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The Angry Guild Leader

I'm the guild leader, and I'm pissed. Read what possibly goes on in your guild leader's mind. I shoot the truth, and I shoot it straight. If you can't handle it, then My Little Pony Online is taking beta applications.

Author: Equilibrium_JW

WOW and Guild Tax

Posted by Equilibrium_JW Tuesday November 11 2008 at 8:21PM
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George Washington never told a lie...

But then, he never had to file a Form 1040.

Though WOTLK is taking most of the spotlight here recently, the buzz on the street right now seems to be guild tax. Yes, in the near future your guild leader might be able to tax a percentage of your earnings within the game. Some are up in arms about this, and some say it's a saving grace.

What do I say? It's about damn time.

Jeff "Tigole" Kaplan has responded, saying that it "was an interesting idea" and they're considering options for improving guild administration, but there was no way they could program a change like this in time for Wrath.

I think Grig from Winterspring made a great point in regards to taxation. He says, "So, Blizzard is considering taking one of the most universally loathed concepts from real life and adding it to a game. Why, they'd be silly not to do it."

I must admit that I agree. But, remember, this is coming from a guild leader's viewpoint.

While I will do my best to explain why I think that this is a fabulous idea, I will also attempt to play devil's advocate.

I suppose that I will attempt to do the latter first. Those of you who don't already hate me probably will by the time I am done. By the time I am done, most of you will be convinced that I punch babies in my spare time, and eat delicious old people for breakfast. MMM... old people.

Okay, so the idea of a guild tax will make some players more nervous than a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs. This is to be expected. The players we are talking about are the casual players. Those who either don't have the time to farm for cash, or worse, the initiative.

We can tackle initiative first: You have no sympathy from me, please move along.


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