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We all would like to welcome you to "Cradle Of Life". The guild has grown in size and renown, and we would like to continue this trend. In order to do so, we challenge our members to be active within our guild.(More activity equals more renown!)

We, the leadership, have learned that as DDO has evolved to be more competitive, we too must evolve as a guild to remain competitive with these changes. We have very active members who play on a daily basis, who contribute extensively to the guild's renown. It is through there efforts that we are rewarded with the ammentities now available from the guild airship. And it is our responsibility as guildies to make sure that those efforts are not made in vane.

It's all about TEAM work and RESPECT!!!

We can't expect a handfull of players to carry the entire guild,,,as a guild we should be doing the opposite. To achieve this, we require that all guild members be "active participants" in the guild. ALL guild members are required to keep their accounts active by logging their characters on a regular basis. Any characters not played in one months time will be permanently removed from the guild membership.

This is an active guild, not a storage guild. If you do not intend to be an active player, this may not be the guild for you. If you feel that you are up to the challenges of being an active member of the "Cradle of Life", we encourage you to come grow with us. 
Our guild was founded on the principles of helping new players in their quest to become better players. "Griefing" is not an issue in this guild. Our members are very informative and helpful due to their years of in-game knowledge and experience. If you have a question,,someone in the guild has an answer.

Our website is very user friendly and informative. Any information you want or need to know about DDO can probably be found here. (Thanks to the various postings from our Officers and Members)
When members have questions, concerns. or ideas for the guild, we encourage them to use the website and forums to make themselves heard.

It is our hope that your experience in DDO is prosperous, and fruitful!(No pun intended)

Thank You
GaPeach :)   aka: pandorasddo
zeonardo 3/6/2014 9:37 AM Graphs for server activity in the last 4 hours. Does it fit in here?
jaymictheunyielding 12/11/2013 12:35 AM
nm, Zeo let me back in. : )
jaymictheunyielding 12/11/2013 12:17 AM
I'm baaaaaaaack! ... and I got knocked out of the guild.
Zhentix 11/1/2013 8:35 AM
shared bank is on sale for non-subscription accounts, finally. amazing how annoying it is to not be able to move BtA stuff between toons.
ThomasHunter 10/21/2013 12:29 PM
All Reaver Raid Monday? Let's do this and get all toons raided for the Raider Chest !!!
ThomasHunter 8/31/2013 8:02 AM
Got my 6th character to level 20 yesterday afternoon - Roonwit! I love druids!
ThomasHunter 8/20/2013 8:37 PM
DDO is like a new game. Be prepared to learn how to build toons!! Great stuff - I love the new enhancements. The UI is flat out better as well. :)
ThomasHunter 8/17/2013 10:51 AM
Yes, it is not coming back with the update on Monday! Woot!
Zhentix 8/17/2013 9:54 AM
They have removed guild renown decay from the game?
ThomasHunter 8/15/2013 9:27 PM
No more guild all....woot!
ThomasHunter 8/12/2013 9:44 PM
1 week to xpak! I'm really pumped! I have a couple of early build ideas for the new Iconics....
ThomasHunter 8/5/2013 9:53 PM
2 weeks to xpak. Hope the NDA goes away soon - want to read all about it! :D
ThomasHunter 8/3/2013 7:56 PM
Taleisin made it to Eveningstar - bring on the expansion! :)
ThomasHunter 7/21/2013 4:26 PM
+1 Blood Stone - BOOM!
ThomasHunter 7/13/2013 4:45 PM
Not sure who plans on buying what, but I went in on the expansion today :)

CoL,,Beginning to Now!

Jeff Jenkins, Nov 28, 10 11:23 AM.
     Well guildies,,this month marks the 3rd year anniversary that Peach and I started playing DDO.(Coincidently,,we've been married the same length of time,,,LOL) In both cases,,it's been a very enjoyable adventure, to say the least!
     For those of you who are fairly new to the guild, Peach and I wanted to share a little bit of background information, to help you truly appreciate what a good choice you made in joining Cradle of Life.
     When Peach and I started playing the game, we really knew nothing about MMO's and RPG's,,,we just thought the graphics and the interaction were pretty cool,,and this would give us something to learn and enjoy together. We started playing with family members at first,,but they eventually lost interest, so we began to venture with other players on line. Eventually, we learned about guilds, and became members of a small guild made up of a few players that we frequently saw on line. But it was fairly inactive, and found ourselves pugging most of the time.
     Soon after, we started makiing friends of players who were in a much larger, more active guild, so we moved our guild membership. Through some of these more experienced, more frequent players, we learned a lot more about the game, and it's mechanics. Learned about how to build better toons. Life was good for a while,, then came the political and personal drama that changed our outlook of this particular guild. That was becoming less enjoyable for us,,and we wanted to make a change. In this process, we also wanted to give back to the DDO community, by helping foster other new players in the game. To help them enjoy, and learn the game,,,the way we enjoyed it. So, Peach and I decided it would be better and challenging to create our own guild, and thus, Cradle of Life was born!
     First of all,,Why "Cradle of Life",,how did we come up with the name? At the time, Peach had a toon that she was running,,Pandora,,and since we decided that she would be the guild leader, we wanted to build around the name. If you are familiar with the Tomb Raider movies, you would know that Pandora's box was hidden in a place known as the Cradle of Life, so we dicided that it would be a good name for us.
     We started running pug groups on a frequent basis, something we were already accustomed to. We were running at lower levels, because this is where it seemed most new players were needing help. Some of the first players to be invited to the guild, were very instrumental in helping with our guild building experience. Tubz, Philiptraum, and Firebrick were the first. Philiptraum was invited first,,who also had his daughter playing the game. This led us to the idea of building our guild to be family friendly. We set no age limits, and provided a safe haven for kids to play worry free. Tubz was then brought in because of his consistent ability to be a team player. The kind of guildie that would help without question and put everyone else's needs before his own. Firebrick then jumped ship from the same guild that we left,,and brought knowledge of the game, and experience to the guild.
     With just a handful of people, and a little bit of thought towards recruitment, and careful selection, the guild began to grow much faster than we anticipated. We were so excited at how well we were doing, but felt we needed to do more. After a couple of months, and several new additions to the guild, we eventually found ourselves recruiting players from another server,,Reckage and Zhentix,,each with their own supply of knowledge in various areas of the game. It was at this time, we had already considered building a guild website,,the question was,,how do we maintain it? How do we make it user friendly? What will it do for us? Lucky for us, Reckage had the knowledge for maintenance,,Tubz had resources to purchase,,Zhentix, Warpus, and some others had game knowledge to insert,,and the Cradle of Life guild and it's website have become an intracit part of our daily lives.
     For the past two years, we have seen our guild family grow. And without the help of ALL who are in this guild family, this would not be possible. We appreciate everything that our guildies have done to make this all possible. And we hope that you feel the same way about your guild family.
     Is this where it all ends? Of course not! Is our guild still growing? Absolutely,,,we encourage it. We pride ourselves in being one of the only guilds to be "new player" friendly,,always recruiting players who stand behind our family values. As Peach always says,,"If you're not having fun,,you're in the wrong guild!" All of our guildies warrant some sort of recognition for what they bring to this guild,,through knowledge, personality, or generosity. For this, you are greatly appreciated,,,by us, and all of your guildies.
     One final note to our guild family,,as we approach the season, be safe in your endeavors, and remember that Peach and I love you like family,,and hope that you and yours have a wonderful holiday season!

CRADLE OF LIFE ROCKS!! See you in game!!

CRADLE of LIFE - Players of Virtue

Sir Ebon, Jun 13, 09 12:19 PM.
Late one night, while waiting to fill and enter the SHROUD with a PUG party, the subject of Guilds became the subject of conversation.

It started out with grumbling and griping about how bad some guilds were, and how mean the members could be to other players. There were stories of players booted mid-quest, or dropped for the most trivial of reasons during some Guild runs. Certain Guilds were singled out as having the worst reputation for understanding and openness to other players - yet, it was mentioned that even in these disliked guilds there were players who could still be kind and generous. As the conversation turned to player generosity, the topic shifted to which Guilds were the best. Which Guilds have the nicest, most helpful, and understanding members.

So, here I sat [on one of my un-guilded toons] listening as other players gossip about the guilds in the game. And as the subject turned to the better Guilds, someone mentioned Cradle of Life. Immediately, there was a huge response from several people about how helpful and patient CoL members are. As the pride welled up inside me, I listened as different people from different Guilds praised CoL as one of the top guilds in the game for our helpfulness, understanding & patience, and fun attitudes. Some of our members were actually mentioned by name [including one of my alts] - It was all I could do keep quiet and listen to see just how we are perceived by others.

While this in no way proves anything, I think it goes far toward showing that our guild is making a positive impression on the DDO gaming community. We should all take pride in the way we are viewed by others in the game -especially when you consider the fact that we do this for the joy of the game, and that we don't put any effort into being anything other than ourselves.

We may not be the biggest Guild ... we may not be the toughest, richest, or most powerful Guild ...

We are the CRADLE OF LIFE ... the best place to be for a great game experience. I want to say thank you to all of my extended game family. And THANK YOU ALL for being who you are ! ! !
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Jeff Jenkins
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