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Build a Guild

Welcome to the build-a-guild series.

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 […]

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 […]

Is it Time to Re-evaluate Your Guild’s Focus?

This post was resurrected from Chick GM.

So unless you’re living under a rock, then you know they’ve announced the launch date for World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor – November 13th, 2014. And, unless you’re still under that rock, you also probably know that the 6.0 Public Test Realm servers are now live, and […]

Building an Officer Team

Start small – Many new guild leaders select their officers from their first few recruits. However, your guild and its needs will grow and change a lot in the first few month. I recommend choosing one officer out of your first ten recruits and temporarily place them in charge of recruitment. Unless you find […]

Leadership Responsibilities and You: A Primer

This post was resurrected from Chick GM.
Here at Guild Masters, we talk a lot about what makes a good guild. We also talk a lot about the strong leadership that goes into those good guilds. Sometimes, if we’re feeling nice, we’ll even mention what we mean by “strong leadership” and “good guilds”. However, what […]

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, […]