What you folks don’t realize is that this feature is good for politics and interesting player-created gameplay, which is the best thing you can get in an MMO. PERIOD.
Let me explain.
Say there is a top guild that is holding Boruta and playing GvGs. First of all, no matter how strong that guild is, it’s not like it will be as strong if it splits it’s numbers three-fold. Meaning, there is always a chance to take at least one spot from them.
Then, there are taxes.
Say this guild puts a tax of 10%. They do get their money, most ppl play the game without any knowledge of it, nothing changes much.
Now, what if this same guild puts a 20%? The guild gets villified! Forum posts about this guild being root of all evil emerge. And people, unwilling to pay additionals (10% is quite a lot!) actually get to choose whether to support the E-guild (don’t forget that guild slots are limited) or finally team up against it and do something, taking at least one spot from them with combined effort if they have to.
Taxes breed hate. Hate breeds player-driven politics. Politics breed good GvG and player alliances. Player alliances and GvG improve the game.
As a result, taxation is a great feature and I really hope IMC doesn’t listen to leftists who, as always, want to achieve everything without doing anything.
What you suckers don’t realize, because you are too busy with whining, is that any “monopolist guild” can be taken down if people actually get their heads out of their asses and take it seriously for once. It’s not like it’s IRL where police can come to your house and thrash you, nobody is preventing your progress, just go for it!
I mean just look at Klaipeda Wars thread (Boruta Vengeful Fever thread). People are so salty about one guild monopolizing the event, when they could’ve prevented it, but they are kept apart with hate, which the monopolist guild cleverly uses against them to further divide competition. That is SMART.
Just look at Fedimian. I personally am with Maid Cafe and I like farming Boruta on mondays, thank you very much (tho I caught a cold from open window doing it two days ago and am now ill - that is called workplace commitment, rofl).
I am not even that well-equipped. I won’t speak for my guild and I don’t represent our opinion on the matter in any way, but I personally would LOVE to see a strong, organized opposition. Alas, there is none. Don’t other guilds have numbers? Oh but they do. Don’t they have equips? They also have that as well! A lot of them are much better equipped than I am, having quit the game in the past 3 times already. They are just fractured and unorganized. This way, we will always dominate content and have the best players join our ranks, in lots of cases - leaving YOUR guilds.
And you know what? I personally hate it when our competition gets even weaker. Because cannon fodder leaves the game en masse, whining about monopoly and stuff. And one person quitting drag other people with them as a result. It happens in every MMO, believe me, I’ve seen it all.
So, if we get interesting politics, maybe those people would feel interested in playing the game again, feel like their contribution in GvG and Boruta may actually mean something.
I initially joined this game during beta with a GvG oriented guild that dominated many servers of other games dure to having a core of nolifer aggro players whos love for killing only rivals their love for thrashing losers on forums afterward. Almost everybody left by this point because of simply being bored. Because we haven’t had a feature like this. Because game was just stale without player-driven hate politics.
So I really hope to show them how I am being destroyed at GvG, so that they say “hey, it’s fun!” and get back into the game again.