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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 […]

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|4 Comments

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|2 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

Encouraging Raid and Player Attendance

Guilds seem to be hitting hard times when it comes to recruiting and attendance. The actual topic of top level progression guilds shutting down will be explored at a later time.

For now, we look at different buttons we can press to encourage players to show up and raid. Aren’t you tired of raiders coming […]

By |February 23rd, 2015|All, Radio|2 Comments

The Long Winded Raid Leader

Have you ever joined a pickup raid where the raid leader literally spends more time explaining the entire encounter then it takes for the encounter itself?

I’ve even heard of certain guild leaders who fall into this trap. Maybe we just like hearing our own voices.

Many a player have fallen into a state of boredom […]

65 Guild Leadership Tips I Learned in 7 Years

After supervising Conquest and watching it grow to where it is now over the past 7 years, I wanted to take an opportunity to share a few things that I picked up. If you’re not a raiding guild, some of these might not apply to you.
On Raid Leading
Manage time and expectations – Know what your […]

By |January 27th, 2015|All, Leadership|4 Comments

Guild Accused of Boosting Being Investigated

Earlier today, accusations were levelled against KLG for having their guild boosted to 7/7 Mythic. This was noticed by Midwinter’s Vigilate before it started appearing on the official Warcraft forums.

Blizzard is taking a closer look and will be investigating to see if any foul play was involved.
In less than 24 hours they killed Mythic […]

By |January 9th, 2015|All|0 Comments