Star Wars: The Old Republic

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Star Wars: The Old Republic
Ribbon: SWTOR.png
Server: The Ebon Hawk
Server Type: RP:PvE
Alignment: Republic & Empire
Dates Occupied: December 2011 - Present
Previous Servers: Rubat Crystal (Republic)

Juyo (Empire)

Realm Leader: Zyera
Branch Leader: Intisar

Star Wars: The Old Republic is an active branch of the New OutRiders. Duke Intisar is the current branch leader.

Officer Hiearchy

Active SWTOR Officers

Realm Leaders:

Branch Leader:

Countess

Barons:

Additional Special Recognition Ranks

  • Bank Guardian: Galaxiya 08/25/2014 - current


Realm Specific Recruitment Information

<New OutRiders> & <NewOutRiders>

  • Server: The Ebon Hawk
  • Faction: Republic & Empire
  • PvE : Mid - Operations weekly, typically on Republic side.
  • Conquest: Yes, scheduled events, and we often compete for the top ten.
  • RP: Low
  • PVP: Low
  • Guild XP Bonus: +10%
  • Guild Size: Small / Medium

Our guild is a Casual, Mature Family-Friendly Guild that's has been together since 1992 which was founded in the game The Shadow of Yserbius on the ImagiNation network.

"To have fun and help others do the same" and we are looking for more friendly, mature members that enjoy the many aspects of the game. The friends you make here in the NOR branch of SWTOR will be with you as you explore future games. Even though we have a lot of casual players we also have many players dedicated to progress through the harder Operations that The Old Republic throws at us. We run Operations Weekly, often use Conquest as an excluse to group up to hunt world boss, battlemasters and other group objectives. We have many players actively participating in the Dark vs. Light event and have been working together to earn those achievements.

NOR is active in several games making your casual play a easy transition between SWTOR, Guild Wars 2, Dungeons&Dragons Online, Black Desert Online, ArcheAge, Neverwinter and many more games to come.

We encourage Altoholics so bring over all your alts. We are recruiting both Republic & Empire factions taking full advantage of the Legacy system.


Contact Information

In Game

  • by /whisper or mail of any of our officers
  • Join our chat channel "/cjoin nor"
  • See who is online:
    • Type /who "new" (Republic) "newoutriders" (Empire)
    • select the Magnifing Glass.
    • Click one of the small triangles to sort by Guild.


  • Current Officers In-Game Names:
    • Branch Leader Intisar (Republic) - Galan'dara (Sith)
    • Officer Galaxiya (Republic) - Geminiya (Sith)
    • Officer Bara Vasinar (Republic) - Terama (Sith)
    • Officer Kaurix


Out of Game


New Recruit Information

NOMAD realms are designed for existing NOR members only.

  • No active Recruiting or expanding until the game becomes a [provisional branch] or the HC is petitioned.


Some exceptions:

  • Family and friends that are recruited gain the status of "Allies" and in some instance may become members per HC approval.
  • Recruits that transfer to a NOMAD realm and are no longer active in a Active Realm of NOR become Allies status.

Additional Branch Information

Who is Who?

  • By pressing the "G", a guild tool comes up, hit details then filter by "Member Note" using the small arrow everyone's name and rank will be shown.
  • When Hailing in be sure to let us know who's alt you are if your name is totally different. Example: Hail*NOR/Tundrra's Alt

How do I know what events are coming up?


Branch History

Duke Intisar's Galactic Reign

2017

Nov 2017 issue 54
Hail*NOR/

Many exciting things have occurred since our last newsletter! Following our Halloween tradition of dressing up as a group if we wanted to or as an individual, some of us were power rangers this Halloween. There were some great costumes, lots of fun, and the screenshot we managed to get, once everyone finally goofed around, was great! Check it out here: Group Screenshot

The game has been hopping with changes lately, with a new stronghold, new content and now, a server merge on November 8th with the United Forces update. What does this mean for players with multiple characters on different servers? This link will explain more of what the goals are for the merge and what it means for players: Merger Updates

Along with the merge comes some cool stuff!

“When United Forces goes live, we will be offering new rewards for reconnecting with friends and guildmates in Star Wars: The Old Republic. Log in and play between November 8 – November 27, 2017 to get new rewards*: •Simply log in to play to get the new Mini Mogul NM-1 Mini-Pet, inspired by one of our classic Operation bosses, Karagga the Unyielding. •Earn the merciless Darth Hexid Companion when you complete three PvE or three PvP missions through Group Finder by the November 27th deadline! •Plus, unlock the new ‘United Forces Group Recon’ achievement when you complete three PvE Group Finder activities and get the new ‘United Forces Warzone Recon’ achievement when you complete three PvP matches through Group Finder! •Finally, once United Forces goes live, get double rewards: Double XP, Double Command XP, and much more through November 14! •NOTE: All achievements are unlocked in-game as earned. The Mini Mogul Mini-Pet and Darth Hexid Companion are delivered via in-game mail on November 28, 2017.”

We really enjoy running group content and look forward to the new content to come! If you’ve never run group content or have had a less than desirable experience, please let us know and we’ll make sure to turn that frown upside down with lots of laughs, fun, and probably selective deaths. Duke Intisar always has an exciting time planned and there’s always room for everyone!

We enjoy running with all our members, new and established. We’d like to welcome Sytran who was promoted to Squire after an exciting group run where, as promised, there were a few deaths and lots of laughs. We look forward to running with you more Squire Sytran. Congratulations and Welcome to the fun!

As the Branch moves into the next exciting phase, we invite everyone to keep contributing in whatever ways you can. The NOR Spirit is flourishing here, and we hope that together we all can continue to pull together and take the Branch to new heights. Good luck in your gaming adventures and we hope to see you in game!

May the Force be with you!

Countess Galaxiya

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Aug 2017 issue 52
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Even though the summer is winding down, there is lots to do in SWTOR. A brand new flashpoint “Crisis on Umbara” has just been released and we’ve been running it and occasionally falling off its lightning fast, moving train in order to unlock the new stronghold associated with it!

“Crisis on Umbara” advances the story with a dramatic twist, but the flashpoint has been designed so that it can be run without spoiling the story, and everyone is invited to come along and fight some new bosses and explore the shadowy world where the adventure is set. The release of “The Last Jedi” in December is sure to affect SWTOR as well. In the meantime, the Gods from the Machine Operation will see completion and I’m certain the “Shattered Alliance” story will also continue.

As always, we run operations Sunday nights at 8 PM ET and NORbies of all levels of experience and gear are welcome to join the fun. And if you can’t make Sundays, we’re often around during the week running flashpoints or questing. If anyone needs a hand feel free to ping me in game, or the forums, or in Discord, I’m always happy to help!

May the Force be with you!

Duke Intisar

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July 2017 issue 51
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Many exciting things have occurred since our last newsletter! We’ve been working on the beautiful new stronghold, Manaan. We are excited to decorate again and are enjoying seeing what each other has done with their new stronghold. swToR describes it as: “When the battle is over, unwind on the legendary planet of Manaan in your new ‘Manaan Retreat’ Stronghold. Now you can call this water-world home – personalize a sprawling ocean-side estate, complete with panoramic vistas and exotic submarine sights!”

We are having fun with the new boss fight and can report that while there have been some casualties, we were ultimately successful. “07.11.2017 'Sisters of Carnage' Update: Now Live Rally your team for CARNAGE as the next Operation battle arrives in Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ - Sisters of Carnage! Prepare to face off against the legendary superweapons, Aivela and Esne. Build your elite team of eight or sixteen players and wage war against these twin-sister droids to determine the fate of the galaxy!” Join us for the fun every Sunday evening at 8pm CST.

As the Branch moves into the next exciting phase, we invite everyone to keep contributing in whatever ways you can. The NOR Spirit is flourishing here, and we hope that together we all can continue to pull together and take the Branch to new heights. Good luck in your gaming adventures and we hope to see you in game! May the Force be with You!

Countess Galaxiya

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June 2017 issue 50
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Many exciting things have occurred since our last newsletter! Like to gamble? It’s that time again!

“Take a break from saving the galaxy and enjoy the greatest spectacle this side of the Outer Rim! Godoba the Hutt and Czerka Corporation are proud to announce the return of the Nar Shaddaa Nightlife festival, running all summer-long!

Test your luck on the slot machines at the exotic Star Cluster and Club Vertica Casinos, compete with other high rollers, and create unforgettable memories. Try your luck at this year’s grand prizes, including the Vectron Wraith speeder and Gamorrean bodyguard Companion!”

Want to read up on what’s coming this summer? Find the above mentioned and more at: http://www.swtor.com/info/news/news-article/20170613-0 In the meantime, head on over to Nar Shaddaa to lose all your hard earned money; we promise it won’t take long. A few NORbies have been lucky and won some mounts so give it a shot and let us know what you win!

There’s been renewed interest in raiding and we are able to raid more often some weeks. If you’d like to join us, please let us know, we’d love to have you run with us. If you don’t think you’re quite geared enough, we can help! We’ve successfully run Tyth multiple times. The run is typically uneventful other than those darned railings which appear to fail us at the most inopportune moments, but give us tons of laughs. Most recently, when tasked with the difficult job of keeping Knight Burnedd alive during the raid, all was going well until, wouldn’t you know it, there was a railing failure. Knight Burnedd rolled right over the edge and there was nothing the healers could do except laugh, ahem, we mean apply cold compresses and express our deepest sympathies.

As the Branch moves into the next exciting phase, we invite everyone to keep contributing in whatever ways you can. The NOR Spirit is flourishing here, and we hope that together we all can continue to pull together and take the Branch to new heights. Good luck in your gaming adventures and we hope to see you in game! May the Force be with You!

Countess Galaxiya

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May 2017 issue 49
Many exciting things have occurred since our last newsletter! The cartel market is having some cool sales this week, the 16th through the 23rd, so get the goodies before they are gone at swtor.com. Some of what’s available is the credit flip emote, mounts, and the Steadfast Champion pack.

Join us in fighting the new boss, again! As is not uncommon with NORbies, not having seen the fight before did not stop us. We attacked the new boss and were successful in our spectacular one-shot style. The healers had a ton of fun kiting the adds while Duke Intisar did his best to keep everyone on track. It was a successful run and we look forward to running it again. We have no doubt that when Duke Intisar is more practiced with that boss fight, there may be more “accidental” deaths. Galaxiya looks over her shoulder often, just in case. J

Gearing should be less of an issue now after the latest patch upped the drop rate of set piece gear. The xp boost for command points helps the leveling go a little faster and we are happy to help anyone wanting to level up and gear up.

As the Branch moves into the next exciting phase, we invite everyone to keep contributing in whatever ways you can. The NOR Spirit is flourishing here, and we hope that together we all can continue to pull together and take the Branch to new heights. Good luck in your gaming adventures and we hope to see you in game! May the Force be with You!

Countess Galaxiya

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Apr 2017 issue 48
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Many exciting things have occurred since our last newsletter! The War for lokath is live and ready to play! The story line continues with more exciting adventures, and once you have finished The War for lokath, it leads you to the new operation. More information from Swtor.com: “You are the Outlander, conqueror of Zakuul and the galaxy’s single most powerful leader. When a deadly new superweapon is discovered, Republic and Imperial forces mobilize for war – and you are called into action once more. Choose to align your forces with either Republic or Empire, then fight your way to the Droid superweapon before it can unleash galactic devastation!”

Join us in fighting the new boss! It’s been a while since we had something new to fight in the operations realm and we are excited to give it a shot. We typically run on Sunday evenings and more often if we have enough NORbies on to make a raid group.

We are happy to help with any leveling and gearing needs. Flashpoints bring great XP and really boost that leveling so we will usually run those to help NORbies. Once level 70 is reached, command xp crates have an increased drop rate of useful gear and all operation bosses now drop tokens for gear, making gearing a bit easier.

We are proud to announce that congratulations are in order for NORbies Gettalla and Burnedd who were promoted to Knights. They both are great to run with and lots of fun! If there’s something you need in game and see them on, feel free to hit them up for help.

We welcome our newest recruit Devitroz! We hope you love it here as much as we do. If you need someone to run with or answer questions, feel free to let us know. We enjoy helping!

As the Branch moves into the next exciting phase, we invite everyone to keep contributing in whatever ways you can. The NOR Spirit is flourishing here, and we hope that together we all can continue to pull together and take the Branch to new heights. Good luck in your gaming adventures and we hope to see you in game! May the Force be with You!

Countess Galaxiya

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Mar 2017 issue 47
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Many exciting things have occurred since our last newsletter! 250x XP is in full swing and we are taking advantage of all the free XP we can get. Leveling has never been easier. If you’ve been wanting to level up some toons or level up the command points, now’s the time. You can even raise it up to 350x XP with a boost.

We are having tons of fun running, so please feel free to join us. We typically run on Sunday evenings and more often if we have enough NORbies on to make a raid group. Many of us have been running with toons we have been neglecting but want to level to 70 quickly. We are happy to help with any leveling needs. Flashpoints bring great XP and really boost that leveling so we will usually run those and watch those leveling numbers go up and up.

Once you accomplish your leveling goal, it’s time to gear up. If you are wondering how to gear your level 70 toons, Duke Intisar has got you covered. Check out this link on the forums: http://newoutriders.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=6026

We welcome our newest recruits TERGLDIF, and Whipa! We hope you love it here as much as we do. If you need someone to run with or answer questions, feel free to let us know. We’re always happy to help.

As the Branch moves into the next exciting phase, we invite everyone to keep contributing in whatever ways you can. The NOR Spirit is flourishing here, and we hope that together we all can continue to pull together and take the Branch to new heights. Good luck in your gaming adventures and we hope to see you in game! May the Force be with You!

Countess Galaxiya

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Feb 2017 issue 46
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Many exciting things have occurred since our last newsletter! It’s 250x XP time! If you’ve been wanting to level up some toons or level up the command points, now’s the time. You can even raise it up to 350x XP with a boost. Leveling has never been easier!

We are running as often as we can to help everyone who wants better gear to get it. If there are quests you have been unable to complete and need our help, let us know, we enjoy helping. Recently, we had a NORbie who needed Explosive Conflict to complete a mount quest he’d had forever. That has now been checked off the list. We are having tons of fun running, so please feel free to join us!

We welcome our newest recruit L’hana! We hope you love it here as much as we do. If you need someone to run with or answer questions, feel free to let us know. We’re always happy to help.

As the Branch moves into the next exciting phase, we invite everyone to keep contributing in whatever ways you can. The NOR Spirit is flourishing here, and we hope that together we all can continue to pull together and take the Branch to new heights. Good luck in your gaming adventures and we hope to see you in game! May the Force be with You!

Countess Galaxiya

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Jan 2017 issue 45
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Many exciting things have occurred since our last newsletter! Star Wars is 5 years old! It doesn’t seem that long ago that we were testing the beta. We hope everyone is enjoying their Star Wars experience and finding new and fun things to do in the game. We are raiding on Tuesdays and Sundays (and any other day enough of us are on) and welcome those wanting to get the ops experience. It’s a great way to level your 65 toons to 70 and have lots of fun doing it. We promise to get you killed at least once! We are looking forward to gearing up with the new gear drops. There’s discussion on how the drops could happen however RNG may still be an issue. Feel free to read up on it here: http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?p=9180697

We welcome our newest recruits Dobhran and Mallicieux! We hope you love it here as much as we do. If you need someone to run with or answer questions, feel free to let us know. We’re always happy to help.

As the Branch moves into the next exciting phase, we invite everyone to keep contributing in whatever ways you can. The NOR Spirit is flourishing here, and we hope that together we all can continue to pull together and take the Branch to new heights. Good luck in your gaming adventures and we hope to see you in game! May the Force be with You!

Countess Galaxiya

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2016

Dec 2016 issue 44
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Many exciting things have occurred since our last newsletter! The Dark vs Light event has concluded and 5.0 has been released. A couple of new things to do in the 5.0 release are uprisings and more of the storyline. The storyline continues to offer fun and exciting moments so give it a try if you haven’t yet. The uprisings are the new group content that have been described as mini operations, but not quite. They are better explained here: http://dulfy.net/2016/10/27/swtor-uprising-overview-livestream-notes/

There have been changes to classes, gearing, etc. As the changes can be confusing, more information on these changes can be found here: swtor-5-0-class-changes and swtor-big-gearing-changes-in-kotet Baroness Teigra has started a crafting thread on the forum for those that want to know more about the crafting and what we can make. If there’s something you need, let us know and we’ll do our best to make it for you.

Our Christmas party with the White Elephant gift idea from Baron Kaurix was a hit with lots of laughs and fun times. Gifts included weapon tunings, a handler license, packs, mounts, armor sets and more. Baron Kaurix named one of his contributions: “Ow that’s my head” which included a vending machine, feign death, and a ball toss, which got a good laugh and was actually stolen from the person who got it first. We are hoping Duke Intisar got some good pictures to show the different ways everyone chose to dress their toons. We love group fun and look forward to the next meeting!

We wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season and if we don’t see you online in the next few days, we look forward to seeing you next year! May the upcoming year bring you all the fun and good times you can handle!

As the Branch moves into the next exciting phase, we invite everyone to keep contributing in whatever ways you can. The NOR Spirit is flourishing here, and we hope that together we all can continue to pull together and take the Branch to new heights. Good luck in your gaming adventures and we hope to see you in game! May the Force be with You!

Countess Galaxiya

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Oct 2016 issue 43
Hail*NOR/!

Many exciting things have occurred since our last newsletter! Champion Teigra was awarded the Golden Aldobora Tree! Duke Intisar had these words to say regarding Teigra: “Tonight I was very pleased to award the Golden Aldobora Tree to Teigra for her tireless devotion to guild activities. She is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to Conquest, flashpoints, operations and achievement hunting. Her dedication has not gone unnoticed by all, and it is with great gratitude that I was able to bestow this award on her.” Congratulations Teigra!

Speaking of fun, It’s Halloween costume time! If you like to dress your toon up for Halloween, post your screenshots here: http://newoutriders.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=5719 Sunday, October 30th at raid time, we’ll be gathering our costumed toons together for a group shot. Duke Intisar plans on making another great comic book cover like he did last year, and it was awesome, can’t wait to see it!

The Dark vs Light Event is winding down and ending soon! If you have many or a few achievements left and need help, we are happy to help. There are rewards for each level and many things to do to earn those rewards. Many of us have finished the event and are helping others with the achievements. To learn more, go to: http://www.swtor.com/dark-vs-light/home

The Republic Guild Ship is completely unlocked! When you have a few free moments, feel free to see all our decorating work! The rooms are themed and our guildies did a great job decorating them. The guild ship is also a handy place to take care of all the gtn, mail, bank, modification, etc. needs you may have.

In honor of the 5th anniversary of SWTOR, Duke Intisar let us know “Bioware has posted 5 tracks of unreleased music from Rise of the Hutt Cartel and Shadow of Revan soundtracks. It's some very cool and moody stuff, check 'em out:” https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiJsK_sFeeKz3cXMBsakhhR2VSQ8D26H2

Thank you to all who have joined in the raiding fun on Tuesday and Sunday evenings. We really enjoy raiding and appreciate you! If you have not had the opportunity to run some or all of the Ops, join us on Tuesday evenings, 9pm server time for a fun time! Anyone level 55 and up is welcome. Don’t let “potato” gear or “I haven’t ever run before, I don’t know what I’m doing” stop you. We’re here to teach you the ropes and get you killed….er we mean help you have fun! If you’d rather be a little better prepared before a run, talk to Intisar, Galaxiya, or Vasinar and we’ll chat with you about what it’s like to raid and what you may want to know beforehand that would be helpful. There’s always something to learn in SWTOR and we’re happy to help.

Welcome new recruits Kazenage and Gettalla! We hope you will love it here as much as we do! We’re a fun, friendly bunch so feel free to let us know how we can assist you with items you may need, running content, or anything else you may need in game.

As the Branch moves into the next exciting phase, we invite everyone to keep contributing in whatever ways you can. The NOR Spirit is flourishing here, and we hope that together we all can continue to pull together and take the Branch to new heights. Good luck in your gaming adventures and we hope to see you in game! May the Force be with You!

Countess Galaxiya

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Aug 2016 issue 42
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Many exciting things have occurred since our last newsletter! The Dark vs Light Event is in full swing and we’re working hard on all the achievements! We’ve been helping each other as needed and some of us are currently working on knocking out the hard modes that are required. Running flashpoints has been the path of choice for many of us who want to level our toons quickly. If you need an xp boost, we likely have a few to spare so let us know!

Join us in the raiding fun and knock out some of the achievements for the event or just come for the fun! If you have not had the opportunity to run some or all of the Ops, join us on Tuesday evenings, 9pm server time for a fun time! Anyone level 55 and up is welcome. Don’t let “potato” gear or “I haven’t ever run before, I don’t know what I’m doing” stop you. We’re here to teach you the ropes and get you killed….er we mean help you have fun! If you’d rather be a little better prepared before a run, talk to Intisar, Galaxiya, or Vasinar and we’ll chat with you about what it’s like to raid and what you may want to know beforehand that would be helpful. There’s always something to learn in SWTOR and we’re happy to help.

Exciting Promotions! Congratulations to Teigra who was promoted to Champion! Teigra has done a great job of helping others when needed and is lots of fun to run with! Congratulations to Pooja who was promoted to Knight! Pooja has been a great addition to raids! We’ve enjoyed running with her and we look forward to more!

As the Branch moves into the next exciting phase, we invite everyone to keep contributing in whatever ways you can. The NOR Spirit is flourishing here, and we hope that together we all can continue to pull together and take the Branch to new heights. Good luck in your gaming adventures and we hope to see you in game! May the Force be with You!

Countess Galaxiya

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July 2016 issue 41
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Many exciting things have occurred since our last newsletter! The Dark vs Light Event is in full swing! There are rewards for each level and many things to do to earn those rewards. Most of us are participating in this event and are helping each other with the achievements. If you’ve been thinking about starting new characters, now’s the time and the rewards are a plenty! To learn more, go to: http://www.swtor.com/dark-vs-light/home

Swtor.com posted “Start a new character and master challenges to earn increasingly more epic rewards – Choose your path to Legendary beginning June 28! Plus, the outcome of players’ choices will impact the state of the galaxy this fall. Check back to see which side is dominating and stay tuned for more details.

Some rewards such as titles and pack rewards are delivered as earned. Others, such as the Companions, Victor’s Trailblazer and Titan vehicles are delivered at the end of the event this fall. Find out more about the rewards you can earn with your heroic efforts: www.swtor.com/blog/dark-vs.-light-event-and-rewards-blog.”

Join us in the raiding fun! If you have not had the opportunity to run some or all of the Ops, join us on Tuesday evenings, 9pm server time for a fun time! Anyone level 55 and up is welcome. Don’t let “potato” gear or “I haven’t ever run before, I don’t know what I’m doing” stop you. We’re here to teach you the ropes and get you killed….er we mean help you have fun! If you’d rather be a little better prepared before a run, talk to Intisar, Galaxiya, or Vasinar and we’ll chat with you about what it’s like to raid and what you may want to know beforehand that would be helpful. There’s always something to learn in SWTOR and we’re happy to help.

As the Branch moves into the next exciting phase, we invite everyone to keep contributing in whatever ways you can. The NOR Spirit is flourishing here, and we hope that together we all can continue to pull together and take the Branch to new heights. Good luck in your gaming adventures and we hope to see you in game! May the Force be with You!

Countess Galaxiya

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NORnews May 2016 issue 40
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Many exciting things have occurred since our last newsletter! New chapters are being released routinely, and if you haven’t had the pleasure of running through the new content yet, you’re in for a treat! There are fun and surprising occurrences you don’t want to miss!

Weapon Tunings! Want to give your weapon a cool look? Here’s how: “If you want to equip a Weapon Tuning the first thing you’ll need is a weapon with an available Tuning Slot. Weapons that have a Tuning Slot come from many different sources including the Cartel Market, PvP, Operations, Reputation Vendors, Flashpoints, Heroics Missions, and Crafting Recipes. Be sure to check if your Weapon has a Tuning Slot!

Next, you’ll need a Weapon Tuning. They are currently only found in Cartel Market Packs. The first Weapon Tuning, Lightning, is available in the Plunderer Pack which launches alongside Chapter XIII: Profit and Plunder.

Once you’ve got a weapon with an open Tuning Slot and a Weapon Tuning, combining the two is as simple as making any other modification to your weapon. First, CTRL+Right-click the item to open up the Field Modification window. You can also take it to an Item Modification Station. Then simply drag the Weapon Tuning into the open Tuning Slot and hit “Apply”. Your Weapon will automatically begin using the effect created by the Mod!” Check out the look here: http://www.swtor.com/info/news/blog/20160420

Raiding fun! If you have not had the opportunity to run some or all of the Ops, join us on Tuesday evenings, 9pm server time for a fun time! Anyone level 55 and up is welcome. Don’t let “potato” gear or “I haven’t ever run before, I don’t know what I’m doing” stop you. We’re here to teach you the ropes and get you killed….er we mean help you have fun! If you’d rather be a little better prepared before a run, talk to Intisar, Galaxiya, or Vasniar and we’ll chat with you about what it’s like to raid and what you may want to know beforehand that would be helpful. There’s always something to learn in SWTOR and we’re happy to help.

We are happy to announce our new recruit for this go around is Phieren, welcome! We look forward to running with our new recruits and hope you love it here as much as we do! If we have inadvertently left someone out, please bring it to our attention as we want to recognize all our NORbies!

As the Branch moves into the next exciting phase, we invite everyone to keep contributing in whatever ways you can. The NOR Spirit is flourishing here, and we hope that together we all can continue to pull together and take the Branch to new heights. Good luck in your gaming adventures and we hope to see you in game! May the Force be with You!

Countess Galaxiya

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NORnews April 2016 issue 39
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Many exciting things have occurred since our last newsletter! Each month yields a new chapter in the story line and more fun! What does Valkorion have in store for us? We aren’t sure, but it’s fun speculating and running the next chapter each month!

Ready to try your hand at running an op? Your guildies are looking forward to showing you the ropes! Let us know in-game or on the event sign-up on the forums that you’re interested and we’ll run you through, most likely alive, but we can’t promise anything. The only thing we can promise is that it will be a blast and we’ll see you through to the end!

While you may have noticed less guildies on than before, we are still here! Some are taking a break from the game and return when the new content comes out and some are merely playing less than before. We welcome all types of players and support their choice to play more or less, we’ll be here when they get back!

As the Branch moves into the next exciting phase, we invite everyone to keep contributing in whatever ways you can. The NOR Spirit is flourishing here, and we hope that together we all can continue to pull together and take the Branch to new heights. Good luck in your gaming adventures and we hope to see you in game! May the Force be with You!

Countess Galaxiya

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NORnews March 2016 issue 38
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Many exciting things have occurred since our last newsletter! Chapter XI is here and with it comes more fun and surprises! If you haven’t had the pleasure of running through the new content yet, you’re in for a treat! And, there will be a new chapter coming out each month with chapter 12 coming in April as well as rewards for subscribers. For additional information, feel free to check out: http://www.swtor.com/info/news/news-article/20160310

While you may have noticed less guildies on than before, we are still here! Some are taking a break from the game and return when the new content comes out and some are merely playing less than before. We welcome all types of players and support their choice to play more or less, we’ll be here when they get back!

Congratulations Squire Moxat, who was promoted to Knight! We know you will do a great job of making others feel welcome! We are happy to announce our new recruit for this go around is Valcortt, welcome! We look forward to running with our new recruits and hope you love it here as much as we do! If we have inadvertently left someone out, please bring it to our attention as we want to recognize all our NORbies!

As the Branch moves into the next exciting phase, we invite everyone to keep contributing in whatever ways you can. The NOR Spirit is flourishing here, and we hope that together we all can continue to pull together and take the Branch to new heights. Good luck in your gaming adventures and we hope to see you in game! May the Force be with You!

Countess Galaxiya

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NORnews Feb 2016 issue 37
Hail*NOR/

Many exciting things have occurred since our last newsletter! Chapter X is here and with it comes the fun of gaining new companions! If you haven’t had the pleasure of running through the new content yet, you’re in for a treat! And, there will be a new chapter coming out each month with chapter 11 coming in March and chapter 12 coming in April. For additional information, feel free to check out Dulfy’s livestream notes: notes

The progression team’s dedication paid off and in the month of January, successfully cleared HM Scum and Villainy and Terror from Beyond! We will continue to work on other HM’s and clear them as we can. If you are interested in running story mode ops, we usually have enough on to form a run and would be happy to include you. Watch guild chat for the ops call out or let us know you’re interested in running.

We are happy to announce our new recruits for this go around include Asajii, Kurjak, Ozmelid, and Solaryan. We look forward to running with our new recruits and hope you love it here as much as we do! If we have inadvertently left someone out, please bring it to our attention as we want to recognize all our NORbies!

As the Branch moves into the next exciting phase, we invite everyone to keep contributing in whatever ways you can. The NOR Spirit is flourishing here, and we hope that together we all can continue to pull together and take the Branch to new heights. Good luck in your gaming adventures and we hope to see you in game! May the Force be with You!

Countess Galaxiya

*NOR/CS-swtor

2015

NORnews Dec 2015 issue 36
Hail*NOR/

Many exciting things have occurred since our last newsletter! The new expansion is in full swing and we are running our multiple toons through the story line. If you haven’t had the pleasure of running through the new content yet, you’re in for a treat!

The Lifeday event is here! Get your snowball cannons now and join in the fun! If you have not yet purchased your snowball or your snowball cannon, now’s the time! The snowball cannon shoots 3 snowballs in 15 seconds! The Lifeday event is here for a short time and will yield an entire year of fun with snowball fights! If you miss your opportunity, prepare to be pelted by NORbies and have nothing to defend yourself with! The vendor for this event has many fun items so be sure to visit him. He’s in the GTN area and can be found next to the holo tree.

Congratulations to our newly promoted Knights Alaer, Alystri, and Nimue and newly promoted Squires Mondini, Naval, Phylas, Pods, Tser, and Zojollos! We’ve enjoyed getting to know you and look forward to more fun! We are happy to announce our new recruits for this go around include Aja’leith, Curbiege, IneffableBob, Kurjak, Lenia, Reglyvian, Sighan, and Wyld’shot. We look forward to running with our new recruits and hope you love it here as much as we do! If we have inadvertently left someone out, please bring it to our attention as we want to recognize all our NORbies!

As the Branch moves into the next exciting phase, we invite everyone to keep contributing in whatever ways you can. The NOR Spirit is flourishing here, and we hope that together we all can continue to pull together and take the Branch to new heights. Good luck in your gaming adventures and we hope to see you in game! May the Force be with You!

Countess Galaxiya
NORnews nov 2015 issue 35
Hail*NOR/

Many exciting things have occurred since our last newsletter! The new expansion is here! The new content is amazing and lots of fun. Some of us took the “no spoilers please” very seriously and either stayed off of teamspeak or jumped to a different channel quickly if the dialogue came a smidge close to revealing content, even when assured there were no spoilers incoming, to take no chances. If you haven’t tried it out yet, give it a shot, you won’t be disappointed, and are in for a fun ride! Once you’ve completed the new story line, you’ll have access to a new area with lots more to do!

Conquerors of Taris! NOR has achieved an amazing goal; we conquered a planet! We didn’t intend to compete, but when we checked the leaderboards and saw that we were ahead without trying, and checked the objectives for the week, decided that we’d give it a go. And as is the NORbie way, when we set our minds to something, we achieve it! Duke Intisar always has some great words after a tough run:

“This is truly a group achievement. In total, thirty-five NORbies participated in the event, in ways large and small. I want to thank everyone who contributed, whether it was running a flashpoint or operation, or PVPing, or crafting an Invasion Force. Every point mattered; it allowed NOR to move into first by mid-week and to run away with the win by Sunday evening.

As always I am impressed by NOR’s capacity to come together and accomplish things as a team. “Conqueror of Taris” may not be coolest title ever, but, for me, it will be sign of this super-crazy and super-fun week of Conquest.” It was a tough week, but we finished about 300k ahead of the 2nd place guild. What an accomplishment! Thank you to all who participated and didn’t give up, but kept going until the very end! If you see one of us with the Conqueror of Taris title, know that we worked hard for that one and are proud to wear it!

Rakghoul Event is here! If you have run the story line and are working on the new quests, there is a quest that can only be completed during this event. Feel free to ask for help and one of us will be happy to run the dailies with you. We’ll be running the ops often during this week so feel free to join in the fun!

We are happy to announce our new recruits for this go around include Katijana, Razikale, Buzrik, Tser, Kenloggins, Shiva, Naval, Mallexx, Phylas, and Phalcon. We look forward to running with our new recruits and hope you love it here as much as we do! If we have inadvertently left someone out, please bring it to our attention as we want to recognize all our NORbies!

As the Branch moves into the next exciting phase, we invite everyone to keep contributing in whatever ways you can. The NOR Spirit is flourishing here, and we hope that together we all can continue to pull together and take the Branch to new heights. Good luck in your gaming adventures and we hope to see you in game! May the Force be with You!

Countess Galaxiya

*NOR/CS-swtor

NORnews Oct 2015 issue 34
Hail*NOR/!

Many exciting things have occurred since our last newsletter! The new expansion is almost here and we’ve been utilizing the last few days until it’s launched on Tuesday to level like crazy! If you want some help for last minute leveling, just let us know, we’ll help! If you haven’t watched the trailer for the new expansion, here it is! New Trailer There are going to be some extensive changes with this new expansion so get ready to read up on it and prepare for the fun! If you have questions on the upcoming changes, feel free to ask an officer or check the forums.

Goal achieved! After many attempts, we were successful in killing NiM Styrak on September 24th! Then, on October 6th, we obtained the Dragonslayer title by successfully completing the NiM SnV speedrun! Thank you to all who participated and didn’t give up, but kept going, death after death, until we slayed the dragon! If you see one of us with the Dragonslayer title, know that we worked hard for that one and are proud to wear it!

Congratulations to all who were promoted during the guild meeting on the Empire Guild Ship!

  • Crosswalk and Ismene were promoted to Squire
  • Deus, Maishka, and RT946 were promoted to Knight
  • Sofija was promoted to Champion

After the fun and festivities of promotions, we braved the jumping, dying and obstacles involved in obtaining the Imperial fleet datacrons. As always though, we were successful! There’s no stopping NORbies when we set our minds to complete a task! Teamwork for the win!

Want to join in some October fun? Several of us have dressed up a toon as an Avenger for Halloween. Check out our screenshots, and feel free to add yours! check them out here!

We’ve also got a section where you can post your fun/interesting/awesome screenshots! Have you ever caught a shot at the perfect moment? Post it here:

We are happy to announce our new recruits for this go around include Alaina, Vintoley, Zara, and Zojollos. We look forward to running with our new recruits and hope you love it here as much as we do! If we have inadvertently left someone out, please bring it to our attention as we want to recognize all our NORbies!

As the Branch moves into the next exciting phase, we invite everyone to keep contributing in whatever ways you can. The NOR Spirit is flourishing here, and we hope that together we all can continue to pull together and take the Branch to new heights. Good luck in your gaming adventures and we hope to see you in game! May the Force be with You!

Countess Galaxiya
NORnews Sept 2015 issue 33
Hail*NOR/!

Many exciting things have occurred since our last newsletter! First and foremost, we are uber excited to announce that as decreed and carried out by Lady Zy, Count Intisar has been promoted to Duke and has assumed command of our esteemed SWTOR Branch! Lady Zy remains active in the branch and as always, is available to one and all that may need her assistance. Duke Intisar’s first order of business was to promote Galaxiya to Countess and readily accepted her request to have unlimited access to “rescue” for continued fun and games. Baron Vasniar was not as happy about that agreement, but perked up when Galaxiya assured him she would teach him how to “rescue” effectively. The guild meeting yielded some great prizes to those attending and additional promotions included Recruits Alaer and Rasczak. Both were promoted to Squire! If you have not have the pleasure of running with these two yet, please do. Both have an awesome outlook and do a great job of getting the most out of their class. They are a great addition to NOR! After the guild meeting, Duke Intisar had time to collect his thoughts and posted some meaningful words of wisdom on the forums. To see the post in its entirety go to: http://newoutriders.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=4502


“At the end of the day, MMOs aren’t about the characters or the loot or the number of bosses killed or PVP matches won, it’s about the people you play with. In NOR, I’ve been fortunate to play with an absolutely top notch group of folks from all walks of life and from one end of the planet to the other. You guys are what makes NOR great, and getting to goof off with y’all after a long day is a pleasure I don’t take for granted.

A few folks have asked me if anything is gonna change. My answer is I hope not! Zy isn’t going anywhere and is still the big kahuna. I hope NOR remains a place where anyone from casual players to progression raiders feel welcome and I encourage folks to join in the fun whenever they can. I may not have the answer to every question, but someone in the guild can probably point you in the right direction. If you need advice about a quest or gear or a flashpoint or a heroic, I hope you’ll speak up. There are often lots of folks around to help.

In the end, my goal is to be worthy of the fellowship I’ve received from NOR this past couple of years and return it whenever I can.”


We appreciate Duke Intisar’s words of wisdom and will continue to strive to be a place where all can feel comfortable and respected. Lady Zy has done a fabulous job getting us this far and we appreciate all her past, present, and future efforts! October will be here before we know it and the Knights of the Fallen Empire expansion will mean the end of 12xp class mission boosts! Leveling will be much slower once the 12xp is gone so act quickly and work on the toons you may have put off until later. Later has arrived! The expansion is free for subscribers so if you’ve let your subscription lapse, this is a great time to reinstate it. If you haven’t had the pleasure of seeing the trailers yet, the wait is over! http://www.swtor.com/fallen-empire Baron Windemere’s ops run this past weekend was a big success and more will be planned. If you would like to participate, feel free to post on the forum signup which ops you might be interested in running on the weekend. With the older ops getting a “facelift” when the new expansion is released, they won’t be as easy to run as they are now. Let us know if you have never run some of the old content and need the achievements as we’d be happy to run you through them. If you are available during the week, feel free to sign up for the Friday and Saturday night ops.

Speaking of achievements, some Makeb achievements will be lost if not obtained before the expansion. Duke Intisar posted the information on the forums and we are happy to run you through the many stages of Makeb missions to gain the achievements. It is believed that a nice decoration will be available once the achievements are obtained and the expansion is released. For more information, go to: http://newoutriders.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=4460

Interested in running the events? We just finished running the Gree event as many times as we could. The events yield great gear and lots of fun. Most of us have many toons to run on and can run the ops/events on either side. If you’ve never run the events, to get the great gear, you have to have the reputation to buy it. We can help! Many of us have the runs down to a science and will happily escort you through them successfully.

If you are unsure of how to gear your toons effectively, we can help! Our resident experts are: DMG group members: DM Valikk and KP members Zyera, Intisar, and Windemere. All are very knowledgeable with gearing and getting the most out of a class. You can usually find them online in the evening and on the weekend.

Guild ship fun! Recently, Lady Zy accidentally picked up all the decorations in the guild ship and had to redecorate. She did a great job and these screenshots look awesome! http://newoutriders.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=4500 Our guild ships have everything you may need in one place, feel free to utilize them as needed. We have the GTN, modification station, mailbox, cargo holds, and much more. Explore them to your heart’s content! Be forwarned though, some mischevious NORbies are often waiting to pelt unsuspecting guildies with snowballs. This usually results in a game of hide and seek that sometimes leads to the Hutt ball room where we play Hutt potato! Don’t know what that is? Find out by exploring!

We are happy to announce our new recruits for this go around include Donuil, Jaicyne, Kastor, and Geing. We look forward to running with our new recruits and hope you love it here as much as we do! If we have inadvertently left someone out, please bring it to our attention as we want to recognize all our NORbies! As the Branch moves into the next exciting phase, we invite everyone to keep contributing in whatever ways you can. The NOR Spirit is flourishing here, and we hope that together we all can continue to pull together and take the Branch to new heights. Good luck in your gaming adventures and we hope to see you in game! May the Force be with You!

Countess Galaxiya

The Rise of Duchess Zyera

2015

  • 2015/08/29 Zyera steps down from Branch Leader and is replaced by Intisar
  • 2015/08/29 Galaxiya is promoted from Baroness to Countess
NORnews August 2015 issue 32
Hail*NOR/!

Many exciting things have occurred since our last newsletter! Togrutas and a new stronghold on Yavin have been released! If you have not yet created a Togruta and want ideas or to see what others have done, check out all the great screenshots our members have posted of their Togrutas. link While we don’t have any screenshots of anyone’s Yavin stronghold yet as decorating it is keeping everyone busy, we hope to see some completed ones soon. There have been some rumblings about it being time for another Stronghold Showcase so if you’ve been thinking about buying the Yavin stronghold, don’t put it off too much longer!


And, as if having Togrutas and a new stronghold isn’t exciting enough, the trailers of Knights of the Fallen Empire have got us wanting time to speed up to October 27th when the expansion is released! The expansion is free for subscribers so if you’ve let your subscription lapse, this might be a great time to reinstate it. If you haven’t had the pleasure of seeing the trailers yet, the wait is over! http://www.swtor.com/fallen-empire


Join us for fun runs and great loot! We’ve been enjoying the weekly Wednesday Ziost 16 person Monolith runs and have got the run almost down to a science, which then allows time for fun runs such as Explosive Conflict. Explosive Conflict will sometimes drop the Avalanche Tank mount that many of our guildies want and some already have. The more guildies we have running, the bigger the chance of one or more Avalanche Tank drops! If you’ve never had the pleasure of running some of the older ops, feel free to join us on Wednesdays or our usual raid nights of Friday and Saturday. We are running as many of the old ops as we can before they are changed with an upcoming patch. Baron Windemere is leading a weekend ops at 1:30pm for those who would like to raid on the weekend. Check the forums for the weekend he plans to run it on and sign up if you are interested in joining. One planned run has taken place so far and was a great start to the weekend raiding. This is what the next signup will look like on the forum:

Sunday Afternoon Ops @ 1:30pm - 3:30pm Date Set: August 9th

Sunday afternoon operation runs are a monthly event and follow our guidelines for casual raiding so all recruits and full members are welcome to come. If you have any questions about operation requirements, please reference the links below or ask an officer with any questions you may have:

All Operation Raid Requirements [Updated 3.0] Level 60 Gearing Guide Operation Loot Rules Operation Info for New Endgamers

Hurry! There’s only a little time left for 12xp for class mission leveling before the new expansion is released in October. If you haven’t taken advantage of the fast leveling, thinking you have plenty of time, now’s the time to get busy leveling! If you want someone to run with, many of us are leveling too and would be happy to join up for the fun. If you are unsure of how to gear your newly leveled toon, we can help! Our resident experts are: DMG group members: DM Valikk and KP members Zyera, Intisar, and Windemere. All are very knowledgeable with gearing and getting the most out of a class. You can usually find them online in the evening and on the weekend.


On to Promotions and New Recruits! Congratulations to Knight Vasniar who was promoted to Baron! We look forward to more fun times with you! Congratulations to Briennia and Cullucut who were promoted to Knight! We know you will do a great job helping squires and new recruits feel welcome and comfortable asking for help when they need it. Congratulations to Boku, Dabulamanzi, Maishka, Nimue, Sosefina, and Theovin who were promoted to Squire! It’s been great getting to know you and we look forward to more runs together! We welcome our new recruits Alaer, Armstrong, Cold-Toast, CrimsonQueen, Crosswalk, Hoka’nu, Liannya, Mhorgana, Nyo-than, Quaiso, Rapidfire, Seravent, Soul-Slinger, Warriorpath, Wilthrop, Vulga, and Zoe’e! We look forward to running with our new recruits and hope you love it here as much as we do! If we have inadvertently left someone out, please bring it to our attention as we want to recognize all our N ORbies!


Last but definitely not least, we are looking forward to our next guild meeting on the republic guild ship on Sunday, August 29th at 8pm EST. During this meeting, we’ll do some promotions, have a discussion of upcoming changes in the game, a general guild discussion, and more! We always have a fun time during meetings and enjoy getting to know each other better, so please join us if you can, we’d love to see you there!


As the Branch moves into the next exciting phase, we invite everyone to keep contributing in whatever ways you can. The NOR Spirit is flourishing here, and we hope that together we all can continue to pull together and take the Branch to new heights. Good luck in your gaming adventures and we hope to see you in game! May the Force be with You!

Baroness Galaxiya

*NOR/BA-swToR

  • 2015/07/18 Vasinar becomes a Baron
NORnews July 2015 issue 31
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Many exciting things have occurred since our last newsletter! First and foremost, we are uber excited to announce the promotion of our esteemed branch leader, Duchess Zyera, who has been promoted to Lady! Lady Zyera works tirelessly to take care of each and every one of us in NOR and we greatly appreciate her! Congratulations Lady Zyera!

If you haven’t heard yet, Knights of the Fallen Empire has been announced as the new expansion! This expansion is free for subscribers, yes you read correctly, free! And, to make it even better, you’ll have the opportunity to create a new toon already level 60! There are many more great things about this expansion. Check it out here and let us know on the forums what you think! www.ign.com/articles/ Feeling lucky? If you fancy yourself a lucky person, visit Nar Shaddaa for the Nightlife event that runs from June 9th through August 25th. Head to the Club Vertica Casino/Star Cluster Casino and get ready to lose your money, uh, we mean, win big! Should you find yourself unable to push away from the slot machines, one of your fellow NORbies will be happy to come to your aid! We have several Sages on standby that will come to your rescue! Feel free to talk with Knight Vasniar who knows firsthand how, ahem, helpful, a Sage can be.  ;)

Ziost is in full swing, and if you’ve not yet had the opportunity to join us for the now weekly 16 person Monolith run, it’s scheduled for every Wednesday at the normal raid time. We don’t always have enough NORbies on to run, but enjoy it when we do. Great loot drops, including set pieces and decorations, and we plan to continue running this until everyone has gotten a chance to reap the rewards! We’ve been making the most of the 12xp for class missions and enjoying the experience of repeating the story lines, or running one we haven’t gone through yet! Run into a difficult class mission boss? Let us know and we’ll happily come and annihilate them for you! Unsure of how to gear your newly leveled toon? We can help! Our resident experts are: DMG group members: DM Valikk and KP members Zyera, Intisar, Windemere, and Velkeri. All are very knowledgeable with gearing and getting the most out of a class. Been thinking about raiding? We raid often, even on unscheduled nights due to increased participation! If you enjoy raiding for fun, sign up for our Friday and Saturday night raids. These raids are storymode and don’t require great gear or knowledge. We’re happy to show you the ropes and keep you alive along the way! We’d love to have enough NORbies logged on to run 16 person raids, so don’t be shy, sign up and log on if you are available to raid!

On to Promotions and New Recruits! Congratulations to Deus, Cullucut, Jayish, and Derrial who were promoted to squire! It’s been great getting to know you and we look forward to more runs together! We welcome our new recruits Jariik, Dabulamanzi, Maishka, Eratic, and Vokinn! We look forward to running with our new recruits and hope you love it here as much as we do! If we have inadvertently left someone out, please bring it to our attention as we want to recognize all our NORbies!

As the Branch moves into the next exciting phase, we invite everyone to keep contributing in whatever ways you can. The NOR Spirit is flourishing here, and we hope that together we all can continue to pull together and take the Branch to new heights. Good luck in your gaming adventures and we hope to see you in game! May the Force be with You!

Baroness Galaxiya

*NOR/BA-swtor

  • 2015/06/07 Lady Zyera becomes the Realm Leader
NORnews May 2015 issue 30
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Many exciting things have occurred since our last newsletter! It’s 12xp for class missions and Gree event time! If you’ve got a few toons to level or want to start some new ones, now’s the time! If you are like some of us and have leveled a few toons via flashpoints and not actually completed your quest lines, now’s a great time to do that, and enjoy the story lines! J While the Gree event is active, join us for Xeno and world boss kills! If you are on and interested, let us know and we’ll gladly run you through it! The Gree event offers legacy items that make swapping gear between toons much easier. Make sure you grab yourself some while it’s available; the Gree event ends on the 26th!

We’ve been enjoying the Ziost storyline and killing the Colossal Monolith and the Worldbreaker Monolith. Want to add that to your list of accomplishments? Let us know and we’ll help! If you have not had a chance to continue the storyline on Ziost, you’ve got some fun to look forward to! While running the Ziost quests, pay special attention to rooms and areas that might have additional quests to pick up as once you move on to the next area, you cannot go back. You might find some accomplishments along the way too. Want someone to run the quests with? Let us know! Most of us have multiple level 60s that have not run the Ziost quests yet and can join you to make the ride smoother and more fun! J

PVP! We are consistently pvping together and have a “let us know when you’ll be on for pvp!” sign up on the forum. It looks like this:

5/19 – 5/25 Weekly PvP Event Post Post Here to communicate about your plans for PvP this week! Examples: What characters you are interested in gearing What times, days, you would most likely be available to PvP Any interest in lower level PvP

Most of us PvP almost every day to get our dailies and welcome anyone who would like to join us. Let us know in game or on the forum if you are interested in PvP and want to group up! If you’ve never pvp’d and want to learn your class better/well, pvping is a great way to learn your toon’s class abilities. Beginning at the low levels and pvping your way up will help with learning and utilizing your skills effectively as you get them. This will make you an efficient killing/tanking/healing machine! We have great pvpers who enjoy teaching others the tricks of the trade. If you want to learn, they are ready to teach! Not sure who they are? Just ask in guild chat and they will speak up! Teamwork is key in these games. The more we play together, the better we are, and the less painful pvp is. J

Raiders! If you enjoy story mode raiding, sign up for our Friday and Saturday night raids. We’d love to have enough NORbies logged on to run 16 person raids. Don’t be shy, sign up and log on if you are available to raid! If you are unsure of what the requirements are, feel free to ask us via guild chat. There’s usually someone on who can answer your questions if you didn’t find the answer on the forums. If you have a question about gearing, and see one of the DMG group members who are on; they will be happy to answer your questions. DMG group members: DM Valikk and KP members Zyera, Intisar, Windemere, and Velkeri. All are very knowledgeable with gearing and getting the most out of a class.

The information on the forums that may be helpful to new and current raiders/players are 3.0 Guides, Crew Skill Guides, How to Parse, OP/FP location spreadsheet, and great information for New or Returning Players in an easy linked list of topics. If you have difficulty maneuvering the forums, let us know and we’ll help you find what you’re looking for. J

Promotions and New Recruits! A well-deserved congratulations to Nakisa and Edison who were promoted to Knight! Both are great pvpers and will happily run you through pvp if you want to learn. J Congratulations to Suidualc, and Al’haria who were promoted to squire! We welcome our new recruits Krinsha, Treflan, Cullucut, Dentin, Xorian, and Deus. Check out his advice column “Ask Deus” on the forums. He’s been very helpful with everything from Tauntaun illness to conflict resolution and improving cookie recipes! Need help with something? Ask Deus! We look forward to running with our new recruits and hope you love it here as much as we do! If we have inadvertently left someone out, please bring it to our attention as we want to recognize all our norbies!

As the Branch moves into the next exciting phase, we invite everyone to keep contributing in whatever ways you can. The NOR Spirit is flourishing here, and we hope that together we all can continue to pull together and take the Branch to new heights. Good luck in your gaming adventures and we hope to see you in game! May the Force be with You!

Baroness Galaxiya

*NOR/BA-Swtor

  • 2015/05/20 Lord Lasarian steps down from the swtor Realm Leader.
  • 2015/04/28 Game Update 3.2 Rise of the Emperor
NORnews April 2015 issue 29
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Many exciting things have occurred since our last newsletter! We’ve had a double xp weekend and are now in a double xp week! If you’ve been thinking about returning or leveling, now’s a great time to do that. Many of us spam Kuat Driveyards for leveling so if you need someone to run with, we are probably on and running. “Kuat till our eyes bleed!” is our motto during double xp weekend/weeks, come join us! J

PVP! Well, some of us who swore never to set foot on a pvp arena have changed our minds. We are grouping up often on all 3 levels of pvp and are learning the ropes from those who already know a great deal about pvp. If you are interested in pvping, or considering it just a tiny bit, feel free to join us. We have more fun when we run together and can coordinate with class abilities. For example, in huttball, having a stealther stay on the opposing side to run the huttball across the line is great. Or, a guardian who can jump to the stealther, then cross the line with the ball works well too. Teamwork is key in these games and the more we play together, the better we are, and the less painful pvp is.

Raiders! The raid schedule has changed, so please check the forums for updated days and sign up for story modes if interested. Gear and raiding requirements can be found on the forums as well and are updated as needed. The information on the forums that may be helpful to new and current raiders/players are 3.0 Guides, Crew Skill Guides, How to Parse, OP/FP location spreadsheet, and great information for New or Returning Players in an easy linked list of topics.

If you have a question about gearing, and see one of the DMG group members on, they will be happy to answer your questions. DMG group members: DM Valikk and KP members Zyera, Intisar, Windemere, Sohlstice, and Velkeri. All are very knowledgeable with gearing and getting the most out of a class. If you are interested in optimizing your toon’s class abilities, spend some time with a DMG member who can help you with rotation efficiency and the intricacies of each class. You tube offers many videos of class rotations, gearing tips, and flashpoint and operations running which will help as well in getting familiar with your toons abilities and how to be most effective when running.

The recent Rakghoul event yielded lots of fun and screenshots are posted on the forums. viewtopic We also had a guild meeting during that week and the meeting screenshots can be found there as well. Our meetings are always lots of lively fun and always yield fruits! (prizes) Thank you to everyone who attended the meeting and congratulations to the prize winners!

On to promotions and new recruits! A well-deserved congratulations to Katman who was promoted to Knight! Katman is a resident expert on the Starfighter pvping and will happily run you through it if you want to learn. He’s also great in player pvp and offers helpful feedback on how to get the most out of the pain and suffering! J Congratulations to Veton, Edison, Nakisa, and Nesrook who were promoted to squire! We welcome our new recruits Bhurzo, Ripjack, Raseen, Wethril, Klaele, Fhox, Suidualc, and Al’haria! We look forward to running with you and hope you love it here as much as we do! If we have inadvertently left someone out, please bring it to our attention as we want to recognize all our norbies!

As the Branch moves into the next exciting phase, we invite everyone to keep contributing in whatever ways you can. The NOR Spirit is flourishing here, and we hope that together we all can continue to pull together and take the Branch to new heights. Good luck in your gaming adventures and we hope to see you in game! May the Force be with You!

Baroness Galaxiya

*NOR/BA-swtor

NORnews Feb 2015 issue 28
Hail*NOR/!

Many exciting things have occurred since our last newsletter! We had a great time during our Show Off Your Stronghold event, with an ops group worth of norbies showing off their strongholds. There were too many to list, but a few of the prizes handed out were a Massive Anti-Air Turret, a Jukebox, a Large Crystal Formation, and Shackled Crystal Sconces. Everyone enjoyed seeing the creative ways others decorated their strongholds and got some great ideas for utilization in their own. We will plan another Stronghold event soon, so keep on decorating and stockpiling those decos for the next stronghold to be released!

We like to get to know norbies better and enjoy reading posts on the forums about their thoughts and ideas. Feel free to post your own on the forums. If you have some difficulty maneuvering around the forums, please let an officer know and we’ll be happy to help route you to the correct area or help you with posting your pictures and information. It would be great to see norbies utilizing the forums more often. Some have recently posted their toon’s stories in the Cantina: Role Play area. The stories have been interesting and fun to read. Feel free to post your own, we’d love to read them!

The recent double xp weekend kept many of us busy leveling up more toons. Many of us were utilizing the motto “Kuat till our eyes bleed!” Needless to say, Kuat Driveyards is on our list of “not going to run it ever again……till double xp comes around.” Though that doesn’t mean we won’t run it with you if you want some company!

Calling all Raiders! The raid schedule has changed, so please check the forums for updated days and sign up for story modes if interested. Gear and raiding requirements can be found on the forums as well and are updated as needed.

If you have a question about gearing, and see one of the DMG group members on, they will be happy to answer your questions. DMG group members: DM Valikk and KP members Zyera, Intisar, Windemere, Sohlstice, and Velkeri are very knowledgeable with gearing and getting the most out of a class. If you are interested in optimizing your toon’s class abilities, spend some time with a DMG member who can help you with rotation efficiency and the intricacies of each class.

On to promotions and new recruits! A well-deserved congratulations to Velkeri who was promoted to Champion! Congratulations to Soulfinger, Katbrona, Jan-Ji, Zakar, and Zera’Tassern, who were promoted to squire! The interest in NOR is growing and we welcome our new recruits Nesrook, Absolu, Annizif, Veton, Qelis, and Bomlin! We look forward to running with you and hope you love it here as much as we do! If we have inadvertently left someone out, please bring it to our attention as we want to recognize all our norbies!

As the Branch moves into the next exciting phase, we invite everyone to keep contributing in whatever ways you can. The NOR Spirit is flourishing here, and we hope that together we all can continue to pull together and take the Branch to new heights. Good luck in your gaming adventures and we hope to see you in game! May the Force be with You!

Baroness Galaxiya

*NOR/BA-swtor

  • 2015/02/17 RTninefoursix steps down from active Baron.
  • 2015/02/12 Game Update 3.1 CONFLICT ON RISHI
NORnews jan 2015 issue 27
Hail*NOR/!

Many exciting things have occurred since our last newsletter! Since the release of the strongholds, norbies have been busily working on decorating and it’s time to show your guildies what you’ve done! Get ready to Show Off Your Stronghold on Saturday, February 7th around 8pm est. Given the interest, we expect to schedule more stronghold viewings for other days as it is likely we will not finish all the tours before raid time, and want to see everyone’s stronghold. If you would like to tour norbie strongholds, please log on about 5-10 minutes before start time so we can get a group formed and begin checking out people's houses. Teamspeak is recommend so you can be in on the convos and socialize, as you know when norbies get together, it’s always a fun time! If you don't have a mic, it's okay! Join the channel and listen in! And in true norbie party fashion, decoration prizes will be ready to be won by /roll! So get your dice ready! Thos e who have rigged dice (You know who you are….okay I’m one of them….), share your luck with others! J We will check out any size stronghold, so don't feel bad if you haven't unlocked much yet, we’re just happy to see your ideas, and maybe borrow a few. :) link

Most have gotten in some good play time with the new expansion pack and it’s time to resume more regular conquest events! For conquesting info & events check out the forum at link We routinely post conquest information on the forum and welcome norbie posts as norbies always have great ideas and information to pass on to others. Please post your ideas, thoughts, and accomplishments on the forum for others to learn from and feel free to tag any of the officers if you have questions. We are always ready and willing to run with you and answer questions. We routinely set times to run conquest events, or plan them on the fly when there’s interest. It doesn’t take much work to reach the conquest target, especially if guildies run together!

Interested in raiding? Check out the raiding requirements on the forum and please remember to sign up on the events schedule so the raid leaders can plan accordingly. If you have not yet signed up for the forums, message an officer for the key code needed to sign up and visit our website, www.newoutriders.org to fill out the form under the forum tab. All Operation Requirements have been updated and can be found at: link

If you are unsure of gear requirements, especially with the new gear and changes, feel free to contact one of our DMG group members: DM Valikk and KP members Zyera, Intisar, Windemere, and Sohlstice or check the forum for more information. Our guild leaders are great about posting updated information! Check out the new posts on link

Raid schedule is as follows:

Raids begin at 9:00 pm est:

Tuesday: Republic Progression Wednesday: Republic Story Mode Thursday: Republic Progression

Friday: Sith Story Mode Saturday: Sith Progression Sunday: Sith Progression

Raids begin at 9:00am est:

Saturdays: TBD based on interest Sundays: TBD based on interest

While these are the scheduled nights/mornings, we run pickup raids regularly. Normally, the pickup raids have been occurring at the regular 9:00 p.m. est time, but if there are a large amount of members online, it is not uncommon for someone to ask about an adhoc raid! Come join us for the fun!

On to promotions and new recruits! A well-deserved congratulations to Sohlstice who was promoted to Champion! Congratulations to Begbie, Gerglid, Jan-ji, Krindo, Harth, Moxat, Zakar and Zera’Tassern, who were promoted to squire! The interest in NOR is growing and we welcome our new recruits Ahka, Genikos, Grey’Wolf, Kaycia, Mauric, Morganth, Recktone, Soulfinger, Umì, and Zelad’agenne! We look forward to running with you and hope you love it here as much as we do! If we have inadvertently left someone out, please bring it to our attention as we want to recognize all our

As the Branch moves into the next exciting phase, we invite everyone to keep contributing in whatever ways you can. The NOR Spirit is flourishing here, and we hope that together we all can continue to pull together and take the Branch to new heights. Good luck in your gaming adventures and we hope to see you in game! May the Force be with You!

Baroness Galaxiya

**NOR/BA-swtor

*2015/01/01 Lady Roxanne steps down from the swtor Realm Leader.

2014

NORnews Dec 2014 issue 26
Many exciting things have occurred since our last newsletter! The Shadow of Revan has gone live and we are busy leveling up to 60 and enjoying the new quests! The content was a bit buggy in the beginning, during the early release week, but appears to be improving. If you have been thinking about coming back to SWTOR after a break or maybe creating a few more alts, now’s a great time! More information on what the expansion offers can be found here:

Our raiding has slowed for now, as we enjoy the new expansion and leveling our 55 toons to 60. The active raid schedule will resume in January with geared level 60 toons. We are still running raids when enough guildies are on and interested, although most are focusing on leveling their chosen raiding toons to level 60 and gearing appropriately for their class. If you are unsure of gear requirements, especially with the new gear and changes, feel free to contact one of our DMG group members: DM Valikk and KP members Zyera, Intisar, Amp, and Windemere, or check the forum for more information. Our guild leaders are great about posting updated information! Check out the new posts on the NORforums

If you are interested in raiding, check out the raiding requirements on the forum and please remember to sign up on the events schedule so the raid leaders can plan accordingly. If you have not yet signed up for the forums, message an officer for the key code needed to sign up and visit our website, www.newoutriders.org/ to fill out the form under the forum tab.

January will be here before we know it and we will be focusing more on progression raiding as the interest has increased! We look forward to the fun and mayhem that is to come! The new raid schedule, beginning in January, is as follows:

Raids begin at 9:00 pm est:

Tuesday: Republic Progression Wednesday: Republic Story Mode Thursday: Republic Progression

Friday: Sith Story Mode Saturday: Sith Progression Sunday: Sith Progression

Raids begin at 9:00am est:

Saturdays: TBD based on interest Sundays: TBD based on interest

While these are the scheduled nights/mornings, we run pickup raids regularly. Normally, the pickup raids have been occurring at the regular 9:00 p.m. est time, but if there are a large amount of members online, it is not uncommon for someone to ask about an adhoc raid! Come join us for the fun!

On to promotions and new recruits! Congratulations to Tenkar, who was promoted to squire by Duchess Zyera after a fun filled evening of old school ops! We look forward to running with you again! The interest in NOR is growing and we welcome our new recruits Zefflar, Gerglid, Theovin, Obsidian, Mondini, So’dhen, Ninttoke, Tenkar, Riker, Ryykal, and Da’ran! We hope you love it here as much as we do! If we have inadvertently left someone out, please bring it to our attention as we want to recognize all our norbies!

In the norbie spirit of fun and teamwork, Duchess Zyera has called a Branch meeting for Saturday, December 20th, 2014 at 8:00 pm est. on the republic guild ship, the Dawn of Yserbius. We hope all our new recruits can attend as it’s always a blast when norbies get together!

And speaking of fun, on a Saturday ops run of The Ravagers on Rishi with our level 60 toons, we managed, after many attempts, to kill Sparky, Quartermaster Bulo, and Torque! This was no easy feat and we appreciate the dedication and patience of all our guildies, who never give up! After each wipe, and some discussion of different tactics to use, we tried again, and again, and again. We have 2 more bosses to go on that op and have no doubt that given time, gearing, and awesome norbie teamwork, we will be successful! Here’s to future runs!

As the Branch moves into the next exciting phase, we invite everyone to keep contributing in whatever ways you can. The NOR Spirit is flourishing here, and we hope that together we all can continue to pull together and take the Branch to new heights. Good luck in your gaming adventures and we hope to see you in game! May the Force be with You!

Baroness Galaxiya

NOR/BA-swtor

NORnews 11/18/2014 issue 25
Hail*NOR/!

Many exciting things have occurred since our last newsletter! Conquest is in full swing, and Duchess Zyera successfully led NOR to place in the top ten for each week set for conquest! A big round of applause for everyone that participated in the conquest weeks to help NOR place! It was no easy feat, and everyone’s contribution, big or small, was greatly appreciated! That said, after running ourselves ragged the first few weeks, it was decided NOR conquesting would take place twice a month. One week the focus is on the Republic side, the next week is a break week. After the break, the focus is on the Imperial side, followed by another break week; rinse and repeat. This decision was made in an effort to help the conquesting be more enjoyable and keep burnout to a minimum. Check out the forum for more information and feel free to message the officers with any questions or suggestions regarding NOR or personal conquest objectives. Your officers and fellow guildies are ready and willing to help you reach your personal conquest goals!

And, speaking of exciting things, the Shadow of Revan goes live on December 9th with early access beginning on December 2nd! If you have been thinking about coming back to SWTOR after a break or maybe creating a few more alts, now’s the time! Take advantage of the preorder to gain early access to the expansion and receive the goodies that come with it, including the 12x XP bonus for class missions! For more information on the expansion, including the addition of 5 levels, customizations, and new content, check out . For information regarding the new disciplines, read more <here>, and <here>.

The NOR Branch continues to host an active raid schedule and the new content will be a welcome addition to our rotation. Please remember to sign up so the raid leaders can plan accordingly. To sign up for the forums  : Message an officer for the key code needed to sign up and visit our website, /www.newoutriders.org/ to fill out the form under the forum tab.

While these are the scheduled nights/mornings, we have been running pickup raids regularly. Normally, the pickup raids have been occurring at the regular 9:00 p.m. est time, but if there are a large amount of members online, it is not uncommon for someone to ask about an adhoc raid! Come join us! If you are unsure of gear requirements, feel free to contact one of our DMG group members: DM Valikk and KP members Zyera, Intisar, Amp, and Windemere or level-55-endgame-gearing-guide/ . Raids drop exclusive Stronghold decorations which you can keep for yourself or donate to the guild ships! We always have a great time on raids and look forward to when we can routinely run 16 man raids. Come join us and help us meet this goal!

We are actively working on unlocking rooms for the Guild Ships and welcome participation in the raids for the drops needed for the rooms. Be forewarned though, that doing so requires us to go onto an opposing side’s base, which will flag the team pvp. Sometimes these raids are relatively uneventful, and other times we work together to fend off a player or two who, unwisely, choose to attack us while we are fighting the champions on a base. This usually leads to a lively, yet short lived fight or two, or three, should the player decide to come back for more! NOR is more than willing to show foes our might when challenged and crush them into oblivion! Needless to say, raiding is always an adventure and an opportunity to learn from, and have fun with, your fellow guildies.

We are actively working toward a successful raid on The Dreadful Entity. If this is something you are interested in learning more about, this link will give information as well as a youtube video to show how it has been done. dreadtooth-and-dreadful-entity/ We’ve made a couple of attempts, but with only one amulet, are given one shot at it every 24 hours. We are working on getting a raid together to kill Dreadtooth at 10 stacks successfully for another amulet which we could then use to gain more attempts at killing the entity. If you are interested in participating in either or both raids, please let an officer know or sign up for the weekly raids. If enough have signed up, we may be able to attempt it and hopefully, succeed!

On to promotions and new recruits! Windemere and Galaxiya were promoted to Baron and are looking forward to helping guildies and getting to know them and their playing styles. Feel free to look them up when online for guidance or assistance with questing, flashpoints, and ops as they are ready and willing to lend their guns and sabers to the cause! Vasniar, Nabe, Kaurix, and Tiegra were promoted to Knight and are great guildies to run with! Congratulations to Amayana, Arterdig, Payment, Raybenn, and Rowanshot who were promoted to Squire! We look forward to running with them and seeing what they can do! We welcome our new recruits Terasia, Kalamando, Vixyn, Omnishield, Fourtwenty, Rowanshot, Retsah, Nastrand, Raybenn, Amayana, CorTem, Xerakai and hope you love it here as much as we do! If we have inadvertently left someone out, please bring it to our attention as we want to recognize all our norbies!

And, in the norbie spirit, Duchess Zyera called a Branch meeting on Thursday, November 13th, 2014 at 8:00 pm est. where most of the above mentioned promotions were performed. There were 24, yes 24, guildies in attendance for the first ever guild meeting on the Imperial Flagship! During the meeting, the new names for the guild ships were announced. The Republic Guild Ship has been named Dawn of Yserbius and the Imperial Guild Ship has been named Nightshade Imperator. Thank you to all who participated in the naming!

Continuing the excitement, during the squiring, Baron Windemere eagerly hacked off a new squire’s entire ear instead of just a piece, but Count Intisar came to the rescue with a band aid! The poor squire suffered significant blood loss and limped back to their chair. It was reported that Count Intisar’s band aid did the trick and no further medical intervention was needed. Thankfully, those squired next fared much better with minimal loss of blood. All in attendance breathed a sigh of relief when Count Intisar managed to stealth behind Baron Windemere and switch his shiv for a butter knife before he resumed squiring! At the end of the meeting, prizes including a bantha mount and the entertaining feign death were awarded. Those able to stay on a little longer went out to battle for more drops used to open rooms on the guild ship! The fun never ends when norbies get together!

As the Branch moves into the next exciting phase, we invite everyone to keep contributing in whatever ways you can. The NOR Spirit is flourishing here, and we hope that together we all can continue to pull together and take the Branch to new heights. Good luck in your gaming adventures and we hope to see you in game! May the Force be with You!

Baroness Galaxiya

*NOR/BA-swtor

  • 2014/09/22 Alystri steps down from active Baron.
  • 2014/09/21 Windemere becomes a Baron
  • 2014/09/21 Galaxiya becomes a Baroness.
NORnews 09/21/2014 issue 24
Hail*NOR/!

There have been many changes in the SWTOR:NOR Branch since the last newsletter. First off, on August 24, 2014, we held our first Branch meeting on the newly minted Republic Flagship. Twenty five people were in attendance! As part of the festivities that evening and continuing for several days after, Duchess Zyera promoted several well deserving individuals:

Baron to Count: Intisar Knight to Champion: Amp and Windemere Squire to Knight: Galaxiya, Sofija, Sohlstice and Beardy Recruit to Squire: Velkeri, Spets, Telzea, Teigra, Jorak, Nairbe, Tow and Tyvenn. Special Assignment: Knight Galaxiya as Bank Guardian Congrats to all!

The Branch continues to host an active raid schedule. Please remember to sign up so the raid leaders can plan accordingly (viewtopic.php?f=22&t=2091). The schedule is as follows and all raids start at 9:00 pm est. Please be in Team Speak Ops Channel by raid time:

Tues: Republic Progression Wed: Sith Story Mode Thurs: Republic Story Mode Sunday: Sith Progression The Branch has been very active on both the Republic and Sith sides in Galactic Conquests. The Republic side invaded Balmorra and finished ranked #6! The following week, the Branch invaded CZ-198 and the Republic side finished 3rd and the Sith side 4th! After that, we took a week off and this week we are invading Section X. So far the Republic side is in the top 10!

We want to thank all the individuals who so generously donated their time and crafting materials to make the above possible. There are several members who definitely went above and beyond to show all the guilds out there that NOR truly is one of the best guilds. With raising funds for the Guild Flagships to participating in Conquests, we are really seeing the Branch pull together to progress and achieve great things!

With that being said, we have realized that conquesting takes a lot of dedication and effort. So we have decided to designate one week a month to conquest on the Republic side and one week a month to conquest on the Sith side. This will give us time to work on other things like leveling, raiding, etc. ( viewtopic.php?f=118&t=3164).


For those that have left the game, it is a great time to come back! Player housing, conquests, new flash points and many other things are available. Also, a new era is on the horizon with new operations! For those fans of Revan, be sure to hang around because he is back! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuTvlewO-3A)

As the Branch moves into this new and exciting phase, we invite everyone to keep contributing in whatever ways you can. The NOR Spirit is flourishing here, and we hope that together we all can continue to pull together and take the Branch to new heights. Good luck in your gaming adventures and we hope to see you in game! May the Force be with You!

Baron Alystri

*NOR/BA-swtor

  • 2014/08/25 Galaxiya becomes the Bank Guardian.
  • 2014/08/25 Zyera steps down from Bank Guardian.
  • 2014/08/25 Intisar Promoted from Baron to Count
  • 2014/08/08 Davkiar steps down from active Baron.
NORnews 08/24/14 issue 23
Hail*NOR/!

There have been many exciting things that have occurred since our last newsletter. First off, Countess Zyera was promoted to Duchess and has taken her rightful place as the leader of our glorious Branch! Other well deserved promotions include Vassliss, Brienna, and Kaurix promoted to Squires! For service to the Branch and continued contributions, Kimberly and Amp were promoted to Knight! All these promotions were well deserved!

We also have had a huge influx of new recruits on both sides. We look forward to many future promotions and future leaders of the SWTOR:NOR Branch!

To continue the development of the raid groups, Duchess Zyera expanded the DMG with the valued addition of Knights Amp, Kimberly and Windemere! All of them are avid raiders and bring great experience to the DMG group. We encourage you to seek the DMG members out for knowledge and guidance! As a reminder they are: DM Valikk and DMG members Zyera, Alystri, Intisar, Kimberly, Amp, and Windemere.

The Branch continues to host an active raid schedule. Please remember to sign up so the raid leaders can plan accordingly (viewtopic.php?f=22&t=2091). The schedule is as follows and all raids start at 9:00 pm est:

Tues: Republic Progression Wed: Sith Story Mode Thurs: Republic Story Mode Sunday: Sith Pre-Progression

We want to remind everyone that these are the scheduled nights, but we have been running pickup raids regularly. Normally, the pick up raids have been occurring at the regular 9:00 p.m. est time. But if there are a large amount of members online, it is not uncommon for someone to ask about an adhoc raid! Come join us! Especially, with new Strongholds! Raids drop exclusive Stronghold decorations!

With that being said, Strongholds have been released. We now have two Guild Ships, one for each side (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6m6uOlnd4E). We want to thank everyone who generously donated to the Branch to make it possible. Coming up with $100,000,000 credits in just over a month was an incredible feat! Now we just need to name them. Stand by on the announcement as to how we are going to do that.

With the new content and Guild Ships, which allow us to compete with other Guilds for the conquest of planets, we encourage all members to work together in order to show the Ebon Hawk that NOR is a Branch to be reckoned with. We are still figuring out how the conquests work and the best direction to take the guild. Additional guidance will follow in the near future!

Finally, to celebrate our great accomplishment, Duchess Zyera has called a Branch meeting on August 24, 2014 at 8:00 pm est. It will be on our Republic Flagship! Be sure to come, the officers will be giving prizes to some lucky members who helped contribute to the ships (viewtopic.php?f=37&t=3063)!

As the Branch moves into this new and exciting phase, we invite everyone to keep contributing in whatever ways you can. The NOR Spirit is flourishing here, and we hope that together we all can continue to pull together and take the Branch to new heights. Good luck in your gaming adventures and we hope to see you in game! May the Force be with You!

Baron Alystri

*NOR/BA-swtor

  • 2014/07/20 Arttoheed steps down from Branch Leader and is replaced by Zyera
NORnews 07/20/14 issue 22
Hail*NOR/

It has been a busy month in SWTOR. On June 22, 2014, we held a Branch Meeting! It was well attended and we want to thank everyone who came out.

As part of the festivities, Countess Zyera promoted the following people to the rank of squire, Sofjia, Galaxiya, Amp, and Whistler! Congrats go out to them! They have already been a great asset to the Branch. Several of them are regular raiders on the Republic or Sith Side.

For their support and helpfulness to the Branch, Windemere, Dremmess and Turk were promoted to the rank of Knight! All three of them have helped the Branch in different ways. Turk and Windemere are regular raiders and are always willing to help out! Dremmess is so friendly and always brings laughter and fun when she hangs out with us on Team Speak!

Finally, Alystri was promoted to Baron. I won't go into detail about what I do, because that would be weird, lol!

After promotions, the DMG was reorganized. This was due to the some of the former DMG members taking a leave of absence. The SWTOR Branch has always had a great interest in raiding and with the constant addition of new raiders, there really needed to be a DMG to help people get ready for all the raids SWTOR has to offer. Valikk was assigned as Dungeon Master, with Zyera, Intisar, and Alystri to help him out. Reach out to any one of us for guidance about gear and raiding. We are anxiously waiting for you to join us on raid night!

We have a busy raid schedule to give everyone the chance to raid:

Monday: PvP Night Tuesday: Republic Progression Wednesday: Sith Story Mode Thursday: Republic Story Mode Saturday: Republic Progression (9:30 pm) Sunday: Sith Progression

All raids start at 9:00 pm EST and end at approximately 11:30 p.m. Please sign up before hand. This really helps the organizers to know the short falls! viewtopic.php?f=22&t=2091

For months we have been talking about the advent of player housing. Well, It is here next month! Galactic Strongholds We have not heard much in the way of the Guild Capitol Ships that were promised, but hopefully there is more to come on that! As of right now, they are supposed to be part of the subscriber early access on August 19, 2014. I guess we will see what it entails! Save your credits, the SWTOR:NOR Branch is excited to have a place in the galaxy to call our own!

Finally, as always, we want to invite everyone to share the NOR spirit with those inside the guild and outside the guild. We would love to see the SWTOR Branch continue to grow and prosper. We welcome all and want to help everyone maximize their game time enjoyment. Good luck on your adventures and May the Force be with you!

See you in game!

Baron Alystri

*NOR/BA:SWTOR

  • 2014/06/22 Alystri becomes a Baron.
  • 2014/06/10 Game Update 2.8 SPOILS OF WAR
NORnews 06/15/14 issue 21
Hail*NOR/

Since the last newsletter, things have been holding steady in SWTOR. There have not been any promotions, but with a Branch Meeting Scheduled for Sunday, June 22 at 9:30 p.m. est, there are sure to be several!

Countess Zyera is to be commended for her continued leadership in the absence of Duke Arttoheed. She and her officers continue to serve NOR and the SWTOR Branch with excellence. We continue to raid on Tuesdays (Republic Progression), Wednesdays (Sith SM), Thursdays (Republic SM) and Saturdays (Republic Progression). Come sign up, we always need raiders! With the new update, it is easier than ever to gear up. Ultimate Comms for all from HM flash points!

Regarding raiding, there continues to be interest in starting a progression raid team on the Sith side. Gear up and step up, the Sith side is looking for leaders!

Doz would like to send out a friendly reminder, PvP Mondays! Come out and show the other players your skills!

Due to a bug in the system, the RP event had to be postponed until the bug is repaired. Watch the forums for an announcement regarding the rescheduling. On the bright side, this gives everyone an opportunity to add to the PnP leading up to the grand Gladiatorial Games event. We encourage all to post to enhance the RP during the Gladiatorial Games. Alystri plans on making a post which will leave the door open for all players to respond in some way in order to take a side in the upcoming event.

With the update 2.8, The Spoils of War, there are many exciting things happening in SWTOR: Increased Galactic Starfighter rewards - you'll get double Fleet Requisition & Credits for completing GSF matches. This will last 3 weeks until 2.8.1 hits, at which time the focus will switch over to Warzones and double your Commendations & Credits for completing those matches (great for gearing up for the Gladiatorial Games!). There will be regularly scheduled Bounty Hunter events, the Gree event, and a full week of Double XP over the 4th of July holiday!

There is a new event, which is themed specifically around Soovada (Huttese for Spoils of War). Soovada is an annual celebration of total extravagance in the Hutt culture. Rival clans go to great lengths to prove they are monetarily superior to one another by holding decadent celebrations & competitions. Nar Shaddaa fits the bill perfectly for this kind of gala, so casinos have been established so you can try your luck at winning fabulous prizes. The rewards are many and lavish, including a new Rancor mount, themed casino outfits, and more. Here is a link:

Finally, don't forget, Guild Ships and Galactic Strongholds are coming! We will need credits! Start saving now, so SWTOR:NOR can get their Guild Ship and conquer the Galaxy! Or defend it from the evil Sith! What ever your point of view is!

As always, the SWTOR Branch welcomes all to come and game with us. Especially at our Branch meeting! It would be great to see some old faces that may have moved on to other games for our get together! I hear there are going to be prizes! Good Luck on your adventures and May the Force be with you!

Champion Alystri

*NOR/CH:SWTOR


May 2014 issue 20
Hail*NOR/

Things have been moving along steadily for the SWTOR NOR Branch. Since the last newsletter, there have been no officer promotions, though Countess Zyera continues to lead the branch with excellence. With the help of her officers, the Branch continues to raid on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays on the Republic Side and on Wednesday on the Sith Side.

The RP event is quickly coming up. There is still plenty of time to get involved in the Post'n'Play. Up to this point, it looks like Alystri and Mrysti are headed for an epic showdown on Tython. But you have the chance to change the course of the story! Both Alystri and Mrysti are looking for allies. Even if you don't want to participate, take a look at the threads, the story is intriguing.

The date for the RP event is being pushed back by one week, from the 7th of June to the 14th of June. Even more time to gear up for the event!

To help gear up for the event, there is a PvP night on Mondays. Especially on the Sith side, there are always people to help run warzones. Doz's alt Lost'Her has done a great job gearing up and has offered to assist anyone who needs it.

The Sith side is trying to put together a ranked PvP team to forge into the Season 2 competition to get the best awards possible and to put NOR on the map of PvP ranked teams. They could use as many people on the team as possible, who are willing to get the gear and join in the battle. Once the team gets stood up, an official ranked PvP day will be established (most likely Monday). If you are interested contact RT (Guardian Elite).

Last newsletter, it was announced that SWTOR was going to be offering player housing and Guild Flagships. This is still the case, but the date has been pushed back to August 19th for subscribers and October 14th for free to play. This is because in order to provide the best experience and interaction with these new features the developers needed more time to fine tune. However, the announcement talks of Guild Flagships being able to assist and provide support in Guild on Guild battles! NOR could conquer a planet! With that being said, SWTOR NOR Branch is excited for the new features and desires to build and strengthen the Branch between now and then, so that when the features are available, we can wade in immediately!

Lastly, as always, we invite all to come join us in SWTOR NOR Branch and game with us. We need new members and old members to come to our Branch and help it to continue to grow and progress. There is a solid foundation, but we would love to welcome more gamers to help us make the SWTOR NOR Branch even better.

Good Luck NOR, Happy gaming and May the Force be with you!

Champion Alystri

*NOR/CH:SWTOR

The Spring of Duke Arttoheed

2014

April 2014 issue 19
Hail*NOR/

It has been a busy several months in the SWTOR Branch.

The Branch raids significantly on both the Republic Side and Sith Side. Republic raids are on Tuesday (Progression and SM), Thursday (SM) and Saturday (Progression). The Sith Raids are on Wednesday, Friday and a casual raid on Sunday (all SM). We always need new raiders. There are always slots on the Republic Story Mode Thursday raids and the Sith raid days can always use more people. There is still not a Progression team on the Sith side, so if you are interested in Progression there, you can be one of the founding members of the team! If you are interested in Progression on the Republic Side, please let one of the Officers know. We especially need Tanks and Healers. With Skyleth. the founder of the Saturday group, having limited time due to RL commitments, we definitely can use more experienced raiders. With the new Nightmare Mode coming out for Dread Fortress and the upcoming Nightmare Mode in Dread Palace, the Progression team is excited to finish off the Hard Mode raids to begin moving into the new gear classes. Please sign up! If you have not raided, come out and try it! Ask an Officer to help you, they may even organize a raid specifically for you to help you gear up!

Everyone in the SWTOR Branch is excited for the announcement of Guild Ships in June! Upcoming Guild events in our new Guild Ships will be forthcoming!

We are also extremely excited for the first RP event ever in the SWTOR Branch. RT and Drem have put together a tantalizing story which offers many opportunities for both sides, Republic and Sith. The build up has already started! Post your toon's bio and information in the RP portion of the forums in the Cantina. Then join in the fun! Even if you don't have a 55 toon, you can post your story and participate in the Post and Play leading up to the event in June. Get ready, there will be some NOR on NOR duels to see who comes out victorious in the Gladiatorial Games!

To help everyone get ready for the Gladiatorial Games, there is a PvP night on Mondays. It is casual for both sides Republic and Sith. Come out and join us to get the gear needed to show what you are made of in the RP event.

Finally, there have been some exciting changes in the leadership. Zyera was promoted to Countess and took her place as Duke Arttoheed's second in command of a very active Branch. To help with the increase in membership and organized guild events, Valikk and RT were both promoted to Barons! Quickly, Countess Zyera took over as the interim Branch Leader for Duke Arttoheed, due to RL making him unable to take an active role in the Branch until things calm down. Countess Zyera has performed admirably filling in and driving the SWTOR forward into greater success and achievements.

If your don't play SWTOR, but have an interest come by! As you can see from the above the Branch is active and growing. We make new friends regularly from strong Recruits who join and bring skills and resources to the Branch. Old friends move on, but always the Branch sticks together and helps one another to maximize their gaming time and enjoyment!

Champion Alystri

*NOR/CH:SWTOR


  • 2014/03/20 RTninefoursix becomes a Baron.
  • 2014/03/20 Valikk becomes a Baron
  • 2014/03/01 Tundrra steps down from Recruitment Officer post.


Jan 2014 issue 18
Hail*NOR/

Since the holidays began our progression raiding had slowed down a bit, but that all ended with the Defeat of Gate Commander Draxus & Grob'Thok in HardMode Dread Fortress!! Great work Raiders!

Thursday Nights have become 16player guild runs of republic Operations. This will give our upcoming raiders a chance to learn from the best, while everyone collects their weekly Commendations and win gear to help get ready for progression raids. We look forward to getting these runs as full guild groups, last week we had 14 of the 16 as guildies:)

Skyleth has started a new night of the toughest raids on Saturday evenings, these are outside the regular Guild Hosted raids so be sure you meet his additional requirements before signing up!

Duke Tundrra

*NOR/DK-Branch Leader NW

2013

  • 2013/12/09 Intisar becomes a Baron
  • 2013/12/09 Poxi steps down from active Baron
  • 2013/12/08 Tundrra becomes forum Recruitment Officer.
  • 2013/12/08 Tundrra steps down from Branch Leader and is replaced by Arttoheed


Dec 2013 issue 17
Hail*NOR/

Some big news in the The Old Republic Branch!! Count Arttoheed has accepted the Branch Leader position and was promoted to Duke!! With this transfer of power from Duke Tundrra it will allow both the Old Republic and Neverwinter branch to have a more dedictated focus of its officers. Also to help with the day to day business of the branch, Intisar has also accepted a Baron Officer position. Congratz and Thank you goes out to our new Officers!

Last month's Sith Guild Unity Event was a huge success with 36 attendees that weekend, we had several old members come to visit and some seem to have decided to stay!! Also last month you may have noticed some new faces fighting along beside you, we had 14 new recruits in November!

With the increase in new players and Skyleth's move overseas there is talk of adding a Saturday night raid. Check the new 2014 Event schedule later this month for details!

Duke Tundrra

*NOR/DK-Branch Leader NW

  • 2013/11/18 Gilenrod steps down from active Baron.

Duke Tundrra: A Tale of Two Realms

2013

Nov 2013 issue 16
Hail*NOR/

Congratulations are in order for our newest Officer Baron, Davkair! Dav has accepted an officer slot with a focus on building the Sith side of our guild.

The SW:TOR branch continues to grow with a recent surge of new recruits from both in game recruiting and recruiting on the official forums. With the appointment of Davkair to "Sith Overseer", numbers should continue to swell as our Sith side builds regular members.

Speaking of the Sith side, do not forget about our upcoming Sith focused GLUE. This coincides with an official double xp weekend and is a great opportunity to level characters! We will have members of all level ranges on for flashpoints, PvP, general questing, or just socializing. The game download is fairly large, so it is recommended to start the download early so you don't miss any gaming time :)

With groups running 2-3 nights a week, NOR has been making some significant operations progress. We are very close to having cleared every operation in game on at least Story Mode! Videos of some of our kills are available on YouTube, and we occasionally stream some operations live on the NOR Twitch channel.

Count Arttoheed

*NOR/CT-swToR


Oct 2013 issue 15
Hail*NOR/

We have a guild event coming up this Thursday for any and all of our members level 50+, fleet datacron run. We will be running this from start to finish, so meet on Alderaan by 9est and we will run to the Grappling hook Merchant and buy the MSGG gun to begin our quest for the DataCron that gives +10 to each of your 6 stats.

Some big news coming to The Old Republic that a lot of our members have been waiting for since launch is off the rails space 12 vs 12 PvP dogfighting combat! Not since the days of X-wing vs Tie-fighter and the 1st expansion of Star Wars Galaxies have we had a opportunity to duke it out in space like this! If your a subscriber before November 1st you will get early access to this new expansion on December 3rd, read here for details.

Our raid team have started defeating the minions of the Dread Lords in the new Operations that came out earlier this month. The progression of the these new OPs "Dread Fortress" and "Dread Palace" can be tracked on our fresh Progression and Raid Journal post on our forums. This post was reset with the release of the new operations and gear sets.

We have had a lot of fresh raiders join us this past month for our Thursday night Operations and to help learn the gearing basics and how some of the advance fights work Intisar and Skyleth have been working on some guides. Intisar's gearing guide post update 2.4 Skyleth's Raiding Compendium

Duke Tundrra

*NOR/DK-Branch Leader :swToR & NW


  • 2013/10/24 Davkiar becomes a Baron.
  • 2013/10/01 Game Update 2.4 THE DREAD WAR


Sept 2013 issue 14
Hail*NOR/

Last month we saw the promotions of Baroness Zyera and Count Arttoheed, please congratulate them on their new Officer positions if you haven't yet. It is great seeing this type of dedication being put towards our branch and guild! Speaking of dedication Knight Lanselott has some upcoming World Boss events coming in October so keep a eye out for those on our Guild Event Schedule.

Baroness Zyera as organized a new 2nd guild bank tab on the sith side and continues keeping our Republic tabs on the fleet under control. Donations are always welcome and be sure to take what you need. The next Bank tabs will cost 2mill (sith) & 7mill (pub)...and there is always that rumored non-existent guild capital ship to save for.

Last Thursday was a milestone for the swToR branch, we had 16 NOR members running OPs at the same time! The new format for Thursdays nights is going to be somewhat fluid, there will be a Low Tier Op scheduled as its primary Focus regardless. This Operation will be of T2 or T3 depending on who signs up. If you are T4 geared you will be placed on the Reserve/Waitlist. Possible options that will be decided Wednesday or Thursday night are:

  • The T4 waitlist group may run a seperate Operation from the Low Tier OP.
  • We may Combine the Low Tier Group and Waitlist for a large 16player NOR run.
  • We may Combine the Low Tier Group with a Raid Alliance Group.
  • We may only have enough players for the 8 player Low Tier OP.

As of today for this upcoming Thursday, we have a Low Tier 3 Operation scheduled with our friends from The Corellian League, and an additional Low Tier Op, however no one is currently signed up for the Low Tier.

Duke Tundrra

*NOR/DK-Branch Leader :swToR & NW


Aug 2013 issue 13
Hail*NOR/

Just like last month we have seen another large wave of recruits joining the branch around 14 since the beginning of July! Take the extra effort to make these new members feel welcome, invite them on FlashPoints and offer to quest with them if you find your self on the same quest line, they may be abit more quiet until they get to know us.

We had a great turn out of members and recruits at the meeting last month, Congratz to Zyera and Valikk to their positions in the DMG:SWTOR. They have taken point leading the new Wednesday night Sith/Empire Operations!! Also we had 3 Squirings into the guild, welcome Squire Lanselott, Repress & Phyrestar!

With the new Wednesday night raid a change in when the Republic Intro Tier Operations as occurred. Now on Thursday nights 2 Operations are being scheduled a Low level tier open to all and a Progression Tier 4 Operation for our advanced and geared members. Last week NOR defeated the first 2 boss in HardMode Terror from Beyond, Congratulations Team!! We look forward to more victories as we approach October when the next 2 Operations are being released with update 2.4

Duke Tundrra

*NOR/DK-Branch Leader :swToR


  • 2013/08/25 Arttoheed promoted from Baron to Count
  • 2013/08/22 Riveni steps down from active Count
  • 2013/08/06 Game Update 2.3 TITANS OF INDUSTRY


July 2013 issue 12
Hail*NOR/

WOW!! We had 7 new recruits this past month, its great to see our branch continuing to grow! We will be having a branch meeting this Saturday on the 20th at 8:30pm eastern and it would be great to see you all there! After the meeting we will hunt down some level 50ish World Bosses!

Baron Dungeon Master Arttoheed is ready to take some of our raiders to the next level of difficulty, planning Hardmode runs of "Terror from Beyond" and "Scum & Villiany", since this is a new tier for us so we need everyone to do a quick gear check...check here for details!. Also around the corner we will be starting on the new nightmare modes that came out with 2.2 and 2.2.2.

Duke Tundrra

*NOR/DK-Branch Leader : swToR & Neverwinter


  • 2013/06/12 Game Update 2.2 OPERATION NIGHTMARE
  • 2013/06/07 Gilenrod becomes a Baron.


June 2013 issue 11
Hail*NOR/

What a great month we have had! This past week we have been getting new recruits like it was a launch day! Every night has been a full guild chat with events almost every evening. The new Guild XP bonus went live a couple days ago on the 12th, giving our members the full 10% XP bonus. Starting this upcoming weekend Double XP is back and a lot of our members plan on working on their Sith/Empire toons to get ready for Tier 1 raiding. June 21, 2013 to June 24, 2013 June 28, 2013 to July 1, 2013 July 4, 2013 to July 8, 2013 We have joined a 4th Raid Alliance with the "Grey Jedi Order", they have several RP events through out the month that we are invited to. We ran a successful 16 player OP with them recently and have another planned for the 21st of June. Also we have a planned 16 player OP with "The Corellian League" on July 9th.

A new intro to raiding night has recently started, hosted by Valikk and Zyera on Saturdays nights at 9est. These will be mostly republic Tier 1 raids for now and may change to Sith/Empire raids in the near future.

Baron Poxi has had some great PvP success and we see the Monday PvP nights growing each week. For those that love leveling Alts this is a great way of skipping some of those planet quests you have done to many times already:)

Duke Tundrra

*NOR/DK-Branch Leader : swToR & Neverwinter


May 2013 issue 10
Hail*NOR

I have the honor of presenting to you our new Count Riveni, who will be second in command of the SWTOR branch and our newest Officers Baron Poxi and Arttoheed! These gentlemen have been very diligent in keeping our raiders active and have gone out of their way to make our newest recruits feel welcomed!

We have made leaps and bounds in the ElderGame department since the launch of the "Rise of the Hutt Cartel" expansion last month. To continue this success Zyera and Valikk are hosting a third night of entry level raiding, starting in June on Saturdays at 9est! Also we have added Saberwing to our Raid Alliance, they have recently invited a few NOR members on their raid into TFB and SV.

Baron Arttoheed has been recording our recent Boss encounters and uploading the videos to our NOR youtube account, so check out our latest victories! To help diversify your inGame time Baron Poxi is now hosting Monday night PvP Warzones. Each match only last 10-15minutes so several matches can be played throughout the evening and we can switch groups around as players show up.

Yesterday content update 2.1 launched, patch notes! Zyera has been really excited about this customization update, because you can now change your characters features, hair and even species! The Cathar species is finally here for purchase using your monthly Cartel Credits!

Duke Tundrra

*NOR/DK-Branch Leader:swToR


  • 2013/05/14 Game Update 2.1 Customization
  • 2013/05/07 Riveni promoted from Baron to Count
  • 2013/05/07 Poxi becomes a Baron
  • 2013/05/07 Arttoheed becomes a Baron.
  • 2013/04/11 Gilenrod steps down from active Baron.
  • 2013/04/09 Game Update 2.0 Scum and Villainy
  • 2013/04/06 BurleyDawg steps down from active Baron.
  • 2013/04/03 Zyera becomes the Bank Guardian.


Apr 2013 issue 09
Hail*NOR/

Thank you to everyone who attended the branch meeting and great work taking down the world boss Primal Destroyer!! Congratulations to Squires Holly & Skyleth on your full membership to *NOR/!

Knight Zyera as recently taken the promotion of Bank Guardian! Thank you Zyera for all your hard work organizing the bank and selling off some unneeded items for guild funds. Speaking of guild funds, we would like to purchase a 4th bank tab. We are about a million shy and I would like to see a push in donations over the next couple weeks. This 4th tab will be used to house the lvl 55 augments and Modifications that guild members donate to the bank. Our Raids have really increased in size and attendance since we started tracking it this past October. Due to this success in attendance we have created a Dungeon Master Group, to help plan and host more events! Thank You Baron Riveni, Squire Knight Protectors Poxi (Yago) and Arttoheed for your extra effort out of game and in making these events happen!

Next week on the 22nd the DMG will be the guests of Talolan & Roxanne's Podcast, where they will be announcing some new upcoming NOR events and explaining in more detail some of the raid tier changes, gear changes, and some of the goals we have for NOR in the near future. We have a new second Raid Alliance with "The Crescent Order" so please join their public chat channel, to help fill your groups and raids. "/cjoin TCantina" The new expansion is now I'm full swing, I hope everyone is enjoying the new levels and content, I highly recommend the new Heroic world missions! We have been writing a lot of information in the new NORwiki under the Star Wars: The Old Republic page, I encourage members to take a look and even write a NOR history of your characters.

Duke Tundrra

*NOR/BL swToR


NORnews March 2013 issue 08
Hail*NOR/

What a great month of growth, welcome new recruits and welcome back previous members! Hopefully all get a chance to group up at the next Branch meeting and Level 50 World Boss Event, scheduled for April 14th!

Starting in April we will be starting a additional Raid night! Tundrra will be hosting a Thursday Night OP and Arttoheed will be hosting either a Tuesday or Monday night OP, we are still working out the details. We do know that one night will be a lower tier OP and the other will be a higher Tier progression OP.

To help fill these new Raid nights we are in communication with 2 other Guilds to expand our Raid Alliance.

Some major endgame gear changes coming to us when update 2.0 comes out and even more stuff with the "Rise of the Hutt Cartel" expansion.

Tundrra

*NOR/DK-Branch Leader:swToR

NORnews Feb 2013 issue 07
Hail*NOR/

We recently started a Sith/Empire Alt Wednesday event. By designating a specific day for our members to play out their dark sides there will be a increased chance that others members will be on at the same time. At the moment there is no scheduled time for events, just a casual all day event to play your alt. Eventually once enough players reach 50 and there is interest then we may start scheduling events.

Speaking of scheduled events our raiding has never been better! This past Tuesday we took a break and ran through the new Ilum area and tried our skills at some World PvP. Next Tuesday we will be taking our level 50 members to get the +60 stat dataCron on the fleet, that's +10 to each stat! Please make it if you can, because it will probably be several months before we do it again. Starting in April we will be moving our weekly Raids to Thursdays.

This past Tuesday Feb 12th Update 1.7 went live and a new level 50 recurring event can now be found on Ilum in the old world PvP area. This new event is only going to last till Feb 26th, but will return someday. Also a new way of leveling was introduced Galatic Reputation rewarding some pretty sweet looking new gear shells.

Very little new info on the expansion "Rise of the Hutt Cartel" has came out, except a new promo video but no new hard facts have been posted.

We are always getting new recruits and visiting members so I have created a new FAQ with information about our branch and how it may be different from other games. If you have any addition questions you would like me to add I would be more then happy to do it.

Tundrra

*NOR/DK-Branch Leader:swToR

  • 2013/02/12 Game Update 1.7 RETURN OF THE GREE
  • 2013/01/20 Gilenrod becomes a Baron.
NORnews Jan 2013 issue 06
This weekend is the next installment of the Guild Unity Event and it will be hosted here in the swToR branch! We are all very excited to see the upcoming visitors and have been happy to see a few early arrivals:) Friday evening of the 18th will be the first night night of the event and will consist of casual group questing, making new characters, and learning the basics. Saturday through out the day will be more of the same but with some low level FlashPoints (Dungeon Crawls) thrown in. We will also be killing a world boss as well Saturday and Sunday:)

We had a very sucessful Holiday Raid schedule, we made it into 2 new Operations over break which are Tier 2 in difficulty and have completed both of the Tier 1 OPs sucessfully! The January Operation Schedule is posted, so please SignUp if you plan on attending. The Guild Raid Alliance with The Corellian League has been great in keeping our raids full, please make your self available to help fill their upcoming Raids as well. Also join our co-chat channel "/cjoin tclnor" this is not only for just raiding but for Flashpoints and other low level questing.

Update 1.7 should be hitting test servers any day, no real information has been released about it yet. On Jan 2nd there was a press release hinting it would be PVP based.

We get our first expansion this spring, Rise of the Hutt Cartel /cheer! Not a lot of details yet, level cap increased to 55 and the new planet full of missions will be "Makeb", which is the one announced way back at E3. It's seems to be a farely small expansion so far, so the price is small in comparison to other games that have big expansions, only $10 for subscribers:) As more is made known I'm sure Talolan and I will let everyone know on the boards so we can discuss.

Tundrra

NOR/DK-Branch Leader:swToR

2012

NORnews Dec 2012 issue 05
Hail*NOR/

We have been enjoying the busy servers now that there is such a big increase in Free to Play players! Thanks and Welcome to all our vistors from of other branches:) If you haven't tried out swToR yet then mark your calendars for January 18th-20th which will be the next scheduled Unity event. Where players from all branches come together for a weekend of rolling new toons and grouping together! We had a great experience at the last event seeing old friends from years past and meeting new players!

Our Raid progression has been steadily increasing for our weekly Tuesday OPs! We have several additional Operations scheduled for a end of the year blow out! Be sure to check out the schedule because we have it on a first come first served Sign Ups, this is to help ensure we have the correct group make up and full groups when it comes to raid time. Also we have a growing number of non-NOR players and Guilds I now contact to help fill our Raids with the missing spots, so don't delay in reserving your spot!

The new content keeps coming at a very steady pace!! Recently one of the Devs said they are shooting for Update 1.6 to go live before Xmas! There are 2 major features for 1.6 a New PvP WarZone and a bunch of new Space Missions.

Tundrra

*NOR/DK-Branch Leader:swToR

  • 2012/12/11 Game Update 1.6 ANCIENT HYPERGATE
NORnews Nov 2012 issue 04
Hail*NOR/everyone!

Lots of big changes and content coming out TODAY! (11.15) The biggest being free 2 play, so for you casual gamers or multi-game players its time to come back and visit:) For those of us at 50 already we now have a new mission area "Section X" and a new WorldBoss, As well as gobs and gobs of cartel coins to buy new gear and items! Don't forget about your new HK Assassin companion, his new quest line starts today as well! HK Quest Guide

Tuesday Night EndGame has been perfect this past month, we are averaging 6 NORbies every week and we are really progressing through the content, check out our Raid Journal to follow our progression! Also to keep our Raids continuing up the endgame content ladder we are in the final talks of a raid alliance, bringing our member and theirs new regular opportunities to experience EndGame content!

Still new content on the horizon before the year is out, with a upcoming new Warzone rumored for update 1.6

Tundrra

*NOR/DK-Branch Leader:swToR

  • 2012/11/15 Game Update 1.5 SECTION X: HK-51 ACTIVATED
  • 2012/09/26 Game Update 1.4 Terror From Beyond
  • 2012/09/10 Ojike steps down from active Baron.
  • 2012/07/31 Korram steps down from active Baron.
  • 2012/07/01 Riveni becomes a Baron.
  • 2012/06/26 Game Update 1.3: Allies
  • 2012/06/01 Tundrra becomes Branch Leader
  • 2012/05/29 Tundrra promoted from Baron to Count.
  • 2012/05/06 Seyella becomes the Bank Guardian.
  • 2012/04/12 Game Update 1.2: Legacy
  • 2012/04/01 BurleyDawg becomes a Baron.
  • 2012/04/01 Ojike becomes a Baron.
  • 2012/04/01 Korram becomes a Baron.
  • 2012/04/01 Tundrra becomes a Baron.
  • 2012/01/18 Game Update 1.1: Rise of the Rakghouls


Shortly after a long Teamspeak 3 conversation with Lady Roxanne, Tundrra was offered a Count promotion, up from his previous Baron position and a couple days later, June 1st 2012, he was ambushed with a Branch Leader offer at the guild meeting on Coruscant. The timing could not been better with some of the major game changes coming, decisions had to be made.

Our home servers of "Rubat Crystal" (Republic) and "Juyo" (Empire) were being merged into new mega servers and the guild would have to be manually re-established, members would have to be retagged, and the new guild bank would have to be remade. So in the middle of June 2012 the process began to move the active members to "The Ebon Hawk" server and the renewed debate of what to do with the Empire Branch began once again. In order to help make the best decision Count Tundrra promoted Grandee Riveni to a officer position as Baron. Baron Riveni had been one of the few members that was extremely active on the Juyo server and with the most to lose by NOR abandoning the server. With the expanding new game feature of the “Legacy System” it was decided to rebuild the new Alt branch on "The Ebon Hawk" where our new Republic branch had formed.

As more and more players hit 50 our weekly flashpoint/dungeon run became a raid night but with numbers fluctuating with the release of Diablo 3 and then Guild Wars 2 it was hard to keep a full raid group geared and present. So in late November 2012, NOR reached out to a handful of guilds and created its first SWTOR Alliance with "The Corellian League", from this point on NOR's raid success exploded. See their early progress here. With the increased growth of the branch and success of the Alliance, NOR added a second raid night and an additional alliance was formed with "The Crescent Order" in April 2013.

To help with the major changes of the upcoming expansion a SWTOR:DMG was formed in March 2013.

The Summer of 2013
The expansion "Rise of the Hutt Cartel" had little impact on the branch, however the creation of the SWTOR:DMG really increased the branches activity. The branch has become to be defined itself as a Raid guild, up to raiding 4 times a week. A lot of excitement is focused around the continued Progression of the Raid Operations. A regular attendance of 12+ players can be found online nightly and new players are still coming in regularly. The change in pay options BioWare has made (Free 2 Play) has really helped the game and branch keep its momentum. With the end of summer here players gaming schedules have changed and swtor finds its Count Riveni spending more time on his Law studies, so a change in Officers was made. With the success of Arttoheed’s SWTOR:DMG and his earned respect of his peers he was appointed as the new Count. In addition Zyera was made Baroness joining, Baron Poxi and Baron Gilenrod.

The Winter of 2013
Things to look forward to: Super Serect Space Update.

Lady Roxanne

During the few months of Lasarian's LOA, Roxanne watched over the realm appointing new Officers and having meetings in the shadows of the Coruscant spaceport cantinas.

Lord Lasarian & Ojike's Branch Creation

2012

2011

  • 2011/12/22 Lord Lasarian becomes the co-Realm Leader and Branch Leader
  • 2011/12/22 The Old Republic Launches!
  • 2011/12/12 - Guild Deployed - Server listed as Rubat Crystal
  • 2011/12/09 - Guild Registration Closed
  • 2011/12/05 - 29 confirmed on our site, 25 on the SW:TOR site, +7 unconfirmed
  • 2011/12/02 - 27 confirmed on our site, 25 on the SW:TOR site, +7 unconfirmed
  • 2011/11/25 - 24 here, 20 on the site.
  • 2011/11/23 - we have 23 indicated here, 18 signed up on the site.
  • 2011/11/10 - we have 20 indicated here, 15 signed up on the site and 5 pre-ordered.
  • 2011/11/5 we have the 4 pre-ordered codes and are good for deployment the moment the game goes live. We have 13 members signed up on the Guild Site.
  • 2011/02/22 Lady Roxanne becomes the Realm Leader


  • Launch (12-22-2011) - (06-01-2012) on the Rubat Crystal server
  • The shortened placed holder history told by Ojike "I helped form the SW:TOR branch (Lasarian still tells me it was 90% me, I don't believe him) but what I did was kept the hype for the game up. When it was in beta, I told people what I was aloud to about the game. What I liked, what I didn't. When the NDA was up, and more beta weekends happened, and more NOR got to try it... it opened up a slew of people wanting to join. We made posts on SW:TOR forums about NOR to try to recruit pre-launch. We formed alliances with guilds on their "Guild maker" sub-site, although none of our past guild alliances were originally posted to the same server as us. I was on our forums CONSTANTLY gearing up the info and interest in the game, promoting as much as I could. When the game launched, I would say we probably had at least 20 people online. All runnin' around swinging those lovely humming beams of searing light. After about a month (or so) the High Council decided we had enough people (and enough interested officers) to form a full fledged NOR Branch, which later becomes a "Duchy"."
  • Lasarian supported Ojike's efforts to get the ball rolling on SW:TOR, mostly by creating an organizational structure around which the members could rally. This was an ongoing post "Head Count" on the forums, as well as partitioning a special section on the forums just for SWTOR members. We formed a SWTOR Group on the forums so we could communicate at once with all interested members and of course, formed NOR in advance of the release with pre-order codes from members.
  • Compared to the preparation for Rift, this was extremely well done. The in-game guild was formed prior to launch. On launch day, everyone was together on the same server, with some thirty members or more day one.
  • Summer of 2012 is when Lasarian began to turn his attention to a few wider guild issues, like the new site, new forums, the non-profit, as well as the nascent branch forming on GW2.

Officer History

Previous SWTOR Offices Held Realm Leaders

Branch Leaders

Counts

Barons

Bank Guardians

  • Seyella 05-06-2012 - 04/03/2013
  • Zyera 04/03/2013 - 08/25/2014

Recruitment Officer


See Also