I'm Sablehawk the guild leader for The Heroic Dead. We're a laid back guild who will be concentrating on providing a friendly, casual and stress free experience for people wanting to play Guild Wars 2.
I know that sounds rather vague but it's the truth. Our current members come from all walks of life and while some have the ability to play non stop (myself for instance) .. some of our members have 2 jobs, kids, go to college, etc and just don't have a lot of free time to jump through some of the hoops required by either a raiding guild or pure hardcore guild. That's why we've made the Heroic Dead.
To give a bit more feeling for the guild let me explain where our name comes from.
With the norn race in Guild Wars 2 it's going to be like a 2nd home for us. There has been no expense spared in generating a beautiful world and lore for the norn and their allies and we're chomping at the bit to be able to play.In Norse Pagan (Asatru) mythology, the Einherjar are the heroic dead culled by the Valkyries from the battle field, and divided amongst Odin and the goddess Freyja. These warrior spirits live with the Aesir in Valhallah, where they practice for the final battle of Ragnarok, where they will fight alongside Odin and the Aesir. The Einherjar were often depicted in Norse funerary artifacts as armed helpers of the god Odin, and are holdovers from Neolithic times. The name Heroic Dead has been around for quite some time but the reason we are using is two-fold. Firstly, we all play mmorpg's where we can die again and again and we always come back.
As I mentioned we want a casual environment where we can do whatever we want without the stress of requirements like so many guilds have. We will be doing PvE, PvP, probably a little world vs world and definitely a lot of crafting. I see some of you out there saying "What no raiding?". Raiding will NOT be something the guild stresses on, there are plenty of guilds for that. If getting to the end game content and spending 6 hours a night trying to kill XXXX big bad monster than we aren't for you. Our main focus and goal is to be friends first and foremost. We consider our friendships to be more important than the game and we quite seriously would like to be here in 10 years from now under the same guild name. That means that Guild Wars 2 may have come and gone by then. If that's the case we'll have moved onto other games. But we'll still be together and that matters more than anything.
So what to expect from us. Like I said, everything is based upon friendship. We group with each other as much as possible, we craft for guildmates first and profit second and we will be doing PvE/PvP in a casual format. We have no mandatory play times and we will only have one pre-scheduled guild meeting a month so any other time you are in game is yours to do with as you please although we do like our folks to group together as much as possible. We invite people who are looking for the same things we are to come over to our site and put in an application as we need good people around us.
If you are interested in giving us a look you can find us here ---> http://www.thornholt.com