Watchdog Coalition is a multi gaming group that has a rich history, friendly members both past and present, and plenty of fun to share.
The founding members who had played multiple other games with each other, but had since lost touch, contacted each other about a new and upcoming game. “Star Citizen” was the current hype (and a full course of negative press). The founding members decided they would be some of the first to step foot in Star Citizen’s universe, and start their own guild. This was the founding of what would eventually be called Watchdog Coalition.
What started as “S.H.E.P.H.E.R.D”, a mercenary company for Star Citizen, quickly grew and our plans for Star Citizen grew with them. Eventually we had ideas for branches, officers, rewards, etc. However, this all came to a screeching halt when alpha patch 3.0 got delayed by almost a year.
S.H.E.P.H.E.R.D. started expanding into other ventures, including starting a stream team, and reaching out into other online and multiplayer games. Several of the members brought up the idea of rebranding the entire guild, as we would not longer be exclusively Star Citizen.
After much deliberation, the name Watchdog Coalition was agreed upon. A logo was promptly made, and remained our logo for over 2 years. In any game we could, we would show off our guild pride by plastering this logo anywhere and everywhere.
From here, the decision was made to become a full bore multi-gaming community. We expanded from our original Star Citizen only roles, allowing anyone to become officers, veterans, and watchdogs regardless of their ranks in SC. This is when we began playing the majority of the games we play today, such as For Honor, Heroes of the Storm, Final Fantasy 14, etc.
In 2019, Archeage Unchained was released, and this was the first MMO the Watchdogs would be there for at the very beginning. Planning and hype began formulating before release, and on release day the Watchdogs stormed into Archeage, recruiting, and making our mark as fast as we could. Unfortunately, as we came to realize, the term “Watchdog” was banned in Archeage (Korean MMOs… SMH) so we had to run around with the simpler name “The Coalition”
We recruited several people, and the idea started formulating that we needed a new logo. Something that could be seen across multiple games and always lead back to us. Now that we had grown extensively, thanks to Archeage, we could have a member in-house (Meera) make us our very own logo.
The purpose of this new logo was to unite all video games we played under one logo, regardless of whether or not we could be called Watchdog Coalition or not.
Both logos are used extensively, from the website, missives, and general day-to-day guild business.
This brings us to today, where we play most online video games, and carry the name Watchdog Coalition with us. From survival games like Atlas, and Last Oasis, to MMOs such as ESO, FFXIV, and Star Citizen. We’ve come a long way from our original shepherd days, and don’t plan on stopping any time soon! Come join us as we make our next move in up-and-coming MMOs.