NOOB is devoted to the health and growth of Siege Perilous through new players. While joining NOOB is an excellent way to get started on Siege, we will also aid you if you choose to be a free spirit or are setting up your own guild.
That said, however, membership in NOOB offers several advantages when it comes to getting started on 'The Hard Shard'. The NOOB tag quickly identifies you as a new character, or perhaps a returning player that is very rusty and not up to date on changes to the game and community. The NOOB tag is a reminder to a Player Killer that it is wise to allow fresh meat to fatten up to make the meal more enjoyable later. The tag is a suggestion to others to say hello to you when they might otherwise stealth by in silence. It is an open invitation for folks to invite you along on hunts, and to meet their guild mates. The tag is a prompt for others to cut you special deals or donate items and resources to assist you in your training.
Do not abuse the NOOB tag and the kindness that Siege grants it.
Upon joining, NOOB will give you a standard welcome kit comprised of a basic suit, a house placement tool, a book of masteries, a runebook with a few marked locations, and any complete spellbooks you may require except for Spellweaving (although we will gladly assist you with the quest needed to obtain and use one).
Additionally, Mages will receive a -29 mage wand. Crafters will receive an endless pitcher and may choose up to 5 low level crafting talismans. A warrior may request a weapon crafted with specific imbued properties without max intensities. Quivers, ninja belts, etc are available, but you are responsible for the ammunition.
As you gain in skill, NOOB can also offer a few other things. Around 90 skill or after a week of membership, low level masteries and power scrolls will become available to you if we have them. Crafters are welcome to a better selection of talismans for their trade, if we have them. It is up to you, however, to let us know how you are progressing. We love to hear how you're doing!
Upon placing a house on Siege, NOOB will give you a Mailbox with a house deco tool in it as a housewarming gift. We do ask, however, that if you eventually find you have no taste for life on Siege and have no intention of continuing to play on the shard to please consider freeing up the plot so that others may place.
NOOB will not give you gold, resources, an endless supply of tools, pink or blue scrolls, constant repairs, furniture for your house, or much of anything else in a material way other than the welcome kit. Assisting you in silently training so that no one ever knows you exist is not our goal. Our purpose is to help you find a home here, and to do that you will need to meet people. Introduce yourself to General Chat, and you will find that many people are willing to aid you. Make friends with a crafter to get your armor made or repaired, or learn where the stocked shops are for gear, house deco, and repair deeds. These are things you will need to know after you have graduated, and our goal is to teach you how to meet your own needs. We will gladly introduce you to people, give you ideas on ways to earn gold, and show you where the shops are!
We want to encourage you to get out there and meet the players of Siege. Do not worry about losing your gear if you see some one you don't know. The only way for you to truly get to know Siege is to say hello and see what they do. They may ignore you completely, offer to help you, or simply say hello as they pass by. They may kill you to judge your reaction, but then rez you. They may or may not take your gear or any portion of it. They might stab you, slit your mount's throat, call you horrible things while they pick your bones clean, and leave your ghost stranded. No matter what happens, you will have learned something about Siege and its community, and that is what your month in this guild is for. So long as you maintain a respectful and positive attitude, and were not careless or provoked an attack, NOOB will replace the suit. Take care with your other possessions, however.
As you near your third week of membership, please let the NOOB leadership know if you have found a new guild, would like help in finding one, or if you intend to found one of your own. We would be happy to assist you with information and make introductions. As your month comes to an end, NOOB will arrange a graduation party. It involves a public ceremony where you step out of the 'safety' of NOOB, are ritualistically slain, and become reborn as a full fledged citizen of Siege Perilous. It is preferred if an emissary of your new guild can also attend so that you may be guilded at the ceremony. At the end of the ceremony, there is booze and presents!
If, for whatever reason, you find that you wish to leave NOOB before your graduation time, feel free to do so. There is no commitment to NOOB – our goal is to help people get settled on Siege, and some folks do this faster than others. If you find that you need more time, please ask. The graduation date is not carved in stone, so long as it does not appear that you are taking advantage of the guild or the shard's generosity towards it.
Whether you choose to join NOOB or go exploring on your own - welcome to Siege Perilous!