One thing I think every Strats guild needs is a “welcome thread” for the guild/game. For Albion, it’s here:
Really, it’s this OP that needs to be kept up to date with all relevant links. We haven’t done a good job of this and we can do better. This is where the links to other threads should be. This is where the exact process for recruitment, ranks, and everything should live.
A new member should be able to get everything from here.
With that, I would consider linking to these types of threads in the welcome PM that every new user gets. This welcome PM is already sent out and explains how to use the forum (although apparently some people didn’t read it ;)) as well as offers some advice on being part of the community.
We can call out “Are you here for Albion?” or something like that.
Additionally, instead of just “Welcome to the Dark Side, brother” we should be offering helpful startup advice in intro threads when people are telling us they are here for a specific game.
I actually believe yours is a perfect example of why the forum WORKS REALLY WELL. I mean, a perfect example.
This is exactly what I’m talking about. Your entry point was ESO but you signed up, posted an intro, got to know the people, and in spite of the majority of our members not being into the game you were playing, you wanted to be part of that experience.