What is Ordo Ab [Chao]?
It is an amazing relaxed Guild in Guild Wars 2!! Helpful, friendly, semi-hard-core and very active!
Let me tell you lot a bit about the guild itself.
Ordo Ab Chao, is an odd name. And I get many questions about it. But to be short about the meaning.
It means Order out of Chaos/Order from Disorder.
And there is a Norwegian metal-band called Mayhem with an amazing album called Ordo Ad Chao.
Which was a nice intented pun :)
This guild has been up and running more or less since day one of gw2. And I have been in there since day one as well obviously.
Been a mainly PvE focussed guild for a long time, with a lot of friends from before etc.
At some point, like many guilds. People became inactive, got kids, married, blablabla you know the stories.
But now it is up and running again ;) Woohoo!!
How did we became what we are now.
IT-Shizuma and myself were leading another Guild before, where we both all of a sudden got involved in a lot of drama and things went bad from there.
So the both of us decided to jump into Chao as that guild was already there and also nicely upgraded as well. Which would save us a lot of effort and in-game money in the journey to make it all up to the max level.
From there on we got quite a lot of people with us to Chao from the Guild that we left behind.
And of course we are actively recruiting new members, we are growing nicely and we got an amazing core.
Like for the WvW raids what we are still kinda focussing on we are one of the bigger Guilds on closed raids currently. Which is amazing for a small-ish Guild what we still are. But our core is amazing and very active!!
We are all very pleased with how it is all going in the Guild. And for me as a Guild Leader it is a true thrill to be part of this bunch of amazing people!!
What do we want to become?
More or less what we are now :) Friendly, active and also able to get serious stuff done throughout the game. Like the massive WvW raids, PvE raids, Fractals, Dungeons etc. We try to cover as much content as we can with our members. We help them, try to evolve them and give them training in the several game modes as well.
We don't want to become overly big. We are recruiting currently with 2 big requirements. 18+ and on Piken Square server. This for our WvW focus.
If you got more questions about Ordo Ab [Chao], or if you are even interested in joining our amazing guild feel free to contact me or IT-Shizuma.
So as mentioned in the previous post you have reached level 80 and are ready for the real challenges that are all over the game. Also in all the content there are real hard challenges.
For instance the PvE raids where IT-Shizuma wrote about. This is a real challenge as you can read here :) But it is amazingly fun with a group of fun people!!
In the other game modes it is always a proper challenge to be honest. In WvW there are always amazing enemy groups to fight. Which will always need adapting and changing ways on how the people work together and how to synergize a squad.
In PvP there will always be hardcore players that you will meet at some point!! Also great fun and very useful to learn your own personal skills. As it is another player you will encounter which will always be different than facing controlled enemies.
More to do? Ohhh yes!!
Next to this there are a lot of achievements to do. Which will give you at certain points reached nice presents, buffs and special items that are only obtained through getting your achievement points up.
Map completion, crafting in a lot of different specialties, role-playing, loads of events all over, world-bosses, jumping puzzles, guild-missions and many many more great stuff to do on your own or as groups/guilds.
Expansion....Monkey jumped into a wrong prejudice.
In the last expansion which is called Path of Fire they added mounts to the game,
which makes map exploration and such way more easy.
This was an update that I personally was very sceptical about.
As it was leaning too much to World of Warcraft for me.
But I was completely wrong with that, it is an amazing feature that they added!!
The mounts are beautiful and useful, also the quests involved getting them and all the achievements linked with it are amazingly made! So the new expansion was a very welcome chapter added to the game.
More to come tomorrow :) I will do a small going into our Guild called Ordo Ab Chao.
But first some sleep and more work tomorrow.
What is Guild Wars 2?
First of all it is a game where we spend a lot of time in and on being Guild-Leaders of Ordo Ab[Chao].
Therefor I want to warn you for long posts regarding Guild Wars 2. I will split them up a bit though.
It is an MMORPG that has been released slighty over 5 years ago now. Which is still very popular and often played by “friend groups”. There are 3 typical game-modes. PVE ( Player vs Enviroment ), PVP ( Player vs Player ) and WvW ( World vs World ).
The basics of the game are pretty straight forward like in most MMORPG's. You choose a race, gender and profession. After that you can fiddle around with the basics on how you would look like in the amazing world that is called
These alchemagical inventors may be short in stature, but they're intellectual giants. Among the asura, it's not the strong who survive, but the clever. Other races believe they should rule by virtue of their power and strength, but they're deluding themselves. In due time, all will serve the asura.
The charr race was forged in the merciless crucible of war. It is all they know. War defines them, and their quest for dominion drives them ever onward. The weak and the foolish have no place among the charr. Victory is all that matters, and it must be achieved by any means and at any cost.
Humans have lost their homeland, their security, and their former glory. Even their gods have withdrawn. And yet, the human spirit remains unshaken. These brave defenders of Kryta continue to fight with every ounce of their strength.
The race of towering hunters experienced a great defeat when the Ice Dragon drove them from their glacial homeland. Nevertheless, they won't let one lost battle - however punishing - dampen their enthusiasm for life and the hunt. They know that only the ultimate victor achieves legendary rewards.
Sylvari are not born. They awaken beneath the Pale Tree with knowledge gleaned in their pre-life Dream. These noble beings travel, seeking adventure and pursuing quests. They struggle to balance curiosity with duty, eagerness with chivalry, and warfare with honor. Magic and mystery entwine to shape the future of this race that has so recently appeared.
Well ermm......female or male. Not much to say here......
Currently there are 9 professions to choose from. Divided in 3 groups.
Heavy armored frontliners with both damage and sustainability.
Master of protection due to special virtue traitlines. Giving boons to allies, healing and a lot of damage output as well.
Released in the first real expansion of the game. Channeling Legendary stances to buff up allies, damage enemies and to withstand a lot of damage too.
Pure power class, loads of damage with the benefits of heavy armor a very very welcome and often seen profession in all game-modes.
Medium armored mid-liners. Mixing ranged and melee weapons with usually a lot of evassive skills.
Masster of mechanical mayhem. Turrets, toolkits, flamethrowers etc!! Quick on their feet and very powerful when played correctly.
Leaning backwards against a tree, using the natural surroundings to the fullest to withstand and deal damage. Accompanied with a huge range of different pets.
Stealthy damage monsters! Stealing skills from others, stealthing away and using crazy bursts to kill enemies.
Light armored caster classes, with a huge variety in options on how to be played.
Attuning the four elements, which gives them an incredible amount of different skills and options to go into battle and to survive those battles too.
Illusions, clones, phantasms are the hiding place for a real mesmer. Hiding in the middle of the crazy numbers of clones. Confusing enemies to madness. Killing them off with shattering the clones!
Life force! Extra healthpool! Minions! Using wells, corruptions, shroud skills to spread insane condition damage which 'fears' a lot of people.
Done preparing! Ready for battle!
Now it starts with leveling your character up to the max level which is 80. You can level up through doing the storyline which is very beautiful if you pay attention to the cut-scenes and such. And you can also go through the huge amount of world-maps. They are filled with quests, Vista's ( places that show you a part of the map with a small story ), hero-points and point of interests.
Throughout the way of leveling, gaining experience and learning the characters way to play you will get a lot of loot. Armor, weapons, random bags with goodies etc.
Which will eventually help you gearing up your character for the real challenges that awaits you when you reach level 80.
This is it for today!! More tomorrow or the day after. Depending on the WvW raid I will command.