Topic Are there any good social guilds here?
Or am I just asking too much...?
I recently made a post to other place about my unluck with good social guilds. The realm forums seem to be filled with raid guild ads, but I hope I will get constructive feedback (or maybe find a guild suitable for me). :)
I transferred to Draenor a bit over 2 months ago and have been in two guilds so far. First one was simply awful; no one talked, didn't even congratulate, the GM only played with officers, no repairs, no GB access, I couldn't even add my specs to my note or invite anyone. I stayed there for a while because it was lvl 25 guild. Well eventually I left, and was guildless for several weeks.
Then I joined another guild, which was basically everything I had been looking for; social guild with awesome people who liked to have a laugh together and talk about nothing, that's what I love! But the guild died due to issues between players.
So I'm guildless again, been browsing the realm forums and Looking for members - PvE -forums, nothing has caught my eye so far. Both are mostly filled with raid guild -posts.
Makes me wonder: do social guilds only rely on mass inviting people? Nothing boils my blood as much as the constant random invites and whispers. I'm not looking for a guild who mass invites everyone since I feel the whispers tell nothing about the guild itself and that the guild only cares about the amount of people in the guild.
Are there any guilds these days who recruit individuals? Like have a chat with the possible member before inviting? Care to get to know their member(s)? Or am I just old-fashioned?
Another "problem" I have encountered is this GM + officer -thing, which means GM only plays with his/her BFFs who often are the officers. What about others? I'd like to get to know people in the guild but that's simply impossible if the high-ranked people aren't even interested in spending time with the "new" people.
In addition to those, I enjoy guilds with low amount of members (like 100-200) since I'd be playing mostly with same people, making it easier to get to know each other.
Should I just give up, accept the next random invite I get and hope I have found a good guild to enjoy the game in?
http://covenantofthesindorei.co.uk free guild repairs, transmog / mount farming, weekly guild activities, RP-PVP. Bank is curtly closed to new members due to thefts but you can ask for anything you want and will prob get it. we dont mass inv dont like using it, but hav been advertising in local channels. We dont need a priest for Raiding, well a shadow we could use, but if your only after the social aspect it could be for you.
Some down sides for you though, the officer is my G.F and were only guild lvl 10 , we are also having recruitment issues so we do not have lots of members, but the ones we do have are social and friendly. But the main one is if you dont like Blood Elfs then its deff not for you =P
but i am in the process of making our website, which i am hoping will bring some members our way, so if you would like to check that out, and plz bear in minde that its still being worked on. All the pages work, just missing some content.
If you wanna join, plz sign up on the website, as dunno when ill next check the forum.
Edited by Aài on 25/04/12 09:41 (BST)
Our inactive GM suddenly kicked 95% in the guild yesterday (and I was almost exalted :-( ) so I am also looking for a guild like that Aveera. Whisper or ingame-mail me if you find one, or we can make one instead.
If making one is an option: Just for making the guild more attractive increasing its level quickly to level 25 could be profitable. I.e. mass recruiting in the beginning for growth could be an idea - non-active and non-social members will disappear due to inactivity after a while anyway.
Bandinoriel sounds like a good chap and offers another option that may be interesting, just wish the guild was was a bit bigger and more active (checked latest activity feeds).
85 Blood Elf Hunter
Hey Aài and Aveera!
I just too recently moved to this realm from Frostmane...
I'd had enough of the anti social atmosphere that a pvp realm often harbours.
And as you both, have had absolutely no luck in finding a nice social guild!
Let me know how you guys are doing, feel free to add me in-game!
And if you guys decide to create a guild, would love to help out!
Great to know there are others looking for same kind of guild as me. :) I will definitely let you know if I bump into one.
However, I currently have no interest to start a new guild, since I know as a former GM how hard the recruiting and levelling the guild up is, just looking to join as a "normal" member for now. :)
I hope more social guilds would use the realm forums for advertising.
Hi guys. I'm sorry to hear you're having such a hard time finding a nice social guild.
You are all welcome to join the one I'm in and see if it's something like what you're looking for :) It might not be the largest guild in the world. Maybe because we don't really advertise. And we surely don't mass invite every lvl 1 character that logs on. But all the people in the guild are very nice and open.
We talk about anything we want to and respect each other how ever strange it might be, and we're always happy to have new people to chat with. There's not always that much activity during the day but people are usually on in the evening.
If you want you can give it a try :) /w me or write back here if I'm not online and I'll make sure you get an invite from one of the other guys.
Edited by Amberlee on 27/04/12 13:05 (BST)
Many of the larger raiding guilds will accept social members, just don't count on "slipping in" on raids. But if all you want is some nice people to chat with and maybe do some random heroics once in a while you should be able to find room. Most raiding guilds have some kind of application even for social members, so you wouldn't see any mass invites.
We do for example accept social members in Detrimentum. However, if you are a social member, you should also be social and engage in social activities (spamming bad jokes in gchat, joining hc runs etc). i wouldn't recommend us to everyone though, the atmosphere tends to be "adult" (some would say immature, but we try keep the worst above gutter level) and some raiders can come off as a bit of hard core (read: grumpy old gits) at times.
My tip would be to check up the guilds recruiting for raiding, then do a "/who <guild>" for a few days when you are online to get a feel on how many people are online at the same time you are and what they are doing. If everyone online is in dragon soul they probably won't be able to offer you what you seek, but if they have a healthy amount of toons online spread all over the place they might be decent for you.
Horders is an active social guild. We raid on Sundays and are starting to consider a second raid during the week. However raiding is not the focus: we do loads of retro stuff and have a fair few achievement runs and guild dungeon runs throughout the week. Also plenty of chatty people.
Our only criteria is if you're a moron you generally get ignored. We're not very fond of txt speak.