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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.

NomGuildRepair: Automated Guild Repair Addon

My guild likes to remind me to enable guild repairs on raid nights. I often forget to do it. Not their fault, but with all the preparation and pre-raid organizing, it’s easy to forget to turn it on. I suspect for many guild masters out there, the real problem is disabling guild repairs after a raid […]

Expansion Preparation Part 1: Review and Reflection

It’s the end of the expansion and you want to put yourself in a better position for the next one. Before making any kind of changes, the first question you need to ask yourself is if you’re happy with where you and your guild ended up. Take some time to really reflect on this […]

Running a Multi-Gaming Guild

When you think of guilds, many of them are limited to one game title. Rare is a guild that can sustain itself on more than one title simultaneously.

You might be asking yourself why would a guild want to participate in more than one game at a time. In my experience, I’ve found that often the […]

Ask A GM: Revisiting Guild Focus in an Upcoming Expansion

Tulani: First of all, take stock – and by that I mean really take some time to think about what you accomplished this past expansion, what your goals were, and what you want to “be” going into a new expansion. Maybe your guild cleared normals but next expansion you really want to push more […]

By |September 26th, 2014|All, Ask a GM|0 Comments

Behind the Scenes: Interview with US Ranked No. 2 Guild, Midwinter

The Guildmasters recently had a chance to sit down for an interview with the raid leader of Midwinter, gondlem. Many interviews with players in top tier raiding guilds focus on aspects like their thoughts on classes or the upcoming Warlords of Draenor raids. We were a little more interested in their overall guild operations as […]

By |September 24th, 2014|All, Featured|14 Comments

Track Player Guild History with Wowtrack!

One of the burning questions guild recruiters want answered is whether or not a applicant is a guild hopper. Guilds tend to look for players who are in it for the long haul. Someone who has a history of changing guilds every few weeks might signify a problem. Even if it isn’t, it’s still […]

Guild Leadership vs Raid Leadership

One of the common questions asked by new GMs or new raid leaders is what are the key differences or similarities between the two positions. In smaller guilds, the raid leader is the guild leader. In larger guilds, it’s often beneficial to separate the two roles especially if there is more than one raid team. If […]

What Skills do Heroic Raiders Need?

Several nights ago, my guild was working on Siegecrafter Blackfuse. Argued as one of the more difficult (albeit satisfying) encounters of the game, I can see where much of the frustration stems from. There are so many events going on that it can be overwhelming to even the most seasoned of players.

If you’re not […]

What Defines a Core Raider?

Have you ever come across recruiting posts specifying that they’re looking for a core raider? Is there a major difference between that and a standard raider?

Allow me to explain here.

No guild is stable without a firm backbone. Sure you have your officers, your raid leader, and guild master to help direct traffic and handle […]

WildStar: Introducing Megaservers!

It’s official. Carbine has announced that Megaservers are arriving to WildStar.

Greater server capacity
One PvP and one PvE realm per Data Center
Increased number of character slots for each Megaserver
Guilds, arena teams, circles, mail, and auction items will transfer to the new Megaservers
Realm rule sets will be going away and replaced with five region-wide chat channels […]

By |September 3rd, 2014|All, Games, Wildstar|2 Comments