Having decided that I am in Allods for the long haul, it being a fantastic game and all, I have struggled about what to do about a guild. I thought of joining Keen’s guild but I just do not want to be Legion. I hate elves, especially those with fairy wings, I think Gibberlings would be fun until the novelty wore off and so that would leave only human for me. The Empire side, however, offers humans, Orcs and robotic undead. Really now, how can you beat that?
After thinking long and hard about what I wanted to do, I decided that I am doing what I haven’t done since TBC-era WoW: Create my own Guild. I have a several friends from my old Guild who will be joining me in Allods, real life friends, relatives and former Guild mates that have played MMOs with me for a number of years, so we have a nice core of members already.
Tonight I set up our guild site on Guild Launch and started preliminary organization of the Guild. A few of us ran through possible Guild names and settled on one that may be controversial for stupid reasons: Reich-n-Roll. Why that name, with its possible bad connotations to the Third Reich? Well, we wanted to make something original, that kept to the Russian/German WWII-era feel of the Empire side. The name sounded interesting and somewhat unique, so we went with it.
To attempt to head off any possible prejudgment, I put a disclaimer on the main Guild site that reads as follows:
***IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER*** Despite the usage of the word Reich in our Guild name, we are not, nor do we intend to be, a “Nazi” guild. We use the name simply because of the Russian/German era World War II “feel” of the Empire side. We do not condone racist or “neo-nazi” actions in game or out, nor do we want those kinds of people in our Guild. Our members are composed of all races and religions and we respect each and every one. If you are one of the aforementioned “neo-nazi” or racist people and were attracted by the Guild name, please do not bother to apply. You are not wanted and will not last long in our Guild. Thank you.
I am hoping that will keep people from seeing the name and assuming the worst of us. We are truly a good group of folks and our membership counts many races and religions among our ranks.
So, what do you think? Are we just asking for trouble or can the name stand? We have backups if necessary but we really do not want to use them, if possible.
By the way, if you have any interest in a good community of folks on the Empire side, please do not hesitate to apply. We need all the mature, skilled and fun loving members we can get to realize our Guild goals! Our website can be found here, just put in an application on the forums and I will get back to you!