It was funny enough that Scion came to us asking about a merger - at least they were willing to move INTO the guild. I had a tell from a level one toon on Thursday, asking me if I'd consider a merger with Ominous. At least the guy was polite! The funny thing was, his name was Liightalt, and I thought that he was the paladin friend of Falln's who was in Scion so I was chatting to him like I knew him, and then he asked me if I wanted to guild merge with Ominous. I even said to him "Why are you asking me that? Your guild asked me about a merge today! Did you move guilds?" I still thought it was Liight.
Liightalt asked me which guild, and I said Scion, and then as he talked I realised oops this isn't that person I knew, it was someone else entirely!
Suddenly, I had to put my GM hat on. Politely I told him that we had no plans to leave our guild, our guild is really important to us, and there is a large raiding and social component to our guild. He said to me, "That's really cool of you. Do you think perhaps you could leave your alts behind in the guild to keep the social part and move your raiders over?" Hell no! You know my feelings on that - that kind of behaviour breaks guilds, because then it's seen like there's a group who think they're too good to be with everyone else and resentment sets in. Besides, as if we'd do that with a bunch of strangers.
I can already hear the other officers screaming "Over my dead body! Alliance no way!"
I politely declined, saying that it goes against our whole guild ideals, but I thanked him for considering us for his offer. He thanked me as well for being so polite about it, and I wished him luck for his search.
I said in officer chat afterwards "What the hell, did someone say Frostwolves is for sale or something? I just got another proposition!" To which HK replied "Perhaps they read your blog..."
I highly doubt that :D