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Brother Bryder [DVDF][edit]

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Location
United Kingdom
Played Guild Wars since
June 2005

Guild Wars Background[edit]

I started playing Guild Wars in June 2005, after dabbling with EVE Online and World of Warcraft. A friend of mine (hiya Shadow!) pestered me into buying Guild Wars and he still owes me seven years of my life back! I own the original Guild Wars (Prophecies), Factions and Nightfall and Eye of the North and have at least one character of each profession, most of whom have completed the game. My primary character was my Monk, Brother Bryder who achieved a full 50/50 Hall of Monuments and God Walking Amoungst Mere Mortals title before going on to play Guild Wars 2.

I regularly organise and manage events and trips within DVDF or with other guilds and friends. I'm predominantly a PvE player but play PvP very occasionally.

Guild[edit]

Brother Bryder is proud to be an Officer of DVD Forums [DVDF], a member of the DVDF Alliance and a Senior officer of [DVDF] in Guild Wars 2.

DVDF is a tight-knit community, embracing all kinds of gameplay and has enjoyed some PvP success but are most active and better known within PvE community and the many events we've hosted, including:-

- Christmas 2006 gift giveaway.
- Canthan New Year 2007.  Members collected and presented ingredients in several pre-announced districts for each visit so hundreds of players were guaranteed special event Minature Pigs.  Many turned up to claim their minipet on the day or from the stock we kept for players who missed out.
- DVDF Birthday Party, May 2007.  We held a party to celebrate DVDFs second birthday, filling two International districts in Lions Arch for several hours while hundreds of Guild Wars players came to take part in the lottery, competitions and collect prizes and gifts given out during the party.
- July 2007 Lockpick event.  We were able to purchase thousands of discounted lockpicks after taking ownership of a town and made them all available to players in Lions Arch at "cost" price.
- Wintersday 2007 gift giveaway.  Over 1600 items were given away.
- Canthan New Year 2008.  Members collected and presented ingredients in 76 districts, helping more than 15,000 people!
- Wintersday 2008 gift giveaway.  Over 2500 items given away.
- Canthan New Year 2009.  

DVD Forums were featured as Guild of the Week on 19th June 2007.

Previous Guilds[edit]

In the time I've been playing Guild Wars I've been fortunate to have played an active part in some other good guilds:-

Rise of the Phoenix [Rise] (Guild Leader)

Joined shortly after coming to the game. I became Guild Leader briefly in 2005 but left to find a more PvE orientated guild when they became predominantly GvG-focused.

Bravehearts Xiii [any] (Officer)

I spent most of 2005 with [any], the Luxon Alliance which took control of and held the Luxon capital Cavalon.

Angels Symphonys [AnSy] (Officer)

Joined AnSy in early 2006 and remained with them until joining [DVDF]. During my time with AnSy they were winning and holding Hall of Heros most evenings and, as part of the ONL Alliance (ONL, DVDF, As, AnSy, DotB, LDS, WitB, Myth), controlled Kurzick towns during Summer 2006. Formed the AnSy Alliance when the ONL Alliance dissolved.

Myth Of The Phoenix [Myth] (Member)

I became friends with many people in Myth while in AnSy, before both guilds became allies in the ONL Alliance. I kept an account in [Myth] while they were in the AnSy Alliance but removed it when the account became largely inactive after re-rolling most of my characters on my main account. I keep in touch with my many friends there.

Characters[edit]

I have at least one of every profession, with a total of well over 42 million XP earned over about 8,000 hours played, split between two accounts.

Main Account[edit]

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Brother Bryder[edit]

Brother Bryder
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Species Human
Profession Monk Monk
Level 20
Experience 23 million+
Campaign(s) Tyria
D.O.B.
18 June 2005
Titles
My Guild Hall Smells of Rich Mahogany (5)
Holy Lightbringer (8), Legendary Spearmarshal (10), Tyrian Skill Hunter, Canthan Skill Hunter, Elonian Skill Hunter, Legendary Skill Hunter, Devourer of Wisdom (3), Advanced Treasure Hunter (3), Prosperous (4), Tragic (4), Fierce Hero (2), Protector of Elonia, Protector of Cantha, Protector of Tyria, Tyrian Vanquisher (1), Canthan Vanquisher (1), Elonian Vanquisher (1), Legendary Vanquisher (1), Drunkard (1), Friend of the Kurzicks (2), Elonian Grandmaster Cartographer (100.0%), Canthan Grandmaster Cartographer (100.0%), Tyrian Grandmaster Cartographer (100.0%), Legendary Cartographer, Guardian of Tyria, Guardian of Cantha, Guardian of Elona, Legendary Guardian, Secret Agent, Legendary Delver, Not Too Shabby, Legendary Master of the North, Slayer of Hordes (9)
Armour
Monk Obsidian armor
Monk Elite Canthan armor
Monk Elite Kurzick armor
Monk Norn armor
Monk Tyrian armor
Goals
To attain rank 6 of People Know Me.

My primary and second oldest character. Completed every quest, mission and elite area in all three campaigns and all the quests and dungeons in Eye of the North.

 

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Bryder Bigblade[edit]

Bryder Bigblade
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Species Human
Profession Warrior Warrior
Level 20
Experience 2,929K
Campaign(s) Tyria
D.O.B.
13 June 2005
Titles
Protector of Cantha, Protector of Tyria
Armour
Warrior Elite Platemail armor
Goals
Complete Nightfall.

My second but oldest surviving character. He is my second most played character but most of his XP is from farming, mostly for the gold and materials for Obsidian armor from Fissure of Woe for Brother Bryder and Bullseye Bryder. And he is big and butch and not even remotely like a Teddy Bear!!

 

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Bryder Baynaloard[edit]

Bryder Baynaloard
User Bryder Bryder Baynaloard.jpg
Species Human
Profession Elementalist Elementalist
Level 20
Experience 2,623K
Campaign(s) Tyria
D.O.B.
06 July 2005
Titles
Kind of a Big Deal (1)
Holy Lightbringer (8), Legendary Spearmarshal (10), Protector of Tyria, Protector of Cantha, Protector of Elonia
Armour
Elementalist Elite Kurzick armor
Elementalist Elite Luxon armor
Elementalist Elite Stoneforged armor
Goals
Earn Guardian on all three continents and gain People Know Me. Capture all Elite skills and master more builds.

Completed all three campaigns. Create mostly to try out E/Mo healing builds. I like his Prestige Armours but never really enjoyed playing him much before Searing Flames and Sandstorm but now I let him out occassionally for a spot of destructive nuking and have recently been trying to address his shameful lack of skills to allow me to play some other useful builds.

 

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Hugely Bare[edit]

Hugely Bare
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Species Human
Profession Mesmer Mesmer
Level 20
Experience 632K
Campaign(s) Tyria
D.O.B.
23 August 2005
Titles
Protector of Tyria
Armour
Mesmer Elite Enchanter armor
Goals
Retired!

Completed first two campaigns. Created as a joke and ended up levelling him. Lacks the skills to be considered properly developed, and I lacked the motivation - Brother Bryder has more Mesmer skills than my Mes!! I enjoy playing Mesmer but have never been keen on this character so I rolled a new one during the Christmas 2006 holidays and found Mr Bare a nice comfy chair in the sitting room facing the window of the Mule Retirement Home.

 

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Blackmagic Bryder[edit]

Blackmagic Bryder
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Species Human
Profession Ritualist Ritualist
Level 20
Experience 990K
Campaign(s) Factions
D.O.B.
04 July 2006
Titles
Survivor (1)
Armour
Ritualist Elite Imperial armor
Ritualist Elite Exotic armor
Goals
Complete Prophecies and Nightfall.

Completed Factions campaign. My last character before Nightfall and just reached Survivor before getting stuck against a wall and hacked to death by a Crimson assassin! D-OH! Stumbled eratically through the game with some help from friends in DotB before finally completing Factions with help from guildies.

 

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Blackbelt Bryder[edit]

Blackbelt Bryder
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Species Human
Profession Assassin Assassin
Level 20
Experience 988K
Campaign(s) Factions
D.O.B.
April 2006
Titles
(none)
Armour
Assassin Seitung armor
Goals
[Protector] of Cantha, Complete Nightfall and get remaining Assassin elite skills.

Finally left the island after lanquishing in the monestary for 14 months and completed Factions campaign.

 

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Bryder Barakiel[edit]

Bryder Barakiel
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Species Human
Profession Paragon Paragon
Level 20
Experience 1,507K
Campaign(s) Nightfall
D.O.B.
14 November 2006
Titles
Sunspear Commander (4), Survivor (2)
Armour
Paragon Elite Sunspear armor
Paragon Sunspear armor
Goals
Complete Prophecies, Factions and Nightfall

The character I'd been bringing through Nightfall behind my monk. For anyone who was wondering (or cares), Barakiel is the Hebrew name of one of the seven archangels, one of the four ruling seraphim, angel of the month of February, and prince of the second Heaven as well as of the order of confessors. He has dominion over lightning and is also one of the chief angels of the first and fourth altitudes or chora in the Almadel of Solomon. He is a ruler of the planet Jupiter and the zodiac signs of Scorpio and Pisces. He is said to grant success, good fortune and inspire joviality and a sense of humor. My birthday is in February, I'm a Piscean and the rest fits kinda nicely (ok, ok, I'm not ruler of Jupiter!).

 

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Baba Bryder[edit]

Baba Bryder
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Species Human
Profession Dervish Dervish
Level 20
Experience 433K
Campaign(s) Nightfall
D.O.B.
27 October 2006
Titles
(none)
Armour
Dervish Elonian armor
Goals
Start and complete Nightfall.

My new Nightfall Dervish. I'm quickly coming to the opinion that Dervishes are "the new assassin" unless something changes radically - like Dervishes become suddenly half useful, remotely fun to play, and less like foe fodder this guy is probably destined for Muledom.

 

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Bryder De Buatier[edit]

Bryder De Buatier
User Bryder Bryder De Buatier.jpg
Species Human
Profession Mesmer Mesmer
Level 20
Experience 1,540K
Campaign(s) Nightfall
D.O.B.
December 2006
Titles
Protector of Elonia
Armour
Mesmer Krytan armor
Goals
Earn Protector and Guardian on all three continents.

Aka "Mini-Mes". My new Mes, rolled to replace Mr Bare. Not sure if it's just that I prefer this new Mes or if being in an alliance surrounded by the buggers has some influence, but I've (re)discovered a love for playing Mesmer and this guy is one of my favourate characters at the moment. The name is derived from Buatier De Kolta, the French illusionist who created many of the illusions still performed by modern magicians. Completed three campaigns and, within a few week, had more skills and XP than his predecessor Mr Bare gained in the 15 months before his retirement.

 

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Biohazard Bryder[edit]

Biohazard Bryder
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Species Human
Profession Necromancer Necromancer
Level 20
Experience 1,546K
Campaign(s) Tyria
D.O.B.
21 January 2007
Titles
(none)
Armour
Necromancer Istani armor
Necromancer Tyrian armor
Necromancer Kurzick armor
Necromancer Elite Scar Pattern armor
Goals
Earn Protector and Guardian on all three continents.

Enjoyed playing my Mes all the way through far more than I expected so decided to reroll my Necro and Ranger on my main account. This guy replaces Brydus Blackblood from my second account. Completed three campaigns.

 

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Bullseye Bryder[edit]

Bullseye Bryder
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Species Human
Profession Ranger Ranger
Level 20
Experience 2,266K
Campaign(s) Tyria
D.O.B.
February 2007
Titles
Survivor (2)
Armour
Ranger Obsidian armor
Goals
Earn Protector and Guardian on all three continents.

Aka Ranger Jr. The last char I re-rolled to replace the olds ones on my second account. This guy replaces my old ranger Brydus Bowyer. Completed all three campaigns in normal mode just before hard mode arrived and not really played him much since. The profession has a fair amount of variety; I enjoy playing Confure/Barrager, BHA or trapping from time to time, but never really keeps me interested for very long.

 

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Bryder On The Storm[edit]

Bryder On The Storm
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Species Human
Profession
Level 20
Experience n/a
Campaign(s) Tyria
Cantha
Elona
D.O.B.
As Required
Titles
N/A
Armour
PvP
Goals
Kick Ass! Earn Fame... fortune would be nice too.

My PvP character. Re-rolls as required for whatever it needed in PvP teams and can be pretty flexible since I've unlocked all skills (and pretty much everything else!) on this account. Despite my primary PvE character being a Monk, I loath playing monk or any healing build in HA!

Second Account[edit]

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Friar Brydus[edit]

Friar Brydus
User Bryder Friar Brydus.jpg
Species Human
Profession Monk Monk
Level 20
Experience 1,757K
Campaign(s) Tyria
D.O.B.
26 August 2005
Titles

Protector of Tyria

Armour
Monk Star armor
Monk Sacred armor
Goals
Farmer. OOoo-arrrr!

I opened this account for playing FoW and UW on American servers when Europe rarely had favour. Never really happened. I completed Prophecies and Factions compaigns and earnt a stack of XP from Faction Farming when the ONL Alliance was holding towns, but otherwise rarely gets let out to play.

 

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Brydus Bowyer[edit]

Brydus Bowyer
User Bryder Brydus Bowyer.jpg
Species Human
Profession Ranger Ranger
Level 20
Experience 1,203K
Campaign(s) Tyria
D.O.B.
08 September 2005
Titles
[Protector] of Tyria, [Protector] of Cantha
Armour

Ranger Ascalon armor

Goals
Protector of Elonia.

Completed three campaigns. Created this character after moving the account back to European servers to play all the way through Prophecies with a friend. Enjoyed trapping UW and the occasional Tombs run but rarely play Ranger any more except for an occasional damage fest as Conjure/Barrager. Salvaged his Ranger Obsidian armor after I created Bullseye Bryder on my main account.

 

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Brydus Blackblood[edit]

Brydus Blackblood
User Bryder Brydus Blackblood.jpg
Species Human
Profession Necromancer Necromancer
Level 20
Experience 941K
Campaign(s) Tyria
D.O.B.
30 October 2005
Titles
[Protector] of Tyria
Armour
Necromancer Kurzick armor
Necromancer Elite Scar Pattern armor
Goals
Retired.

Never really liked the idea of Necros so took me ages to get around to trying one. Probably my second favourite character now - love playing SS/Echo and Blood builds but still refused to go Minion Master (Yuk! Dead things!!) while I was playing this character. Completed Prophecies and Factions before being replaced by Biohazard Bryder on my main account.

 

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Brydus Brownale[edit]

Brydus Brownale
User Bryder Brydus Brownale.jpg
Species Human
Profession Warrior Warrior
Level 13
Experience 59,207
Campaign(s) Tyria
D.O.B.
April 2006
Titles
(none)
Armour
Warrior Krytan armor (Collector)
Goals
To never leave pre-searing.

Pre-Searing Charr/Dye farmer, shall remain ever in the land of prettiness, flowers and sweet little Gwen, never to suffer the torment of searing or that damned stupid prince!! Bliss! Recently got his first birthday present.

Links[edit]

DVDF Alliance

DVDF Alliance Web Site and Forums.


The main alliance, DVD Forums, is aligned with Kurzicks. A second alliance, The Build Company (also with the [DVDF] tags), is aligned with Luxons.


Dvd Forums Alliance
Leader Dvd Forums
Members Greener PasturesGoing FishingDvdfs Away From The Game

The Build Company Alliance
Leader The Build Company
Members The Build Company