I thought I would introduce myself, in case we (me and my boyfriend) decide to apply to this guild when the time comes.
I have started playing EQ a little before Kunark came out. When I bought the game, I had no clue what an MMO was, was a complete stranger to the concept. Until late 2002, I was a very, very casual player. I played only once in a while, seldom grouped. Needless to say, I didn't get very far in all that time.
In early 2003, the cousin of a friend told me I should start an enchanter, to trio with his druid and his girlfriend's paladin. Since I wasn't too big on charming stuff, I didn't have much choice but to group, something I had never done steadily. Boy had I missed out !
One day, in Karnor's, after someone from the (too large and filled with idiots) guild I was in trained my group while leaving, I got offered to join the one which would be my last one in Everquest.
It was more of a family type guild, in the sense that we raided, but mostly for fun and to grant people's wishes. We raided twice a week, once in US time, once in Aussie time; I went to both, and wanted more. It was great, because unlike most family, "it's just a game, I'll do whatever I want" type guild, people knew to listen to instructions when needed, and do their job.
When our main enchanter was about to leave for one of the big raiding guild on the server, he asked me to get to max level as fast as possible, because he wanted me to take his place...
But that never happenned; I thought I was spending too much time in MMOs, that I should quit.
I couldn't quit cold turkey, so I thought I'd get FFXI, which seemed like an ok game, but not enough to keep me hooked as EQ did.
I never got to the "end game" of FFXI; my boyfriend got to level 75 very early on and I saw all there was to see... not a pretty sight, to me.
2.3 years later, I've come to the conclusion that I shouldn't have to quit what I like; MMOs are a valid hobby; much better than spending the evening absorbing whatever crap they show us on TV, like so many do. I'd much rather dedicate most of my evenings to a game I like, while discussing with people from around the world, than moping around complaining about being bored!
What I intend on doing in VG is what I would have done in EQ if I had known earlier on what I was missing. I want to see everything the game has to offer. I've read both sticky's and this guild seems to correspond to what I'm looking for.