So let me preface this, with I have been a Cabalist for a long time in previous incarnations, and existed on alts here and there with numerous other guilds, various ranks, usually some kind of lore secretary, so I kinda pride myself on having knowledge of direction or purpose whilst within an Organization.
Upon the creation of the Archivists I was definitely excited for a change, for a direction...for a class to have an involvement aside from "For Science" being a general mantra for every action involved. I had a great time in the former Cabal, despite it being a bit insular, I felt it was neatly organized and whilst probably a bit boring a niche for some people, there was established lore/events.
With the change to the Archivists, my honest opinion thus far is...
-Heres a guild we created for a new class.
The HELP ARCHIVIST scroll gives no idea what the guild represents, in fact its the most vague of any guild scroll I have had an opportunity to read. The expectations in the guild show no real direction of the purpose or ambition of the guild. aside from Bring Things to the guildhall, because the Directors are hoarders.
I dont see any documentation of events, purpose, reports, expectations.
I see a basic progression per the guidelines Razmael laid out for all guilds a couple years back, the only thing unique is the Archivists want books, so bring some books, congratulations you are a new Archivist.
What is an Archivist:
What does an Archivist represent:
Why choose joining the Archivum:
What is the future of the Archivum:
I dont know, it just kinda seems like, heres a guild we slapped together so you can be a librarian or hoarder...
Are there plans for the future to do something with the Guild to support its purpose?
Anyways, perhaps I am just a bit jaded and not seeing it, but thats likely due to the communication -not- be shared. I have seen a couple ideas for advanced progression...
The amount of Kalsu being used seems to be a bit of an Indorani thing...
Also, I know the Cabal historically was distanced purposefully from Kalsu and relating itself to the ankyreans...so is this back-tracking and re-establishing ourselves as an Ankyrean legacy.
I haven't really got a straight answer on what the Archivists future or purpose is...
I feel like its a guild stagnated on waiting for someone to nudge it forward.
The Divine voice of Tiur echoes in your head, "You know better than that. Bad."
A telekinetic newspaper swats your nose.