Kudos to The Syndicate, the oldest continuously operating online gaming community, on marking its 14th anniversary. The Syndicate includes a robust WoW Horde community on Zul'jin. With more than 625 active members, The Syndicate prides itself on a lack of turnover and drama, claiming that more than 550 of its members have been with the guild more than year.
Highlights of its 14-year history:
- Charitable work for Youth Opportunities Unlimited, The American Cancer Society and support for deployed military personnel
- "Legend of The Syndicate," a book covering their first 10 years
- Featured in MMO documentary "Second Skin" and plans to be featured in the upcoming documentary about Richard Garriott
- Annual conferences attended by members, game developers and PC hardware manufacturers, including sponsorship from game developers allowing 200+ members to attend the 2010 conference
- A studio for Prima Games print media strategy guides
- Trademarking The Syndicate name and incorporating the guild
- Numerous consulting opportunities in MMO development
- Featured in more than 75 internet articles, three books, more than a dozen print magazines and numerous newspaper articles
Kudos to The Syndicate on its longevity and continuing contributions to building a vibrant online gaming community.