I have no idea why guilds sign up then do nothing, but they can and they do. All that means is you'll soon be in Platinum where you'll begin to face some real competition. That your guild is working it's way there should be encouraging enough, if that's your encouragement.@ wolfhoundtoo I fully understand all that. And how to encourage them to be part of all that goes on in the guild. I also know how long it can take to get all that going. Especially in a newer world with a lot of newbies who join a guild but think they can play a solitary game.. Not talking about that though. My concerns are with the GBG part of it only. The total lack of real competition is the main thing. Even if there is plenty to keep interest in the rest of the guild areas. GbG season starts. you do your best to encourage the newbies to give it their best shot. You tell them how good they are doing, how their effort is helping the guide (and each other) And they like the rewards. But it does not take anyone long to realize they are going to get them without really trying. You get to the centre, you get the 4 centre tiles. You start working back out. Still no movement from any other guild in the mix. Then boredom starts setting in. There is not even the challenge for experienced players of keeping a good checkerboard going. If some way was found to develop longer term interest in the lower levels of GBG and get newbies more on board so they knew what to expect by the time they get to platinum. I think it would help balance things more.
Do well and you'll be able to join in a checkerboard game, where rewards will still come easy, if you can keep up. GBG is just a way to spam rewards. How many rewards your guild mates want to spam largely will come down to time and interest. Don't expect others to love the parts of the game you love, or put the same effort into the parts of the game that you love.
I also don't know what you mean by, "encourage them to be part of all that goes on in the guild." What all goes on the guild that they so need to be a part of?