Chapter 4

The Dying Ember

We advertised RICH as a guild for players who wanted to become rich. robo2917 walked around the game world wearing a full set of iron plate armor, the most expensive armor in the game, while I used him as an example of what new players could become if they joined the guild. Our plan was to try to get as many guild members as possible, and then use our number of members as a selling point for gaining even more members. We didn’t actually have anything for them to do. Our purpose was to provide an environment where every player was accepted as an important part of the guild; we did not care if someone had a low level, and we did not care if other guilds rejected them. We were willing to take anyone and give them a chance ...

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