Last night, in a spontaneous instance of guild enthusiasm, select members of Elders of the Republic formed an ops group and defeated Lucky (the Corellia World Boss), Toxuun (a special event World Boss - defeated him twice), Eyeless, and Toborro (the Toborro's Courtyard single boss operation). For Toxuun we were joined by members of another guild and banded together for mutual benefit. For the operations bosses we invited a solo player who happened to be on the scene.
All operations and bosses were expertly tanked by Ehlanna on her shadow tank Josian with off-tanking support by Lannek on Laad. As always, a great deal of fun was had without anxiety within our guild.
If you are a 40+ year old player whether you have never set foot in an operation before or are an "old"-hand, interested in running your favorite operations and group activities with a fun, mature group of players, Elders of the Republic might be for you. Please check us out on this website or look us up in game.
Sunday night, six mature (O.K. most of us are simply "old") members of Elders of the Republic defeated Karagga the Unyielding in a Hard Mode ops. The group included one guardian tank (Kallinos), four amazing dps (Nessarose-Shadow, Celsfalia-Sage, Nathan'Brazil-Sage, and Ehlanna on her toon Tamara Renolds-Scoundrel) and one insane healer (Sophia-sage).
Undertooning operations in storymode operations is challenging enough. Attempting even an "easy" Hardmode operations with six players was a different experience and one that all participants found stimulating.
Noticeable accomplishments? Sophia managed to keep the raid alive by averaging 10 khps throughout most boss fights with some tactical off-heals by Nathan. Nessarose essentially defeated the Heavy Fabricator droid herself while serving as off-tank, and Kallinos, the main tank, managed to get himself defeated during enrage in two of the five boss fights. The whole experience was epic.
Were there harsh words exchanged among the participants? Of course not! We're Elders of the Republic and we're here to have fun, play well, and in many cases, look fashionable. If you are a 40+ year-old gamer who shares this mantra and is looking for a guild, check us out in game!
In a multi-evening odyssey, members of Elders of the Republic began the campaign against Izax the Destroyer. Lead by P'Nugg and encouraged by many who read and practiced outside of the regular timetable, the guild was able to make it through the first several phases of the fight to the point of the fake Master/Blaster tiled circles of death.
The boss fight is more complicated than other Storymode Operations fights that Elders have undertaken having many layers of mechanics even in Storymode. The campaign is expected to continue periodically throughout the week.
Are you visiting this site looking for a friendly guild willing to patiently attempt new mechanics? Please consider joining Elders of the Republic, a gathering place for older players.
Elders of the Republic was officially launched December 2015 by InlandSurfer, a 40+ year-old manager of a large manufacturing plant in the Pacific Northwest. He announced the formation of the guild by starting a Harbinger server forum thread and recruited older players through general chat on Coruscant. His sole purpose, according to his initial forum post, was to provide a gathering place for 40+ year-old professionals to participate in the game they love.
Several of us in the guild were recruited that December. We read his forum post and heard his recruitment message at the Republic capital. We were not alone. The forum post "<Elders of the Republic> Guild for Older Players" had many thousands of hits throughout its life on the Harbinger Server Forum. In fact, it had more hits than all but the largest guild forum threads on the server, and more hits than similar threads on any of the other North American servers. Clearly there were - and are - many of us older players in SWTOR who are looking for a sensible, mature gathering place to serve as in-game social home.
Almost exactly 2 years and three months from the start of InlandSurfer's initial thread, Elders of the Republic returned to the SWTOR server forums, this time on our new home of Satele Shan. If you read the new server forum thread and were directed here, Elders of the Republic might be for you.
Thank you for checking our guild website. We are a very patient and understanding community that recognizes work, family, children, (and grandchildren) must come first, even if you're in the middle of a group activity. Most of our members would be considered "casual" players, but our membership spans the range from PVE casual to PVP to hard-mode raiders, all who are more than happy to discuss the game and share their experiences.
If you are interested in joining the guild, please send an in-game message to Celsfalia (our guild master), P'Nugg (our raid leader), De-rezz (our PVP leader), myself (Kallinos), or simply type in "Elders" in the search window of the social tab. We usually have players on a good portion of the day. All of our members have invite privilege. Please be 40+ to apply.
Elders of the Republic defeated SOA in the Storymode Operation Eternity Vault Friday night. The Eternity Vault, considered the least challenging of the operations in terms of damage checks, provided a suitable focus for a training run. The operation was solo tanked by Kallinos and healed by Kaillisia and Nessarose. P'Nugg led the operation and along with Laad defeated multiple opponents in the solo encounters constituting the "4th boss".
Have you considered joining an operations group but are nervous stepping into something new without support? Do you like to run operations but have grown weary of pick-up groups on the fleet? Perhaps Elders of the Republicis for you? If you are a 40+ year-old gamer looking for a home on the Satele Shan, look us up!