The Highguard is a freelance group of mercenaries that have taken up residence outside of Redridge. Originally composed of Alliance soldiers, prior to opening their membership to their Horde counterparts, the choice of Redridge was made due to proximity to the capital of Stormwind and work opportunities, but not so close to draw undue attention and scrutiny. The Highguard are overseen by the governor of the garrison, a Saberon named Hearthstone, mostly for administrative purposes though they may occasionally throw jobs out to the group from time to time. Those who make up The Highguard come and go as they please, sometimes working in teams, sometimes working on their own, in defense of Azeroth and its people.
The Highguard is a very small, new (ish), cross-faction guild looking to find additional members to join us for RP, and potentially PvE, adventures! How small are we you may ask? Well, right now there are three of us and we’re all in different North American time zones! One is on EST, one is MST, and one is on PST! Why mention that? Well, in case you log on and don’t see all three of us together often. We do like each other, promise!
Because of the time differences, we tend to do a lot of “play-by-post” roleplay in our Discord server. This isn’t to say there won’t ever be any RP in-game–we enjoy that as well!–but as it stands Discord is the easiest way for us to engage in storytelling without having to all try and plan around life to be in-game. If you’re looking for a guild with a lot of in-game RP sessions, that’s cool! We just may not be the best fit for you and that’s okay!
- We’ve also been working on Mythic + here and there as time allows. Typically we’ve been running Sunday afternoons around 3pm PST/4pm MST/6pm EST.
Also, yes, we welcome you and your dracthyr characters! Who doesn’t want to play a dragon?
While it would be nice to simply say “Don’t be a jerk” we wanted to spell out our expectations of members:
We are an LGTBQ+ guild. You don’t have to consider yourself part of that community to hang out with us by any means! We’re happy to have you however you identify! But, if it’s something you’re not okay with for whatever reason, we’re not going to be a good fit for you.
Racist, homophobic, transphobic, anti-semitic, islamophobic, and xenophobic remarks are not acceptable and have no place in our Discord or guild chat. This is one of our main tenants as a guild and no exceptions will be made for those who violate this rule.
Be considerate of each other and each other’s time. While this seems common sense, it is nonetheless worth restating. We all are here to have fun. If no one is available to RP, or participate in an in-game activity (e.g. dungeons), do not take it personally. We’re all working adults, some of us have children, and other demands on our time outside of the game!
Keep IC drama IC. One of the joys of roleplay is character interaction! Some characters become great friends, form romantic attachments, or even butt heads from time to time. If you have concerns about an in-character interaction, please make an effort to talk to the player in question out-of-character. Misunderstandings happen quite easily, but they can also be resolved equally as fast.
How to Join:
Now that we’re through all that, the most important question: how do you join? It’s pretty easy!
Alliance players can look for us in the guild finder on Wyrmwrest Accord. It’s a convenient way for us to approve applicants, especially if we’re all not online at the same time! You can also just join our Discord and get ahold of us that way to get a character added.
We’re still working out the smoothest way to get our Horde friends added given cross-faction players are currently required to be part of a Battle.net community or Battle.net friends to get a guild invite from another faction. We are currently recommending you join our Discord and, from there, we can add you to the Battle.net community we have, and THEN add you in-game.
We know, we know. It’s a pain. We’re hoping Blizzard removes that Battle.net requirement sooner rather than later!
Below you’ll find a link to our Discord server! Note: while we don’t have applications, we do put you in a temporary channel to start just to minimize disruption to the rest of the server:
If you have questions before joining, that’s also 100% cool! Whisper Renan or Tarsla (or Nyreena, or Kynos, for Tarsla’s alts) with any questions you might have. Or post here on the forums! We’ll try and check back regularly and respond.
Thanks for reading and see you in Azeroth!