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Quintus Antonius
22-08-2006, 05:59
Hello everyone,

It is my belief that Eratimus will not be returning in the near future to assume command of TAOS. This puts us at a great disadvantage, as he held the administrative privileges to our forums and was in charage of inducting new members.

Recently there has been a renewed interest in joining TAOS, which I fully support, but can do nothing to advance.

Yet even without Eratimus, TAOS remains the authority on Guild Wars lore, and is still very active sponsoring expeditions and research.

Because of this, I have decided to "relaunch" TAOS, completely starting from scrap.

Before I do this, I would like to see if there is a continued interest in people who wish to help rebuild TAOS and join it.

Everyone who was previously in TAOS shall remain in TAOS, but will be positionless unless showing an active interest in continuing their current TAOS role. By this same right, anyone who wishes to change departments or positions may do so.

So, what TAOS will need is new forums, and maybe even a site. I will need to see interest, and need help in launching these.

Before I dive into thise, however, I would like to gauge interest, and see who is on board for this new expedition.

If you had any interest in joining TAOS but never recieved word from Eratimus, joined the TAOS forums but were never confirmed, or simply want to join now, this new venture is exactly for you.

Help me in ushering in the second era of TAOS, for the betterment of the lore community. Thoughts and input are very much appreciated.

Blazing Liger
22-08-2006, 06:06
Well, I for one think this is a good idea, and would like to be involved with such an endeavor. I hope others feel the same way.

Drec Sutal
22-08-2006, 06:11
Ok, I'm sorry... but could someone tell me what TAOS means?

Quintus Antonius
22-08-2006, 06:12
TAOS would continue to function in a manner very similar to how it used to, only instead of Eratimus as the head of the organization, I would be.

I would also open up more specific fields than the old incarnation of TAOS. Right now I am still deciding what those might be. I would appreciate suggestions. If you are unfamiliar with the current fields, check out the old TAOS recruitment thread.

EDIT: TAOS = Tyrian Academy of Sciences, which is the organization that has been most active in the Lore Forum (we founded it) and which I am currently vicechairman of, but acting chair since Eratimus disappeared.

Here is the prior thread. (http://forums.gwonline.net/showthread.php?t=386468)

Blazing Liger
22-08-2006, 06:19
I think there should be some field for the study of monsters/non-human races (Naga, Forgotten, Tengu, etc.). I don't know what you'd call it, monsterology or something?

Quintus Antonius
22-08-2006, 06:29
Cryptozoology. While it refers to the study of speculated creatures in real life (monsters) it can be extended to what you are saying.

However, the study of the cultures of these races would still fall under anthropology and paleoanthropolgy.

lavenbb
22-08-2006, 06:39
Well, we in real life call in game creatures "monsters", but in the eyes of a game character, IMO they're just "animals" or "creatures", as real as.. say.. sidewinders in real life.

On the other hand, "monster" is also too broad a classification. There are different creatures in the world: insects, plants, amphibians, mammals, etc.

I think it'd be cool if GWO starts to have a lore branch though.

Quintus Antonius
22-08-2006, 06:56
I think it'd be cool if GWO starts to have a lore branch though.

We don't already have the largest lore forum of any GW site? :tongue:

lavenbb
22-08-2006, 07:03
not forum, like a lore branch in GWO, it doesn't really need to be a seperate branch, something like intergrating lore papers and research articles into GWO wiki, for easier, better compiled lore related information instead of pages after pages of forum discussions (sometimes too long and repetitive).

Quintus Antonius
22-08-2006, 07:13
Oh alright, I see what you mean.

Well, let's get this off the ground first, then I'll see what I can do.

Mularc Templare
22-08-2006, 07:22
I know I havne't been around much to due to a problem with my internet provider (I haven't been able to acess the forums at all, only specific pages, which seems to have cleared up.) but I would definately like to put up my hand to be involved.

As with forums/websites, I'm not the best admin, but I have set up a few of those "free boards" (as in do not cost money) for differnt things. If you guys would be ahppy to move TOAS to this sort of board, I would be happy to set one up.

Again, as for a website, I have very menial skills in HTML.

And just for the record, even being able to access these forums I'm having great troubles navigating around due to the sub-forum spilt.

Mularc

Elvin Drude
22-08-2006, 11:28
id like to help out where i can. :smiley:

ShadowSword
22-08-2006, 11:41
It sounds interesting but would it be a whole lot different from what the Lore forum as a whole does anyway?

teh Monkeys
22-08-2006, 11:53
Hardly. They just make you write papers and reports. Which is why I quit. :p

Quintus Antonius
22-08-2006, 15:39
It sounds interesting but would it be a whole lot different from what the Lore forum as a whole does anyway?

TAOS is mostly for clout. Instead of being just a raving lunatic, you are a raving lunatic with a background. The TAOS forums are basically just for refining papers, and discussing possible expeditions and such. All lore would still be handled here at GWO's Lore Forum.

Skidorion
22-08-2006, 16:44
TAOS is mostly for clout. Instead of being just a raving lunatic, you are a raving lunatic with a background. The TAOS forums are basically just for refining papers, and discussing possible expeditions and such. All lore would still be handled here at GWO's Lore Forum.


Is there room for interested folks on their first character (still in Jungle missions, lvl 20)?

Is the focus of the work on forums or in game, or both?

I am working on my speech classes IRL so writing papers about interestng subjects would be fun and beneficial.

Skidorion Wayseeker
R/E 20.

Quintus Antonius
22-08-2006, 16:49
Sure, when we get into the recruiting stage, I'm sure we'd love to have you, Skidorion. However, right now, we are just brainstorming how to handle the second generation of TAOS. When we are ready to recruit, I'll post a new sticky topic about it.

Skidorion
23-08-2006, 03:17
Sure, when we get into the recruiting stage, I'm sure we'd love to have you, Skidorion. However, right now, we are just brainstorming how to handle the second generation of TAOS. When we are ready to recruit, I'll post a new sticky topic about it.


Very polite answer.....

thanks, I'll be lurking the forum and exploring Tyria...ah hem "engaging in research"

False Visage
23-08-2006, 11:59
It sounds fun, but mostly I just enjoy the discussion on the forums. I don't have the kind of memory that retains many small details, so mostly I just think about things and try to come up with different explanations. Still, if there's a position for that kind of person I'd be happy to join, else I'm just an amateur enthusiast. :P

Acerbus Aether
24-08-2006, 12:15
I would be delighted to share my crackpot theories with the masses again! :smiley: Casimir Belgarath, at your service.

Tuor Son Of Huor
02-09-2006, 02:17
Quint, the work you do makes GW more interesting to a hardcore PvEr like myself. I'm in your corner

Jahiri
02-09-2006, 11:51
i realy like doing research in the field, reading ancient teksts, and making theories. i would like to join TAOS.
Jahiri Elanu

Quintus Antonius
02-09-2006, 15:09
I'm pleased in all the interest. I believe in a few days I will be opening up an recruitment thread. Thank you for the support.

Смерть
02-09-2006, 16:47
Sure. I was in it before, but quit because I didn't have time. I wrote up those few Tryian Zoology reports. But, I still don't have time for those either, so I can be a field scout for any department of TOAS.

Eratimus
23-10-2006, 23:50
My appologize everyone. I had a great downfall in my computer nearly a year ago and this has been the most recent that I have been able to return to the net. I will be continuing our efforts for TAOS. Even now as the new expansion is coming out this will work well into the past studies we have had.

Drec Sutal
23-10-2006, 23:52
... a full year off the internet! Is that even possible in today's society?

Anyway, welcome back.

Quintus Antonius
24-10-2006, 00:00
Glad to see you, Eratimus.

......I'm not giving up my green though =P

Barinthus
24-10-2006, 00:01
Whoa, Eratimus! Welcome back!

Eratimus
24-10-2006, 00:04
Ther eis no way I would let you my friend :) Seeing how things are I am glad you were made Moderator. i was actually about to request that you be added to assist as a Mod before the **** hit the fan :) I think with the coming of the Elonian exp, we need to start this up again :0 Dont you say?


Glad to see you, Eratimus.

......I'm not giving up my green though =P

Quintus Antonius
24-10-2006, 00:15
TAOS never died. I kept it alive as best I could even though you locked us out of the campus office =P

Quintus Antonius
24-10-2006, 04:56
I'm unsticking this thread. With Eratimus's return, the reorganization isn't necessary, or at least, not as radical as was needed when this thread was created.