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World of Warcraft Guilds Edit

Remember when you were a kid and you and all your buddies got together to build that awesome, albeit dangerous put-together tree fort? The one with the "No Girls Allowed" scrawled on a piece of plywood nailed to the front door? Or when you were a little girl and went off to make your OWN club because "boys were so stupid!"?

Well, to really, really oversimplify things, that is what a World of Warcraft guild is in a nutshell: A glorified club. One of the big differences is that most of us have gown past the urge to nail vaguely threatening messages on plywood to the front entrances of tree houses, (hopefully!), and the majority of World of Warcraft guilds are co-ed now.

What's So Special? Edit

A Guild provide many services to it's members: It can be a great way to make new friends, reconnect with old, to engage in intellectual, (and more than often not so intellectual...haha), discussions, to share interests, help you to further the progression of your character and vice-versa, provide prestige as you proudly flaunt your oh-so-leet guild tabard or show off the really cool guild name floating below your name as you wander around Azeroth.

Guilds are a vital part of the World of Warcraft gaming experience and it can honestly be said that the game wouldn't be the same without them.


Creating a Guild Edit

Unshackled Guild Tabard

An example of a guild crest: "Unshackled"'s guild crest.


A good guild begins as a tiny spark of an idea and is watered, pruned, looked after, fertilized and coaxed into taking the shape of something great as is grows into it's full potential. A lot of guilds start out as seeds of hope and innocent naivety, but fall stale almost before they've even begun and end up dead...scattered upon the winds of the failure.

The first thing you will need to do is find the guild master. They may be found in the following towns: Darnassus, Stormwind, Ironforge, Orgrimmar, Thunderbluff, and the Undercity.

The Guild Master will sell you a guild charter for ten gold. You can name your potential guild anything you want, but you may want to try for something that will catch people's attention and make them want to be part of such a "cool-sounding guild". Remember, presentation counts when it comes to soliciting signatures or new guild members.

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Mourningsong, a member of the Suramar guild "Unshackled".

After you have your guild charter, you must now go forth bravely, and, using either your wits, monetary bribery, or superior begging skills, collect nine signatures to the guild charter. (The charter needs ten but your own signature counts as one).

  • A good rule of thumb is to be polite, ask NICELY and don't lose your temper, whine or be obnoxious if someone refuses. Remember, you are asking people to do you a favor. They are under no obligation to type their names on the dotted line so you can finally form the official "Uber-Leet Pwning Squad" Guild.

After you have gathered all nine, (ten), signatures you must take the newly signed charter back to the Guild Master and soon you will have a freshly-formed World of Warcraft guild complete with a few honest-to-goodness members. You will want to create a guild crest that best expresses some aspect of your new guild.

For example maybe an image of laurel leaves if your guild has something to do with the ideas of ancient Greek or Rome. You might even wish to ask your current members their opinion on what the guild's crest should look like. Make it fun. Have a contest...the best design wins...a rare item, etc.


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The members of "Iron Tower" of Suramar. Image borrowed from their official website


After all that, the next item on your list to be crossed out should be finding and recruiting new guild members. *The above applies to guild member recruitment as well, of course. Just follow those basic guidelines and soon, with a little luck and skill, you will be on the road to having an awesome and fun World of Warcraft guild and making your gaming experience all the richer for it....


A Few Notable Suramar Guilds Edit

Conviction

Damage Control

Sanctuary

The Death Knights

Unshackled

The Suramar Survivors

Iron Tower

Yes, I know there are a lot more. Feel free to add to the list any you know of that I've not mentioned.

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