About the Aerie
The Gryphons Aerie began in early 2011 in the game of Guild Wars. A small band of friends, unhappy with the group they had been a part of previously, came together to start something new. Regrettably, it turned out to be a little too late to set the foundation solidly and the Aerie went dormant.
In late fall of 2011, we settled in a new home and began to build the foundations in Age of Conan. Unfortunately, after many poor decisions by Funcom, too many patches that left the game broken, and an unpleasant game community overall that resulted from a server merge, we made the hard choice to close our doors in Age of Conan in fall of 2012.
We now reside in Guild Wars 2 (N.America: Tarnished Coast; Prime Time during East Coast US hours) and are always working hard to mantain the mature, social, semi-casual PvE/RP guild we had wanted to be from the start.
In The Gryphons Aerie, we believe in a "quality versus quantity" approach to membership. New recruits join with a trial membership period to help foster close bonds of friendship and further strengthen the guild as a whole. New members are given time to settle in and adjust to the workings of the guild without having the pressure to contribute to the guild (although, participation is highly encouraged and aids in a successful trial period).
There are no character race or class requirements, nor are there any experience requirements; membership is open to everyone. We do not judge a person's membership qualifications based on race, nationality, religion, sexuality, or gender identity. Many members of the guild are either part of, or allies of, the LGBTAIQ+ community. What truly matters is how you act and treat others.
Knowledge of, or experience in, RP (Role-Playing) is not necessary to join the guild. We will be happy to teach you if you wish to learn. If role-playing is not your style, there is no need to worry. We enjoy exploring the PvE content together as well. We take great pride in helping each other. Nothing is too small or trivial whether it's a quest/mission/dungeon, company while leveling, gear to help you progress, or just general questions. Our guild chat is also kept Out-of-Character (OOC) to encourage friendships and continue the family-like atmosphere of the Aerie.
We're in no hurry to get to the end game. Most of the fun is the journey to get there. We do not encourage or teach "speed runs" or use exploits in Dungeons or Fractals of the Mists. ArenaNet has given us an amazingly rich world to explore and it would be a shame to miss any of it. Everyone is encouraged to travel through the game at their own pace so that they can enjoy it to the fullest without feeling rushed.
We believe that it is the members who make the guild, not just the leadership. The Gryphons Aerie was built by the members and for the members. We welcome any and all suggestions, comments, and other feedback that will help the guild grow stronger and continue to move forward in a way that is beneficial to everyone. Our members are more than just names on the roster, they're family.