My Guild Family in World of Warcraft

My guild in WoW is one of the best I've seen in an MMO.

My favorite part of an MMO does not pertain to the game itself, but with the people I interact with. I can’t say for sure that World of Warcraft is my favorite MMO, but it is the one that I have played the longest. One of the main reasons I keep playing is my guild.

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Looking out for each other

I’m in a guild called Local Tourists on the Farstriders realm. When I first started playing, I didn’t know much about to game or what to do. This guild helped me a ton when I first started playing. The guild Local Tourists was not actually formed until right before the Cataclysm expansion, but that is another story. The people in the guild, though, have been friends with each other for years and I consider most of them my close friends or family. This comes from a willingness to help out each other. Whenever you need anything (within reason) anybody who can, will help you. The knowledgeable people in the guild answer any questions and help people get better at their class and spec. The amount of time that people are willing to spend just to help out a fellow guild member is amazing.

My first character at max level was a death knight named Ellakero during Wrath of the Lich King. This is when I first got on vent started talking with people like Apexy, Oyuben, Wote, and Widgie. It started off with introductions. Wote was our resident British guy and rival to Apexy. My name was Ella in vent because of my character name and Apexy mentioned he could call me someone else since Ella sounded like a girl’s name. I explained, “Well, it’s because my character is female.” They all laughed and said, “Well, that makes sense.” Apexy explained how his character was also female, along with a few others. It was nice to fit in quickly and not feel weird or made fun of for playing a female character.

This was from the first raid group I was in. I was Bellattrix.

I feel I should explain what our nicknames meant.

Bizlowe simply declared himself the Monkey Lord, he was always one for joking around and just being odd in general.

Wotenhearg was always called “Featherbutt” by Thett because of being the boomkin you see in the picture, so the name stuck.

Komakai once tanked a boss for a while once the tanks died with her warlock pet, so we always called her “Lock Tank”.

Oyuben was the “troll” of the group and always came in with “Crusader aura”. For those that don’t know, Paladin auras used to be raid wide and Crusader aura would increase mount speed. This doesn’t help in a raid at all and another aura would be preferred.

Apexy‘s character was known to do what he wanted and when someone asked for something he would say no or jokingly make a fuss about. This gave his character the nickname of “Ice bitch”.

Aavar and Thett were our tanks and one raid night someone asked, “Where’s the damn tank?” Thett responded with, “I’m right here.” Aavar asked what he was if Thett was the damn tank – so, he was called the “effin’ tank.” We referred to each of them as such for the rest of the time.

Drog was the leader of the previous guild, before we created Local Tourists. It was called Mordan’s Marauders, so we called him Captain.

Addanc got his name from a ship fight in the Icecrown Citadel raid in Wrath of the Lich King. People could pick up jet packs to get to the other chip that attacks. He constantly used them, before the fight started and tried to reach increasingly difficult locations with it, so he was named “Rocketeer”.

Ironface was someone who loved to joke with people and make fun. He would always give tough love when someone said something about a fight, like “stop being a sissy.” It was all in good fun, but we nicknamed  him “Bully”.

Finally, I was called “#11” because I was the eleventh member of a 10-man raid team. Our team raided Tuesday and Thursday, but Drog could only go Thursday and Wote could only go Tuesday. I was able to fill in on both days because of this and had a permanent spot.

In good company

Besides just looking out for each other and generally being good people, I have a blast just hanging out with them and talking. There are some exceptionally funny people in the guild and there is never a dull moment. I just feel at home when I talk to them. There are plenty of inside jokes and if you take the time to get to know people, you won’t be left out. I still play other MMO’s and I have been fortunate enough to find good guilds in those as well. They just can’t compare to my WoW guild, simply because of the amount of time I spent with them.

My guild during a Flex Raid.

Do you have any similar stories with a guild? If so, share them in the comments because I’d love to her them.


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After gaming for 25 years, Synzer leveraged his vast knowledge of RPGs and MMOs into a job as a games journalist, covering the games he loves. Five years later, he's still writing about Kingdom Hearts, Pokemon, and Knights of the Old Republic. Synzer has a bachelor's degree in English and creative writing. You can see him in action on his YouTube channel (https://bit.ly/2F97BrR) and Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/synzergaming).