as a few of you noticed www.Darkwind-Gaming.com was down for like 10 days. This happened because the a**hole HDD at the Datacenter decided its at the end of its lifetime and wanted to retire.
Eitherway, we are back up now with a even stronger setup! Get back to gaming already!
The last few months have been very hard for us as a guild, we have struggled to fill raid numbers and as a consequence we have been unable to progress into The Darkened Sea. We took on a number of the Wind of Tranquillity when they were unable to raise a raid force , run open raids, recruited within AB and other servers wherever we could, filled up with boxes but this has not been enough unfortunately.
We've decided not to extend this struggle any further and have made the decision to no longer raid, our final raid was on Thursday 5th March 2014. A lot of discussion has taken place regarding the future and membership has been offered to all our members by Raging Fury.
This is a very sad day seeing so many who have proudly worn The Darkwind tag for some time hang up their tag and swap to Raging Fury, but it is great to see so many making the decision to stay together and continue raiding as a team.
It has been awesome to raid with such wonderful people and I sincerely hope that everyone finds a home that makes them happy, where ever that may be.
** Last updated March , 2015 **
How to apply
<The Darkwind> is an Everquest guild with a long history of high end raiding aiming for end game raidcontent.
We are currently raiding 3 days/week (Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, from 8pm CET to 11 pm), on current content, and we expect you to be able to keep high to moderate raid attendance in order to join up with us!
** We accept cross-server applications. For more information contact any officer in game (mail or tell) or via PM!Application process:
Once you have decided to apply to us, your application post will be moved into members section for our members to discuss, you will get notice (via ingame tell/mail, answer to your PM) if you may join us as a recruit or not.
In order to become a fullmember you will need to raid and group with us and get to know us, after that we'll see if you are fit for our guild or not,
This process usually takes 3-5 weeks.Current Requirements:
** Level 105.
** A few thousand well spent alternate abilities. (we expect atleast 2500 Raid Oriented AAs at trial start depending on class, you may experience beeing asked to reach a higher amount before trial can be completed)
** You have end-game raiding experience and gear/skills to show that.
** Respect the opinion of others.
** Have a positive attitude towards new encounters.
** Ability to listen and follow raid leader's instructions.
** The desire to improve by dialog with class mates and your class leader.
** Thorough knowledge of your class.
** Teamspeak 3 during raids is MANDATORY for raid instructions!
** Gina, GamParse
(we might also have gear requirements which can be discussed on application)
We are currently looking for these classes, but exceptional applications of other classes will also be considered:
Ability to have high online time will be weighted heavily
All applicants MUST post an application on our forums or send it via private message to any officer listed below.
Make sure to follow the directions given and USE THE APPLICATION TEMPLATE!.In-game contacts:Officer: Mizar, Izizizy, SumarRecruitment: Any officer or current member will address you to the right place
If you want to know anything and none of the above are on, please use in-game mail or forum pm function.
Best regard(s),The Darkwind Officer Team
The year is ending, so it's time for some reflection.
We had WoT merge with us this summer, which was a good addition to our raid force and also lead to some changes that made some people sadly leave and yet have some others join. All in all, we are still going strong as a high end raiding guild, with a casual raiding schedule.
CotF is completed and we are still working on Defense of the City, which we would have completed weeks ago, if we had enough healers.
That brings me to my next point: we are in dire need of cleric and druids. We are offering any cleric / druid that decides to join our ranks a substantial raid point bonus (equivalent of more than a month raiding). SO if you want to start raiding seriously but yet with laid back raid times, feel more then welcomed to apply!
For the rest we are currently recruiting:
We also allow open up our raids to healers. Any cleric / druid / shaman that wants to join our raid on Sunday, Tuesday or Thursday from 7 pm - 10 pm GMT, please send Sumar, Mizar, Malcius, Brorsan or Pondorra a tell plz and we will work something out. You will build your own raid points / ra and will be treated a full raiding member.
Check out our website and forum via the buttons above and hope to see you soon!
Call of the Forsaken Phase 2
So it came to be as expected The Darkwind are still the number one casual raiding guild on AB.
Sony decided to realese content in small amounts and with a low level of difficulty, leaving us with 2 challenges to face.
a) Finding the Server up
b) for the raidleader to pronounce nameds of the bee's in Pelzia's Plot.
Challenges The Darkwind overcame with iron will, sitting in teamspeak for more then 1 hour waiting for Sony to bring AB back to life, even though the other severs where up. The Names of the bee's i am still working on though!
Phase 2 started off with us beating Hate Rising raid in Neriaks 4th on our 2nd attempt. After a rather short attempt likely the fastest wipe seen in EQ history. Full of confidence we headed towards The Legacy of Bayle in Deadhills, wich is a rather interesting raid, demanding your ability to focus on serveral key parts at the same time, we had to wait until sunday before we could smash that down along with free loot in Western karana as we defended Lendiniara.
The most fun raid had to be Pelzia's blot. which at first appears somewhat overwelming but in the end The Darkwind won as always.
After only 8 hours of raiding and a great deal of fun. It is now time to bring out the tractors for some good old farming
The Darkwind is recruiting
Remember Ariania want you to join The Darkwind!
Without too much trouble, the first four raids of Tier 1 go down. On to the farm!
The latest expansion, Rain of Fear, has been a very successful one. Today the final raid in Tier 4 was defeated, ending yet another chapter in the Darkwind books. With Cazic Thule dead for good, we now switch to farm mode. The final raid was defeated by a mere 46 members, no less. RECRUITMENT IS OPEN for many classes. Send a tell to an officer in game if you are interested in raiding success.
We got a taste for more epics, so we smacked Kyzan. Bringing us to 2/4 in Grim Awakening.
I have to say that this is one of the funniest 10man encounters so far. Next one looks promising aswell.
Kill video can be seen here.
Dendrome landed last week with Rift turning into 'free to play'. This ment new challanges and new adventures!
(5 new factiongrinds, a huge new zone and ofc some new raidcontent)
We have allready started the progression with the first boss downed in Grim Awakening, behold, Magma Lord Kaliban.
Kill video can be seen here.
Crucia died a few weeks ago, Regulos died tonight and Darkwind prevails!This is not another dungeon, this was the end dungeon of current content.
Well done, finally he falls.
Kill video can be seen here
So, next up we have some hardmode encounters but we also have a new zone incoming!
We are really looking forward for Dendrum, it looks promising and we will be ready for it - dont miss us there!