Friday, October 03, 2008
Ranking WAR guilds
There is a new guild ranking site up at Warheap, for US servers only, because Europe doesn't have a realm war website. So I went and checked out my US guild, Casualties of War, and found them way down at spot 51 of the Order guilds on the Averheim server. Turned out the list was sorted by default by "renown per member". If you sort by number of members suddenly Casualties is in the top spot, and if you sort by total renown we still come in among the top 10.
Which only serves to show that ranking guilds is inherently problematic, because what the "best" guild is depends on the criterion you choose. A small hardcore guild can certainly claim that every member put in more of an individual contribution. But what would that help if all 219 Casualties members decided to log in at the same time and attack the same keep? Numbers do count in WAR RvR outside scenarios.
In the end the main purpose of a guild is to provide a fun environment for its members. And I don't see how you could measure that on a guild ranking site.