Looking for a guild to give you the active community that you have always wanted? Ethereal Guardians is the perfect place to call home. Continue your journey into the mists with one of the most vibrant & stalwart communities in GW2 since beta. We are experienced in raids, guild PVP, high tier fractals, world bosses, guild missions, etc. You won't find another guild like us in all of Tyria!
Guild Vision: We are looking for ACTIVE members (new & experienced) who want to be part of a large & diverse community! We have a philosophy of self-improvement & teaching: we look for players who will challenge themselves and are always trying to improve their skill in the game. We will provide assistance to them via information and builds for just about everything in the game. The goal is to develop well-rounded players who are interested in participating in any aspects of the game. We also want players who are interested in being part of an active voice chat community. This attitude extends to everything we do and it shows via the growth of our players!
Guild Home Server:SOS if you want to participate in guild WvW in the future. Our guild does not participate in WvW at the moment, but we have done a lot of WvW when the game focus promotes it.
About Us: We are a long-standing and well-established guild with roots originally beginning on the Sanctum of Rall from the early days of Beta testing. We have since grown into one of the largest and most active guilds in the game. We are a PVX Guild that leans towards PVE content with a semi-competitive but always fun attitude. We aim to promote overall guild unity, teamwork, and personal improvement. We also have a presence in sPvP for our more competitive players. Guild WvW events are currently conducted on SOS. We would encourage members to transfer to there if they would like to participate (not mandatory).
NO DOUCHEBAGGERY which includes but is not limited to:
No white knights and other keyboard-crusaders
Lack of teamwork in group content
Negative behavior reflecting poorly on the guild (shit talking in sPVP, LFG pick groups for raids, FoTM, etc)
We require 100% guild representation, with some common sense temporary exceptions:
Personal bank guilds (100% rep does not apply in towns)
Special interest event guilds (for Teq, Wurm, etc)
PvP league tournament team
Repping a separate WvW/GvG/PvP guild for significant amounts of playtime would not be included amongst these exceptions. We do not wish to split guild representation. If this is an issue please stop the application process here.
We clean up inactivity regularly, make sure to notify us for extended absences of 2+ weeks in the AFK thread on the forums to let us know you will still be playing with us!
Teamspeak 3 is required for Guild Missions, Raids, WvW, Tequatl, Wurm and other organized Guild Events. Be advised that regular use of TeamSpeak is expected from all members. For most situations, you do not need to have a mic and speak (although we encourage you to) but please be able to listen. A mic is highly recommended for raiding (this requirement at the discretion of the raid leader).
If you are interested in joining, please feel free to check our website & recruitment page for more information! Officers are more than happy to answer questions via mail or PM!
Minimum requirements for membership include (but are not limited to): 3 Level 80 Characters with meta builds and correct ascended gear for raids, dungeons, and FoTMs (With the correct AR). TS3 with a microphone. Positive and helpful attitude, a willingness to learn and interest in being a team player.
DISCLAIMER: We are a VERY ACTIVE community and often reach the max 500 members cap. For people truly wanting to be part of our guild, we expect steady activity in BOTH the game & in TS3. We clean up inactivity periodically, and it is your own responsibility to tell us if you will be inactive for any extended period of time. Removal from the guild via this method is never personal. AWOL members returning from hiatus is common. Thanks and have fun playing!
Historical Highlights of the Guild (In Chronological Order):
Cursed Shore Farming / PVE Farming
1st in SOR to complete Guild Challenge (Southsun Crab Toss)
1st in GW2 to complete Langmar's Estate Guild Puzzle
Lead the SOR community to be the 3rd server in GW2 to beat Tequatl The Sunless
1st PVX Guild (non-special interest community) to do Guild Run Tequatl Kills
1st PVX Guild (non-special interest community) to do organized Triple Trouble Wurm Kills (Shoutout to DEAD, ZOS, EVOS and friends)
Multiple Prior Records for Tequatl Kill times in game.
Credited for assisting in the creation of Dulfy's Guild Puzzle Guide & Triple Trouble Guide.
NA Record Tequatl Kill of 12 minutes in August of 2014
Our guild currently offers a wide range of benefits and activities:
Voice Chat: TeamSpeak 3
There really is nothing better in EG than our community of members in VoIP. Most active in the early to late evenings in NA primetime, we often have multiple channels going for raids, dungeons, and FoTMs in addition to a bustling lounge hangout. Upwards of 50% of our online members will often be in TeamSpeak during this peak time of the day. We also have a very strong presence during the EU/OCX primetime, so you can always find someone in TeamSpeak to talk to day and night. Our TS3 is truly what drives our guild. You'll just have to join and see!
Extremely Active Membership (500 guildies)
One of the highest [active members : total members] ratio guilds in the game with people online at every time of the day from different regions of the world. Many guilds profess to have 500 people but how many of them have 50%~ or more logging in on a daily basis? Find a guild group party or just hang out with our guild chat and TS3 community.
Organized Meta Events for HoT
We had all the meta events on a farm at release and we were doing them constantly. We still go in there now and clean the floor with our organized groups and efficient set-ups through teamwork and great members.
We are very experienced in raids, and will be ready for new wings to come. We have up to 4 - 5 groups going every night. We have groups that cater to both the hardcore and also for the more semi-competitive members of our guild who may be new to raiding. Guild sponsored raid leaders lead groups requiring a gear check via API / gw2efficiency and a mic for serious raiders. This does not prevent other members from forming guild raid groups on their own. TS is mandatory for all raiding.
Many members have completed The first Legendary Armor Experimental Armor Collection with the help of in house raids.
FoTM (Fractals of the Mists)
For those who like challenging content, we have a multitude of members who do daily T4 fractals and who are capable of teaching tips and tricks to newcomers to this content.
Currently, we are working on helping all members of the guild interested in FoTM to get up to level 100 and those working on their Ad Infinitum!
Many experienced members willing to run & teach ALL dungeons, including all paths of Arah & TA Aetherpath. There are groups for all types of players in the guild to learn and improve their play.
Disclaimer for FoTM & Dungeons: Members are expected to have teamwork and be on TeamSpeak in guild runs when asked. We aim to teach people optimal strategies, proper builds and class skills (ex: usage of food in dungeon trains, class roles, bringing more optimal party composition if possible, and meta for gear - berserker's gear not clerics). Join your party in Teamspeak and learn to become a Dungeon Master!
We currently have an increasing number of members who PVP in the game and are increasing our focus on it! We have a lot of people who join up in teams and help each other to the top.
We spawn Tequatl on Saturdays after Guild Missions are completed. 100% kill rate with guild participation over voice chat! Tequatl farming has been our pride and joy ever since Teq landed!
Our Guild has held multiple North American record Tequatl kills, which can be seen on our Youtube playlist!
Triple Trouble Wurm Kills
Our guild has been known to spawns Triple Trouble Wurm and kill it regularly with our dear friends and allies from [DEAD] on Blackgate and [ZoS] on Northern Shiverpeaks. Runs are coordinated over TS3 and maps are opened to LFG after we are done getting guildies in.
We are proud to be one of the first 3 organized groups and the first PVX guild (non-special interest community) that has been downing the TT Wurm with regular success on NA servers!
WvW / Edge of the Mists / GvG
Originally from Sanctum of Rall, we have moved our WvW interested community to Sea of Sorrows. We have members roaming in the borderlands and even some in EoTM.
Organized Guild Missions
Our main Guild missions are done every Saturday starting 8:00 PM EST by our experienced officers.
We have EU/OCX Guild Missions are done every Friday starting at 12:00 PM Server Time by our experienced officers as well.
Makeup missions are on Sunday 3:00 PM EST & our officers are happy to start the missions at any time upon request!
Lottery, Poker, & Community Events
Test your luck with a monthly guild lottery ticket now and have a chance to win hundreds of gold or custom skins!
Weekly Poker night with the guild in TeamSpeak via Pokerstars. Compete to win gold prizes against other guildies and enjoy the trash talking that ensues in poker!
Play in our fashion contests, trivia, screenshots contests, hide & seek, races and more!
We have a weekly Mafia night with guild members, every Friday starting 2 hours after reset. There are prizes and laughs for this crazy event. Each game is also rewarded with participation tickets which go towards another pool of prizes drawn at the end of the month.
We are a level 69 guild hall with everything unlocked.
We aim to maximize our members' gaming experience. Whether you are new and are looking for help and direction, or are a veteran player looking for a solid community, you will find your niche in EG. We hope to see you in game with us soon!