By the end of this week HOT should have our interested members (approximately 25) joined into the Minax faction. It really came down to a choice between Shadowlords and Minax. With the Council of Mages employing the tactics they are in Magincia (using non-faction characters to guard base), we decided that the only way to help balance things was to create an opposition to them. Minax is currently the largest opponent to Council of mages and is not doing well at all against them. The duration in which HOT is participating is not yet decided and will probably be evaluated on a week by week basis. The Epic Event is still planned to occur if the faction changes are ever implemented. If/when the changes are announced it will be re-evaluated at that time.