On behalf of the Guild of Friends (GOF) I am very pleased to announce that our guild turns 11 years old this month. To both celebrate and thank the shard that has been our home for so long, we are planning a weekend of events and everyone is invited. Below you will find our schedule. Friday October 23, 2009 Time: 6 PM EST Event: Bank Trivia Details: We’ll be asking trivia questions at one of the more populated banks. Be the first to answer correctly and win. Prize: Prizes may vary depending on questions. Time: 9 PM EST Event: PvP Tournament Details: This will be a single elimination tournament, meaning if you die, you’re out. Early rounds may be larger than 1 on 1 fights depending on the number of combatants. Contestants will be added to the Guild of Friends in order to fight, and removed afterwards, please clear this with your guild beforehand. Rules: No pets, no mounts, no summons. We will throw up a wall of stone before the fight, when the wall falls, combat begins, you may precast non offensive spells once the wall goes up, but not offensive. Contestants will be in a barrel arena that will be made smaller the longer a fight goes on. Prize: All or nothing, 10M to the winner Time: Following the Tournament Event: Ghost walk Details: Just in time for Halloween! In this event we invite everyone to make a new character on a neighboring shard of our choice. Once there, we will all commit suicide, and send our ghosts on parade through the more populated areas. People have some rather unique reactions when they see a few dozen ghosts running past. Saturday October 24, 2009 Time: 12:00-2:00 PM EST Event: Scavenger Hunt Details: Pretty standard scavenger hunt, you get a book of clues, find the most objects to win. Prize: TBD Time: 3 PM EST Event: GOF’s biggest Net Toss ever! Details: We have over 100 nets, and half of them are white. Time: Following Net Toss Event: Packhorse Survival Details: In this event, players are given a packhorse and gated into a location of our choice. The first one to walk out with a living packhorse wins. Rules: There is no gating, no recalling, and no peacemaking. We will have some stealthy friends following the contestants to make sure these rules are followed. Time: 6 PM EST Event: Shard Jumpers Details: We’re going on parade on a number of other shards, come join in the fun. Time: 7:30 PM EST Event: The GOF piñata house Details: We’ve loaded up a house with some great treats, once enough people have gathered around, the house will be dropped. Lots of rewards for the fast looter. Prize: The aforementioned goodies Time: 8:30 PM EST Event: Auction Details: I know some folks have been complaining about the goods we’ve had for sale lately, now you’ll see why. We’ve been hoarding some of our best items for a 11th anniversary auction blowout. Prize: Some good deals for smart bidders. Sunday October 25, 2009 Time: 12:00 PM EST Event: GOD Clothing Drive Details: We’ll be helping all then new players we can find with state of the art equipment. Come get outfitted or help the needy. Time: 1 PM EST Event: Peerless Round Robin Details: We’re looking to lead the largest hunt ever through all the peerless monsters we can find. Time: 8 PM EST Event: GOF Social Details: A chance to make new friends on the shard. Time: 10:00-11:00 PM EST Event: GOF Leadership Roast Details: While this is more for members of GOF, everyone is welcome to attend and pick on the GOF leaders. Time: 11:00-11:30 PM EST Event: Parade Details: We’ll be wrapping up the weekend with a parade across Sosaria, please put on your green and black and join us.