In Australia the Majority of Schools require you to wear a school uniform. Many schools, more high schools remind school students that when they are out and about in public ( wearing the schools tag) while they are in school uniform they are representing the school, and their actions reflect on the school.
When we are playing WOW the default setting is that everyone sees your Tag or Guild Name ( unless they have turned that off ) The person who spams in chat, you can see who’s guild they are attached to, ect ect ect.. Everyone knows that what you do / say/act / don’t do /act may reflect on your guild Tag.
A Tabbard – is the equivilent of a guild uniform, I pose the questions Whats in a Guild Tabard? – because how many people actually wear the tabard ALL the time?
When I was a member of my first guild at level 11ish, I wasn’t able to scrape up the spare 90 silver to buy a tabard.. or even know where to buy one from. So the Gm that invited me brought me mine. I wore it with pride, It meant I was part of a family. It didnt matter that it didn’t colour co-ordinate with my rag tag gear, or that it covered my cleavage, or that I didnt help pick the colours and Design, I wore it because it was the ‘uniform’ of the guild that i belonged to. I remember being iffy at the idea that someone would want to wear the scarlet Monastary tabard over the guild one..
But how things change.
At Level 70 – the Tag means more to me then the Tabard, I’m more likely to wear the scyers or a rep tabard i’ve picked up on the way oe what ever – but for the most, and especially when in Shadow ( where you can’t see the tabard) – When we did the Guild Fun Event we all wore pink tabards but that was a novelty. I looked around at what my fellow guildies were wearing during a Kara run – and only 2 people of 10 were wearing our tabard.
Whats happened to guild pride, and pride in appearance?
Its very hard to show off your new hot chest peice when its covered by a Tabard.
But in light of guild pride its suddenly taken on more importance and I think I should wear it more often.. colours and cleavage be damned…
What got me thinking about how we represent our guilds was
Big Bear Butt Blogger’s post today Game experience may change during online play
for the inspiration of this post as he talks about his exerience with some randoms during play and that he was suprised as to unsportsmanship behaviour of a player given that the Tag the player wore was from a guild that he knew and had only good experiences with.