The guild module looks to be more than a mere message board, with tools to manage guilds before the game even launches. The system is currently in testing; the studio has asked for larger guilds to apply to be part of the module test.
“The module will become the cornerstone for guilds to create ties to other guilds and help facilitate the making of alliances,” NetEase said. “It will also be used to help distribute goodies amongst other things. In the future, we plan to enrich this module with extra features or complementary ones such as a referral system.”