The title pretty much summarizes it succinctly, I think, but for those who don't know, guild sanction is a thing where a guild says "yes, I like you! You're good people and get to have special halos around your head even though you're not technically guilded." They come with some benefits, and they're kinda...wildly disparate across the board. Some are a bit RP-heavy, such as the Syssin benefits and the Domina/Dominus titles for the Dominion, and others are completely mechanical and impact PVP. I personally don't love this, and I don't think someone's standing with a guild should impact their ability to PVP with a class. I don't have a comprehensive list of guild sanctions, but here's just a few of the consequences of not being sanctioned:
- Carnifex: reduction in how many souls you can have
- Revenant: symbiosis does 10% less damage to mobiles, chirography takes longer to charge.
- Dominion: use 10% more blood per skill
- Warden: Less Renown available
- Ascendril: increased eq and mana cost on Simultaneity.
I know there's more than these out there, but this is just meant to be an example. Some are relatively minor, and others seem like a pretty significant mechanical boost. It seems wrong to me that players should have the ability to gate the efficiency of another player's class like this. RP skills being sanction-specific I totally get, and that rules. It shows that you have a special relationship and get some prestige out of that. Mechanical benefits, especially ones as significant as you see in quite a few guilds, though, just doesn't seem like a good idea to me, and I think it'd be good to consider taking a look at moving Guild Sanction into a Purely RP role, and the current sanction bonuses should either be given to everybody, or just wholecloth taken out of the game so everyone's on the same page.
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