Crafters, healers, pickpockets, spies and other informal associations
Will there be a game mechanic which might be used for semi-formal player associations beyond guilds, citizenship and classes?
For example, back in L2 the healers (like myself) on my server had an informal group where we traded ideas on how to be a good healer, which 'Clans' treated their healers well, which tanks were incompetent and got healers killed, etc.
Or it could be an informal association of master crafters sharing tips on resource sources, crafting hints, customers trustworthy enough to give credit to, and other matters of concern to the crafting community.
This could extend to those interested in role-playing, exploration, ocean trading, merchant price-guidelines or whatever else comes up in the imagination of the playing world. Such semi-formal groups could be invitation only and cross race, class, and citizenship lines. They may conspire in politics without the rulers' knowledge. They could be multi-city thieves guilds whose motives differ from that of the mayors, generals, merchants and other honorable classes.
I have ideas how this might be implemented but I suspect others have better ideas than my own, and I would love to hear them...and perhaps the Devs would to.
All the best, Tau