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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.

Guild Website Front Page and Best Practices

The main page is one of the most important aspects of your guild website. It’s the main portal by which your members (prospective or otherwise) can keep up with the latest events in the guild. What should a new guild leader plan for when trying to make a suitable first impression? What components are essential […]

The Fashion and Transmog Contest

Here’s a fun event that any player can participate in. Fashion contests are a great way to bring players together and allow them to show off their sense of style.

Start a forum thread or a calendar event. Have a way to notify your players of the impending contest.

Pick a date and set down any […]

By |August 31st, 2014|All, Guild Events|1 Comment

Wildstar: Attunement Changes Coming

If you’ve been having a hard time with the difficulty of getting your character attuned for raiding in Wildstar, fear not! Carbine has listened and they’re going to relax the process ever so slightly. has a transcript with the details of the rune and amp system revamp along with the attunement changes.

Players get […]

By |August 29th, 2014|All, Games, Wildstar|2 Comments

What’s in a Name? Common Guild Name Archetypes to Help You Name Your Guild

Clever. Funny. Sexy. Memorable. You want your guild’s name to reflect something about your philosophy. You want it to stand out amongst the crowd, to get attention, to earn respect. You know what you want your guild name to do, and you know it’s going to be perfect, but you just…don’t quite know what it is yet.

First, […]

How to Track Your Guild’s Attendance

DPS meters aren’t the only metric that should matter. There’s another one that’s far more important: Attendance.

Raiders who consistently show up are often better than the ones who don’t (or can’t). Why? Because they actually do damage when they’re there! Thankfully, there’s a variety of services out there that can help you with that. […]

Behind the Scenes: the Recruiting Officer

In my guild, we have never utilized a person who was solely in charge of recruiting. There was never a single recruiting officer. It was an open ended recruiting system where if anyone in the raid spotted players out in the field that looked like they fit or a personal profile on a forum […]

Beware of Social Loafing

There’s an old Japanese story known as “Ten Jugs of Wine”. Being in the same guild doesn’t necessarily translate to working together as a coheisve unit. In the story, there are ten old men who want to celebrate an important occasion with some hot sake. What’s a Japanese get together without sake, right? None […]