Solace was formed in early April 2010 by a group of close friends who had met in game and played together for a number of years. Driven by the idea of creating the perfect home for socials, PvPers and raiders alike, we wanted to make a successful guild that ventures into just about everything WoW has to offer. Over the course of the Wrath of the Lich King and Cataclysm expansions we grew strong and ventured into raiding as well as RBGs. Like many guilds out there we struggled momentarily during the switch to the new expansion, before as well as after the release of Mists of Pandaria. But after a rough start we cleared MSV, HoF, ToES, and made a start in ToT.
However, partly due to dissatisfaction with the game from some members as well as members who sought a more hardcore environment to grow further we experienced a downfall in members in early 2013. The guild leader at that time (Jadranka) had to quit playing due to real life circumstances as well and thus Solace became somewhat inactive for about 6 months. In August 2013 Jadranka returned and Solace started growing once again as a social raiding guild. We became mildly successful in raiding by clearing SoO and a few heroic bosses before Warlords of Draenor hit.
As WoD drew near we received more and more applications and after the start of Warlords even more members poured in. So many even, that we as officers had to conclude that closing recruitment all together was necessary to make sure Solace stays the close-knit guild that we want it to be, a few months later we started accepting socials again however. So far we are excited about how successful our guild has become and we are glad to say that we have been able to keep that up throughout Warlords of Draenor. While the guild got a tad quieter at the end of WoD, most old raiders have come back and even raiders from Pandaria and Cataclysm decided to rejoin us! We are more ready for the new expansion than we’ve ever been.
Whether a guild is purely PvP or raiding orientated, it must have a strong social backbone to succeed. This is our aim. Whilst we have our toes in everything World of Warcraft has to offer, our social side is of huge importance to us – without it we are nothing. It is what makes us a family. Solace wasn’t formed to be yet another guild, it was formed to be a place where like-minded people can enjoy the game together.
A big aspect of our social atmosphere is that, unlike many other guilds, we use real names in the guild. Should you, however, be uncomfortable with this you can just use your char name or any other nickname you are comfortable with. Feeling safe and secure is what we hope to achieve for all our members.
We offer the ability to feel free to talk and chat away, be it about serious real life stuff or about silly things, as well as the option to be a quiet person and rather not talk as much (a “hi” would be nice though ;)). All of this in a mature environment without swearing or backstabbing or drama. Should you have a conflict with any member be it an officer, raider, or social, we appreciate it if you bring this up to one of the officers. Any feedback will be taken into consideration in order to try and offer everyone a safe haven.
Supreme Leader – Aki (Pipa)
Commander – Borked (Kai)
Commander – Darcninox (Henri)
Veterans – Jadranka (Jade), Ragbak (Arnoud), Zariah (Svein)