The Elders are looking for a few new team members. We are an active guild (not hardcore though), and we are often in the in game chat with discussion of strategies for weekly events. We get 40k seals on mythic weeks, and usually complete weekly tasks. If you’re a newer player, you don’t need to worry about gold contributions. You can focus on leveling up your kingdoms first.
Even if you don’t join us, I’d like to point out to anyone not in a guild that it makes a huge difference to be in a good guild. When I started the game, I took a long time to join a good guild, and I was missing out on a ton of rewards for all of that time.