The Academy was established as a learning guild to welcome both new members who need guidance in the game as well as experienced members who are interested in becoming part of a close-knit team of people willing to help, talk, laugh and share knowledge about the game, tactics, battle or even music. Our core belief: Demand nothing, encourage everything= we have very few rules. Boots come at 7 days and that's it. Donations to the treasury, participation in GE and having treasury boosting GBs are all encouraged but not demanded (and those with Obs, Atoms, and Arcs) are automatically entered into a weekly drawing for a prize of FPs! We are a decidedly non GvG guild- this may change in a year. We are a GE focused guild- despite not having a minimum spots/ wins per cycle we do remain competitive. 3 rd tier of GE is opened weekly and 4th tier is opened every bunch of weeks depending on the treasury. New cities or new FoE players are accepted after application without thought. It is our job to foster new players/ new cities. Upper era players who apply are looked over by our leadership team and are accepted if they have treasury boosting GBs. While having GBs like Arc, Atomium and Observatory are not required for low level applicants to be accepted- we need high level applicants to be working toward getting them or be willing to donate goods to cover the costs of GE unlocks if they do not have any one of the three. The Experience: A truly unique experience. We are highly team-oriented with helpful members who care about everyone's success. Players all have messaging rights and are free to ask and answer questions. We have chatter 24/7. We have multiple FP swap threads but personal deals are made readily when you've gotten to know your guildmates so one on one daily swaps are commonplace as well. We have both the lottery (mentioned above) as well as a weekly list showing any GB that is within 50 points of levelling so we can keep our GBs rising in value and BP hunters might catch a good slot. This guild is not for you if you do not like having a few pages of messages to go through each day. We are a medium- large guild that communicates so we can better work as a team.