Checkmate / Guild Profile

Guild Name Checkmate
Guild Tag [CM]
Last Updated 6th July, 2022
Server Undecided
Alliance No Alliance
Style & Focus Strict/Hardcore PvX
Language(s) English
Location Europe
Twitter @ashespost
Voice Comms Discord
Members 151-300
Guild Leader(s) Shaze
Recruitment Status Open
Min. Age 18
Min. Time Investment 7 days/week, 30 hours/week
Timezone(s) GMT through GMT +1
Skill Level(s) High
Activities Open World PvPSiege PvPRaids

General Guild Info

Hardcore PvX guild that specializes in large-scale PvP. Heavy server presence and leaderboards are our focus. We require constant progression and end-game relevance. We push guild organization to its limits and offer top notch resources and tools. PvE content is cleared in order to PvP. We do NOT accept pure PvE players. Our Discord is public, you're more than welcome to join our discord and speak to us.
We currently have over 70 Alpha 1 testers.

If you're a player that is indecisive on what guild they would like to join, you're more than welcome to join our discord and speak to us:

Our Focus:
» Large Scale PvP. Castle Sieges. Node Wars.
» Pushing guild organization & management to its limits.
» We strive to be at the top amongst other competitive guilds.
» Diplomacy is our strongsuit. Objective based PvP, not griefing.
» Information and knowledge regarding AoC is key to our success.

What we offer:
» Experienced Leadership.
» Self-coded Discord Bots.
» Static-based PvP Roster.
» Focused Crafting Divisions.
» Web API-based Market Hub.
» Custom-coded Raiding tools.
» Fully Automated infrastructure.
» In-depth Guides and Resources.
» Integrated Discord - Sheets API.
» Interactive Community Projects.
» Organized Content (PvP and PvE).
» Like spreadsheets? We've got spreadsheets.
» Full Features List:

Our Requirements:
» PvP Mandatory - Heavy PvP presence across the server.
» Level Rush - Commitment to rush towards the level cap.
» No Bullshit - Dont waste our time and we wont waste yours.
» Mandatory Comms - Microphone + Voice chat is compulsory.
» Be Mature - Stay Open-Minded. Drama is frowned upon.
» Active - Character progression + Attend in game events.
» Non-Toxic - Public Trash talk will not be tolerated.
» Good PR - Maintain good public relations/appearances.
» Discord Primary - Able to speak English and follow command


Why Discord?
We've integrated our spreadsheets and bots to work with Discord to ensure a simple yet effective method of management. Our members are able to adjust their data across our spreadsheets via integrated bot commands within Discord. No messy permissions or confusing edits. The above combined with our in-house coded Discord Bots lets us provide our members with an array of tools to better enjoy their experience.

Besides the above, Discord lets us manage an active roster and is an alternative to the traditional forums as it lets us host both text and voice channels for our members. It plays an important role in our guild as it is available on both PC and Android, thus allowing us to stay in touch with our community. An optional Teamspeak server is available for static groups that need it.

What if I don't fit the Hardcore description?
We understand that people have lives and cannot invest ridiculous amounts of hours into a game. What matters to us is that you, as a player, progress towards end game. (Be it in the form of gearing up, clearing content, etc.) If you’re a Semi-hardcore player and are interested in joining us, reach out to us on Discord and talk to us. We’re willing to make exceptions under certain circumstances. As for crafters, we’ve got a few dedicated slots set aside for you. Understand that this is a position of importance as we’ll be relying on you to excel at your profession to provide our members with high quality gear.

Community Projects:
We consistently work towards building projects for the community, our biggest venture yet being The Ashes Post. This is a site created to function as a platform for content creators that strive to provide the best content for Ashes of Creation. Our work ranges from in-depth guides, articles, resources to helping streamers and content creators with logos, banners and overlays. You can find more details regarding this project on it's official forum thread. 


Experienced Leadership:
Experienced Leadership that will not waste your time. Everything about us, ranging from our shotcalling to our PvP experience is tailored towards large-scale PvP content. We are focused on being the best at siege content and we showcase the above in everything we do. Besides this, we believe in good PR, hence we organize a multitude of projects for the community.

Web API-Market Hub for AoC:
Ashes of Creation is a vast world with each node having its own unique economy. However as focused players, our interests lie in buying/selling at the best possible prices. To this extent, we’re working on a web-api based market hub where data entered into Discord is recorded into market spreadsheets using our automated infrastructure, allowing real-time updates by players across our server. This is a system that will be made available to our server for market listings.

Automated Infrastructure:
In our vision to push guild organization to its limits, we’ve established Discord as our primary platform and have built our features around it. Everything from our application process to the tools we use on a daily basis are fully automated thanks to the tools we’ve created. By automating our infrastructure, time that would normally be dedicated towards menial tasks is instead utilized towards other activities.

Alliance Features:
Guilds that are part of an alliance with us are given full access to our logistics, spreadsheets, boards and infrastructure, allowing them to stay ahead of the curve.

Ashes of Creation Info

Hardcore PvX guild that specializes in large-scale PvP. Heavy server presence and leaderboards are our focus. We require constant progression and end-game relevance. We push guild organization to its limits and offer top notch resources and tools. PvE content is cleared in order to PvP. We do NOT accept pure PvE players.