Tonight I have the first of a regular feature for Aionic Thoughts, the Legion interview. I plan to put these out once or twice a week and let readers know about some of the outstanding Legions that will be playing Aion. Today, Evilspinner, the Legion Leader of Oculus of Nex, was kind enough to participate.
Naamah: Tell me a bit about the Legion and its history.
Evilspinner: Oculus of Nex was formed in 2007 in the MMO LotRO. The name means “Eye of Death” in Latin. We wanted a name to reflect our origins but at the same time, be relevant to any game we play in the future. We were created as a Creep tribe on the Vilya server, which was the weaker side and of course EVIL. We became very well-known and was one of the top Creep tribes on the server. By the time we left we had the highest ranked PvP players in all of LotRO, overall.
We then moved to AoC for better PvP options but, sadly, even though a great looking game with lots of options, had way too many bugs and issues. So, with all the hype about RvR and Warhammer, we rolled there in Closed Beta.
Initially we rolled Destro but re-rolled Order on another server after achieving rank 21. We were tired of seeing Destro owned Keeps 80% of the time. Even thought we re-rolled 3 months after the game came out, we still were one of the highest rank guilds but, sadly, Tier 4 and Warhammer endgame was a huge letdown.
So, now OoN has turned our “eye” on Aion. We are having a blast in Closed Beta (Siel Server) and can not wait for the game to release!
Naamah: How would you describe the atmosphere of the Legion?
Evilspinner: OoN is all about loyalty, friendship and having fun. We don’t have carebear attitude towards anything and we are fiercly loyal to our own. We tend to stay away from forum drama and ooc rants as much as possible!
Naamah: What made the Legion decide upon Asmodean as your Faction?
Evilspinner: Everything our guild does is based on a system where the whole guilds has a say in it.
We have one GL (Evilspinner) being myself, then a council of officers who than decide if an idea is worth putting in front of the guild, if this goes ahead than there is a voting option, this is where the whole guilds to to decide what and where OoN is headed. Based on the majority “votes” we pick out options.
So when it came to Aion and what side/faction we would choose we did same. Some of girl gamers in the guild initially wanted to look pretty with Elyos but once they made a few characters on Asmos side they were satisfied with their their looks.
Naamah: Whats the focus of your Legion? PvP or PvE?
Evilspinner: OoN’s focus will always be more on PvP as this what the guild was formed upon, but we are not a zerg guild. We enjoy the drawn out fights with more tactics than big numbers where you die in .5 secs. I do realize that is unavoidable sometimes, in Fortress fights etc. but we will be fighting side by side with rest of the Asmodian on our server.
If there is red in front of us to pvp, we like them to be dead before we will touch pve. This does not mean we will ignore the PvE content in Aion, this game offers some great pve encounters and we are looking to do all the end game content plus all the fun stuff in between!
Naamah: What is your stance on ganking?
Evilspinner: Ganking is part of any pvp game or server. I don’t care if I get ganked 10 times by a zerg, it comes as part and parcel of pvp.
At the same time we don’t have any remorse killing one of the enemy with 12 of us, for example.
Gank or be ganked I say. There are options to avoid ganking; Legions and groups for example.
Naamah: Are you roleplay friendly?
Evilspinner: We have no problems if someone wants to roleplay but our legion overall is not a serious RP legion.
Our vent gets very rowdy and even more fun when we are drunk!
Naamah: Haha! I have been in a few guilds just like that! Lots of fun! What is the Legion stance on exploits, if a member is found exploiting or the like?
Evilspinner: Exploiting/hacking or any sort of cheating means instant dismissal from the guild.
We can understand if someone found a glitch the first time and reported it to a GM but than if they are found out to use that to get a advantage over and over, then that person is not fit to be part of OoN.
We have a list of guidelines to help potential members decide if OoN is the legion for them in Aion. And the exploiting part is explained there to avoid any issues later.
Happy to say we never had any member booted for this!
Naamah: Will you have a tax system in place to pay for Legion upgrades and the like?
Evilspinner: Once Aion goes live, we are going to have “guild” crafters and also to help with legion upgrades there will be a “tax” system in place. This is to make sure the whole guild gets the benefits as they level up with the best crafted gear without spending a fortune at the AH and making someone else rich. From level 1-10 depending on how much gold a member has they are not required to pay any taxes.
They may however choose to donate cash.
Once past level 10 we are looking at this stage ask our members a minimum of 10% of their total kinah once per week.
This is not finalized however but the system with be very similar.
The cash (kinah) will be used for legion purpose only, i.e to buy guild crafter mats, legion upgrades etc.
All the legion taxes, donations and expenses will be itemized on our site so all members can see where their tax/donations are going.
We don’t have a DKP for loot or any form of loot table.
Everyone shares in a fair and mature manner. We never forget that Aion or any MMO is only but a game and people come first.
We have no bitching on loot etc. Also 95% of our forum content is hidden till you are promoted to member rank .
Naamah: Final question! Picture this: Your Legion is swooping down on the Elyos from above, a furious and epic battle is about to ensue, what music is playing as the soundtrack?
Evilspinner: March of Cambreadth
Thanks, again, to Evilspinner and Oculus of Nex for taking the time to speak with me. Their website is nicely done and they seem to be a good group of gamers to experience Aion alongside. Their website can be found here and contains all the details that you would need to learn more about the Legion, its members and to apply. I believe they will be an excellent Legion to play alongside or to fight against and will be a positive contribution to what ever server they ultimately roll on.
I should have another Legion interview up later in the week or early next week. If your Legion would like to be featured on Aionic Thoughts, please leave a comment and I will get in touch with you as soon as possible!
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