Guild Meeting 1/26/2020

26 January 2020

Welcome to the RUIN gaming Community! Established in 2004.

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GUILD MEETING ARCHIVES

The RUIN community meets every Tuesday at 6PM Pacific Standard time on Discord to recognize outstanding members for promotion, discuss gaming news, events and scheduling for the upcoming week!

RUIN is building the largest World of Warcraft Guild Community!

Below, you’ll find a list of charities who are active on Twitch and working to help those affected by COVID-19. We’ve also shared some best practices for charity streams to help you get started.

Our response during the Covid 19 crisis is critical. The disease itself will not define us but our response to it will. As individuals, as a community, this is a time to come together and fund raise for those in need.

RUIN Gaming is one of the largest multi-gaming communities in the world and the largest in World of Warcraft with branches on 20 servers.

RUIN welcomes you to The Shadowlands!

RUIN is currently focused on daily Shadowlands open World Warmode content.  Hosting 4PM PST World clears for valuable World Bosses, rares, anima and the full spectrum of in game cosmetic rewards available to all members of the Alliance!

Scheduled community events to build teams for all aspects of War Mode, PVP and PVE content!

A congratulations on the successful completion of the World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth War Campaign! RUIN sincerely thanks all members of the Alliance who fought and won the fourth war under unprecedented conditions of challenge in and out of game.

This last year has been extremely challenging, presenting many unforeseen challenges and significant losses, the impact on the greater gaming community has been significant. as a result

RUIN has encouraged all members to take a much needed breather during the final months of 2020 in order to focus on health and family which must come first.

In game events are intended as a morale improving victory lap and a method to thank and reward the many thousands of Alliance players for their incredible, undefeated, Warmode campaign during the 4th war!

We remain optimistic about World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, which has enjoyed a strong launch and an enthusiastic reception from our community members, offering an enormous number of daily activities to keep players engaged and entertained.

RUIN will continue a gradual ramp up of community expansion focused on promoting excellent leadership through mentorship and character growth and development.

RUIN has focused entirely on direct community support for our members, providing an unprecedented number of user generated activities, contests, giveaways and other charitable events . Our mission is to provide an oasis for gamers and a much needed escape from the real world intended to uplift morale and provide a hopeful place to socialize, make new friends while maintaining connections with all of those we have met along the way over the last sixteen years.

A thank you to everyone for their resilience, charity and outstanding contribution during this difficult period. We will continue to grow and improve as a community to meet and overcome all challenges in and out of game. As always RUIN encourages members to step up and continue to provide outstanding service to our guilds and the greater gaming community!

We have no doubt that 2021 will continue to be a difficult period. RUIN remains excited to get explore upcoming World of Warcraft and other game releases, expanding our presence and engaging in a continual process of improvement.

The RUIN Discord has reached over 10,000 members, additional support for a spectrum of MMORPGS and other private server based games are anticipated.

As always RUIN remains a strict meritocracy, our success is a direct result of empowering gamers to lead groups, explore new game universes and continue to provide the best possible environment for players of all backgrounds and experience.

ABOUT RUIN

The community came together during the 2004 launch of World of Warcraft. The guild assumed the name RUIN during the Warhammer Online campaign which culminated in the World First Inevitable City conquest.
RUIN specializes in large scale player versus player environments which have defined the MMORPG genre. Previous campaigns include Age of Conan, Aion, Warhammer Online, and Guild Wars 2 as well as active communities in The Elder Scrolls Online and Star Wars: The Old Republic. Come join us at RuinTV on Twitch!

At their core massive multiplayer online games provide for the communal experience of the Great Myth a fundamental human pursuit throughout nearly ever culture and time in history. All of the intellectual properties; Star Wars, World of Warcraft, Elder Scrolls etc. are modern adaptations and additions to the great human myth telling tradition. Expansive universes in which the heroic journey of many trials can be more directly experienced.

RUIN as a guild is strongest when actively engaged in challenging guild versus guild online environments with a strong support structure encouraging our members to adapt and improve in order to most fully contribute to success in our campaigns!

We encourage members to immerse themselves in the rich lore and ever expanding stories that are the foundation of every game we play, invest time and pride into your characters and fully enjoy the online gaming experience to the fullest in game and within the community!

Have fun and win!

SAVE THE DATE FOR BLIZZCONLINE™ FEBRUARY 19–20

Attune your chronometers, flip your hourglasses, set a notification on your phone—however you mark the passage of time, save the date for BlizzConline™, set to take place February 19–20, 2021! 

While circumstances are keeping us from gathering in person this year, we’re putting together a little something early next year to channel the spirit of BlizzCon into the form of an online show, which will be free to watch and engage in. We still have a lot of planning to do, and it’ll be some time before we’re ready to share more details—but we wanted to provide a heads-up on how you can be a part of the online fun. Source: Blizzard

A NOTE ABOUT BLIZZCON

We love BlizzCon, and we know many of you share that feeling and look forward to it as an opportunity to get away for a while, meet up with friends, and have a good time. As so many of us have been isolated for multiple weeks now, surrounded and in some cases directly impacted by the ongoing pandemic-related challenges around the world, we’re looking forward to the time when we can see one another again in person and have something to celebrate together. – Blizzard

Warcraft News

The Story Is Over, What Next? Twisting HORRORdoors & Covenant Campaign Conlusions: The Weekly Reset

World of Warcraft Shadowlands opening patch 9.0 is over as the covenant campaigns conclude with chapter 9, bringing an end to the story of the Kyrian, Venthyr, Necrolords and Night Fae, as well some great new cinematics in Torghast featuring Anduin and Sylvanas. So now the patch is over… when do we get 9.1? Where is the story going? What will be revealed in Blizzconline in February? And what about those new Twisting Corridors eh? Source: T&E

Source: Taliesin & Evitel

What To Do Week 2 of Shadowlands: Weekly and Daily Activities List

This is the start of Week 2 of Shadowlands and we’ve compiled a list of weekly and daily things to do in order to make sure you don’t miss anything! This week’s activities include Chapter 3 of the Covenant Campaign, a brand new Soulbind, enough Soul Ash for crafting a Legendary, another Covenant Sanctum Upgrade and more! Source: wowhead

Table of Contents

  • Weekly To-Do List for Week 2 of Shadowlands
    Renown Quests
  • Covenant Campaign Chapter 3 – New Soulbind
    Sanctum Upgrades
  • Torghast, Tower of the Damned – Soft-Cap 1520 Soul Ash
  • Crafting Your First Legendary
    Mythic Dungeons
  • Maw Weeklies & Wrath of the Jailer
    Weekly PvP / Dungeon Quests

Daily To-Do List for Week 2 of Shadowlands

  • Callings
  • World Quests
  • Maw Dailies and Eye of the Jailer
  • Adventure Table

Shadowlands Guides to Covenant Features Now Live – Learn How to Complete Activities and Acquire Unique Rewards

With players unlocking covenant features in the second week of Shadowlands, we’re highlighting our guides to these activities: Kyrian Path of Ascension, Necrolord Abomination Stitching, Night Fae Queen’s Conservatory, Venthyr Ember Court. Source: wowhead

Soul Ash Soft-Cap is 1520 – You Can Craft a Shadowlands Legendary This Week in Shadowlands

If you’ve completed all your Torghast runs and Bolvar quests so far, you will have a minimum of 1520 Soul Ash — which means that you can craft a Rank 1 Legendary this week if you want to! Source: wowhead

EXPLORE THE UPDATES ARRIVING WITH THE SHADOWLANDS PRE-EXPANSION PATCH

To help you prepare for the upcoming Shadowlands pre-expansion patch and plan your adventures from now until Shadowlands arrives, we’ve compiled a variety of helpful information.

  • Battle for Azeroth PvP Season 4 Ends and the Post-Season Begins

SHADOWLANDS

With a single act of destruction, Sylvanas Windrunner has ripped open the way to the afterlife. Azeroth’s staunchest defenders have been dragged into all-consuming darkness. An ancient force of death threatens to break its bonds and unravel reality.

Shadowlands Preview: Maldraxxus and the Necrolord Covenant

Chaos has erupted in the Shadowlands. In the midst of fighting the Forsworn, the kyrian were ambushed by the very forces charged with defending the infinite realms of the Shadowlands: the militant Maldraxxi. The Archon of the Kyrian Covenant has sent you on a special mission to Maldraxxus to discover who ordered the attack—and demand answers.

Shadowlands Preview: Oribos

The city of Oribos serves as the crossroads of the Shadowlands. Here, mortal souls are judged by the Arbiter before being sent to their final destinations, and shadowy denizens swap gossip and anima—the soulborn essence that fuels the Shadowlands.

Your arrival in Oribos provides a glimmer of hope in a dark time: For reasons no one can explain, the Arbiter has gone dormant and is no longer directing souls to their just afterlives. Instead, every one of them is being damned to the torment of the Maw—a place from which you were the first to successfully escape. As the heroes of the Alliance and the Horde journey through the uncharted realms of Death, Oribos welcomes weary travelers from both factions—but forces them to set aside their differences while inside the citadel’s walls. – Blizzard

World of Warcraft Shadowlands continues to shed more secrets on the Alpha. Chief among them is the mystery of Sire Denathrius of Revendreth, who appears to be a Nathrezim, or dreadlord. We know Dreadlords have links to the Shadowland and in particular the Lich King with Frostmourne and the Helm of Domination, but could there be something far bigger going on? And if Sire Denathrius is a dreadlord… what does that make the jailer?

The World of Warcraft Shadowlands aplha continues apace with the zone of Revendreth, home of the Venthyr Covenant, giving us a chance to explore, quest, play the Halls of Atonement dungeon and get to grips with those new covenant abilities. There’s also the new human customisation options and the retconning of the horde… is Teldrassil being ignored in their hew heroic image? Find out in the Weekly Reset!

World of Warcraft®: Shadowlands News Round-Up

Sylvanas Windrunner, fallen leader of the Horde, has pierced the veil between Azeroth and the realm of the dead, setting in motion a series of events that threaten to upset the cosmic balance between life and death.

Azeroth’s heroes will confront the wonders and horrors of the afterlife as they deal with the consequences of Sylvanas’ actions.

There’s plenty to learn about World of Warcraft’s next expansion, and we’ve rounded up the latest news here to help you stay on top of it all.

SHADOWLANDS DEVELOPER UPDATE

Shadowlands first round of Alpha invitations go live! Sign up for the Shadowlands Alpha today!

Purchase a 6-Month Subscription and Get a New Transmogrification Set!

Introducing the new Sprite Darter’s Wings* transmogrification set—now available to add to your collection! This new fey dragon inspired transmogrification set can be purchased in-game or from the Blizzard Shop; for a limited time**, you can also get it for no additional charge when you purchase a 6-month subscription to World of Warcraft.

BlizzCon 2019 In 3 Minutes

Relive some of the exciting announcements and moments from BlizzCon 2019!

BlizzCon 2019 | World of Warcraft: What’s Next | Full Panel

With a single act of destruction, Sylvanas Windrunner has ripped open the way to the afterlife. Azeroth’s staunchest defenders have been dragged into all-consuming darkness. An ancient force of death threatens to break its bonds and unravel reality.

Hidden realms of wonder and horror await any who would pass to the other side. The Shadowlands is home to an entire realm of the departed; it is a world between worlds whose delicate balance preserves life and death itself.

As one of Azeroth’s greatest champions, you have been granted the power to cross over in body and soul. Now you must investigate a conspiracy to unmake the cosmos, and help Warcraft legends journey back… or fulfill their ultimate destiny.

World of Warcraft at BlizzCon® 2019 News Round-Up

Blizzcon 2019 has ended but we have the latest World of Warcraft news and coverage from the convention right here.

World of Warcraft: Deep Dive Panel Recap

In the What’s Next panel, game director Ion Hazzikostas gave an overview of Shadowlands, World of Warcraft’s eighth expansion. In the Deep Dive panel, senior game designer Paul Kubit, lead combat designer Brian Holinka, and lead designer Kevin Martens take you deeper into the various systems and changes that will come with the expansion.

Relive some of the exciting announcements and moments from BlizzCon 2019:

Guild News and Updates

Game News and Updates

Star Wars: The Old Republic – Onslaught Expansion

Darth Malgus has returned. Will you stand against him, or join his apocalyptic campaign against the Republic? Your choices will determine the fate of the galaxy….

Patreon Weekly Update

RUIN traditionally hosts a variety of guild events in and out of game. Including Blizzcon, movie premiers, summer vacation retreats and other gaming and entertainment industry related conventions and events!

Ruin Gaming is a multi-gaming community with members from all over the world. Currently, we are playing  World of Warcraft, Elder Scrolls Online, and Star Wars: The Old Republic. We also have a large presence in other games such as Star CitizenGuild Wars 2OverwatchDiablo III and more!

RUIN NEWS

BLIZZARD COMMUNITIES

Bring your friends and family of the same faction together cross-realm through our new World of Warcraft Communities feature:

Allied Communities:

World PVP focused World of Warcraft Alliance Community.

RUIN continues to grow!

2020 offers a staggering spectrum of games to experience, new expansions, new titles and a constant stream of updates are scheduled for launch. RUIN is actively testing emergent games across the spectrum of different platforms. Our objective has been to narrow the field of candidate and select from among the best contenders for major community deployment.

RUIN is recruiting exceptional people. Additional officers and creative specialists are required in order to continue the growth of our expanding organization. Contact us on Discord for further information!

The RUIN team has been very busy reviewing games across the MMO Genre and have collaborated on building a vision to share in this Roadmap. We constantly gather suggestions and feedback directly from our communities and players in order to effect change and positive reforms within Ruin.

RUIN continues to provide an exceptional gaming community experience for all community members. We are currently working on researching massive multiplayer content across the expanding genre while setting community mission objectives, organizing and executing events and in game content at the highest levels possible.

RUIN will continue to communicate with the player base through guild meetings and updates throughout the year. Our goal is to create a process of continuous improvement of all aspects of the Ruin community.

EVENTS

Galaxy’s Edge

Here’s what you’ll find if you plan to visit a galaxy far, far away in California and Florida.

RUIN hosts a variety of yearly events and conventions for our members. All Ruin members are encouraged to attend!

As part of our Community Events circuit Ruin hosted a Disneyland and California Adventure Holiday 2018 tour. A special focus on gathering information on and preparing for the opening of Galaxy’s Edge: the largest ever expansion to Disneyland.

Guild Meeting Schedule

  • General meeting: Tuesday 6PM Pacific Standard Time on Discord.
  • Officers meeting: Tuesday 5PM Pacific Standard Time on Discord junior officer’s meeting room.

Ruin Patreon

Our mission is to provide a fun environment to play games within a like-minded community. Furthermore, we aim to provide exciting content on current and upcoming games via YouTubeTwitchSocial Media and more. Subsequently, we encourage Game Developers to provide our community with massive multiplayer content that we have always envisioned, bringing virtual communities into a fully realized and complete state.

As the RUIN gaming community continues to expand, hosting over 20,000 active members with 7,000 registered on Discord, a need to facilitate and organize common procedure, training protocol and general information for use in multiple gaming platforms has arisen.

Executive Summary

  • Achieving the core mission of providing the best gaming and online community experience possible requires strong communication infrastructure and feedback mechanisms to ensure a continual process of improvement.
  • Additional Officers and technical specialists are required! Producing relevant gaming news coverage and updates for current and upcoming games for the RUIN community!
  • Expanding the Warrant Officer Department with additional Technical Officers and information officers to assist in scheduling, communicating and supporting team activities across all RUIN branches is a critical initiative for 2019.
  • Extensive use of modern social media and integrated peer reviewed and edited rules, expectations and guidelines for all members is a critical goal for RUIN in 2019.

DRAGONHOLD PREVIEW

Uncover deathly secrets in the Dark Heart of Skyrim, ESO’s next big year-long adventure. Beginning this February with the Harrowstorm DLC, the story continues with the new Chapter, The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor, arriving PC/Mac on May 18 and Xbox One and PlayStation®4 on June 2.

Explore Solitude 1000 years before The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

As you venture across this new zone, you’ll encounter the hardy Nords who call it home and discover a host of interesting side quests, delves, public dungeons, world bosses, a trial, and the new harrowstorm world events. Enough to keep any intrepid adventurer busy!

Lair of Maarselok

For centuries, Maarselok slept deep in the mountains between Elsweyr and Grahtwood. However, upon the opening of the Halls of Colossus, this monstrous Dragon has awoken, and now threatens to spread his corruption into the domain of the Wood Elves. Only with the help of the Warlock Carindon and the forest spirit Selene can you defeat this terrifying new Dragon!

Star Wars: The Old Republic 

With Game Update 5.10Jedi under Siege, the next phase of the SWTOR storyline will kick off with a bang on the ancient Jedi world. Ravaged by a cataclysm centuries in the past, this beloved planet has been part of Old Republic stories since the original Tales of the Jedi comics, and we’re really excited to bring it to life for our players as a new Daily Area with separate Republic and Imperial storylines.

With this ancient world, we will see the return of several fan-favorite characters as well as the introduction of some exciting new characters including a powerful Jedi veteran (not Revan) who will join Republic players on their mission to protect a hidden Jedi base and a deadly commando who will aid Imperial players in their mission to destroy it. Over the coming months, we’ll bring you more details about the planet and offer more insight about the conflict.

Conan Exiles

Conan Exiles is an open-world survival game set in the brutal lands of Conan the Barbarian. Survive in a savage world, build your kingdom, and dominate your enemies in brutal combat and epic warfare.

Available now on all platforms! Build stunning cities and gleaming temples of shining white marble with the Architects of Argos Pack. Adorn your base with elegant statues and refreshing fountains to make it look more impressive than ever!

MOUNTS AND MOUNTED COMBAT!

It is time to mount your steeds and ride across the plains of the Exiled Lands. One of the most sought-after features since Early Access launch is a reality: Mounts are now available in Conan Exiles!

The fight for survival is difficult and relentless. With the all new Blood and Sand pack you can crush your enemies wearing new armors and wield fearsome weapons while fighting in new vaulted tunnels and arenas.

Start with nothing but your bare hands and forge the legacy of your clan, building anything a small home to gigantic fortresses and entire cities. Wage war using swords, bows, siege weapons, and even take control of giant avatars of the gods and lay waste to enemy cities.

Explore a vast, seamless world full of challenge and opportunity. Hunt animals for resources, slay monsters for treasure, and delve deep underground to discover the secrets of ancient civilizations.

RUIN PROJECTS

Goals

Additional multimedia original creative content for the community. A focus on video editing, unique livestreams and podcasts for 2019 to better communicate gaming news information and community events and objectives!

Instagram

In-game screenshots from ALL games. These may include landscapes, cities, NPC’s, raids, dungeons, delves, strikes, cinematics – anything!

Direct your image and any relevant details to @Mauve#2477 on Discord!

The following games are currently our core focus for 2019

Expansions and New Games

Information and updates from all major games, movies and technologies relevant to the greater Ruin Nation community.

Officer Promotion

RUIN needs additional Officers, outstanding members with gaming experience, military backgrounds and professional administrative abilities should step forward for courtesy promotions to assist with day to day guild upkeep and leadership service.

Within RUIN leadership through content as well as training and technical support and development are accomplished through departments focused on these specific objectives. Those interested in advancement should contact an officer in game or on voice communications.

Branch Schedules and Objectives:

Elder Scrolls Online

The Elder Scrolls Online offers arguably the best large scale PVP environment in the Imperial Cyrodiil province. RUIN offers nightly Cyrodiil clears, offering an unparalleled level of rewards and character progression in an highly discipline siege warfare environment. RUIN continues to support the Aldmeri Dominion campaign and our faction allies.

Delve into the treacherous swamps and jungles in Murkmire, The Elder Scrolls Online’s latest DLC game pack, as you explore Argonia and discover a hidden world as dangerous as it is beautiful. Investigate Murkmire’s long-forgotten past and help an Imperial scholar recover a mysterious and powerful relic. Brave the challenges of Blackrose Prison, a new 4-player arena, and test your might.

Cyrodiil Campaign

PVP Objectives: To fight and win by providing prompt, sustained land dominance across the full range of Cyrodiil operations and spectrum of conflict in support of combatant commanders.

Guild Activities

World of Warcraft

World of Warcrft Battle for Azeroth continues to deliver best in genre progression raiding and structured PVP. The addition of world quests, invasions and open world events provide an alternative path for character progression.

Star Wars The Old Republic

Star Wars: The Old Republic offers one of the best leveling experiences of any MMORPG currently available. Engaging and immersive story driven game play allows for an unparalleled role playing experience, with enormous character customization and development all within the award winning Bioware Knights of the Old Republic universe.

RUIN continues our long tradition in Star Wars: The Old Republic. Construction of the Guild Ship and Stronghold on Yavin IV continue! Please pitch in towards these projects through the Stronghold Tab by donating copies of decorations to the guild.

Latest News

Guild Events

RUIN in SWTOR provides a wide spectrum of player content.

  • Operations
  • Casual PVP
  • Planetary Conquest
  • Uprisings
  • Flashpoints
  • Stronghold Construction

Conan Exiles

City Construction

The primary objective of RUIN in Conan Exiles is to construct a well defended guild city capable of keeping members safe from siege warfare and attack.

Conan Exiles Updates

New Dungeon: The Dreg

The Exiled Lands are filled with dark caves and mysterious ruins, but now you get a brand-new dungeon to challenge your adventuring urges!

Discord Improvements

The RUIN Discord has been Nitro Boosted to the maximum rank of three:

+100 server emoji slots (for a total of 250)
384 Kbps audio quality
Vanity URL for the server: https://discord.gg/ruin 
100 MB upload limit for all members

Guild Events

  • Documenting construction through screenshots, videos, livestream.
  • Social media advertisement and growth of the RUIN Conan server

Latest News

Final Fantasy XIV

RUIN has returned to Final Fantasy XIV!

Additional information: Ruin FFXIV

Guild Departments:

  • PVP – Player versus Player
  • PVE – Player versus Environment
  • Human Resources: Recruitment, training, events coordination.
  • Technical Officers: Infrastructural development and upkeep.

PVP – Player versus Player

The PVP Department of RUIN develops PVP doctrine; establishes standards; and builds the future fighting force of RUIN.

PVE – Player versus Environment

The PVE Department of RUIN plans, schedules and progresses through group Player versus Environment content.

Human Resources

Human Resources recruits, trains, and educates members of RUIN develops leaders and fosters technical skills and mastery of all relevant content and related technologies.

RUIN Technical Corps

The Ruin Technical Corps provides information technology and engineering services in support of RUIN. Warrant Officers are technical leaders and specialists.

The mission of the RWD is to develop and maintain information technology for RUIN across all current and future platforms.

Maintaining the Ruin Discord and promoting a strong presence on social media with the objective of sharing the gaming experience with a wider audience. Providing for the training, education, and inspiration of recruits in order to encourage each member to become a competent leader of character committed to the values of professional excellence and service to the greater RUIN community.

The RUIN Warrant Department reports directly to guild leadership.