Features of Guild Banners
The main functionality of a Guild Banner is to serve as a roving destination for the guild's teleporter in their guild hall. However, once upgraded, it provides area of influence effects that only affect members of the guild.
Any guild can plant a banner in a zone as long as it meets the number of groups in the zone requirement. Only guild leaders and officers can plant the Guild Banner and only one Guild Banner per guild can exist anywhere in the world at the same time. Once a banner is planted, it will last for 1 hour or until there are less than the required number of groups within the zone. The banner can also be removed via a button control in the guild management window.
Whenever a Guild Banner is planted, guild members can purchase a special guild stone to use the guild portal in their guild hall to teleport to wherever that Guild Banner is in the world.
Guild Banners Restrictions
To help balance out the use of banners with gameplay, we wanted to ensure that anyone using a banner to access a zone that has entry requirements, meet those requirements. If someone is not flagged for the zone, they will not be able to teleport to it. The guild banners teleportation will be disabled for areas that have teleportation restrictions. For example, it will not be permitted in areas where Call of Hero cannot be used.
Customizing the Banners
With the customization of the banners, we really want guilds to have the ability to create a symbol that can be associated with their guild. The background has a primary and a secondary color choice that can be set and there are over 50 EverQuest and Heraldry symbols and color choices available for emblems. The emblems are layered on top of the background.
Now when you go fight Lethar or other encounters that take a while to get to, you can use your guild banner and have your guild members teleported to your side. If you have a guild leader close by make sure you deploy the advanced guild banner to gain the added bonus it offers. Your guild will have a new way of traveling and I am sure you will ask yourself how you played the game without it.