Welcome to Thalos.

    We were founded as a Star Citizen organization in 2013 on the ideal of a forward thinking, efficient community built by the members, for the members.

    We are primarily a community-focused organization which means that our main focus is on enabling and ensuring our members' enjoyment of the game. As such, we have no set specialization (such as bounty hunting or mining) but, rather, engage in as many game opportunities as our community desires. Piracy is off limits but we will embrace PvP as much as we do PvE.

    The major difference between our organization and other social groups is that we maintain the same passion for providing top-quality, meaningful tools and services for our members as you would expect from the largest groups. We have a firm belief that having fun and doing things well are not mutually exclusive. As such, we have leveraged our collective technical and creative talents to design self-sustaining, efficient services that will give our community a competitive edge without the bureaucratic overhead and red tape of those large groups.

    To learn more about our goals and intentions, please see our \\Overview page >>

 


We offer a wide array of careers with an efficient design.

    Our community features support for nearly every kind of game career so you can go mining one day, bounty hunting the the next, and exploring another. Or you can spend every day doing whatever it is that you love to do. Either way, you will never be locked into a certain play style and will always have access to the expansive, professional resources that you'd expect from a major organization.

    Beyond the standard in-game careers, our lean yet robust infrastructure allows members to take on positions that help us run from day to day. Whether your passion is to create multi-media content, write narrative or editorial pieces, interface with the greater gaming community, or analyze and optimize financial operations, we have a space for you to contribute and grow.

    To learn more about our structure and activities, please see our \\Careers page >>

 

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    Our years of leadership experience have taught us the value of the philosophy that Quality is better than Quantity. As a community-focused group, our recruitment process is fine-tuned to enure that our members have the greatest chance of enjoying our community. Our application process is more involved than most and our recruiters are trained to be patient and selective. We ask more of our applicants because we offer more in return.

    Regardless of our size, we intend to maintain a personal, family atmosphere. No member is "just another number" and every member has great freedom and flexibility to contribute to and evolve our community. Our staff will never lord over you with arbitrary rules or selfish agendas. Every policy and decision can be discussed and improved upon by the community.

 

Recent News


 
Doors Closing Fri, Jun 06, 2014
Siegen
Council Chairman
04:20
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It is with a heavy heart that I must announce the closing of our community. This has been a difficult decision to make but I don't see many alternatives.

Unfortunately, our message seems to be unpopular within the Star Citizen community. Despite similar groups achieving success with this platform, we've had next to no luck recruiting new members. Despite our best efforts to reach out to the community and promote our message, the vast majority of people seem to be looking for larger, more established groups. Our past and current recruitment velocity is simply untenable and our population cannot justify the resources being poured into this community.

I've investigated several alternatives but none seem to be able to mitigate our current problem. Ultimately, the most reasonable course of action is simply to relocate.

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For several reasons, this website will remain accessible for the foreseeable future.

If you have any questions or comments, please direct them to Siegen on the RSI forum.

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Siegen
Council Chairman
 
Special Community Update Sun, Jan 26, 2014
Siegen
Council Chairman
20:01
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This update is intended for all of the visitors and potential applicants. I'd like to take a moment to talk about our community and what opportunities are here for new members.


A Brief History



When you look at the history of many of the guilds floating about the SC forums, they were started by a small group of friends who decided to all work together to create a new community. Unfortunately for me, my circumstances were not so convenient.

I had been a member of another SC group for a while and was a very active officer there. All of the friends I had who planned on playing SC were members there. Due to my RL obligations, I had to take a break and, during that time, I gained some perspective on the differences I had with the group's leadership direction. I decided to found Thalos with the intention of creating a community that I believed would rise above many of the shortcomings of other groups. A noble enough intention, and I had the impetus to see it through but it would mean cutting ties with all of these other SC players I had come to know very well. Unlike the usual dramatic splintering of established groups, I decided not to try to recruit any of the members of my former group out of respect for what they all seemed happy enough to be a part of.

And so, here I am: Constantly pitching the vision I have for a truly community-oriented, community-driven organization with only my loyal (However mindless a companion it may be) "ThalosDaemon" bot to back me up. And so, I imagine, there are many people looking over our site but moving on to more established pastures. That is, groups with more members already on the roster, regardless of whether those groups have even a fraction of the drive and passion I've imbued into every facet of this community.

But that is where the opportunities lie...


What This Means To You



Since we are so new, there are a great number of opportunities for members wishing to be more involved in our operations to gain officership positions. Beyond that, there are also a great many opportunities for members to create new roles for the group that we haven't even planned for yet.

But even if you aren't interested in being an officer, being a member of a new group comes with a great deal of power and flexibility. Our earliest community members will have a very strong voice in how we shape and define ourselves as we move forward. Of course, our principles guarantee that every member will have a say in what we do and who we are but being a founding member is an additional layer of creative freedom.


My (More) Personal Note



I understand people's hesitation to have faith in a vision that has yet to truly manifest itself but I ask that you give it a moment's more chance. Ask us questions and challenge us so that you can come to understand exactly what it is that our community represents, even if you ultimately do not share in our vision and move on.

If you've ever desired a community of ambition, of thoughtful and intentional action... A genuine community of friends seeking to do more with their fun than simply let it consume the hours each day...

Then, please, make yourself a home here.

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Siegen
Council Chairman
 
Recruitment Opened Sat, Jan 25, 2014
Siegen
Council Chairman
07:46
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The AMS is about as robust as it will get from the viewpoint of applicants. The forums are all set up with the proper format and permissions. The site isn't regurgitating errors all over itself like a drunkard... Not bad.

I suppose, then, it is time to start officially recruiting. We still don't have a recruitment thread but at least we have a signature for RSI. I'll need to push the branding and media content forward a bit more before I'll consider us in full recruiting mode but, at least, the doors are open at this point.

Let's see who we find...

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Siegen
Council Chairman
 
Thalos Founded Sun, Oct 20, 2013
Siegen
Council Chairman
00:00
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2013.10.20

This date marks the founding of Thalos. This is the date that I first started building the website as well as reserving our name on public records.

Granted, I'm writing the post well after the fact and we've still not opened our doors for any recruiting but this seems like the proper founding date. I had been planning Thalos for a while before then and this was the first time I created a tangible piece of the group. The ground breaking, I suppose.

There is still much work to be done before this vision can be shared but I'm looking forward to every second of it.

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Siegen
Council Chairman

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