a reason to join a guild
guilds exist to help adventurers get started. how about a 25 renown signing bonus. it makes sense that guilds could provide a character with credibility and assets to get started. 25 or 50 renown would allow them to get those early items one quest earlier.
Jeff Hernandez commented
nice ide though from what ive seen as new player no one wants to play with low level characters any more making hard if not impossible for new player to join game