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10-06-2010 @ 8:07PM
I have honestly never even heard of a guild with over 500 members. I've been in one with almost 400, but never 500.
10-06-2010 @ 8:16PM
Taint-H on Proudmoore is well over 5k, Goon Squad on Mal'Ganis, and Alea Iacta Est from Earthen Ring are the other two really huge ones that come to mind as the largest in game currently -- but there are many more between 500-1500 toons on quite a few servers.
10-06-2010 @ 8:29PM
Alea Iacta Est Earthen Ring (US-RP)Over 6000 members
10-06-2010 @ 8:38PM
Very sad about AIE, now they'll never get to say that they have OVER 9000 MEMBERS!
10-06-2010 @ 10:39PM
I kind of facepalmed when they said that it would only affect 0.1% of guilds-- yes, but those guilds have huge chunks of people (and I wonder if they included 1-person bank alt guilds). What percentage of the playerbase it affects would be a more pertinent statistic.Guild alliances would be the perfect solution IMO.
10-06-2010 @ 10:54PM
The thing is, this is about -characters-.Sure, your guild may only have had 400 members, but how many alts of those people did it have?With this change, you could potentially cap a guild at only 60 members X 10 toons = 600 characters.
10-06-2010 @ 11:12PM
i would be interested in knowing how many actual accounts are in AEI and how many are active. someone in that guild go and type /ginfo
10-06-2010 @ 11:50PM
I'm in Taint (H-Proudmoore). We have 5k+ unique accounts. No clue how many toons.
10-07-2010 @ 2:01AM
@SchadenfreudeGuild Alliances would work, A good example would be the Guild wars setup, They have a Guild chat channel as well as an Alliance chat channel.An Alliance has up to 10 guilds within it and it works rather well.I see no reason why Blizzard couldn't do this and just add an extra tab in the social window for the list of Guilds within the Alliance.
10-07-2010 @ 3:16AM
"They came first for Alea Iacta Est, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't in Alea Iacta Est. Then they came for the Goon Squad, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Goon. Then they came for the Taint, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't in Taint. Then they came for me and by that time no one was left to speak up." A member of aie put this up on the blizzard forums and says it well.
10-07-2010 @ 5:01AM
Ever think that might actually be in pretty poor taste?
10-07-2010 @ 5:11AM
Then you must have never listened to one of the foremost WoW podcasts, The Instance, or a lot of other WoW podcasts. On a lot of them The Instance, the hosts or, more importantly, their guild, AIE, the biggest WoW guild in existence (3000+ people on 6000+ characters.Another popular WoW podcaster, Totalbiscuit, recently announced a project, Trollface.jpg, a Troll-Only All-Gameplays guild he'd start with Cataclysm on Ahn'Qiraij EU. Within 1 day of the announcements hundreds of potential guild members rolled trolls on this server, an un-official pre-guild for this Trollface.jpg guild - Trollfest - already boasts 800+ people. And that's not even the official one.On my main server I'm not in such a huge guild but I'll probably also be active in Trollface.jpg and with this 600cap I actually might not get in even though TotalBiscuit said there won't be any real requirements. Get in, get together with people who want to do the same things you do, enjoy the community and benefits of a guild.Well, now there will have to be requirements, min-Lvl, min-attendance, whatever, or the guild will have to split up in several guilds.I'm not a fan of this change, not at all.
10-07-2010 @ 7:24AM
Some people keep treating this limitation like it's just some policy decision they made with a dartboard. They're limiting guild sizes for very real, and very serious technical reasons.
10-07-2010 @ 8:45AM
Darlina, insinuating that Blizzard is like Nazi Germany because they're too lazy to fix a bug is INCREDIBLY ****ing stupid.
10-07-2010 @ 9:03AM
99.9% of all the active guildsas shadenfreude said - it might be 1/1000 guilds - but its not 1/1k peoplemy guild has about 60 accounts atm (several hundred characters)about 15 of those have "own guild" bank alts
10-07-2010 @ 10:34AM
@DarlinaIt's just... incredible to see that some person had the incredible poor taste to compare Blizzard's new guild policy in a GAME with the Nazi terror and people failing to speak up.If AIE did in fact post this on the official forums, my respect for them and their concerns has plummeted.
10-07-2010 @ 10:39AM
@Darlina:You obviously have no idea what the original version of that poem refers to. If you did, I can only hope you wouldn't find someone turning it into a missive on a minor change in a video game a worthwhile exercise.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_they_came...Well, I can only hope...
10-07-2010 @ 10:52AM
Wow, someone in AIE needs to have a serious reality check if they are comparing their situation to the failure of German intellectuals to respond to the rise of Nazi power.
10-07-2010 @ 12:10PM
@Darlina why is this downrated? lol do none of you know even basic poetry?
10-07-2010 @ 12:12PM
WTB dele button, im thinking of the wrong poem LOL
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