We periodically talk to various Darkhaven guild leaders and ask them about their guild. All guilds have different members, different leaders, and different stories.
Instead of starting this with a huge guild, we’re starting with a tiny guild that has big dreams. Quick Draw Seven [VII] is a different guild with a noticeably different name – more on that later. Now some Q&A with guild leader Clara Fee (ClaraFee.2579).
First off – how big is VII?
We have 10 or so members, but only a couple are active. The obvious downside to low participation is, well, low participation. But the good side is that the guild can easily be reinvented and repurposed.
So what was the guild then, and what will it be in the future?
For most of the original Guild Wars, VII was just a guild of real world friends. We would all play when we weren’t working, help each other with quests, and teach our friends who we managed to suck into Guild Wars.
In other words, “Casuals?”
Hah! Yes, casuals. But, that isn’t the flavor any more. Now we’re looking to focus on World vs. World, specifically to put together a small team to make life difficult in opposing borderlands. I’ve noticed in WvW that sometimes a small group of highly organized players can take down a much larger group of pugs. I’ve fallen victim to that several times, and as I lay there dead I’ve always thought to myself “I want to do that. I want to have a small but awesome group that runs around making trouble.”
Alright, so what does the name mean?
I love the name. It goes back to our roots in the first Guild Wars game. We ran a 7-man Ranger team with one Monk. This was way back in the early game, before the skill nerfs and balancing kicked in like you see it today. The 7 of us would use fast moving skills like Quick Shot and Called Shot coupled with interrupts and buffs to spread around conditions and mayhem. It was a gimmick team build, but a fun and effective one.
So why not Quick Shot Seven?
Draw sounds cooler – like an old West shootout.
So in a way, the new VII will be similar?
In a way, yes. A small group – maybe even seven or so – working together as a team to cause chaos to great effect. But not seven Rangers this time!
Good idea. So what should people know if they want to join?
First off, everything is at qd7.us. Info, contact, etc. I guess the only requirement is that you be open to teamwork, which means running a build that will probably be different from whatever you zerg with. Other than that just rep the guild when we run together, make an effort to recruit a friend or another guildie, and be respectful to other Darkhaven players.
But not to non-Darkhaven players?
Hell no. /Dance on their corpses all day long.