Online gaming community The Syndicate is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Calling itself "the most successful online gaming community in online gaming", the guild holds a Guinness World Record for the longest continiously operating online guild. In addition, there have been two books published about The Syndicate and much, much more.
- We have achieved a retention rate of over 99%. That means that hardly anyone ever quits The Syndicate (or gets kicked out) because they don't want to be part of the community anymore. We certainly have people who go inactive because their life pulls them away from gaming but its very rare we have a drama infused implosion of someone or an angry person who quits to join another guild.
- Over 80,000,000 guilds have been created... and have failed... since The Syndicate was first created. Since no other guild has achieved what we have, that means there is about a 1 in 80,000,000 chance of recreating The Syndicate by someone else. In the United States, you have about a 1 in 1.2 million chance of being struck by lightning this year. So you are 66.66 times more likely to be struck by lightning than you are to recreate The Syndicate's level of success.
You can find out more about The Syndicate by visiting its official site.