In today’s MMORPG world most people belong to a guild. It makes sense, after all, these games are primarily made so you don’t have to be alone anymore when completing quests and running errands. Nobody wants to be alone, right?
Now with all these guilds and MMORPGs being made, there has been an influx of guild websites, or guildsites, springing up across the intertubes. Primarily, these websites are being made via free guildsite hosters such as GuildPortal (above) and Guildsites.com for the sole purpose of giving the members of said guilds an area on the web where they can access information about their raids, members, forums, etc without actually having to log into the game. A brilliant idea, in theory, but is it actually a useful feature?
Personally, I have been in quite a few guilds over about 7 different MMORPGs, and while a lot of them had guildsites for our guild, I never used them. As far as my knowledge went, most people inside my guilds didn’t use them either. Its not that it was inconvenient to use, or that it wasn’t helpful, it’s just when I was surfing the internet, why go to a site to find out about my guild when I can just s easily log in. Perhaps it is mainly used for people while they are at work? You tell me.