Buying and selling guilds is a controversial topic in Neverwinter. We’ve covered a lot of instances where guilds got sold and left behind bewildered and even shocked members. Players often feel betrayed, because while they don’t technically own the guild, they probably did contribute weeks and months of farming to Stronghold progression and the boons that come with it. And to be honest, if a leader decides to sell the guild, it’s usually a selfish decision and hence not properly communicated with members to avoid any backlash. Additionally, it’s mostly done when leaders decided to move on from the game and are at a point where they feel like they have to “cash out”. In many cases, guilds are being sold for real money, which is against Neverwinter’s terms of service. Entering this gray area obviously demands that you keep a low profile until its done.
Nwguildselling Is Born!
Now for this and many other reasons it’s fair to assume that guild selling isn’t very popular among players. Nonetheless there’s a new subreddit that serves exactly that purpose: Bringing buyers and sellers of guilds together. /r/nwguildselling/ is only a few days old, but an interesting project for many reasons. First of all it’s a spin-off from the official subreddit of the game. Dealing guilds is not entirely forbidden by the ToS, or the /r/Neverwinter rules, but folks over there apparently want to outsource the drama that comes with it. It’s still interesting that a sub that’s known to be over-restrictive in many areas gives guild selling a platform.
Second, as lovers of all data, it might give us some idea how much actual “worth” is attached to Stronghold. The first GH12 guild on PS4 for example apparently got dealt for a little over 22M ADs. So even if selling guilds is shady business, there’s at least some practical use to it. We’ll definitely monitor the sub and see whether it can establish itself over the next weeks.
Know the Risks of Doing RMTs
We by the way do not know if real money trades are allowed or only deals using ingame currency. In any case be advised that throwing your hard earned bucks at guilds comes with certain risks. Getting scammed is an obvious one, but even if the deal goes through, you might not even keep the guild as the example of Midnight Express shows. We’re not entirely sure what happened there, but apparently the game’s support handed the guild back to their original members. At least it’s not with the buyer anymore. Just be warned that this stuff can happen when you deal guilds, on /r/nwguildselling/ or wherever.
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