I suspect that the pandemic put a bit of a damper on the idea of having guild meetups, just as it brought most conventions to a halt, but not so long ago it was fairly commonplace. I’ve managed to meet quite a lot of my guildies over the years I’ve known them; we’ve been to Vegas several times in the long long ago, some guildies came to visit us locally, and one year, we saved up and had a huge guildmoot in London, one of the best vacations I’ve ever been on. Folks, my European guildies humored me for days as I dragged them to like five million museums. One of them even drove us to Oxford, easily the scariest car trip of my life. They are the best. I miss them terribly, and I wish we hadn’t all grown up and gotten busy real lives that made meets so much harder to pull off.
Have you ever met any of your MMO guildies in real life?