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Happy New Year! What are Your Guild Leadership Resolutions for 2015?

It’s been quiet during the past few weeks as I was winding down for the rest of 2014. In the past, I would’ve had “Best Of” type posts from throughout the year but the blog’s still a little new and I didn’t feel that it warranted that just yet.

Here we are with the start […]

By |January 5th, 2015|All|5 Comments

Rapid Benching

Sometimes you just have to bench players.

We reached Imperator that night. The phases were explained and introduced gradually. That is, I explained the first phase and the four abilities and how we would react before cueing the tanks to pull. I didn’t want to go into detail on the later parts of the encounter […]

The Healing Officer

Today, we look at the healing officer. Depending on the size of your guild, their responsibilities will range from a small number such as setting up cooldowns on the fly or a broader array such as recruiting and critique.
At the heart of it, a healing officer works with other officers in the raid on […]

Players Feeling Left Out?

Apologies for the extended silence. Between BlizzCon and the new Warlords of Draenor launch, my time has been hard pressed and I couldn’t devote the necessary time or effort as much as I’d liked. Guild leaders are now undergoing a new set of problems. Veteran leaders will have been here before and can handle […]

A Lesson from Great Britain’s Tour de France Team

Welcome to every Tuesday ever. I’m going to help shed a little insight on what goes on behind the scenes here in the war room where we make all these kinds of decisions when it comes to rosters and objectives.

Before raid, we ask ourselves the following questions regarding resets:

Are our experienced/geared tanks here?
Is our […]

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|12 Comments