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|What's a Guild?
get to know other players, you might find that
you want to form a guild. A guild is simply a
community of players who share a common vision as
to how to behave.
Do I Create a New Guild?
inside the game:
|1. Incarnate into the
character you want to be the founder of
|2. Select "Create
Guild" from the GUILDS menu.
You will then be asked to provide
the uniform and password
for your guild.
uniform must be unique (no two guilds can have
the same uniform) and should be 3 to 5 characters
long for best effect (e.g. "WoS" or
"SWorD" or whatever you like). Usually
it is an acronym for the long name of the guild
(e.g. "Wet onion Soup" or "Since
We often read Diaries"). You can change the
long name of your guild later, but the uniform
can not be modified once you define it.
will need to remember the password in order to
make changes to your guild, approve new members,
etc. So do NOT forget your guild's
password! And don't tell it to anyone
order to encourage more responsible play, there
are some limitations on guild creation, which
Can Create a New Guild...
You must have
played the game over 100 hours.
which will found the guild must
also be over 100 hours old.
(Golden Souls exempted from this
which founds the guild must be at
least level 60.
which founds the guild cannot be
a cheat or modder character.
You may not be
able to start a second guild so
long as you remain the founder of
a previous guild.
You'll probably want to host a web
page for your guild describing its goals, rules,
and how people can join. Be sure to include the
email address of your Guildmeister. You can set
the URL of this guild home page into your guild's
info page. There are other things you can define
about your guild on its info page in the New Guild Hall, but you should look
there for an explanation.
a little tip: Don't create a
guild unless you have time to wear its uniform
right away. Guilds get deleted almost
immediately if their guildmeister has not
bothered to wear the uniform for at least a half
How Do I Join Someone Else's Guild?
As you play the game, you
will run into other players who already belong to
guilds. They will have their guild uniform next
to their name in the MAP list. (Remember,
although I call it a "uniform" since it
sounds cool and is the correct metaphor, really
it is just an acronym like "WoS",
"CoS", "LoH", etc.)
right-click on a player who is wearing a uniform,
you will have the option to "petition"
to join their guild. This will add your name to a
list of petitioners. Eventually the guildmeister
will evaluate your petition and give you a real
rank (or reject you, but don't take it
personally. Most guildmeisters want a small
Once you have
been given a rank, then your character will be
able to put on the guild uniform by
"Selecting Uniform" from the GUILDS
menu in the game.
Each of your
characters can belong to as many guilds as you
like, so long as you get approved by the
appropriate guildmeister. But each of your
characters is an individual. Many guilds only
allow you to sign up ONE of your characters at a
time as a member. So you might want to choose the
most appropriate of your characters to petition a
Try to avoid the
temptation to have every single one of your
characters petition every single one of the
How Do I Accept a Petitioner Into My Guild?
As the guildmeister of
your guild, you should frequently check your
guild's status. You can do this by going to the New Guild Hall from the web or from
within the game itself (right-click on yourself
while wearing the uniform of you guild and you'll
see an option "Read about Guild" which
will take you straight there).
You'll see that
there are several lists associated with your
guild: Members, Petitioners, Inactive Members,
Look through the
Petitioners list and see if you have an opinion
about them. Do you want cheaters or modders in
your guild? Do you have a minimum age or level
requirement? Are you only interested in certain
Once you make
your mind up, click on the petitioner's name to
edit their record. Basically all you need do is
to change their 'rank' from
"Petitioner" to something else. For
example, if you set their rank to "Novice
Fishmonger" they will then appear on the
regular member list as a full member.
You can set the
rank to anything you feel is appropriate for your
guild (though your Terms of Service agreement
with WoS Central says not to use profane, racist,
or other obviously improper terms). There are two
'reserved' titles, however, with special
meanings: "Petitioner" (yes, you could
put them BACK on the petitioner list!) and
"Reject" which puts them on the reject
"Petitioner" and "Reject"
must be capitalized to have the proper effect.
How Do I Quit a Guild?
Just open the SELECT
UNIFORM option in the GUILDS menu, pick the
uniform of the guild you want to quit, and press
the QUIT GUILD button.
It is much
easier to quit a guild than it is to join one!
And no one can force you to join any guild you
is completely optional.
By the way, the
QUIT command can also be used to terminate a
pending petition, if you change your mind before
the guildmeister has gotten around to giving you
a real rank.
What Was That About Uniforms Again?
Although your character
may belong to several guilds, it can only wear
one guild uniform at a time. So use the SELECT
UNIFORM command in the GUILDS menu to pick the
uniform of the guild you want to fight for today.
(It will remember your last uniform selection
In fact, when
you wear a guild's uniform, you keep that guild
"active" (and your own membership, as
well). If 30 days go by without your playing at
least 20 minutes (all at once) for a guild, you
become an inactive member of that guild.
You can become
active again just by playing at least 20 minutes,
but the guildmeister might kick you out of the
guild if you are too idle.
If all the
members of a guild are inactive, then the guild
itself becomes inactive (until at least one
member becomes active again). Inactive guilds
also run the risk of getting deleted.
don't use offensive language or imagery
in your guild uniform, name, ranks, logo,
I reserve the right to,
without warning, permanently
remove all guild privileges
from any player who shows poor judgement in
try not to be offended by language or
imagery you see, so long as it is
reasonable within the context of a
already in existence will have priority
if any conflict appears between uniforms.
Uniforms too similar too existing guilds
("~WoS~" for example) may
result in your guild being deleted
- Guilds (and
Guild Members) will be tagged 'inactive'
after some period (currently 30 days) and
risk being deleted if idle much longer
than that. To stay active, you must play
the game while wearing the guild's
uniform for at least 20 minutes
(all in one session). Guilds with very
few members (less than five) will expire
respect the determination of the
guildmeister should your petition be
- Please do
not use popup message boxes or
advertising in any form on your Guild
Page. It may cause your guild to be
deleted without warning.
don't make a guild just to be obnoxious
to another player, as in: "We Hate
- Build your
guild on a foundation of respect. This is
your chance to establish a name for
yourself. Make it something you'll be
Guild Page Image Copyright Policies
I shouldn't have to say
this, but I suppose it's best if I do. As we all
know, the Internet is filled with lovely
pictures. You might think "Gee, that lovely
picture would look GREAT as a background on my
And it probably
But, if the
picture doesn't BELONG to you, and if you don't
have PERMISSION to use it... then it is at the
very least RUDE of you to link to it, and
depending on who you ask, it might even be a
Now, say you
find some cool site, like http://www.ozones.com where a talented and
creative artist has both created fabulous images
*and* made them available for re-use with minor
emcumbrances (please see his site for details).
Anyway, if you
DO find an image you like, and you DO get
permission to use it, then MAKE A COPY OF IT AND
PUT IT ON YOUR OWN WEB SITE. Don't just link to
the artist's web site (unless that's what they
want, and they probably don't) You're
just adding injury to insult when you 'borrow' an
image without permission AND then burden the
artist's server with extra download bandwidth.
If you want to
use the artist's URL, use it where it will do
them some good, in a 'thank you' and credit-given
link, so they can get the praise they deserve.
That's just being polite.
I must admit
that I never intended the guild pages to turn
into the mini-web-sites that they have. I thought
people would just put in text, their logo, and a
link to their guild's real web site. Imagine my
surprise! Anyway, it's a pleasant surprise until
I get complaints from copyright holders,
complaining about copyright violations. So,
please don't be part of the problem.
reserve the right to delete your guild and
permanently suspend your guild privileges if I
feel I need to. (But, of course, I can't
guarantee to detect all violations either, since
I don't know if you got permission or not.) So
for now, it will just have to be handled on a
Can I Embed A Member List in My Own Web Page?
Let's see, shall we? Say
you have your own Guild Home Page which is all
pretty and yet you would like to access the guild
membership functions right from your very own
page. In theory this is possible, and in the long
run it will definitely be possible. But let's see
if it works RIGHT NOW!
In general, I
think you'll want to use a table to define the
actual place on your page where you want the
member list to appear. Perhaps you prefer to use
frames. Whatever you choose, stick this code into
the HTML at that location:
you substitute the number of the guild you want
just after the "member/" in the URL.
(Each guild has an ID number which appears when
you look at it's information page.)
So, here is an
embedded membership list for Guild
"WoS" (guild #1). I am putting it
inside of a simple table:
|<Guild "WoS" Member list
embedded *below* this>
|<Guild "WoS" Member list
embedded *above* this>
it work for you? If so, then it should work on
your guild's web page as well.
Integrated Guild Membership is provided as a
service by Synthetic Reality to the guilds
involved. Synthetic Reality takes no
responsibility for content. Please report broken
links to the respective guilds.