There's been a bit of confusion about some things. I'm here to resolve it or possibly create more questions.
FAQ thus far:
Q) I can join destroyed guilds from the newbie intro? A) Yeah, our class system is pretty inflexible and actually tied to the guild. To give a bit of input behind the scenes, classflex even stores another guild's reference on your person. We're fixing this when factions actually come out, but that's tied in with the faction recode which will break all existing guilds. In the meantime, newbies need skills. It's confusing, it's a necessary evil due to a rigid system.
Q) What's happening to our assets? A) I'll be frank, I don't know. There's no admin-wide decision. Each org has been given one instruction: If they ask for any faction-hall upgrades, take those out of the central pool. Otherwise, distribute stuff as you see fit as patrons.
Q) So does that mean I can liquidate my guild's assets? A) No. And we will be regulating this strictly and monitoring it.
Q) What's that thumping noise in your background? A) My cat does this thing where she throws herself sideways down stairs, walks back up them, and repeats the process. It sometimes lasts an hour or two.
Q) What about newsposts? Books? A) It's the general consensus of the administration that books shouldn't be lost to this. We will be providing old books after all the events are over. As for newsposts, I will be generating exports of all of them. Considering there is sensitive information in some of them, I will provide them to old members of the guilds upon request. I will post later as to how to do this, but it should be a fairly simple process.
Q) My org hasn't had its faction event started/Why are their guilds deleted but not mine? A) So, every org has its own timeframe dictated by its own patrons. We all have a hard deadline on when everything needs to be dead, but everything can be started at an org's patron's leisure. Some orgs have shorter events, some orgs have longer ones. In the end, we'd rather tell a story with this than force everybody to follow the same timeline.
Q) Wait, if my guild's deleted, it won't have an envoy, right? A) That's right! All envoys have been told to comment if they need to ASAP. In the meantime, as soon as their guild is disbanded, the envoy position will be lost. I will be going into details on the new envoy changes closer to the reformation of the system, around mid-May. April's reports will be given extra scrutiny and, if need be, a decision will be delayed until the new envoy system is in place.
Q) Will we finally be fixing the issue with the intro where it doesn't prompt you to select a race? A) Yes. Goes live when factions do.
Q) Okay, that thumping noise is still going on ten minutes later. Is your cat still tossing herself down a flight of stairs? A) Yes.