The Elder Scrolls Online

Guild Spotlight – Mostly Harmless

Don’t let their name fool you. This week’s featured guild is no stranger to the Alliance War.

Get to know the North American guild Mostly Harmless in our interview! They may be just the guild you’re looking for. If they aren’t, we’ll be featuring another guild soon. If you want to see your guild right here on the official blog, post your answers to our interview questions in this thread. Don’t forget to include some screenshots!

Does your guild’s name have a special history or significance?

Our name (Mostly Harmless) comes from Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy where the entry for Earth was listed as “Harmless”—later revised to read “Mostly Harmless.”

When was your guild formed? Tell us how the guild came together.

We formed in September of 2013 when a group of friends who had been gaming together for many years decided that the focus of a guild should be on the fun of playing the game instead of regimented "must attend" schedules. Instead, we believed that if we could get enough competitive-minded people who truly enjoyed each other's company that the incentive to join, play, and win as a guild would come naturally.

What alliance has your guild sworn fealty to?

The Daggerfall Covenant

Why did you choose that alliance?

Because early indicators from the PTS and betas suggested that DC would be the least populated and have an “older” playerbase –we want mature members who love tough fights!

How many members does your guild currently have?

80 in The Elder Scrolls Online and many more active in the community.

Does your guild have a website?


What times and days is the guild most active?

We are most active in the evenings into the early morning, from about 6pm EDT until 3am EDT.

What countries do your members span?

We are primarily located in the United States and Canada, but have members from Australia, New Zealand, England, The Netherlands, Colombia, Brazil, and as far away as Bahrain!

What does your guild focus on in-game? Do your members prefer delving dungeons together, fighting for keeps in Cyrodiil, roleplaying in the taverns, crafting and trading, or a combination?

We are PvPers for the most part, but you’ll find MH members in dungeons all over Tamriel and in Trials in Craglorn! We have many dedicated crafters and traders as well.

What makes your guild unique?

That we are incredibly organized and accomplish great things in Cyrodiil while maintaining the idea that nothing we do is mandatory. Our participation in guild events and on TeamSpeak is driven purely by the fact that people enjoy playing with one another and raiding together in PvP. Also that our guild is run by a group of dedicated volunteers who put in countless hours of work for no other reason than wanting to make a community that all members enjoy being a part of.

Is your guild part of a larger alliance of guilds? Why did you join them?

Yes! We are part of the Lion’s Watch alliance, dedicated to bringing glory to the Daggerfall Covenant! Member guilds include: Mostly Harmless, Brotherhood of Redemption, The Guardians, Sturmgrenadier, and Band of Brothers. We formed this alliance because we will never be a zerg guild, but sometimes you need great numbers to get great things done in Cyrodiil.

Does your guild ever host special events? If so, tell us about them!

We have two dedicated PvP raids per week as well as one day a week where we do something fun together as a guild. Sometimes we run world bosses and Dark Anchors, sometimes we play games together that aren’t ESO, like Cards Against Humanity or Smite. And if you see a large group of goblins running around Cyrodiil, that might be us, too!

What is your favorite or most memorable moment as a guild so far in ESO?

We make memorable moments every week in PvP, including crowning several emperors (many of which are located on our guild YouTube channel), but I think our most memorable moment has to be winning the QuakeCon ESO Team PvP Tournament!

Does your guild secretly (or not so secretly) follow a specific Daedric Prince? If so, which one?

We might have some dedicated followers of Meridia due to the fact that her desire to rid the world of the undead aligns with ours … also because she rewarded the faithful with a pretty nice sword in previous Elder Scrolls titles. Rumor has it that we might have some Sheogorath followers, based on how much we enjoy swiss-cheesing keeps...

After a long day of adventuring, where does your guild enjoy gathering to wind down?

Most of our downtime is spent within the newly repaired walls of a freshly conquered keep, but Cyrodiil is a big place and the downtime is usually fleeting.

Tell us five fun facts about your guild.

1. We are sponsored by Mr. Beer and 3-up Golf!
2. We host a podcast called “Games & Guilds” where we interview developers of current and future games.
3. Some of the most popular ESO add-ons were created by Mostly Harmless’ Wykkyd!
4. Our community is not only active in ESO; we have chapters and participation in a wide array of different titles.
5. Our guild leader might be Littlefinger from Game of Thrones ... they share a striking resemblance.

If people are interested in joining your guild, who should they contact?

Check out our website, YouTube, and follow us on Twitter! If you like what you see, put in an application to join!

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