time zones.

I do fear that you'll kick off an arms race of global mercenaries fighting for European servers. It COULD potentially be healthy - as it could even out the playing field for every server among the top tier brackets - but it could as well swing the other way and completely skew the parameters of the scoring system.

I do hope it changes the European WvWvW landscape to the better, but it'll be interesting whether it improves our all game experience or ruins it.

However, it needs to be said - that if your US/South American guild is thinking about transferring to Europe, Far Shiverpeaks is definitely the place to be. Their players stand out individually and collectively as the best Europe has to offer - once they'll beef up their off-peak hours they'll definitely juggernaught their way to the very top of the ranking list, giving other European servers a worthy opponent who inspires motivation. ;)

Edited by Illein, 18 October 2012 - 08:26 AM.


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Posted 18 October 2012 - 10:58 AM

Good post!

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 11:53 AM

Hi all!

As a UK player on Far Shiverpeaks, I hope I can assuage any concerns you may have about language barriers - in my experience, there have been none. Everyone speaks English (some better than me!) in all public chat areas (such as team/map). In fact, the only time I see non-english in chat anywhere is when a non-english guild is recruiting. Also, english is spoken on the TS, so again - language really isn't an issue if that's the only thing putting you nice folks over the pond off checking us out :)

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 09:28 PM

View PostIllein, on 18 October 2012 - 08:21 AM, said:

While I understand the sentiment of threads and initiatives like that, it troubles me too see it becoming more and more popular. Servers like Vizunah Square[FR] and Elona Reach[DE] have a firmly organized schedule of night shifts which allows them to compete among each other and other servers. But they DO only have 1 Timezone (mostly, save for those couple Canadians, whose participation is hugely overestimated and blown way out of proportions) to work with. Technically FS already has a leg-up with alliances like the Disorder League, spanning over a couple of time zones.

I do fear that you'll kick off an arms race of global mercenaries fighting for European servers. It COULD potentially be healthy - as it could even out the playing field for every server among the top tier brackets - but it could as well swing the other way and completely skew the parameters of the scoring system.

I do hope it changes the European WvWvW landscape to the better, but it'll be interesting whether it improves our all game experience or ruins it.

However, it needs to be said - that if your US/South American guild is thinking about transferring to Europe, Far Shiverpeaks is definitely the place to be. Their players stand out individually and collectively as the best Europe has to offer - once they'll beef up their off-peak hours they'll definitely juggernaught their way to the very top of the ranking list, giving other European servers a worthy opponent who inspires motivation. ;)


We are moving towards 6 to 9 competitive servers in the NA bracket.  We would actually like to try and assist the EU bracket to do the same.    

That would mean Tier One to Three would be roughly equal and would auto balance more easily with population shifts.  You know a thousand times more about your bracket than I do, could you PM me or write a post about where the coverage with night crews is with the first 6-9 ranked servers on your side here:  http://www.guildwars...p-tier-bracket/   ?

I'd like to see Far Shiverpeakes get its coverage first to shore up the Tier one EU bracket.  I know VS has its own night crew, Elona's Reach seems to have one.  I know that Desolation has acquired Ruin (a 2,000 man American guild) which should cover them alone completely.  I have no idea about the other top three tier servers including Riverside.

If any EU bracket guilds are considering coming to the NA bracket, as of 18 October, the current areas they are needed are on Stormbluff Isle (Tier One) and Sea of Sorrows (About to be Tier Two).  There is already a set EU time slot presence on Jade Quarry (Tier One) and Blackgate (About to be Tier Two).  Isle of Janthnir (About to be Tier One) has some due to the presence of VoTF and will need to be capped off, once Stormbluff Island and Sea of Sorrows have some representation. After goals are met, NA bracket needs to start building up 1-4 more servers.

Your help would be deeply appreciated.  It also might even out the top three tiers of Europe without disrupting the other tiers if they want to keep their servers EU only.


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Posted 18 October 2012 - 11:28 PM

Honestly, this thread has gotten me excited about WvWvW again. I'm not a guild, just one person who loves organized, meaningful pvp. Far Shiverpeaks seems like it may be the breath of fresh air I've been craving. If there are any EST guilds from Far Shiverpeaks keeping tabs on this thread, please feel free to pm me your contact info. See you soon. :)

Edited by Cryosepsis, 18 October 2012 - 11:29 PM.


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Posted 19 October 2012 - 03:51 AM

yea, our night crew is totally absent,just took this.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 05:54 AM

View Postsalluks, on 19 October 2012 - 03:51 AM, said:

yea, our night crew is totally absent,just took this.

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German Canadians everywhere ...

Illein said:

While I understand the sentiment of threads and initiatives like that, it troubles me too see it becoming more and more popular. Servers like Vizunah Square[FR] and Elona Reach[DE] have a firmly organized schedule of night shifts which allows them to compete among each other and other servers. But they DO only have 1 Timezone (mostly, save for those couple Canadians, whose participation is hugely overestimated and blown way out of proportions) to work with. Technically FS already has a leg-up with alliances like the Disorder League, spanning over a couple of time zones.

I do fear that you'll kick off an arms race of global mercenaries fighting for European servers. It COULD potentially be healthy - as it could even out the playing field for every server among the top tier brackets - but it could as well swing the other way and completely skew the parameters of the scoring system.

I do hope it changes the European WvWvW landscape to the better, but it'll be interesting whether it improves our all game experience or ruins it.

However, it needs to be said - that if your US/South American guild is thinking about transferring to Europe, Far Shiverpeaks is definitely the place to be. Their players stand out individually and collectively as the best Europe has to offer - once they'll beef up their off-peak hours they'll definitely juggernaught their way to the very top of the ranking list, giving other European servers a worthy opponent who inspires motivation. ;)
Great post, nothing to add.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 06:07 AM

We Arborstone doesn't have canadians etc ...

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 07:46 AM

I am not accusing anyone, we just ask for more organize guilds to cover 3rd shift.

Edited by VooKanigia, 19 October 2012 - 07:47 AM.


#21 Lyger

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:54 AM

Well, for anyone still not convinced, think of it this way - FS has a huge Viking population. Vikings are cool. Possibly cooler than Pirates, even. You know it makes sense to come and check us out, at least. :D

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 06:27 PM

u made my day )

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 07:58 PM

View Postburpyierz, on 19 October 2012 - 06:07 AM, said:

We Arborstone doesn't have canadians etc ...

Well until yesterday it's true, now we have officially some French Canadian reinforcement...

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:26 PM

SBI is inviting EU guilds to come and help us conquer the top spot!

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 12:15 AM

View Postangelrage, on 19 October 2012 - 10:26 PM, said:

SBI is inviting EU guilds to come and help us conquer the top spot!

Classy.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 08:38 AM

View Postburpyierz, on 19 October 2012 - 06:07 AM, said:

We Arborstone doesn't have canadians etc ...
Actually  you have: http://www.armata.ca...ad.php?tid=5150

This proves one more time that Far Shiverpeaks need reinforcements from different timezones to effectively fight in first division.

Edited by Javrendei, 21 October 2012 - 08:40 AM.


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Posted 21 October 2012 - 08:13 PM

View PostJavrendei, on 21 October 2012 - 08:38 AM, said:

Actually  you have: http://www.armata.ca...ad.php?tid=5150

This proves one more time that Far Shiverpeaks need reinforcements from different timezones to effectively fight in first division.
It's the first week they are on Arborstone, and they are likely to move to any server in 2 weeks if you read them right.
Just enough time to win the euro tier 1 once or twice. I think you'll enjoy the irony of us (Vs) being beaten by Canadians.

I would be more worried by Desolation if they manage to take a serious lead in your matchup this week.

Edited by Onshi, 21 October 2012 - 08:15 PM.


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 10:44 AM

Farshiverpeaks is still awaiting reinforcements from all timezones ;)

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:21 PM

If Far Shiverpeak gets some love from American guilds we can become NO1 with enough teamwork. Check out farshiverpeaks.com where all the guild of this world come together.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 05:45 PM

BUMP! :cool:




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