The most frustrating thing with being a new player is that point where you realize that the key to your progress, as well as a large missing part, is a good active guild! How to find a place that will foster your newly found love of the game, while at the same time helping with advice, and answering the loads of questions that come up constantly? As most of you know this is a VERY in depth game that has SO many facets and dimensions that draw you deeper and deeper each update. But most importantly (at least for me at least) is playing with people just like me, someone who loves to play, loves to chat and share in each excitement, and to make friends from around the world.
so like me you are either bouncing from guild to guild, each more discouraging than the last, or suddenly realize your the only active member contributing (in tasks, chat, seals, etc). Or do you "like" your guild, but find the general vibe/feeling not quite the "home" you were looking for? I, as I'm sure most of you, have dealt with each of these scenarios many many times on you quest to find your home. I was in one that fell into a few of those, I "liked" it, me and maybe 3-4 players really shared in all aspects of "active and contributing". Basically I was content, or told myself to be, lol. But then those players left, cause we all would, and the leader establishes me it and leaves....Leaves me with a dying guild , a sinking ship...I know what i wanted, i said as much above, but boy did i not want to look for another guild and fall into another situation. I was not good enough for the "ranked" guilds, and instead had everyone else saying their guild was the best....ugh, lol. Now im not bashing any guild by any means, but you all know EXACTLY what im talking about. So i decided that instead of more guesstimating which guild to choose, i would re-create the guild I was in, aka the "sinking ship"
I honestly wanted perfection, and quickly realized that it didn't exist, at least not what i defined "perfect" as. So as a hail Mary i decided to try and make it! Then I discovered the key component to EVERYTHING, it was not about this facet or that (contributing, or active, or numbers) but about PEOPLE! I realized that what i REALLY wanted was someone like me to share in the game with, and that included contributing in tasks, chat, getting to 1st, etc. I love the contributing and guild chat, It was a bonus to me, a cool aspect from the devs to make it FUN, not some sort of "obligation". I got to 1st every week, cause DUH why wouldn't you!? if you loved the game you would quickly come to the conclusion that its very beneficial to your growth in game to do so. That and the gold you got making your way there was perfect for those kingdoms that were harboring those skill points at lvl 10 :D.
So I set out to find those like minded people, posting on forums and global (the only options for doing so....sigh, hint hint devs lol) until I found and recruited 3 people that would change the entire game for me, and for others as well. We all were so excited to find another person like ourselves in our love of game, and it was like a lightbulb. But now we had a MUCH bigger problem. Now that we realized our collective ideals could be accomplished, we now had to find more of us like minded players, which meant dealing with the hardest part of creating and running a successful guild (those of you that have done such know exactly what im saying), that included getting rid of leeches (booooo, lol) , inactive empty space players (which was like almost everyone at that moment), and then the dreaded process of recruiting new members (i say dreaded only because there are so many people sniping and spamming your post, more often than not , extinguishing any genuine interest). Then there is maintaining moral. People join, excited about ideals, only to discover that those ideals still had a ways to go to reach its pinnacle, and in order to get there they too would need to help. Some are not excited to be in the early stages and have to put in effort -_-.
Well after hard work and GOOD people Unrepentant got its foot hold and was ready for the next hurdle in creating the perfect (well our perfect) guild.......which is where ill stop that story.
-At the point of its establishment, 6 mo. ago, Unrepentant was at around 250+ place
-Now it is at 34th and is climbing still
-Unrepentant is and always will be member run and ruled, it only is good as it member and decisions are made as a whole, each persons view and opinion are not only valued, but needed!
-The "leader" position within guild is rotated regularly within guild to show that it means nothing, and that its not defining
Still reading? If you have read this far, i applaud you, lol. I get very wordy and have a strong opinion on our guild. Hopefully, fingers crossed, this thread finds someone like me at the beginning of this little story, or anyone who feels this speaks to them. I hope so. Well, i FINALLY got to the main point of this thread, lol. Which is to announce Unrepentant's new sister guild 'Purgatory'.
"Purgatory' is a place for those people who find themselves in those "situations", or for those who love the game but are in a guild where there not quite ready to commit to the high requirements each week, not that you couldn't, but finding that requiring it of you is taking the fun away. Purgatory is a new light bulb creation of our Unrepentant family. To have a place for both types like minded people! Now there is a home for those who are new to those that are ready to take on the higher lvl to gems, but most importantly being able and open to any player of any lvl looking for that something special.
'Purgatory' A new guild, for ALL lvl types, to come and share in our love for this insanely awesome game. like-minded? want to be apart of creating and shaping this new branch
Pm me or Lucian
or anyone in Unrepentant.