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Greetings my fellow Acolytes! If you have been around our forums or Mumble lately you will see there is a ton of activity going on. With our already strong activity from our Rift and GW2 chapters you probably have noticed an increase of activity around Everquest Next and Elder Scrolls Online as well. There has been a lot going on within our community the past few months.

We were able to move over to a new hosting company for our website/forums to improve the speed and user experience thanks to Asiimar. We also purchased a new chat system named CometChat which has extended the reach of our community communication for all members of the community thanks to Theodosios. CometChat has only been active for a little over two weeks now and there has been a total of 3,157 messages sent with over 300 sent in the past 24 hours. It provides an avenue for all members to keep in touch...
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Happy 2014 to everyone! It is going to be a great year for the Acolyte Gaming Community. In a thread a few weeks back I wanted to have a community wide contest that the entire community could take part in and at the same time give away some good prizes to our members. The goal of the contest is to showcase the awesome members we have here within our community and at the same time spreading the word of our wonderful Acolyte Gaming Community to friends, family and so on. Lets see what everyone comes up with!!

Details of the Contest

  • The objective is to take a picture of yourself, friends, family members, or pets in Acolyte branded gear/apparel and post the pictures here in this thread. The more creative, the higher the prize you will possibly win.
  • Another option for the contest is that you can take our Acolyte logo and take a picture of you...
It has been a little while since we have sent out an update to the entire community. I am hoping that everyone had a great summer and is ready to hunker down and enjoy some MMO's this winter and going into spring of next year. Our community is continuing to thrive as the years go on. We are currently still active in Rift and located on the Greybriar server. Callianna and team have been doing an awesome job with providing a competitive and fun atmosphere for our members. They are currently running a progression raid and a second raid for lower tiered zones. Rift has also been free for a while now, so if you were thinking of coming back to Rift or giving Rift a try you should do it. Our other thriving chapter is Guild Wars 2. Toxotria has recently become the chapter lead. Her and her group of officers have been doing a fine job as well keeping things fun and engaging in GuildWars 2. They are currently located on the Sanctum of Rall server, but are starting to recruit across multiple...
Acolytes, Guests and Corkus,

We’re only four months into 2013 and many things have happened in our Community. Some good, some bad and some that could be considered to be a little bit of both. We’ve gained 367 new, unique, non-spam users on the forums. The Guild Wars 2 Chapter is reporting upwards to 100 new members and are steadily nearing the guild cap. The RIFT Chapter is plugging away and remains one of the most viable guilds on the Wolfsbane shard. Sadly we’ve seen some familiar faces leave the Community as well, some on good terms and some on not-so-good terms. Either way, as always, we wish them the best in their future endeavors. We’ve also said goodbye to our old-standby friend Age of Conan Chapter and our Star Wars: the Old Republic Chapter.

In February our website began a major overhaul as we reconfigure the outlook and presentation of the Acolytes brand. This is being done in stages to rebrand the Acolytes as not just a conglomerate of Guilds, but as a true Gaming...
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We now have our own 125 person Mumble Server. We have partnered with CommandChannel.com to make this happen. CommandChannel reached out to me and wanted us to spread the word about their Mumble hosting as they recognized us having a large footprint within the MMO Gaming world/communities and could help grow their business. To read about the hardware they use and the network they utilize you can find that information here http://commandchannel.com

"Founded in 2009, we decided to specialize in one area that is very important to the online gaming community: Voice communication!

The founders have been part of the gaming community for a decade, and have participated with many clans/guilds and organizations. They found that finding reliable hosting was always a challenge. Not only for voice services, but for...
Acolytes,

It is that time of the year again where we dig into our pockets and do something for the greater good. Over the years we have raised $6000+ for various charitable organizations. We started with a charity drive to Child's Play in 2009, then Susan B. Komen for the Cure in 2010 and just last year we donated to Extra Life.

This year we will be donating the money that the members of the Acolytes give to Feed the Children (www.feedthechildren.org).

About Feed the Children: http://www.feedthechildren.org/site/...=org_about_ftc

Because we are an International community we will be donating to Feed the Children's International program (http://www.feedthechildren.org/site/..._intl_programs).

All donations go directly into our PayPal account and are then donated to...
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Hello my fellow Acolytes! It has been a while since I have reached out to the entire community and I do apologize for that. There have been many things that have happened over the course of this year in not only mine, but many of your lives as well. As you can see our community is as strong as it ever has been. That is a true testament to the foundation that was laid as time went on and just emphasizes what I have been saying for years. This community is larger then any one person and YOU the members are what make this community thrive, grow, excel and at the end of the day, FUN. We have many people that have forged lasting bonds and friendship over the years and it is great to see new faces each day wanting to be part of this great tradition.

My goal for us as a community this year was to partake in five MMO's at the same time and be at the top of each of those games, just...
Greetings my fellow Acolytes,
The year is coming to and end, but another chapter in the Acolyte community is just beginning. As everyone knows the launch of Star Wars is only a few weeks away and things are shaping up nicely for an enjoyable launch. It is pretty important that you have read the stickies and FAQs about the Star Wars launch in our forums. There will be an aswer there for any question you may have. Cach has done an excellent job preparing his crew for a good launch and you the members will make our name known in the game like we have done with AoC, War, MO, Rift in the past.

The Age of Conan division is still rolling along after all these years and the dedication and community we have in that game is simply awesome. Rift is also doing well. We are still bringing in new recruits and are still progressing through Hammerknell. Once Star Wars launches we are going to assess the server situations within Rift. We are anticipating that the game, Rift itself, will take a hit...
My fellow Acolytes,

The summer has ended. I am sure everyone had a busy and eventful summer. We approach fall and then winter as it draws closer and closer to the end of the year. 2011 has been a great year for the Acolyte community. We had the introduction of our new website, domain and forums. The work that Cach, Ryan and others have put into the new site will help set and build the foundation for our community over the future years. I cannot stress enough how valuable of a tool these forums can be to create blogs, post, read, take advantage of information for not only the community itself, but for your branch as well. Our members are our strongest asset of this community and having a lively and super active forum is a plus and a necessity as we look to enter more and more games in the future. Another bright side of 2011 was the creation of the Rift branch within the Acolytes. We have added so many new members to our community and to this day continue to do so. The goal of our...