I have been reading threads on this forum and watching various videos, but I have a couple of questions that are still puzzling to me:
Guilds. Everyone suggests that it is very important to join a guild, etc. And I understand what I, as a new player, will get from a guild, but what specifically will the guild get from me? What is my value to others, how do I contribute, in the first few months when I have nothing except the desire to play?
Guilds again. The suggestions to join a guild have been confusing with respect to where one should go look for them. Some were saying “look in the chat”, others “use the guild finder tool”, others “use this forum”. I would have no problem trying whatever but I have also been warned that a lot of guilds are dead and that I should not join them. Is there a penalty for leaving a guild? Any timelocks? More importantly, where would you go look for a guild if you were a new player (and had no friends in the game who’d carry you or whatever)?
Time commitment and F2P. I can only play about an hour a day. I also don’t want to have to invest any money. How far can I get under these constraints? I understand that serious PVP likely requires more than that, but there is a difference between playing reasonably comfortably and just not competing for the very top spots and feeling like you can’t do half of the things because dailies or whatnot take two hours of time per day and you only have one. How is it with this game? What are the minimum time requirements you’d recommend to a F2P player?
Thanks in advance.
PS: I am on Steam, if this is important.