Picking a Battledome Guild
These days finding a Battledome guild well suited to your needs is a rather difficult
process. If you’ve ever taken a step into the Battledome board you will know exactly
what I mean. Imagine, you are just one user surrounded by thousands of topics
stating “Join, ‘insert guild name here’ or DIE!” With all this chaos it often
creates too much confusion to actually pick a guild, so I will walk you through
the basics of choosing a Battledome guild and also show you some stereotypes of
As tradition goes, most Battledome guilds are private; this means that it is
not open to the public and you must be sent an invitation from someone within
the guild in order to join. So you are now probably asking, how on earth do
I receive an invitation to a guild if it is private and I have never heard of
it? Simple, you look on the Battledome boards. You will most likely find a topic
that for example says, “Warriors of the BD req. hp+str+def=100+ ” If you are
new to the board this will probably make absolutely no sense, so I will explain.
A Battledome guild often has requirements, meaning you need a certain number
of stats in order to join. Here are a few Battledome abbreviations translated:
HP = Hit Points
STR = Strength
DEF = Defense
So in order to join a guild that has a requirement of 100+ stats you’ll have
to train your pet (if it is not already trained) so that its hitpoints, strength,
and defense when added together are equal to or greater than the requirement
of that specific guild. Some guilds however do not care for stats and will let
you join based upon the value of your Battledome set, aka the weapons you use
to battle with, though in these cases the guild prefers someone with an expensive
set, usually worth 5 million or more. When you have all the requirements that
are needed just post "invite" on the topic that is recruiting new members.
Battledome guilds often go to war with one another or they have tournaments
that go on within their own guild. When a Battledome guild goes to war with
another guild this means that the two guild leaders agree to hold a tournament
with one another and everyone who wishes to participate can join, as long as
they are in the guild. There are many rules to a “tourney”; however, the basic
concept is that you battle members from the opposing guild and try to gain as
many wins as possible. When the tournament is held for only guild members it
usually is an elimination process so that there is one winner in the end. There
are many different ways to hold a tourney, so the ones I have stated are not
the only ones that occur; they are just the most common. Now that you have these
basic concepts in mind, let's take a look through the types of guilds that are
floating around these days.
1) Famous Person Guild – These guilds are created by people who are “famous”
and other users join because they respect or idolize this “famous” person. There
are two categories when it comes to being famous in my opinion, Person A: Someone
who has become well known on the Battledome boards by making ridiculous topics
and through other attention seeking methods. Person B: Someone who has incredibly
strong pets or is extremely wealthy. Either way, these guilds are often very
2) Power House Guild – This type of guild is usually led by a rather strong
user and has requirements that are very high so that the members within this
type of guild are also very strong and usually have expensive Battledome sets.
These guilds often go to war against other guilds and the members have various
homemade trophies upon their lookups.
3) Species Guild – These guilds are dedicated to a certain species of Neopia
and you usually have to own that type of pet in order to join. This type of
guild takes much pride in their pet’s species; the most popular species in the
Battledome is often a Lupe. There is usually much controversy with Lupe guilds;
they often go to war with other Lupe guilds to prove that… who knows?
4) Normy Guild - This is the most common of all Battledome guilds. They often
have stat requirements starting from 75+ up to 300+ and usually have about 100
members or more. They have a wide variety of themes, and these types of guilds
also go to war with one another. The members are usually friendly and there
is much posting going on within the guild.
5) Everybody Guild – This is a type of guild that is public and open to everyone.
They often have many activities going on within the guild. They are friendly
and are always on the lookout to get others to join. They concentrate on having
a large amount of members.
6) Newbie Guild – These guilds are specifically made for people who are new
to the Battledome. They have experienced members who are there in order to help
the newcomers. They teach their members how to train and show them what type
of Battledome set would go nicely with a newbie’s budget. These guilds, however,
are getting quite rare.
7) Close Knit Guild – This kind of guild is very selective with its members;
they interview people who want to join their guild and rarely do they let anyone
in. They look for quality not quantity. They choose to be private and are usually
extremely friendly towards one another.
Well that’s about it for stereotypical guilds. There are of course, more types
of guilds than the ones I listed; however, those are just the most popular.
When it comes to choosing the right Battledome guild you often have to experiment
and just see what you like. So hopefully by reading this you gained a little
more knowledge. I encourage you to go out there and find the perfect Battledome
guild for you!