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Old 3rd April 2018, 06:16 PM
Howie Howie is offline
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Default Allow guilds to merge

I have played many online games over a number of years. I have seen different approaches to trying to increase numbers and improve the game for all. Everything from merging servers, to being able to move your character to a different server (almost always at a cost).

While initially these ideas seem great, in reality many fail after a relatively short time.

One idea that tends to succeed more then others, is a feature to be able to merge guilds. This breathes life into many “dead” guilds. I would suggest if such an idea was implemented in the future, that only the guild master should be allowed to authorize a merge.

A request to merge would be sent to another guild and the response would be either yes or no. There would also be an option if a guild did not want merger requests to be able to opt out, in the same way that individuals can currently do.

It goes without saying, that a merge can only take place if the number in both guilds will not exceed fifty members. I would also expect that should merges take place that the guild inviting another to merge, would ask that players who have not played the game for a large number of days, to be removed from the guild first. Let’s face it there is no point inviting a guild with mostly inactive members to merge!

There are thousands of guilds in Shakes & Fidget. Many guilds find it very hard to recruit new members. I believe that the merge idea would improve this. The very top guilds don’t have problems recruiting. The vast majority of the rest do (except of course on new servers).

Last edited by Howie; 3rd April 2018 at 06:37 PM.