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#1 Mar 11 2011 at 4:21 AM Rating: Sub-Default
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What are some great initiation processes for linkshell recruitment?

I was thinking about this a while ago because I have had way too many dead linkshells that died down because of lack of organization, people having ADHD, and general lack of enthusiasm for events. I'm sick of it.

I mean, creating another linkshell and filtering out the active people and the inactive people from your former linkshell is a great idea, but is it the only way?

How about playing with them for a while, putting them in friend list, and if you see that they are active enough, invite them?

Thank you in advance.
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#2 Mar 11 2011 at 5:29 AM Rating: Good
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FFXIV is a little different than other MMO's. You can look up someone on the lodestone and find out exactly what classes they have leveled, their gear, and what they have accomplished in seconds. There isn't much strategy involved in fighting and since no auto-attack, if they are fighting they are paying attention. You can know anything you need to know in 2 minutes. Since linkshell members are at a premium now, the best thing to do is invite anyone who applies and qualifies and put them on probation in case they turn out to be azzholes.
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#3 Mar 11 2011 at 5:30 AM Rating: Good
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Instead of taking all that hard work making a LS you can just apply to an existing one..
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#4 Mar 11 2011 at 5:51 AM Rating: Excellent
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If all else fails, you could always fall back on making the new guys dress stand outside in below-freezing weather while wearing frilly ling- oh, you didn't mean that kind of initiation. nvm.
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we pretty much only restrict on age but nothing is gonna be watertight, until they allow us to kick inactives its hard work.

Edited, Mar 11th 2011 7:59am by Metin
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#6 Mar 11 2011 at 7:43 AM Rating: Good
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Obiar wrote:
FFXIV is a little different than other MMO's. You can look up someone on the lodestone and find out exactly what classes they have leveled, their gear, and what they have accomplished in seconds. There isn't much strategy involved in fighting and since no auto-attack, if they are fighting they are paying attention. You can know anything you need to know in 2 minutes. Since linkshell members are at a premium now, the best thing to do is invite anyone who applies and qualifies and put them on probation in case they turn out to be azzholes.



I would suggest not inviting everyone into you Linkshell. I managed one of the most active LS on the Karnak server and over time, all the players we invited into the LS just to have more people, were the reason we choose to disband the LS.

As of now, in my opinion it is better to have a smaller group of people you play with and create a LS that way. There is really no reward for excessive membership in LSs at the moment. If that changes however, more people like myself will put in the time and effort to manage a Large LS again. Until then, it's not worth it.
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I apply and interview for jobs, I apply and interview for educational grants, I apply for credit cards, I apply for business loans, I DO NOT apply or interview for guilds, LS's, or anything else in a **** game.
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Zorvan wrote:
I apply and interview for jobs, I apply and interview for educational grants, I apply for credit cards, I apply for business loans, I DO NOT apply or interview for guilds, LS's, or anything else in a **** game.

I don't have a problem with "elite" guilds built for endgame content or PVP that expect their members to display excellence and, to that end, have a rigorous application process (no, I'll never apply to one, but I don't mind that they're around), but FFXIV? Seriously?
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#9 Mar 11 2011 at 9:59 AM Rating: Decent
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Zorvan wrote:
I apply and interview for jobs, I apply and interview for educational grants, I apply for credit cards, I apply for business loans, I DO NOT apply or interview for guilds, LS's, or anything else in a **** game.


Careful now... let me get a step latter before you swivel off that high horse of yours.

Applications are an essential process for any kind of LS in the game that wants to do anything. You need to have some kind of way to see if a personal plays a lot or a little, if they're a belligerent ***** along with a myriad of other things you don't want necessarily around you (such as arrogant or sanctimonious personality types - leaving names out).

As aforementioned you need to get a grasp of whos joining your LS since its borderline impossible to get rid of troublemakers or people who try the game - hate it - and leave you with a gray spot on your LS for months at a time.
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#10 Mar 11 2011 at 10:14 AM Rating: Good
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Vackashken wrote:
Zorvan wrote:
I apply and interview for jobs, I apply and interview for educational grants, I apply for credit cards, I apply for business loans, I DO NOT apply or interview for guilds, LS's, or anything else in a **** game.


Careful now... let me get a step latter before you swivel off that high horse of yours.

Applications are an essential process for any kind of LS in the game that wants to do anything. You need to have some kind of way to see if a personal plays a lot or a little, if they're a belligerent ***** along with a myriad of other things you don't want necessarily around you (such as arrogant or sanctimonious personality types - leaving names out).

As aforementioned you need to get a grasp of whos joining your LS since its borderline impossible to get rid of troublemakers or people who try the game - hate it - and leave you with a gray spot on your LS for months at a time.


Yes, it's "arrogant and sanctimonious" to not treat a game like an important life-changing event. lol

Tell S-E to make a /kick function ( like every other mmo known to man has) and problem solved.
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#11 Mar 11 2011 at 5:40 PM Rating: Default
Mine made me service all the females, for extended periods of time.

I am exhausted.
#12 Mar 11 2011 at 11:27 PM Rating: Excellent
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Mine made me service all the mostly men, online role-playing girls for extended periods of time.

I am exhausted.


Adjusted for accuracy. Carry on.
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