Welfare State [English speaking] [PvP/PvE/Craftsman] - Recruiting

  • Welfare State [English speaking] [PvP/PvE/Craftsman] - Recruiting





    Welfare State is the product of a group of people rebelling against our former guild, run by an evil
    master, enforcing taxes without benefits. We decided that we wanted to control our own welfare and
    thereby we came across the name "Welfare State". Thus, Welfare State came to life and our core team
    from the old guild was stronger than ever!

    We see ourselves as a democratic and socialistic group of people. This means that we try as best as
    possible to include our members in whatever decisions we make as well as the fortunate helping the less
    fortunate. A strong team is built by lifting each other both financially, gameplay wise and socially.
    Nonetheless, it will result in a unique form of friendship and trust if participated with honesty.



    Welfare state is a stream-friendly guild, and we wish to promote Albion Online as much as we can. This
    means that streaming without delay is always allowed unless under extreme circumstances. We believe
    the best way to communicate with and reach the Twitch community is to stream without delay. All sorts
    of promotion is of course more than welcome, but streaming seems to be the most problematic, so we
    want our policy to be very clear on this matter.



    Our goals for this alpha is to explore as many aspects of the game as possible. Last alpha we didn't get to
    do a lot of Guild vs Guild and territory related stuff, since most of us joined the alpha late and our guild
    wasn't formed until about two weeks in. We did however get a couple of already established territories,
    but we never réally tried to climb the food chain completely on our own. Those are some of the aspects
    that we truly want to explore to the fullest in order to see if we can compete with all of the so-called
    "hardcore" scrubberino guilds.


    We are mostly looking for companions that want to spend countless hours of nonsense, stories, joking,
    taking the piss on each other, as well as game related talk on voice chat. It is not required to be a
    hardcore player. The most important thing is that you bring a light mood to the party, at least most of
    the time, but with that being said; we highly recommend that you spend a decent amount of hours
    becoming part of the family.



    For your application, we would like you to tell us a little about yourself, as well as why you want to join
    “Welfare State”. It doesn’t have to be anything too fancy, but we do hope that you give it a small effort.

    Applications have been closed for now.

    Good luck and thank you for taking the time to read our most sincere recruitment thread.

    - Welfare State

    The post was edited 1 time, last by Kreedee ().

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  • I just wanna say.. I really like your guild's ethos, @Kreedee .

    I find the name a little amusing though. Quite a few political groups would use the term 'welfare state' as a pejorative.

    Not me though. I think welfare states are certainly better than states without welfare of any kind.
    "Men make their own history, but they do not make it as they please; they do not make it under self-selected circumstances, but under circumstances existing already, given and transmitted from the past. The tradition of all dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living." - Morgan Freeman
  • Kreedee wrote:

    Socialism is about helping and lifting each other


    I'm probably going to sound a bit like I'm trying to be an authority on socialism in this post, and while all this is quite semantic, I kind of feel like it's my duty to clear some things up. I've spent way too much time hanging out on anarchist, socialist and communist forums and I can only say that how you are using the words socialism and communism doesn't really jive with what socialists and communists themselves believe.

    It's widely held by these groups that to be a communist, first you have to be a socialist, and that for almost all socialists, communism is actually the long-term goal.

    Socialism requires the expropriation of productive forces from private property holders so that the inequalities and injustices created of the institution of private property can be abolished, establishing a system where people are rewarded for work more than ownership (e.g. investors), and the subsequent equality creates a much healthier climate for democracy, wherein money cannot corrupt it so much.

    Communism goes even further, requiring socialism, but also the total abolition of commodities themselves, which implies the abolition of the market, and hence money, which then implies the necessity of some sort of gift economy for goods and services distribution. Further still, it requires the abolition of the state itself, which (hopefully) would lead to the emergence of smaller, local, sustainable and democratic groups, with great internal strength, but only loose economic relationships with other such groups. These small groups would have been called communes, hence communism, I guess.

    Socialism and communism are inextricably linked and their proponents are almost always interested in uplifting and protecting oppressed and otherwise disadvantaged groups. Most people seem to think that, apparently thanks to cold war propaganda, that 'communism' means some sort of authoritarian state like the Stalin-era USSR. There have been many analyses by communists themselves as to what exactly the USSR became, but all agree that it never achieved communism.

    Aaand that's my little socialist spiel. Sorry.
    "Men make their own history, but they do not make it as they please; they do not make it under self-selected circumstances, but under circumstances existing already, given and transmitted from the past. The tradition of all dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living." - Morgan Freeman