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2-27-2012 @ 5:49PM
Call me old fashioned, but to me, guilds are supposed to be teams. Towns. Militia. You work together to get stuff done. When you betray that, other people should wonder what happened and ask your previous guild about what went wrong. People were accountable for their actions because rerolling meant you failed, and guilds were your way into getting things done. If a guild or person acted out, the rest of the community quickly identified them (usually based on the guild) and reacted accordingly. Got a ganker in your guild that causes Horde guilds to target you, and your players don't want any trouble? Boot him, problem solved. With all the instancing now... who cares?At this point, WoW guilds tend to be raid groups. Yes, there are actually communities, don't get me wrong. But how many guilds rise and fall because of a raid, or forming a new RBG team? You don't need guilds for that, you need half a brain and some social grace. If another guild raids cross roads... who cares? Most folks are doing BGs, heroics, LFRaid. Might as well make 4 super servers per region for pve, pvp, rp, and rp-pvp and call it a day.
2-27-2012 @ 7:02PM
That is exactly what my stance on guilds is too. It's my little online family. I take actions against my guild very seriously. I wish more people thought the same. We would all be happier for it :)
2-28-2012 @ 8:40AM
Not everyone wants that kind of commitment. In fact, I believe the majority of players don't want to actually feel committed to their guilds in any way; thus, the number of guilds that sprung up just for the perks, and that don't actually do anything together.BTW, given that a character can only be part of a single guild, I end up having a similar commitment, but it comes with a heavy drawback: I take more than a year to actually join a guild. I first need to find a guild that looks nice, spend a lot of time with guild members, and be absolutely sure I like the way that guild works before thinking about joining.(In fact, I believe I spent almost 4 years playing WoW before joining a guild for the first time.)Also, in WoW, I draw my line at PvP and traveling. I won't, ever, help my guild with PvP matters, and will refrain from helping with PvE matters if I would have to travel too much in order to do so. Otherwise, as long as I have the time to help, I will help with almost anything.
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