Who Are We?
Amitabha is a multi-game guild founded in Age of Wushu, an ancient Chinese/Wuxia-themed MMORPG. Since our founding in Age of Wushu, we have grown to play games such as Age of Wulin (EU Version of Age of Wushu), Wurm Online, League of Legends, and APB: Reloaded. We have future plans to play games such as The Elder Scrolls Online, FFXIV: RRB, and ArcheAge. We have a very open and ever-changing structure, which means we can easily open new chapters in new games, whenever at least one member has an interest in opening a chapter in that game. Since our creation almost half a year ago, we have had over two-hundred people join us, produced several youtube videos
that have received almost 32,000 views, received over 23,000 unique visits to our website (Avg 50-60 unique users a day), and have accomplished many incredible in-game feats. We are a one of a kind guild that play hardcore, yet foster a laid back environment for our members.
What Does Amitabha Mean?
The in-depth answer is that Amitabha was a celestial buddha, mentioned in the Mahayana school of Buddhism. Since then, it has been used in several Buddhist mantras, been translated into various languages and has become a sort of religious greetings (similar to the Christian "Bless you"). It can be translated into "Infinite Light," which is why Amitabha is called the Buddha of Infinite Light. If you would like to read more, feel free to click this link.
Why Was Amitabha Created?
The reason for our use of the name Amitabha is two-fold. One, I simply inherited the name. Amitabha was initially created at the start of the server by someone else. The guild was left to a friend of mine and I joined up with the intention of helping him build up the guild. The next day, he decided to disband the guild (we were the only two left). With no guild, I decided I would create a guild that offered exactly what I wanted.
While I was gathering people to help me make my guild, I decided I would use the name Amitabha. I liked the sound of it, and I was already familiar with it, plus there was the added bonus of free advertisement from every Shaolin NPC in the game, who would often say "Amitabha!" whenever you spoke to them. Overall it seemed like a great choice for a name, especially when you consider that Amitabha was initially made to be a Shaolin-only guild.