Roleplaying Guild Map

Hello Argent Dawn .

I’ve played on this realm since the day The Sha’tar realm started moving over and after all this time, i haven’t been able to contribute to the roleplaying community in any sort of way.
As a side hobby over my trucking job, i enjoy web development. A while ago, a guild that i was a part of was talking about a web-based map of World of Warcraft that could show where guilds are located over Azeroth. I thought it was a quite cool idea but had no knowledge in creating such things back then. I’ve been sitting for a few weeks working on a project just like this. A few hours per day has really gotten the project on track.

So what is this?

This is a web-based map that allows Guild Masters to register their guild to the website and then easily place them on an exact location in Azeroth. For example, if i want to say that our guild is based in Lakeshire in Redridge , i can move a pin to that exact location. It will have your guilds banner visible for everyone to see.
The project currently supports Kalimdor and Eastern Kingdoms . If the project seems to be interesting for atleast some people, i’ll begin to expand to other islands / worlds.
Alliance guilds are marked with a blue pin and horde guilds are marked with a red.

How do i create / manage my guild?

Once you’ve made an account, you can visit the account area by clicking on your name at the top. From there you can click on “Add My Guild” . You’ll need to insert the guilds name, a banner image url and the guilds faction. After you’ve created the guild, visit the account area again and click on “Edit Guild Info”. You can change the background / story of your guild and the location at any time.

Why are you making this?

As i mentioned, i haven’t contributed to the game and roleplaying community that i love which made me enjoy roleplaying throughout my childhood.
I’ve tried to recreate a somewhat of a copy of the in-game map. It supports the same zooming in & out.

Do i need to make an account to see / use this?

The only ones that needs to make an account are the Guild Masters so that you can manage your guild. The map is publicly visible for anyone. The activation email is used to avoid bots.
The email usually ends up in junkmail.

If you’re afraid of any security risks of your account, i assure you that it will never ask for any information that is related to your battle net account.

I am going to expand on more details over the time that passes and i am always open for suggestions and ideas. If you want to chitchat about anything privately, you can message me on Discord (Aberidius#0448) or BattleNet (Aberidius#2454)

Link the website: www.glaive-star.com

Much love <3

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This was a wonderful initiative and still is - thank you so much for this! Re-added our Zul’Gurub dwelling trolls :+1:

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You can post the link of the website in Preformatted font, that way no need to circumvent with ().

But as always, a :pray: divine :pray: idea.

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Thank you for using it! Now I just hope for it to be re-stickied :stuck_out_tongue:

Thanks, fixed it! :slight_smile:

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What a great initiative! Thank you kindly for putting us up on there!

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I hope Blizzard pins this thread to the forums, thanks it’s a great initiative as it always has been.

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Thank you for being so awesome tonight Adriloth/Aberidius, you were very helpful!

Let’s get this post pinned again! :revolving_hearts:

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Thank you aswell. It was nice to have a chat and thanks once again for using the guild map :slight_smile:

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This sounds like something that could see a lot of use in bringing the community closer together!

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So, now that the RP campaign I was part of is over I decided to make some new updates.

  • Removed Roleplaying Scenarios feature.
  • Removed Wanted Poster feature.

They were removed because they weren’t really used a lot and I found them pointless.

  • Added a Settings page.
  • Removed a quest icon on the Stormsong Valley map.
  • Square-sized banners are now automatically round.
  • You can now upload banners directly to the server instead of linking them from a different website.
  • Added a Discord server link at the top of the website.
  • Fixed a bug where redirects left you on empty and bugged pages.

Uploading Banners
This was requested for quite some time. The fact that you had to upload your banner to a different website and then link it was inconvenient and annoying. You can now upload your banner directly to the site.
I have been downloading the majority of the existing guild banners and uploaded them to the website, followed by re-linking them to each guild.

Discord Server
I created a Discord server to bring everyone who uses the map together in one place where we can discuss the project, get help and socialise with each others. I asked what people thought about it and everyone I asked liked the idea.
Okay, so what is the issue?
I am not sure whether or not Blizzard are against a stickied thread that uses a Discord server, by that, if Blizzard are okay with this type of Discord server then it’s all good, but if they don’t want there to be one, I will remove the Discord server. I’ve been told by Support that they are going to sticky the thread but they’re really busy so I’ll have to speak to them about it.

Planned Features

  • A small counter on each location that tells you how many guilds that are there.
  • Integrate Blizzard’s login API.
    The API should make things safer and you can simply login with your BNet account.

Guild In-activity
I would like to remind everyone that guilds that are set as inactive on the website will be removed at the start of 2019.

Anyways, hope this update is useful and feel free to message me or join the Discord if you wanna discuss something. ^^

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Handy! I be sure to pass this around.

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I just pinned the Twelfth Penal Company on the map! Cheers dude, really nice, slick feature!

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Hello!

Fantastic initiative here Adriloth! Another group stepping in to represent the good old High Home! Keep up the good work, it looks fantastic!

The Phoenix Dawn are now pinned in Silvermoon!

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I added the Owlcrested to this very lovely map! You can now find us pinned in Starfall Village, Winterspring!

Also, great initiative!

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Thank you all! We keep growing more and more and I hope to we can keep it going!

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This is such a fantastic idea!

I have added us to the map as well, you can find the Nightwing Sentinels in Feathermoon Stronghold in Feralas

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An amazingly designed map and site, looks fantastic.

A small suggestion, maybe put a raw list of the guilds, with some structure like Alliance/Horde, races preffered, etc? The map is cool, but it would be nice to search for a guild by other criterias and later checking the map where are they located.

Hmm, sure, I’ll look into designing a feature for that when I have time, thanks for the suggestion!

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Added our guild as well. Thanks for the comprehensive layout, great work!