Orion’s Legacy is now on Twitch! Eventually we aim to have a team page so that users can represent the Guild, but since that requires a partnered account, we’ve set up the main page to link to all our Guild Members that are streaming and we’ll also almost always be hosting one of our Guild Members as they play. Please comment on this page if you’re part of Orion’s Legacy and aren’t on the list.
We discovered Extra Life on a Thursday. Guild mate Viper had just introduced the us all to the new form of social sharing where gamers can stream footage of their games to share with friends or other gamers on a rad place called Twitch– and Extra Life, a charity that unites thousands of gamers around the world in a 24 hour gaming marathon to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, was being featured.
It sounded like an amazing cause for something we as a guild of gamers were born to do. The only problem was the 24 Hour Marathon was scheduled to happen that Saturday. Were we up to the task with no planning or preparation? Three of our guildies decided to try for it, with a $100 goal for each.
We chose to support SickKids, a local Toronto hospital where thousands of children are treated each year, regardless of their family’s ability to pay. These kids are facing scary stuff like cancer, cystic fibrosis, and injuries from accidents to name just a few.
24 Hours of gaming later and our team managed to raise just over $300 for charity. We are very proud of our gamers and want to say thank you to everyone who donated to this cause. We already have more guildies ready to hop on board for next year, #GamersForChange!
Remember when the ORLY crew met up in Lion’s Arch about a month before HoT hit and we had a two hour bash in Lion’s Arch? Yeah, turns out I was recording the entire time. So here’s to that time when a small dance turned into a 2 hour long party in Lion’s Arch and devolved into summoning the Mad King, a Box of Fun, Costume Brawls, and a random lute player jamming out “Thriller”.
We can’t wait to host more of these.
Song: Alphabeat DJ Madeon Remix
The Mad King has returned to Tyria! While the day to conquer the Guilded Hallow quickly approaches, Guildies have been spending time celebrating one of the best times in Tyria- Halloween!
Mad King Says
The Mad King materializes in the center of Lion’s Arch every two hours (on the even hour) to play a round of Mad King Says. Be sure to preform every action he commands, but only after saying, “Mad King Says”. Successfully beating the King at his twisted game grants you three Mad King key fragments, which you can combine to create a key that unlocks his Mad chest. Inside you’ll find a glob of ectoplasm and 5 trick-or-treat bags!
Mad King’s Labyrinth
Enter the green doors at your own risk, inside is a labyrinth of horrors you must battle your way around. Newer players will find it’s an excellent place to get familiar with battle, and fairly quickly. (AKA, It’s a great way to get experience for new characters or alts. Put your EXP boosters on (one birthday/celebration, and one regular), eat some food, and away you go!)
Turn In Your Candy Corn
Don’t forget to stop by the candy corn vendors in Lion’s Arch where you can trade your candy corn for Halloween costumes, minis, or Halloween themed recipes!
The Mad King’s Clock Tower
Jumping Puzzle lovers, be ware! The Mad King’s Clock Tower is no easy feat, but making your way to the top grants you a crack at the King’s grand chest, and inside it this year is a Mad King overcoat.
Ascent to Madness
Grab four guildies and enter the red door: inside lies the Mad King! Be wary of the scarecrows and the Mad King’s fear inducing presence, if you aren’t careful you’ll run in terror right off a cliff!
Orion’s Legacy Guild has officially completed all the transferrable Guild upgrades, just in the nick of time! When the GW2 team announced that influence would no longer be in the GW2 universe with the launch of Heart of Thorns, we had some tough choices to make. Although they were highly requested, we chose not to put influence into skills such as Guild Rush & Guild Bounties because they will be automatically unlocked to all guilds for free starting tomorrow. Instead we chose to focus all our influence on purchasing upgrades that would roll over and provide bonuses for completion when the expansion launched, thus making the most out of everyone’s hard earned influence.
“We also want to celebrate your progress through the disciplines. It takes a lot of time and effort to unlock research levels, and if your guild managed to research all 24, that is seriously impressive! When Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns goes live your guild will receive an exclusive guild hall decoration to commemorate your progress through the disciplines.” – GW2 Staff
With merely hours before the Heart of Thorns release, we finished the last of the 24 upgrades with 6 hours to spare. We have 4052 influence (as of writing this post) which will be be able to start converting into Favor or using to purchase boosts in aetherium production tomorrow when everything rolls over. For more details on the crazy awesome changes happening to the structure of Guilds in the HoT release, head here.
And with that, we want to take some time to thank all the Orion’s Legacy members, because without you this wouldn’t have been possible.
Donation of Influence
Fäustyn: 800 + 110g (55k total influence)
Azureal: 30,000 + 50gold (55k total influence)
Khalessi Nixx: 1200 + 50gold (26,200 total influence)
Thanks to all guildies we earned over 55,000 influence by simply playing together and having fun.
You have all shown an impressive amount of team work, whether by helping your fellow guild members complete their personal story quests, completing the world maps, dungeons, or even offering armour and weapons to those who might need it. Thank you for your part in this legacy.
And if you’re interest, you can see a list of Orion’s Legacy current completed upgrades.