Knighthoods are a wonderful resource to socialize with friends and play with like-minded people. In addition to having personal access to content such as Knighthood Bosses and the Knighthood Shop, there are also great rewards for active members, such as free check-in rewards [link] and even possibly opportunities to participate in guild wars. The Knighthood maximum is 30 members, but the ideal minimum active members are at least 20 in order to obtain free diamonds on a daily basis.
Some growing Knighthoods can find it difficult to maintain this minimum, and they may find themselves wondering how to keep the activity going. Below are some suggestions – if you have more of your own to add, feel free to contribute in the comments section down below!
As a Knighthood leader, it’s important to consider what expectations you have for your members. If you have goals for the Knighthood, share this information as well with prospective members. Your expectation from members should coincide with the goals for the Knighthood. For example, if your goal is to have a Top 10 Knighthood, you don’t want your expectation to be “just check-in”. Conversely, if you as a leader are not planning on building up your box to be in the top 1% of Knighthoods, you shouldn’t have this as an expectation of your members either. Expect for leadership to set a good example for the rest of the Knighthood members. If you do have expectations that everyone needs to meet, share these periodically (as often as you deem necessary), but keep in mind that some people may eventually leave if they disagree with those expectations or goals, and that is alright -- there is no point to force a relationship if it is not mutually beneficial to both the individual members and the Knighthood overall.
Develop a community
Developing a strong community within your Knighthood helps to maintain active participation. This also helps to promote the growth of the members themselves, as people can help each other not only through discussion of strategy but also through co-op mode for event bosses and Death Matches [link]. This community can be built either through chatting in-game, or many other Knighthoods also like to build their own Discord servers. Some Knighthoods partner up with other Knighthoods for a large cohesive guild-type structure, whereas others prefer to remain independent. Some of these servers may be exclusively focused on game-related content, while some others may have non-game-related content channels, such as meme, foodie, or pet channels, to get to know members better. Whichever structure you opt to set your Knighthood up with, just make sure to maintain the dynamic that you’ve established to keep your Knighthood going and/or growing.
Encourage friendly competition
The Knighthood Boss is the easiest way to have a friendly competition, but you can also set fun competitions amongst members for other content. For example, if a new battle boss comes out, who can get the highest score on that? If a new Tower [link] event begins, who can reach the top first? Once you reach the top, share your strategy with others so they can also complete the event more quickly. With smaller members who might struggle with this mid- to late-game content, you could even have simpler competitions, like choosing a specific farmable material and seeing who can collect the most in an allotted time frame. There are lots of different ways in which friendly competition can be used to help encourage conversation and facilitate member activity.
Be there for each member’s high moments and low moments. If they got an amazing gacha pull, celebrate with them. If they are salty about a brutal PvP battle or terrible gacha pull, commiserate alongside them. People are more likely going to want to spend time with others if they feel supported, and also if they find things to have in common with each other. It’s fun to have someone to celebrate with you and also complain alongside you, so allow the Knighthood to be a place that facilities this type of comradery. We also have a gacha pulls community page [link] here on Fandom where you can share your own amazing gacha pulls to celebrate with the Fandom community as well.
Treat each other like humans
On the other side of the screen is another human being. While it can be very frustrating to see activity diminish, have an understanding of why activity might be going down. Are members’ interests not being held? If so, consider working on developing more of an atmosphere that will keep people engaged. Are members busy with other things IRL? If so, be understanding of this (to an extent), and be clear with the member of how long you’re able to wait for them to return. In this scenario, communication is key! People have real lives outside of games, and they need to be able to have time to do things that aren’t going to involve the rest of the Knighthood. That being said if someone isn’t logging in and they’re not communicating, and you’ve put effort into getting them to check-in, then there’s nothing wrong with removing them from the Knighthood. Not every member is going to fit the group’s dynamic, and not every Knighthood is going to fit every member’s need. Everyone has different objectives for why they are playing the game, and what they want to focus on when they are playing. The only wrong way to play a game is to play it in a way that isn’t enjoyable to you. Be honest with yourselves if a Knighthood to member fit isn’t right, and part ways if it isn’t working out.
As mentioned, the above are just some general suggestions. There is no one-size-fits-all recipe for a perfect Knighthood; it all depends on who your leaders are and the personalities of the members. If you have more suggestions for how to keep activity going, we would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.