Star Wars: The Old Republic – SWTOR guilds filling up fast
In Star Wars The Old Republic's Guilds — (SWTOR) PvP has already begun
SWTOR’s guilds are brimming full of confident players who have already aligned themselves with guild masters and factions despite never having played the game. Boasting over 35,000 guilds the Empire is in the lead while the Republic struggles closely behind at just over 27,000 members. It would seem the Jedi may have their hands full if these margins continue to grow; especially in a game featuring open-world player Vs. player combat, as opposed to the more recent ‘instances’ we see in other popular MMO's.
SWTOR has put together a very simple and intuitive guild system that works as a "hub" for guild masters and fresh recruits alike. Traditionally, guilds and guild masters had autonomously maintained their own membership and recruitment system; SWTOR however has lowered the bar by allowing all players to start or join the guilds of their choosing. Players can search through the various guilds and see whether the group favors role playing, player Vs. Environment, or player vs. player, allowing them to join the guild they feel is the best fit for them.
Guilds can also be categorized by language spoken, time zone, geographic location and faction. Scrolling through the various SWTOR guilds one can come across a veritable “e-melting pot” of diversity. There are the Empire’s Femme Fatale — “A sisterhood of mature, classy ladies who like to have a good time”, and perhaps on the opposite end of the spectrum are the Republic’s “Alpha Males” who currently stand at six members and have denied us substantial entertainment by neglecting to fill-in their “quote box”.
There is truly something for everyone in the world of SWTOR guilds, including a twitter feed that announces guild requirements several times throughout the day. While the release date continues to elude us as well as seasoned guild masters. The fun has already begun in the world of SWTOR’s guilds, and SWTOR leveling guides continue to arouse interest in a game that could still be months from release.