From Vanguard Wiki
The CONSORTIUM [TCON]
Concept: A Crafting & Trade Guild for everyone
Tagline: Where Knowledge and Profit are Shared
(TCON will be playing on the Thunderaxe Server on launch day)
is a co-operative mature & social guild with minimal structure and rankings, no obligations, no time commitments and no requirement for enforced contributions.
- Primary Focus is Crafting, but open to all classes including combat
- Supportive and co-operative environment aimed at maximizing crafting excellence
- Sharing of crafting knowledge and know-how
- Become part of a friendly & social Guild via the forums and communications channels
- Ambition to become the premier Crafting Guild in V:SoH
- Commitment to building a player city when game mechanics allow
- Option to take part in Guild-wide projects
- Willingness to have FUN whilst developing your own reputation and wealth
Sound like a guild you would like to be part of...?
The CONSORTIUM [TCON] is a professional and well organized Guild or Player Association for the creative achiever and social player of MMORPG's. Our members pride themselves on their dedication and maturity required to make us a quality Guild for any MMORPG, and the home to some the best players around.
Above all else we are a social guild that focuses on FUN, both for our members and those players with whom we interact. We have an open and friendly approach to playing and welcome anyone to join us whether as guild members or as trusted allies. We do not consider age to be an indication of maturity and our membership ranges from teen to post-retirement. The only requirement we place on our members is that they always act in a respectful and friendly manner.
Our crafters are our highly prized assets within the guild. We hope to be a significant presence on Thunderaxe server with a large player city and access to the best quality crafted goods. This does not mean that we intend being a pure 'Crafter's Guild' or that we will in any way exclude players who do not take part in crafting. What this does mean is that we believe that crafters and adventurers are both vital parts of a modern and healthy guild and that the strongest guilds are those which encourage both sets of players to cooperate with each other. Certainly in the early stages of the game much of our organized adventuring activity will be based around gathering the resources that help our crafters to develop their skills.
Within the guild we have a mix of play styles. Including members who enjoy raiding. Therefore, it's not unusual for us to go through periods where we schedule weekly raids to achieve specific goals for our members. However, we are NOT a hard-core raiding guild. So there may also be periods where there are no formally organised raids at all. That said, we do not believe it is only the guild leadership who are entitled to schedule guild events... if any of our members feel a need to organise a raid we encourage them to do so and will assist when we can.
At the opposite end of the adventuring spectrum we also support 'hard-core casual' players who may play limited hours, wish to be in a guild purely for social reasons, and shudder at the idea of taking part in a 10 hour raid. We do not impose any minimum requirement for hours played beyond logging on at least once a month to let us all know you are alive!
We are not an exclusive role-play guild, but we do encourage members to take part in role-play whenever possible. Vanguard is a role-playing game and we do feel that the guild itself would benefit from a strong role-playing identity. This should create a framework for our members and hopefully help potential new members decide that we are the right guild for them.
Geographically, the majority of our current membership lives in the United States. We also have a strong representation in the UK and 'Down Unda'. We welcome members from any country, but obviously time-zone differences can cause problems in some cases for members who are not in the same timezones. We are an English-speaking guild.
If you are reading this because you are interested in joining our guild, please make sure you make contact directly with a guild officer.
Or just register on our forums and say hello. :-)
Some of you may remember TCON from Star Wars Galaxies, where from before beta we set out to be the pre-eminent Guild for crafters and traders. We went on to become one of the foremost crafting and trading guilds in SWG, maintaining a strong and focused presence, and achieving many firsts within the SWG community and our own server. If there was a challenge that required any level of teamwork and organization to overcome, TCON was the Guild to do it, and do it first….
With the demise of SWG after the NGE, TCON have been waiting for an MMORPG with a detailed and absorbing crafting element to come along, for us to once again re-establish our trading and crafting links. With the arrival of Vanguard:Saga of Hero’s, and open beta soon, we believe that time is here.
So if you want to join a mature, FUN, social, and creative Guild, with ambition and dedication to it’s objectives, then come over to our forums http://swg.the-consortium.net/forum/ and introduce yourselves.
We look forward to seeing you there.
 Guild Members
- Guild Leader
 Friends of the CONSORTIUM