In the 11th Round Table Response, the EQN devs discuss joining one guild vs. many.
Senior Brand Manager Omeed Dariani and Creative Director Jeff Butler are back once again! Today's Round Table topic focuses on a social aspect of EverQuest Next: "One guild per character in EverQuest Next? Or more?" Very few voters want multiple guilds per character (11%), but many would like to join one guild in multiple categories (36%). The strongest response was for the classic choice of one guild at a time (45%). Although EverQuest Next is keen to redefine the MMO, the idea of "one character, one guild" is well-established among the genre.
That said, the devs at Sony Online Entertainment don't seem to be leaning the same direction as voters – but fortunately they explain why. Since one character can have multiple specializations, they want characters to socialize with multiple groups of the same interest. The more we think about it, the more sense it makes. What do you think? Take a listen and let us know.
Colt "ShdwFlm" Casey