It is with a heavy heart that I must ask you to take a
moment of silence as you go about your day to remember our dearly departed
Akylios has been with us a long time, we've experienced many
highs and lows with him, but you could always count on him being there for us
week after week after week. It's hard to
remember a time when Aky; or Squid-face as we'd affectionately call him, wasn't
there for us.
And now he's gone.
Akylios was a both a goal and an obstacle. He has brought out the worst in people and
the absolute best. I remember a time
when friends left our company to spend more time with Akylios (*cough* and be
carried by guilds that had been downing him for months *cough*). But, more recently and more importantly, I
will remember how those of us who stayed, recruited, rebuilt, and remained stalwart
friends and companions defeated him. Further, I will
remember those who have recently joined the Sons of Ro and strived with us all
together to move forward. I thank you.
But let us not fail to remember Akylios... and his weekly
relic offerings... which will help propel us through ID and beyond. So, thank you, Squid-face!
Allow me to take a moment to thank Rezolute for serving as our Cleric Class Officer. He stepped up when we needed him to and has worked tirelessly to make Sons of Ro both a fun and accomplished guild. Unfortunately, real life has stepped into fantasy and Rezo has stated that he no longer has the time to manage our clerics. We would certainly not be where we are today without his generosity, patience, and perseverance. Thank you, Rezo. I'm extremely happy to hear that you will continue adventuring with us on into the future. For, even above your efforts as our Cleric Class Officer, we value you much more as our friend.
Now, join me in congratulating Pandorian on his promotion into the role as Cleric Class Officer. I know that you will do an excellent job at aiding our clerics in being the best they can be. Well done!
I would ask that all our raiding clerics please reach out to Pando to compare specs, rotation, gear, and such and to receive any new raid duties that he would like you to fulfill.
Yours in Service,
Well done, Sons of Ro, on clearing the first 10 bosses in HK
in 2.5 hours. In one month’s time, we
have gone from clearing 10 bosses in three raid nights to clearing 10 bosses in
less than one! This gives us extra time
working on true progression in Infernal Dawn and more time on Akylios! I’m very pleased with how well you are all
And, in clearing bosses faster and consistently, comes
gaining loot at the same rate! Even
raiders who have been with us for a month or less are gaining hexed drops. First timer raiders are often skipping T1
raids and gaining boss drops out of HK and RotP. Quite a huge step in the right direction, if
you ask me!
I strongly encourage each of you to continue to put forth
your best effort as we progress farther into Rift. And, at the same time, be wary of progression
burn-out. Take a break… relax… get
outside… spend time with family… read a book… toss a ball do your dog… play
another game… Do whatever it takes to maintain a healthy, balanced state of
mind and preserve your enjoyment of Rift.
After all; it’s our community that makes it worth while to log on in the
evening. Losing even one of you to
burn-out diminishes the whole.