The Guild Leader's Handbook: Strategies and Guidance from a Battle-Scarred MMO Veteran

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Who said dragon slaying was easy? Leading a guild in massively multiplayer online (MMO) games like World of Warcraft is more difficult than most players think. Your members look to you to solve problems, plan raids and battles, and lead them to riches and renown.

In The Guild Leader's Handbook, you'll learn how to create, build, and maintain a successful guild. Author Scott F. Andrews, a longtime guild leader and guild advice columnist for WoW.com, will show you how to guide ...

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Overview

Who said dragon slaying was easy? Leading a guild in massively multiplayer online (MMO) games like World of Warcraft is more difficult than most players think. Your members look to you to solve problems, plan raids and battles, and lead them to riches and renown.

In The Guild Leader's Handbook, you'll learn how to create, build, and maintain a successful guild. Author Scott F. Andrews, a longtime guild leader and guild advice columnist for WoW.com, will show you how to guide your guild to glory. Whether you're trying to confront a monstrous threat, conquer your rivals, or simply reign supreme as the wealthiest traders in the galaxy, The Guild Leader's Handbook offers invaluable guidance to help you achieve your goals.

You'll learn how to:

  • Plan successful raids, player vs. player battles, roleplaying sessions, and contests
  • Deal with problem players and keep a lid on guild-fracturing drama
  • Solve loot issues and choose the best loot system for your guild
  • Boost your guild's morale, reputation, and server presence
  • Promote and motivate an effective officer corps
  • Organize fun and safe real-world guild meetings and events

Whether you're an established guild leader in need of sage advice or a dedicated player seeking to form your own community, The Guild Leader's Handbook is an essential guide to managing a guild successfully in any MMO game.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593272586
  • Publisher: No Starch Press San Francisco, CA
  • Publication date: 5/15/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 977,056
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

For the past three years, Scott F. Andrews has been helping other guild leaders and officers with his weekly advice column "Officers' Quarters" for WoW.com. A veteran of the MMO genre, he leads one of the oldest surviving guilds in World of Warcraft.

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Table of Contents

Dedication;
Acknowledgments;
Introduction;
Author's Note: GM vs. GL and Other Acronyms;
Chapter 1: Forging a Guild Identity;
1.1 One Size Does Not Fit All;
1.2 The Hardcore/Casual Issue;
1.3 Set Your Focus;
1.4 Standing Out from the Crowd;
1.5 The Guild Identity Flowchart;
Chapter 2: Humble Origins: Foundations of a Successful Guild;
2.1 Your Paperwork;
2.2 Your Guild Name;
2.3 Your Policies;
2.4 Your Tools;
2.5 Your Officers;
Chapter 3: Nonhuman Resources: Recruiting Players and Evaluating Recruits;
3.1 Recruiting Fundamentals;
3.2 Server Presence;
3.3 Guild Applications;
3.4 Beware the Eedies!;
Chapter 4: Dramatis Personae: Dealing with Guild Drama;
4.1 People and Personalities;
4.2 Drama Is Natural;
4.3 Dealing with Drama (Or Not);
4.4 Drama Solutions;
4.5 Rewarding and Punishing;
4.6 Removing a Member;
Chapter 5: Epic Encounters: Raiding as a Guild;
5.1 In Harm's Way;
5.2 Preparation Is Key;
5.3 Raid Leadership Is Not Guild Leadership;
5.4 The Raid Leader's Handbook;
5.5 Why Lead Raids?;
Chapter 6: The Protocols of Plunder: Loot Distribution;
6.1 Loot Causes Drama;
6.2 Choosing the Right System;
6.3 Loot Systems;
6.4 Exceptions;
6.5 Faith and Fairness;
Chapter 7: PvP and Roleplaying Guilds;
7.1 Player Killers;
7.2 Leading in Character;
Chapter 8: The Burdens of Command: Managing Officers;
8.1 Promoting Members to Officer Rank;
8.2 Officer Roles;
8.3 Officer Discipline;
8.4 Burnout;
Chapter 9: The Long Term;
9.1 Morale;
9.2 In-Game Events;
9.3 Ethics and Server Reputation;
9.4 The Big One;
Chapter 10: IRL: Dealing with Reality;
10.1 Online Gaming Is Real;
10.2 Life Is More Important;
10.3 What You Can (Sometimes) Help With;
10.4 What You Shouldn't Help With;
10.5 Meeting Face to Face;
A Look Ahead;
Updates;

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    Posted July 14, 2014

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    Are you horde or alliance or being a dumbass and staying nuetral like someother players i know

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