Its January so it means another Honour birthday.
14 years of the HNR brand and another year under the belt for the unstoppable original online War Machine.
Those still floating round with 11+ years service under their belts will remember being part of the original dantooine War machine, which morphed into a server empire in the old SWG days.
The goals, aims and principles we developed back in those days of early MMOs made the foundation of what our guilds and communities still use today, keeping the HNR name alive and kicking accross multiple games and mmos.
Our community tools are changing, embracing new tech and programs as they come into play. With this year the biggest push is Discord.
We have now offically moved away from whatsapp, as a means of council chatter and game organising (outside of prime time).
Discord is now for the full community, so whether at your PC or on your phone, any Honourian can now keep up to date with friends, colleages and council members at any time and at their leisure.
Discord is open to all our gaming communities. Certain areas are gamer specific, eg: MMOS. which require forum/website applications.
We do have an open to all HNR discord members section: the community chat section. Which hopes to promote cross guild chatter of any nature (within the rules of the usual 'isms) to help build a strong and vibrant guild community as it used to be on forums of old.
As of this year we will be using Teamspeak to promote new Buzz games the guild is playing.
These will be short lived and recycled month by month, depending upon guild participation.
All members are encouraged to take part if they have the game and see other honourians hanging about in the channels.
The Buzz games will be located at the top of TS under the entrance and council sections.
The next big MMO we are focusing on is Ashes of Creation, to add to ESO and SWTOR / SWGEMU. This is still down for a release sometime in 2019.
So while we await Alpha and beta releases we will be still focusing on ESO and TOR as out main MMOs.
we can help with anyone looking to start up in any other MMOS with TS and discord support etc.
Council Growth is key. All T1s and T2s make it their priotity to keep an yeye out for future council prospects.
So if your looking to take on some responsibility, Crafting, PVP, PVE, community help and fancy being a leader mention it to your T2/T1 representative in which ever game your based.
It does get picked up and will be acted upon as the whole council discusses these things accross games not just locally.
T1 council is currently at the lowest occupancy level it has been in a long long time. this is due to game mechanics more than anything else.
With us still operating in only two already well established MMOS, we have little room for progress into T1.
Saying that there are always positions available for the right candidate.
Both TOR and ESO require a Captain. which would be a journey undertaken only by the most dedicated achievement driven individual.
TOR requires a Field Marshall to run the PVE advancement there.
The guild as a whole requires a social media Elder. This one isnt game specific. its an individual who has a flare for marketting. willing to work with other T1/T2s in promoting aspects of every game we have on social media. sounds a doddle right?
T2 high council always requires commanders to run PVE, always requires chancellors to run recruitment and integration. We always need a T2 high minister to oversee day to day operations of specific guilds.
You want to beome one of the chiefs, then poke a T2/T1 and get noticed. Honour has a fantastic system of bringing people up through the ranks, with plenty of investment and help given from existing council members, who want to see their fellow council collegues succeed.
Those asking where is the Maka (as i do get asked this alot) my role within Honour has been changing a lot over the last two years, as ive stepped aside in order for others to take control and flex new ideas and lead in various MMOs and games we have. My role is one of keeping us sticking to our aims and principles. I am also quite heavy on investing in council prospects. If you find yourself being bugged by me when you get into the T2 realm, you know your on a path up and pokes from me are a way of keeping you going, with help and investment/ideas/council etc.
so 2018, if you have an idea, a wish, a long term plan, a game you want to promote, a desire to lead, dont hesitate to ask.
Also dont forget the Guild store is open, currently only the freedom patch is available.
More merchandise will become available once that all important guild spirit frenzy reignites
Thank you to all thats joined us, wether in for a week or in for 14+ years (we are slightly older than 14yrs but we celebrate the official birthday in Jan) we are all Honourians, no matter which game we are in, as long as we are waving the HNR flag with pride.