A Guild is a group of players consisting of a Guild Master, Officers, Veterans, Members, and Initiates under the same banner. Each Guild is unique and has its own trade or pursuits. It is formed to protect mutual interests, maintain standards, and reach a common goal.
Why do you need a Guild?
Being in a Guild promotes socialization, offers access to perks and bonuses, and grants the opportunity to meet your specific needs. There will be Guilds that may be devoted to a specific activity like PVP or Gathering/Crafting. This brings a variety of choices for the players depending on their priorities and preferences.
Creating a Guild
You can find the Guild Registrar NPC in major cities or camps to proceed with the Guilds’ formation. From the World Map, it is easily recognizable by its icon.
Figure 1: Guild Registrar Icon
The first Guild Registrar you will encounter can be found in Carzacor around the Plaza.
Figure 2: Guild Registrar Location and NPC
Speaking with the Guild Registrar will give you the option to create your own Guild.
Figure 3: Guild Registrar - Guild Creation
In order to create a Guild, you must meet all the requirements as displayed
Figure 4: Guild Creation Requirements
Once you have met all the requirements, you can choose the name for your Guild and pay a fee of 30,000 Gold.
As a Guild Master, you have the authority to change the Guilds’ Emblem, manage applications, delegate officers, veterans, members, and initiates. The authority to modify Guild features varies differently depending on the positions assigned to each member.
On the Guild Info tab, you can see the basic information regarding the Guild like the Emblem, the current Guild Master, the number of members, announcements and the Guild History.
Figure 5: Guild Feature
From here, as a Guild Master, you can edit the Guild’s Emblems, Announcement, and Information.
You have three categories to edit your Guild’s Emblem which are the background, emblem, and color.
Figure 6: Guild Information
Figure 7: Guild Emblem Editor
Choose from the available Emblem Background Settings. Simply press the “A” Button to select the one you desire.
Figure 8: Emblem Background Setting
Once you’re done selecting your Emblem’s background, you may simply choose the Emblem you want.
Figure 9: Emblem Setting
Lastly, like the background and Emblem setting, you may choose your Guild’s Emblem color.
Figure 10: Emblem Color Setting
Once you’re done selecting, your emblem should change immediately. However, you must hold down the “A” button for it to be applied. Otherwise, once you go back to the Guild Info window, the changes you have made will not be applied.
In Guild Roster, you may find the list of the current members of the Guild including their class, name, level, and authority within the guild. You may press the “Y” button to toggle between all guild members, see only offline members, or only those who are online. You can also see each members’ last known location as well as their last login time.
As a guild master, once you have members in the guild, you may choose from a variety of options when you select an individual member as shown below:
Figure 11: Guild Roster
The Guild Application tab is where you will see the requests of other players to join your Guild. Once you receive an application, you will see the Class, Name, and Level of the applicant as well as how long the request has been waiting for approval. You may choose to either “Accept” or “Decline” the request.
Figure 12: Guild Application
Figure 13: Guild Application Management
In the Guild Invitation tab, every member except initiates can invite prospective members to the Guild. Once a player has been invited to the Guild, their Class, Level, Name and the duration of the invitation will be shown.
Figure 14: Guild Invitation
What are Guild Ranks?
When joining a guild, every member is initially a guild initiate. As a guild master, it is up to you who will be promoted to a different rank since finding the right player for a certain guild rank can be challenging.
Finding the best guild members to fill in the guild ranks are not only who you get along with but also those who can get the job done effectively and efficiently as the roles for each guild ranks are crucial in any guild. There are 4 guild ranks in every guild and that includes the Guild Officer, Guild Veteran, Guild Member, and Guild Initiate.
Figure 15: Guild Ranks
Each Guild Rank has its corresponding role to the Guild. As a Guild Officer, it is your role to support the Guild Master when it comes to managing the guild. You can assign the other guild members' guild rank or simply remove the player from the guild.
Figure 16: Guild Rank - Guild Officer
Additionally, you can edit the guild announcement as well as the guild info.
Figure 17: Guild Rank - Guild Officer’s ability
Lastly, you have the power to accept or decline the requests of the players who wish to join the Guild as well as invite other players to be part of the Guild.
Figure 18: Guild Rank - Guild Officer: Guild Applications
Figure 19: Guild Rank - Guild Officer: Guild Invitation
The second role for the Guild Rank is the Guild Veteran. As a Guild Veteran, despite the lack of ability from editing the guild announcement and guild info to assigning the guild ranks of other guild members or accepting or declining guild applications, you have the power to invite other players to join the guild.
Figure 20: Guild Rank - Guild Veteran: Guild Invitation
The other guild ranks are the Guild Member and the Guild Initiate. Although both the Guild Ranks share the same ability wherein, they can only invite the other guild members to the party as well as send a private message through a whisper, it is your job to help the Guild be the most powerful.
Figure 21: Guild Rank - Guild Member and Guild Initiate
How do you join a Guild?
There is no need to talk to an NPC like the Guild Registrar to join a Guild. You can join an already existing Guild immediately after creating your character. To do this, go to the Guild tab by pressing the “View” button and select “Guild Search”.
Figure 22: Joining a Guild through Guild Search
Once you’ve decided, simply select the Guild you’d like to join in and select “Request”.
Figure 23: Joining a Guild - Requesting to join
After confirming your request, go to the “Guild Applications” tab.
Figure 24: Joining a Guild - Guild Application
In the “Guild Applications” tab, you will see your request/s that are awaiting approval from the Guild Master.
Figure 25: Joining a Guild - Guild Application History
If you’re not in the mood of applying to any Guild, there’s the “Pending Guild Invitations” tab to view your invitations from the other guilds.
Figure 26: Joining a Guild - Pending Guild Invitations
Once you receive an invitation from another Guild, you will see it listed in the “Pending Guild Invitations”. You will be able to observe their Emblem. The Guild’s Name, the name of the Guild Master and how many members they currently have.
Figure 27: Joining a Guild - Pending Guild Invitations
Pressing the “A” button on the selected invitation will show a new window wherein you can choose to Accept or Decline the invitation. Once you have decided, the rest is history.
Figure 28: Joining a Guild - Accepting Guild Invitations
How do you leave a Guild?
Leaving a Guild may vary from different players. If you wish to leave the current Guild you're at, on the Guild Info tab, you may press the "X" button to leave the Guild.
However, leaving a Guild will lead to a Penalty wherein you can't join any Guild for 1 day.
Figure 29: Leaving a Guild - Penalty
If in case you got kicked out of the Guild, you will receive a penalty wherein you won’t be able to join a Guild for 1 day. Although you can send an application to the Guild that you desire, the Guild Master or the Guild Officers won’t be able to accept the application due to the penalty.
Figure 30: Kicked out of the Guild - Penalty
How to Disband a Guild?
If you're a Guild Master and wish to disband the Guild, on the Guild Info tab, you may press the "Y" button to disband the Guild.
Figure 31: Disbanding the Guild
However, disbanding the Guild will lead in a Penalty wherein you can't join any Guild for 1 day.
Figure 32: Disbanding the Guild - Penalty