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A Sentinel Has Arisen!

 
It was my pleasure to approve Elric's original application, welcoming him into the CotP family.
I have known Elric since he joined the CotP community and been in many of the same chapters with him. His commitment to CotP and those game chapters can not be questioned. He has shown his leadership qualities and passion at every turn.
Elric has impressed both myself and many of the CotP leadership as a person that you can rely on to do what is in the best interest of CotP and its members. He has helped to make CotP what it is today.
It was my pleasure to recommend and be involved in Elric's promotion to Templar.
I wish to personally thank Elric for all that he has accomplished and for the positive impact that he has had on the CotP community as a whole.
I have no doubt that he will continue his climb on the CotP leadership ladder and to be a positive role model for our community.
Thank you my friend, for all that you have done.
Please join me in welcoming our newest CotP Sentinel!  It has been a long journey and you have arrived intact.
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A new Templar rises!

Our community has many great leaders who are always willing to step up and take on the challenges of the day. Leaders who are always willing to help others by sharing ideas or experiences, by encouraging and pushing the limits of themselves the people around them and the community as a whole , or by simply being there when needed. Leaders willing to take on the tough or tedious jobs to ensure our Community has what it needs to not only survive but thrive. Any leader in this group from those who have only led a raid in a single chapter to those who have worked hard for years have all changed our Community by giving of themselves to make our Community the Great home it is!
Occasionally a leader comes along whose impact is so amazing and the difference they make on our community so wonderful that we must stop and recognize them for all they do for the rest of us.
Let me be the first to Thank Phyreblade for all the works she does with SWTOR Chapter, The Social Media Dept, The workforce and The Founders week Celebrations team, to name just  a few. Let me also be the first to Congratulate Phyreblade on becoming our newest Templar! Looking forward to seeing all the greatness she will bring to her new role.
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A New Guardian Rises From The Ashes

There are four basic characteristics that great leaders possess.
The first trait is a will to lead. Leaders want to lead. And they embrace the opportunity to do so.
Second, great leaders are willing to make the difficult decisions, the tough decisions that no one else wants to make. Great leaders never pass the buck to a future generation. They confront the brutal realities. They meet them head on. They don't ignore them. They address them as best they can. It's a matter of honor.
Third, great leaders believe in something bigger than themselves. People want to follow those serving the greater good. If people see a leader focused on self-interest alone, they will not follow. At least they won't follow as far as they are being asked. They won't go the extra mile.
People search for someone who is willing to look at the bigger picture, to serve a transcendent good. And so, while it runs against the conventional wisdom, great leaders are also the greatest servants. Great leaders lead by serving because they believe in something greater than themselves.
And finally, great leaders have a sense of humility about themselves.  Ironically, those who accomplish the most are often the ones who brag the least.
It is an honor and a privilege to announce that Grim has been promoted to a Guardian.  Grim is a natural fit for the role, given his 9 year history with the guild and his experience in managing several guild chapters over the years as well as providing administrative support.  This experience has honed his focus on the long term picture of doing what is best for the Covenant of the Phoenix community - a focus that will be at the core of the many judgment calls he will make as a Guardian.
Please join me in congratulating Grim and wishing him the best of luck in his new position as a Guardian.
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Ascendancy

When you find yourself in that position of decision maker, where the decision is required and you have less than all the information you want, you better be ready and willing to make that decision.  Some would say that the risk involved is not worth the potential negativity, loss or pain of failure.  I personally argue that a great failure through action will be remembered much more fondly than the status quo or mediocrity via inaction.  It is this fearlessness in decision making that is necessary to be a leader in this community.
Creating memories worth remembering is what we do here in the Covenant of the Phoenix, and this is one of the great responsibilities we task our leadership with on a daily basis.  Our leaders know that they will make a difference whether they like it or not and that leadership is a gift given not by our administration, but by the CotP membership who enjoy this community and wish to continue toward that eternal goal of good times and great fun.
These ideals are what drives this community as well as what constitutes some of the most important values that we require of our Sentinels, of which certainly includes the one being appointed here and now.
One of the honorable few who never set out to be a leader yet became one through the quality of their actions and the integrity of their intent; our newest Sentinel joined us in the Darkfall chapter in early 2009 and became a leader in the same chapter not long after.  They have clearly understood the mandate from our founders that everybody has a story, and if you do not know the story, you cannot lead effectively.  A multiple chapter leader, workforce member and chapter liaison, they have worked tirelessly at helping create an environment of progress through action, an environment that dares to fail greatly yet manages to achieve so much more. 
It is an honor and a privilege to announce the promotion of an individual who exemplifies the type of leader we desire in CotP. This individual clearly possesses the core leadership characteristics that we look for in a Sentinel.
Vessa, rise and be recognized today as a Sentinel of the Covenant of the Phoenix.
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  1. 6 points
    When you find yourself in that position of decision maker, where the decision is required and you have less than all the information you want, you better be ready and willing to make that decision. Some would say that the risk involved is not worth the potential negativity, loss or pain of failure. I personally argue that a great failure through action will be remembered much more fondly than the status quo or mediocrity via inaction. It is this fearlessness in decision making that is necessary to be a leader in this community. Creating memories worth remembering is what we do here in the Covenant of the Phoenix, and this is one of the great responsibilities we task our leadership with on a daily basis. Our leaders know that they will make a difference whether they like it or not and that leadership is a gift given not by our administration, but by the CotP membership who enjoy this community and wish to continue toward that eternal goal of good times and great fun. These ideals are what drives this community as well as what constitutes some of the most important values that we require of our Sentinels, of which certainly includes the one being appointed here and now. One of the honorable few who never set out to be a leader yet became one through the quality of their actions and the integrity of their intent; our newest Sentinel joined us in the Darkfall chapter in early 2009 and became a leader in the same chapter not long after. They have clearly understood the mandate from our founders that everybody has a story, and if you do not know the story, you cannot lead effectively. A multiple chapter leader, workforce member and chapter liaison, they have worked tirelessly at helping create an environment of progress through action, an environment that dares to fail greatly yet manages to achieve so much more. It is an honor and a privilege to announce the promotion of an individual who exemplifies the type of leader we desire in CotP. This individual clearly possesses the core leadership characteristics that we look for in a Sentinel. Vessa, rise and be recognized today as a Sentinel of the Covenant of the Phoenix.
  2. 5 points
    Our community has many great leaders who are always willing to step up and take on the challenges of the day. Leaders who are always willing to help others by sharing ideas or experiences, by encouraging and pushing the limits of themselves the people around them and the community as a whole , or by simply being there when needed. Leaders willing to take on the tough or tedious jobs to ensure our Community has what it needs to not only survive but thrive. Any leader in this group from those who have only led a raid in a single chapter to those who have worked hard for years have all changed our Community by giving of themselves to make our Community the Great home it is! Occasionally a leader comes along whose impact is so amazing and the difference they make on our community so wonderful that we must stop and recognize them for all they do for the rest of us. Let me be the first to Thank Phyreblade for all the works she does with SWTOR Chapter, The Social Media Dept, The workforce and The Founders week Celebrations team, to name just a few. Let me also be the first to Congratulate Phyreblade on becoming our newest Templar! Looking forward to seeing all the greatness she will bring to her new role.
  3. 4 points
    It was my pleasure to approve Elric's original application, welcoming him into the CotP family. I have known Elric since he joined the CotP community and been in many of the same chapters with him. His commitment to CotP and those game chapters can not be questioned. He has shown his leadership qualities and passion at every turn. Elric has impressed both myself and many of the CotP leadership as a person that you can rely on to do what is in the best interest of CotP and its members. He has helped to make CotP what it is today. It was my pleasure to recommend and be involved in Elric's promotion to Templar. I wish to personally thank Elric for all that he has accomplished and for the positive impact that he has had on the CotP community as a whole. I have no doubt that he will continue his climb on the CotP leadership ladder and to be a positive role model for our community. Thank you my friend, for all that you have done. Please join me in welcoming our newest CotP Sentinel! It has been a long journey and you have arrived intact.
  4. 2 points
    The leadership here in the Covenant of the Phoenix is fantastic...fantastic yet diverse. We have a prismatic group of leaders who are different in so many ways. Some may choose to see all our differences in leadership style as an obstacle - dividing or delaying rather than unifying and progressing. However, we see our diversity as a stepping-stone. We focus on the individuals' strengths and use their strengths in a very goal-driven way within our community. We are so fortunate to have leaders like the one being appointed to Sentinel today who have joined and given us that unique edge needed to enhance our vision for this community with their special talents, talents given willingly and passionately in helping the Covenant of the Phoenix become what it is today. Like many of us, this individual joined our community as a gamer who wanted to be a part of something bigger than his or herself. Along the way, they forged the capacity to see beyond the game and understand that it is the relationships built within a gaming chapter that fuels this community in the long run. Eventually, that understanding led to their appointment to our leadership team and, after many years in positions of preeminence in multiple chapters and games, to Director of all CotP's server-side administrative responsibilities. It is an honor and a privilege to announce the promotion of an individual who exemplifies the type of leader we desire in this community. This individual clearly possesses the core leadership characteristics that we look for in a Sentinel. Xugrel, rise and be recognized today as a Sentinel of the Covenant of the Phoenix.
  5. 1 point
    Isn't this an online game, which you have just sworn off of playing? Cheers Grim
  6. 1 point
    In preparation for some of the big MMO's that I am very excited for (Camelot Unchained, Crowfall, etc.), I decided it was time to upgrade my 6 y/o PC that has seen better days. Enter the new Elric Rig 2018! Specs: Processor: Intel Core i7-8700K Coffee Lake 6-Core 3.7 GHz (4.7 GHz Turbo) LGA 1151 (300 Series) 95W CPU Cooler: CORSAIR Hydro Series H55 Quiet Edition Water / Liquid CPU Cooler 120mm CPU Thermal Paste: ARCTIC MX-4 Thermal Paste, Carbon Based High Performance Thermal Compound Motherboard: ASRock Z370 Extreme4 LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z370 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Solid State HD: WD Blue 3D NAND 250GB PC SSD - SATA III 6 Gb/s 2.5"/7mm Storage HD: Seagate BarraCuda Pro ST2000DM009 2TB 7200 RPM 128MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Graphics Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Ti DirectX 12 GTX 1070 Ti DUKE 8G 8GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 Memory: CORSAIR 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 4000 (PC4 32000) Power Supply: EVGA 700W 80+ BRONZE Case: Rosewill Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Supports up to E-ATX / XL-ATX, Comes With Four Fans - 1 x Front Red LED 230mm Fan, 1 x Top 230mm Fan, 1 x Side 230mm Fan, 1 x Rear 140mm Fan - THOR V2 I placed the order yesterday morning with Newegg.com, with 3 business-day shipping. It all arrived today! Apparently FedEx was trying to get out all the shipments ahead of some big snowstorm that is going through the middle of the USA. In any case, I'm not going to complain. So excited!
  7. 1 point
    Look I intentionally logged in to the forums just to congratulate you Elric! Congratulations buddy! Long deserved proud of you bud!! Hope sometime to be back to work under you
  8. 1 point
    Here is a video I found about Eco. He does swear a little bit, so just fiy.
  9. 1 point
    The developers are continuing to work on improving the game. As for pvp, you can take a non combat potion which you can buy in-game for the lower levels. Once you are max level I think I read somewhere that you will have to buy the non pvp potion on the web store. As for pvp in general, you will some people and guilds race to max level so that they can harass the lower level folks. Those folks typically like to dish it out, but they can't take it when it happens to them. Once the general population catches up, those earlier grievers usually leave the game. With that said, I wouldn't be to concerned about the pvp, its a faction based game which is a lot easier (and less fun) than a free for all pvp server.
  10. 1 point
    There are four basic characteristics that great leaders possess. The first trait is a will to lead. Leaders want to lead. And they embrace the opportunity to do so. Second, great leaders are willing to make the difficult decisions, the tough decisions that no one else wants to make. Great leaders never pass the buck to a future generation. They confront the brutal realities. They meet them head on. They don't ignore them. They address them as best they can. It's a matter of honor. Third, great leaders believe in something bigger than themselves. People want to follow those serving the greater good. If people see a leader focused on self-interest alone, they will not follow. At least they won't follow as far as they are being asked. They won't go the extra mile. People search for someone who is willing to look at the bigger picture, to serve a transcendent good. And so, while it runs against the conventional wisdom, great leaders are also the greatest servants. Great leaders lead by serving because they believe in something greater than themselves. And finally, great leaders have a sense of humility about themselves. Ironically, those who accomplish the most are often the ones who brag the least. It is an honor and a privilege to announce that Grim has been promoted to a Guardian. Grim is a natural fit for the role, given his 9 year history with the guild and his experience in managing several guild chapters over the years as well as providing administrative support. This experience has honed his focus on the long term picture of doing what is best for the Covenant of the Phoenix community - a focus that will be at the core of the many judgment calls he will make as a Guardian. Please join me in congratulating Grim and wishing him the best of luck in his new position as a Guardian. --- ~ ---
  11. 1 point
    Bordering the same comments as @Elric and @Cair adding only that things generally pick up too with the summer break with kids for most games especially when content releases. Even though most of the people that I game with are approximately my age or older (mid 30's), it still reflects the major player base of most games with the younger generations and the overall free time spent. That being said if you are looking for an honest assessment of a particular game such as SWTOR. I can add that since the merger things have died down quite a bit. The "newness" wore off. The recent changes to conquest also left a sour taste in a lot of people's mouths. As for our chapter, its still business as usual. Recruit, Hold events, and try to keep the peace. Personally I play two MMORPGs currently. SWTOR and FFXIV. I am in CotP for both. Both also suffer from content binging players. After the binge and there is no more content, it begs people to ask, "what next?" Although the amount of things to do in the game is different for both SWTOR and FFXIV. There is drastically more to do in FFXIV. that means that players can keep consuming and keeping active for longer before the next release. SWTOR on the other hand has intermixed their content with changes to how the game is consumed. You either like it or hate it which makes people either stay for specific reasons or find something else to occupy their time. How you determine to play a game largely has a factor in how long you stick around. Some people sip on the content and it takes them ages to get through it all. Others down it in a single gulp. Also if you factor in how many of the games functions you play, PvE, PvP, Raiding, Dungeon Crawling, etc. Back to your original question in the subject line. State of all games. In my opinion, gaming as usual. Never a dull moment unless you are idle. People come and go. Games change hands all the time. Experiences are what you make it to be with whom you make them. Enjoy them until you can't anymore, then find something new that you can enjoy. Rinse and repeat. Of course all of this is my opinion based on my experiences. It may be different for others.
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  13. 1 point
    I Caught Grim lurking on the Bless Online forums when posted. LOL Now, I just need to find a way to twist his arm to play.
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  15. 1 point
    This game deserves to be played by everyone and reviewed 10/10 simply because of that hair.
  16. 1 point
    Please join me in congratulating our newest COTP Paladin, October! He has been a solid leader in our community for years, and he has been instrumental in helping to get our COTP Discord server up and running. Stand and be recognized for all your hard work!
  17. 1 point
    Bless Online will use Discord as will any new chapter in the future.
  18. 1 point
    Neowiz has announced that the keenly-anticipated Bless Online will make its Steam Early Access debut in May 2018, though no more specific date is yet known. Here are a few takeaways from the FAQ: Steam Early Access packages will be sold with details to be revealed later, though feedback is always appreciated. The plan is to release globally in "as many regions as possible with some exceptions due to our existing partnerships". What that means for recently cancelled projects several regions remains to be seen. English, German and Russian languages will be available at launch. The team is committed to avoiding P2W. Covenant of the Phoenix is going to start a chapter in the game when it releases. We already have a few members playing on the Free Japan servers using an English patch. Members interested in the game or have questions should visit our Bless Online forums at: https://covenantofthephoenix.com/forums/forum/592-bless-online-public-forum/ We are going to start ramping things up for the chapter release, members interested in helping the chapter to be a success should contact Damis on the forums.
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  21. 1 point
    Well done mate. Good work. Thank you for all you do for the guild, it does not go unappreciated.
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  23. 1 point
    Grats. Thanks for all of your hard work. Even if we rarely play together, people can see via the forums much of the work you accomplish.
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  25. 1 point
    We live in the sub-arctic region of this world, so we knew Winter was coming. However, with all the unknowns that winter brings, we still were not entirely sure we had done enough over the warm period to warrant a feeling toward comfortable preparedness. We were certain we would not run out of food this year, which was good, but we were not so sure about our flax storage, and even less about our storage for straw. It is a different feeling for sure, to try and predict what our needs will be five months down the road. It is quite exhilarating to have that thought process be a part of our guild's efforts along with our day to day struggle to fight off invaders from the north and help our alliance fend off the regional destruction of our resources by the enemy. A great new project has entered our purview and has invigorated our planners and builders as we look toward the future security of our people. Phoenix nest is the site of what will be our greatest architectural achievement to date. The castle walls will be twice as high as our current walls in Covenant City and made of granite, which is much sturdier than the old stone walls. Our builders are hard at work nearly 24/7, but the pace is slow as only the best quality and components will do. What we could do with ten more apt and able workers.... Harvest season was better than we anticipated thanks to our hard working farmers and foresters. After starting the settlement in the dead of winter, we all worked diligently to make sure the next winter's meals were not limited to roots, berries and wild game. Our agricultural prowess was on full display near the end of fall as you can see in the below images. We hope that we will soon add more to our "farm squad" as we look forward to the next planting season. War has definitely become a daily part of our lives. Invaders from the north have caused much delay in our building plans. We now must have guarded transports during our resource expeditions and are on full alert at the mere sighting of travelers or the sound of a galloping horse. Recent skirmishes have resulted in clear victories and much loot, hopefully dealing our enemy enough of a blow to give our builders a window of opportunity for progress. To the south, our alliance is in full fledged war and has relied much on our team of battle-hardened warriors. Massive battles involving hundreds of allied forces which were at one time a fairly rare occurrence are now regularly being waged 3-4 times a week. Tactics and strategies are constantly in flux as we adjust to new terrain and different enemies. Several times over the past weeks there have been nearly a thousand warriors spread across the server fighting battles at the same exact time.
  26. 1 point
    Looking forward to joining you guys sometime in the future, possibly soon, depending on how I wish to upgrade my PC. This title looks a lot like what I wished World of Warcraft turned out to be. Not sure what kind of character and role I want to provide. Even without magic, there is quite the variety, and that's a good thing indeed.
  27. 1 point
    • Graded Mode
    • 30 minutes
    • 30 Questions
    • 2 Players
    This is the official COTP Paladin Exam. We highly recommend that you familiarize yourself with the COTP Guild Charter before taking this exam. Make sure to read it thoroughly, and take notes. As with the other COTP officer exams; the system will automatically fail you if you leave the screen / tab that the quiz is on. In other words, it is not an "open book" test. The Paladin Exam does reference the charter often, but it is also more investigative of what kind of an officer you are (or want to become). NOTE: You *must* be a COTP Knight before you take this exam. If you take this Paladin Exam before fulfilling the requirements as a Knight, your score will not be counted.
  28. 1 point
    Very impressive! I want to play!
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    You folks have accomplished a lot. Looks good.
  31. 1 point
    until
    Guild fight night at Covenant City. Once per month Fight Night will be a Tournament Night.
  32. 1 point
    Hey there!! Here's Our Schedule For The Week! From: 24 Apr - To: 30 Apr Notes: - All Listed Times Are Quoted as Server Time (EST) - Schedule is updated to reflect the Weekly Reset (every Tuesday) - All Activities Are Colored By Faction (Republic Or Empire) Or Not Colored At All If Open To Both Factions - Leaders For Posted Event/Activity In (Parenthesis) - Invites for all events typically begins 15 minutes prior, be prepared! - Please remember to check the schedule for changes throughout the week, too. Conquest is still changing! Check out our Conquest forum for updates and strategies: HERE Patch 5.8 is now available! Check out the Patch Notes: HERE Tuesday 24 April 8:00pm - 10:00pm - Progression Team (Knife) 9:00pm - 11:00pm - Progression Team (Tribbest) Wednesday 25 April 8:00pm - 10:00pm - Sparkal's Gearing Run (Sparkal) Thursday 26 April 8:00pm - 9:00pm - Command & Conquest (Starkindred) (check THIS out) 9:30pm - 11:00pm - Progression Team (Tribbest) Friday 27 April 6:00pm - whenever - Friday PVP Slug Fest (Chebar) 6:00pm - whenever - Friday Night Flights GSF (Callmebobby, Leo, and Knife) 8:00pm - 10:00pm - Story-Mode Operations (Questrox) Saturday 28 Apr 6:00pm - whenever - Saturday Night Flights GSF (Callmebobby, Leo, and Knife) 8:00pm - 10:00pm - Hardmode Operations (training mode) (Phyreblade) Sunday 29 Apr 8:00pm - 10:00pm - Progression Team (Knife) 7:00pm - 8:00pm - Officer Meeting (Agenda: HERE) (Phyreblade) Monday 30 April 8:00pm - 9:00pm - Guild Night (Phyreblade) Ongoing Events For The Entire Month Of April: - Please take a look at Vulkk's Interview with Eric Musco & Charles Boyd: HERE - Check out Starkindred's 'It was a Trap' video: HERE - Read through Keith's roadmap for SWTOR leading into the Summer: HERE
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