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Back when I first started playing MMORPG's, the guilds I belonged to all had websites/forums, much as they do today.
But it seems to me the traffic on them was much greater, with most of the guild members at least stopping by to check them out regularly, even if they didn't post much. (and they were almost always full of new posts on a regular basis)
But lately (the last 5 years or so) it seems they sort of are falling out of favor. Every guild has one it seems, but the for the most part my observation is very few people actively use them.
I know the (fairly large, long term) guild I'm currently in has a Facebook site the draws away traffic, and of course voice coms helps facilitate daily communications sucha raid info and what not.
So, just like the US post office, is the importance of guild websites and forums gradually diminishing? Heck, would it even bother you to be part of a guild that didn't have a website/forums, as long as they had proper voice chats and what not?
Why do you suppose this is happening, what's really changed. Is people's attention focused on other communication vehicles or is the written word just falling out of favor.
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