One of my last tasks as Guild Master was to come up with a generic recruitment macro that the officers could post in trade every once in a while. It’s been successful from what I can tell; none of the officers have been harassed by trade chat trolls and the recruits all seem like a good fit. But, there’s one problem: a trade chat good … Continue reading Guild Macro Grammar Question
Stepping down as guild master can spell disaster for your guild if you don’t do it the right way. In this video I talk about how I went about handing over the reigns (Yes, that’s right, my guildies have finally let me retire!) to ensure that the guild and the incoming guild master are prepared for the transition. I even hypothesis over what to do … Continue reading How To Retire As A Guild Master
It’s been over a month now since I quit raiding entirely, and so far I do not miss it. In fact, aside from the occasional BG on my Shaman, I have barely logged in at all. It’s been a combination of things; mostly real life issues which are thankfully now sorted out, as well as Mama Needs Mana taking up much of my free time. … Continue reading Guild Hosting: Who Should Pay?
After last week’s post where I pondered taking a break, I took the long weekend to sit back and reflect on what my issues with World of Warcraft really are at the moment. As one commentator put it, this expansion feels like you cannot progress if you do not invest significant amounts of time. Now I’m not going to argue whether or not the game … Continue reading A Relaxed Raid Leader’s Retirement
If you have been following my other blog, Mama Needs Mana (And if you’re not, you totally should be!), you may have seen that I have joined Syp’s “The 10/10 Project”– where you play 10 different MMO’s over 10 nights in an attempt to broaden your horizons and break any gaming ruts you may be in. As you have probably guessed by how quiet it has … Continue reading When The Guild Master Wants A Break
During recording of the latest episode of Diary of a Noob Raider I mentioned my hesitation to organise pick up raiders when we find ourselves short a few raiders, and by hesitation I mean I pretty much refuse to. It’s not that I’ve never braved Trade Chat to fill those last few slots in a raid. Over the years we have done it countless times … Continue reading Fear of the PUG
During my amazing six week break, my guild found itself in an incredibly odd position where we had enough tanks and healers for two groups, but the DPS support just was not there. We had tried recruiting before attendance reached critical levels, but with our pathetic progression on a high population server, we got no bites. Raids had to be canceled when not a single … Continue reading What Makes A Raider ‘Casual’?
In this week’s episode of The Purple Parlor — A World of Warcraft Guild Management Podcast — Neri discusses whether or not a Guild Master who does not lead raids is seen as a negative, what to consider when putting together the “perfect” 10 man raid roster, and how to deal with members who are under performing. And so the experiment continues! While my co-host … Continue reading The Purple Parlor Podcast: Episode 02 – Slacks and Totems
Continuing on with my experiment in digital media, this week I have strayed from Youtube videos and have instead had a crack at my own podcast! This project is something that Casadella and I have been toying with for a while now, and finally it has come to life! It perhaps isn’t the smartest thing to start the first episode ever with my co-host missing, … Continue reading The Purple Parlor Officers Lounge Ep01
I thought I’d try something a little different for this week’s Guild Leadership column, so I’ve had a crack at creating my own Youtube video. I’m not sure yet whether or not this idea was sheer brilliance or utter insanity. Clocking in at four and a half hours work for a four minute clip, making a video is a hell of a lot more work … Continue reading How To Set Up a Guild Bank Deposit Tab System