Farsight is a guild with a long, albeit mundane, history stretching back in some form to the last century. 😳
…No, seriously — several of us played Everquest together in our raiding guild called Farsight, and have kept in touch and continued playing MMO’s since the late 1990s. That said, it was only when we moved servers to Sargeras soon after the launch of Legion that we changed the name of our current guild to Farsight in homage to the original EQ guild.
While different subgroups of us have known each other and played together for many years, our current guild had its start on the Thorium Brotherhood(US) World of Warcraft server mid to late Wrath of the Lich King era, and changed its name to Stormfront with the launch of Cataclysm.
For the record, that name was chosen for its fit with the Cataclysm theme, with the imagery of rolling clouds, lightning and thunder (and honestly, having read the Jim Butcher Dresden Files book of the same name around the same time, the name was in my head anyway). It felt evocative and fitting. Unfortunately, considerably later we discovered another group of the same name which we in no way whatsoever wanted to be confused with. We held out for several years, but took the opportunity to change the name when we moved the guild.
Guilds have a personality of sorts. Our core, after a typical rocky startup, has aged into a strong and steady force. We’ve had hundreds of players join and leave over the years, yet we retain our core identity of being fairly serious, but low key players.
We say we shoot for a low drama environment. The truth is, drama comes and goes, but we weather it and it washes out. The people that stay like each other, like playing together in largely the same way, and welcome others that feel the same way.
We try to respect and appreciate our similarities and our diversities, of all types. We have a reasonably diverse group, in terms of age, background, etc., though probably skew older than most raiding guilds. While we have a fairly high population of professionals, business owners, etc., we also have students and people with widely differing backgrounds. We are in multiple time zones, and several countries.