When this guild was started, it was because we wanted to play with our friends and enjoy the adventure together. On that first day the game came out everyone had two choices, go to the PvP server with the hardcore players that were more about loot than comradery, or come to Hellscream US where we were more casual and all about having fun with friends. By being here in Hellscream instead of the other server, that says you made the decision that playing with friends was more important than gaining loot and feeling L337.
When we formed this guild, we decided it would be run more on consensus than some kind of formal leadership structure. We decided everyone's input was equally important. We would never force anyone to play a certain class/build or a certain way. It was about doing the adventure together. We never once asked a shadow priest to respec to holy, or a rogue to respec to get imp sap. It was your toon, and all that mattered was that you were there with us for the adventure. We never once excluded anybody from joining us because we had too many of one class, heck we would even take lower levels with us if we had the room. This was because it was about hanging out together and us not being a raiding guild.
Since that time we have added guildies and lost some, but we have prevailed. Our website HybridCouncil.com has grown a mind of its own. We have gone from huge and back to small again, and the still the people that we have lost come back now and again, cause for them it is home.
We have since then ventured into MC and BWL and conquered them. We have made alliances with guild such as The Reformation, and Soul Forge and made friendships that will last beyond the cyber world. This game has become part of our lives and brought us many fun times and will continue to do so in the future. We have lost a few family members along the way but they will be forever in our hearts. As this game has brought us all friends that we keep in this game and outside it.
Burning Crusade brought us to Karazhan and Magtheridon, which we took on with utter force and with the same pride as always. Lich King has brought on more successes and challenges, and still we continue. As the game progresses towards a brilliant mix for both the serious and the casual player we have branched out into Ulduar, ToC and other Tournament adventures. Hybrid Council continues to brave the continents that Blizzard continues to bring us, and we will continue still. We all look forward to future expansions and the amusement that those will hold. Our strength builds every day as we forge our way through Azeroth undaunted by the creatures that haunt us. Hybrid Council till the end.