Please note that you can find our original version of this recruitment thread on the SWTOR.com forums HERE. It is much prettier!
â‚ PARAGON â‚
of the Paragon Gaming Network
"Turning Padawans into Jedi Knights"
Disclaimer: We are not the famed EU guild from World of Warcraft. Paragon is short for Paragon Gaming and the Paragon Gaming Network. We have no affiliation with the Euro-raiding guild or any of the other 800 Paragon guilds.
Table of Contents
1. General Information
2. Why Should You Join Paragon?
3. Useful Links
5. Member Testimonials
6. Allies & Adversaries
7. What is the "Paragon Gaming Network"?
Faction: Galactic Republic
Server Type: PVP
Location: North American
Time Zone: Pacific & Central
Playing Requirement: Hardcore, 20+ Hours per Week
Focus: PVE, Operations (End-Game Raiding)
Role Play: None, Enjoying the Story Driven Aspect of SWTOR.
Voice Chat: Ventrilo Required for Raid Squads
Website & Forum Usage: Required
Why Should You Join Paragon?
Noob Friendly: Casual Players not Excluded
Drama Free: With people in place in human resources position we can easily provide conflict resolution between members. We know drama follows people in groups, we pride ourselves on the ability to keep it out of the way of your gaming experience in Paragon.
Experienced Leadership: Dedicated and experienced leaders who have experience in MMORPG's, End-Game Management and managing large groups of people adequately.
Great Community: As a community, Paragon is established and filled and with quality people - something we want to continue adding to our different gaming chapters; especially SWTOR.
The Goodies: With a dedicated ventrilo server, forums, website, network of websites, blogs, podcasts and video channels - you have a ton of utilities at your fingertips all there to make you a more comfortable, informed and happy gamer.
We have a deep and intuitive hierarchy system that we are proud of in the Paragon SWTOR guild. Its depth allows for there to be room to move up for every member, no matter if they want to just be a normal every-day member, are looking for an officer position or something in between. With systems that follow a buddy system idea, as well as an officer+council system that is designed to run effectively and give everyone a chance to take on tasks and be part of the decision making process. For more information on the hierarchy system head over to our Guild HQ thread HERE.
It includes rank descriptions and more.
Roster (Thread updated once a week)
Grand Master - Skade Ito (EchelonMindTrick)
General - Adolan Darrk (DevlinDarrk)
Vanguard - Open
Curator - Open
Ambassador - Mehu (JuiceGrenade)
Conscriptors - Open
Battlemasters - Open
Commanders - Open
Sentinels - Open
Padawans - ChewieSoup, Boomstick, Pollox, Grenjar, Augeson, Zeno16, Xellos, MaximusPrime, Thieve, GlockLessMobster, Jediology, ajwar, Master Vega, Zorba, Vulu/Nexus
Knights - Kfray, Radwe, Jaenisch, MimosaMinded, iJanice, Kharnish, Zuuli, Aumer, Milky, Daibakuha
Masters - AgentZeno, Seizureman, Brinkz, Moragor
"Its hard to start a new game and not know anyone, but if you start it with a family, it makes the experience a lot more memorable."
"'Cuz I love you guys too damn much, and I love Star Wars, and I love Bioware's Star Wars games. Can't wait for us all to play together!"
"A solid group of gamers dedicated to the cause. Real guilds, with real success, that all started from a real foundation composed of real friendships. That's how I see it, at least."
Allies & Adversaries
Paragon is currently collecting potential allies and adversaries.
If you are interested in becoming one of the two, please feel free to send me a PM on the Paragon Gaming forums found HERE.
What is the "Paragon Gaming Network"?
The Paragon Gaming Network can be separated into two different pieces to the same puzzle. Network and Community. At the core of its creation it was a group of gamers looking to play games together. This idea would eventually evolve and the Network portion would be tacked on. However, as we grow larger and more prominent in the gaming media world; we keep our core strong as we stay grounded in the community by hosting guilds and clans in different games of interest. Our leadership plays these games and often leads these chapters, making time for the community portion of Paragon.
In the meantime, the Network thrives. The idea behind it being, build a network of creativity driven blogs, websites, podcasts and web-shows that don't just cover gaming news, but offer opinions, passion and creativity in the content that each sponsored and syndicated site provides. Whether its our flagship website Yufmelt.com as it covers SWTOR and everything related to it, the Yufcast podcast therein or any of the new websites, video series, etc.
And that in a vague nutshell is Paragon. And when you join one of the chapters, sign up on the forums, or simply lurk in the shadows; you are part of that and we hope that you gain a lot from being in that circle. No matter what part of the Pargon Gaming Network you choose to be a part of, you are a Paranaught and will forever remain one. So, join us and see what we are all about as we grow and expand and you do the same along side us.
â‹™ Minecraft (SMP Dedicated Server) â‹˜
â‹™ APB Reloaded â‹˜
â‹™ Battlefield 3 â‹˜
In order to join Paragon Gaming, you must first signify to us that you want to start a trial process. You can do this various ways and these ways will change once the game launches. For now, the easiest way is to apply through the Guild HQ system and after that you will be contacted by an officer to further assimilate you into the ranks of Paragon. There are other methods as well that can all be found in the below links:
â‹™ Guild HQ Application â‹˜
â‹™ Official Paragon Forum Application â‹˜
We have a largely open recruitment policy. This means we are open to bring in any member who is qualified for membership. However, thanks to an in-depth officer system, we put our members through a closely watched trial period in which they receive minimal access to our utilities. We will gather information from all aspects of membership on the trial member then at the end of the trial period, our officers who are in charge of managing these trials will turn over thier collections to the council and the member will either be officially brought on as a Padawan and assigned a Knight or removed from the roster.
If removed, they will be given a reason as to why and will be given a 14 day period of time in which to meditate on this and then they can apply one more time. If they fail to qualify during their second trial attempt they will be stricken from validity.
While we hope to be able to pull from our pool of members, we will be focus recruting for our primary raid group. Our multi-group raiding setup will allow for everyone to have a raid group to be a part of that suits their style; however for our hardcore raid team, we will also be recruiting specific skill-sets and classes to supplement an already great roster if need be. If you are selected for this then you will be given the proper applications and so forth to help keep track of statistics, schedules and so forth.
DISCLAIMER: All policies, guidelines and systems are subject to change post-launch.