For quite some time, people have wondered how EQII determines which guilds to list in the recruitment window. In light of Amnerys' recent article on using this window, I'll try to clear that up as much as possible. The original intent of the recruitment window was to help new players find a guild. So the server users several metrics to try to match a player up to a potential guild. First off, only guilds with online recruiters are shown in the list, and up to a maximum of 40 guilds will be shown. When determining if a guild should be shown and how high it appears in the list, each guild is weighted on several factors. Each member of the guild that has been online recently weights the guild higher. The more recent that member has been online, the higher the weighting. Players that are currently online weight the results the most. Also, for each guild member close to your level range, the guild is weighted even higher. When all is said and done, larger guilds with a more active roster will appear higher in the list. However, the biggest factor that might affect your guild's listing is whether or not you have a recruiter currently online. So if you think this could be part of the reason your guild isn't showing up, talk to your guild leadership about adding more recruiters. Happy Guild Hunting!