How Much Do You Love Your Guild?

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I know you love your guild – but how much do you love your guild?

Don’t worry, you can change names to protect the innocent, you can be as vague as you want to be, or you can be as specific if you want to be if you love your guild and all of the people in it. A lot of us absolutely love our guilds and everything about them, and a lot of us absolutely hate our guilds and are only sticking around for one reason or another. What’s your story?

Every guild has issues, there’s no doubt about that, but I think I can attest to the amount of guild drama that any person has to deal with tends to center around why your guild does what it does.

Are you in a hardcore raiding guild? You’re likely to have loot drama, raiding drama, and benchwarmer’s drama – you know the kind, where people have to sit out raids and get upset because someone they think doesn’t deserve the raiding slot gets it over them, or because the shaman got that epic mace instead of the rogue.

Is your guild a casual, friends-only guild? You’ll probably get social drama: “Why did she say that about me?” “So and so doesn’t like me and doesn’t invite me to heroics.”

If you’re prepped and ready for those things, you’ll probably enjoy your guild experience much more than someone who’s in the guild for a different reason. For example, the hardcore raider who joins the social, casual guild, only to gquit a week later because they’re not running heroics every night and raiding three times a week. Or alternatively the socialite who wants to make friends who joins a hardcore raiding guild that treats their gameplay like a job will naturally find themselves wishing they’d never applied after a week or so.

Me? I love my guild – I’m definitely a more casual player, looking to run dungeons and experience content at a leisurely pace – I don’t need to raid three times a week – maybe here and there on the weekends. I’d rather make close friends than have a character decked out in epics, but I don’t think you have to sacrifice one for the other.

So what about you? What’s the secret to finding a great guild, and what’s the secret to staying happy? Have you found the perfect guild, or are you still searching? Shout it out in the comments!

2 Comments so far

  1. buffd.net (unregistered) on August 28th, 2009 @ 12:04 am

    How Much Do You Love Your Guild? | Azeroth Metblogs…

    I know you love your guild – but how much do you love your guild?

    Don’t worry, you can change names to protect the innocent, you can be as vague as you want to be, or you can be as specific if you want to be if you love your guild and all of the peopl…


  2. Foxfier (unregistered) on August 28th, 2009 @ 2:14 am

    I love my guilds so much that I keep not noticing things are bad until we’re kicked out in violation of guild policies (they require a meeting between the person making an accusation and the accused– I don’t even know who accused us of something, or even what they accused my husband and I of….) or until we find out that the guild leaders have been lying for the last year or so AND were using emotional abuse tactics against a member that just got out of a fifteen year abusive marriage… and they defend their actions by saying “what do you expect, she’s a chick?” (ss’d that, my husband did; ew. Although we had been getting suspicious when every bloody person that they ever kicked out was “secretly plotting to destroy the guild”….No, seriously.)

    Only advice I can offer is to keep your eyes open/be paranoid, or to put zero emotional investment into a guild.



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