Dredlore.1672 Posted July 22, 2019 Share Posted July 22, 2019 Ummm,I dont understand this at all.Having run a successful guild for 5 years I understand how difficult it is to coordinate event scheduling for different players from all over the world. Yes, that alone can be a nightmare.When my guild was essentially (and effectively) kicked out of PVP after 2 years or so of being a PVP focused guild, We had literally nothing to look toward in the way of PVP activities.Then after some time Tourneys were introduced to SPVP, and we tried to field a Tourney focused guild team thinking that we would be able to sustain based on that activity.However, we soon found that it was impossible for us to "schedule" tourney times for the team because we never knew when they were running. I understand that there are teams who are able to make the events, but I have no idea how they are doing it.I should add that our guild (1200 members-5 years) has done absolutely everything within our power to provide our members with a better game experience than they would otherwise have. Yet, we were "kicked out" of WvW by Megaserver and after running PVE for a bit we turned to PVP...where we were also kicked out.Then as a final insult, I am no longer able to recruit for the guild because of the changes to Private Messaging. I DO NOT SPAM MAP CHAT.As a result, the guild has been dead since the changes to PM were implemented. Killed by the devs. Thanks for that.5 years and countless hours of hard work all down the tubes, because gold spammers were more annoying/important than the best interests of guilds.Its obvious to me that when the changes to PM were discussed that guilds were not even considered. Yet, look at the devastating effect that change had on a successful guild of 5 years....and I bet that a lot of you (at Anet) are wondering why the player base continues to drop. Thats actually kinda funny when you consider how the staunchest supporters of the game have been shunned and turned away by you at every turn rather than assisted and accommodated...even tolerated. Its as if all of our efforts to make the game better for YOUR CUSTOMERS have been perceived as somehow threatening or damaging which could not be further from the truth.At this point my hands are tied. I cannot recruit. I cannot schedule events. I have nowhere I can turn to offer members a better game experience. There is nothing I can do. Yet, whenever I'm in game I have friends and old guildies begging me to re-start the guild.How?I'd like to point out something which may not be as obvious as I imagined.GUILDS ARE THE FOUNDATION OF THE GAME. WE ESTABLISH COMMUNITIES. WE ESTABLISH PERSONAL AND MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS. WE GIVE PLAYERS AN EXTRA INCENTIVE TO LOGIN. WE MAKE THE GAME HUMAN...because no matter how virtual the environment and the game play may be, every single interaction that you have with another human being is very real.Help US.... Help YOU.Thanks Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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