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Aaron Lewis (Blue Collar) 10/28/2009 7:58 PM EST : Status Update, 10/28/2009
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Aaron Lewis
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As of October 2009, GuildPortal has been providing guild hosting and management services for eight years. Over two-hundred and thirty-seven thousand guilds, and their over four million members, have passed through our gates since then. Each day, we are visited by tens of thousands who call GuildPortal their guild's home on the web.

It hasn't been an uneventful eight years, however. The arena we work in is full of examples of guild hosting companies (and even the games they support) falling to complacency, disinterest in the support side of things, or a simple failure to rise to the needs and challenges presented by their clients, the possibly most unique, diverse, and savvy group of people you could hope to meet. They are the guild leaders, officers and members who play Massively Multi-Player Online games.

More, they are participants in a shift at the very core of what we call "entertainment." They live in homes where, with the possible exception of one or two shows, the television has had its one-sided conversation ended with the push of the power button on a remote, in favor of one interactive world or another, where they and their friends are the feature. They demand more and more of the world-building companies as the years go by, pushing said companies to do things they'd before said were just not possible. For example, I personally remember a conference at the E3 where an informed gentleman on a panel told us that clothing would never flow, and grass would never sway, in an MMO.

Along with the demands and desires they have for the games they play, go the requirements they have for the web hosting providers they use for their guild web sites. For the past year, we at GuildPortal have re-focused our attention on what got us so far in the first place -- close contact with the people we serve. Whether through support tickets or via the Admin Community, whether a new feature request or something just not working the way it should, our aim is to work with our admins and members the way we did when it all started -- by making them major decision-makers, an integral part of the team.

We chose to start GuildPortal because we loved what MMOs represent, we continue to do it because of the people whom we feel honored to serve, and we have seen that those who do not (whether game, guild hosting provider, or any other business) find themselves eventually as muted as a television show during raid time.

As always, thank you for making GuildPortal your guild's home on the web!

- Sandy and Aaron Lewis
Aaron Lewis, GuildPortal.com
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Aaron Lewis (Blue Collar) 10/28/2009 8:15 PM EST : RE: Status Update, 10/28/2009
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Aaron Lewis
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P.S. Bug fixes pushed today RE: support tickets 'n stuff.
Aaron Lewis, GuildPortal.com
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bhFranka (New Admin) 10/28/2009 8:46 PM EST : RE: Status Update, 10/28/2009
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Unbelievable. You, Aaron Lewis must be the pride of guildportal.



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Aaron Lewis (Blue Collar) 10/29/2009 8:19 AM EST : RE: Status Update, 10/28/2009
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Aaron Lewis
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bhFranka said:
Unbelievable. You, Aaron Lewis must be the pride of guildportal.

My sarcasm detection doesn't work that well on text!  
Aaron Lewis, GuildPortal.com
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Everdark (MVP) 10/30/2009 8:55 PM EST : RE: Status Update, 10/28/2009
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Happy Hallow..... errr I mean Anniversary!!

So does that mean you're gonna pass out bronze trinkets to all of us to celebrate the 8th anniversary?  Or.... do all 237 thousand guilds send them to you?  

Thanks for the great service!

"The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it." 

 
Everdark (T), Evadarr, Nevinn (AC), Soninn, Croninn, Zakarr, Avirded (SC)
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