I am new to Lusternia and I am trying to figure out what benefits being in a guild are, over just being a part of a commune or city. Do you lose certain abilities if you aren't in a guild? I have no problem with a guild system, it is just I am a much more "This is my home I protect it with others that are in my home" over a "I am a part of this group, my life is dedicated to this group". Not saying I don't think the guilds are very welcoming from what I have seen, but I am more of a loner and want to strike out and make my own path instead of just following in the footsteps that are placed before me set up by the rules of a group I seemingly HAVE to be a part of. Am I misunderstanding this concept or what?