Today Bioware introduced Guild HQ for Star Wars: The Old Republic.
Guild HQ is a way for players and likeminded individuals to create or find the perfect Guild in preparation for the launch of SW:TOR later this year.
Highlights of the system include.
- Guild Specific Minisite.
- Public and Private Guild forums.
- Guild management.
- Guild import once SW:TOR is live.
Bioware has also included a comprehensive search system that lets players search for a specific style of guild by entering variables such as as Faction, Playstyle, PvP, PvE, RP, Language and Time zone.
One interesting feature is the option to form alliances/adversaries with up to 3 other Guilds, doing so will influence the Server you are assigned upon launch.
Although, as mentioned in the FAQ…
Q: Are allies and adversaries guaranteed to be placed on the same server?
A: We will work to place as many groups of allies and adversaries as possible on the same server. There is no guarantee that all allies and adversaries will be placed on the same server.
…It’s not guaranteed.
Today, we’re excited to announce the launch of the new Guild Headquarters (HQ) as well as the Pre-Launch Guild Program. Many members of the community have already been organizing guilds on the forums, and we’re now happy to provide the tools to officially register and reserve your guild’s name. In this new section of the website, you can search for an existing guild to join or you can create a new guild and begin recruiting members. When Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ launches, you may be able to import your guild directly into the game, subject to availability and meeting certain criteria*.
Every guild gets its own guild mini-site on www.StarWarsTheOldRepublic.com, complete with information about the guild, its recruitment status, and its own public and private forums. Create or join a guild now and you’ll have the opportunity to have your own space to socialize and organize before the game launches. Every guild is automatically entered into the searchable guild database, which makes it easy for players to find their ideal guild. Get your guild together early and get ready for The Old Republic!
To learn more about guilds in The Old Republic, check out the Guilds Game System page for details, and to search for or join a guild, visit the Guild HQ now! Also be sure to visit the Guilds FAQ for answers to commonly asked questions.