Is this bribery by Mythic? Basically if you stay and defend your keep, they will sweeten the deal with a gold bag containing reward(s), fedexed out at zone flip to the guild leader. Here’s what I am talking about.
To complement our recent improvements of zone capture rewards we have implemented more incentives for a Guild to successfully capture and hold a Keep.
Guilds that successfully hold a Tier 4 Keep through a zone capture will now have a Gold Bag containing Annihilator armor rewards mailed to the Guild Master. Each successive zone capture within the same pairing will result in another Gold Bag being mailed to the Guild Master. The Guild Master may then distribute the Gold Bag(s) to his or her guild members. Guilds that hold a Tier 4 Keep in a pairing whose Fortress is successfully conquered by their realm will then receive a Gold Bag containing Conqueror armor rewards. This Gold Bag is also tradable to guild members.
So defend those keeps! For glory, for Renown and now for more rewards!
So in order to make our guild/keep coding worthwhile we are going to throw in some booty to focus your mind on defending. Now with all these gold bags floating around, what exactly are they going to contain? Is this gold bag going to contain a guaranteed missing item from your set? If so, excellent result. Lets hope it works as intended and the permissions are set correctly.
What bothers me about this change and has maybe stirred up the cynical side of my nature is this, was this a planned feature or merely a response to the keep upgrade features rolled out in 1.2.1, not being used as much as was hoped for? Normally I would have expected both to come out at the same time, just to round out the whole keep upgrade package, it just makes so much more sense. It could be Mythic want people to stay around their guild keep a bit longer and not swarm off with the zerg. At least it will potentially drop the numbers in one place, cough, Whimpers Of Change, cough, cough.
Anyway regardless of all that, it’s more loot. Lets hope the guild leader is a trustworthy sort and there isn’t any favouritism going to happen. There could well be a lot of gold bags floating around in the coming weeks.