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New to MMOs, and I'm not sure how to interact with Guilds...

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New to MMOs, and I'm not sure how to interact with Guilds...

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Lightning_Flare
05.25.2013 , 03:46 AM | #1
Hello to anyone who is taking the time to read this.

Now, before you start saying that the guild chat is how you talk to the Guild, that's not quite the issue I'm having.
What I need help with, is understanding how I should speak to them.
By reading their comments I can see that the Guild, or at least those who I see on regularly, are good friends.
They talk about random stuff, chat about the game, or even other games.
But how does a noob, or someone who is just new to the guild, become a part of the guild?
I don't want to seem like a waste of space, but nor do I wish to intrude too far into their world, (that is, if there is a limit).

Hopefully someone understands what I mean, and is willing to help...

Lightning_Flare

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MagikFingerz
05.25.2013 , 04:59 AM | #2
They can't (or at least shouldn't) fault you for "intruding" if they invited you into the guild. Try to be part of conversations if you have something to contribute with, and you will get to know them over time. It can take a while to become part of an already cohesive group, but as long as you don't overdo it with obvious excessive attempts to "be part of the gang" you'll be fine. Just chat casually and give it time, a good guild is worth taking the time for. Then again, always keep in mind that you're free to leave any time if you feel like they're not as friendly and inclusive as you want them to be.

Hope that helps

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Bastila-chan
05.25.2013 , 06:18 AM | #3
I can tell you how it is with our guild. A new player really becomes a part of the guild when he joins our teamspeak server (there are other voice chats also). It helps if you are max level so you can do endgame stuff, but it's not necessary, we chat about random things every evening, even with new people who are lower level and offer them advice. If it's your first MMO the use of microphone might be a big step for you, but once you do it, it really becomes another experience. In our guild we also encourage this by promotions. For example, we have 5 ranks below grandmaster for force users. (Youngling, padawan, knight, master, councilmember) Usually people can only obtain knight or higher rank if they join teamspeak and chat with other people.

However, start first by saying "Hey" everytime you log in and "Talk to you later" when you log off. Chat a bit. It comes naturally.

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SirMannii
05.25.2013 , 06:30 AM | #4
When I joined my guild when the game came out a lot of people were new already so it took a few months before we had the "core group of people" and the "hardcore group of people". But then I stopped playing the game and came back to another guild after a few months in 2012. I was just casual and joined Team Speak. I was like a silent noise. Just chilled out and listened to every one. Started to play some PvP matches and in PvP matches you always have a roll you must live up to. So teamspeak is really important and when you're doing callouts like "3 incoming on snow" or "I'll leave you in mid now" people will automatically starting to know you a little and give you the space in the guild you deserve.

So the best thing to do is having a Team Speak-server. I barely uses the /gchat.

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JediCounsular
05.25.2013 , 08:22 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Lightning_Flare View Post
Hello to anyone who is taking the time to read this.

Now, before you start saying that the guild chat is how you talk to the Guild, that's not quite the issue I'm having.
What I need help with, is understanding how I should speak to them.
By reading their comments I can see that the Guild, or at least those who I see on regularly, are good friends.
They talk about random stuff, chat about the game, or even other games.
But how does a noob, or someone who is just new to the guild, become a part of the guild?
I don't want to seem like a waste of space, but nor do I wish to intrude too far into their world, (that is, if there is a limit).

Hopefully someone understands what I mean, and is willing to help...

Lightning_Flare
As a good many point out, there are many ways to talk to your guild:
* through guildchat.
* through a teamspeak, mumble, or ventrilo server, or
* through a private chat channel

We use:
* Guildchat for chat to everyone regardless.
* Ventrilo for those that have it, for meetings, heroics, flashpoints, and operations.
* Private chat channel for strictly roleplaying reasons.

Like MagikFingerz stated:
Quote:
They can't (or at least shouldn't) fault you for "intruding" if they invited you into the guild. Try to be part of conversations if you have something to contribute with, and you will get to know them over time. It can take a while to become part of an already cohesive group, but as long as you don't overdo it with obvious excessive attempts to "be part of the gang" you'll be fine. Just chat casually and give it time, a good guild is worth taking the time for. Then again, always keep in mind that you're free to leave any time if you feel like they're not as friendly and inclusive as you want them to be
We use the registration to our website, to be able to send out out notices to our members to keep them up on current events, what's going on ingame, and what we are doing. To make every one that joins the guild to feel like a member of the "family". We encourage people to speak up, say hello when you log in or when others og in, and likewise when you or someone logs out. We do what we can to get people to speak up, and talk. By doing this, we get members to no longer look at themselves as solo players, but playing with a group. By keeping up with other members, you may find really great leveling partners, and new friends to chat with. Hope this helps. May the force be with you.
THE COVENANT OF TYTHON ~ THE SOVEREIGN ELITE
The Ebon Hawk server, our roleplay home since March.22, 2011.

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JouerTue
05.25.2013 , 03:32 PM | #6
casual chats, opinions...
invite people when you are going to que for flashpoints or warzones, help who asks for..sign up for operations..

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Saiyanbob
05.25.2013 , 07:50 PM | #7
^^ exactly. Building a relationship with your guild mates is about joint interest. If you have an opinion give it at a lull in the conversation. Listen and start conversations about joint interests. It's very much like building a relationship in real life just with a built in common interest.
<Fate of the Unwanted>
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psandak
05.28.2013 , 10:09 AM | #8
I hate to say this, but I am reminded of the Star Trek: Voyager episode where the Doctor is giving Seven of Nine social lessons. I'm paraphrasing here but the Doctor basically says, "listen in on a conversation, if you have something to contribute then 'chime in'."

The same thing can be said of guild chat or any chat in the game for that matter. If you are interested in a topic of discussion, pay attention to it, and when you have a comment or question just chime in. Very few will give you a hard time for doing so.

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Trimaxion
05.28.2013 , 04:34 PM | #9
The more you talk the better at it you get

Hi guys, how's everyone doing, what you all up to..

Inane crap really but it can lead to a decent convo and it will allow you to get a feel for how they are.

Hell, if you really wan to treat socialising like a science experiment instead of winging it you could write down the responses of others in the guild and questions they ask and then use them back next time there's a chat going on as if you were playing sword fighting on monkey island.

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Lightning_Flare
05.29.2013 , 04:11 AM | #10
Thanks for all of the input guys - I was quite surprised to get on the day after posting to find 6 replies waiting for me!

Well, it seems everyone is saying similar things - Say "Hi" when you log on; Join in if you have something to say; etc.

I'll give it a shot - thanks again!

Lightning_Flare