I was browsing through some news history on different Diablo 2 sites because I was bored, and I came accross the same announcement on several site for the end of March. <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>First, we recently made a decision that we believe we need to share with you prior to the beta beginning. Guilds will not be in the Beta, nor in the final shipping version of Diablo II. During development it became clear that making Guilds bullet-proof, balanced, and completely secure would delay shipping Diablo II. Fundamental, major changes to the Diablo II/battle.net client/server architecture would be required. Testing and all-important balancing would make our fans wait even longer. In the interests of getting the game to our fans -- we had to decide to drop Guilds. Rest assured that we are exploring ways of adding Guilds after Diablo II ships.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE> Doesn't that totally suck! That announcement was made by Susan Woosley, Blizzard public relations. SUCK!!!!!!!!!! Well, there's still hope. It does say they will look at adding it later.