Guild Finder

NagashNagash Member, Leader of Men
Hello. I thought it would be a good idea to bring back the guild finder from the old forums. The idea of this thread is for people who wish to join guilds but are not sure which one to join. All you need to do is use this template and fill it in with your information and the potential guilds can look for members.


User name:

type of gameplay: e,g, PVP PVE PVX

playstyle:

what class you may pick:

Server:

what you want from a guild:

Any addition information: (optional)


If any guilds want to contact people on this list I would suggest sending PMs.

Please remember to keep this thread clean and no personal information such as real names and the like
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Comments

  • AzryilAzryil Member, Leader of Men
    Wouldn't this work better in the guild recruitment forums? General discussion cycles fast enough that this could be quickly buried.
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  • CaerylCaeryl Member
    Yeah, plus with A1 still a few months out at least, it’s a bit premature to start trying to make a mass guild recruiting tool.

    The guild advertising forums do the job pretty well for what we have right now
  • AtamaAtama Member, Braver of Worlds
    Yeah I gave up on my guild that fell apart years ago. I'm waiting until we have a legit idea when we will be playing.
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  • TsukasaTsukasa Member
    I agree with the comments above.
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  • DamoklesDamokles Member
    Im just gonna throw this in here ;D:
    The Hand of Unity is always looking for new comrades!
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  • MosephMoseph Member
    edited May 25
    I would love some type of search and sort ability for guilds. Something with check boxes, so you could check guild focuses such as open world PvP, arena PvP, raiding, HC raiding, progression, crafting, ect.. and then follow that up with a sort ability of some kind like guild pop (low to high or high to low), average level (low to high or high to low), location (alphabetical), Guild founding date, you get the idea. From there you could go to the individual guild pages and read their description.

    I bet it would reduce the frequency of people changing guilds thereby increasing guild lifespan and camaraderie.
  • noaaninoaani Member
    edited May 25
    Moseph wrote: »
    I would love some type of search and sort ability for guilds. Something with check boxes, so you could check guild focuses such as open world PvP, arena PvP, raiding, HC raiding, progression, crafting, ect.. and then follow that up with a sort ability of some kind like guild pop (low to high or high to low), average level (low to high or high to low), location (alphabetical), Guild founding date, you get the idea. From there you could go to the individual guild pages and read their description.

    I bet it would reduce the frequency of people changing guilds thereby increasing guild lifespan and camaraderie.

    Archeage had this.

    It would have been good if used well, but was just too easy to misuse. There were no real detrimental effects to misusing it, other than what few new players there were to the game quickly realizing that it was more of a joke to most guilds than a tool, so it isn't like it was a bad thing for the game over all - it was just a waste of time putting it in to that game in the manner they developed it.

    To me, if a developer wants a tool like this to actually work as the intention seems to be (help players find guilds), rather than leaving it up to players to check what things the guild wants to check, the game should instead show what the guild has done. Hardest PvE boss killed, average kvD ratio of the whole guild in PvP, leveling options the guild has chosen, that sort of thing.

    As long as players are left to check the options they want, it will be a lot less useful.
  • Undead CanuckUndead Canuck Member, Braver of Worlds
    How would making guilds easier to find cut down on people hopping guilds? Wouldn't that increase the chances? Because then people could just look at slightly different checkboxes.
  • MosephMoseph Member
    edited May 25
    How would making guilds easier to find cut down on people hopping guilds? Wouldn't that increase the chances? Because then people could just look at slightly different checkboxes.

    I feel that it would increase the chances of someone finding a guild that they actually fit with. Rather than joining a guild, discovering they're not into the same thing as you, quitting, and looking for another guild, you'd be able to narrow your search.

    It might take a few guild swaps for someone to find their "home" but they'd only have to search through 100s of possible guilds instead of 1000s. In the end i think it would reduce the total number of times someone swapped guilds to find the place they're comfortable.

    How do you see it increasing the rate of guild swap?
  • Undead CanuckUndead Canuck Member, Braver of Worlds
    edited May 25
    You even said that it might take a few guild swaps before finding one. That in my opinion would constitute an increase.
    Without the finder, you would go with grouping or ask friends to check out a guild. Going that route, you would probably find a guild that you fit better.
    I guess I have been lucky with the games I play. For example, in EQ2, the first guild I joined (a year or 2 after launch) I am still with.
  • MosephMoseph Member
    edited May 25
    It has been my observation, that your experience with finding only one guild and sticking with it, is not the norm. I'm only speaking from personal observations though.
  • leonerdoleonerdo Member, Settler
    You even said that it might take a few guild swaps before finding one. That in my opinion would constitute an increase.
    Without the finder, you would go with grouping or ask friends to check out a guild. Going that route, you would probably find a guild that you fit better.
    I guess I have been lucky with the games I play. For example, in EQ2, the first guild I joined (a year or 2 after launch) I am still with.

    If you're just looking for a casual guild to have fun with in normal content it's entirely normal to find a guild through normal socializing. And maybe even the best way to do it. If all you care about is finding a chill social group, then it makes sense to just chat with people and join a guild when you get along with them.

    But if you're looking for a group to do specific or hard content with, I think it makes more sense to find a guild first. Otherwise you're going into raid or PvP with a bunch of PUGs and hoping that one of them is looking for guild recruits. It's possible yeah (I found an 8-man static group in FFXIV just by pugging for while and being a good healer which they needed), but I think it's usually easier to find a group for elite content before trying to ram your head against it. Wiping over and over again with a rotating roster of PUGs can be very frustrating.

    Obligatory "that's just my experience though". I don't know how common it is in other games to stumble upon hard-core or mid-core groups that are looking for new members.

    I don't even know about mega-guilds or those guilds which spam recruitment messages in cities. I just assume they're more concerned about member counts than actual socializing or game content, so I've never checked one out.
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