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 WoW.com, 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.
Chapter 1 Forging a Guild Identity
One Size Does Not Fit All
The Hardcore/Casual Issue
Set Your Focus
Standing Out from the Crowd
The Guild Identity Flowchart
Chapter 2 Humble Origins: Foundations of a Successful Guild
Your Guild Name
Chapter 3 Nonhuman Resources: Recruiting Players and Evaluating Recruits
Beware the Eedies!
Chapter 4 Dramatis Personae: Dealing with Guild Drama
People and Personalities
Drama Is Natural
Dealing with Drama (Or Not)
Rewarding and Punishing
Removing a Member
Chapter 5 Epic Encounters: Raiding as a Guild
In Harm's Way
Preparation Is Key
Raid Leadership Is Not Guild Leadership
The Raid Leader's Handbook
Why Lead Raids?
Chapter 6 The Protocols of Plunder: Loot Distribution
Loot Causes Drama
Choosing the Right System
Faith and Fairness
Chapter 7 PvP and Roleplaying Guilds
Leading in Character
Chapter 8 The Burdens of Command: Managing Officers
For the past three years, Scott F. Andrews has been helping other guild leaders and officers with his weekly advice column "Officers' Quarters" for WoW.com. A veteran of the MMO genre, he leads one of the oldest surviving guilds in World of Warcraft.