Ok first things first. This thread is being remade mainly due to sir robbiemac being a lazy bum and not updating the original thread for a game he isn't playing constantly anymore. I mean honestly! (Joking aside, the original's pretty outdated and don't want to impress on robbie to constantly update something hes not 100% into)
As such some things that are updated are the mumble info, officers, and what you should do to join Lincoln Force. Also I plan on updating this to be as complete as can be along with getting the stickies swapped soon-ish.
The Official Giant Bomb Guild - Lincoln Force
These classy gents are either big in the community or officers in the guild helping to manage things, feel free to ask them stuff via the forums or in game mail!
|Forum Name||In Game Name|
|@no0b0rama||The Main Character|
(Anyone with missing spots or who doesn't want to me on this list message me.)
What you can expect from us:
- We have an active presence.
- We have reasonable rules and enforce them to the best of our ability.
- We strive to be fair and evenhanded.
- We are approachable - we aren't gods, and don't expect to be treated as such. (If you think I'm a jerk, tell me so.)
- We are open to suggestions and criticism. (Important!)
- You can call us down at any time. If you think one of us isn't right for the position, and others agree with you, so be it.
- You can hold us accountable for our actions.
- You can talk smack about us at any time. Go ahead, shout "YOU'RE A BIG FAT NINNY", and e-pinch me in the face. We wont ban you for something like that, so feel free (within reason, of course).
The GW2 Mumble Server
We do not enforce being on mumble but it is fully encouraged. As of the time of this posting most of the active officers can be found on mumble and there is usually someone on even if they aren't playing Guild Wars 2.
To anyone who doesn't know, mumble is a client free open-source VOIP program. In layman's terms it lets us talk with each other as if we're in the same room. Don't have a microphone, no problem! You can either talk to us through in-game chat or with mumbles Text-to-Speech option.
STEPS for getting on the GW2 Mumble Server.
- Download the Mumble client here and install it.
- (If you have a Mic) Run the Audio Wizard to calibrate your input.
- Open the program and under Server -> Connect choose to Add New
- Label: Giant Bomb - GW2
- Address: LincolnForce.no-ip.org
- Port: 54748
- Username: <YourNameHere>
Click OK and then Connect. If you get , just click Yes. You will now be able to connect!
Server (in short - Yaks Bend)
We are based on Yaks Bend but with the addition of guesting to the game and paid server transfers we are more lax about this. The benefit of playing on Yaks Bend would be you could join in on guild WvW events when they happen.
Yaks Bend is a North American server and folks who are in Australia, Europe, or somewhere else have said that connection rates are pretty acceptable.
When there's Guild Wars 2 topics to talk about we'll post it as 'The LincolnCast'. However, we will always talk about things we've done or current events in the gaming scene. Sometimes that will be ALL we'll talk about and those we post up as 'Scotchcasts'.
You can find both of them through one of these links.
We curse a lot and talk over each other but we also talk in depth about the gaming industry and changes to guild wars 2. Some episodes will reference events from GiantBomb.com as well as an episode as our top 5 videos to introduce someone to Giant Bomb! If you enjoy the podcast let us know!
Twitter -> @TheLincolncast
E-mail -> TheLincolncast@gmail.com
Joining Lincoln Force
Ok, so you've made it this far well done! Lincoln Force is the Giant Bomb's community guild for GW2. As the current steward of the guild that statement is how I manage the guild. If you are a seasoned Bomber and want to join then just post in this thread your player id name (<name>.1234) and you should receive an invite in a few days. However, we get people who have heard of us from Yaks Bend or from our podcast and would like to join. We'd love to have you but first you have to get to know our community and we have to know you. In short, .
What you can do is look for any other games you enjoy and contributing to the forums, or even in this corner of forums make a post about an change in Guild Wars you'd want to talk about or chime in on others threads about stuff with this game. If your seasoned with Giant Bomb but new to the forums then just add something to you post in this thread talking about your favorite Quick Look or moment on the podcast, ours or the giant bombcast (which you should totally check out). Bonus points if you add turkey turkey turkey to your post to show you've read all this stuff.