The Guild Sphere: Venom

Today we had the chance to speak with Gwabin from the republic guild Venom. Venom plays on the US server “Gauntlet of Kressh”. The guild is currently recruiting all casual players looking for a fun social environment. Check out the interview below:


Where did your guilds name come from?
Venom came from the Marvel comics character by the same name. Also we wanted a simple but bold name to stand out on our server.

Can you give me a quick 2-3 sentance description of your guild?
We are a relaxed social guild for all players who want to have a good time while playing and enjoy each others company while helping each other achieve goals in the game.

How did your guild come about?.
My Brother (Gonzolus), Cousin (Clloud), and I (Ekaj) decided to form a guild where we could have a good time playing the game. We had a guild in WoW by the name of Apathy and decided to run teh same type of guild in SWTOR.

What kind of play style do you focus on? PvE, PvP, RP:
Mainly PvE but we also PvP from time to time, but whatever play time a player wants to play.

What is your guild set up? How do you run your guild?
As on now, we have 3 leaders (Ekaj, Gonzolus, and Clloud) who manage new players and recruit. The only rules we have are: Don’t be a d*ck, Try to be helpful, and Dont be a beggar. But the atmosphere is pretty relaxed and usually we joke around about whatever is funny at the moment.

How serious do you play and/or run the guild?
To be honest, not to serious at all. I mean, we do have our rules but other than that, we just want you to have fun while playing. We don’t tolerate begging, harassment, or childish behavior.

Do you have ranks or a certain hierarchy in your guild?
I have yet to implement a full officer system since we are still growing but we do have the ranks as follows: 1.Guildmaster 2.Co-Guildmaster 3.Guildmaster Alt 4.Officer 5.Ltn 6.Member 7.Recruit

Why did you choose the Republic?
We chose Republic due to the heavy server imbalance towards Sith. Just trying to even out the universe i guess.

Why do you run a guild?
It was hard to find a good friendly guild who jsut want to have fun and joke around. So to remedy that situation, we just made one.

How do you approach Raid Planning?
Right now thats a long way off, i do plan on getting a voice server soon and the one rule i have is that if you cant at least listen in on a raid, you shouldnt be allowed to go.

Are you always open for new recruits or do you want to keep a certain guild size?
We are always open for new recruits.

Age Requirement?
We prefer +18 but as long as you dont act like a 12 year old you should be fine.

Guild size?
As of tonight its was 35 i believe but we are growing quickly.

What makes your guild stand out from everyone else? What makes your guild unique?
Aside from the awesome guild leaders and spectacular name? We are one of the few guilds who actually listen to its members and try to make everyone feel welcome.

What do you think of the game so far?
I do believe it is the best game ever created.

What Other Games are you currently playing as a guild?
None. It was WoW but ever since Beta opened for SWTOR i couldnt even log on without getting bored of it.

If somebody is interested now how and where can they apply for membership?
Most members can invite to guild, No application process. A simple “/who Venom” would work and pst any member online and bug em untill they shoot you an invite.

One last question, if there was one thing you could ask the Dev’s to include, what would it be?
Personally, i would like a companion hide head slot feature. I heard they were implementing a guild bank in march and that was one of my only big complaints. A guild repair service would be nice also.