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A Question About GuildsFollow

#1 Apr 20 2014 at 11:52 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm new to WoW, so I'm sorry if this is a very basic question.

In the short amount of time I've been playing, one thing that I've came across a number of times is an offer to join a Guild. I haven't known what to do about the offer, mostly because I don't know what makes a good guild. What do you look for in a new guild, and what are the pros of joining one? Are there specific reasons for NOT joining a particular guild?

Again, sorry if this is basic, but I'd really appreciate the feedback.

Thanks!
#2 Apr 21 2014 at 5:12 AM Rating: Excellent
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Here's a few quick pointers:

1). If you're new to WoW then it doesn't matter what guild you join, at first. You will want to join a Lv25 one ASAP for its Perks (such as +10% experience, +10% (or is that 20?) mount speed, etc.

2). Once you get to Level 90, then you need to make up your mind what exactly you want to do -- PvP, PvE Endgame, etc.

3). Any guild that asks you to join them is not going to be the ideal "endgame" guild if you want to do any "serious" raiding (currently Normal/Heroic Raids) or "serious" PvP (Rated Battlegrounds, Arena, etc). The guilds you want, are the guilds you need to apply to (and they'll check your gear/performance/etc). These guilds that you have to apply to will have better players in general. Usually, as you spend some time on any given server, you'll get to know who the "good" guilds are just by observing, listening to people, etc.

4). There are very little downsides to joining a guild, any guild, at low-level. Nobody's going to really ask you to do anything for them (because you aren't Lv90) unless you play a tank or a healer or some-such and someone else happens to be near the same level you are. You can always change guilds later (but you'll lose the guild reputation you built up, that's easy to get back though).

5). When joining a guild, visit the guild vendor (near the entrance in Stormwind for Alliance; near Grommash Hold in Orgrimmar for Horde) to see if that guild has some of the unlockables, such as Lil' Tyrecgosa (sp?), Armadillo pup, Dark Phoenix mount, etc. These can be bought (don't forget to take a couple gathering profs to get lots of money!) and used and will be available on any character on your account (except for faction-specific ones like the Alliance's Golden King mount), even if you leave the guild. These usually require Exalted with the guild.

Edited, Apr 21st 2014 7:13am by Lyrailis
#3 Apr 21 2014 at 6:01 AM Rating: Good
I started a guild when I xfered to a new realm. I use the addon to spam invite people.
You are probably getting these invited. I strait up tell people the reason I'm inviting them is to help level the guild. The guild levels by people leveling (quest, dungeons, etc.). As a reward/payoff I have Guild repair on. Some people stay, level a few levels and leave. Had 3 stay from level 10 to 90 before they left. Really helped get guild to lv15 (I think that is as far as we have managed to get it, ran out of alts to level/people stopped taking my invites)

Being new to WoW, get in one that is lv25 for the perks of being in a lv25 guild.
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#4 Apr 21 2014 at 7:49 AM Rating: Good
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Yeah, there's no downside for you. Join a Level 25 guild to be sure you're getting the best passive perks, and then go about your business. You might make friends in Gchat. If you don't feel like chatting, you can ignore it (or even hide it, if you're that uninterested).
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#5 Apr 21 2014 at 8:57 AM Rating: Excellent
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Sandinmygum the Stupendous wrote:
I started a guild when I xfered to a new realm. I use the addon to spam invite people.


I hate this. Spam /trade if you want but don't pester other people with whispers/invites they didn't ask for. It's really unbecoming.
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#6 Apr 21 2014 at 9:52 AM Rating: Good
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I'm pretty sure there's a setting to block invites? I thought there was. Seems fair to say people who don't want them should just toggle that. You only get them when not in a guild, anyway.

I say this as someone who has not toggled that, and who is usually not in a guild, so I get that spam a lot. It's annoying, but whatever. I've always just accepted that my own laziness is why it happens.
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#7 Apr 21 2014 at 10:50 AM Rating: Good
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Apparently some of our realms got linked. Spam went through the roof and I did too. I got Badboy and the additional bit for blocking based on level. Unfortunately, Badboy whispers that they have to be LevelX+1 to whisper me and their autoreply simply repeats the spam. You can go to the chat panel and deselect whisper. In my case, whisper and yell.
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#8 Apr 21 2014 at 2:51 PM Rating: Good
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Thanks everyone! I really a appreciate all of your help!
#9 Apr 21 2014 at 5:48 PM Rating: Good
You can block guild invites through one of the menus and there are also add-ons that do it.

It is hard to stand in town and spam trade when you are..y'know...not in town. It is where the add-on is useful. Where is the difference in me seeing someone run by, not in a guild, and sending them a /t? I just do it at a realm wide. I normally target people who are lv 10-20, and then DKs (who stat at 55), Pandas (who leave island at like 22 irrc).
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#10 Apr 21 2014 at 6:02 PM Rating: Good
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Sandinmygum the Stupendous wrote:
You can block guild invites through one of the menus and there are also add-ons that do it.

It is hard to stand in town and spam trade when you are..y'know...not in town. It is where the add-on is useful. Where is the difference in me seeing someone run by, not in a guild, and sending them a /t? I just do it at a realm wide. I normally target people who are lv 10-20, and then DKs (who stat at 55), Pandas (who leave island at like 22 irrc).


The Pandaren Starter Island is done around Lv12-14.
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