What is a Guild?
Guilds are individual communities in Urban-Rivals. It is a great place to share ideas, strategies and decks with your guildmates. Guilds each receive their own private message boards. Many guilds host events and contests, or inter-guild tournaments. Being in a guild gives you the chance to meet new folks, and develop friendships with like-minded players from across the game.
The person who creates the guild is called the Founder. The Founder then promotes the guild to recruit new members, and organizes the guild to help it grow. The Founder may assign Admins in the guild, who can help with maintaining the member roster or running events. The rest of the guild are Members, and are the bulk of most guilds.
How do I join a Guild?
To join a guild, a player must be at least level 5. You bring your reputation to the guild. Your fair-play rating is often the first criteria guilds look for, and a pretty good indicator of how you play the game. Spend a few minutes looking at the guild page, and make sure you only apply to guilds whose criteria you meet.
Some guilds look for members with high levels, or high ELO scores. Some guilds simply like folk who are fun, and will post a lot on the boards. Find a guild that matches your interests, and make sure they have an active group of people who can share in your ideals. Ultimately, you will only get out of a guild what you are willing to put into it. Be ready for the commitment! ;-]
How do I create a Guild?
You must be Level 10 or higher to create a guild. (If you are already in a guild, you must leave your current one first.) Simply click the purple "The Guilds" tab at the top of your screen, then on the "Create Guild" link.
1 - Choose a Guild Name.
Make sure the name is unique. Use the Search function to see if the name is already taken, or if there are already several guilds with similar names. (Insulting or offensive guild names will not only be rejected, but will be treated as a violation of the Terms & Conditions.)
2 - Add a creative Guild Description.
What types of players are you looking for? What type of goals do you have for your guild? Don't just leave the default text up. Be creative!
3 - Submit your guild and wait for approval.
Be patient. Guilds are read and processed by real people, in the 'first come, first served' manner. If you have been waiting more than 2 days, contact a moderator. Otherwise, be patient, and keep an eye out for PMs from Kate.
Why does my Guild keep getting rejected?
Guilds are approved or rejected by the moderators who review them. The most common 2 reasons guild applications may be rejected are: 1) The name is already in use, or very similar to many other guilds already established; or, 2) The guild description is left blank, or still says, "My very own fantastic guild..."
Be unique. Don't name the guild after yourself. We have more guilds than we can count starting with "Urban", or dedicated to a particular game or cartoon. Use the Search function, and think about what you want your guild to be. Then, come up with a detailed description that helps people understand what you're looking for. Remember - Spelling isn't everything, but it sure can help! ;-]
Remember - All guilds must comply with the Terms & Conditions you agreed to upon registration. Any guilds submitted in violation of the T&C will be refused, with posible action taken against the player making the submission. The Terms & Conditions may be found here:
How do I get new Members?
Your guild needs 4 members within 3 days, or it will be deleted. You need to publicize!
Use these boards, "Introductions & Recruitment", to advertise your guild, and get people's attention. Before you do ANYTHING else, read this post:
You MUST use the [RECR] tag in your Subject line of your recruitment post. You MUST include a link to your guild in the post, even if it shows up by your name, in the post headers. Any posts without the guild link, or a subject tag, will be refused.
This post is your chance to elaborate on the Guild Description. Tell folks who you are, and what you want to accomplish. Let folks know if your guild has any specific criteria, and what types of players you hope to attract. Feel free to brag on your accomplishments, but keep it on topic. This is your chance to highlight your strengths, but do so respectfully, with consideration to other guilds.
A Final Public Service Message:
Moderators are here to help. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have an questions, or if you require any assistance in the creation of your own guild.
In the English community, we have 3 moderators specifically designated to help out with the guild creation and recruitment questions. These moderators are:
ADDENDUM - Guild Recruitment
Keep all recruitment to the designated resources. AKA - Use these message boards.
No player should be spamming others with PMs, 'recruiting' them away from another guild. Nor should players without guilds be subjected to unsolicited spam, if they never indicated that they are looking for a guild to join.
Approaching a player who is already in a guild is generally considered in very poor taste. However, sending several recruitment PMs is spam, and a clear violation of Article 6 of the Terms & Conditions.
If an existing guild appears to be inactive, it is up to the individual players to take action. They may look for a new guild. They may leave on their own and go solo. They may appeal to the admins to have a new Founder named. Extending an offer or making an inquiry is understandable. Spamming the guild roster to "recruit" is not.
This isn't an invitation for debate. No further warnings will be offered on this topic.