How to get into a good guild or group in Warhammer and other MMORPGs
Most of you guys who just started playing Warhammer Online or MMORPGs in general are probably facing a difficult time getting into a good group or guild. Well most of them intend not to pug (pick up group). Mainly because there are a lot of nubs that does not know what their doing and offers little to no contribution into the group. In Warhammer specifically, players would rather only run guild groups because they are leveling their guild as well. They also rather group with players whom they know are pros because the games primary focus is RvR. RPs should be good as well as survivability and kill count.
It is essential that each player knows how to properly play its own class accordingly. Tanks should always be in the front line as bait, MA and picking off the enemies support classes. Casters and melee DPs should be assisting the MA as well as protecting their support. Casters and healers should also know how to kite and prekite properly. Run to your group who can help and not towards the enemies or out of range from heals. If you’re a flimsy class, (healers and casters) should always be in the back line. These are just basics of placements as well as play styles, every scenario should be played accordingly.
Now that you understand how to play your role in a group, how do you get into these groups? It’s really a matter of luck and if the good groups/guilds are desparate enough to take on a pug. Generally, you should keep these thoughts in mind while you playing the game.
1. If you don’t have anything good to say, don’t say it at all. Respect other players and feel free to give your insight on thoughts and questions. It’s always good to let other players know you’re alive and contributing.
2. Compliment other players. Especially the damage dealers and healers. That is just my theory, sorcs and wizzies love it when they someone compliments on their DPs, deathblows or questions like “how hard did you nuke him for?“. Healers love receiving “thank you” and “nice heal” tells.
3. Don’t suck up. Compliments are nice but don’t over do it. If they actually enjoying listening to your suck up, they probably don’t think much of you or is probably not someone you would want to group with. Don’t go out of your way saying “WoW you’re the BEST healer ever” or other overly bloated comments.
4. Offer Reconnaissance and other intel. Let other groups know when there’s incoming enemies or such. Don’t spam them but just a simple tell or public tell is more than enough.
5. Always try your best. Don’t slack while playing, if your a DPser, do the most damage you can and collect as much death blows as possible. As a healer, keep the “good players” alive. The ones you want to group with. As a tank… make sure you have a healer backing you up on this but you can always charge into a group of enemies and live lol. Otherwise, peel for your casters and healers.
6. Don’t be a showoff. You don’t need to brag about how good you are or how much damage or heals you can offer. Let your actions speak for itself. However, if you get yourself killed by overextending then it just really shows how good you actually are.
7. Asking for group. Its better to send a tell rather than just a random invite. Also try striking a conversation beforehand, a little socializing can go a long way. Who plays a MMO alone anyways? If they don’t repond, they’re either AFK or probably don’t want to group with you. Just remember not to spam them.
8. Don’t be a know it all. Pretending to know everything about the game doesn’t make you a better player. If you don’t know something then just ask. Unless it’s something really stupid then you might just be better off “googling” it or checking our wiki.
9. Be patient, its just a matter of time before you’re accepted into the community of pros. Everyone starts out as a noob and eventually they will become better at the game and social interaction.
10. It’s about who you enjoy playing with. Last but not least, even if you don’t get into the best guild or groups, its all about how much fun you are having. You should appreciate the players who you are playing with now. They may all become a pro themselves one day and you’ll be playing with them.
There are special occassions where noobs and pros play together. Sometimes the good group are short a player before they can get rolling. It can be a matter of you having that specific class that they need, usually the healers of course. Another possible way as mentioned above is through social interaction, your friend is in a good group and suggested to their GL to invite you. Last but not least, (not being sexist) ladies tend to get into groups easier as majority of the players are hungry starved males seeking females. How do I know? Because my lady always gets groupped then brings me in. “Theory proven“!