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4-18-2011 @ 1:35PM
I've had issues like this too. After a few months, haters tend to gorget, but a lot can go into how well people remember. My guild that had this problem, Myrmidon, was over it in a few weeks once the haters gave up, because it's a fairly generic name. Names that stand out on my server tend to have attatched reputations, for example:FLYING RAPTORS, an absurd non-sequeter that's been on my server forever, mostly known for its eccentric guild-leader with a simmilar nameHOHA: Stands for Horde-on-Horde Action, forced to change their name at the beginning of Wrath to its current acronym, they're one of the largest guilds on our server, and were recently our server first for getting guild level 25.Blood and Cupcakes: a large-ish guild that you'll see everywhere in questing zones, very friendly and happy to help, they leave an impressionVini Vidi Vici: When I payed attention to them back in BC, one of the best raiding guilds of the alliance in my server, named after one of the most famous phrases of all time, used to be known for their massive world-pvp battles with large horde guilds, not sure what they're up to now.All of these have iconic names, whereas a lot of the guild I've been in (Myrmidon, Thunderstruck, Zerocool, Driven) are all single words or portmanteaus that are either semi-obscure references or simple evocative phrases, and thus not very memorable to those outside the guild.
4-18-2011 @ 1:43PM
Zerocool...nice if it's referencing what I think it is.
4-18-2011 @ 1:48PM
I would totally join a guild called Blood and Cupcakes.
4-18-2011 @ 1:49PM
@ ZanajiIt's to a certain computer-oriented movie, if that's what you're thinking.
4-18-2011 @ 2:41PM
completely unrealistic movie, but fun.
4-18-2011 @ 2:54PM
Joke names may stand out, but consider the type of player it attracts. I've been in a few such guilds, and I learned my lesson fast. The other end of it is the "Ominious cliche name here" usually involving certain key words (dead/death, kill(er), black, red, assassins, ninja, pirate, lord, order, chaos, etc).The single word names can work if you pick a good one and do something, though if you plan on going multi-gaming, this can be troublesome. I've met several guilds called "Bad," all claiming how awesome they are, but more often than not, they're one trick ponies.
4-18-2011 @ 3:48PM
There is no space in FLYINGRAPTORS. I think... Zerocool was filled with great people, but we got hacked a lot :| Members though it was because of the name.The name can go a long way. Good luck Stressed.
4-19-2011 @ 10:03AM
In response to one of the above posters, the funny thing is that the guild Bad on our server (Dragonmaw US) is the most progressed PvE guild.For a new guild I also wouldn't recommend a funny name since serious people won't take it seriously, at least at first. One name guild names tend to work very well, however.
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