WoW Alliance Guild Cleanup

As most of us know there are probably a maximum of about 30 distinct individuals in the Alliance side guild, however we have well over 100 members listed in the guild because of all the Alts everyone has made.

I am going to assume that there are several characters that don't ever get played anymore. I would love it if those alts were removed from the guild.

It is just a suggestion, but I would love to see a smaller guild list of characters that get played than a long list of characters I never see come online. It is hard enough to keep track of who is who, this might make it easier.

It is hard enough to keep track of who is who, this might make it easier.

I agree with that. Thankfully, I can say hello with a ""Quack!"" and everyone knows who it is.
I have one alt that I only ever log in if someone needs bags(8 slot, 10 slot soon) and 1 or maybe two that are truly alt-alts. I play them to take a break or when I don''t want to quest/level without DuckiDeva, which isn''t often, but I do play them, and it makes it easier to switch characters to help out another GWJer if I can listen in on guildchat.

That said, I think I do have one that I can deguild for good. I''ll check later.

I have two characters in guild. Stormspain who is my main, and Thunderheart who is my alt who I just started yesterday.

I am not saying we have to get rid of Alts and make the guild smaller. I think if you have a few alts that you do use than by all means keep them in the guild. I am just assuming that there are several alts that were made and people have not played them in a long while and don''t plan on playing them any time soon. Those alts we can afford to clean up.

Hmm, if those standards are to be used, then you will be asking me to remove my highest level character from the guild. She happens to be the only one who has afforded a guild tabard.

I understand what you are saying but I dont see how removing lesser used alts will benefit anyone unless there is a cap to the number of people allowed in the guild and some main characters are going to have troubles joining GWJ.

If I play a character once a week, should I not be allowed to socialize with guild friends?

I turned off guild chat for the first time today. It was also the first time in a while I hopped on General to get some help on a quest.

It just seems like we could get abused at some point. I think Gaald was saying someone passworded the /gwj channel at one point last night. People are creating so many alts (and thats not a problem in and of itself) that it''s just hard to keep track of who is who. Not to mention if anyone ever decided to lurk here and get into the guild somehow say they''re an enchanter and get a ton of green items and then go on their way.

I don''t know the right answer I''m just thinking out loud. I don''t really mind all the people except for when the noise they''re putting into the guild chat is just as bad as the stuff in general that I leave it for. At one point I was really hoping to press for my upgrade in the guild so I could edit notes on characters but with how popular/busy that management part of the job would be I just stopped worrying about it and jumped a few levels.

What was it in guild chat that was depressing/offending you? If you have problems with how someone in the guild is behaving, then by all means bring it to a guild officer or, better, to Certis either in game or with a pm here on the boards.

I personally am sure to check that someone knows and vouches for whoever I am inviting in, since Certis was pretty clear on keeping the guild within the family, so to speak, of GWJ. The basic idea is that if someone doesn''t fit in on the boards here, they won''t fit in the guild.

Well this morning it was about 10min (before I turned it off) of making fun of people that can''t spell and how they''re teamed with them. I''m not against them talking or making fun of others (I do it too!) but I don''t think guild chat is the place. I was in a group already so just turned it off.

EDIT - There were two other people msging me asking if we had changed to ''Kids with jobs'' instead of gamers with jobs.

Can''t you /ignore Player when you want to tune them out?

I can.

I wasn''t trying to make a big deal just trying to give credence to Gaalds wanting to trim the herd if ppl aren''t playing the alts they''ve created/joined to the guild.

I am not saying everyone needs to get rid of the alts they don''t play often. I am not saying you have go get rid of any alts. I do however find it very hard to believe that with over 100 members in the guild that there are not several alts on there that get no playing time period. Those were the ones I would like to see trimed from the list.

You don''t need to trim them. No one is going to make you do it. I just thought it would be a good idea. So let me repeat myself. If you play the character than feel free to keep them within the guild. If you don''t play a character at all than maybe consider getting rid of them.

Please everyone make sure that if something is going on within the guild that you feel is bad let a guild officer know about it. Especially Certis/Coltaine.

I''ll keep the stuff I think is humorous out of guild chat then, Eezy. Sorry to offend.

I do have an alt still at level 1. I was going to create him much later, but Certis was in NE land and needed people to sign the charter, so I went ahead and created him. I think I''ve logged into him once since then when I was really desperate for bag space and mailed him some stuff to mail it back. I do not plan on playing him for a while, if you guys want to trim him that is fine, he can always be invited back later. Polynikenes.

EDIT: Lafrete, do you use the option to only show online guild members? I think that might help too, I set it everytime I login.

Haha, well I guess it''s a good thing you guys weren''t playing GWJ Horde when Shattermaw got ""stuck in a crack"" this weekend. It is difficult to know when somebody is offended in chat situations like WoW. Without being able to see someone''s face or hear the tone of their voice you''re left to guess how they''re feeling from what they type in.

I''d say that the unplayed alt situation is probably worse on the GWJ Horde side. There are only about 10 people who play regularly, but it really doesn''t bother me to have the others in the guild.

I''ll keep the stuff I think is humorous out of guild chat then, Eezy. Sorry to offend.

Pffft. So long as you aren''t spamming the chat with vulgarities or complete nonsense I wouldn''t worry about it too much. Eezy wasn''t in the mood and he left the channel, that was his choice and it''s not your responsibility to make sure everyone is 100% ok with what everyone is discussing.

"Certis" wrote:
I''ll keep the stuff I think is humorous out of guild chat then, Eezy. Sorry to offend.

Pffft. So long as you aren''t spamming the chat with vulgarities or complete nonsense I wouldn''t worry about it too much. Eezy wasn''t in the mood and he left the channel, that was his choice and it''s not your responsibility to make sure everyone is 100% ok with what everyone is discussing.

Yeah this pretty much sums up my POV too.

I think the /w I got and such were because no one knew who anyone in the conversation was (it seemed made up of alts).

I don''t report jack to anyone because I don''t feel it''s my place to do so, I know how to go into chat options and turn on and off channels (sh*t Cosmos has to be turned off at least every few days because it starts auto signing in again - damn bug). But I''m more vocal about ''the little things'' it seems as I''m the only one who remembered enough to mention here on the forum. I don''t mind bringing up stuff that people /w me about and other things mentioned conversations I have with other members, fostering communication is good IMO and Certis seems to understand that about me so I''m cool.

I love the guild and the people in it or something more hetero sounding.

Funny thing is, I never knew there *was* a guild tab until last night :). I''ve always done ''/who gwj'' to find out who''s online.

Last night I noticed the ''guild'' tab. One cool feature that it has, is it let''s you put a short note next to the name. Like what your GWJ screen name is :).

Might make things easier if we all hopped in and put our GWJ screen name down, so we can connect our WoW personas to our GWJ...selves. That''d go a long way toward keeping track of ''who''s who''. I know for the Horde, at least, there aren''t currently a lot who have done this.

How do I change my note?

Only execs can change notes. As I posted earlier at one point I was thinking I''d ask to get bumped to higher status so I could put in everyone''s professions there but realized that would be work and I''m just here to play.

Well, I hope I didn''t offend anyone. I''m also not the best speller sometimes. I''ll try to keep my guild chat to only important things. I''m just the new guy. I just ask people try to stay humble and enjoy their play time.

Only execs can change notes. As I posted earlier at one point I was thinking I''d ask to get bumped to higher status so I could put in everyone''s professions there but realized that would be work and I''m just here to play.

I wouldn''t mind doing it if they wanted to bump me. I sit there with a list of professions in front of me anyway so it wouldn''t be all that hard to just type it in.

As Leaping mentioned above, I have the show online members only box checked in the guild tab. As a result, it doesn''t bother me how many alts people have. If they aren''t online, I don''t see them.

Back to the original
Adonfanna (34, Herbs and Alchemy) and Gloigan (8, Mines and something else) are my main two now on alliance
Basili on Horde (18, Mining and Engineering)

You can drop Anorii (sp I think if you need - he was my sons, so wont be playing him for a couple of months till when he''s back!)

"Eezy_Bordone" wrote:

Only execs can change notes. As I posted earlier at one point I was thinking I''d ask to get bumped to higher status so I could put in everyone''s professions there but realized that would be work and I''m just here to play.

You can change your own note.

"UI Tooltip" wrote:

Click to view your public note. This is information that other players will see about you in the guild UI. If you click on the note itself, you will be able to edit it.

"Viking" wrote:
"Eezy_Bordone" wrote:

Only execs can change notes. As I posted earlier at one point I was thinking I''d ask to get bumped to higher status so I could put in everyone''s professions there but realized that would be work and I''m just here to play.

You can change your own note.

"UI Tooltip" wrote:

Click to view your public note. This is information that other players will see about you in the guild UI. If you click on the note itself, you will be able to edit it.

I''ll have to try it again, it wouldn''t work for me when I did that before and then I was told an exec had to do it.

Permissions have to be set with the appropriate guild ranks to set your own note.

Yeah, it didn''t work for me when I tried it. I remember being able to do it when we had a guild in beta, but I was an officer or exec in that guild, so I also assume it has something to do with permissions. I agree it would nice if everyone wrote their forum name in their character''s note section. If they can, that is.

I changed my note for GWJ Horde last night, and I am a measly peon so it can be done if set right.

I believe Certis set the permissions at least in the Horde GWJ Guild so everyone should be able to edit their own note (officers can also edit the notes of others). I''m not sure if the Alliance GWJ Guild has had the permissions changed.

You can do it on Alliance too, I switched it on this morning.

I was in guild chat and was offended because reaper started complaining about the loading animation on the dwarven rifles.