Two years ago, my account got hacked. I was blamed for it and I was kicked from my long-time guild that I thought was made up of my friends. Then the faction change came out, so I went Horde. Since then I have been “realm hopping”, exploring various realms.
First I went to Kil Jaden because I had an IRL friend there. I made zero friends and the realm was very full and just full of mean people. That friend ended up leaving WoW, so I started looking for another realm again.
I went to Maiev because I had an IRL friend there too. It was a blast and I loved it. But then my friend left WoW and some of my WoW friends on that server went to a different guild and so I started looking for a new realm. About this time I met Oxhorn. I had been a fan of his videos for some time and it was great being able to get to know him. I love WoW and wanted to get to know him in-game too, so I ended up coming to Silver Hand.
Making the IPU guild was a result of a number of things. The guild Oxhorn was in at the time had died and I couldn’t find the right guild (it’s very important for me to be in a family friendly guild. WoW is rated “T”, but trade chat is often “M”. I feel like our guild chat should be “E”).
Then we thought; what if we made a guild for Oxhorn fans? Since he’s busy making machinima and I’m busy playing WoW, we decided that I would be the functional day-to-day leader of the guild, but it’d still be his guild. We talked over IM to decide upon the name. Oxhorn came up with it and we both liked it (since the IPU video is my favorite and it has a stealthy Christian subtext).
I really wanted a guild that was a safe, fun place to be. Since WoW has players of all ages, I wanted the guild to be a place where ALL ages could have fun and parents would approve of what went on in guild chat. The reason why I wanted that comes from my Christian beliefs and upbringing, and I thought this guild would be a great way to forge a safe environment that I would enjoy, and one that could be enjoyed by the most players, of any age. Oxhorn explains the meaning behind the guild name, and his movie, here, in this article:http://www.invisiblepinkunicorns.com/about/the-explanation/
The guild started small and while I was lonely at times, it was nice because we all new each other. Now it’s huge and it’s fun because we have enough people to do things. While we have a ton of people that are leveling (which is awesome and we encourage it), our focus is on having a fun, social guild “family” and earning guild achievements. We’ve been working on the various 5-man and 10-man instance achievements recently, and we’re making great progress.
Since WoW has players of all ages, I wanted our guild to be a place where ALL ages could have fun and where parents could feel comfortable with what went on in guild chat. So be sure to read our guild rules, which will be enforced, use Ox’s “invented swear words” if you must and, as Ox says, keep it classy.