I was just taking a look into the different fan-sites and here and there people talk about guilds or clans.
Based on what we know about Stonehearth, I am just asking myself if it makes sense to think about guilds in a city-building game. As long as there will be no real multiplayer-feature implemented, like 2 vs 2, why should people even think about guilds? If you want to play with friends, facilitating Steam seams to be a straight-forward approach.
However, the devs have stated:
“Yes, I’m not going to say yes yes, but it’s pretty core to connected worlds to have the ability to band together a bunch of players in a guild and say our cities combined and connected are an empire.”
Maybe I am missing enough imagination to work this out for myself. The only reason I could think of is not as a traditional guild or clan to play Stonehearth, but a group of modders who could colaborate in designing a joint mod.