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2-17-2010 @ 11:05PM
I'm kind of torn, but the more I think about it, the more doable it is. Honestly, this is not that hard of an issue. Seriously how many guilds would use a guildhouse? Especially if we are not talking anything spectacular. Want to make sure the towns are not ghosttowns? Don't put everything in the house. How about the standard guild vendor who doubles as an innkeeper making it hearth-able. Instance the place so you don't get trade chat or lfg, etc. People who do those things will not hang around. No bank access, but maybe a closet or trophy case... say like a gimped bank but only accessible inside guild hall. With the auction houses being outside and closer to actual banks, people would be more likely to put mementos and not useful items in there. There is a portal in every city that takes you there. The standard door out takes you to some default city (there has to be a way out, but you may not like it). You can also purchase portals to other cities (like Dalaran). The whole deal also costs some amount of gold. So if a guild doesn't care about this kind of thing, they can simply not have it. Those that have mad excess gold or do care can have a full array of portals, npc's and decoration. With cataclysm, Blizzard could opt to make access a guild talent (hmm, do I want this RP-style perk or this professions perk?) What do you think the top raiders who don't care about RP will choose?Sure it's resources, but really, with it being so gimped unless the guild is really willing and wanting, it's not like many will hang out there and keep the instance open.As for me, I would settle for the guild-related npcs to occupy an inn that has a couple extra features than a barmaid instead of being in whatever corner they happen to be in the city of your choice. That way, guild business can still happen in a place that feels like a place of community without even all the stuff I just discussed. And really, that's all I want from Blizzard on this: To feel like they want guilds to have a sense of community and a home.
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