Of course we know that all members can contribute gold to advance the guild. And prior to the last couple of big game changes, this process was fairly natural as you played the game: you benefited, the guild benefited.
With the last few updates, our guild has been dealing with some spiritless, heavy-footed, lumpish indolence with regard to guild tasks. The rewards are trickling in as slow as glaciers or plate tectonics. No, that simile is not capturing the essence. Hmm … slower than erosion? No, no, no. Ah, I have it: the rewards are trickling in slower than HAL9000’s death scene. I mean, really—just die already.
Someone mentioned the problem a while back based on kingdoms levels. But it is far worse now, so let me ‘splain. No, its too much, let me sum up with at least three points.
The problem is not just that our members are trying to level their kingdoms to 10, although that is a big factor. It is that with the new trait system, an absurd amount of gold is needed to go into chests to kit out your troops. I love many of the new changes, but our guild has been going through a rough patch since they were implemented. We are only holding our own due to some great players.
And I have to take some of the credit myself. To give you an example of my leadership ability—other guild leaders please take note—let me give you some leadership in action examples from our recent chat logs.
GuildMember: We got our rank back and are now four trophies ahead. Me: RELEASE THE KRACKEN
See? We went on to get even further ahead. One more example of my strategic commanding presence.
GuildMember: There is a guild coming up behind us pretty rapidly. Me: ACTIVATE THE PHOTONIC CANNON
Et voila, we began to pull even further ahead. It is just a natural proclivity that I have been born with. Any guild leaders wanting to avoid a continued legacy of bad artistry or a poor social identity can message me.
But I digress.
Also, remember those of us who did not have the presence of mind to hoard resources since we started playing. Those who did can concentrate more easily on guild tasks. So that is a third reason the changes militate against the rank and file.
Now, if we could just get a better system in place to allow for more natural completion of guild tasks, we would be cooking with gas.