The LEGION is one of the most established guilds in TERA. But for some of the newer community members, could you tell us a bit about your guild and its history? How would you describe your guild?
The LEGION has been with TERA since release. The creators, along with myself, left a number of guilds during beta to launch our TERA branch after finding out more of us were going to play than previously expected.
The LEGION actually goes by the LEGION Gaming, and have been playing together for close to 10 years. We enjoy a very social environment that has always been encompassed by competitive gameplay in both PvP and PvE settings. We like to engage the community of every MMO we play and have been extremely pleased with what En Masse Entertainment has developed with TERA.
We are an endgame guild, but do not get that confused. We are a family of friends that game as a hobby—doctors, lawyers, engineers, ex-military, and other professionals just enjoying a break from life as talented gamers!
Do you have a motto or philosophy that you follow as a guild? How does it reflect the guild’s focus and activities?
We believe that you recruit the player, not the toon. The LEGION doesn’t focus simply on gear and in-game accomplishments, but how the player interacts and performs. Some of our best players came from our officers giving a new player a chance to learn TERA, get involved, ask questions, and progress. We realize that some very talented players are out there who are simply new to TERA and need the chance to ask questions and get accustomed.
We also aggressively recruit players who are already well established, but may be seeking a better environment then their current situation. We refrain from “poaching” players currently guilded, but we do welcome all who inquire about us.
Our focus has always been to have fun while gaming. For us, gaming is more than a hobby. It’s a break from what goes on in our day-to-day lives. We don’t plan to waste our pastime, so we run our guild with that mindset. And with this mindset comes competitive PvP, PvE, and political involvement.
What are some of the most memorable moments? Most rewarding event you have hosted so far?
Some of the greatest moments in our TERA branch would have to be the massive GvGs throughout the past year. Believe it or not, most GvGs happen because guild masters get together and work to bring conflict about.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Ridicule, Nyieve, Lacari, Virginsoft, Isoju, Devour, Maximus.Decimus, and many others. These guild masters have been crucial to keeping people entertained and involved on Mount Tyrannas (formerly Valley of Titans). Often players are misinformed that we hate each other, but little do they know we are always brainstorming to help bring about fun “wars” to keep everyone pleased. These guys work very hard, and it’s been great getting to know them. Please be sure to give them a “thanks” next time you talk to them!
Our most rewarding event had to be “Battleground Roulette.” We have over 1,000 players on our stream, eight great teams, and who could forget the epic battle between Overpower and Man Up?
Haiimon’s famous disconnect and Man Up barely winning in the end. Quite the movie finish.
The event was fairly easy, as we had pre-made teams of 14 plus 1 LEGION captain use the 15-player battleground queue system. Perhaps in the future we will do another one!
How do you think TERA’s community will evolve? What role do you see the LEGION playing?
En Masse Entertainment has one of the best support staffs I’ve seen through my years of MMOs/MUDs. I couldn’t identify a better group of game masters that actually help, inform, and “game” with their player base.
The new content will certainly invigorate an already thriving community. Other MMOs have tried to replicate the unique combat TERA offers, but they’ve had little luck. TERA’s combat traps the player, and I can’t see myself ever getting away from it. How can you replace the popori backstep?
Include the new patches, dungeons, alliances, and PvP and we have plenty of gaming in our future to keep us busy. I look forward to it, and so does our guild.
As for the LEGION, we’ll continue to push forward; we love to compete. We will work to down the new raids as they are released and have one hell of a time participating in the new PvP content. We’ve had great success with 15 straight Vanarch Reigns and are eager to work with the new political system.
I anticipate some fun conversations with Ridicule (GM of Nerdrage) and Virginsoft (GM of Overpower) as the federation patch will enable some exhilarating alliance battles.
What would be the requirements to join the LEGION? Anything you look for in particular?
The LEGION thrives on dedication and organization. While we are only recruiting 60s, we do ask that players post an application on our website, TheLEGIONgaming.com
The LEGION requires Teamspeak 3, an interview with an officer, and a few group runs through battlegrounds or one of TERA’s wonderful dungeons. We gauge how the player performs, interacts, and responds during this brief trial/interview.
We have found that doing this gives us a much higher caliber of player, as opposed to just inviting people randomly. This results in great friendships, an active core, and talented player base.
Ultimately, we are a PvP/PvE community, we participate in all aspects of gameplay. Our members do not get involved with just one facet of TERA.
Anything you’d like to say to the guild members? To En Masse?
It’s been an absolute pleasure leading the LEGION in TERA. I could not think of a finer group of players to spend my free time with. We’ve had some remarkable accomplishments throughout the game, and I look forward to future conquests.
I want to give a special thanks to my officers. Without them, much of our success would be limited: Lethy, Phedre, Lilena, Goku, Naliona, Kertz, and Bad. I couldn’t imagine running our group without your support and hard work.
As for En Masse Entertainment, keep up the incredible momentum. TERA is by far the most unique MMO on the market, and I do not see anything slowing down the rich environment you’ve established for your player base. The staff, as I have mentioned, is actively engaged in all forms and fashion, and you’ll always have a dedicated group with the LEGION. Thank you Minea for taking the time to interview the LEGION and myself, your support is much appreciated.
See you all in game!
We'd like to thank Americanhero and the LEGION for the interview!