The [Strats] guild is out of mothballs and back at it!
As many of you know, a fair few of us around here play the Path of Exile leagues (especially since Blizzard stopped doing meaningful Season updates a couple years back for Diablo 3). Not everyone plays every league, but we decided it was time to get an actual thread up and talk about how things are running this league for those that are interested and/or already participating.
I am hype! What’s new?
Honestly, a lot. Like, a whole lot. As I’m not playing this league, I’m far from versed in all the goings-on, but the most incredible update (IMO) is this: you can now play with players of differing levels without ruining the lower-level players’ experience. It used to be that playing down would cause almost 0 XP gain for lower level players, which made grouping with a level discrepancy a real drag. This league there’s a scaling system similar to Guild Wars 2 and other games that scales the higher-level player down and doesn’t ruin XP gain.
Now, let’s do get to the official bits.
Acting Guild Leader: @SenorCatPoop
I currently still retain the Guild Leader position in game, but I’m not playing this league; as such, SeñorCatPoop has volunteered to step up and handle the responsibilities. He may be listed as an Officer in game, but for all intents and purposes he’s running the show this league. I am available as well to log in and handle things if need be or if he is unavailable. SeñorCatPoop isn’t much of a forum guy, so the easiest way to get in touch with him is via Discord if you have questions, need help with a build theorycraft, etc.
As required, additional Officers may be appointed, but for now there isn’t much of a reason given there’s very little in-game functionality to the role and thus no reason to bloat the rank with more people.
The Guild Stash
The Guild Stash is currently loaded up with an assortment of low-level uniques and rares that will aid players in their leveling experience. These items are sorted based on their type in the appropriate Stash Tabs (attack class weapons are in
AtkWep, caster weapons are in
CasWep, armor and jewelry is in
Armor). The intent is for these items to be loaned out and returned to the Guild Stash when you’re finished with them. Please only take what you need for a given character and be sure to return items when you outgrow/replace them (Maps notwithstanding, obviously). If you can’t use a piece of gear, don’t withdraw it and sit on it until you can; someone else might like to use it.
Maps4Completion tab contains several low- and mid-tier maps; please only use these maps for filling out your Atlas (i.e., if you’ve already done an Atoll map, you don’t need to be taking the Atoll map out of the Guild Stash). In the future, we hope to put in a tab where players can take and leave maps they don’t want/need so other Guild Members can pick through them.
To keep the Guild Stash organized, the only place Guild Members can place items is the
Deposit tab. The Officers will put items/maps in the appropriate location. If an item isn’t needed, it will be offered up in Guild Chat or sold to help us purchase things we do need. If you see an item you want to borrow from the guild in the
Deposit tab, you’re free to take it, but understand that we expect it to be returned when you’re done unless otherwise stated. Please don’t just use the
Deposit tab as a trashcan for random uniques/rares you don’t want. In general, we only want to see items being returned, specific leveling gear (i.e. Tabula Rasa, Atziri’s Foible, Elreon Rings, etc.), and replacement Maps deposited in there.
Please don’t be a shitbird and steal from the guild stash; my ban hammer is swift, unforgiving, and permanent. We want to help one another get to the endgame and get our respective grinds on; there’s no sense robbing your guildies of relatively-inexpensive gear when there’s way more swank loot to get.
Be excellent to each other.
If anyone wants to help expand the Guild Stash’s capacity, feel free to donate MTX Points to the guild (new Stash Tabs are 50 points/ea) and message me on the forums or Discord so I can go buy the tab(s) for us; Strats’ Glorious Patrons and our Amazon/Humble affiliation earnings funded the Stash and 4 bonus tabs we have; an honest and hearty “Thanks!” to everyone for the continued support!
- [Strats] is back
@SenorCatPoop is the acting Guild Leader this league
- hit him up on Discord or in game
- hit me up on the forums or Discord if he’s unavailable
- Stealing from the Guild Stash is not a victimless crime
- Please actually read up on how the Guild Stash is being used if you’re playing this league
- Luck, loot, and levels