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EQ2 (AB) Guild name: Insurrection (08.29.2009)

Time for a long over due update.


The guild has made it to guild level 48 and has the plat ready to buy every thing we need at guild level 50, and also pay the upkeep for the next 3 months. The satus is another matter. We are lacking for every thing. I am the only level 80 crafter. By the way, As far as I can see, Doing level 80 rush orders is the fastest way to make satus for yourself and the guild. I am still making the guild level bar move up over 1% per rush order at guild level 48.

At this time it is only two of us playing any real time in the guild. Gulmuth and me as Natako.



Going up the hill,  Gulmuth has found his way in the making plat world, He is still slow at it, But with time he will find his way to making 20+ plat a day with out even trying hard.


As we top the hill, Gulmuth and I have been friends for over two years now and have seen a lot of shit go on in game and have come out as better friends for it. We can log in and still have fun even when it’s just the two of us.


On the way down, Gulmuth has let me know that he is starting to burn out on the game and maybe taking some time off. Trying to help him and myself not burnout (to late for me, that happen all most 3 months ago for me) I talked about us looking for a new guild. Now this will not be the end of Insurrection. My main crafter will all ways stay in it, Some one has to pay the bills. What I was telling him was that we need to take an alt or two out of the guild and go find guilds that has over two members. So that is what we did. He went looking for a RP guild and I went looking for a fun and very active guild. Gulmuth and I did not do great with our picks, He (Gulmuth) picked a RP guild that had three members, He said they was fun, but busting at the seems they were not. I myself did not do much better. Don’t get me wrong the guild I join was very fun and I like every one in it, I still talk to them every few days on there on voice chat. The thing was they was not much bigger them my guild is. Oh they had more than two members, But not many active members. I had six of them I got to play/voice chat with. But in time I had to move on. Feeling very sad I told them I was moving out the guild and headed over to some friends guild that had a ton of people in it that was all ways on. Most times there is at lest 15 to 20 people on playing. I moved to the great guild of Knights of the Eternal Tempest with Trikster my Ranger.


My Brother, You know the one that talked me into re~opening Insurrection doors. Well he just left the guild two weeks ago with his other level 80 toon. I asked if there was any other toons he wished to level up to 80 then leave us yet again, Ok that was not fair, I want him to have fun and I know that for some one like him my guild is not fun. My brother the hardcore raider. Well at lest till he starts working again. He is layedoff and has to wait for the union to call him back in.


We do have three othere members that come and go from time to time, but I di not call them active, So you don’t see me talking about them.


Well thats about it, As far as the guild goes.


Alik Steel


August 29, 2009 Posted by | EQ2 (AB) Guild name: Insurrection | , | Leave a comment

Nothing to see here, move along

There just realy nothing I want to talk about, It’s been two weeks and just nothing is comeing up to realy talk about yet. We the players of EQ2 have GU 52 coming up and there has been a little bit of stuff that has came out on it, But I don’t want to do what I did last time and have 15 post about a dang game update. I’ll at lest give it time to hit test before we go into that.


My guild is back down to only 4 members that play, and a bunch of members that will be gitting kicked out soon. I set up two rules at the start, I did not want to be guild full of members that did not play. So if you have not let us know that you are going to be back and you just stop playing, You have 30 days to come back. After the 30 days and still you are a no show, I put you as a inactive member. When you hit this area you can not use the bank any more. You have another 30 days left in the guild, If you do show back up and start playing again then you are set back up as a member and all is good. If you don’t make it back in time, You get kicked out of the guild. I feel that giving some one 60 days is more than enough time.

The only good news about the guild is that it’s about to be full of level 80’s. Full being 4 members that are lvl80. Any way othere than doing a lot of quest and guild groups, making Plat/PS to keep the guild hall open and buying the last of my spell, I’m not doing any thing to write home about.


One last thing, After reading a blog that was talking about “giving credit where credit is due” I started thinking about the way I have been talking only the bad side of EQ2. I want to put a stop to this, Not saying I want say “HEY, EQ2 STOP F’ing up” when I feel they are going the wrong way. I just want to start  looking at some of the things that they do well. The thing is, It’s hard for me to see the good, Maybe it’s that I trianed myself to see the bad and not the good. I don’t know, Any way I am going to be trying to come up with some things to say “Atta boy”


Take a few minutes out of your fun on Memorial day and remember our men and weman that are fighting, The ones that made it home, And of the fallen.

Thank you all for making/keeping us free


Alik Steel

May 23, 2009 Posted by | EQ2 (AB) Guild name: Insurrection, EverQuest II | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

EQ2 (AB) Guild name: Insurrection

Hail, and well met my fellow adventurers.


I have had a blast in EQ2 sence my last blog. If you din’t read my last post, I got to blow off some steam at my older brother. This was great, As it let me get every thing out, I had let stress build up on me till I was not having any fun, and for the most part trying to make every one feel as bad as I did. Now I am loose as a goose, and just chillin’ with EQ2, and have a good time with my guild mates.

Let’s start this one off with letting you know what we have been up to in the guild as of late. Well this past saturday we hit guild level 40, and the last I looked we have around 20 accounts in the guild, I don’t count the ALT’s as members, just the accounts. Any way all the members are moving very well up the level tree. Most are all ready in there 60’s and knocking on the door to 70. I have had to tell them that the XP geiser will fall hard and they will start having to do the XP grind.

We have added a few more things to the guild hall and now we can all do crafters writs in the guild. We got the rush order writ giver, and the harvesting box. We also added the trash vender to the hall so we can sell our trash and play on the broker with out having to leave the hall.

We have 10 or maybe 15 guild level’s to go befor we can move into a T2 guild hall. I think we need to be guild level 50 to get it, but it could be 55. We still have time to look at that.

I am the only Leader of the guild now, I think I told you about that before, Any way still a very small guild, and we realy don’t need any officers right now. As we keep growing I will see who I would like to be an officer, and which ones want to take on the role of an officer. Just for right now we all play around the same time and all I have to do ask them what ever I need done and want done. We do have a few that play from the othere side of the world, but on my off days I get to play with them a good bit. Also it help’s that I have 3 days off a week.


Now as for me in the game, You all know me as Alik Steel, but in game most know me as Nat. My main toon’s name is Natako as most you know, but every one just call me Nat. I have dinged a few times and he is up to level 76 and has 109AA’s as a Conjurer. As you know I hit level 80 as a Carpenter months ago. I have 2 alt’s in the 40’s and one in it’s 30’s. I try to do as much as I can for our little guild, And that means I don’t do to much for me. So must times if I am on Nat, I have him mentored, witch does not pay well in plat or XP. What it does pay well in, Is the fun I have hanging out with my guild mates every night.

Just a side note, I almost never do pick up group’s because I never get what I want done out of it, and most times there is all ways that one person that seems to feel the need to tell some one in the group, How they should play there game. It burn’s me up when people do that. Now after saying that, I found myself in a pick up group yesterday afternoon in Lavastorm doing the high level faction quest. I got to tell you, That was some very cool people, Maybe after all this time, Just maybe people don’t feel the need to piss me off any more in a pick up group. It was great, Yes we leveled, But thats not what made it great. It was the fact that even when it went to shit, and we wiped out. Every one still had a great time.


As far as me in real life goes, I don’t know if I have said it here in my blog, But we(the people I work for) are keeping Mobile, So I will have a job(I hope) for one more year, till this starts all over again. I am stress free and back in the mood to write. So you should start seeing a lot more out of me soon. I also would like to apologize for not keeping up with my blog, and letting it come all most to a stop. I hope this will not happen again.


In my next post I will get back into letting you know what coming up for EQ2, Like having  books players can write in and sell on the broker. Does that sound fun to you? Well some people seem to think it will be. I may also talk a little about a new amunitie that may be in game by the end of the year.


Till the next post, I hope you have a great sunday, and try not to bite off any one’s head on monday morning when they say “Good Morning” to you.


Alik Steel

April 26, 2009 Posted by | EQ2 (AB) Guild name: Insurrection | , | 1 Comment

EQ2 (AB) Guild name: Insurrection

I know that I don’t post one or two post a day like othere’s, But I am slowing down on my post till things slow down in my life.

I got in an epic fight with a named mob that goes by the name smoke. Smoke kicked my ass, and I am having to chip away at it a little at a time. It will take me some time, but I will stop smoking. I am cutting it down a little each week.

I am allso going to find out once and for all, If I will keep my job by 04/01/2009. I ask my boss “you are joking? I get to find out if I have a job or not on april’s fools day?” Damn thats going to be a sucky day.

In the mean time I am trianing a new cargo agaent. At the same time I was doing my yearly cargo test. At lest the test are over.


Ok I would love to talk about the guild ( Insurrection ), But there is things going on that could be great. I just don’t know how it’s going to go. Ok I got to say it, I was not going to talking about what is going on. But we have a few people from another MMO that is checking out EQ2 and our guild as there new game and guild. The thing is I don’t know how it will turn out. Now as far as I see, Things are going good, But thats me. I liked grouping with them and they all seem to be good gamers. They are very friendly and seem to have fun with us as we have fun with them. The flip side of it is that as we check them out they are checking us, and the game out. As any one who reads my blog knows that I am not happy with the way EQ2 is running. So things could go south because of the game being off, and not running like it should at this point in it’s life.

Now if every thing goes well, We like them, They like us. There could be many more people from the othere MMO guild that could cross over and join us in our guild. It would be a ready made guild stepping into our small guild.

The down side to this, and yes even if all goes well, There could be a big down side. This ready made guild is just that, And at some point the leaders of that guild may want to do there own thing. So when/if that was to ever happen, It could be a big hit on the guild. Now with me knowing that this is something that very well may happen, I will still wecome all of them into the guild.


We have allso lost (no not dead) one of our core members, He was running our guild web site, and ran into some things that just could not be worked out. I will, and I’m sure the rest of the core of the guild will miss him. I hope you find what you are looking for. Good luck man.


I have not made a level in so long I could not tell you when I last dinged. I am working on many faction quest lines, and have helped make the guild ding to level 34. Think we are only about 80% away from hitting guild level 35 and get our guild banker, and fuel merchent. If our guild has been super sized (thats like more than 6 people for us) by the time we hit guild level 40. We will do a poll for the next two.


Alik Steel

March 28, 2009 Posted by | EQ2 (AB) Guild name: Insurrection | , , , , | Leave a comment