February 1st, 2011 -- The Syndicate® (www.LLTS.org
is pleased to announced today that we have reached our 15th year of
success as an online gaming community. Founded in 1996, The Syndicate
boasts over one thousand members yet has a ninety nine percent
retention rate with over ninety percent of its membership having been
with the organization for several years or longer. Within the online
gaming world that combination of size, longevity and retention is
unparalleled by any other organization.
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.
In addition to that
foundational premise, The Syndicate sets the bar for success in the
online community space. Among the many successes of the organization
- Guinness World Record holder for the oldest, continuously operated online gaming guild
- Featured in the MMORPG documentary Second Skin which has been seen around the world both in the theaters and on television.
the book Legend of The Syndicate which details the first ten years of
success of the organization. A second book is in the works now which
will have a focus on sharing the secrets of building a successful
online gaming community and on helping to define the current state of
player expectations for new MMORPGs.
- Founded a strategy guide
writing studio working for Prima Games to usher in a new era of quality
strategy guides for MMO, RPG, FPS and RTS games.
- Became the
first online gaming entity to trademark its name (along with the logo
and slogan). That Trademark is now five years old and protects The
Syndicate name from use as a guild name or on an associated web-page.
the most successful real life 'guild' event in the history of online
gaming. SyndCon celebrates its tenth year of success this year and will
feature several hundred Syndicate members, guests and friends.
to shape the future of MMORPGs as it has for many years now, through
close relationships with a vast number of game developers. Support has
run the gamut from testing to consulting and everywhere in between.
thousands of dollars to support our chosen charity organizations: Youth
Opportunity Unlimited and the American Cancer society. Donations are
raised via our annual charity raffle supported by our industry friends.
- Formed strategic relationships with both hardware and software developers including Alienware and Bigfoot Networks.
Syndicate continues to push the boundaries of what an entity, founded
within the online gaming space, can achieve. With a lengthy track
record of success; a motivated, mature and professional membership; and
a strong vision for the future, The Syndicate is both proud of its
fifteen years of success and very excited about the opportunities that
the future holds. Long Live The Syndicate!Congrats Syndicate members for yet again setting the standard within the online world. LLTS! http://www.llts.org