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RichardCraig
post Aug 17 2017, 05:52 PM
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As I plan to be drinking on Friday night I thought I'd start the Friday topic to end all topics - Guilds and Monsters a bit early!

To be honest I'm not really going to chat about monsters too much, I think we all know the problems and the various solutions that have been tried to varying degrees of success.

Guilds on the other hand - I think the current guild system isn't really working with guilds constantly fading, creating a new guild a near impossible feat let alone managing to get to a top tier and maintaining it for everybody other than the knights of the land.

I love guilds, they bring a bit of easily accessible variety and allow you to differentiate so that two characters with the same spend can still do different things.

At least thats the idea, and when there are lots of guilds thats possible.

For what ever reason we have found ourselves with an overcomplicated system for the maintenance of guilds that means that only those with 3 tiers get any love and others pop up and fade before they can get a big enough head start on their blow up date.

There are lot of ways that this could be made better, personally some of my favourites are:

- Just revamp the guild system from the bottom up with a clear idea of what you want to achieve (lots of guilds)
- Guilds always have a bottom tier once they have been created
- Have some NPC guilds like the city watch etc
- Allow normal dungeons to contribute to the upkeep of guilds.

However if there is no appetite to change the current guild system then let me suggest a possible solution which could benefit all of the club.

If a set of crew - ref, aref & 2 monsters book on to an event together and the event runs they can nominate a guild to gain the benefit of a guild special.

The benefits of this are manifold - guilds can continue or get to top tier much more easily and there will be a selection of dungeons which will be created with a full set of crew, and who wouldn't book on to one of them safe in the knowledge that you won't be scrabbling round on a Friday to get them to run.

It's an option I'd certainly use as I'd love to get the scouts guild up and running but the mix of points range and skill set makes it almost impossible.

To me this seems like a plan with no drawbacks, if people don't use it as an option then there is no loss but if they do we get a diversity of guilds and a selection of dungeons fully stocked with crew.






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RichardCraig   Guilds and Monsters - Friday discussion   Aug 17 2017, 05:52 PM
Fionamullin   Actually the guild special for crew really appeals...   Aug 17 2017, 06:01 PM
Orlock   Actually the guild special for crew really appeals...   Aug 17 2017, 06:54 PM
fatteacher   As I plan to be drinking on Friday night I thought...   Aug 17 2017, 06:17 PM
Fionamullin   Anyway...discuss   Aug 17 2017, 06:18 PM
bendy   Anyway...discuss I agree with more guilds but may...   Aug 17 2017, 06:56 PM
JackFlashblade   Really good ideas Rich. I particularly like the b...   Aug 17 2017, 06:41 PM
BBB   There was once a system where GPs could be used to...   Aug 17 2017, 07:36 PM
Trickyz   I think Richard's idea is great and it is pret...   Aug 18 2017, 01:02 PM
Harrumph   Did anything happen to the idea that when a really...   Aug 18 2017, 03:03 PM
sonof   In a broader Guild discussion. Benefits are just ...   Aug 18 2017, 03:35 PM
trussedfund   There are a great many benefits to having a lot of...   Aug 18 2017, 05:32 PM
RichardCraig   A very boring answer from lee there ignoring my po...   Aug 18 2017, 05:39 PM
Padallen   A very controversial idea but how about stopping g...   Aug 18 2017, 06:36 PM
miles   I think big guilds etc like KotL and some churches...   Aug 18 2017, 07:29 PM
SiDeards   I think big guilds etc like KotL and some churches...   Aug 19 2017, 08:01 AM
Kail   If guild benefits are seen as getting something fo...   Aug 19 2017, 07:52 AM
fatteacher   More guilds, more choice, more diversity. Leave be...   Aug 19 2017, 08:25 AM
darkrule233   I am a fan of Craigy's idea. I am, however, ...   Aug 19 2017, 09:04 AM
Fionamullin   You cn make guilds perm by investing a load of mon...   Aug 19 2017, 01:32 PM
ChrisAndrews   You cn make guilds perm by investing a load of mon...   Aug 19 2017, 02:45 PM
dnsmantra   What Tiffer and others have said. There seems to b...   Aug 21 2017, 12:43 PM
gormaden   To add to the choir -look at making guilds permane...   Aug 22 2017, 09:52 AM
bendy   make guilds permanent after a couple of years mayb...   Aug 22 2017, 10:42 AM
oggrod   Might be the power player coming out in me but I...   Aug 22 2017, 11:41 AM
Stevelouch   Might be the power player coming out in me but I...   Aug 22 2017, 12:02 PM
giles   I'm not sure that OOC organising a guild speci...   Aug 22 2017, 03:22 PM
Benson   Hi, So my view is. Guilds are good (everything Bre...   Aug 24 2017, 09:32 PM
Benson   Have guild points earnt on guild specials, you can...   Aug 24 2017, 09:34 PM
Benson   Have guild only CC incentives (apologies if there ...   Aug 24 2017, 09:35 PM
Benson   Have a basic CC contract that can add to guilds ex...   Aug 24 2017, 09:35 PM
Benson   Trade ref/a-ref points for guild expiry dates?   Aug 24 2017, 09:36 PM
fatteacher   Trade ref/a-ref points for guild expiry dates? Gai...   Aug 24 2017, 09:47 PM
AlanG   I think Rich's idea at start of topic is spot ...   Aug 28 2017, 05:38 PM
JamesC   I don't have the experience to comment the sam...   Sep 5 2017, 09:01 PM
Blackmoor   I love guilds, they bring a bit of easily accessib...   Sep 5 2017, 10:19 PM
dnsmantra   Where have all the guilds gone? This is the same ...   Sep 6 2017, 02:00 PM
SiDeards   What's actually stopping the system being chan...   Sep 6 2017, 05:08 PM
Helsvell   The current system works well if you have a number...   Sep 11 2017, 11:09 PM


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