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

by Scott F. Andrews

ISBN: 9781593272586
ANNOTATION:
Millions of people play massively multiplayer online (MMO) games like World of Warcraft, and many of those players belong to guilds. Andrews offers a complete guide to help readers decide what sort of structure and focus their guild should have.
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ISBN: 9781593272586
ANNOTATION:
Millions of people play massively multiplayer online (MMO) games like World of Warcraft, and many of those players belong to guilds. Andrews offers a complete guide to help readers decide what sort of structure and focus their guild should have.

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Millions of people play massively multiplayer online (MMO) games like World of Warcraft, and many of those players belong to guilds. Andrews offers a complete guide to help readers decide what sort of structure and focus their guild should have.

Publisher Description

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.

Author Biography

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

Table of Contents

DedicationAcknowledgmentsIntroductionAuthor's Note: GM vs. GL and Other AcronymsChapter 1: Forging a Guild IdentityChapter 2: Humble Origins: Foundations of a Successful GuildChapter 3: Nonhuman Resources: Recruiting Players and Evaluating RecruitsChapter 4: Dramatis Personae: Dealing with Guild DramaChapter 5: Epic Encounters: Raiding as a GuildChapter 6: The Protocols of Plunder: Loot DistributionChapter 7: PvP and Roleplaying GuildsChapter 8: The Burdens of Command: Managing OfficersChapter 9: The Long TermChapter 10: IRL: Dealing with RealityA Look AheadUpdates

Product Details

Short Title
GUILD LEADERS HANDBK
Publisher
No Starch Press
Language
English
ISBN-10
1593272588
ISBN-13
9781593272586
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Author
Scott F. Andrews
Year
2010
Country of Publication
United States
Pages
192
Illustrations
Yes
Subtitle
Strategies and Guidance from a Battle Scarred MMO Veteran
Publication Date
2010-01-04
Series
No Starch Press
Audience
Professional and Scholarly