The guild I was a member of is currently more dead than alive. And it was always me helping others out, no matter what I was about to do. But if it was me, needing some help nobody had time or was willing to help. – So I decided to leave.
Hard times started. By now if I enter an outpost or a city, the conversations I notice have changed. Sentences like ‘Group looking for monk!!!’ or ‘W/Mo LGF!!!’ are drown out by ‘Hi! You’re not in a guild right now… We’re a guild full of nice and cool people. Come on, join us!’ – If you refuse, they do not really understand your reasons.
I am currently fed up with guilds and groups. My reasons are simple: A guild is a fixed group you belong to, with a more or less hirachical structure with its problems and its intrigues. But to preserve some fun in that game, I keep a list of people which I like to play with. As before, they call me if they need help – but they all are helping me too if I need a hand.