01. What is <Esoteric Inquisition> ?
The Esoteric Order is a SWTOR Roleplaying Guild, located on the Darth Malgus (EU) server.
It's a mystical military order dedicated to gaining Dark knowledge and power by searching for ancient artifacts throughout the Galaxy.
Everyone can join regardless of class or level.
This Guild is what's called "light-RP", the idea is to mix everything the game has to offer (PvE, PvP, Operations, Crafting, ...) with an extra layer of RP fun, and explore the Galaxy !
02. How do I join ?
The first step is to apply to the Guild in-game by whispering (or sending a mail) to Graz'zt or any of the other Officers, and we'll contact you for a little talk just to see if you're gonna have fun with us and if we're gonna have fun with you !
03. What do you mean by "Role-playing" ?
Roleplaying means playing as your character, acting as if you actually were your character, instead of only playing as you the player. It just adds an extra layer of fun and immersion to the game !
Don't worry though, to us, Roleplaying doesn't mean we're always staying in-character no matter what, saying "thee" or "thou" all the time, and using weird emotes like <bows very gracefully with a look of deep respect in his half-closed eyes>
But it does mean that we don't care about uber-leveling-24/7-grinding players, everyone can play the game the way they want of course, but they're not the kind of people we're looking for.
If all you like in SWTOR is grind-grind-grind to get to max.lv as soon as possible and "pwn" everyone, well, have fun but forget about us ;)
A lot of people nowadays jump to a new MMO, try to reach maximum level as fast as possible, then get bored and quit ... rince and repeat with the next MMO ...
Well, we chose a different approach :p
The idea here is casual, medium-Roleplaying, taking our time, having fun while leveling up and exploring the deepest corners of the Galaxy.
04. Do we have a Guild Home ?
We don't have an official ingame Guild Ship yet, it should be coming soon, so for now we're using Graz'zt Galactic Stronghold (a Sith Academy) as our Headquarters and place of gathering.
All Guild members have a Bronze Key to access this Stronghold whenever they like, and Officers have a Silver Key.
You can gather there anytime you want, but please note that it's a IC place for us, whenever our characters are here you will have to stay in-character :)
04. Do we have a custom chat channel ?
Yes, as our Guild Chat is OOC (Out Of Character), we do have a IC (In Character) custom chat channel, it's supposed to be our holocommunicator which every member of the Dark Inquisiton have access to.
To join this channel, just type /cjoin esotericorder
06. What about my character's name & stuff ?
More info about that is to be found on this RP-specific thread.
07. What are the Ranks ?
The Ranks are used to show your ... well, Rank inside the Guild ;)
The Ranks are set individually by the Overlord (and shown on the Members page of this website), they do not depend on your character level but on your implication within the Guild.
All Guild members start as Acolytes, and the more they take actions to help the Guild (for example donating Credits so we can buy our Guild Ship, or helping organizing Guild Events, ...), the faster they will grow. So a lv50 character could be an Dark Templar while a lv20 character could be a Commander.
You can find a more detailed description of each Rank here.
Let me know if you have another question that could be added to this FAQ !