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Animosity is a multi-gaming guild, currently focusing on 3 MMORPGs; Star Wars: The Old Republic, Earthrise, and Guild Wars 2. We also have a large base of games of interest that our members play together until SW:TOR release. A few of these are: LotRO, BFBC:2, Guild Wars, and Heroes of Newerth.
Gaming is a part of all of our lives.
Many of us have families, careers, studies, dependencies and social obligations in the real world; yet we all find time for the gaming scene. MMO's have openned up a channel for gamers from all over the globe, from different social, political and economic backgrounds, to come together as gamers and share a common interest, with a common goal. Animosity, is an opportunity for mature, professional and motivated gamers to come together, under one banner, and strive for success in every game we hold a presence. Our guild is only as strong as the sum of its member's, and what leadership puts into the community, we hope to get back from our membership base through gaming and toward the growth and maintenance of our community.''
Animosity is a Hardcore guild aligned with the Sith Empire. We are a tight-knit gaming community involved with multiple Sci-Fi based MMOs. We comprise 18+ mature, skilled and dedicated gamers based all over the world (US, EU, AU) who have years of MMO and gaming experience. We work together as one unit to achieve respect and recognition as one of the top guilds in every MMO we invest in.
We strongly believe that real life is the most important thing. We know "Sith" will happen, and no guild or game should expect you to suffer for taking care of whatever matters most in your own life. Whilst we strive for success in all of our divisions, we understand life's obligations.
Most of us are hardcore gamers, but what we put into the games we play, we also put in our family, work and friends in the real world.
The guild community provides members a place to escape from real life. A place to kick up your feet and enjoy gaming content with the challenge of being the best in a supportive environment.Animosity is a tight-knit group who have all become good friends. Guild members like to have fun. Members flame at, and play jokes on, each other, however members do it at all times with respect, whilst acknowledging to take criticism with a grain of salt.
Animosity was formed on the 14th of January 2009. Many of the initial members and leadership were apart of the guild A'a Netjer. The founding group of members have many years of experience in the MMO scene, some of from the late 1990's.
- Mature 18+ Players
- Dedicated People
- Hardcore experienced Players
- Fun, humor, responsibility
What it takes to be a member
Animosity state that their mission is to be respected as one of the most skilled, organized, and active guilds in all of the guild's divisions. Animosity's goal is to progress through end-game and PvP. All members of Animosity must believe in our mission and our goals to be a member of this community.
It is extremely important to maintain a high level of loyalty to the community you are a part of and have helped grow and progress. If you have other friends that you game with who are not a member of Animosity, your primary loyalty must be with Animosity and your division. We accept that real life and other commitments come first, however if you're gaming and Animosity calls on your assistance, you must remain loyal to the Animosity belief system.
As a member of Animosity you are required to be skilled, or have the potential to be skilled or trained. Whilst Animosity aims to find recruits of high skill, we also accept those with potential who can be trained to match our progression.
Every day you learn something new. That statement is usually uttered by executives and long-term management, but rarely by the grunts. Even if you feel you're at the top of your game, or you need assistance with your class, it is not something we look down upon. Animosity members must be willing to be trained; it is amazing what can be achieved with regular insight to your game plan, especially on a larger PvP scale.
All members of Animosity are required to have basic manners. With a large guild, there are going to be members who simply don't get along or see eye to eye. So long as we all work politely together with progression and our mission in mind, we will stay afloat.
The Animosity community is based on maturity, and usually with maturity comes a general level of organization from the members. If there is a raid schedule, a PvP arena, or an event in which you are either subscribed to or are expected to attend, you are required to be on time and be prepared.
Animosity is about teamwork, and thus we strive to build a gaming community that harnesses the deadly potential of it. As such, Animosity members are required to engage with the rest of the community and not seek an individual play style. As with gamer etiquette, if there are groups running content within their own party, Animosity members are expected to respect that intent.
It is the basic foundation of Animosity on a whole. With maturity, the above points come seamlessly.
You must be active within the Animosity guild. You may hold all of the above attributes, but are rarely seen, in which our activity policy will list you as inactive.
The Animosity Website
The website and forums of the Animosity guild are constantly evolving with new features and adaptations to maximize its potential.
Gatermag took the liberty to thoroughly describe the website in his Website Spotlight Mini-Series that he posted in the official SW:TOR Guild Thread .
"I have looked at many guilds' websites and very few come close to the quality that Animosity has. Since I believe that we have a great website I came up with the idea of doing a mini series of website spotlights to show in more detail our site and its features. This series is meant to show non-members our website, show them what makes it good, show how we stand out as a guild, and maybe even show an existing member something new.
This series will cover the features that go into making our website great. I will talk about topics such as our Homepage, Forums, Gallery, Groups, Pictures and Albums, World Map, being International, Tournaments, Facebook, Twitter, Navigation, Searching, Calender, Signatures, History, Awards, Leadership, other website Animosity groups, TOROCast interview, Ventrilo, and of course our beautiful members. Some of these topics are more broad than others, so some will be combined together for one series installment." -Gatermag, Animosity Member
A Homepage is a thing that's simple enough, but you might miss a few things on our homepage that you might find useful. I am going to show the features that some people might not notice on the first glance that are very useful.
When you become a forum member you have your User Control Panel (User CP) on the front page that shows you how many new posts are unread by you since your last visit. It is a fast way to look at the new posts right away to stay up to date with guild activities and threads. Below the User CP are the guild announcements. This is where the guild leaders post important events, movies, and threads. It is the fastest way to see the most important things happening in the guild. To the right of those sections you have many other boxes that you can choose to show or minimize according to what you want to see. It is nice because when you are a forum member it remembers the ones you want to minimize so every time you log on its the same.
The categories of those boxes are Current Polls, Recent Threads, Album Pictures, Calender, Online Users, TeamSpeak, Propaganda Videos, Social Networks, Today's Birthdays, and Stats. So already from those boxes you can see the tons of different things you can do from the homepage. They are very simple to understand, use, and are very helpful for quickly accessing different parts of the website.
So if you need to hop on the site really quick to find out if anything important is happening, Animosity's homepage is perfect. Anything important from anywhere on the site should be stupidly simple to find from our homepage. Anything that can be accessed from the homepage is easily found in the top navigation tabs. Which leads me to the second part of this installment.
Navigating through the Animosity website is very straight forward and easy. On the top of the sight you have all the different categories that you can quickly move to. Those tabs are always going to be at the top of your screen no matter what page you're on. Some you simply click and move to another page, while others are drop down menus to get to more specific places. At the bottom of the page are links that can bring you back to the top of the page you're on, access the Animosity forum archives, go straight to the homepage, or contact the website creators/guild leaders. There is not much to explain about the navigation because it is so straight forward and simple to use.
The forums page is a well organized web of many topics that range from guild announcements and news to random internet videos that we like. There are more things then just a bunch of threads and posts that go into the Animosity forums page though. At the top we have a Chatbox that members can use to quickly chat to others about anything they desire. At the bottom are some stats that show who is currently online, the greatest amount of people online at one time, and how many threads, posts, and members Animosity's forums have. Between the Chatbox and Stats is the bulk of the Forums page which is, of course, the forums themselves.
The forums are split up into 8 different sections, 38 forums, and 18 sub-forums. They are very well organized and easy to use. Some of the forums are only visible to members, as we don't want everyone knowing where we are hiding our tasty cookies. To the right of the forum it shows the newest thread in that forum and how many threads and posts are currently in that forum. The main sections are Animosity News, Animosity Information, General, Gaming, Star Wars: Old Republic Division, Earthrise Division, Guild Wars 2, and Games of Interest. Right now, since none of the games in our divisions are released, our posts in the division forums are about the game's updates, our expectations, and of course our speculations. When the games are released, the division forums will be turned towards optimizing our members game performance. Whether that be through class guides, leveling tips, or combat tactics.
Overall, the forums are a very useful and organized place to talk to other members about whatever you want. Not every discussion happens in the forums, however. Some happen in Animosity Groups which is the next topic I'm talking about.
Awards are badges of honor given to members that have displayed something that sets them apart from other people. It is a way to show how committed players are at whatever they are awarded for. Most are for positive things that have helped the guild, however not all awards are prestigious; some are given to people who have had an especially great moment of being a noob. There are awards for the highest activity, the most forum posts, a community award for being socially engaging, and custom awards for whatever reason the leadership wants to give recognition to an individual member. You can see someone's awards by going to their profile and looking under their awards tab or simply by taking a quick look at their avatar on one of their forum posts.
There is a system that Animosity is using that very few guild have. It is a leveling system that gives experience from making threads or posting in them, creating groups, or simply filling our your profile. You get experience points for almost everything useful you do on the Animosity website. It is a unique tool that shows people how committed members are to adding content to the website. Points can be manually given or taken away from a member by leadership but such a thing rarely occurs.
The Earn Points experience guide, Statistics, Ranking, Group Ranking, and Awards are located in the "Nav" drop down menu at the top of the website. You can also access them by using the link below:
The Animosity Gallery is social group that has its own navigation tab and thread. When you join the group you can post pictures that any member or non-member can see. There are currently 103 pictures in the gallery ranging from games, plants, animals, people, to just weird pictures we have found on the Internet. We have some professional photographers in Animosity and they display some of their work in the Gallery, and as such some of the best pictures are taken with high quality cameras. It is a great way to show how good you are with a camera and give other people a laugh with your funny pictures.
Albums are another place to put your favorite pictures. This is a place where most of the funny pictures usually go. You can organize your pictures into different albums so that your pictures can stay in topical groups. Some albums might be for games, others for the member's real-life pictures, but most of them are pictures to get a laugh from. It is a place that shows people, more personally then the Gallery, what your interests are. This is a great place to search around to get a laugh, see some sweet pictures, and comment on other peoples pictures.
Animosity Social Groups
Although not our main source of communication, groups are a great way to get together with people of similar interests. You can join and create groups for whatever you want. There are groups for games, instruments, music, beer drinking, and even The United Federation of Awesomeness. You can talk with people that have similar interests about the topics in your group. It is a great way to find out some of the interests of your fellow members, like beer drinking for example. It is yet another fun and unique feature that Animosity has implemented to make the whole experience of the website more enjoyable.
Other Website Animosity Groups
We have many different places that our members hang around besides our main website. We have Animosity groups on Facebook and Twitter so you can go on and chat with other people from the guild. We have a X-fire and Steam group that we can use to see what other guild members are playing and how much they have played certain games. We have a group on MMORPG.com so that we can reach out to gamers that have similar interests and stay up to date on gaming news.
We have many features on our site that don't need a long description because they are simple or straight forward. More features of the website that are very self explanatory are things like a Search tool, a Calender, an active 150-man TeamSpeak, and many other small things that you take advantage of while using the website. We have a Creative Lounge were our more experience photo-shoppers create signatures of the guild members. We have Tournaments between members on many different games to see how our skills are put up against each other. On the Members page there is a World mapping that has dots of all the myriad places Animosity members live. We also have country flags that are displayable on that same page as well as a member's forum avatar.
Additionally, our leaders were interviewed by TOROCast and we have a recording on our website. The interview gives you a good look at what we are all about. The link to the interview is posted below:
- Our part of the recording starts at about 59:00
The Animosity guild is lucky enough to have 3 very committed leaders that spend much of their time to making the Animosity experience as enjoyable as possible. Commi3, Dark, and Desy commit tons of time to the website so that we can have a well run place to hang out Animosity banner. We also have our compliment of Officers, Moderators, and a Division Leaders that help take care of all of us needy members. Because of most of our divisions' games have yet to be released (GW 2 is a new Division!), their number is currently few. As we approach a game's launch, more leadership positions will be appointed according to how the leadership sees fit. Of course, the three leaders are going to stay leaders for a long time. All of the leaders in the guild are very capable, experienced gamers that will lead Animosity well for a long time.
The Animosity members are the backbone of the guild. How good would the Animosity website be if there were no one to go on it? They give reason to continue updating and making our website and gaming experience better. The members of Animosity are very different people from all places of the world that have the common interest of playing video games. They are very competitive, committed gamers that also are very friendly and welcoming. Some members have know each other for years while other have only recently met. Either way the members are nice to new and old players. Even though we play on the "Evil" side of games we are not cynical players bent on ruining others gaming experience. Except by fairly dominating them of course.
Website and Forum themes
Even though the Animosity website only supports one custom made theme, it is known to have its appearance altered for special occasions.
Animosity's very own Marmz has made an extraordinary propaganda video for the guild that can be viewed Here.
We're Sith From Animosity Member Vacuus Animus