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Ask A GM: Assigning Loot

Lani: This is a good question, and it really depends on how quickly you expect to progress. Personally, Tyranny uses a loot council system, and this is really the only way to go if you are hoping to progress quickly – because it’s the only loot system in which you can actually assign loot. […]

By |September 1st, 2014|All, Ask a GM|0 Comments

Welcome to the Guild Masters!

Our stories are all similar. We’ve been recruits, core members, leaders, officers, and GMs; we’ve lead raids, conquered monsters, and slaughtered enemies; we’ve laughed, we’ve raged, we’ve seen our guilds rise and fall and rise again. But most importantly: We’ve learned. We’ve learned what the best course of action is for dealing with drama, […]

By |September 1st, 2014|All, Featured|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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. Dulfy.net 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|0 Comments

3 Solutions for Effective Raid Pulling

Finally, your guild sits in front of a new boss. Excitement is in the air as everyone wants to start pulling and progressing further into the new raid. You, the raid leader, have spent endless hours outside the game coming up with the right strategy for this moment, determining the most efficient way to use the […]

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 Handle Bad Days

This is a previously featured post on Chick GM.

So you’ve had a bad day. Your dog threw up on the carpet, your fish died and someone backed into your car in the parking lot. Some days just suck, but how do you keep real life suck from affecting your WoW time?
What happened?
Some things that […]

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 […]

Anatomy of a Guild Application

This post was originally written by the wonderful Chick GM. I’ve kept many of her answers intact, but added a few of my own.

Let me preface this by saying there are lots of opinions about guild applications. My opinion is but one of many. However, you’ve chosen to visit my corner of the intarwebz, […]