Long-lived guilds are some of the crown jewels in MMOs. One of the longest running guilds is The Syndicate which celebrates fifteen years of existence as a gaming community today. The Syndicate boats a 99% retention rate, over 1,000 members and 90%+ of its members have been with the group for several years.
Throughout its 15 years, The Syndicate has set the mark for excellence in a number of ways. The foundation of the success of the guild was created through established a strict and well managed recruiting policy. In order to join The Syndicate one must be close friends with the guild; have a compatible personality and gaming play style; and be looking for long term membership that is based heavily around building personal relationships with other members of the guild. That focus has led to the creation of a 'drama free' environment with unparalleled retention which in turn has allowed for deep friendships to form.
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