After many months of hard work and dedication by people in more guilds than we can list here, Tarnished Coast has finally made it into a Tier 1 Matchup. After having dominated Tier 2 over the last several months, we have finally made it to the Tier that most said we'd never be able to fight in.
When the release of Guild Wars was approaching, we decided as a guild to not ally with many guilds we had known from the past to help create some mega server that steamrolled over the competition, TSL decided to look for something more challenging. We deliberately chose to go to what was known as the roleplaying server as it was well known that it would be a huge underdog. We had guilds that we knew from the past that said we were crazy, we'd regret our decision, and even had people suggest we'd never last.... they couldn't have been more mistaken. While they were quickly rushing to ally or join with megazerg guilds in Tier 1, Tarnished Coast started off several Tiers down in Tier 5. What we were pleasantly surprised with was how many other guilds like ourselves began to form with people who wanted nothing more than to see the server succeed.... and so it has.
Slowly not only our guild began to come together, as did the rest of the server. Those that showed they were up for a good fight quickly rose up and the ever famous Tarnished Coast community was born. When our community first began to work together, we took our beatings. However one this began apparent that confused the opposition.... we never quit. We kept coming at you and coming at you, regardless of the score and regardless of the losses. Eventually we would wear you down, at first simply due to nonstop effort. Eventually the skill, coordination and knowledge caught up and Tarnished Cost became a force and quickly pushed up the ranks of Tiers.
After many months of continuous wins in Tier 2, we have finally arrived.
Tarnished Coast, welcome to Tier 1. Bring everything you've got.