I'm UnkleRukus in game, the founding GM and current co-GM of Death-and-Taxes and I would like to throw my hat in for a bid at the round table.
I have played the game for over a year now. I came to the game with a vast history of MMO experience including: being a raid leader for a competitive WoW guild for 5 years, achieving 2 server-firsts raid clears and many other accollades. I am also an original Beta tester for Ultima Online where I was a member of the notorious Evil is Good guild on the Great Lakes and Baja shards, and played UO heavily for over 9 years. I also was a GM of a large alliance guild in Shadowbane, Dark Age of Camalot, and was an early invester and player in Darkfall Online.
I came to Albion when a friend from other games and popular streamer, JonahVeil, introduced it to me. All he had to say was "full loot pvp, sandbox style," and I was in.
In the 15 months I have played this game I came from a lowly nature hellgate rat, to a veteran ZvZer and main Healer in Vastly Superior where we achieved Crystal ranking in Season 7. I quickly became promoted to Recruiter, and then Officer where I organized regear programs and performed recruitment duties for the guild. After VS disbanded, I had a short stay in Tea Party, and then founded the guild Death-and-Taxes.
Our guild's first claim to fame originated in our creation of the Avalonian Raid Discord, where we built a community of over 1000 players across many guilds and all royal cities to organize and complete high tier Avalonian Raids. We developed a strategy for the fastest full-clear of the dungeons including many 8.3 map full clears, the most of any group or community I know of in the game.
Our guild also has become notorious for our ganking, bomb squads, and small-scale fighting (what we call "brawling"). Our community is based on the philosophy that we are all about having fun, and being competive, but also free to call our own shots and not be beholden to anyone but ourselves.
This past season we made a goal to reach silver ranking, and we did so with many weeks left before season end. Had we wanted to push for gold we could have gotten it, but we preferred different content.
The community that I and other founders have built here at Death-and-Taxes is something we are proud of and I am looking to contribute more to the game of Albion by becoming a member of the round table. We have achieved a lot for a mid-sized guild that has never relied on joining big alliances or holding many hands to get ahead. We prefer it the hard way and are proud of that.
I believe I have a lot to offer the round table and I know the new requirements are to be a GM of a guild that reaches gold, and so I ask that all the accomplishments that I have had alongside my history and knowledge of gaming, as well as my personal accolades (I am a former military officer, successful financial professional, coach, teacher, and father of 4 children) be taken into account in determining my qualifications.
I could bring a lot of value and perspective to the round table with a mature approachand a creative mind that is also well-attuned to the desires of the playerbase. Therefore I hope you consider my application.
Thank you for your consideration, and have a good day.
-UnkleRukus, co-GM of Death-and-Taxes
I can vouch for this. Rukus should be on the Round Table regardless of hitting Silver. With the introduction of Mists, smaller guilds need a larger voice. The rules to get on the Round Table need to adapt for the patch tomorrow.
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