Join the club - or maybe it should be a support group!As a guild founder, the Guild Forum has proven to be of great use and it is very sad to see that it will be removed from the game.
I just want to say that, as a guild founder, I have worked hard to make my Guild Forum well-written, presentable and relevant and it is a pity that I must limit my ideas to fit into an increasingly limiting platform.
The message center has always been way too limited for any kind of guild documents about strategies, or lists of any kind, you only get around 20 line breaks before it tells you to go $%&*! yourself, so you have to break it into multiple messages; which is even worse now than it used to be with all the wasted space and huge text bubbles on everything. But that's why we had the guild forum... The message size limitation and lack of being able to edit for changes later is way worse than the 60 days deletion problem ("solved" by making 5 important messages that don't delete, wow, not enough options and still confusing and cluttered, but whatever...)
I could rant all day but I'm getting tired of having to do that; the game direction lately is BAD on many fronts (message format, guild forums, Battlegrounds needs major changes, PvP arena we have not forgotten was a disaster.)
So yeah, as above post laments, the message center, even with the recent changes, is in no-way a replacement for the guild forum; not even close. Better question, why couldn't the forum be added to mobile? it's just text, nothing too complicated like GvG excuse is for why it will never be on mobile.
We solved most issues with the new message center by just keeping our leaders thread and fp swap chains in social tab. Just because it's a guild thread doesn't mean it has to go in the guild tab - pay no attention to tab name! LOL they should have called it the "everything you want people auto added to" tab. or the "replacement guild forum" tab.
And we solve the problem of the guild forum removal by moving everything to a google site. Google sheets and google docs and google drive is better and won't get yanked away from us; it's the only reasonable option for all of our guild materials.
But my my my -- aren't we a bunch of busy problem solvers lately? Finding ways to make things work because we aren't given the right tools for the job. We think its ridiculous how many outside sites, like google, and other extension tools, we need to use to make up for the lack of functionality in the game itself.