So according to a recent interview with Bioware, the guild member limit for The Old Republic is five hundred people. Kinetic membership is at four hundred and sixty as I write this, and I have little doubt we’ll hit cap by tomorrow morning.
I’m not going to rush out and start up a second guild, for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, it’s just easiest to have everyone under the same guild tag, and in the same chat channel. Also I don’t want anyone to feel like they got stuck in the “second string” or B-List guild.
The guild registration may be filling up now, but it’s important to remember that we’re still two months out from launch. Yeah, we’ve got a lot of members signed up at the moment, but signing up is easy… you don’t have to attach a pre-order to your account to sign up for a guild. A lot can happen in two months. Chances are that between now and then, some people will decide not to purchase TOR after all, or perhaps decide to play in a different guild or on a different server.
So if by the time you see this message, the guild looks full and you can’t sign up, don’t panic. It’s likely some room will open up closer to or shortly after launch.
I am getting a lot of people asking if I’ll start a CAD Sith Rival guild, and the answer to that is no. Guilds are about unity and cohesion, and directly pitting two guilds against eachother like that is just asking for drama that none of us want to deal with while we’re playing a game.