Many of you may have experienced the following in Lunia; There were only a select handful of guilds, which essentially dominated the guild market. Whether the guild had highly sought after items such as the Guild Mana Potion, or the Guild Megaphone items, the guilds which were on top tended to stay on top. What this ultimately leads to is a huge impersonal experience as a member. Guilds have many, many members, and often people are there solely for rewards within the guild shop.
We are looking to change up the way Guilds work in Lunia, to help provide a very close and personal experience between members, and help build friendships and a lasting community! To begin, the maximum member count on all levels of guilds has been changed to 20. This means that each guild can only hold 20 members. Now, we know what you are thinking... “But what if I want to have more than one character in the guild?!?” Well the answer to that is simple...
We have changed the way in which membership in guilds works. We believe that if you are going to make a lasting relationship with your community, you must be loyal to that community. When you join a guild, it will enroll your entire account into the guild, using only 1 space of membership. This means that you are counted as one guild member, but will be in the guild on any character you log in on! This also means that the Guild Master will have access to his/her special options regardless of what character he/she is on! To illustrate this, below is a screenshot of me in my guild on my main account. Note that Pancakes is another user and not me.
What this allows is for is for you to not worry about inviting your alternate characters to the guild, which means you will never be separated from your community!
Upcoming Guild Content
Since guilds have become much smaller and more personal, we will also be creating new and competitive content and weekly quests to allow for friendly competitions between guilds!
Family follows the same flaws as the guild system. If you form a group with your friends, you benefit from various ingame rewards and bonus experience when you all log in! However, the problem occurs when you decide to play an alternate character who is not part of this family. For that reason, all of your characters will be registered to a family, that way you can play with your friends and still receive your benefits regardless of the character you play on!
Upon switching characters, your family will be updated.
*Note, some testing will be further done to observe the effects of family rewards within this system.