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  • Now that you've read the rules and expectations do you agree to follow them?
    Yes!
  • Let's start with your preferred name...
    Karen
  • Preferred personal pronoun?
    She/her
  • May we ask your age?
    42
  • What is your Arena Net Display Name? (user.1234)
    karenlynn.4012
  • How did you hear about Reborn of Embers?
    I saw a recruitment post on reddit.
  • Our events are typically in the evening of the Eastern time zone. Are you available during these times? How often do you play each week?
    I am available then. I play several hours per day, so around 20 hours per week or more.
  • What is your favorite game mode and what do you like most about it?
    I like all things pve. I enjoy story, all of the open world content, and instanced content like strikes and raids. I think it's cool to do metas and have huge squads full of players working together, and I enjoy the instanced end game for the challenges it can bring, and feeling rewarded by completing it.
  • Are there any game modes you are interested in learning and what is holding you back?
    I'd like to get more into raids. I did a lot of them before PoF, and I've been getting some raiding in during the last few months with random and casual friend groups. I'm also a little interested in fractals, I can do t4, but I often don't. I think since I don't have a consistent group for either, it's hard for me to progress and I'm a little intimidated by groups I see in lfg.
  • What classes do you play, which is your favorite and what do you like most about it?
    I have at least one character of every class and play most of them. My favorites are ranger-she's been my main for years and I like to play her as druid, guardian-super fun and versatile, love the healing and support, plus blue fire!!!! and mesmer-trying to get the hang of chrono and mirage in different game modes.
  • What are your favorite and least favorite things about a guild?
    Favorite: the people. What's an mmo without other people to play with, chat with, laugh with? Least favorite thing about any guild I've been a part of is when a guild fizzles, for any number of reasons.
  • Pineapple, does it belong on pizza?
    Absolutely!!! Just....not on mine :)
  • Tell us a little about yourself. What do you enjoy outside of gaming.

    I'm a mom of 3, and my oldest just graduated from high school! I have another who is learning to drive, and my youngest is starting his preteens. They keep me on my toes!

    When I'm not playing, or cooking for teenagers (they never stop eating) I'm often playing with my overgrown puppy. She's a year and a half old and about 70 pounds, but doesn't realize that she can't fit on my lap. Or eat my shoes 😞

    I also like reading, taking care of plants-tropicals and orchids mostly, and I enjoy tons of different crafts. Decorative painting, little woodwork, yarn and needle crafts. Since I've had some extra time on my hands the past few months, I've also restarted an old hobby of mine and set up a planted aquarium. Hopefully we can get some fish for it soon.

  • What other games do you play?
    GW2 is my main mmo, and I've played it for most of the time since launch. I'm also still a little active in gw1 and I'll dip into eso from time to time. I have a giant backlog of single player and co-op games to start and/or finish, but I always seem to go back to Minecraft and Skyrim.
  • Who’s your favorite all time video game character?
    I know this is probably supposed to be something like Lara Croft! or Cloud Strife! While I really liked those characters- the ff franchise was probably my first true love of gaming- My real favorite characters are the ones I can create. It's so meaningful to me to create a character I like, and give them a backstory and play as that character. Also Spyro. Because that's a cute dragon!

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Hiya nice to meet you Karen! 

 

I'm so glad to see you applied here! I feel like I can relate a lot to you in terms of progression intimidation due to pugs, I've played this game for 7 years and only strictly did T1 fractals, all personal/living stories and lastly open world meta. It wasn't until I stumbled across RISE during November of last year that I ever got to complete the progression I was always yearning for! I completed my first raid boss, CM clears, Raid wing clears with everyone here and it's been an absolute blast! We have wonderful leaders and members who can guide you to whatever content you'd like to progress in! Friday nights we have our BRN or [Beginner raid nights] if you'd like to learn how to do raids, if you're a little more experienced and wanting to progress your raid game further we also have our mid tier progression group FIRE and our highest tier progression group PAL! If you have any questions with any of these groups on requirements to join, please don't hesitate to ask questions the recruitment team will be happy to assist you! If you're looking for fractal content, like T4 and CMs we do impromptus almost every day, however our official fractal training days will be held on Thursday. On top of that this community is very... [Pardon my slang here] Chill, hip, insightful and fun to be around! The diversity is huge, and the personalities in this community is golden. They made an anxious person like me fit in super quickly! I hope you find yourself having tons of fun here as I am! 

 

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Congratulations!

Hey There karenlynn,

Great news, your application for trial membership has been approved! You now begin the Spark Introductory Phase. In this post you will find important information about the community and the next steps on your journey to becoming a full member. The trial membership, or "Spark Phase" is an important part of our community. This process helps us determine if you will be a good fit for us, and helps you determine if this is the home you are looking for.

 

The Spark Phase FAQ!

Before you become a full member you will need to complete the following tasks. You have 4 weeks starting NOW! 

 

What do I need to do?

  1. Read the Rules and Expectations here.
  2. Sign the Member Agreement here.
  3. Join the GW2 guild in game by accepting the invite within 1 week of trial approval.
  4. Join us in Discord. Visit this post for discord information.
  5. Upload an avatar (profile pic) to your Discord account. This helps us recognize you on the in-game overlay during events. Please also change your Discord nickname on our server to match your forum name, so we know who you are.
  6. Participate in and post 6 activities to your app thread (Screenshots work best). Only 2 of these activities may be non-GW2 related.

 

Activities include:

  • Any activity in GW2 or RISE** with atleast 2 other guild members. Please list who you played with and include a screen shot if possible.
  • Attending scheduled GW2 guild events in game (see calendar of events here).
  • Uploading an avatar to your forum account and posting an introduction on the forums.

 

(Note: If you would like to be notified when a new event is posted, please sign up for one or more of our mention groups. You can join our discord notification groups by visiting the #notifications channel).

 

IMPORTANT: You must post on your application thread to let us know what you participated in, and who was with you. Screenshots are great! Help us help you by keeping us in the loop!

 

Please continue posting screenshots to help you on your trial of various things you did while in your trial! We would love to see what else interests you and whatcha did! ?

 

**Activity participation in games other than GW2 with at least 2 RISE members are subject to approval at the recruitment Team's discretion.

 

When will i finish?

 

During your Spark Phase, we will be monitoring your progress to gain insight about how well you are integrating into the community. At the 1 week point you will receive a PM from our recruitment team with an update on how you are doing! After a period of at least two weeks, the Phoenixes will vote on making you a full member.

 

If you have not fulfilled the above objectives, or we feel that you are not a good fit for the community by the four-week mark, your application will be declined.

 

Community Info!

There are two ranks of leadership in RISE, Phoenixes and Flames. The Phoenixes oversee every aspect of the community in our anchor game GW2 and our casual games. Flames are specialists that help out in different areas of the community.

 

Phoenix Leadership:

 

Ranks in the community include:

  • Phoenix - Round Table Leaders of RISE
  • Flame - Specialist in various areas of the community
  • Ember - Full member of RISE
  • Spark - Trial member of RISE
  • Friend - Ambassador from another guild
  • Ash - Applicant to RISE

 

For more information on these ranks check out our guild structure. To meet our leaders and find out more about their specific job check out our leadership roster.

 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact one of the Phoenixes or one of our Recruitment Flames:

@Cowboy, @Sana@ars, @CorpPhoenix

 

Once again, congratulations on becoming a Spark and welcome to the community!

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@Sana Thank you for the welcome! I'm going to look into the raids for sure. I'm definitely not a beginner, but I have a LOT to learn still!  And you are right, people here are fun! I completely enjoyed guild missions last night. 

 

@DarkPhoenix  GRATS ON YOUR SPACE AXE!!!!

 

And here are some shenanigans from my first night out with RISE. 

 

Pre-event tailgate party in guild hall

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The famous Clay Presses F Event

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On 6/27/2020 at 9:01 PM, karenlynn said:
  • Since I've had some extra time on my hands the past few months, I've also restarted an old hobby of mine and set up a planted aquarium. Hopefully we can get some fish for it soon.

Welcome! I may pick your brain about this; I've been wanting to set up a planted aquarium for a year or so, but haven't pulled the trigger yet. Be sure to post pics of it!

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Oh I can talk about tanks! I have very few people who are interested in hearing about my aquariums. Mostly I get glazed over stares and some vague nods and mhhm's when I start talking about nitrogen cycles and dry starts and substrate and...ANYWAY!!! It's in full maintenance mode right now. My local fish store hasn't been open, I had terrible luck with mail-orders and I don't want to dump any old fish in. Hopefully soon it will be photo worthy!

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On 6/30/2020 at 10:14 AM, karenlynn said:

Oh I can talk about tanks! I have very few people who are interested in hearing about my aquariums. Mostly I get glazed over stares and some vague nods and mhhm's when I start talking about nitrogen cycles and dry starts and substrate and...ANYWAY!!! It's in full maintenance mode right now. My local fish store hasn't been open, I had terrible luck with mail-orders and I don't want to dump any old fish in. Hopefully soon it will be photo worthy!

 

I'm still pretty new to fishkeeping (well, if you pardon that none of the main folks I've kept so far have been actual fish haha), but it's definitely a hobby I've been enjoying! I only have room for one tank, but currently I have a leucistic axolotl in a 20 gal, and I've owned a few (lone) crayfish in 10 gals before I moved over here. Love seeing and hearing about people's fish (and non-fish) and setups though! 

 

AND I'M GLAD YOU ENJOYED THE CAULIFLOWER DELIVERY!

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@Sana They were awesome. I was...not so much. It's going to be a while before I'm carrying anyone in fractals haha!

 

@Tiffymew I've seen your pics of the axolotl!  Those things are so amazing, they have so much personality!  I've never tried keeping them before, but it's really tempting.  I have a 29 that's getting fully planted and has zero fish so far, but I've been doing this for about--25 years? minus a break over the past few because life with 3 kids is too hectic to worry about an aquarium. 

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