There is and will be new players coming to the server and many of these players often wonder which pledge is the best pledge to join and for what reasons. I am going to make a small list here for people of the “main” pledges you will encounter when joining the server as a new player.
Sparta. This is a very very old and strong pvp pledge on the server. They only recruit players that are very strong and will be 100% loyal to them and fight with them. Once being the strongest pledge on the server there is only a small fraction of active Sparta members left playing these days.
Sparta is currently at war against Sacred Souls, ToG and Hello Kitty pledges.
(Sparta is a extremely hard pledge to get into and usually by invite only.)
Sacred Souls. Similar to Sparta, Sacred Souls is a very strong dominating pledge that thrives for pvp. The amount of members in Sacred Souls is however low they are all very very strong and not a force to be messed with.
Sacred Souls is currently at war with Sparta, ToG and Shining Force pledges.
(Sacred Souls pledge does not recruit and is by exclusive invite only.)
ToG (The Other Guys). This pledge is currently in limbo. The leader and royal for the account is banned from the server. At one time this was a very strong pvp pledge and now is fading out. ToG is at war with Sparta and Sacred Souls.
Hello Kitty. This pledge is very strong however they are inactive from the server.
Hello Kitty is at war with Sparta.
(When they were and are active they were a inclusive invite pledge only.)
Shining Force. This is a fairly weak pvp pledge. They claim to be a neutral hunting pledge but their actions prove otherwise.
Shining Force is currently at war against Sacred Souls.
(Shining Force is mainly a Spanish speaking pledge however they will recruit just about anybody.)
La Inquisicion. This is another Spanish speaking pledge mostly made up of Shining Force members and their friends attempting to hide their identities from Sacred Souls pledge.
North Wind. This is a very peaceful pledge with lots of friendly members. The leader of North Wind is one of the friendliest people on the server and has been one of the most peaceful players for many years. This is a great pledge to get into and just have a good time and meet some great people if you are new to the game.
Ancients. This pledge is very similar to North Wind in peacefulness but does not have as many members. The leader is a fairly friendly person as long as you do not act retarded to them. They are more of a private pledge from my understanding but will take good serious players who are looking for a peaceful hunting pledge.
Hell. Despite their name Hell pledge is fairly friendly. They are a pretty peaceful pledge who enjoy hunting and just playing the game.
(I must admit I am not 100% on their recruitment methods.)
There are many other pledges on the server that people can join up with that are peaceful and friendly. It is suggest that you choose very wisely because there are some very strange politics on the server and alot of ruthless people when it comes to the PvP pledges. Joining the wrong pledge as a new player can make things very difficult to hunt and build your character up with gear aswell as create alot of necessary drama in your game experience.