Hi all. I am moving KGB mail services to Google as we speak and will have more information as I complete this step. There will be a general Oracle clean up taking place over the next few weeks as well as a pilot to evaluate other board software packages.
If you would like to be part of this pilot, please let me know in a Private Message.
Once again, KGB is entering a time with no official faction pre presence in any gaming world. Members are scattered across various games waiting for the next big thing.
Many are planning a presence in STAR CITIZEN. Please see our forums for details. We also have some folks still in Darkfall Unholy Wars playing in an OPEN FACTION. DFUW faction is waiting for promised changes and we are keeping our guild infrastructure (Houses and Keep) active.
If you have any questions, comments, or potential gaming opportunities, please post them!
TEAMSPEAK 3 is online and available for anyone to use!
In an open faction, members may join other organizations without jeopardizing their KGB Membership. Please see General Order 2 below.
General Order 2: "Thou shalt swear faith to no other nation but KGB”
CHANGING FROM OFFICIAL FACTION (CLOSED) In game worlds / servers classified as an OFFICIAL FACTION, you are exclusively a Citizen of the KGB. You must put the goals of the KGB ahead of your own, and put your loyalty to KGB above all else. As a KGB citizen, you must not be a member of any other organization. You will be asked to terminate your citizenship in KGB if you are not willing to comply with the order
If you have at least one KGB tagged character in a region, you may have other, alternate characters in that same region who are not KGB tagged, but they may not be associated with any other organization in that region. However, all characters, tagged or untagged, must adhere to the KGB rules and ideals. ALL GENERAL ORDERS APPLY.
CHANGING TO OPEN FACTION In worlds where the KGB does not have an OFFICIAL FACTION presence, your affiliation with other organizations must remain anonymous and not be in conflict with KGB (for instance, you are a member of the XXX organization in a game called Kill Everyone Online, and the KGB is a foe of XXX in another world). If KGB leadership determines there is a conflict of interest, then you would be asked to either leave the other organization, or renounce your KGB citizenship. In worlds that KGB has or had an OFFICIAL FACTION or had a presence, the High King may declare a OFFICIAL FACTION to be OPEN. This releases KGB citizens from the normal requirements of General Order 2 in that game / server, even though there is a KGB presence in that territory. This means that a KGB citizen may be a member of another guild in that region that has been declared OPEN, subject to the following restrictions:
1) You may never intentionally attack or assist in any nonconsensual attack against any citizen of KGB or KGB Organization at any time. 2) You may never use KGB resources (Web, Voice Communications, etc) against the KGB or any KGB member at any time. Such actions will be considered treason and dealt with per the KGB constitution. 3) KGB members that have affiliations with other organizations would be barred from holding any leadership position within KGB and could advance only to the rank of Knight. You must forfeit any leadership achieved at the time you join another organization. At any time, you may decide to give up those affiliations and become eligible for leadership and military advancement.
We have lost our way, and many of us are missing a once in a lifetime opportunity. Darkfall Unholy Wars offers full loot, sustainable PVP, Siege mechanics, and global politics which is exactly what many of us talked about for years. The game is not perfect, but it has the foundation that we all enjoyed in Shadowbane.
Waiting for the perfect game, can be a lifelong wait. We have a capable game NOW. Let's take advantage of it. Of the 245 KGB Citizens, we have about 60 signed up, and about 15 active on a nightly bases, and can form a 30 person, three group force for sieges.
Personally I am enjoying this game very much. Some of the PVP teamwork and outings I have been on have been awesome. Some of the best ever. This is the kind of adrenaline rush that I remember from UO 16 years ago.
We just recruited a gentlemen who is 2 weeks into the game, with 30k prowess, and is able to compete and dominate in PVP. The grind that everyone complained about is just not there.
Morale of the story here is that all of us should work together to find the fun in this great opportunity. If you are not with us, you are missing out. If you are in RL trouble, and not able to afford an account, talk to me and I willl get something going for you.
I am working on a large scale PVP video from the last three sieges with footage from several of our members to show you.
Hop in to TS3 and talk to us! You need to find the Holy Fun Grail.
I would also appreciate it if you can keep this positive. If this is not your cup of tea, please keep that to yourself and let the folks with open minds consider what they are missing.
The KGB Federal Leadership, the KGB Senate and Darkfall Leadership have authorized the following award:
The KGB Guild Service Medal
Presented to: KGB Knight Purgatory, KGB Darkfall Unholy Wars Faction
Purgatory is a very new knight to KGB. In the short amount of time he has been with us, he has shown great enthusiasm towards activities and recruitment. So far we have seen at least 6 random players he has met that wish to join up due to their experiences and chats with Purg.
This medal will be added to KGB Knight Purgatory's Hall of Fame record and he may display it in his signature.
Congratulations Purgatory and Thank you for your service to KGB!
Stay tuned for more announcements as we move forward in our KGB Faction effort in DFUW.
Hello again members, I am glad to be back from my long vacation.
Lets talk DFO. I am going to make it my personal mission to support the DFUW faction by holding weekly meetings to talk strategy, get your opinions, and share information. I think it is important that all of your voices are heard.
Also, I have created a new Policy forum that all members can get caught up on the rules. Most importantly we can make sure that everyone has agreed to the rules and we can all be on the same page. Check the DARKFALL Category for details.
Make sure to click on the YOUTUBE button to view this video in it's native 1080P HD mode. Click on the GEAR icon to set resolution
In what was probably DFUW's largest battle so far, KGB, BLOOD and many other friends battled for more than 12 hours straight in a contest for control of the city of Tughri.
It was a politically charged situation that was ultimately decided with the other powers on the server picking sides and turning the tides. Both sides called in many favors, and in this case, the defenders prevailed.
The siege went live after midnight Pacific time due to Siege Stone placement malfunction. The battles were raging at 4:00am for some, and many folks were war wary after many hours of constant combat.
I am currently editing a video from our perspective that will be online shortly.
Here is an idea of what happened.
The Blood alliance with KGB and other friends began doing wall destruction on the walls of Tughri more than 12 hours in advance. It was a war of attrition to see if Lost Minions had more repair shards than our alliance had battle spikes.
We began to employ ships to fire cannons at the external walls, and at one point there were hundred of people fighting and a fleet of 4 alliance ships in combat. 1 ship was sunk on each side. Ours was planned as a sacrifice.
The alliance and allies formed up at the Siege stones and defended until the City became vulnerable. We then made a huge push on the city and were actually winning despite the many scroacher guilds. It seems Lost Minions had an unused favor with the LOD alliance and they came in to surprise us, and overwhelm our attacking force.
The alliance and allies regrouped for one final push on Tughri, but time was running our, and our forces were overwhelmed.
This was by far one of the most impressive mass combat scenes in online gaming that I have ever seen in my 16 years of run KGB. Just an awesome site. Again, I will be sharing video.
Just for fun, you can see in the video below, the Blood Alliance in an attack on Tughri the night before the siege, kid napping Lost Minion's leader Crush, and taking him back to our to the alliance headquarters.
The KGB version of the combat video will be posted soon.
IF YOU ARE NOT PLAYING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING SOME OF THE MOST EPIC SCENES IN KGB HISTORY!
Special thanks to our Blood brothers and sisters for their unyielding support.
Presented to (GM4) Valaria, KGB Prime Minister Prime Minister Valaria has gone above and beyond her duty to the guild. In game she works daily to supply and serve the guild without asking anything in return. On the Oracle she continues to perform magic on the very process that shepherds new recruits into KGB. Consistent and steadfast she is an integral part of KGB.
The KGB Guild Service Medal of Honor
Presented to (GM4) Romeo Montague, KGB Prime Minister Prime Minister Romeo Montague's dedication to the guild is second only to Jetstar himself. He has been a consistent supporter of guild members both in and out of game. Always willing to meet the needs of others, he continues to surprise them with both his resources as well as his sword. It is not only in his generosity that he should be recognized but in his sound mind and even judgement when conflict arises.
Both of these members continue to serve the guild regardless of recognition and as such deserve it all the more.
For our newer members and fans, KGB has a Hall of Fame system as well as an awards system that all members can take part in. Please see the KGB Armed Forces Page on the right column of the Oracle Portal Page for details. The forms to submit an award request are close by in the KGB FORMS section of the right column of the portal page.
There are many key members of KGB that made our defense at Tlaloc a successful one and although these awards are long overdue, it is time they were given.
The KGB Federal Leadership, the KGB Senate and Darkfall Leadership have authorized the following awards:
The KGB Guild Distinguished Service Medal
Presented to: KGB Prime Minister Valaria, KGB Federal Faction KGB Crown Princess Heidi, KGB Federal Faction
In preparation for the defense of the Hamlet Tlaloc, after it was sieged by "Who Cares", Valaria and Heidi worked tirelessly to ensure that the Guild was prepared with an adequate and sufficient amount of resources for total defense. The efforts of both, running multiple crafting persona's, enabled KGB's military forces to be geared in the best armor and equipment available and ensured a sufficient amount of defense and offense material and resources were available. Without the tireless efforts of both ladies, this would not have been possible. The continued selfless actions of both Valaria and Heidi bring great credit upon themselves and KGB.
The KGB Distinguished Service Cross
Presented to: KGB Knight Captain, Zhou/StaReaver, KGB Darkfall Unholy Wars Faction
During the Defense of the Hamlet of Tlaloc, sieged by "Who Cares", Captain Zhou, following an exhaustive period of preparation and strategy, commanded the defense of the plateau following total engagement by enemy forces. Through steadfast determination and resolve, Capt Zhou maintained an organized defense of the area, preventing enemy forces from securing even the slightest foothold while siege stones were dismantled. His resolve and command presence enabled a focused and steadfast defense to hold the line against a determined foe. Zhou has brought great credit upon himself and KGB.
The KGB Silver Star
Presented to: KGB (G3) General, Donkleaps, KGB Darkfall Unholy Wars Faction
During the Defense of the Hamlet of Tlaloc, sieged by "Who Cares", General Donk, with absolute disregard for anything else, began immediately to plan the defense of the hamlet. Devoting the better part of 24+ hours, Donk organized an effective defense of the Hamlet, securing the grounds in such a manner, and using his troops with such efficient understanding of the tactics and strategy necessary, that the outcome was all but assured before the fight ever began. His actions were an impressive display of understanding and insight and will be remembered as one of the greatest defensive operations in the history of Darkfall. Donk has brought great credit upon himself and KGB.
Congratulations from all of us.
Stay tuned for more announcements as we move forward in our KGB Faction effort in DFUW.