Monday, March 7, 2011

.: The Story of a Guild

I want to share a past experience on how certain video game communities evolve to form its own societies with structures and regulations just like a government. It's interesting how a lawless virtual world ends up becoming civilized where reputation and power becomes a great value and its influences on other players.  I have witnessed corruption, espionage, marriages, break ups, and great friendships being born in my adventure.

The Colonization Era
The story begins when a game was newly released and a couple of friends and I wanted to have some fun. Rumor was that 20,000 people had already set sail to the new world and we followed suit.  Once we arrived, we ignored the other colonizers and took care of each other but as we began to explore further, we realized that our numbers had to grow in order to survive this fiery world where dragons ruled the lands.

Our group slowly began to interact with different players and eventually formed a guild. We were a small guild exploring an unknown territory and accepted anyone who wished to join our new found colony.  These were dark times because there was no enforcement on who we invited and how we interacted amongst each other until our first leader.

B-A-N-A-N-A-S
The first elected leader of the new found colony was a man named Bishop.  Bishop was not a clergyman but a 22 year old electrician who liked to sing the B-A-N-A-N-A-S part in Holla Back Girl by Gwen Stefani.  Finally having stability and rules to follow, the colony began thriving with new members and we were up to 40 members and I was invited to become one of the 5 officer cabinet members.

The Revolution

"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely"
- Lord Acton

As time passed, we no longer heard the joyfullyrics that would spread laughter through the fields but the angry, crazed voice from Bishop when we failed to return with the hidden treasures from the enemies we had slain.  How can I say it, Bishop was going bananas and began abusing his power to use the colony for his greedy personal interests.

Our home had become desolate and we began to lose members left and right so something had to be done.
      
                                          
* To be Continued..
* I realized as I was writing this experience, that everything I wanted to express would make this post way too long. So I was wondering if everyone would like a follow-up post or I should just blog a new subject. Thanks for your feedback!
  

72 comments:

  1. Follow blog post, I've seen a few that people serialize weekly, or you could just do a two day thing. Whatever works. Sounds like MMO guild turmoil.

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  2. I vote keep going with this experience.
    I know all about people getting greedy with power in online games.
    Keep it coming!

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  3. Do you really think its more a evolution? I am not sure about that
    Baxxmans

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  4. "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely"
    - Lord Acton

    !!!!

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  5. thanks for this man, really great read

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  6. cool. will be useful when i start to play a MMORPG.

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  7. Great post, I always enjoy reading into others' experiences in MMOs. B-A-N-A-N-A-S

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  8. Do a follow up for sure, you're writing it in a great style.

    Nice blog btw. :)

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  9. I would LOVE a follow up please!!!!!

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  10. Im the greatest guildlord/master, please obey my will and you shall be rewarded with funny hats!
    But follow up, this is interesting

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  11. This is so true how this all happens. We are such interesting creatures.

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  12. Very interesting. It is strange how guild drama happens

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  13. It's weird how the smallest of personality defects gets exaggerated when people are in a MMORPG environment. People are really going to freak out when Star Wars: The Old Republic is in full swing...

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  14. you should follow up with normal size posts like this instead of it being to long winded.

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  15. I demand a follow-up post! A good and entertaining read :)

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  16. very informative! its all we written piece. some weird drama too

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  17. ive fallen out of the community but this is insightful

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  18. AINT NO HOLLA BACK GIRLLLL!

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  19. this is one of the things that makes mmos interesting, you never know what kind of people you can encounter

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  20. This makes me want to play a new mmo now.

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  21. MMO's, where everyone has an eight-pack and full grown muscles.

    Good post.

    Unrelated Randomness

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  22. good post - hit us with the follow up!

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  23. Yeah power always has a tendency to corrupt even the best leaders.

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  24. I'm with the majority...a follow-up is good. So glad you keep the posts relatively short, too. Easier to keep everyone's interest that way (especially when they have 300+ blogs in their reader to tackle....lol.)

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  25. Pretty good read, looking forward to more.

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  26. nice post. video games are srs buisness

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  27. great article. very interesting.

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  28. Great story, can't wait for the follow up!

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  29. interesting read, looking forward to the second part

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  30. "Bishop was not a clergyman but a 22 year old electrician who liked to sing the B-A-N-A-N-A-S part in Holla Back Girl by Gwen Stefani" hahahah that cracked me up!

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  31. Continued right at the good part. BTW...made you blog of the day. And if you're interested I'd love to invite you to be a member of my blog community at bloggerdise.com

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  32. That sounds...interesting o.O

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  33. amazing, and to think that it's just a videogame

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  34. That post was better written than some books I've read. Looking forward to part two.

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  35. Waiting for that follow, fo sho!

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  36. awesome post! BANANAS FTW!

    http://all-around-toto.blogspot.com/

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  37. Yeah, we definitely need a follow up.

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  38. I remember my guild like it was yesterday...

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  39. This is really interesting. I used to play an MMORPH and i can relate to this.

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  40. Nice article. Really interesting.

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  41. LOL, I can't wait to read the rest!

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  42. i can't spend more than a week playing an mmo... D:

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  43. I'd definitely love to hear more of this story.

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  44. epic story! I love how i can relate to that

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  45. Please continue the story! Thank you for posting!

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  46. Am I right that video game communities just act like real states and governments?

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  47. "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely"

    This.

    +follow

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  48. I have many friends whom I made solely from game guilds. Thanks for the read :)

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  49. this would make an interesting case study for a psychologist... like a modern twist on the stanford prison study


    randomramblingggg.blogspot.com

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  50. Is it just me or...

    ...because I have no idea what this post is about. Fiction? XD

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