These were the guilds that, at 16 years old, I thought were cool. They were always the first into things and every member had the coolest gear. (Coolest gear is relative in EQOA-speak. There were maybe 10 different graphic types.)
- The Unnamed – This guild was the original Rat Pack. Dean, Your, Kono, some Troll Shaman that I never saw, were some of the folks that made up this original gangster crew. They were the first on the server to take down IoD and at one point they owned the only two, black ALL/ALL robes on the server. They eventually fell victim to the FFXI and WoW craze. I believe TU was the first guild on any server to take down some of the bigger bosses around the Plane of Sky era.
- Alliance of Kings – These guys were always the close 2nd… until TU fell apart, opening the door for AoK. Their rise was at the same time there was the infamous pet glitch, allowing people to go 0-60 in a day.
- Brethren – one of the oldest guilds and the few that I got to be a part of, these guys had a core of 4-5 players that were rock steady. Prophecy was the most known in the group due to the fact that all his characters were some variation of the letters in Prophecy.
- The Guardians Nor Vacuous – These guys spawned after their first try, Dues Ex, essentially crumbled. At one point they attempted to do another super-high level-mashup with a guild called Pandemonium. That ultimately failed because 50 people don’t become friends over night. TGNV became the strongest guild in the game starting in early 2005. Lead by the obsessive and easily frustrated Johnpetrucci, these guys were die hards. JP and Foxfoot are two that I remember most. They would own those eye camps near Siliskor.
There were tons of other guilds on our servers, yet these were the most notable and longest lasting. What guilds were on your server?