I want to try a new series, where we look at alternative universes where something in WoM is different. The first one is “What of SunCry never existed.” So what would have happened if the 3 original members never created SunCry? How would this affect the game?
Firstly, the guild leaderboard. Lots more guilds would be flourishing due to SunCry’s continuous murders. The front leaderboard might look a bit different. It is most likely Acquire to be the top guild, about 2000 infamy ahead of Black Bulls. But when you think again, SunCry was a large reason why the infamy system was changed in Halloween Update. And for that, Syndicate disbanded. So in the case that no other guild rose up and somehow didn’t cause the infamy system to get changed (which is nearly impossible) then Syndicate may be on top, most likely 500-1000 infamy ahead of Acquire. This would also mean Azure Society would have less skilled PvPers, which would slow their infamy gain than they would’ve in our timeline.
The members. Many of the members on SunCry were in other guilds before coming to SunCry. Some came from Crimson Crescent, like Lucky for example. Others may have came from small guild, like me from Scorching Fist. If SunCry didn’t exist, players like Felix or other top infamy gainers would be in different guilds. This would shape up the leaderboard even more, and it is pretty incalculable what would happen, though they wouldn’t make a large dent, it would still somewhat change things.
Lastly, the community. It is mostly likely that toxicity would be lowered too, with phrases such as “skill issue” being used by many SunCry members after gaining infamy. There would most likely not be any guild for people to complain about too, though there will be those few idiots who hackusate everyone.
What’s the conclusion? While it may look very nice to see SunCry disappear, it wouldn’t really change much actually. Just a few changes here and there, and that’s it.