Hello again, Silverlode. Strayhold's newest initiative is to provide for lower-than-cap raiding to our members. It has been such a huge success - and so much fun - that we are opening it up to all of Silverlode to join. We call it Vanguard Lite™, and it's awesome.
What the heck is Vanguard Lite™ and what does it mean?
It started with Vanguard: Strayhold's non-elitist static raid group that we run weekly to attack level-cap raids. Our officer Tornwyn (a Canadian, but OK otherwise) decided to see if we could apply our ethic to content lower than cap, but on level for the participants. Initially, it was just for alts, but it was so much fun for new players and vets alike that it has kind of exploded. So, Vanguard Lite™ was born (Lite = not at level cap, the ™ is just to add a touch of class) to accommodate this burgeoning need in the most fun way possible.
Internally, Vanguard Lite™ has been a huge success, filling event after event. So much so, that we aren't going to keep it to ourselves any longer. We are bringing it to Silverlode, under our leadership.
How does it work?
It’s really simple. First, register on our forums.
Strayhold Forums Registration
Doing so gives you access to our event signup system (required for Vanguard Lite™ attendance). Once you are registered on our forums, you can sign-up for events with a single click.
We have one event scheduled for today:
Vanguard Lite - Urugarth 4pm EST level 50-53 toons
Don't worry, it's super-simple. Sign-up for any Vanguard Lite™ events you want, and then bask in the glory of sweet victory! That’s it!
So, what's the catch?
The catch is: this is on level raiding. So, level 50 raids (like the Rift) will be done with level 50 characters.
1) Vanguard Lite™ Toons should not be more than 4 levels above the world instance pre determined level. Preference will be given to those who are exactly at cap or slightly below, but we won't be too picky.
2) Signups are on a first come, first serve basis. HOWEVER, some world instances require specific group make ups (IE Loremaster for Balrog, etc.) These might require some on-the-fly decisions on who gets to go. Don't worry, it's a true rarity (i.e. we've never sent someone home yet). But, it's a possibility. Strayhold Officers will have the final say.
3) Come prepared to have fun! This is the most important rule of the all, but also includes bringing Wound/Poison/Disease/Fear pots, Morale and Power pots, scrolls, tokens, food... What have you. Our Raid Leaders will fill in the gaps for what you don't have on you.
4) Must have Ventrilo. We will help you set it up if you need it.
We run plenty of on-level events for Level 45 Class Items, Class Pages, and Legendary Traits. Anyone who participates in Vanguard Lite™ can join in these excursions of course. It's fun to earn the items, instead of buying them!
Hope to see you soon.
BlackHawk, Leader of Strayhold