Welcome to the fabulous Wistful Website
, where you will find all the information about the guild! Feel free to explore and look around to find out all you need to know. Wistful was founded on New Years Day, 2013, by two best friends
who decided it was time to make a guild together; Sosu
. (: Unfortunately, Lau had to step down from council and leave the guild on 02/09/2013 due being so busy with school and RL. However, she'll always remain as one of the guild founders! As of July 2013 we had our very first council search
in which a handful group of sub-council members
were chosen to help the guild. As of November 2013, the guild held a new council seach a even though there was no council member chosen there were a few members who joined the guild sub-council!
Wistful is a private
guild that aims to provide you with a tight-knit family
of friends and a drama-free environment. We have a very cheery
atmosphere that will guarantee you peace, relaxation, and contentment. You may find us saying this multiple times, but we want you to know that this guild was entirely
made for you, so you can have fun
, make friends and have a good time with us! Whatever it is you do on site, we are sure you'll find your place with us in the guild. We are really excited to be on our feet at last and provide the Neopian community with a guild such as ours. Wistful is the very first guild
that offers custom graphics
as their guild prizes
and which didn't fail at doing it. We try to make it noticed that Wistful is a particularly unique guild
. We are always trying to offer you things you can get involved
with, activities you can participate in, and also provide an active, friendly guild board
where you, besides making new friends, will be able to follow great, entertaining conversations, and get to know all the members. We noticed that most of the current guilds strive to help each other
improve their accounts. We think that's a great way to get involved
with something as well as to get to know more people. However, we want to offer you something else
, because at some point when you finally achieve what you always aimed for, you won't have anything else to do. We are supportive
of our members in all endeavors, both on and off the site. We hope you can have fun in all of those aspects
, from working towards a goal to chatting on the guild board!
Another thing to take note of is that the guild will remain private
. Why? We want to keep all the guild pages and things we offer as exclusive
as possible. We don't
want people who will simply join the guild to get our ideas, steal them, and even use them for their own guilds. It has happened to us a few times in the past, so we want to avoid
these issues as much as possible. Being private means that you'll be part of a guild
that not all people can belong to. We do want to succeed, but it doesn't mean we have to have 200+ members, hence that's why we don't recruiting people every day. We look at quality over quantity
to suit the interest of our members! If you got to this point, I highly suggest you to keep reading as you haven't finished getting to know what Wistful truly has to offer you.
Let's move onto what we are seeking for
the guild. We have already mentioned everything about our plans with the guild, as well as what we are expecting from it. We strive to grow
and aim to become the kind of guild where every single member can feel like it is their home away from home. When we say home, we mean a place you can come to everyday to have a supportive
group of people you can talk to, and even call your own family. Isn't it fantastic to know that you can count on another person when you need a helping hand, or a place that whenever you need help with something, you can go and ask for it? It indeed is!
The guild is based on
what guilds used to be a few years ago, which is why we kept the old guild style vibe
around. Things such as finding the basic guild pages filled with activities, a website, avatar lending and so forth. We will be also bringing original pages
and fun events where you can get involved with the guild. We think that guilds were, are, and will always be based on how you treat your members
and how much importance
you give to them. That's why we want to keep you busy when doing activities, to encourage you
to improve your account and any other aid that will certainly help you in the end. There is no way Wistful will disappoint you.
Honestly, we do care
about what our members have to say about the guild and even more if they have constructive opinions. Improving the guild
is what we are always looking forward to the most and letting the members participate in that is what makes us and the guild outstand from the rest.
Wistful is well known for its activeness all around the guild. We focus on keeping our members busy with our activities while they have fun doing them. We have a wide variety of games and activities that you would certainly enjoy. On the other hand, we have a point system. This system is applied in all activities and games and you'll be able to earn points from them. Basically you participate and do activities and earn points in return. We believe this is a good way to keep the members motivated!
Since the guild's first cut of the ribbon, we've welcomed all kinds of friendly and supportive members from all over the world. The real highlight of Wistful: our members. They are all unique in their own ways, from those awesome interests to how hype they get when chatting in the guild. Despite our variety of amazing people, we are a tight-knit family. We can assure you you'll feel at home when being part of the guild. No member thinks differently, no one is ever left alone or feeling ignored. We welcome new faces with open arms and lots of cookies and cake. We talk about anything, everything from school and work to Disney movies, still cheerful and optimistic towards each other.
As a guild leader, and a member of Wistful, I always try to keep the guild as active as possible. Members' activeness is what keeps a guild alive and makes it established. Without active and devoted members, a guild wouldn't succeed. I can happily deem Wistful as an active guild. It's active in all ways, from members doing the activities to enjoying our fluent conversations in the message board. We always try to recruit members from all over the world so you'll always find someone to talk to at any time. Fortunately we could manage to keep the board always active and members seem to love that; they are so talkative at times.
Did you know the guild is updated daily, 24/7? I'm sure you're surprised now! Sosu works so hard to keep the guild as updated as possible. You'll find him updating the guild untiringly, always. I, as the guild leader, my task is to keep the guild going on and verify if everything's up-to-date. Otherwise there is no point in joining a guild in which the council is not active enough to keep it alive. That's the key of success, keeping a guild updated the majority of the time.
I believe that a successful guild should have high-quality graphics. We all know that making graphics is such a tough pass time and you need a lot of practices to be considered artistically good at it. I have been making graphics for ages and I do consider myself a good graphic maker. Besides I make graphics real quick, I'm always thinking of the guild look, that's why you'll find me making graphics all the time, eespecially when switching guild layouts. I noticed after years of being in different guilds that when a new guild layout is made, members usually are more motivated and chatty in the guild. Don't ask me why, but it usually happens. Feel free to explore around our guild pages!
Asides from high-quality graphics, we also offer some really good animated layouts that are coded based on CSS3 and unfortunately they only work for some specific browsers. If you use any browser but Internet Explorer (IE) you should be fine them! But now if that's your default browser, I'd suggest you to move to another one. First of all, that browser is so outdated and it's hard to code petpages and make them work properly on it, not that it happens in the guild though. I'm hoping that all the guild pages should work fine in all the browsers but as long as you can read the content, I'm fine with that! We're not going to force you to switch browsers but I highly recommend you to do so.
The guild also offers a Theme Week. What is this? Well basically the guild will change the graphic theme for an entire week. That is, we will make polls so people can vote on different themes like Anime, Harry Potter, Themeless, etc, and so our guild layout will be based on the winning option. We will be doing this from time to time, though, not every week. The guild will always stay as Neopets Related. The only graphics that will be affected are our guild layouts.
There are avid avatar collectors out there, and I'm happy to tell you that there's a place for you in the guild! The guild is somewhat oriented towards avatars, as we have an avatar lending program where almost all avatar pets and all petpets are lent out to our fellow Wistfuleans. We also lend avatar items such as ZDAP, Icy Snowflake, FQD, Chokato ect. We hope to achieve and purchase more avatar items in the future to lend out. Hopefully we can help you get lent the avatars you wanted!
Here at Wistful we have so many things to offer, but if we should highlight our best feature, we would definitely say that we are proud of our Guild Stamps. Once you join us a become a member, you will be able to collect 400+ stamps that will somehow motivate you and encourage you towards your account and guild goals!
One of the things that make Wistful special is that we offer something for every single person. I'm always thinking of good ideas and activities so everybody has something to do. It also helps when my fellow Wistfuleans contribute and tell me their ideas, so the guild grows and we have more things to offer and keep you busy. If you're devoted to improving and achieving your account goals, you can participate in our account improvement page. If you love customizing, then you can play around a bit with our activities involving customizing your pet. We also have a Wishing Well, where we list our member's wishlists. We also have a dream pets program so you can gift your Wistfuleans and make each other happy! In some words, we offer practically what you've been always looking for in a guild!
I bet you are already convinced that Wistful is what you were looking for! We offer at least one thing for all the interests such as avatar collecting, graphic design, portfolios, clubs, collectable guild stamps, wishing well, guild compliments, adoption agency, guild magazine, key quest tournament, movie night, you name it! We will be adding new things from time to time. You are the reason that makes a guild keep running so we are here to please your likes!
Q: Why did you choose Wistful as the guild name?
A: It wasn't easy to find the perfect guild name, but Wistful had a sort of simplicity we liked about it and it was a name we agreed would be fitting. Choosing the guild name is by far the hardest step when making guilds. We all tried to brainstorm different and random words, and Wistful pop up. We hope you like it as much as we do!
Q: How can I join the guild?
A: Read through our rules, regulations, requirements and basically what you find in this page and then you have to neomail Sosu. If you found us in any of our recruiting boards, then you can either post on them or neomail the people who are bumping the boards.
Q: What things are you expecting for the guild?
A: We want to create a place where, whenever you need someone to talk to, you can! We want our members to have fun while feeling at home. We are always willing to help! Once you join the guild, it'll be like your second home. We pledge ourselves to put as much effort and love into it as we can. You're the reason why this guild was created, and we'll try to bring what you were looking for in a guild.
Q: If I have a problem with any member, what should I do?
A: Neomail Sosu and we will handle it. Also, if you see someone spamming the boards or bothering other members, you can let us know about that as well. All Neomails will remain anonymous.
Q: Do you have a member cap?
A: Our member cap is currently at 100 members. We've made a poll and most members agreed it should be at 100 members as max. However, it doesn't mean we'll always remain 100 members. With the member sweeps we'll be able to recruit members very often.
Q: Do you have member sweeps?
A: What we want from members is activeness. It doesn't make sense when someone will join the guild and then they are completely gone the next day. We don't plan to just send out invites to as many people as we can. Our goal is to get to know you and make you know we really want you in the guild! Sometimes, things don't work, and maybe we'll have to clean the members list. We'll delete those people who maybe never posted on the guild board, people who hardly do anything, etc.
Q: How active the guild is?
A: Most of the guild pages have the date in which they were last updated so you just need to check each page and sections to get to know when was the last update made. On the other hand, the guild is basically being constantly updated. Sosu mantains the guild up-to-date on a daily basis.
Q: My time zone only allows me to come in odd times.
A: Don't worry! We have managed to get people from most time zones, and that includes people who are over 15 hours ahead of NST. I can ensure you will always find at least one person to talk to at any time!
Q: Do you have guild shops/till?
A: We used to have one but we just got rid of it. TNT does allow guilds to have them as long as no one is forced to donate but since we don't want anyone get in troubles about this, we decided it was time to remove it. The only things we may have now are some fun auctions and trades that will be exclusively set for members. People are free to donate NPs/items, though.