In spite of the limited access guilds have had during testing so far, a select few have achieved a great deal. Among them is CSM (aka Caelestium Project) a house that played on the RU server during the Guild CBT and was able to secure more territories than any of its competitors. We spoke with Sevatar, CSM’s founder and leader, about its early success and how it plans to go on as it has started.
HOW DID YOU FIRST FIND OUT ABOUT CONQUEROR’S BLADE?
We (a gaming clan of more than a hundred players) were searching for a suitable game, one that could accommodate our numbers and had the right kind of spirit. We were used to dark techno-worlds and we needed something with hardcore game mechanics and a non-vanilla setting, in which we could deploy the full power of a large experienced community and which wouldn’t be too small for us. Naturally, when we found out about Conqueror’s Blade it seemed to offer what we were looking for.
WHY DID YOU SET UP A HOUSE?
So that in death our enemies could know of those that killed them. More seriously, it was just to unite a number of in-game clans, so we can act as one cohesive unit.
WHAT DO YOU THINK MAKES CSM DISTINCT?
We know our aims and objectives and we do not deviate from them. We are not interested in roleplaying, or what happens in other guilds or between other players. We simply approach the game exclusively as a competitive discipline. We are serious about competence: We have training sessions lead by the most experienced players so that the least experienced can learn from the best
Inside the House, we maintain a warm and friendly atmosphere, which is appreciated by both the old-timers and the newcomers. This means a lot to everybody in the group and makes the effort worthwhile.
CSM WAS A CHAMPION OF THE GUILD CBT STAGE. CAN YOU EXPLAIN HOW CAME TO DOMINATE THE OPPOSITION?
In terms of leadership, we simply responded in a timely manner to rapidly changing conditions on the global map. We did this by reassigning and deploying our forces on priority fronts of conflict. We played the game as it’s meant to be played and we all concentrated on very specific tasks. In addition, we were able to implement our strengths while entrusting our allies to cover up our weaknesses.
WHAT ARE YOUR AMBITIONS FOR CSM WHEN THE GAME GOES LIVE?
We know how to unlock the potential in all our members and we’ll sculpt them into a formidable fighting force. Meanwhile, each individual will be able to specialise in their chosen areas of expertise
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE CLASS TO PLAY AS AND WHY?
I’ve enjoyed playing all the classes and they can all be effective once you’ve gotten used to them. Our members have mastered them all quite successfully so far, although we don’t know how much the classes will change before launch.
Nodachi is perhaps my least favourite, while my personal favourite is Longsword and Shield. It’s very versatile and multifaceted; it can assist allies while they heal, it tanks well and is useful in pushing assaults. Although it’s not an all-out PvP class, it suits my playstyle well.
WHO ARE YOUR MOST TRUSTED AIDES?
God alone helps me in governing the House. We needn’t suffer with such support!
ARE THERE OTHER HOUSES THAT YOU’D CONSIDER MORTAL ENEMIES OR DANGEROUS COMPETITORS?
Other Houses will know what we think of them after we’ve met them!
Many thanks to Sevatar for answering our questions. If you know of a house that is deserving of similar recognition that we should profile in the future article, please make your nomination via our Discord channel.