In the last post I made, I mentioned in passing how several of my characters had joined a level 25 guild on my home server, an opportunity that seemed too good to be true. Not too long after I joined I found out that the GM had purchased the guild and was mass-inviting hundreds of people daily. My gut said something was amuck, and unfortunately, I was dead right.
In the middle of last week, I logged onto V-Druid to find him unguilded. Immediately, I alt-tabbed to a browser, to pull up E-Hunter on the armory – and discovered that the entire guild was gone. Looks like the guy who had purchased it had moved it to another server – without a word of warning or anything to those he left behind.
It initially irked me – but it also inspired me. I set about researching how much gold it would cost to buy a “high level” guild, and then started researching those types of guilds on my home server, honing in on ones that had no noticable activity in several months. Almost immediately I found one that I knew would be a winner – a level 23 guild that had 30 members, and the only one with any activity recently was the GM. I tossed him an ingame mail, made him an offer, and the next day, E-Hunter was the GM of that guild, which has since undergone a name change.
All I can suggest to those who might read this, who aren’t happy with their current guild environment, and especially those with gold that they don’t know what to do with – consider buying an inactive guild on your server (or if you have the cash to move it, on another server). The move has inspired a friend to start playing again, as she’s now getting to enjoy all the perks that high level guilds offer.
With regards to my alts, I’ve shuffled up who’s in what guild, and also moved my lone “off-server” character back onto my home server. Right now he, V-Warlock, is serving as the ‘runner’ to the bank guild on the V-Account, while E-Priest is serving the same purpose on the E-Account. I also handed off control of the guild V-DK was running (for the aforementioned friend to use as her bank guild), and disbanded a guild that I never did anything with on E-Shaman. I still have a 5 tab guild bank being held by V-Rogue, but I’m sure I’ll be rid of that one soon as well, too.
I may yet make changes, but for the moment, I’m very content with the moves that I have made.