Guilds play an integral part of playing WoW. Guilds give us a community, a home, perks that save us gold, and in some cases items and geare that would be much more expensive if we had to pay for them ourselves. I myself am currently a member of three guilds on just one server. Different types of guilds can offer you different types of rewards and different types of bonuses, its key to know which one you will benefit from the most. In my guides, I refer to being in a guild a lot. Not only do i enjoy being with other like minded people, the perks are just too good to pass up.
I am an officer in a raiding guild, my raiding guild pays for my repairs, is level 25 including all perks, but above all else they pay for new enchants, and new gems for any gear that I use to raid. This is a wonderful feature considering that my raiding character could easily go through several thousand gold week simply from two or three upgrades. My guild does not have to offer these things to me, but in order to keep members and keep the members generating the income that the guild does, it’s always a safe bet to reinvest in your players. Many people will join guilds just for things like this, so its always a better bet to have a system to keep out the bad apples. We have several ranks to serve that exact purpose, and you get more help the higher your rank. Not only does this system, keep out bottom feeders, but it allows you another opportunity to set goals.
Any guild that is level two or higher also offers you perks, these perks vary greatly as to what they offer you, but every single one of them can save you money in one form or another. While some of the parks don’t seem to add money to your bag instantly, their effects can in fact save you tons of gold over the course of your time with the guild. Perks such as Reinforce: you can instantly see the benefits of in your bags, but perks such as fast-track levels one and two, don’t seem to really be adding any gold to your pocket instantly. This is not to say that they don’t actually save you money. If you want to see the benefit, think of time as money because time is equal to money. Saving 10% of the time that it would take you to level all the way from one to level 90 is a substantial time savings. This is time that you can then use on more enjoyable experiences, or to generate profit and easier ways other than leveling.
Guilds also provide you with something I like to refer to as the guildy clause. The guildy clause, is the expectation that selling or buying from or to a guild member institutes an instant sort of price reduction no matter what the items are. While this is not always true, I have had some very fortunate run-ins with guildies which I’ve profited from. (With their permission) The guildy clause is not only wonderful for making money, it could save you a lot of time and a lot of frustration in many different ways. In World of Warcraft, there are guilds for pretty much everything, this includes mounts, pets, and of course; rading. Just because you haven’t found a Guild that fits your style doesn’t mean there isn’t one for you. And when you find it I sincerely hope that you can use the guilty clause to your advantage.
Setting up Others for Success
If you are guild leader, you also have access to a very lucrative profit potential that comes along with leveling a guild. When you level a guild to a certain point, performing the daily and weekly challenges also rewards your guild bank directly with gold. This is in addition to the fact that you can gain a flat percentage of what people loot added to your guild bank every single time they loot a corpse. While this is generally frowned upon by guild members, if you are nice to your guild members, and you treat them well by giving back, most of the time they have no problems with you skimming a little bit off the top for your trouble. If you put in all the effort, why shouldn’t you get a little out of it? One way to make more money while playing is to earn your guild some cash on the side. For doing any of the tasks listed above, you can easily make a few thousand extra gold. They all pay different amounts, and must be performed within a guild group.
Guilds are something i have never been without in Wow, and i have never wanted to be. They are fun, you make great friends that can last years, and they help you out in so many ways. I highly suggest if you are not already in one, that you check your local trade chat ASAP. I talk about guilds in many of my posts because they are such a utility that you should never be without. If you have any tips or information you think i should include, please don’t hesitate to shoot me a message.