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matticus

About matticus

Regular contributor. Guild leader of <Conquest>. World of Warcraft Priest. Hearthstone player. A Hero of the Storm. See his other work at World of Matticus. Follow him on Twitter: @matticus.

Secrets and Transparency

Secrets, secrets, and more secrets. What level of privacy are GMs expected to uphold? What should we keep from the rest of the guild? What aspects should GMs be transparent about? We almost came close to burying this episode.

In this episode we discuss…

Personal issues
Changing guild directions
Decisions affected by things that can’t be publically disclosed
When transparency […]

Parting with Players

Raid rosters can often be volatile. The current state of raiding means players that are raiding with a guild one week might not be here the next as they explore other options. With so many mythic raiding guilds, players have plenty of choices to choose from. If you’re leaving a guild you like, it’s […]

Choosing Your Officers

While the guild leader may be the face of the guild, they need a strong support staff backing them up. This week, we examine the different officer qualities you should be on the lookout for along with the process in reeling potential members for your leadership team.

In this episode we discuss…

Officer candidacy
Responsibility
Quantity of officers
Leadership […]

Compromising for Progression

This week, we discuss the different kinds of sacrifices that we make in the name of progression. It could be in terms of players or pursuing content that’s already been completed. Guildmasters have reasons for everything not every decision is always as simple.

In this episode we discuss…

Compromising for progression
Putting up with players you otherwise […]

Guild Mergers

With an increasing number of guilds ceasing competitive raiding and closing their doors, this week we comment on the state of guilds. If your raid group has just enough players to still raid with but not quite enough to step into mythic, consider merging with a different raid group. We end off the show […]

By |March 24th, 2015|Radio|0 Comments

A Closer Look at the Trial Process

As a guild, what should we be doing when it comes to looking at new players coming in? We discuss the different factors that should assessed for all potential applicants along with processes once a player’s trial period is over.

In this episode we discuss…

The interview stage
Factors in a recruit’s trial
Securing feedback from your officers […]

Behind the Scenes: The Roleplaying Guildmaster

Here at the Guildmasters, we seek to explore and examine leadership from guilds of all types. Most traditional guilds tend to focus on raiding and progression which leads to most of our content being based around that. One thing that I’ve always wondered about was the workings of a roleplay guild. How do GMs […]

Dealing with Low Morale and Negativity

Like most organizations, guilds go through their shares of highs and lows. When the sun is shining and the birds are singing, bosses get crushed beneath your raid’s boots. There exists that feeling of unstoppability. By that same token, the opposite is just as likely to occur. Your players start dying to the easiest […]

By |March 9th, 2015|All, Radio|1 Comment

Tracking Raid and Tank Cooldowns with WeakAuras

Stumbled across a rather neat submission post on the Warcraft subreddit. Normally, I try to feature only addons that are an asset or will make life easier for you. In this case though, if you use Weak Auras, you have another set of options. If you’ve been looking for a way to track raid […]

By |March 5th, 2015|All|0 Comments

How to Utilize Pickup Players for Your Raid

Warlords introduced the new Group Finder feature. It’s Blizzard’s response to the old oQueue addon. With cross realm raiding here to stay (Mythic being the exception), we look at how guilds are utilizing pickup players to help supplement their raid.

In this episode we discuss…

Establishing loot rules
The ethics of reserving gear
Managing and coordinating raid efforts
The […]

By |March 2nd, 2015|All, Radio|1 Comment