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5th Faction Visitation: Renaissance

Friday, October 19, 2007 by Bea

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A cultural movement that spanned roughly the 14th through the 17th century, beginning in Italy in the late Middle Ages and later spreading to the rest of Europe.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renaissance

When was the faction created?
Renaissance faction was created during the closed-beta phase.

How did you guys come up with a name?
I researched about Granado Espada before actually playing the game for the first time. Along with the game's features, I also learned that it is set in the 17th century, a century that was also covered in the Renaissance era, the period marked by a humanistic revival of classical influence expressed in a flowering of the arts and literature and by the beginnings of modern science which really fits in the baroque setting of Granado Espada. Also, Renaissance can also be defined as a movement or period of vigorous artistic and intellectual activity -- thus made me believe that the word is a very suitable name for a faction in this game. So there.

Pioneer players behind creating this faction?
Actually, there were just two people behind the creation of our faction.
One is me and the the other one is Pyramus, one of my best friends in real life.
We created this faction hoping to find and recruit players having similar mentality as ours and sharing the same views and objectives in playing and living GE.
Thankfully, we somehow achieved that and we are currently growing with members that are conscious with their reputation and for the faction's reputation as well. (Many many thanks to Obviar, †Bayushi†, Serneo, Magnificient, Xavier, holmez, Oliveoyl, Azuren, and to the other influential members of this faction. Without them, I don't think the faction will have this very good atmosphere)

What are the objectives of your faction?
To provide an appropriate place for Pinoys that are bothered by other ill-mannered Pinoy players that disgraces the Filipino community -- thus, giving the Pinoys a bad reputation from the other nations' view.
Renaissance aims to grow with members that will be respected because of humility, righteousness, and smart gaming.
The faction ought to grow stronger while protecting every member's reputation along with the name of the faction.

How many members d'you have and how many are still active until now?
Right now we have about 70 loyal members.
And more or less than half of them are active until now.

What's the current level of your faction?

How many hours do you guys go on grind leveling / AFK?
Most of our active members are online 24/7! We rarely disconnect from the game even when going to sleep.
As for the hours we spend on grinding, roughly it's from 12 to 20 hours. We really try to utilize our Combat manuals to the fullest. :D

What are you guys doing in-game lately?
We are more into boss hunting lately, for we want all of our active members to have good equipments so to last and be more effective in battles.

Do you often organize eyeballs and gatherings? What are your agenda/activities?
We organize IRL meetings, yes. And we often schedule it simultaneous to a GE event somewhere. We find it more convinient to meet in an event for our game.
As a matter of fact, we are planning to have a Christmas party for all the members to bond, get to know each other more, and of course, enjoy.

Do you have a message to send out to your fellow servermates?
Oh yes! Hello Carracci players! Especially to my fellow Pinoys.
On behalf of the Renaissance faction, I would like to thank all the other players from other factions in supporting and helping us all the way.
And many thanks also to some players from Royalist factions for being sport and making our gameplay more challenging and lively. Thank you, guys.
The Renaissance faction really appreciates you all.
Lastly, I would like to take this opportunity to promote our guild to our fellow Pinoy players.
Kindly visit renaissance-ph.webhop.org for more info.
Thanks again and see you guys in-game!

The Cross Family (Roy Cruz)

These guys were nice, especially Cross. We got to talking during our event at APC. This faction is a bit homey and very accommodating. Their togetherness really gives out the essence of a family, and the true meaning of friendship. I only got to know them for a short while, but I'll try to re-visit them again, that's for sure! ^_~

Thanks to Serneo, Cross, Obviar and Oliveoyl for the images.

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