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#1 Sep 14 2010 at 6:12 AM Rating: Sub-Default
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ULTIMA: Scions of Giruvegan
Server: Fabul.
Website: AionUltima.com




Background!

We have lead a guild in almost every major mmorpg that has been out, just not always under the name Ultima, because it did not fit the game-lore. Our most recent game has been Aion: Tower of Eternity, where we were the first Legion (Linkshell) to attain a Guardian rank (highest attainable rank) out of all NA/EU Legions on any server. If you have played Aion then you can understand that it is a considerable "First" to accomplish. Ultima originally came into being to show everyone that a Linkshell can be successful without being elitist. It has been my experience that top Linkshells are always full of players who are condescending, immature and hurtful to other players.

Before reading any further, please know that we have made certain decisions based on the rules and capabilities Square Enix (SE) has currently set on the Beta side. Will they be exactly the same at release? We don't know. Will they be similar? We think so.


So how HARDCORE is Ultima?

In the past, Ultima has had some very stringent requirements on minimum playtime per week, as well as gear and armor requirements for specific classes. However, in FFXIV we are moving away from that mentality. We would rather like to build a great FFXIV community this time around. Especially considering that Square Enix had that intention in mind when designing FFXIV and not just a take-down of "King Behemoth". I hate labeling guilds as casual or hardcore. Look, this is a game and we all play it to have fun. For some, fun may be to hit max level or rank as soon as possible and for others it may consist of hitting max crafting as soon as possible. Is it logical to label one more hardcore than the other? Of course not.

With that being said, we are looking for players that play often; whichever path you may choose in FFXIV. Our Linkshell's average play time per week is up there. We have players from both within and outside of the United States, from countries such as Malaysia, Japan and South Korea. You have to enjoy logging in. It shouldn't feel like a chore. Our guilds have always felt like after hour parties, with members hanging out even if not playing. For myself at least it has always been about building friendships. I think back to previous games and I doubt many members remember who got what from which raid.


So what's the catch?

Have a mic. I can't believe this still has to be stated. It's 2010! If you are logged in to the game, we would also like you to be logged into Ventrilo; just to increase community participation. Not to mention that group cohesiveness is imperative to successful game play.

Have a fun and sociable personality. Anyone can hit max level, but if you are a jerk, no one is going to want to play with you. Ultima requires 100% loyalty and devotion to the Linkshell and then to its members. Of course we recommend you make as many friends as you can on our server and even help out players who are not members of Ultima, but we do require that you favor Ultima's member over non-members, when it comes to any aspect of FFXIV game-play. Ultima's attrition rate is very low, because Ultima definitely takes care of her own.

Have some initiative. Nothing annoys us more than players who want a piggy-back ride the entire time. This Linkshell is not here to hold your hand to the level cap. We all want to play and excel our own characters. Granted, if you have a question please ask, and we will be more than happy to answer, but check the forums first. Everything you need from quest guides to crafting guides will be provided on our forums prior to launch. Ultima players aspire to become some of the best players in the world. In order to achieve this, you have to have a certain attitude towards gaming. If you are one of these players then you already know the type of attitude we are speaking about.

We are not an RP guild as we so popularly and sarcastically advertise, yet we do not discourage it. Also, there is no set age limit. 14 or 40, you will be treated as members as long as you follow the member guidelines. Please keep the conversation clean, or at least not so blatantly vile that a little part of us dies. Remember that we have both male and female members who are from various regions of the globe, with various moral and ethical backgrounds.


But why Ultima?

There will be a lot of good Linkshells in FFXIV, there is no denying that. What separates Ultima from many other good legions is our level of commitment. We have been playing FFXIV since its first BETA opening. We are working on numerous guides, maps and strategies, to save you time and effort. When a Linkshell goes to that extent, that is true commitment.

Furthermore, when you get on vent and talk to some of our members, you will realize how friendly and helpful everyone really is. In fact, we highly recommend that you not even bother applying right away and get to know some members first. Some of us are on the Cornelia server for Open Beta (others spread out a little). We have not yet decided our server upon release.


Ultima's Hierarchy

All members will come in as trial-members. The trial period will last a period of 15-days. During this period if any members disagree with your status, you will be respectfully asked to leave. So it would behoove you to make a good impression and go out of your way to make a connection with the current members. Once you are a member, only the Linkshell Leader may remove you.

We have one class officer for each discipline. In order to get into the Linkshell you will have to speak to your specific sub-class recruiter. Anyone may put in a good word for you, but may not over ride a recruiter's decision or the Linkshell Leader in the over all process. The reason for this rule is that we pick or ask someone to be a leader of their sub-class because we believe they are the most knowledgeable regarding that subject matter.


You had me at Ultima!

To join Ultima, you will need to fill out a simple application at our site, while agreeing with our Linkshell charter. If accepted you will become a trial member, whose trial will begin upon entry into the Linkshell. For further information and to fill out an application please go to AionUltima.com. You may also e mail us at Ultima@AionUltima.com. If you wish to keep your inquiry a secret, you may e mail GodMode at GodMode@AionUltima.com, and it will be kept quiet.

Thank you for reading, and we look forward to being part of the FFXIV community.


P.S. Feel free to come chat with us on vent, regarding any questions about FFXIV or Ultima. We always love discussing FFXIV game mechanics and theorycrafting. You will only have access to the guest areas, so please put (Guest) or something else in your comment, letting us know you would like to speak to someone or be moved to a different channel. Thanks.

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Edited, Sep 14th 2010 8:14am by Abidtwo

Edited, Sep 16th 2010 11:20am by Abidtwo

Edited, Sep 18th 2010 5:27pm by Abidtwo
#2bilbosan, Posted: Sep 15 2010 at 11:31 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Hello all i know ultima is a hardcore Lk and so far in every MMO's thk guys to let me join!
#3stonewahl, Posted: Sep 16 2010 at 3:55 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) If you are looking for a great Link Shell to start off in FFXIV, give us a look! 5 days and counting!!
#4BonerSurprise, Posted: Sep 17 2010 at 12:19 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Looking forward to hitting it up and taking down some big NMs
#5tagline, Posted: Sep 17 2010 at 1:55 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Bump
#6Lordskwid, Posted: Sep 17 2010 at 8:58 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Let's rock!
#7cabsha2, Posted: Sep 18 2010 at 8:22 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) All right, 4 days more!
#8Abidtwo, Posted: Sep 18 2010 at 3:26 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Server pick: Fabul.
#9 Sep 18 2010 at 4:10 PM Rating: Default
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Lol, I'd like to join but it'll take me a while to save up $1.4k to buy new specs for my comp. I'll send you a /t when I get them. Send me a message for your ingame name. Thank you :)
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#10 Sep 18 2010 at 4:30 PM Rating: Excellent
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Wow, a bunch of first time posters on this ***** thread. You guys really stuck your own noses in it.

Awful.

Edited, Sep 19th 2010 4:26am by Vackashken
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#11Abidtwo, Posted: Sep 19 2010 at 5:16 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) $1,400 will fetch you a nice comp.
#12Abidtwo, Posted: Sep 19 2010 at 5:18 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) You're cute.
#13 Sep 19 2010 at 5:56 PM Rating: Excellent
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Sounds interesting, atleast your the first possible hardcore LS posting on the Fabul forum.

Not gonna knock you guys or anything, but I didn't see any PvP in that youtube vid.. looked like a bunch of lame noob ganking with some even worse background music.

Rant aside, see you in Fabul. ^^

oops.. http://i340.photobucket.com/albums/o358/zeruin/ffxivgame2010-09-1918-36-02-15.jpg
#14Abidtwo, Posted: Sep 20 2010 at 4:26 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) You're a bad person irl.
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#16 Sep 20 2010 at 10:31 AM Rating: Excellent
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Wow.. I'm a bad person irl brah? I'm not much for flaming, but you sound like a glorified douche yourself.. I've been browsing your forum just to see what kind of LS you really plan on running..

Here's a few quotes from your AionUltima.com forum - Screen name - GodMode

"I would like to get laid. Not in real life, but in the game. And it can't be a chick, it has to be a dude playing a chick character, but has to believe he is a chick for real. And it has to be during a big raid, like a Dynamis or something.

And when not trying to get laid in-game, I would like to work towards making Ultima a great Linkshell in FFXIV, which can only be accomplished by the scenario mentioned above."

"In hindsight, it was probably fun. On vent with the gang, chasing down a lowbie. Training mobs on to parties fighting NMs was funny in FFXI."

good luck with that..
#17Abidtwo, Posted: Sep 20 2010 at 1:56 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I was joking. I am sorry I forgot to type "lol" at the end of that sentence, to convey to you that it was in fact a joke.
#18 Sep 21 2010 at 12:39 AM Rating: Default
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Wha? How elitist can.. wait.. what? I thought I was visiting "that other games" forums right now. You know what, I could give a flip. You are a douche. And I don't know you in real life - enjoy your "excellent" rank on these forums. I hope you and all your cronies enjoy jumping on bandwagons to inflate your own egos, people will see through it eventually. Ultima is above that bullsauce. It is a LS with a core that really matters, one that doesn't reflect the petty stuff as has been shown by the previous "scholar." It is a premier LS that has spanned multiple mmo's. Bad publicity always ends out in favor of the accused. Stop by and submit an app and become one of the notorious before launch even happens. Flame me all you want, you're still a dbag.
#19 Sep 21 2010 at 1:17 AM Rating: Good
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How is that one can claim to be above the "bullsauce" and still act like such a child. I have played with Zeruin on numerous games along with the beta and can honestly say your Ultima is not qualified to have one such as him join your LS, especially if you are what one considers model member of the LS.
So one must asked themselves who is the real "dbag"?
I have played Fabul since the begining but the idea of a LS with such a core gives me second thoughts about which world I would like to join, but I'm not one to be run off so if I have to tolerate your LS so be it.
#20Lordskwid, Posted: Sep 21 2010 at 1:30 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Allow me to edit my post.
#21Abidtwo, Posted: Sep 21 2010 at 4:25 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) We will have FFXIV in our grasps in approximately 12-hours. Let's be friends.
#22Abidtwo, Posted: Sep 23 2010 at 2:24 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Error?
#23lunaticwoda, Posted: Sep 23 2010 at 2:26 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Glad I joined this LS we had a blast grinding last night :)
#24bloodlust22, Posted: Sep 23 2010 at 4:13 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Great guild. Amazing leaders and they are helpful as well!
#25NeoStrike74, Posted: Sep 23 2010 at 4:51 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) One of the best LS out there.
#26SelfDestructFabul, Posted: Sep 25 2010 at 8:49 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Been impressed by the level of commitment Ultima brings to the game. Looking forward to the future.
#27KahranRamsus, Posted: Sep 25 2010 at 11:13 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Bump!
#28 Sep 27 2010 at 1:58 AM Rating: Default
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Sounds like EXACTLY what im looking for. Expect an app on the site ASAP. 'Melaahna Valiera' ingame.
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#29 Sep 28 2010 at 12:51 PM Rating: Default
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submitted my app (Greye Wolf) in game. hope to see you all there.
#30 Sep 30 2010 at 8:13 AM Rating: Default
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If you did, it may be under a different name. I don't see it.
#31 Oct 03 2010 at 8:01 PM Rating: Default
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Ehx Whi here bumping for Ultima, 'cuz the name rox my face (and the folks do to :P)
#32 Oct 04 2010 at 7:17 PM Rating: Default
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This Linkshell is very organized and friendly! Great gamers as well, a treat to play with!
#33 Oct 05 2010 at 12:18 PM Rating: Default
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bump
#34 Oct 05 2010 at 12:37 PM Rating: Default
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As a new recruit, i can say my experience with Ultima has been entertaining and rewarding, this shell is awesome.
#35 Oct 06 2010 at 12:29 PM Rating: Default
Good group of players, glad I joined them. FFXIV is no longer a single-player game to me now!
#36 Oct 06 2010 at 4:39 PM Rating: Default
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Hi!!
I been the guild for about 2 week or so and been watching how the guild work. We are group that we work together to get the goal that we want.Everyone is willing to help and do every time you call.
Is a great Linkshell that any one like to be in.
#37 Oct 06 2010 at 6:54 PM Rating: Default
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Glad to be a part of this linkshell. Great people, hopping vent server, just what I've been looking for!
#38 Oct 07 2010 at 4:52 PM Rating: Good
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I find the number of one-post wonders in this thread amazing.
#39 Oct 07 2010 at 9:43 PM Rating: Excellent
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And yet they all have different IP addresses, and appear to be distinct individuals judging by the other criteria...
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#40 Oct 08 2010 at 2:16 AM Rating: Excellent
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When this Linkshell rejected my app, the FIRST THING the LS leader said was 'oh we had another african american LS member and...' He then quickly changed gears and said they had a strict '1 LS only policy' (within the first week of launch, when ppl are still tossing blind LS invites?) but it was obvious blatant racism.

You should have just posted on your site 'No N*ggers Allowed' instead of 'Selective Recruitment'. Would have saved us both time. GL in the game.

Edited, Oct 8th 2010 8:18am by Timorith
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#41 Oct 08 2010 at 6:00 AM Rating: Excellent
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How did race even come up? Was it part of an application?
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Timorith that may be the most ignorant thing i have ever read, and i will now embarrass you accordingly. Here is the response from God Mode to your app:

"We used to have a member from Chicago, who was of AA nationality as well. His name was "Isle", and he played a healer. People would get so angry at him, because on vent they would yell "Isle heal Magrok. Isle, heal Magrok! ISLE!!!!!!!" get it? It was hilarious.

Well Melaahna, unfortunately Ultima has a one-LS-onry policy, to avoid conflicts of interest at end-game. So at this time we will deny your application. However, we do suggest you jump on vent, play with some members, see if Ultima is the right LS for you, to be your only LS. Should that be, we would love to have you. Cheers."

From my collective thoughts and anyone else who has two cents to give, this rejection has absolutely nothing to do with race.. and I'm going to assume that you didn't jump on vent, play with some members, OR see if Ultima is the right LS for you. So why the flame?
#43 Oct 10 2010 at 12:08 PM Rating: Default
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hello all have just joined this great guild. bump~
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#44 Oct 11 2010 at 5:31 AM Rating: Default
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**** Timothy, I really feel for you bro. Once again, the Man kept you down. :/
#45 Oct 13 2010 at 2:24 PM Rating: Default
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Just plain funny...
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