Lonely hunter seeks guild for good time

noguild.jpg It was always our plan to start our own guild when a couple of friends and I rolled new toons. But it was never meant to be – for fun we joined one, didn’t like their play style, and then all quit at the same time. Today one of my buddies dropped out of WoW, and even considered deleting his characters. So now I’m alone, guildless, and frightened…. ok, maybe not frightened, but I do prefer playing with a good group of people.

So my question is this: how do you pick a guild to join? Do you join one, see if you like it, and then quit if you don’t? Do you wait for personal invites, or ask for recruitment in general chat? Go on the guild forums? I’ve had one good guild experience with my main, but I never play her anymore. That guild has since fallen apart (apparently the guild master decided his girlfriend was more important than WoW… *scoff*). Anyhow, how does everyone get their “guild on?”

11 Comments so far

  1. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on May 31st, 2006 @ 7:07 pm

    If you’re on Eitrigg, the We K(no)w crowd is awesome, and we can totally hook you up :D

  2. veronica (unregistered) on May 31st, 2006 @ 7:08 pm

    Lets talk when they allow character copying!

  3. Jimmy (unregistered) on May 31st, 2006 @ 7:27 pm

    As I meet new people in a realm, I add them to my friends list and try to play with them as often as possible. If they’re in a guild, I ask them how they like it, get some feedback and info, and take things from there. If I join a guild and don’t like it, I’ll bolt if I don’t think there’s any improvement in sight. On one realm, I ran through 3 guilds before settling with one that I liked. Trial and error somethings is your friend…

  4. Jimmy (unregistered) on May 31st, 2006 @ 7:28 pm

    sometimes… not somethings… need soda…

  5. Evan (unregistered) on May 31st, 2006 @ 8:12 pm

    Me being a casual player, I’ve only got one character in a guild. I had meet a great guy that I quested with from, I think, levels 4-13 with. Later on, he had asked me if I wanted to join his guild. Turns out, that guy was an alt of the GM! Unfortunately, that guild kinda fell apart when all of our 60s left to join a hardcore raiding guild and two of the officers had to quit due to Real Life. I am currently guildless on my main, Alren, Gnomish mage of Burning Blade.

  6. Kang (unregistered) on May 31st, 2006 @ 8:37 pm

    if you’re gonna play on Eldre’Thelas, roll up alliance and look up the guild People Doing Things, official alt guild of me and like everyone I play with.

  7. Krisjohn (unregistered) on May 31st, 2006 @ 11:04 pm

    I only join guilds run by RL friends. Though my Blue Mon Group guild on Shadow Council has a few people that asked to join just because they loved the name, and as guildmaster I didn’t have a problem with that.

    Because the guilds I’m in tend to be about people who I know outside of WoW, to me a guild name is just a spot to have a pun under the your character’s name.

    When I get closer to end-game raiding (I currently have four 50+ characters, but no 60s), I’m going to be more interested in networks of guilds, rather than just one big guild.

  8. Peebers (unregistered) on June 1st, 2006 @ 7:18 am

    Eitrigg what what! idk what youre lookin for but most raiding guilds have a wacky application process.

  9. phoenix (unregistered) on June 1st, 2006 @ 9:27 am

    Well, I joined one guild and found them pretty unreceptive to newcomers, then joined another that went on a recruiting spree right around the same time the GMs vanished for personal issues. A few friends from that guild took a few of us, split off, and started our own guild; been with them ever since.

    Sometimes the best way is to start your own and get some like-minded friends, but that being said even our little guild is suffering similar problems than the last one, and when you start off as a small guild and try to recruit people you think will fit in, you still stay a small guild-no big raids in that case.

    Dunno-I suppose it depends on what you’re looking for from a guild-the availability of help and people to raid with, or just a few people to chat with while doing other things.

    If you’re on Alleria though, look for a Guardian Knight. We’re good people. :)

  10. snivlem (unregistered) on June 1st, 2006 @ 2:06 pm

    I pretty much just join someone’s guild who’s group I was in.

    Or if I see a bunch of people in a certain guild, and then group with them, and they’re good, I join.

    I wouldn’t want to start my own guild if I was alone as it’s a beating on everyone, you trying to get people to sign the charter.

  11. Blair (unregistered) on June 2nd, 2006 @ 10:31 am

    I had a lot of trouble finding a good guild. Then I found these guys: http://www.theoldergamers.com for people 25+ years old, they have affiliates on many different realms. Very cool bunch. Worth checking out if you’re sick of the kiddies.

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