Alright, so today I logged in, and at level 40, i still don't have a guild. Sure, i have been offered a spot in guilds, but i just don't see the point. When i sit down to play, a party of my close friends in real life is the closest to cooperative play i get (not a big BG player) So when i saw a few other articles all worshipping the guild system, i decided to get my words in. I don't like guilds. They are just a group of people who have a private chat channel for themselves. I have only been in a few guilds on past characters. My 37 tauren druid (shandani on lightninghoof) is in the best guild i have ever been in, Warcloud. I have a level 9 character (twink in the making) also in warcloud. But my level 40 character (Xaveron on Anub'Arak) has never been in a guild because there are way more bad guilds than good ones. Take Lost Ones on Lightninghoof for example. They are a good guild, but one guy, Ashu, was given power to promote, demote, and kick players in the guild. One day i log in, and i am not in the guild. I open up a whisper with him and say "Hey, i am not in the guild, did I annoy someone?" and all i get is "no, i just didn't like you". You can find a bad egg anywhere, but in a videogame? With guilds, The only reason i have ever been in a guild is to mooch stuff. When i get a higher level though, i am expected to give back. My play style may be different, but i like to level as much and as fast as possible and grind for cash for gear i need. I see something in the auction house for 10 gold, i don't carry that much on me. I go and grind a few minutes (10-25) and bang, I have it. Guilds are a waste of time. High levels show off their stuff, low levels ask for help and gear, and if you don't give in, you are christened a knob or a moron and are exiled from everyone who is in the guild. They cause more problems then they solve.
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