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10-05-2010 @ 2:51PM
Interesting comments, seems like the issue is more complex than I thought.Some issues seem to be quite legit:1) Dividing up the Guild Bank of [Bloated Guild] between [Bloated Guild], [Bloated Guild #2] and [Bloated Guild #3] could cause bad feelings and in guild squabbling.2) 600 toons could equal 60 accounts, which could limit some guilds/require membership rules to change.3) Without an overall head of the new guilds, the associated guilds would eventually grow apart (Blizz may intend this of course)4) More time to prepare should have been given: Very good point. People could have been making the best of this and prepping new guilds, and discussing a fair distribution of guild assets and taking into account people rolling goblin and worgen alts and wanting them in the same guild.Of course with these issues, it could be said that Blizz never anticipated a guild getting so large when they originally implemented guilds and now has to create a programming limit on guild sizes to prevent it from getting ridiculously out of hand now that WoW has to track more people.Others seem less compelling, such as:1) Social environment being lost, to which I say, /join [Bloated Guild Global]. You don't need a massive guild to have communication between people who share the same views. We used to have a meta channel for alliances with RP guilds... people who wanted to RP together without leaving their own guilds.2) 600 cap preventing new people sharing between people of similar views (or as one poster on the official forums put it "punish us for being a welcoming community."Answer, same as #1: Use a meta channel. If you want sharing based on language, beliefs, sexuality and so on and the guild vehicle gets so large that it becomes awkward (or becomes a problem for the game itself), opening a new channel is a better way to go if super sized guilds become a problem for the WoW program.TL:DR, this change seems to create some very real problems which will be hard to adapt to. Others seem to be more easily remedied. Seems that people who want this overturned should focus on the issues which will be hard to settle, and not the "social" aspect, which Blizzard can give a reply to.I'm not going to be affected by this, but for those who are, I hope you can make the best out of a difficult situation. No easy answers to be sure.
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