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The GSCH Black Desert Social Adventure Community Going Forward

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Foghladha
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Posted On: 05/17/2016 at 02:44 PM
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Greetings Everyone,

As many have seen we've begun feeling the pains of trying to operate 2 guilds in parallel of each other. These problems become amplified as communication barriers break down. It has become apparent that there are a few options at hand and a few directions we can take this to save the community that we have and put everyone's mind at ease.

The best option for us right now is to is to focus on one Guild, and become a unified GSCH. With the 100 person Guild Limit this will take a bit of work and compromise by all participants in the family. However as we've seen this past week the divide will divide us and without means of cross guild communication we will not be able to keep the divide from growing. This is the path we must walk. Easy, No. The right path, yes.

Additionally, I am going to be resuming the lead on BDO for a while to get things organized and refocused on being a healthy part of the Gaiscioch Family tree. So here's the plan.

The GSCH Plan Moving Forward

  1. 5-18: Foghladha comes back into GSCH from ArachDubh and resumes lead of the BDO community
  2. New Missions Schedule will be consistent and run every single day at the same time. The schedule is as follows for the time being.
    1. 7AM PT: Guild Supply Mission (S-L Based on Population)
    2. 10AM PT: Guild Supply Mission (S-L Based on Population)
    3. 1PM PT: Guild Supply Mission (S-L Based on Population)
    4. 4PM PT: Guild Supply Mission (S-L Based on Population)
    5. 7PM PT: Guild Supply Mission (S-L Based on Population)
  3. Contracts will be as follows
    1. 1-Day: All members under 8,500 Activity Points
    2. 7-Day: All members over 8,500 Activity Points
    3. 14-Day All BDO Community Organizers
  4. Changing Discord Roll "BDO Leadership" to "BDO Community Organizers"
  5. BDO Community Organizers will be in charge of kicking off missions at the set time, fielding questions, helping manage invites and renewals, and removing players to bring new players in.

Regarding Teaghlach

We understand that people may not like the direction I take GSCH and may want to stay in Teaghlach for the foreseeable future, and that is not only supported but encouraged. From this day forward Teaghlach will be considered part of our circle of families we consider Tuatha and is welcome to use the site and tools as needed. We do not want to force people to be somewhere they don't want to be so if you would like to stay your welcome. You will still be Gaiscioch and you will still be considered part of the family.

We simply can't divide our attention between two rooms like we have in the past. We need one solid focus and do what we must to survive as GSCH.

If Teaghlach decides to come back into GSCH they are welcome to do so as well and we are happy to keep people at the same rank selection as they are in discord. All current BDO Leaders appointed will remain however the title will be renamed BDO Community Organizers. However, if they decide to stay in Teaghlach they will have their discord leadership tag removed as we will only want the GSCH Community Organizers to have the pink tag for easy member reference.

Remember. It's not what's above your head that matters, it's what's on your face at the end of the day. Make sure it's a smile. Player satisfaction is way more important than the guild tag above your head.

The Reality of the Situation

The reality is the situation sucks. The game has such a tight constraint it hinders our ability to succeed. We must take extreme measures to ensure our survival and mental health. There's not a single soul in this community that "Wants" to do this. But it's what must be done for the well being of our community right now. We need a consistent leader, we need consistent structure, we need a unified voice. I know not all of you will follow and I do not blame, or think bad of any of you. You are my family and you must do what your heart tells you to do. It's not fair to you or anyone around you to force you to do something you’re not happy with. You are still family, and always will be family. Whether you are Relic, Teaghlach, HoL, GSCH, or any other Tuatha community you are our family.

Q&A

We will be hosting a short Q&A about the process this Wednesday May-18th at 5PM PT on Discord: http://gsch.info/vc/bdo

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding and I look forward to watching our community stabilize and thrive once again.

Foghladha

 

"It's not the loot and accolades you walk away with, it's the memories and friendships that you cherish forever." - Foghladha
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Seacoral
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Replied On: 05/17/2016 at 02:47 PM PDT
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Thank you FOG, I believe this will work out in the end.

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Briseadh
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Replied On: 05/17/2016 at 02:53 PM PDT
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Works for me.

Don't mess with Mama Bear, I might hug you too tight. =D
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Replied On: 05/17/2016 at 02:58 PM PDT
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You have my support.

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Selrina
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Replied On: 05/17/2016 at 03:14 PM PDT

Sounds good to me.

 

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Foxfyer
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Replied On: 05/17/2016 at 03:16 PM PDT

Thank you so much for addressing this. People were starting to get a bit fussy in the limbo.

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Engwar
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Replied On: 05/17/2016 at 03:36 PM PDT
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Sounds like a solid path forward and while I agree with this hopefully "temporary" solution <crosses figures BDO raises guild cap>, I do fear we might discourage or even worse loose some folks with 1 day contracts. Yes I understand getting re-invited to GSCH is as easy as asking, but only if we have the room :(

So we shall move forward and see how this works for us all :)

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Foghladha
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Replied On: 05/17/2016 at 04:33 PM PDT
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Engwar, the one day contracts will only be temporary until we see what were working with. Goal is to hover around 95 people with a 7 day rotation (same system as eso and gw2). Person who has been away the longest gets removed to invite the person online now. It works. Yes its inconvenient but its a lot better than watching the family rip itself apart trying to make 2 separate rooms work. We have NEVER successfully had a split house. The only way it has worked in the past is with an alliance chat or custom chat channel.

We cant rely on people using voice to communicate. Only 10% of members will use voice and only 25% of those will use voice when not participating in events. Its just how people are. Its not ideal. Its what we have to do to play together.

"It's not the loot and accolades you walk away with, it's the memories and friendships that you cherish forever." - Foghladha
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Azendis
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Replied On: 05/17/2016 at 05:29 PM PDT

Thank you for stepping up Fog and for Sea for offering as well, I appreciate all Bri has done and I look forward to yet more fun times in BDO, Im a lurker but im a GSCH lurker :) Azendis

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Alana
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Replied On: 05/17/2016 at 08:40 PM PDT
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Thank you for a solution to the recent pains of "separation" in BDO. I've looked at your general stats as to active players and it is around 95, so that made me wonder why we actually had 2 separate guilds. I'm really hoping we can all work together as a guild and appreciate your proposed remedies to make that happen. I love this game! It offers so many different options of play. I also like the fact that you don't have to be at the keyboard in order to accomplish something, (horse leveling & fishing).

Looking towards the future together!

 

 

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Mika
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Replied On: 05/17/2016 at 11:13 PM PDT
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And my axe! Sorry had to go there ;)

Awesome! Loving those consistent missions and their timetable. And because they are happening throughout the day even I'm able to attend at least couple of those. 

The most important thing in life will always be the people around you. Salud, mi familia.
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Briseadh
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Replied On: 05/18/2016 at 05:03 AM PDT
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Alana - There are actually some people that never claim participation because they just don't want to. There are always a few of those. Also Teaghlach has had friends and other things join the game and not all of them are registered here. That is why the website does not match the actual guild sizes.  It's off by about 30 for either reason. We do have some GSCH couples where they one is an active member and the other just wants to play with the spouse, but definitely is not interested in the whole doing things on the website. That is perfectly fine. And there is no weekly check in for a social adventure like for the Chapters and Legacy Chapters which makes the numbers on those more accurate. I'd say it represents about 75% of who is actually playing in either of these guilds.

And I'm definitely going to be around and not going anywhere. Just know if you really have an issue with me come talk to me, though don't try to do it after I say good night and have to crash because I'm not feeling right. I honestly don't think well then and I don't expect anyone else to either. =) 

So the mission is - PLAY THE GAME AND HAVE FUN! If you are not having fun admit it and politely say you need to go do something else. No hard feelings that way.

Don't mess with Mama Bear, I might hug you too tight. =D
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Alana
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Replied On: 05/18/2016 at 07:36 AM PDT
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Thanks for clarifying that Bris. So many intricate details! 

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Replied On: 05/18/2016 at 04:47 PM PDT

Fog, I always admire your good will and ideas. There is nothing bad to say and i am deeply sorry for all the trouble caused by this issue.

 

Fog is right, we need to unified in 1 guild. Diversion is the last option we should have. I know its easy for me to say since we just joined the guild and the fact that i don't know how much effort they put on building up Teaglach. So i do apologize in advance.

As for late game content such as; node and castle wars... This Diversion with hurt both side. Numbers make difference in those contents. So also need to look at those contents later on.

I don't know what those issue are, but if the  size limit is the issue. I am willing to pull off my people maybe around 5 guarantee and maybe up to 8 if needed. We can be in a Waiting bucket until there is a space to join back. Again this is another solution to unify as one GSCH. WE all joined GSCH for its structure and its family oriented like. We joined to be as one to begin with. I know there's are so many dislike and differences on both side. But you all agreed to join GSCH as one family. I am KingXcon one of the very knuckle head in every MMO community i have played.(https://www.youtube.com/user/xc0n01/videos) I shouldn't care actually. But it just hurt to see a Guild that i always admire struggle this way. Its just sad to see nice people fight against each other. It is like your parents fight with each other. Sad.

Hope both side lighten up and agreed at one point. Btw, I do give a huge credit to the officers/leader of Teaglach. They are awesome and very helpful. Sometimes it making me think that me GSCH or Teaglach is too good for type of people like us. lol

 

KingXcon,

WarFreak GM

 

 

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Foghladha
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Replied On: 05/18/2016 at 11:37 PM PDT
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We have space in GSCH for anyone that wants to join right now. We will make it work regardless. We with Teagh the best of luck at this point and still consider them family. But they need the freedom to run as they like and we need the freedom to stay true to our roots and focus on being a successful community in a game we love. Teagh is always welcome at our table if and when they decide they would like to sit at it. We love them and will not be closing our doors on any of them. Fun is the endgame. They need to find their fun and pursue it to the ends of the earth.

"It's not the loot and accolades you walk away with, it's the memories and friendships that you cherish forever." - Foghladha
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Kale
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Replied On: 05/20/2016 at 08:45 AM PDT

The meeting on Wednesday was very helpful, and answered all of my questions without even having to ask them.

I am going to drop guild today, though.  I am not really interested in the gathering and trade missions, and I need to join a group where I can start using my expiring boss scrolls.  

I'll still be around on Discord to chat and post screenshots.  

 

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Replied On: 05/20/2016 at 09:13 AM PDT
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Kale, thats the goal were working towards. Its going to take a bit of work to rebuild the 45+ crowd so we can take on the bigger things. We shouldnt be doing trade missions. Right now were trying to be accessible to all and help the under 45 get over 45. Once the majority are well take on subligations. You can start announcing bosses now and see how many want to come. 

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It's understandable, Kale. However, I know of a bunch of us who will probably be 50 by the end of the weekend and will be trying to figure out the scrolls.

Here's my take on this. We are all a team. Not all of us can play as much as others and be in endgame. Some don't want to be in endgame fast because they rather enjoy the journey as more important than the end point. There is so much in this game to distract you and have fun with. I don't think we have a single person here that plays the same. Some have lots of alts and really aren't sure what they want for a main. Others really love some of the life skills you can do and there is nothing wrong with that. 

The problem comes when people want to try to segregate based on playstyle and I'll never cotton to that idea ever. However, I totally understand if you can't wait and need to really play your way. In the end we all go where we find ourselves most comfortable. Honestly we all are a bit selfish as humans because we do want what we want first to be happy. We all don't tick the same way and hence we have many organizations and thousands of games to chose from so we can find where we fit. Play how you want when you want, knowing that in GSCH you will always have a home regardless of what part of the game you like best.

Don't mess with Mama Bear, I might hug you too tight. =D
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