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[Column] General: Guilds, How to Make Friends and Influence People

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 17,584MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

Guilds are an integral part of most MMOs but there is a right way and, conversely, a wrong way to go about putting a guild together. Read our latest Fair Game to find out more. Leave your thoughts on guilds in the comments.

-Begin at the beginning: Who, what, and why

Before you start designing heraldry or making plans for matching gear, it’s important to decide what kind of guild you actually want.  To do that, you have to figure out what you want from a guild, what you hope to achieve, and just how much you’re willing to put into it to get there.

Do you prefer guilds that are small and intimate? Then consider building from the people you already know personally, online or off.  Or do you envision an enormous guild, with a complex hierarchy and overflowing with a never ending stream of new recruits?

Read more of Lisa Jonte's Fair Game: Guilds, How to Make Friends and Influence People.


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  • codexana4411codexana4411 212121121, KYPosts: 8Member Uncommon

    what games have guild housing?


  • ThaneThane berlinPosts: 2,323Member Uncommon

    daoc had guild housing for example ^^

    "I'll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up! Not me!"

  • JJ82JJ82 Chicago, ILPosts: 1,185Member Uncommon
    Asherons Call 1 has guild houses, SWG had them as well, Age of Conan has guild forts that can be built.

    "People who tell you you’re awesome are useless. No, dangerous.

    They are worse than useless because you want to believe them. They will defend you against critiques that are valid. They will seduce you into believing you are done learning, or into thinking that your work is better than it actually is." ~Raph Koster

  • azmundaiazmundai St Louis, MOPosts: 1,410Member Uncommon

    "Know when to walk away"

    Honestly this is false. If you get to a point where you don't want to deal with the rest of the things in this post, I suppose walking away is a good thing, but any guild is going to go through peaks and valleys. Rebuilding is a part of any good guild. Most good guilds aren't good until they have been rebuilt once or twice.

    LFD tools are great for cramming people into content, but quality > quantity.
    I am, usually on the sandbox .. more "hardcore" side of things, but I also do just want to have fun. So lighten up already :)

  • MuddahMuddah Springfield, MOPosts: 153Member Common
    Eq1 and eq2 both have guild houses eq2 guildhalls are amazing
  • exile01exile01 arePosts: 299Member Uncommon
    this is quite funny, with this article your basicly saying mmo players are not able to socialize.
  • steelheartxsteelheartx Biloxi, MSPosts: 433Member Uncommon
    In today's torrid MMO market it's essential to have a great Guild since most companies are focusing less and less on actual in game communities.  This is where Guilds really shine!  

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  • NaucanoNaucano ZaventemPosts: 80Member Uncommon

    ... ?

    Here I was under the impression these old ideas of gouping up was slowly dying.  Guilds have never been a "user" dictated feature of a game. It was and is always been a marketing idea being said to be "asked" for. 

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