JavaScript is required to use Bungie.net

Help

Help us help you.

Edited by Recon Number 54: 4/14/2013 10:56:55 PM
7

As of right now, there is no point to private groups.

I just feel like groups have no meaning as they once did. It might be because we have nothing other than speculation about destiny to keep us together as of right now. Before there were rules to be broken, that became lax in groups. There were clans (lol) in halo, and these private groups or chapters would fight amongst each other. When I look at the certain groups that I'm in, 3 of which are trying to get new members, I wonder why the hell they even want to GET NEW MEMBERS? There is nothing cool you can do within those forums as compared to the main ones. I feel like a group should be able to take over ONE HASHTAG. Like if somebody would be able to take over #Boobs, then any and all threads with that hashtag would go onto that groups forums! There would be a whole group dedicated to the melons. What do you guys think Bungie should do to make Chapters useful again?
Add more answer options

Cancel Edit Create Fireteam Post Play nice. Take a minute to review our Code of Conduct before submitting your post.

  • The original purpose of groups was to allow you to organize lan parties to play Halo: CE. Then it was going to be for a web presence for your Halo 2 clans before clan functionality got scaled waaaay back. Then, they just became places to hide from the moderators, for good or bad (i.e., your own little walled garden). That last purpose serves little value to the community - we want to you to create more open, inclusive groups. That's why everything tries to push you in this direction in the system. Lower membership limit, bans applying to groups too, defaulting your group to public upon creation, etc. We definately intend to give groups real purpose, though, these are only the first steps toward a goal you can't see yet. But don't expect that purpose to include the "hiding in your own walled garden." You'll still be able to lock your group down if you want, but that won't really be the best way to use groups in the future. The Internet is a big place, you can do that elsewhere.
    Add more answer options

    Cancel Edit Create Fireteam Post Play nice. Take a minute to review our Code of Conduct before submitting your post.

    8 Replies
    • Edited by DeeJ: 4/16/2013 7:37:19 PM
      [quote]Before there were rules to be broken...[/quote] It is my sincerest hope that our new game will give you more sustainable reasons to belong to groups. It's a shame that our old forum structure drove you into deeper corners of the site in the interest of the freedom to express yourselves. We saw that as a shortcoming, and we changed it. The dialogue is more complicated socially here now, but you all have the power to design the Bungie Community in your own image. I have paid a lot of attention to groups of gamers and what makes them successful, and not just as your loyal servant. As a gamer who first started to get organized in Halo 2, I have seen many groups rise and fall for a number of reasons. Games change. Hairstyles change. Seasons change. As much of a threat that change poses to a group, the sure killer is no change at all, as members evolve to embrace other hobbies. The most successful groups I have seen embrace a niche. In most cases, they like the same game - and they appreciate the same aspects of it. In recent history, the [url=http://www.bungie.net/7_Art-and-Stuff/en-us/Groups/Detail?groupId=39813]Art and Stuff[/url] group is a great example of people uniting around a common interest. They certainly didn't invent the notion of fan art appreciation, but they have the initiative right now. Can they go the distance? That's up to their leadership to keep their interactions interesting, and up to us to keep them inspired. Time will tell. Maintaining a healthy group is hard work. You need a dedicated staff, a solid membership core to drive momentum, and a sustainable reason for being. While it's regrettable that groups that were created to skirt forum rules have taken a hit, it was by design that you all have more freedom to explore your destiny among the general population. Above all else, groups are about relationships with a smaller sampling of the community. If those relationships are strong, the group has a better chance of enduring. That's been my experience, at least.
      Add more answer options

      Cancel Edit Create Fireteam Post Play nice. Take a minute to review our Code of Conduct before submitting your post.

      1 Reply
      • The stupid site update killed private groups.
        Add more answer options

        Cancel Edit Create Fireteam Post Play nice. Take a minute to review our Code of Conduct before submitting your post.

      • Groups are still a great way to get away from trolls and the public.
        Add more answer options

        Cancel Edit Create Fireteam Post Play nice. Take a minute to review our Code of Conduct before submitting your post.

        8 Replies
        • Edited by Recon Number 54: 4/14/2013 10:57:54 PM
          Found this while browsing and while it wasn't a reply in this topic, I think that it may help to ease some worries and discomfort. [quote][url=http://www.bungie.net/en-us/Forum/Post?id=60183114&path=1][b]Posted By:[/b] Achronos About the only thing remaining that really needs to be improved upon is group functionality. It's on the list, among other tweaks.[/url][/quote]
          Add more answer options

          Cancel Edit Create Fireteam Post Play nice. Take a minute to review our Code of Conduct before submitting your post.

        • I've noticed that as well. Sucks, many groups used such things as more relaxed rules or the allowance of religious/political discussion as the hook in which members joined for. Now that there are the same amount of rules in both the mains and private groups and such discussion is no longer prohibited, the appeal of groups has lessened. One of things that I would like to see added back to private groups is more security roles. I'd also like a way to customize groups, such as being able to give those with security roles titles/possibly custom avatars in order to differentiate them from others.
          Add more answer options

          Cancel Edit Create Fireteam Post Play nice. Take a minute to review our Code of Conduct before submitting your post.

        • Edited by Cobravert: 4/14/2013 10:25:38 PM
          They have definitely plunged in activity since the overhaul. I have seen the 'We have plans in the works that you don't know about yet...' stuff, but losing key members that won't return because they dislike the changes and that hurt activity across the board.
          Add more answer options

          Cancel Edit Create Fireteam Post Play nice. Take a minute to review our Code of Conduct before submitting your post.

          5 Replies
          preload icon
          preload icon
          preload icon
          You are not allowed to view this content.