The explosive success of Bless Unleashed, the new MMORPG from Bandai Namco, has a lot of people wondering what’s going on in this game. Being that it’s basically a re-release of an old game, there’s a lot of conflicting info out there. The game operates like any other MMO, but with some little sprinkles of new mechanics here and there. As a result, players coming into the game have a lot to learn. The Guild System in Bless Unleashed is pretty complex too.
A Guild is a group of players consisting of a few different ranks. The ranks within a guild determine the level of access to guild resources a player has, as well as acting as a sort of barometer of trust for some players. Guild Master, Officers, Veterans, Members, and Initiates are the basic ranks of a guild in the game.
Why do you need a Guild?
Some guilds form for specific purposes, some form just to be able to game together. If you’re after gathering and crafting runs, find a guild geared towards helping you build your economic empire. PvP-focused players should look for the meta-driven theorycrafters that are set on squeezing potent killing potential out of class builds.
You can form a guild for any reason really. Regardless of what your reasons are, you can also find a guild that’s a good fit for you. When joining or creating a guild, you will want to try and align with players that offer what you want out of the game. With the amount of content focused on both PvE and PvP in Bless Unleashed, you’re bound to encounter a wide array of playstyles. And as a result, you’re going to see a lot of guilds.
The Basics of the Guild System
To start, let’s assume you want to create a guild. To create a guild in the game, you need to find the Guild Registrar NPC in major cities or camps. Look below for the map icon you’re looking for. Inside the building, you will find an NPC with an option to create a guild. The first Guild Registrar you will encounter can be found in Carzacor around the Plaza.
There is no need to talk to the Guild Registrar to join a Guild. You can join an already existing Guild immediately after creating your character. To do this, go to the Guild tab by pressing the “View” button and select “Guild Search”.
How to create a Guild
There are a few requirements you need to satisfy first:
- Be level 10 or higher
- Must not already be in a Guild
- Must not have been expelled from a Guild in the last 24 hours
- You did not disband a Guild in the last 72 hours
- Have 30,000 Gold on-hand to pay the registration fee.
Now it’s time to create the guild. Here you will choose a name, customize your emblem and do the other basic grunt work. You can access this menu again from the World Menu, along with other features like your Estate. You’re going to be coming back here a lot.
This is where you will set most of the guild info as well. If you’re making the guild with friends, have a conversation about who is taking on what roles. Be sure you trust the people you hand office roles to. As a Guild Master, you have the authority to change the Guilds’ Emblem, manage applications, delegate officers, veterans, members, and initiates. The authority to modify Guild features varies differently depending on the positions assigned to each member.
Once the guild is created and the basic info is set, you can use the guild info tab to customize things, like the roster. You will then have full access to the Guild features that allow you to set news announcements for members and alter other content.
In Guild Roster, you may find the list of the current members of the Guild including their class, name, level, and authority within the guild. You can use the sort function to see various stats about your members beyond this as well. You can also see each members’ last known location as well as their last login time.
If you’re the kind of guild that regularly purges inactive members, pay attention to that info. Of course the policies of your guild should be decided on when forming it, but open to alteration as you play. Guilds don’t always stay the same path 100% of the time, feel free to talk with your members and officers about what they want out of the game. The Guild’s main ambition should be to provide fun to players.
There will be times when you need to deal with personal conflicts or troublesome members. Deciding early on the kind of culture you want for your group is key to maintaining cohesion and member engagement. Nothing will sap enjoyment from your members more than having to deal with constant drama stemming from indecisive leadership with no plan. Winging it can be fun if it’s just you and a few friends, but if you decide to start recruiting, have some structure.
And realistically part of that structure means developing a way to manage the guild roster. Sometimes you have to deal with new recruits. Once you receive an application, you will see the Class, Name, and Level of the applicant as well as how long the request has been waiting for approval. You may choose to either “Accept” or “Decline” the request.
Other times, you may have to kick a troublesome member, that can be done by pressing “Y” on the member in question in the roster screen. If you want to leave a guide you’ve joined, press “X” on the Guild Info tab to leave it. You may have to assign new roles to existing members if you’re a high-ranking member of a guild.
Guild Ranks Explained
When you accept a new invitation to the guild, they are assigned the most basic of five ranks within the guild.
- Guild Master – The Leader of the Guild, has full power to edit or disband the guild.
- Officers – A support role for the Guild Master. Has the power to alter the guild roster and recruit players.
- Veterans – An upgraded rank that cannot edit guild settings, but can bring in new players.
- Members – No special roles with recruiting other than the ability to invite new players.
- Initiates – The starter role for all members.