Yo everyone. I’ve been trying to think about what to put up here for a few days and, either because I don’t want to think of it or just can’t, I’m not sure what to say. So I figure, just treat it like a band aid and tear some shit off. Thinking has never been one of my favorite things to do and there is no reason to start now.
As of tonight, we’ve turned the page and finished another chapter in EverQuest history: Triality has decided to shut the doors that it has had open since October 2002 and put the brakes on raiding and recruiting. On behalf of those that put their love and time into this guild, I want to thank all the leaders, officers and members that made an amazing guild possible for the past 11 years. That is no small feat and without all of you, it could have never happened.
Triality was different than any other guild I’ve ever been a part of. Triality was all about doing things our way. Doesn’t matter what was the right way or what was the traditional way; we’re doing shit our way. For better or worse, that mentality persisted from Day 1 until this day, 11 years later, and allowed us to be the #1 EverQuest guild in the entire world for quite a while.
I consider myself lucky, really lucky, to have been a part of something like Triality. Outside of the game, friends would ask why I’d play the same game for 13 years. And I would explain it to them time and time again: it’s not just the game, it’s the people. And while they understood that concept they could never really understand that concept.
I’ve been a member of Triality for 1/3 of my life. When I joined Triality, I was a single dude in my early 20s and today I’m in my early 30s, married with a lower-case q on the way and a head full of memories which aren’t made by just a game but are made by some amazing people and experiences which transcend pixels and an internet connection.
So thanks. Thanks to all of my guild leaders, officers and members which let me and scores of others enjoy their time in EverQuest that much more because you all had the passion and drive for the people, the game and most importantly the guild. We all appreciate it more than me or anyone else could ever express in size 6 Arial font.
We’ll all find new guilds in EverQuest to enjoy the game for years to come and while it might never be like what we all got to experience in Triality, just remember: You feel that way because you were one of the lucky ones that got to experience what it meant to be a member of Triality. Don’t ever forget that shit.
– Quarken Xired
tl;dr Level 100 Warrior LFG
Originally posted by qxx • Sep 03, 2013 00:38
Recruitment InfoUpdated Nov 12, 2010
Yo everyone! As we all know, today officially kicks off House of Thule. To celebrate this momentous occasion, on a day of endless delays and patches, we bring you an action packed look at our journeys through the Underfoot in the form of a stylish and slimming .wmv movie.
This year’s musical selection bids farewell to our once loyal companion, Andrew W.K. However, it bids a farewelcome to the progenitors of horror-punk; the venerable and legendary Misfits. And to help usher in this changing of the musical guard, we’re kicking it off with three Misfits tracks, all cut up and spun up to suit our style and profile. Enjoy!
Originally posted by qxx • Oct 12, 2010 01:09
Recruitment Info(Note: If you suck at life, please go here)
A short news post, but first the important bits: It’s the summer, so if you think you’ve got what it takes to be in Triality, contact Hylea, Kayanau or Gilthanos, and if you might actually be here December 1, we’ll probably talk to you!
I do need to report some sad news. This post should have been Quarken’s Crystallos video, but, in a ball of great fire, Quarken’s hard drive has gone to that big dustbin in the sky. Let us have a moment of silence for the Hard Drive of Awesomeness. Okay, done with that. More footage, along with a new & improved hard drive, should produce a new video, hopefully in the near future. I’m sure Quarken will be glad to be done with it.
Originally posted by Mendix • Jul 11, 2008 23:17
Yo everyone. Last night we took our first steps into Crystallos, Lair of the Awakened. Within an hour or two we had put our boot soles up some mud holes, but you can read about that in a near-future front page update. This update is to put a lid on our epic journey through Meldrath’s Majestic Mansion. Although, before the pleasure comes the business: Recruitment!
At this time we’re currently looking for a few good members to aide us in our ongoing struggle against the evil forces of Norrath. The classes desired are listed below:
Before applying, see our requirements in the Application section of our forums. If you meet those requirements send Powdwar or Quarken a tell in-game.
Back to the fun stuff. Much to everyone’s surprise, mine included, we have put together a quick movie of our fun times in Meldrath’s Majestic Mansion. Like always, the soundtrack is driven by that cherub of cheer, Andrew W.K. Please enjoy!
Originally posted by qxx • Feb 19, 2008 18:16
Yo everyone! It is time for celebration, inebriation and admiration of the creation of this here congregation that we call Triality. Just this past month we celebrated our 5th year anniversary as a guild, and in true Triality fashion, here is the late front page update telling you all about it.
Five years is a long time to do anything. I haven’t done anything for that long consecutively except get balder and fatter. But anyone, from any guild that plays hardcore EverQuest, knows how
difficultnearly impossible it is to keep things together for any amount of years – especially five of them. Five years is a long time for a guild to stay rolling and keep our head above water. Lucky for us, we don’t just keep our head above the water – we dive into the shallow end and piss in the kiddie pool. And for some reason, that makes us a better, stronger, guild year after year. Nobody knows why; don’t ask. So this front page update is just a nod to the times we’ve had and the times we’re gonna have. So sit back and put on your readers as we reminisce; putting the mental in sentimental. 0.0WIDT?
• The History of Triality •
Holy shit, that was a lot of things we did. And you know, looking back on all those good times, I was reminded of the members, or almost members in some cases, that we came across. You know, the members who’s names we’ll never forget – and not for the good reasons. Now, we’ve seen a shitload of people come in and out of our doors over the years and Dalnoth and I don’t have the greatest memory however…
After much research and intense analysis, we complied a list of the worst most trashy players to ever ride beside us. The list was lengthy at first, but we whittled it down to the Top 10 most terrible-wrapped-in-awful candidates. And, I don’t know about you, but I can’t celebrate properly unless I’m half-cocked and ripping into someone to make myself feel better. Don’t be confused, you aren’t about to read the starting lineup in this year’s Special Olympics wiffle ball team; this is Triality’s Hall of Shame.
Neo gets the benefit of number 10 because he lasted the longest out of this pile of failure. Neo’s offense: He never met a pixel pussy he couldn’t digitally diddle. I would say I never saw Neo grouping with men, but I’m pretty sure 90% of his cyber-queens were packing in the pants behind the screens. On top of that, Neo had a nice habit of conning huge sums of platinum from unsuspecting ‘friends’ to fuel the IGE.com industrial complex. These EverQuest subscriptions ain’t gonna buy themselves, ya know.
This guy had the healing capabilities of an AIDS Super Soaker™ and the brains of a child trapped under the ice in December who gets found in June. He single-handedly paved the way for ‘judge applicants by the stupidity of their name’. So he comes in at number 9 because that was one good thing he didz0rz.
You may remember Broagg or should I say broagg.com/live-webcam-boi.htm When Broagg wasn’t snapping into a riposte discipline at the worst possible times he was offering to haul out his ‘1hb’ on his webcam for anything with a vagina. I’m pretty sure he retired and became lonelygirl15.
Dorgamer built his EverQuest portfolio with Triality and then decided to invest his profits in Momentum. I don’t know how well that worked out, but I did see him at the PoK bank filling out Chapter 11 forms and some repo-man was seizing his weapons and armor. He might have not made the list if it wasn’t for the fact that he made the decision to leave us in the middle of a Redfang fight. Stay classy, pal.
Dezyn could have been an great member of the guild if she wasn’t always so busy flying around the world to exotic locations doing photo shoots. Because, you know, she was multi-million dollar supermodel. I think it was around her extended break in Sweden when she finally got the boot. The lying wouldn’t have been so bad is she didn’t send her picture to every single person in the guild trying to really sell the lie.
Someone get Faidian a cab to the library right now! We need backup! Faid’s ISP went out one night, and being such a dedicated and hardcore player that he was, he went all the way to the library to make a post explaining his internet troubles to us and how he was very sorry he couldn’t raid with us that evening. Unfortunately for Faidian, Nuntius PI was on the IP and noticed that Faidian’s house and library had the same IP address. Whoops. Instead of accepting the hilarious embarrassment, Faidian dug himself into a pit of lies of which he couldn’t climb out. The motherfucker could rock the ill Dewey Decimal System though. Word up.
In the 5 years we’ve been a guild, Bruizerr stands out as the worst applicant in the history of Triality. Classic Bruizerr moment: Strapping Hatchet the Torturer to his chest and carbombing not just the entire raid, but specifically the rez corner we had setup. Let’s not forget about the time Bruizerr single-handedly depopped The Performer by miskeying emotes. Denied.
When you can’t find help for your Epic 2.0 quest at 3AM when only 10 people are online; 6 of which are AFK and 4 of which are bots, do you:
a.) Wait until tomorrow
b.) Flip the fuck out and deguild
c.) Flip the fuck out and deguild, talk shit about your former guild, troll their forums talking shit, deny any of this ever happened and then months later, to this very day, spam every officer in your former guild apologizing and begging to return. C for the answer. A for persistence. F for life.
postapplication?ENDMAC I’m not really sure about Alwayys. I think his massive system of third-party software became self-aware like Skynet and posted the application to the guild for him. Terminated.
Volt had the benefit of being our only Enchanter for a short period of time. And within that short period, he became an ego torpedo and thought he was the cat’s meow. The self-proclaimed King of All Enchanters took his skill of being able to mez 67 mobs simultaneously elsewhere, along with the majority of our strategies. Unfortunately for Volt, our strategies only work for us and not hastily created, second-rate, Johnny-Come-Lately shitter guilds. He realized this though, and then tried to actively recruit our entire guild into his team of failure. Unlike most of the Horrors of EverQuest listed above, Volt still actively carries disdain for anything and everything Triality. And this, my friend, has you batting in the lead-off spot for this Top Ten Team of Failure.
Now, we don’t want to seem like a hateful and bitter group of people. So now that we’ve highlighted the worst people we’ve come across in five years, I think we should throw some props out to the good shit. We’ve had a ton of members over the years who have come and gone that were/are just amazing players and megawesome people. To list them all here would be like impossible. That being said, few people retire and are missed as much as this guy and few people made us collectively laugh and question our faith in humanity as much as Fishlip. And since he was always a staple in the quote section of these updates, we’re going to take a look at the best of the worst of Fish’s whacked out brain over the years.
Well that’s really it. Just a fun relaxing update for now. The new expansion, Secrets of Faydwer, drops soon so look back here for toetags and teabags on the corpses of everything it brings to our doorstep. So, to everyone in this guild past and present, I raise my 12 ounces of Pabst Blue Ribbon in the air and salute. Here’s to swimmin’ with bow-legged women.
Originally posted by qxx • Oct 29, 2007 14:17
Yo everyone. While we take this expansion off-season to prep ourselves for the fun, excitement, cash & prizes that surely awaits us in Secrets of Faydwer, we still manage to find ways to prove that Triality has the biggest balls in the playground. Just when you thought we were the sexiest, hardest, most cunning adventurers you’d ever lay your worthless eyes on, we go and reinforce our position as The Don Megas of EverQuest by slaying the infamous Lord Nagafen. Lord Nagafen? You read that right but let me sexplain.
We’re still living in endless frustration. Sony can’t seem to keep an instance of Solteris from crashing long enough for us to complete a single fucking raid. Despite this, we still manage to gather up a full raid of stone cold killers every night. So we have to find something to do. And when we find ourselves in that position, there’s always Shrouds.
Originally posted by qxx • Aug 21, 2007 12:50
Yo everyone. Just a brief update on our comings and goings right now. Front page updates will be sparse until we get a new expansion to pounce all over. On the plus side, we’ve gotten a John Deere™ sponsorship due to the amount of farming we’ve been doing in Solteris, the Throne of Ro.
But for right now, I present to you a gift,
these two droidsa new Triality movie has been constructed showcasing our aforementioned activities in Solteris, the Throne of Ro.
The movie’s soundtrack is helped along by two bands this time: The original Scumdogs of the Universe GWAR & the merry-time mastermind Andrew WK. We hope you enjoy it.
A lot of people ask me all kinds of questions about what goes into these movies we put up on our site. So, I figured I’d share some infoz about the process. After all, sharing is caring.
I use Fraps to record everything. To get the variety of footage I need, recording usually starts immediately upon entering the zone for the first time and goes on every night until the video is rendered and uploaded. The more clips/source material I record and have to work with, then the less ‘repetitive’ the movie will feel, which is difficult when you’re limited to a single zone as the movie’s subject. That’s why as much variety in the recorded clips is critical. As an example, pre-processed/sorted/cropped source material (just the raw clips I recorded) for the Solteris movie resulted in nearly 1,000 video clips, totaling nearly 30GB of data:
A lot of those clips are really cool moments that I capture but the majority are just junk; ranging from people just standing around to me waiting for an NPCs to run through an animation and they aren’t behaving to me around to me just accidentally hitting the record button and so on…The idea is to capture something cool and interesting sort of by chance. If you try and make you’re source material ‘cool’ it’ll come out looking staged and boring. I think so anyway. The I open each clip in VirtualDub and comb through them one by one, frame by frame (no exaggeration) in order to condense it down to just the clips I feel will work best in the movie. That whittles the first batch of clips down by about half, but the storage size increases dramatically because of the increased quality and the compression change of the converted clips. Compare this image to the image shown above:
After exporting each clip from VirtualDub and saving them in .avi format, I bring them into Adobe Premiere. Within Premiere, I break them all down into proper categories to make it easier for me to know what I’m grabbing and it really makes it a whole lot easier to mix up the video. Also, this really makes it easier to make sure every landscape, event, NPC, boss, etc. makes it into the movie. Again – variety is crucial! The source material ends up categorized and looking something like this:
After that, I send it out to my team of expert Korean sweatshop animators to put together into the final product. Did I say sweatshops? I meant happyshops. At the happyshops, I’ve heard it’s just a matter of assembling the clips in Premiere over the music in a way that mixes up the visual content and hits those musical cues. Export the final product to a .wmv or whatever format makes you happy and share it with the rest of the world, hoping they like it more than you do because I promise you’ll be sick of your own creation at this point!
Originally posted by qxx • Jul 18, 2007 00:14
Yo everyone. We took some time away from finding new and inventive ways of beating daily-modified Solteris raids to put together another video. This is just a ‘lil 44 second video with a teaser of Solteris, the Throne of Ro but mainly a tribute to all the folks here in Triality that make things great.
Originally posted by qxx • Mar 19, 2007 23:01
Yo ladies and gents. I’d like to take this brief interlude from our regularly scheduled front page updating to show off Triality’s latest appearance in the movie world. During The Buried Sea beta-testing, Triality was blessed with the opportunity to participate in the filming of a raid video to showcase the end zone Solteris, the Throne of Ro.
Triality would like to extend our deepest thanks to David “Nodyin” Ford for giving us this opportunity on top of coordinating everything and Ben Saret for doing such a great job at putting the video together. It was a pleasure and something very special to this guild. We hope to do it all over again. Thanks again guys!
Originally posted by Dalnoth • Mar 03, 2007 11:32
Yo everyone. Since we won’t be having any front page updates for a while because we’ll be farming ourselves into a coma while we wait for the new expansion to drop, we wanted to make sure you had a little something to satisfy your hunger for all things Triality. So, here is our newest movie of Ashengate, Reliquary of the Scale along with the previously released Frostcrypt, Throne of the Shade King movie. Hope you enjoy!
The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is.–BEST OVERALL Winston Churchill quote
Originally posted by qxx • Dec 04, 2006 00:33