We all come to guilds in different ways. Sometimes we seek them out specifically, sometimes we go through a rigorous application process, and sometimes there’s a black bag over our head, a van, and a dark room with an interrogation spotlight.
But we also come to guilds for different reasons. Personally, I look for a sense of comradery that makes me feel as though I belong. I want people to recognize me, and I want to be able to form at least passing relationships with regulars. I love to see fun guild activities, a willingness to help each other out, and a well-organized structure.
That’s just me, of course. What do you want out of a guild? Do you latch onto one for a sense of acceptance? Are you out for handouts or carries? Is it just to stay in touch with your good friends? Do you seek the prestige of carrying around that Latin title above your character’s head?