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A few years ago I created a guild that continues to live on to this day. During the course of my leadership I tried to do my best to keep a united and fun guild. Unfortunately not everything was smooth in running the guild. We had spies, betrayals and other drama. Needless to say it even spilled into the forums and involved other guilds.
Here are some tips that I learned based on what I noticed was very effective. In addition some tips I've learned from marketing books and real life interactions.
Set A Goal
What is the purpose of your guild? Are you out to create havoc in the land or perhaps save make a league of heroic individuals. Your ability to communicate what your goal is an how your guild member communicate this to others will help establish your identity.
Additionally, this will help you recognize the profile of the guild member you want. If you want a very aggresive player killing guild you wouldn't want a dozen of loving teddy bears would you?
Rituals are a great way to help your members feel like part of the clan. It might be an initiation ritual or a inside joke that you make every time a new guild member comes online
M ost of us us the same standard pieces of hardware to play online, but we all have different areas surrounding us. Even though we most likely get absorbed by the game we are playing, we tend to be unaware of our surroundings until we are sitting down waiting for the rest of the raiding team to arrive and we look around for something to munch on like a bubble gum or a leftover cigarette to smoke.
Believe it or not you do have an effect on your surroundings when you are just being static and clicking your nights away. If you don't believe me, take some before and after pictures, and you will see what I mean.
Having said this, what is your gaming area like?
The World is My Gaming Area!
You are a gamer on the run! ok no I meant on the Go! yo
"Because everyone can tell you when you are being a jerk, but few can help you stop being one."- CesarSuki
1. Admit you have a problem. Ugh I hate the first step in every step program is like the dumbest most uncomfortable thing ever. And it's followed by an even more uncomfortable thing to do like "meet the person next behind you" or "stand up and present yourself to the group". So I'll tell you this: you don't have a problem for the simple fact that we all get angry every now and then. Even if the most peaceful person you know doesn't turn green like the Hulk and roar at you. Most likely that person is calm because he/she is looking at a mental video where they are smashing a chair on your head.
2. Breathe. Yeah stop banging at the keyboard because your
Back in the day the F word was almost unheard of when people spoke about online gaming. But as time has gone by the words has become almost common place. And players use it to talk about everything. Some small companies use it all over their websites, and other more serious companies like Blizzard or NCsoft don't use it almost at all in their products.
There are posts everyday in every single forum with the F word in its header. And there are flashing banners in every website with the word on it.
When I first saw it I must confess I was truly excited, I was completely sold to the idea and I have even stood by the F word. And later it stopped meaning something cool and turned into somethi...