The Guild Leader's Handbook: Strategies and Guidance from a Battle-Scarred MMO Veteran

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No Starch Press, 2010 - Computers - 216 pages
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Who said dragon slaying was easy? Leading a guild in massively multiplayer online (MMO) games like World of Warcraft is more difficult than most players think. Your members look to you to solve problems, plan raids and battles, and lead them to riches and renown.

In The Guild Leader's Handbook, you'll learn how to create, build, and maintain a successful guild. Author Scott F. Andrews, a longtime guild leader and guild advice columnist for, will show you how to guide your guild to glory. Whether you're trying to confront a monstrous threat, conquer your rivals, or simply reign supreme as the wealthiest traders in the galaxy, The Guild Leader's Handbook offers invaluable guidance to help you achieve your goals.

You'll learn how to:

* Plan successful raids, player vs. player battles, roleplaying sessions, and contests
* Deal with problem players and keep a lid on guild-fracturing drama
* Solve loot issues and choose the best loot system for your guild
* Boost your guild's morale, reputation, and server presence
* Promote and motivate an effective officer corps
* Organize fun and safe real-world guild meetings and events

Whether you're an established guild leader in need of sage advice or a dedicated player seeking to form your own community, The Guild Leader's Handbook is an essential guide to managing a guild successfully in any MMO game.


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Forging a Guild Identity
Humble Origins Foundations of a Successful Guild
Nonhuman Resources Recruiting Players and Evaluating Recruits
Dramatis Personae Dealing with Guild Drama
Epic Encounters Raiding as a Guild
The Protocols of Plunder Loot Distribution
PvP and Roleplaying Guilds
The Burdens of Command Managing Officers
The Long Term
IRL Dealing with Reality
A Look Ahead

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About the author (2010)

For the past three years, Scott F. Andrews has been helping other guild leaders and officers with his weekly advice column "Officers' Quarters" for A veteran of the MMO genre, he leads one of the oldest surviving guilds in World of Warcraft.

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