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Guilds: Join as entire account or per character?

Discussion in 'WildStar General' started by ObliviousPrime, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. ObliviousPrime

    ObliviousPrime "That" Cupcake

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    I tried both systems, and I liked that I did not have to wait for an officer to be online to invite an alt in if you join a guild with your account.
    Whichever Character you happen to be playing will apear in your guild roster.

    You can join multiple guilds in this system, and then pick which one you are choosing to represent at the moment.

    However in GW2 you do appear online and not representing in the other guilds roster unless you log in as invisible I think.

    what do you all think about joining a guild with your account?

    pros/cons?
  2. Chrilin

    Chrilin Cupcake-About-Town

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    Gonna have to say per toon. Sometimes I will roll an alt that I keep to myself. Either way though it's no biggie to me.
  3. SiegaPlays

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    I would join all my characters to the friends guild, but only my mains would be in other guilds too, if multi guilding was an option.
  4. JarNod

    JarNod WildStar Haiku Winner 2012 / Lead Guinea Pig

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    I prefer only the toons I want in specific guilds get into that guild. Though it usually ends up that all of them get invited eventually. Sometimes I want peace and quiet
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    Zap-Robo Administrator • King Cupcake

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    Why not both? Allow for account-wide and per-character guild invites at the discretion of the invitee?
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    Sounds like a perfectly good solution to me... Watch out Zap you are making to much sense lol.
  7. Hydros

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    I'd like If they stick to a guild per character, that way you don't have any limitations (You can join a single guild with all toons or different one for all of 'em).
  8. SiegaPlays

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    Like the norm is already? That is what I find limiting.
  9. Frozenoak

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    If there is account guilding, optional or not, I would hope that all the alts count as 1 instead of artificially bloating the guild size, especially when we consider guild caps.
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    Ay. EQ2 has total character and unique account number show on the front guild window.
  11. Black Wolf

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    Yeah, that would be better already. Unique accounts wouldn't mean unique people though. There are sometimes players with multiple accounts.

    I don't want to join a guild with my account though. Sometimes I want to be left alone. I can play an alt without being disturbed. But an option to be invisible would fix that I guess. But even so, I don't want all my characters in the same guild. I tend to keep my bank characters (which should not be needed in Wildstar) guildless for example.

    The Real-ID from Blizzard is a nice idea, but it doesn't give you the option of being invisible. So, if you have added friends to it, you can't hide completely anymore.
  12. ObliviousPrime

    ObliviousPrime "That" Cupcake

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    in GW2 you count each account as a member of the guild and not the characters.

    Question for the people who don't like joining your account to a guild - what is your view on a account based friends list?
    you can have log in as (online. busy, invisible) modes and talk to friends regardless of what character they are on or which faction they are in.

    con this could be abused :
    for example if a friend is on the other faction and you are having a faction vs faction world event lets say, one could acting as a spy.

    my solution: in those type of events cut communications between the factions. make it like this is a battle and the big brass have ordered radio silence or something.
  13. Black Wolf

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    That is the same as Blizzard's Battle.net Real ID or Steam. Both work over different games as well, although I never use that part of Steam' service.
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    JarNod WildStar Haiku Winner 2012 / Lead Guinea Pig

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    Well, I have a few friends that while I love them very dearly, sometimes I need peace and quiet away from them. I don't know about the invisible button but I prefer attaching each toon to different friends instead of my whole account having a friends list.

    But I do see the appeal and won't be offended one way or the other :p
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    What I would like to see is...

    - Guilds are only limited by unique accounts, not characters
    - Guilds can choose to /guildinv_char or /guildinv_acct
    - Invitees can respond to /guildinv_char as Yes or No.
    - Invitees can respond to /guildinv_acct as Yes (All Chars), Yes (Prompt on Login), Yes (Current Only), No
    - If you choose Prompt then on logging on a new/existing character, you get a popup asking if you want to join your Account-wide Guild(s)

    This enables you to keep characters separate if you choose to for other purposes (in my head, there are multiple guild memberships allowed so you may want a Global Guild membership for 2-3 guilds but different across groups of characters - this will allow for that)
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  16. Hydros

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    Yup just as it is right not, I mean if they implement a way to join a guild with the whole account that's great, but I still think that each character should be treated as an individual when it comes to joining guild imho.
  17. Black Wolf

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    I agree with Hydros. Each character in the world is unique and should be treated as such. Some controls for a guildmaster over his member list is needed though. I had a separate Alt rank to keep the overview with a note whose alt it was, but it always felt clunky. Alts make your guild bigger than it actual is as well. This should be handled differently.
  18. SiegaPlays

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    Ahh, ok, think I get what you mean. With EQ2 as an example, it does count how many accounts is represented, but that does not mean all the characters on the account is in the guild. On EQ2 however I do have all my accounts in one guild, since I made it with my mother, I am the leader :p

    In WoW I have all except my banker mule in one guild, the banker mule has its own guild -- the one with the typo in the name, that is driving me crazy.

    I do like battle.net tag, it makes it easy to keep in touch with my game friends. Sure I have more than my closest friends on it, but those I am not really close to does not bother me with tells anyways. Otherwise there is an option to say I am busy, if I really want to be left alone - something like "afkish doing the laundry" works fine enough.

    I know there are people, who wants to be cloak and dagger about having an alt, so I agree that there has to be an option to turn a character invisible to something like battle.net tag. I don't get why it should be needed, but since some feel strongly about it, it couldn't hurt adding it.

    If a guild roster shows with the name of whichever character is on, then it should not show it for not guilded characters unless it is turned on for the players account.
  19. Billco

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    Pretty much with what Zap says.

    As an "OCD?" guild Officer many times...I hate when you have like 400 members...398 of which are never online because they are alts or mules...

    But I think realistically not allowing that, makes socialising a little harder...so guess I'll wear it :)
  20. Tiktak

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    I'd be doing this myself yeah.

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