Interview published in 1/14/2016 newsletter. Special thanks to @Jennie and the rest of the Proleteriat crew for the opportunity to share a little bit about our team!
Guild Name: Army of Retribution
Current Guild Level: 39
Player Name: Malachi
Position in Guild: Guild Leader
What’s your favorite thing about being in your Guild?
There are a lot of things I like about our Guild. On the surface we're just a diverse group of people who love to play this game. What has been so surprising is that over time many of us have really gotten to know each other very well. To be able to bond with other players on a personal level, from those who vary in age to those who are based out of different parts of the world, adds a very special element to this game. But even beyond that, my favorite part of being in this Guild is the infectious (no pun intended) creativity that exists. It's inspiring to see the constant supply of content that is being generated by our group. Whether it's fan art for the contests or a photoshopped picture of Gordon (all in good taste)... one can't help but wonder, what will we come up with next?
What are your Guild’s greatest strengths and struggles?
One of our greatest strengths is that we have been able to maintain a casual atmosphere even after advancing into the top 20. There is a delicate balance between being accommodating versus imposing strict minimums. We have a good number of people who play in both factions and although their time is divided they are an equally important part of our group. We are in a good place right now and there really isn't anything that we are struggling with.
What is your favorite raid city and why?
Our guild favorite raid city is Dubai for the challenge and the rewards. We are close to being ready to take on Dubai Tier 5. For me personally, Perth would be a close second for farming. Another top choice for me would be Sydney. Perhaps it's a bit of nostalgia but I look forward to the day we can do T5 and net 200 coins in under an hour.
What do you think is the key to being a successful Guild?
We don't measure success as being the most active or the highest ranked Guild. I think it's more about maintaining a positive spirit within the group, having officers and members you can trust, and remembering not to take things too seriously. This is a game after all and the point is to have fun! With regards to being part of this Guild's success, as one of my fellow Guild mates likes to say, "I'm chuffed".
What is the best piece of WZ advice you can offer to other players?
Be social. You'll be spending a lot of time with your Guild members so make the most of it. And, as others have suggested, be an active part of the community by participating in the forums. This will help to enrich your overall WZ experience.