Say hello to the Guild Masters.
Today I wanted to take a moment to announce the start of a new blog project. The idea came about after browsing through the Warcraft Guild and Leadership forums. Ran into questions and problems that guild leaders and officers were struggling with.
And you know what I realized?
There is no single place for guild leaders and officers to ask questions or gain support for common issues.
How should a guild leader handle drama?
How does an officer say no?
How do you “raid lead”?
What elements constitute a solid guild website?
Thus, the Guild Masters formed.
I’m hoping to expand a bit beyond that though. I’ve played League of Legends, Heroes of the Storm, and Counterstrike: Global Offensive. All of those games involve elements of leadership but it’s not quite the same as leading in WoW. Eventually, I’d like to expand and incorporate those elements but for now, I’m going to focus on the MMO side of things.
Conquest turns 7 years old this month. When I started, I didn’t really have that many resources available. I don’t remember the leadership forum having been created yet. I relied on mistakes observed in other guilds. I asked for advice and pointers from the few friends I had who were officers and leaders of their own guilds. I made my own share of screw ups along the way.
As a result, I laid down the ground work for the site back in April and started sketching out what I wanted it to be. It’s a site that’s targeted for newly promoted and minted leaders who might know what they’ve gotten themselves into. I’ve asked a few trusted and driven individuals to provide their own insight. But I’m determined to provide some help and assistance with the Ask A GM section. It’s been up for a month now so do check it out and let me know what you think (or want to see more of).
The small community back then gave me the confidence and skills into what I am today and I want to give back.
Here’s a small sample of posts that are up that’ll benefit you:
- Interview with US Ranked No. 2 Guild Midwinter
- How to Track Your Guild’s Attendance
- How to Handle Bad Days
- Behind the Scenes: the Recruiting Officer
- Dealing with a Mid-Raid Quitter
- A Guildmaster’s Guide to Dealing with Raider Burnout