Topic The Venture Co Server
Edited by Karinía on 04/04/12 23:12 (BST)
Over the past few months there seems to have been a lot of talk about the Venture Co. server being dead with nothing on it at all. The reason for this post is to showcase what the server has to offer in terms of roleplay. Recently there has been a short film made to show just some of the roleplay that has happened on this so called 'dead server'. You can find it at (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O59xvRyZBwA&context=C4484a26ADvjVQa1PpcFPqLsV6gD9Ep_oaXn5nU3jAlxS66plRVf8=)
Why should I even look at the Venture Co.?
There is no doubt that the Venture Co. is a small server, it's population has never been that of other servers and will likely never be. However quantity doesn't even quality. While you may not find the random role play of other servers, you will find a very close-knit community where almost every roleplayer knows everyone else.
We also actively work with each other to make the most out of the population we have, running a vast variety of events, from the serious to the relaxing. Communication between the remaining guilds is very strong though our ingame channel (worldofroleplay) and the RP forums (http://tvcrpforums.forumotion.net).
While I understand why people enjoy big servers, personally, I've always been a fan of something small where you know everyone else. In truth it is good to have a healthy mix I am sure. We are not here to say that anyone should leave their server, but if you are looking at maybe rerolling, or just making an alt to get away from your hectic life as a main then you might want to look at the Venture Co, especially if you think you may prefer a close community which doesn't bombard you with masses of other roleplayers.
So what guilds do you have on your server?
The Alliance side is mainly made up of four guilds, however this does not mean there are roleplayers in other guilds (raiding guilds spring to mind) that actively get involved in events and storylines. If you are looking for a pure roleplay guild then we have the following to choose from:
Wardens of Azeroth
GM - Carmtan
Officers - Gerrond, Carcia, Skaraa
Website - http://wardensofazeroth.wowstead.com/
"Wardens of Azeroth are , in the 'RP Guide Policies' terms , a Neutral-Good Guild. A defence order yet cunning and careful when choosing ones decisions. Instead of a group of beserking mad-men. We are also classed as a Medium RP Guild. RP is the main aim of the Guild but we have branches of PVP and RP-PVP. Our RP-PVP team is well geared and we can also , on the side of RP, help with Arenas and Honor farming if required.
We run at least three guaranteed RP and RP-PVP events a week. These involve light/Casual RP, Meetings, D&D style, Training and other many interesting Story-lines.
The Wardens of Azeroth have for many months performed Dungeon and Dragon-esque scenarios, where despite the power of a level 85 with Dragon Soul Gear, they are still bound to the roll of a die and their own actions as much as a level 27. This allows people who generally are active on other servers, or with other characters, to spend a bit of time each week standing alongside higher levels and sometimes being that hero we all want our character to be.
Storylines for these D&D events have included; defending Menethil Harbour from Naga attacks, fighting off a small group of Man'ari Eredar who are trying to reach Azeroth, defending the Wetlands from a group of marauding bandits, and attempting to save the life of a guild officer who is being chased around Azeroth by an old Warlock acquaintance."
Rise of the Dawn
GM - Leov
Officers - Karinía, Gibbzy
Website - http://riseofthedawn.wowstead.com/
"Rise of the Dawn is a small military order founded by Leov Lahnmaiden. While the guild is still small and growing it is extremely social and already has a number of events held under it's name. While most of it's events happen at the weekends to accomodate for the raiding of various members, many nights of the week small pockets of random RP can be found in Ironforge and beyond. Besides the random roleplay that happens within guild there are also various kinds of events:
-Boot Camp - Gruelling training. Pack your inspection kit, show the proper respect and pray the General is not in a bad mood.
-Festival Events - From fireworks and dragon slaying at Lunar Festival, to speed and blind dating for Love is in the Air, each party promises something unique.
-Live Action Roleplay - Let your character see how much fun it can be to roleplay. Your brave knight could end up roleplaying a demon worshipper or your warrior playing a maid, see how well your character can act in these short but involved LARP scenarios.
Current storylines include Soul's Last Request, a long chain of events with the Dead Rose featuring the Soul Shard of a fallen paladin, the return of a great evil and how the death of a loved one can change the lives of one's close to him forever. Also we have the revenge attacks of Chadigien and his death knights, attacking members for their part to play in freeing the members of his family from his demonic grip."
The Dead Rose
GM - Iskaroth
Officers - Shayanan, Leonarde, Vicco, Zhaelnas, Zaphira
Website - http://s6.zetaboards.com/The_Dead_Rose/index/
"The Dead Rose is an RP guild with aspects of PvP. It's primary focus is based around the will of it's Dark Lord Maladath and his human incarnation, Iskaroth. Mainly made up of warlocks and other dark magic practitioners, each member seems to be in there for their own gain, whether it be finding someone, serving their master or increasing their own power. In the shadiest places of Azeroth does this guild live, communing with demons and the dead.
Current storylines include the summoning of Maladath, including the search for the required grimoire, as well as the constant power struggles between members, each searching for something to give them an edge, from mind-slaves, magic-absorbing creatures or dark magic collars."
Grundal Um Karaz
GM - Triali
Officers - Phyllis, Jessix
"A Dwarven guild opened to their gnomish allies. Dwarven guards of the Ironforge suffered badly during Deathwing's invasion and lost their position because of the death of their beloved king. Only a few of them survived and still walks through empty tunnels of the Ironforge. But there is still hope in young dwarves who might be able to return Ironforge to its former glory and power! Then again after a good day's fighting they will enjoy nothing more than putting their feet up and cheering at the Beermaiden in the pub."
So, anything else I should know?
As already mentioned, we have good communication channels and many events which are open to all roleplayers of the Venture Co. Unlike many servers, Goldshire is not very active, despite the glimpse that do occur of roleplay there. If you are looking at some random roleplay then Ironforge (Mystic Ward) would be your best bet.
RP Forums - http://tvcrpforums.forumotion.net/
Official Forums - http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/941170/
Ingame Channel (Alliance) - worldofroleplay
Showcase Film - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O59xvRyZBwA&context=C4484a26ADvjVQa1PpcFPqLsV6gD9Ep_oaXn5nU3jAlxS66plRVf8=
If other aspects of the game take your fancy besides roleplaying then we do have other things to offer you. The top Horde guild is currently are 8/8 Heroic on 10 man, meanwhile on the Alliance side Sanctuary of Dreams and Veneficus Ex are both 5/8 Heroic on 10 man, with Sanctuary of Dreams also running 25-mans whenever possible. Rated Battlegrounds are run regulary during the weekends on the Alliance side.
We also have plans for other events in the future spanning across the factions. Market days for people to sell their wares, monthly plays performed by the Darkmoon Cavaliers during the Faire and Weekly Wine parties at a hidden vineyard.
This is the bit where I say "In Conclusion"
So, despite whatever else you may read on various forums and websites, the Venture Co. is not dead. There are still players breathing life into it and with some effort from everyone involved the Alliance side of the server is actually growing, in a month the number of people attending events has doubled. We have many new and different ideas and we intend to keep coming up with more. We may not have the numbers of larger servers but that doesn't mean we lack any of the enthusiasm and the drive to enjoy this game to the fullest.
If you liked the look of anything that the Venture Co. has to offer, from the guilds, the events, the community to the sheer peace and quiet then I would highly recommend making an alt here to test the waters. You may like it, you may not. You may want to move here, you may want to just attend only a few events. Whatever you choose to do, if you decide to step foot onto our server then you will find a very welcoming community with an abundance of different events and roleplay.
I would strongly recomend this server, I love it and I have been here since the start.
Come and join us in all the fun.
Even if youre just curious about rp and never have tried it before, we will welcome you.
Ignore the trolls in Trade, every realm has them
Give any of the people mentioned in the top post a whisper and we can give you a few more details, were all warm, fuzzy and welcoming, look forward to seeing you around!
I would like to agree with everyone else and just say It's not dead, it's small but active, there is a difference and the community is working harder then ever to make sure that our roleplay and other aspects continue on.
We look forward to seeing anyone that wishes to come and join in our events, should anyone want more information please feel free to whisper any of the names mentioned in the very top post or even here.
Edited by Karo on 22/04/12 20:35 (BST)
Ahoy! Horde RPers are here! and we are alive! ;D
*salutes to everybody in this thread*
Though, we are also in need of new RP players, so we hope to see more brave fighters and adventurers joining our side!