Only one person in a guild can change the tabard – the GM
The importance of a tabard varies between the guild – some guilds enforce it’s wearing – but most don’t care.
Personally I like the idea behind the tabard – you can be recognised by the pattern as you ride past – when you raid together standing with and among your fellow guildies, you are united in purpose and uniform.
Do you really trust your gm to have enough style to pick the right tabard?
The latest press release from Blizzard regarding the changes that are not coming in cataclysm – advise that
- Guild mounts will have a flag attached to them that displays the guild’s emblem.
So that guild tabard you all joke about, the cupcake on your chest, and bright pink background is suddenly going to be waved around a lot more.
There are several things to consider when coming up with a guild tabard
Some Characters have them, some don’t, and some designs look horrid on boobs – you can’t even tell what it is supposed to be sometimes.
2. Colour – Is your GM colourblind? – Some colours just do not go together.
I personally like strong contrast colours, that don’t hurt the eyes – but its still a matter of taste.
Don’t be afraid of using unconventional colours – as long as it’s not over done
3. Simple and complicated – using the right border which ones look better presented?
If you wanted to make the border a little more complicated – I’d keep the border colour the same as the icon- like the one on the left here – but it still looks cleaner with a solid border.
Black and white pretty much makes anything look good – and skulls and Xbones woot!
4. Matching your Gear.
Zahraah is currently wearing the Green Trophy Tabard of the Illidari just because it comes closest to matching my gear. Checkout Wow Tabards for a great picture of all the tabards. If your guild tabard fails, then you try and see if you can obtain one of them.
My old semi Twink and her color coordinated tabard to match her gear.
In a guild of multiple players you aren’t going to make every one happy with colors or design choices – but it’s worth playing around with the Tabard to get the design a little unique – and meaningful for your guild. Especially since it seems you will be seeing it a lot more.