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List of Profession Specific Guilds

Zacchary.6183Zacchary.6183 Member ✭✭✭
edited August 22, 2019 in Professions

I'm using this thread as a one-stop-shopping list of ACTIVE guilds that are dedicated to specific professions. Their members help by teaching other players, how to use the prof to its fullest (or to counter it), theorycrafting builds, and discuss changes or suggestions. I'll update the list based on responses below, including the best contact method(s).

Thieves: [Teef]
Mesmers: [OM*G]
  • Contacts: Pyroatheist.9031, skcamow.3527
Necros: [????]
Warriors: [????]
Guardians: [????]
Rangers: [????]
Revenants: [????]
Engies: [NERF]
  • Contacts: Chaba.5410
Eles: [????]

Comments

  • rdigeri.7935rdigeri.7935 Member ✭✭✭

    Huh, i thought people would comment a ton of such guilds.

    I've seen one for eles too but don't remember the name, so can't help you there

    I'd join an [ENGI] for sure

  • Illconceived Was Na.9781Illconceived Was Na.9781 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 18, 2019

    @Zacchary.6183
    Thanks for repurposing the thread :)

    would you consider starting a thread with a different title/purpose? perhaps...

    List of Profession Specific Guilds
    I'm using this thread as a one-stop-shopping list of active guilds that are dedicated to specific professions. Their members help by teaching other players, how to use the prof to its fullest (or to counter it), theorycrafting builds, and discuss changes or suggestions. I'll update the list based on responses below, including the best contact method(s).

    • Thieves: [Teef], contact: ; website: ; main forum thread...
    • Mesmers: [????], contact: ; website: ; main forum thread...
    • Necromancers: [DEAD], contact: ; website: ; main forum thread...

    ("forum guilds" made me think of guilds oriented towards helping the forums generally, despite you posting in the "professions" forum)

    I'd definitely bookmark such a thread
    I've definitely bookmarked such a thread

    Hype is the path to the dark side. Hype leads to unfulfilled expectations. Disappointment leads to anger. Anger leads to disgust. Disgust leads to "oh, new shinies! I'm back!"

  • Zacchary.6183Zacchary.6183 Member ✭✭✭

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:
    @Zacchary.6183
    would you consider starting a thread with a different title/purpose? perhaps...

    List of Profession Specific Guilds
    I'm using this thread as a one-stop-shopping list of active guilds that are dedicated to specific professions. Their members help by teaching other players, how to use the prof to its fullest (or to counter it), theorycrafting builds, and discuss changes or suggestions. I'll update the list based on responses below, including the best contact method(s).

    • Thieves: [Teef], contact: ; website: ; main forum thread...
    • Mesmers: [????], contact: ; website: ; main forum thread...
    • Necromancers: [DEAD], contact: ; website: ; main forum thread...

    ("forum guilds" made me think of guilds oriented towards helping the forums generally, despite you posting in the "professions" forum)

    I'd definitely bookmark such a thread

    Definitely. Mind if I copy?

  • @Zacchary.6183 said:
    Definitely. Mind if I copy?

    My text is your text :)

    Hype is the path to the dark side. Hype leads to unfulfilled expectations. Disappointment leads to anger. Anger leads to disgust. Disgust leads to "oh, new shinies! I'm back!"

  • Zacchary.6183Zacchary.6183 Member ✭✭✭

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:

    @Zacchary.6183 said:
    Definitely. Mind if I copy?

    My text is your text :)

    Thanks. I am taking out [DEAD] because that guild is basically dead and their leader is awol.

  • @Zacchary.6183 said:
    Thanks. I am taking out [DEAD] because that guild is basically dead and their leader is awol.

    The irony ;)

    Hype is the path to the dark side. Hype leads to unfulfilled expectations. Disappointment leads to anger. Anger leads to disgust. Disgust leads to "oh, new shinies! I'm back!"

  • Zacchary.6183Zacchary.6183 Member ✭✭✭

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:

    @Zacchary.6183 said:
    Thanks. I am taking out [DEAD] because that guild is basically dead and their leader is awol.

    The irony ;)

    Oh boy. You have no idea my expression when I found that out.

  • Zacchary.6183Zacchary.6183 Member ✭✭✭

    Updated Title so it would make more sense. :P

  • Chaba.5410Chaba.5410 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 18, 2019

    [NERF] Fort Engineer is still around for engineers. At this point though we are primarily just a group of people doing raids together and while most of us started on engineer, we play other classes too. The "NERF" tag is reference to engineer being the class that was nerfed pre-launch from heavy armor to medium armor and then continued to be heavily nerfed in the first months of the game. The "Fort" is because the guild founder and more than a handful of the original members started on Fort Aspenwood (at the time there was no mega-server).

    My experience with profession-based guilds has been that they don't have much cohesion.

  • Zacchary.6183Zacchary.6183 Member ✭✭✭

    @Chaba.5410 said:
    [NERF] Fort Engineer is still around for engineers. At this point though we are primarily just a group of people doing raids together and while most of us started on engineer, we play other classes too. The "NERF" tag is reference to engineer being the class that was nerfed pre-launch from heavy armor to medium armor and then continued to be heavily nerfed in the first months of the game. The "Fort" is because the guild founder and more than a handful of the original members started on Fort Aspenwood (at the time there was no mega-server).

    My experience with profession-based guilds has been that they don't have much cohesion.

    Ah. Did [NERF] go for a teaching role as a guild? That's what I am trying to aim for with this list.

  • Chaba.5410Chaba.5410 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 18, 2019

    @Zacchary.6183 said:

    @Chaba.5410 said:
    [NERF] Fort Engineer is still around for engineers. At this point though we are primarily just a group of people doing raids together and while most of us started on engineer, we play other classes too. The "NERF" tag is reference to engineer being the class that was nerfed pre-launch from heavy armor to medium armor and then continued to be heavily nerfed in the first months of the game. The "Fort" is because the guild founder and more than a handful of the original members started on Fort Aspenwood (at the time there was no mega-server).

    My experience with profession-based guilds has been that they don't have much cohesion.

    Ah. Did [NERF] go for a teaching role as a guild? That's what I am trying to aim for with this list.

    It was like that at first and to some extent still is only insofar as some of the members still playing know the class well. Those kinds of guilds from my experience though only have limited appeal and aren't designed for longevity. So I'm not surprised your list is rather short. Focusing on a single profession, especially one that at the time was one of the lowest played professions in the game, is very limiting. When the guild was more active, players ended up dividing more into doing something together in different game modes rather than talking and learning about the profession. A lot of members were just solo and liked it that way, which didn't foster much of a community to build, especially when flung across different timezones, regions, and servers.

  • Matoro.9708Matoro.9708 Member ✭✭✭

    If the only community thing they do is raids, might as well call it a Holosmith guild, lol

    Society either needs a turret rework or to free bobby schmurda and I wonder which comes first?

  • Chaba.5410Chaba.5410 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Matoro.9708 said:
    If the only community thing they do is raids, might as well call it a Holosmith guild, lol

    Hey, now. Healing scrapper is excellent on Slothasor. Lol

  • Knighthonor.4061Knighthonor.4061 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Chaba.5410 said:
    [NERF] Fort Engineer is still around for engineers. At this point though we are primarily just a group of people doing raids together and while most of us started on engineer, we play other classes too. The "NERF" tag is reference to engineer being the class that was nerfed pre-launch from heavy armor to medium armor and then continued to be heavily nerfed in the first months of the game. The "Fort" is because the guild founder and more than a handful of the original members started on Fort Aspenwood (at the time there was no mega-server).

    My experience with profession-based guilds has been that they don't have much cohesion.

    yoou have source on that about Engineer being heavy armor?

  • @Chaba.5410 said:

    @Matoro.9708 said:
    If the only community thing they do is raids, might as well call it a Holosmith guild, lol

    Hey, now. Healing scrapper is excellent on Slothasor. Lol

    I've seen healing scrappers in Fractals too.

    Hype is the path to the dark side. Hype leads to unfulfilled expectations. Disappointment leads to anger. Anger leads to disgust. Disgust leads to "oh, new shinies! I'm back!"

  • Chaba.5410Chaba.5410 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Knighthonor.4061 said:

    @Chaba.5410 said:
    [NERF] Fort Engineer is still around for engineers. At this point though we are primarily just a group of people doing raids together and while most of us started on engineer, we play other classes too. The "NERF" tag is reference to engineer being the class that was nerfed pre-launch from heavy armor to medium armor and then continued to be heavily nerfed in the first months of the game. The "Fort" is because the guild founder and more than a handful of the original members started on Fort Aspenwood (at the time there was no mega-server).

    My experience with profession-based guilds has been that they don't have much cohesion.

    yoou have source on that about Engineer being heavy armor?

    This article is linked to from the wiki page on Engineer:
    http://tap-repeatedly.com/2011/06/exclusive-interview-arenanets-jon-peters-and-jonathan-sharp/

  • Zacchary.6183Zacchary.6183 Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 19, 2019

    @Chaba.5410
    Do you have contacts/recruitment thread/website?

  • Zacchary.6183Zacchary.6183 Member ✭✭✭

    Got permission from Mesmer forum guild. The guild is also has very little activity so it would be a good idea to get some go-getters in there. Their recruitment thread is also on the old forums.

  • saerni.2584saerni.2584 Member ✭✭✭✭

    These kind of guilds just need players who are experienced with a profession willing to stay in a guild to help other players and theory craft with.

    Most people don’t have that many active guilds that an extra spot can’t be occupied by a “mentor” guild and maybe a “mentee” guild.

    Raids/Fractals/PvE
    PvP
    WvW
    Mentor (profession I’m good at)
    Mentee (profession I’m learning)

    I do think we need more guild slots (maybe 7 total).

    Northern Shiverpeaks (NSP)
    Deadeye (Thief)
    Commandant of P/D and Apex Predator

  • Chaba.5410Chaba.5410 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Zacchary.6183 said:
    @Chaba.5410
    Do you have contacts/recruitment thread/website?

    No. People can just PM me for discord info.

  • Zacchary.6183Zacchary.6183 Member ✭✭✭

    @Chaba.5410 said:

    @Zacchary.6183 said:
    Do you have contacts/recruitment thread/website?

    No. People can just PM me for discord info.

    Gotcha.

  • Would love to see more of these. Please keep the thread updated!

  • Zacchary.6183Zacchary.6183 Member ✭✭✭

    @Arklite.4013 said:
    Would love to see more of these. Please keep the thread updated!

    I will. I just need people to submit them. Creating them would also be preferable if they don't exist.