If this is in the wrong place, I apologize. I'm not sure where best to put this and this looks to be the best place thus far, so here it is. This is not a guild recruitment thread so much as a discussion regarding the guild concept I have laid bellow. To start things off, my MMO experiences go as far back as Everquest's pre-expansion era. However, I have only tasted high-end, competitive PvE and PvP during my later tenure in WoW, particularly throughout the later half of WotLK and throughout Cata. I've gotten a few server firsts on my low-end server (in terms of raiding) and my highest arena rating was over 1550 in 2v2 as an enhancement shaman. This is by no means an impressive resume, but I know the stuff that it takes to play at a high level. If anything, my achievements were likely the result of the server that I was on, but I stuck with that server despite the horrible end-game climate. You're probably wondering why I'm telling you all this, why it's relevant, or why you should even care. Well, I want to found a guild, one that speaks to my values as a gamer and as a person, both ethically and competitively. However, my experience is not nearly adequate to run the kind of project that I want to embark on, which is why I've come here to discuss the plans for my guild and perhaps gather a few like-minded souls who wish to help me build this idea into something more. This guild is a mere concept, but I want to share it with the budding Wildstar community. I've already posted a sister thread on WSRP to elicit interest and discussion there. However, WSC hosts the stronger progression-minded community and I am interested in what other raiders and PvPers have to contribute to this discussion. The basics of this hypothetical guild will be in bulletin form, a rough outline if you will to clearly map out what I intend for this guild to be: Location Unknown Faction, Leaning Exiles RP-PvP or RP-PvE Server Focus #1 Goal: Competitive, Server First Raiding & Beyond Competitive PvP Endeavors Into Battlegrounds, Arenas & Warplots Supportive, Roleplayer-Friendly Atmosphere That Embraces Everything Wildstar Can Offer in Content Role Models Of Our Server, Sporting Community Events: Player Workshops & Roleplaying Events Expectations Inclusive, Friendly Environment Without Cliques No Elitism: Play Competitively, Act Modestly Improvement Driven Community: Striving to Become Better Players Helpful Membership: Providing Assistance Instead of Criticism Personal Responsibility & Maturity Laid Back & Silly But Serious About Progression Roleplaying Optional But Encouraged & Respected In short, I want to find or be a part of the founding of a progression-oriented, competitive PvX guild that strives to be the best it can be in not just raiding but in PvP as well in addition to everything else Wildstar has to offer, including roleplaying! However, these goals I have in store are lofty aims, but I nonetheless wish to meet them. Unfortunately, such a vision cannot be reached on my own and will require a team of dedicated and like-minded individuals who'll stand with me and help make this hypothetical community a real one. I am coming to Wildstar alone, but perhaps with the help of others, we can begin to build a strong force going into Wildstar's release that will make a positive impact on the game, the server and roleplaying community, and will provide a home for the competitive but down-to-earth players that want to reach for the sky and have a damn good time doing it with cool people. As of right now, this is just a rough sketch of my ideas. I have nothing set in stone now and I don't plan to until I am sure where I want to dig my roots. However, I want to pitch my ideas out to the community and hear what you all have to say. If anyone has extensive raid or PvP experience, especially as leaders, I would love to have your feedback on my proposed guild and where I should take it. Likewise, if my guild philosophy speaks to you and you are interested in perhaps collaborating with me to bring this experience to life, I'm looking forward to hearing and working with you. I am open to any and all questions and feedback as long as it's constructive. Final NoteI've had virtually no experience in guild leadership and only minimal officer experience. My experience as a raid leader is also very limited, although I do have a lot of raiding experience. However, I feel called to step up to the platter with this new game and build a vision of my own. For this reason, I do not want to make such a huge leap on my own. In fact, I am only interested in building the kind of guild that shares my interests and values. Whether I am at the helm or not is inconsequential, as long as I can experience the best this game has to offer with the right kind of people. What I am proposing here is not about me, but about creating a truly great gaming atmosphere for creative, competitive, and character-driven players.