Guild Leadership :: The Low-Risk Applicant

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At the end of an expansion, the recruitment pool is pretty much slim pickings. People aren’t applying. Those that are may be, and let’s be fair to them, woefully inexperienced or undergeared. Your guild events are suffering. Sometimes, you just need bodies to ensure that your events actually happen.

Enter the low-risk applicant.

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Guild Leadership :: Letting Your Hair Down

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No, this isn’t a new re-telling of the Rapunzel fairy tale. In today’s column, I’m going to focus on something that has always been a bit of a problem for me: being friends with the guildies in my guild.

It sounds a little silly, doesn’t it? A lot of people would wonder why someone is even in a guild if they’re not friends with the people in it.

Well, I was friends with my guildmates, but that was certainly one aspect of being a guild master that eluded me.

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Guild Leadership :: Priorities in Expansion Preparation

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This new day-job thing I have has gotten me thinking a lot about priorities, both in general and in my own life. It seems as though I never, ever have enough time in the day for work and that I never, ever have enough time in the evening for other stuff. The other day, on my way home from work, I was trying to prioritize the things I had to do that evening and I realized that I had unconsciously “put on my guild master hat”. By that, I mean that I had slipped into my GM-mode, in which I get all business-like and want to tackle problems. I got home and had figured out what I wanted to do, in which order, and then I started in on those tasks.

One of a guild leader’s best tools is the ability to properly prioritize things, particularly in terms of end-of-expansion/start-of-expansion stuff. That’s what we’ll be looking at today.

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Legendary Cloak Quest Last Chance – Black Prince Buff Extended

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If you’re still working on your cloak for any of your characters (I’m working on 6 and 7!), this is your last chance to take advantage of the extra reputation and quest drops buff! Blizzard announced a few important details regarding the Legendary quest line, most notably:

  • Once the 6.0.2 pre-patch hits, new characters will not be able to start the questline.
  • If you’re on Test of Valor when 6.0.2 hits, you’ll skip to the next phase, since Valor is going away.
  • Finally, when Warlords releases, the questline will be gone entirely, so you only have until release to get your cloak!

See the full announcement after the jump.
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Guild Leadership :: What Makes a Guild a Guild?

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My dear readers, I find myself in a somewhat philosophical mood as I sit down to write this column. I read a very interesting question on Twitter last week:

This is an excellent question. Let’s explore some answers together, shall we?

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