Since EverQuest, Sceptered Isle has been a guild name that has stuck with many, either from being part of it, or knowing of it. The Sceptered Isle guild has always stood for friendship and a goal of doing the best you can. And it has always achieved this in it’s usual casual manner. The guild exists still in many of the previous online role playing games. EQ and Vanguard are just two of the well known ones.
Since the Beta of Rift it has always been spoken of that Sceptered Isle will once again be created and carry on tradition of what it stood for. And during the Head Start phase of Rift, the latest in MMO’s has seen the guild form up with many of the players from long ago returning.
I was extremely happy to be one of the founding members of the guild in Rift. The game did it in such a nice way. One person paid and retrieved the required form that needed to be signed. A group then got together and approved of the Guild creation.
The screenshot above is the moment when Sceptered Isle was finalised as a Guild and everyone received the Guild name above their characters heads. A truly momentous occasion!
The guild continues to grow and returning names continue to pop up in the roster. The only thing that remains is whether the game can live up to initial experiences and expectations so that everyone can continue to love what it is they have signed and paid up for. Certainly having friendly chat all the time when logged in is a step forward to help with this enjoyment, and knowing that when you ask the guild for help the abilities of the people around you are known to be capable.