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#1 Oct 01 2004 at 10:50 PM Rating: Decent
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Can someone please tell me what a guild is?The only other MMORPG i've played was FFXI Is it something like a Linkshell?
#2 Oct 01 2004 at 10:55 PM Rating: Good
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That's actually a hard question, since a guild can be different things depending on the guild.

Some are very strict with the rules, some are just a loose collection of friends.

At it's core, a guild is a group that plays the game together for a common purpose.

What the common purpose is, that's what makes each guild different.

A linkshell is kind of like a guild. For the most part, in FFXI, a linkshell was a chat group. A guild is more organized, since you can't switch guilds that easily (in most cases), you tend to get attached more to the people and get closer.
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#3 Oct 02 2004 at 1:41 AM Rating: Decent
Yeah, FFXI screwed up all the new people with Linkshells instead of guilds.

As Seoman said, it can be loose collection of people who just like to do stuff together. However, there are at times, para-military kind of organization, which can be fun. For example, I was in MiL in Ultima Online. We had mandatory weekly meetings (sometimes bi-weekly), did tons of things together, and basically had a blast. We helped retake Trinsic after it had been taken over by undead. We supported each other, offering free armor repair, and stuff like that. I enjoyed it quite a bit.

I'm hoping to find kind of a happy medium between the two poles. In FFXI our linkshell (closest thing to a guild) was a little too laid back and it could be a pain to get help with something.
#4 Oct 02 2004 at 8:50 AM Rating: Decent
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A guild is the Union of a group of players. They unite so they can overcome many obstacles in games like leveling,raiding, and getting the best loot.

There are many guilds in every game they all have different goals and rules. Some are squad based guilds and some are friendly roleplaying guilds.
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#5 Oct 02 2004 at 9:40 AM Rating: Decent
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I see a lot of people saying "join this guil" and stuff,but the game isn't even out yet.Should i find a guild before playing?What's the difference?
#6 Oct 02 2004 at 10:54 AM Rating: Decent
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I like Gihja's answer, so I'm going to expand on it a little.


A guild is the union of a group of players that support each other through such game-related issues as leveling, questing, raiding, tradeskilling, outfitting each other, giving advice, and generally being a set group of people to talk to. They are, in essense, your in-game friends that you work together with, and the amount to which a particular guild favors each of the items listed above varies from guild to guild.

You should consider the demeanor of the guild before joining it. Being in some guilds will help your reputation as a player. Some guilds are very well-regarded and others are ill-reputed. People's second impression of you, after reading your name (which hopefully isn't a retarded internet-type name,) is your guild. You should also be aware that some people take being in a guild very seriously, and leaving it as well.
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#7 Oct 02 2004 at 11:49 AM Rating: Decent
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Most of the time people judge you from what guild you're in a game. If your in a Notorious PvP guild people think twice in inviting you to a group. If your a very well-known guild your treated well with respect. This reminds me of real life.
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#8 Oct 02 2004 at 3:35 PM Rating: Good
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I wouldn't join a guild until the game comes out.

The people that are in guilds now are with people they've played other games with and are migrating to WoW or they're with people they've met in the beta test.

Without being able to play, you don't know what the people are like. Joining a guild without playing from that guild is like a blind date.

You don't know what you're going to get until you open the door.

The other thing, you may not end up liking the people once you do start playing with them. It's better to find and meet people first, then join the guild.

Yes, beginning the game being in a guild might help make it easier, but you won't be enjoying it your way first because your impressions will be colored by the others in the guild that have played.

It's better to try the game out for awhile first, then find a guild that likes the same things you do.
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#9 Oct 02 2004 at 11:43 PM Rating: Decent
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Yeah like an above poster said i wouldnt join a guild till the game is out. Also dont join a guild on an impulse, think about your decisions. As for me i am planning on running a guild but im not going to open it or even officially name it till the games going.
#10 Oct 03 2004 at 2:29 PM Rating: Decent
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Besides, most guilds that I know that are actually GOOD don't let just anyone join. I've been in some games that a guild would require you to hang out with them in game for several days before they actually accept you. I know of some linkshells like that too in FFXI (before I quit the game entirely).

I'd wait for release and at least a couple of weeks after so you can get a truly good feel for the game so you dont get into a dumb guild and get stuck with them for a while.
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