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  • About The Ghosts of War

    Ghosts of War is an online gaming community with a focus on MMORPGs, but our membership branches to all forms of video games. Our core, founding membership has roots in games like Ultima Online, Asheron’s Call, Dark Age of Camelot, EverQuest, Lineage, Shadowbane and Anarchy Online.

    GoW’s roots come from open PvP games where corpse looting, siege warfare, and open world group combat were the rule rather than the exception. This is what brought the guild together in Shadowbane in 2003 on the War server, where most of our core members played together under several different leaders and guild tags until the server closed.

    In October 2003, Ghosts of War was officially born in it's current form on the Corruption server – and the guild is named in memory of the server where the founders met and learned the game. After a short stint on Corruption, the guild moved to the Cataclysm server followed by the Entropy server – where the central, “undead island” was controlled by GoW from server launch to when the server closed down. GoW continued to play on several other servers until Shadowbane was shut down in 2009, with other divisions of the guild being added as our membership grew and we expanded into other games like WoW, RIFT, Darkfall, Age of Conan, and SW:TOR.

    From our founding until today, GoW has played over three dozen MMO games and participated in over 20 Alpha and Beta tests. During this period we’ve also played RTS, MOBA, FPS and Console games and expanded our membership, but the original core (over 15 players from our founding) continues to play as a group.

    We are a mature (18+) gaming community with a strong active duty and former US Military membership that plays games to relax and have fun in a relatively low stress environment. We aren’t forum warriors, smack talkers or attention whores – and we actively discourage these traits from rearing their head. We've had guild cruises, wine tours, gatherings and other interactions both online and in the real world - we're a different kind of organization from what you've seen in the past.

    We use the latest in voip and social media tech to streamline communication and organization to our membership, from our new custom built website and forums, GameVox VOIP, Slack, Voxer, and Tapatalk to Facebook and Twitter to make sure we get the word out on what we're doing when we AREN'T streaming on Twitch.

    If you are interested in joining a guild that isn’t full of attention whores - where the leadership doesn’t charge taxes for being a member or hoard the good loot for themselves, and who strives to continuously learn, adapt and excel in the games we play – we encourage you to register and apply.

    Cry "Havoc!" and let slip the Ghosts of War...

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    Here are the answers to some commonly asked questions

    Q: What is GameVox and why is it better than Teamspeak3, Mumble, Ventrilo or Razer Comms?
    A: First, GameVox is lightweight, and uses the latest in codecs and taps a very low amount of system resources so even players using potatoes to game with us won't be impacted. The voice quality is superior to TS3, Mumble, and Ventrilo, while providing a suite a features that the others can't match. It gives users extra privacy by protecting their IP addresses and the server can't be DDOS'd by people trying to ruin your game.

    Q: What is Slack? Never heard of it.
    A: Slack is a team collaboration tool which allows complete integration of things like Dropbox, Twitter, Google Drive and Google Calendar. It hosts persistent chatrooms that are going to be the death of #IRC chat and everything is searchable. It's allowed us to step up our game and speed communication to everyone. Once you pop it onto your phone and PC, it allows seamless integration for all aspects of guild management.

    Q: So you guys played Shadowbane?

    A: WorldMap040407.jpg Yes.

    Q: You do things together in real life?
    A: Well, yeah. In the last 5 years we've had 3 weddings, a guild cruise (on the Norwegian Dawn), a guild wine tour (upstate NY Finger Lakes wineries), and multiple casual meetups in cities from Albany NY to Portland, OR. The guild cruise and wine tours were featured on the late TORWars Galaxy of Guilds. You don't spend as many hours in voicecomms together as we do and not develop personal relationships and lifelong friendships.

    Cry "Havoc!" and let slip the Ghosts of War...


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      Social Media? Groups?


      Facebook Group
      World of Warcraft

      Cry "Havoc!" and let slip the Ghosts of War...