Once you've been in a really good guild, it's hard to let go even when things go sour. This is a topic that comes up in Drama Mamas so often, we've written a guide as to how and when to leave your guild. A bad guild can be detrimental to your enjoyment of WoW, just as a great guild enhances your gameplay experience.
But what defines the perfect guild? I think there are three factors:
- Posted guild rules Whether they are in the in-game guild info or posted on a separate website, clear and easily accessible guidelines for guildie behavior are a must. So much drama can be avoided when everyone is clear about how to behave both in and out of guild.
- Strong leadership When I use the word "strong," I don't mean dictatorial. There should be an accessible group of officers that are consistent and fair in their decisions -- and not afraid to make decisions and stand by them.
- Consistent focus Whether the guild is full of people who read WoW Insider or has a dedicated group of hardcore progression raiders, there should be a theme or goal that keeps the guild together.
Am I missing something you think is required for the perfect guild? What is your definition? Is your guild perfect? Write up a response on your blog and link to it in the comments section below. We'll spotlight one or two of the posts next week.