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#1 Darkademic

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 02:59 PM

Howdy folks.

Although a few lists have been compiled to show where various guilds and communities are rolling, I felt that the community needed a central place which is kept up to date.

Therefore I decided to create GW2.Guildex.org.

Hopefully this will help guilds decide where to roll for launch, and give everyone an idea of the relative populations we can expect.

It's still in the early stages, but the important features are there. I'd be interested to know if anyone would like to help moderate the site (e.g. the people who compiled the lists previously).

Anyone can submit a guild (though they need to be approved by a moderator), and if anyone knows where a particular community/forum has chosen to roll then let me know and I'll add those.

With just over a month before release, I'm hoping we can get a reasonably accurate database built up.

Feedback/suggestions welcome.

Cheers!

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Edited by Darkademic, 12 May 2014 - 11:20 AM.

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#2 Falcky

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 03:01 PM

Awesome!

As a player who is guildless it's cool to have an overview of which guilds belong where and how many options a server have (Well post launch)
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#3 Sidhardha

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 07:22 AM

Why is this still not pinned up in Tyrian Assambly instead of "World Choice" topic? Mods, do your job!
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#4 Niddi77

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 10:05 AM

Almost 300 entries in not even 3 days :) Grats!
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#5 dngrs

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 10:18 AM

Add a rating system with comments and more filters.
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#6 Floryn

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 10:21 AM

I know a way to get the db faster, press Anet on twitter to link the site (I had several shy attempts to achieve this). :angel:
On another note this site is an invaluable tool to help players and guilds make the RIGHT choice.

My only suggestion, would be to provide an additional statistic page. ;)
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#7 Darkademic

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 10:34 AM

Add a rating system with comments and more filters.


More filters are on my to-do list, and comments would probably be a worthwhile addition, but not a rating system - it'd be too open to being misused or abused, and there aren't any objective measures of how "good" a guild is.
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#8 Dumeka

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 11:54 AM

Howdy folks.

Although a few lists have been compiled to show where various guilds and communities are rolling, I felt that the community needed a central place which is kept up to date.

Therefore I decided to create GW2Guilds.org.

Hopefully this will help guilds decide where to roll for launch, and give everyone an idea of the relative populations we can expect.

It's still in the early stages, but the important features are there. I'd be interested to know if anyone would like to help moderate the site (e.g. the people who compiled the lists previously).

Anyone can submit a guild (though they need to be approved by a moderator), and if anyone knows where a particular community/forum has chosen to roll then let me know and I'll add those.

With just over a month before release, I'm hoping we can get a reasonably accurate database built up.

Feedback/suggestions welcome.

Cheers!

Dark

First of all I would like to thank you for the time and effort you put into it.
However, I see a issue for international or Oceanic guild there cause you are splitting the database into EU or US. :(
Maybe you could have a mixed part one could register its guild aswell?
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#9 Darkademic

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 12:29 PM

First of all I would like to thank you for the time and effort you put into it.
However, I see a issue for international or Oceanic guild there cause you are splitting the database into EU or US. :(
Maybe you could have a mixed part one could register its guild aswell?


Hm, that's really down to ArenaNet since those are the only two server regions at launch. The region is based on the servers not on where guilds are based.
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#10 dngrs

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 02:45 PM

More filters are on my to-do list, and comments would probably be a worthwhile addition, but not a rating system - it'd be too open to being misused or abused, and there aren't any objective measures of how "good" a guild is.

Yeah, I think so too.

But even a comments system will still be exploitable. Won't people make tons of accounts ( if they even need one) to post their propaganda? And thats if only 1 comment per account will allowed. And if the accounts are ip bound won't they use proxy or something?

Edited by dngrs, 27 July 2012 - 02:48 PM.

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#11 Darkademic

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 03:36 PM

Yeah, I think so too.

But even a comments system will still be exploitable. Won't people make tons of accounts ( if they even need one) to post their propaganda? And thats if only 1 comment per account will allowed. And if the accounts are ip bound won't they use proxy or something?


Yeah you're probably right there.
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#12 abr4

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 04:25 PM

Bring it on, I love getting flamed.

I can still understand if you don't add comments though.
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#13 Fudo

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 04:32 PM

This is great. I'll try to pass along this info to the guilds I know about that (probably) havn't registered yet.
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#14 Ramei Arashi

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 04:49 PM

Passed the link on to my guild. Doesn't have a web site, though just a Facebook page which is private, members only.
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#15 Serim

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 08:19 PM

Nice site! I've put it in the OP of World Choice so more people see it!
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#16 Darkademic

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 09:54 PM

Nice site! I've put it in the OP of World Choice so more people see it!


Thanks that's mighty kind of you. :)
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#17 Dumeka

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 04:57 PM

Hm, that's really down to ArenaNet since those are the only two server regions at launch. The region is based on the servers not on where guilds are based.

Well I meant the guild database not the servers.
It would be good to have some filters there that showcases this like
- US
- EU
- International

and have the server the guild is on as secondary instead of having it being the main focus.

It would had been helpful but it's ok now though.
I just registered my guild there so thanks again for the database. :)

Edited by Dumeka, 28 July 2012 - 05:04 PM.

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#18 Darkademic

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 06:18 PM

Well I meant the guild database not the servers.
It would be good to have some filters there that showcases this like
- US
- EU
- International

and have the server the guild is on as secondary instead of having it being the main focus.

It would had been helpful but it's ok now though.
I just registered my guild there so thanks again for the database. :)


I did sort implement what you suggested by adding "Undecided EU" and "Undecided US", in addition to just "Undecided". If a guild has chosen a server then it means they've chosen a region as well, but now you can choose a region without choosing a server.

And no probs!
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#19 Eowin

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 12:51 PM

Really great work Darkademic. I've been letting all the other sites I frequent know about this tool. I think it's great.
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#20 Mr_Finesse

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 06:24 PM

Wow, Tarnished Coast has 30 guilds already.

http://www.gw2guilds.org/servers/us
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#21 Darkademic

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 07:07 AM

Update: The alliances system is now functioning.

Creating an alliance is done in almost the same way as creating a guild via the "My Alliances" page. New alliances will need to be approved before being listed, but you can invite guilds whilst the alliance is still unapproved.

You invite guilds by going to their profile. Assuming they're not already in alliance, there should be an invite link next to where their alliance would normally be shown.

Pending invitations for any guilds you control are shown on the My Alliances page at the top, where they can be accepted or rejected.

The main guild listing now includes an alliance column where the tag is shown, and this is linked to the alliance profile page which lists all the guilds in the alliance, and displays the alliance's information.
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#22 Darkademic

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 03:21 PM

Update: Just added some extra fields to guild profiles - Timezone, Location, Minimum Age and Twitter.

Currently working on adding filters to the search and adding a more restrictive primary language option which will allow filtering and sorting by language (the current free-form field makes this difficult).

One of the most commonly requested features is a total population for each server. I don't intend to add this because the number would be almost completely inaccurate due to the fact that many guilds don't state their size, and because many guilds aren't even on the site.
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#23 grigdusher

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 05:38 PM

updated my guild, great work.
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#24 Eqo

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 06:39 PM

Thanks for adding the alliance system. Even if ANet doesn't give us one in-game, our guild has already made contact with other guilds who will play on the same world with us, so it's nice to have a page we can use to quickly find our friends.
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#25 Bulldog

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 06:43 PM

Just registered my guild, Idk how I missed this one. Thanks for all the hard work Darkademic it looks nice.
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#26 Serim

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 06:25 AM

I've asked mods to keep my thread stickied because it's been viewed and used for so long, but you should check it out, I want to try and funnel all the views that thread has gotten into your site! It's a great tool for the community!
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#27 Velidor

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 07:21 AM

This is really a solid idea, Good job Darkademic!
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#28 Crook

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 08:01 AM

Making history.
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#29 Azhar D Navid

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:04 AM

Very Helpful Thanx...
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#30 Darkademic

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 11:33 AM

Thanks all, glad to do it.

I've added filters to the guild search now (pretty much the most requested feature). You just click the "+ More" link next to the search box.

I'm going to add sub-regions (NA, SA, EU, Africa, Asia, Oceania) next, and also a "TitanPad/GoogleDocs Replica" - basically a page which replicates the format of the documents that were previously used, since some people like having an overview of every server.

Other than that, there isn't really anything I think the site needs. Maybe commenting, but I think it'd be more hassle than it'd be worth.
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