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9-05-2008 @ 10:20AM
As the leader of a small, casual raiding guild, I'd never implement a tax to members. Three weeks ago, we earned enough through sales and donations to purchase tab 5. We had exactly 4g left when I bought it. The bank officer and I sorted and rearranged and have received rave comments from members who can now find things. In that 3 weeks time, they have responded by stuffing the bank full and donating gold to where we are approaching 350g. We're having a bank "End of Summer Sale" to clear things out. Monday, the bank officer is removing half of the items so we can start anew. The generosity of my members just boggles my mind. I would not join a guild where "dues" or "taxes" were collected. I have personally contributed over 3k gold to getting this guild up and running, money I would happily spend again because I like the people and the direction we're going. I have to think, based on the largess of members, they like it too. I think this is a slippery slope on which to tread. From my POV, WOW shouldn't represent the real world. Some things such as this idea, just don't belong in this game. The implementation of a "tax" would just, to my mind, encourage more people to approach gold farmers. If someone wanted to stay in an endgame raiding guild but couldn't meet the "tax" or "dues", they may be very tempted to approach the gold seller who posted here. I would love to have 10k in our guild bank with the idea that selling half our stock would yield a comparable amount. I have guild members struggling to grind out the last 200g for a flying mount. I'd happily buy it for them. We complain about Haris Pilton and her bags and how Blizzard looks for ways to remove us from our cash and then this is proposed. If it gets implemented, it will be a great recruiting tool for us. "Come join us and DON'T pay a tax."
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