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why do people think that finding a guild would resolve the "community problem"?

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why do people think that finding a guild would resolve the "community problem"?

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GreySix
04.05.2012 , 12:27 PM | #31
I've been in two guilds, after turning down multiple requests to join others - while at or around Level 30. Haven't been hastled to level-up or join in raids.

Joined one guild member who asked for help in a heroic mission. My wife and I jumped in to help, we finished the mission, and the other guild member took off.

IMO, that's the one strength of a guild - if you do need help, if members are around you can solicit their help for a mission and then move on.

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Ziso
04.05.2012 , 12:38 PM | #32
There are some very helpfull guilds out there who are more relaxed to gear.

A level 1 player who has played the game for 1 hour is as equally welcome as a hardcore raider cl50 with us. We have had this attitude since forming in 2005.

We also tell players to enjoy the storyline, one of Tors strength and we do not put pressure on them to level. We run weekly flashpoints runs, and any member, any level can attend. We form groups based on the levels of those players attending and will run any flashpoints they can do so not 1 player is left out. We also help out on class quests and heroics if members have issues forming groups in general chat and our crafting help was legendry in SWG and we are continuing here with players helping each other with needs.

We realise people have real lifes, work, college, wifes, family, kids, so we dont put any pressure on members as after all this is a game and should be enjoyed.

Having this attitude has served us well since 2005. We were the servers main guild back in Star Wars Galaxies for years, one other guilds recommended to newer/returning members and we have brought this attitude and principles to Tor and its serving us well here with both our republic and imperial sides of the guild having 10-25 members online at most times of the day and a lovely, active guild chat and banter in teamspeak.

Ziso
http://unity-guild.com/

So for us, gear is secondary to the players enjoyment of the game

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Blackardin
04.05.2012 , 01:25 PM | #33
Quote: Originally Posted by YouYongku View Post
Even you can find a guild, if you are not well equipped (with 18k HP and above), you will get a special treatment from your members.

Since the members here always reference WOW, I shall too.

When you join their guild, they'll ask you to get to max level to play with them.
When you hit the max level, they'll ask you to quickly get your item level higher to play heroics together.
When you reach the item level, they'll ask you to quickly be fully equipped with all the heroics item before they play with you.
And when you do, they tell you that you have no raiding experience with them, go get some

Similarly here, very seldom would the guildies wanna play with you if your HP is not their desired amount.

Ninjas and angsty people will cease to exist regardless of any game and generation.
I've been a main tank, raid leader, guild officer in every game I've played and I've never seen these types of issues occure in anything other then a hard core raiding guild or a guild full of immature kids (the "leet" types that people often describe).

We are a casual raiding guild (we take our raids seriously, but it is not the be all end all). Currently, we ask for two things when people join our guild: Maturity and Character. If they need gear, we can help them get it. If they are behind in raiding, we drag them through to get geared up to us. If they are willing to learn to raid, we will teach them. If they don't want to raid, they are still welcomed as non-raiders.

Our issue is that, rather then guilds being hard to find, we seem to be experiencing a shortage of players to recruit.

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Criptic
04.05.2012 , 04:33 PM | #34
Sounds like the OP'r joined the wrong guild to fit their play style
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Kotlx
04.05.2012 , 04:40 PM | #35
Quote: Originally Posted by YouYongku View Post
Even you can find a guild, if you are not well equipped (with 18k HP and above), you will get a special treatment from your members.

Since the members here always reference WOW, I shall too.

When you join their guild, they'll ask you to get to max level to play with them.
When you hit the max level, they'll ask you to quickly get your item level higher to play heroics together.
When you reach the item level, they'll ask you to quickly be fully equipped with all the heroics item before they play with you.
And when you do, they tell you that you have no raiding experience with them, go get some

Similarly here, very seldom would the guildies wanna play with you if your HP is not their desired amount.

Ninjas and angsty people will cease to exist regardless of any game and generation.
Other people may have different experiences, however..

When I hit 50 I was pvping. No thought prior to hitting 50, so I was in orange non daily modded gear. Bad idea. Got picked up by a guild that was clearing Norms and working on HM's in 2 ops. First week, I was in 3/5 Columi and a week later all I have left to replace is my chest and boots for columi. THat means off set pieces acquired

We had 4 Ops groups running at one point.

When I started raiding, I had under 13.5k hp raid buffed. We went through both EV and KP Norm with no problems, not even council. These people were not in full rakata bull******** away.

And on another note; not even in WoW did I have an experience anywhere near the one you described. Hit cap, joined a raiding guild, ran heroics and got raid ready within 2 weeks and was in full PVE gear on 3 different characters.

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obi-joachim
04.05.2012 , 05:10 PM | #36
My guild just went from 16-18 signups to 3 .. nothing really else to do in this game after you maxed you're geared.

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Mirdthestrill
04.05.2012 , 05:50 PM | #37
Join a more casual guild. In mine, there are very rarely more than 5 people on at a time, and our MOTD is always about chocolate chip cookies or ring-tailed lemurs.
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