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#1 Jun 12 2013 at 11:43 AM Rating: Decent
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My experience in MMO's started with Everquest for 2 years, then moved on to Lineage 2 for about 6 months, then got tired of the grind and surprisingly migrated to FFXI where I stayed for a few years, though it was just another grind yet enjoyable. After Everquest, I just wanted to find another game while waiting for WoW to get released. By the time WOW was released, I had about 3 or 4 jobs max leveled in FFXI. I did move to WOW at release, but for some reason, I got tired of it and moved back to FFXI and I did this back and forth cycle at least 4 times during the course of about 8-9 years. I joined End-game guilds in every game I played. Not top 10 and not top 8 guild on server. Usually, top 5. I play well and very active if the game is right. Last year, I quit old games and started playing Tera. Awesome game. I have close to top gear in both PVE and PVP, but the community is atrocious and the content is few. I've been guild hopping in Tera trying to find what's right which brings me to what I'm looking for in a linkshell explained below.

When FFXIV ARR launches, I want to start on a fresh non-legacy server so I can level up with my guild mates to get to know them. I want a startup economy and fresh competition who will race to the end-game. I have been a guild leader, a raid leader, and an advisor in many of the MMO games I've played. I know what makes a successful guild.

Traits of a successful guild:
1) A workaholic guild leader. His passion for progression exceeds and surpasses anyone else in the guild by many scales. He will assign officers, but if they are slacking, he won't just discipline them, he does what they are suppose to do to make-up for the slack. He leads by example. The guild's progression is more important to him than an individuals progression. But he doesn't overlook the fact that helping gearup a member actually BENEFITS the entire guild, especially if this player is a known ace.

2) Equally active & social members that don't tip 1 way against the other. I know some members who are more focused on just talking in chat than paying attention to the raid. They are not as passionate and as attentive as the guild leader, but they should have at least half his heart! Members don't learn this sometimes. So they should have this trait already upon joining the guild. Quality recruiting is important.

3) Acceptable and active schedule that meets most of everyone's calendar.

4) Open door policy and good communication. If someone is doing bad, tell them. If they take it badly, it's their own fault for not accepting good feedback. Don't be overly politically correct. You sugar coat words and most of the time, it's misunderstood and they won't act to change their ways.

If your guild meets those traits, I would like to request an invite. If not, an invite is not advisable. I'll probably guild hop right off. Thanks for reading :)

Edited, Jun 12th 2013 5:39pm by niquev71
#2 Jun 18 2013 at 11:41 AM Rating: Decent
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You nearly got me but there is one thing that is not so good about your post ---- youre hopping off if the guild is not doing as you wish our disagrees with one of your points.
Some points you mentioned here are great and if the the legacy thing would not be a problem for you and the hopping thing i would offer you an invite ;).

i dont want to offend you or anything i want to give you a good advice -- delete the hopping stuff and maybe you will find a LS who will fit you.

good luck with your search and have lots of fun with the game
#3 Jun 18 2013 at 3:41 PM Rating: Decent
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i am open. i don't disclose that info and i do happen to find that the guild doesn't fit my view of a successful guild and i leave, then what am i? i am dishonest. if you are not confident enough that you meet my expectations, then yeah, i don't encourage the invite. you want me to be politically correct. one of the things i think degrades a guild. no thanks.

Edited, Jun 18th 2013 5:54pm by niquev71
#5 Jun 19 2013 at 2:48 AM Rating: Decent
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i dont want you to be political correct but when i read your post i was like hmm he expects the same things as i do and he would defenitly fit in my ls,
but reading that you hopping if there is something you disagree made me think, what if he comes to us and leaving because he diskliked the way a member is treaded or disliked something elese ... the whole effort the ls put into him is for waste - because this kind of ls you are looking for needs reliable members - and that is the point where you dont get me. And thats why.
I was leading several top guilds in some mmos -- daoc, swtor, wow, tera and ffxiv and we are doing great, but what i dont tolerate in a guild are members they only want things from a guild and dont giving anything back, dont tolerate bad times or uncessful times ( what ever guild has to go through sooner or later)
And i , as an experienced leader wanted to give you a good advice about your post, because the most leaders will think the same way. You can take it or not.
#6 Jun 20 2013 at 12:02 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm recruiting for a LS/Free company we started back in FFXI and we are rebuilding in FFXIV AAR just created the new website at and truthfully from what you describe you are the kind of player i could use to get us back up and going in v2. Right now the website is bare (spent about 8 hours on it last night) but we'll have atleast 10 returning players from FFXI more if we can get ahold of them.. You join if you dislike leave nothing is required and even helping the LS isn't required you want to help great if not at least be social.
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