For a September guild meeting we decided to jump into a new cloud cannon all at once!
The Super Fun Adventure Box became a town style instance so we had a meeting there.
Song by Evalice. Happy Birthday Guild!
Getting ready for the L Class trials today.
We announced our first Grand Guild Event this meeting. The L Class guild trials.
Taken just after the tent screenshot.
We were all wondering what in the six realms happened to the great collapse.
Chilling out after mastering Wind, Lightning and Sun elements.
The best jump of all time in Guild Wars 2.
30+ of us jumped off the new Aetherblade jumping puzzle diving platform!
No green fireworks allowed!
Doing Vexia's* lab. There's clearly a typo on this dungeon.
Complete with 8-bit fireworks.
Isn't Zommoros well dressed?
Not quite sure how those lily pads are holding... don't question it...
In Heart of the Mists this time showing our noob banners!
Just finished, that was fun! This was turned into a regular event. We did it once a week from this point onwards.
Spelling the guild tag! Dolyak approves.
Lined up and jumping!
This time it was guild fight club, you don't talk about guild fight club.
The guild enjoying some hot springs while the Molten Alliance runs rampant.
Just after a Trek apparently.
An epic guild bounty screenshot, again!
Versing Sotzz the drunk Asura in Gendarran Fields.
Enjoying the Raven house fires.
Having a party here during a Guild Rush.
Doing the bear lope in Lornar's Pass.
This time we were completing the new Yononka the Rat Rangler.
We were badge farming here, luring the enemy into a wooden keep and using arrow carts and golems to destroy them.
Black and red was the theme.
One of our best commanders despite this!
By the six... the colours! What were we thinking?
Celebrating in the palace!
After recently completing the Trillia Midwell bounty in Fields of Ruin.
In the secret strawberry patch.
We were the first to complete one on our world server the week they came out!
Our borderlands were definitely secure that week.
Underwater this time!
The theme was somehow pink.
I dared Vexia to recruit an ArenaNet employee, to my surprise, she did and he even ran the newly released Fractals dungeon with us. He's still with us today.
Some members I'd like to point out are Alex who is the Norn jumping at the back, he's a new officer in the guild at this stage and we love the personality he brings to the guild. Eatius is a good friend and we like his streaming channel.
I (Echo) got my book first, a week later Vexia had to have one. This was taken on the day Vexia got hers.
A couple weeks into the game.
Sync dancing in Lion's Arch was on the agenda!
A week after release one of our founders encounters The Shatterer for the first time.
Freya hanging out with Crusader Hiroki from the Vigil. When we began the headstart event before the release on the 25th of August we discovered we weren't allowed to use the phrase "Defenders" or "Tyria" in our guild name. I improvised with our favourite silly guild name of choice "Pure Awesomeness" which came up when we were thinking of alternatives and because we liked the movie Kung Fu Panda. The name has stuck and we've come to love our guild's final name since. :)
Taken during a stress test in August before launch.
Freya in the finale costume.
Vexia & myself (Echo).
A shot of the guild together. Sylvari and Asura were finally a playable race in this beta. Tachyonic Rage, Darani and Freya are in this shot along with myself (Echo). I'm pretty sure the other Sylvari I don't seem to remember is Kias and the Asura is Cutie who we just recruited into the guild at the moment of this screenshot. When we started this event the phrases "Guild Wars" was banned, so we chose "Defenders Of Tyria" for our guild name during this event.
Rohdas doing the end of event branded dynamic event stress test.
Rohdas and Freya playing with the first boxes-of-fun.
I've always loved this shot Rohdas took in Gendaran Fields at night.
Rohdas playing with her friends.
Freya running into battle.
Edward took this shot while playing with myself (Echo).
A shot Vexia organized during the stress test.
Members in this shot are Darani, Freya, myself (Echo), Kias, Clone, Kevin and Tachyonic Rage.
Just a little history on the guild name at this stage: We wanted "Heroes Of Tyria" but ArenaNet took that for their own guild's name! So we went with Guild Wars Heroes as described in an earlier screenshot. We also chose Far Shiverpeaks as our world server to play on at this point as we had a balance of EU players versus Oceanics to begin with.
This picture was featured on guildwarsinsider.com and submitted for a screenshot contest there.
In the picture are Freya, Rohdas, myself (Echo), Kias and Clone. Rohdas, Clone and myself (Echo) make up the founders of the guild. Freya is an officer and Kias is a friend.
Vexia, Kevin, myself (Echo) and Clone together in Hoelbrak ready to enjoy some Guild Wars 2 for the first time ever! Yes, I actually got the character name "Echo" at this point so I assumed I was good come release!
Ready for the first ever Guild Wars 2 Beta event. As you can see, I was trying to communicate to ArenaNet that I would buy my login access with GW1 Ectos.
Including a view of the official count down webpage for this first ever Beta Weekend Event.
Between the 27-29th April 2012, the first Guild Wars 2 Beta Weekend Event began. This is Echo beginning the pre-download before the event started. Originally we planned to call the guild "Guild Wars Heroes" as you can see. We got that guild name in the first Beta.