A primer on bad guild names.

You’ve seen ’em. The guild names that make you groan. Our guild name in WoW is “No,” which I think is great, but it might break some of the rules. Here are some examples of “don’ts”:

  • ANY and EVERY guild name that uses a vague Latin phrase. Listen, people, it’s a dead language for a reason, and been beaten to death like a bad, bad horse in MMOs everywhere. It grates on my nerves like fingernails on a chalkboard whenever I see someone badly parsing Latin in a guild tag.
  • More overused words: “Phoenix”, “Order” (J.K. Rowling, I blame you for these), “Legion” (you’re not a legion, you’re six guys and fifty alts), “Knight”, “Alliance”, “War”, “Guild” and “Crusaders”.
  • Double so for <Allied Knights of the Phoenix War Legion>.
  • Triple so if you can rewrite the above in Latin.
  • Dull guild names… seen waaaay too many of these. Usually one word, usually forgettable.
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4 Responses to A primer on bad guild names.

  1. Jason says:

    Cripes, what does that leave?

  2. Kindralas says:

    I’m still amused by the thought of our random guild of Paladins named “One,” “Two,” “Three,” etc. named “The Numerical Order.”

    Yes, it breaks a rule, but come on.

  3. Bpaul says:

    Kindralas, I love it

  4. cybermewtwo says:

    “Hello Number One! I’m number Two! Even thought you outrank me numerically, I still have more access to things in the Guild Vault than you do soo… :P “

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