Out of the blue Guild Invite?

Posted on 6/20/2013 by with 6 comments

OutoftheBlue

Does it bother you when you get asked to join a guild without ever being approached a member just an out of the blue message on screen. I’m sure a few of you have got something like this in game. “Angus has invited you to the guild “Spoons of Power”.

Why is it that when I play a new game for writing an article or a game review I always get these messages without even a “Hello how are you doing”? Before popping the question at least let me see who you are, most of the time nope. I really hate to see this style of recruiting going on.

I think to myself why is this going on? As a guild leader myself for a couple games, I don’t spend enough time in other games to join guilds, but why is it that some guilds use this technique to get new members? If this works, how long will these members sticks around? My guess is not long.

Without trying to sound like a guild leader from my column “The Guild Leader” here. Guild recruiting should be done in such a way that you pick the best candidates to join your guild. Without screening people your guild will never be successful and you member turn around will be huge. Meaning people will come and go at random.

So if you one the people using this technique to recruit new members, why don’t you get to know them a little better first before popping the question?

So today I ask why do I get guild invites out of the blue?

6 responses to Out of the blue Guild Invite?

  1. On June 20th, 2013 at 2:35 pm , Samantha said...

    I love random guild invites… said no one. Ever.

    Want to know what is worse? Finding a guild you think is a nice guild with a good community via their website, taking the time to fill out all their sodding questions to apply, being accepted, then finding out it is a guild which random invites people using an addon!

    Who actually stays in a guild which they have been randomly invited to?!

  2. On June 20th, 2013 at 3:10 pm , Chris said...

    I normally group with a person and can decide within a few minutes from playing if the person is worthy of a guild invite, but that is just the way I operate.

    Still some feel that asking a few questions to save a guild from chaos isn’t so bad, which I would have to agree with but I still feel you learn more from playing with the new recruit rather than asking questions.

  3. On June 20th, 2013 at 3:25 pm , Samantha said...

    Very true, anyone can blag a bunch of questions, but the proof really is in the teamwork and coordination of the player!

  4. On June 20th, 2013 at 4:35 pm , Chris said...

    Absolutely

  5. On June 23rd, 2013 at 6:01 pm , RhazLP said...

    I spent nigh of a year leading a role-playing guild of orcs. When you look at the strict recruiting policies we had implemented, this kind of behaviour really cheesed me off. I’m positive we lose a lot of potentially good players to guilds who send out their invites out of the blue.

  6. On June 23rd, 2013 at 7:55 pm , Chris said...

    Yes I’m sure that is the case and not to mention get people turned off from joining a guild all together.

    Chris

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