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Looking for Guild: We want to help you find your next guild!

Shawn Schuster

Do you ever find yourself standing alone in your favorite MMO, staring longingly at the group content that lies ahead? Has your guild abandoned you for the newest shiny MMO? Are you a guild leader looking to expand your ranks? Fret no more, fellow MMO fans, for we are starting up a brand-new column this week for those of you looking for a new guild or guildie.

We'd like to think that Massively readers are a unique bunch and should all be playing these games together, so we're going to do what we can to help that along. While we've done similar community pushes in the past, we want to present this current column as a more personalized approach to finding a guild or guildie. Think of it as a personals ad for the guildless or under-guilded.

Here's how it works: If you're looking for a guild, simply send an email to with the subject line "LFG" and tell me the following:

  • The name of your game of choice
  • Your usual play times (day and time of day)
  • Your main character class
  • Any alt classes you enjoy
  • Your preferred playstyle
  • What you would bring to a guild
  • Your main character name or contact name in-game (will not be published)
The following week, I will post all submissions, minus the last question. If you're a guild leader or officer who is interested in pursuing someone you see in the column, you'll simply email me at the above address with the subject line "LFM - (Game name here)" and I will act as the liaison between the guild and the guild-seeker. That way, no contact info will be made public and connections can proceed in-game (or over email, if you choose) at the discretion of the submitter.

The frequency of this column will depend on its popularity, so we're testing the waters right now. Ideally, we'd like to make this a weekly feature connecting several new people each time.

To help kick us off, we have two submissions from the staff:

Looking for Guild We want to help you find your next guild!
  • Game of choice: Lord of the Rings Online
  • Play times: Weekdays, 8 p.m. EDT and later, occasional weekends.
  • Main character: Hunter
  • Alt classes: Guardian
  • Playstyle: Grinding for max before Helm's Deep, would prefer dungeon groups, Tolkien-knowledgeable roleplay.
  • What would you bring to the guild?: Ahhh, badassery? Grammatically correct guild chat? A warm body? You decide!
Looking for Guild We want to help you find your next guild!
  • Game of choice: PlanetSide 2
  • Play times: Weekdays, 4-6 p.m. EDT; Weekday evenings after 10 p.m. EDT.
  • Main character: Level 20 Engineer
  • Alt classes: Medic, Infiltrator
  • Playstyle: I mainly play support roles and especially like manning a turret in a vehicle or base.
  • What would you bring to the guild?: Dependability and a desire to follow a strong leader. I can follow instructions and know the game enough to be a useful team player.
Are you looking for a new guild that shares your unique sense of humor and love of RP? Are you unable to find groupmates in your time zone? Are you a guild leader seeking a certain player to join your ranks? Join Senior Editor Shawn Schuster as he connects MMO guilds and guildies in Massively's Looking for Guild column.

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