The Guild Finder lacks a lot of tools, that I feel would help new members and veterans find guilds much more easily. And even help guilds find the right members for them! So here’s a few ideas that I’ve discussed before with Brian on twitter (which was back in December, but better late than never :P). These images are very (horribly) photoshopped by yours truly.
A simple search that allows you to do just that – search. Type in a particular guild name you are interested in finding more information about and it’s highlighted while other guild’s on the list are faded out. Epicurious is the guild I am in (and co-own) with IRL friends/co-workers
Guild Raid Searching
Allows you to list the days and times that you are available to raid as well as the spec(s) you can raid in. This search would output guilds that fit within those days, times, and what specs they are currently recruiting for. In the comment section you can list your experience, ilvl, etc. Not sure exactly how to display the times though. Maybe have a list of certain time frames you can choose from, or allow you to type in the times yourself (probably a checkbox would be easiest).
If you’re a Guild Leader or an officer in the guild (or even a regular member) you can search those looking for a guild to raid with. You can look at their available times, days, and what specs they are as well and send them a message with information about your guild.
The ability to click the “Server” tab (as shown above under “Guild Searches”) and search guild recruitments on other servers and even factions. Sometimes simply going to the forum to hunt for the right guild for you doesn’t always work. So why not allow users to refine the searches both on their server and on other servers.
Currently is seems like the Guild Finder just lists guilds at random and it’s really aggravating to search through everything. Adding a few different functions as well as a raid recruitment function could really make it easier to find people to join your guilds as well as find the right guild for you. (5440 views)