The guys over at the Legendary Heroes podcast wanted to form a guild to play with their fans, but they didn't want to actually make it serious-- they figured that by including everyone, they'd end up with some people who were fun to play with, but weren't necessarily the best players. So instead, they formed a guild. And it's been an interesting experiment-- kind of an anti-RP RP guild.
They're formed a guild called "The Legendary Sisterhood" over on Sentinels' Horde side-- it consists only of Blood Elf female mages and priests. It's a weird cross between a cult, a party, and a griefer guild-- the denizens of Sentinels have reacted to their actions with the expected confusion. We only know there are rules: every member of the guild must have a name that starts with "Sister" (as in Sisteramy), and there is a hierarchy within the guild, topped by a dark and mysterious Queen. It's an RP guild for non-RPers-- there are weird rituals, various attacks on opposite faction capital cities, and just general mayhem. In short, it sounds awfully fun.
I'm not a huge fan of RP-ing (our own David Bowers knows much more about it than I do), but I'm not sure this is RPing or not-- they're just having fun with an old fantasy mechanic of the secret society and playing together in a way that doesn't necessarily require reaching the endgame. The guild is the character in this case, not the players themselves.
(Post updated after the jump)
Someone from TLS contacted us to say that yes, they are an RP guild, even though they consist of a bunch of people who haven't RP'd much before. They also would like those on Sentinels to lay off-- apparently a lot of "legit" RPers have attacked those behind the guild (see forum thread linked above), and there's no basis for things like that. They say that they have had a few beggars in the guild, but they're working with those players to cut that out.
It should be interesting to see where this goes-- apparently one of the guild's leaders has been working on actual lore behind the guild for a while, so it'll be intriguing to see how it all pans out.