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.
If any of you get a chance, please bump this new thread that Kallinos started: http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?p=9559643#post9559643
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Please do! It is notable that most of the players in our recent undertooning ops mission were women. A comment from you on the forums would be most welcome. As a male player myself I felt an inexplicable, probably old-fashioned reluctance to advertise a high proportion of guild women players on a public forum (although it has certainly not escaped our notice).
I intend to post again once our guild notice drops to the second page of the server forum. Keeping a presence on the first page would be an encouraging sign to older players looking for a guild home that we are indeed an active group (which is the case). We miss you, Dee! Hoping that your relocation is going well.
The thread has fallen off the main page as of 5/3/18. Can someone bump this guild recruitment post please?
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