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Dec 12 2015 10:22 PM | Istari in General
We will be performing some planned maintenance to our server at the end of this year through the beginning of the next. During this time all Amazon Basin websites and services will be taken offline.
Please share the word through any of your online in-game communication mediums.
Thank you for your understanding,
Aug 06 2015 10:37 AM | Texson in Guild Wars II
Where possible, our ABGW guild seeks to provide maximum service for its members. Our In-Game Guild has a hard cap of 500 players. We are currently at 470. With the Heart of Thorns expansion coming soon, we will likely hit the cap very quickly.
A count of the In-Game Guild shows that we have approximately 70 players who have not signed into game for over 18 months. (After 18 months the game stops counting and labels the players' duration as "Unknown"). Our plan is to remove these inactive players from the ABGW in-game roster beginning September 1. Our In-Game Guild will then have about 100 slots available for new arrivals and returning players.
Please note. Any player who has been dropped from the in-game roster for inactivity and wishes to resume active play can simply re-register by contacting anyone from the Leadership Team or Basin Game Council. If you have friends that haven't logged in for some time and you know are going to be coming back to GW2 for HoT, please let them know.
Texson and ceolstan, Co-Leaders
For the Leadership Team.
Jul 02 2015 10:50 PM | mark1030 in General
A new era of Path of Exile begins in a little over 1 week. This expansion contains so many upgrades and additional content, they have numbered it release 2.0. It includes new deterministic lockstep netcode that eliminates one of the biggest frustrations for players - desync. They have added new servers around the globe to give players better latency. I've been playing on the closed beta release and I can tell you it is awesome. I rarely experience lag and playing without desync is amazing.
The new content being added is extensive. It includes an entire new act with 8 boss encounters, new skills, new items, many new UI improvements, and new challenge leagues. One of the new item types is jewels, which can be inserted into sockets in your passive tree, give so many more options for build customization. There are many unique jewels that give bonuses not available anywhere else and rare jewels can have 4 affixes, which can give offensive or defensive boosts. Another new item type is the Divination Card. These cards can be found in specific areas and when you collect a full set, can be turned in for specific items or currencies. They will allow players to farm areas looking for particular items. The number required to complete a card set varies, so sets that give very desirable rewards will be harder to complete. But you won't have to rely on complete randomness since you will be farming in the area where the card you want drops.
The learning curve on this game is higher than many games, but that comes with giving so much control to players in how they want to customize their builds. Even veterans will have things to learn with all the new stuff in this release. So if you haven't played before or have been away for a while, come join us for 2.0. It looks to be a great release. And it's still free to play!
I've just given a teaser, but a lot more info is available here: https://www.pathofex...om/theawakening
Jun 10 2014 05:56 AM | Istari in General
Welcome back to the all new and fully combined Amazon Basin!
The final merger at initial glance appears to have gone smoothly!
- 1506621 Total Posts
- 20161 Total Members
- 2656.69MB stored in the DB
- 302,888 Private Conversations resulting in 327,681 Messages
Dec 04 2013 10:46 PM | Istari in General
With the recent and upcoming forum mergers back under one roof, we wanted to streamline how you can access the various sections of our website, and more importantly, an easier way to distribute our community within your games and friends.
Direct Forum Links:
Please use these links when you tell others about The Amazon Basin; they will point to their home now, and will seamlessly transfer to their new homes once each of the forum mergers take place.
All guild news, for all our games, can now (or soon will be upon each mergers completion) be found centralized at our homepage:
From there, you can elect to view specific games and make comments that tie directly in with the individual forum topic.
Nov 18 2013 01:48 AM | mark1030 in Path of Exile
Our in game guild has just reached (and exceeded) the 100 member milestone! MercIceman and Sledgehmr are members 100 and 101, so cake and ice cream will be served by the guild stash commemorating the occasion. Reido and Akwonger have been assigned to clean up the mess, since they would have been the lucky winners if they had accepted their guild invites sooner.
This is a momentous occasion. It's cool seeing some of the names I remember from the early days of our community joining us. Our PoE guild has grown to over 100 without any advertising or recruiting, so the vast majority of the people here were already Basiners who returned to play with friends. Thanks to everyone who makes this place so special and keeps us coming back for more. I look forward to the day I announce our 200th member
Nov 08 2013 04:40 PM | TPJ in General
With two openings to fill as Community Admin, I reached out to my top two candidates. Thankfully, they both accepted.
I'd like to introduce Erinye and WeeScot as The Amazon Basin's newest, freshest Community Admins. Both have been extremely active in this community for over 10 years. They've each held numerous roles helping run guilds and manage operations here on our Main Boards. They're both perfect for the job and I couldn't be happier to welcome them into their new positions - complete with keys to the executive washroom.