The last semi-final match of the 2016 SMITE World Championships has just started. The reigning champion, NA team Cloud9, is taking on EU superstar Epsilon. I'm standing in the tournament press... by Auverin Morrow4 days ago
The last column I did in Guild Guide talked about the stuff you need on your guild site. But there are a lot of features I didn't include in that particular rundown, several of which are in fact... by Eliot Lefebvre1 week ago
Shall we talk about your guild's website? I mean, you do have one, right? You are aware that Gamer Launch exists right next door in metaphorical Internet terms, yes? Why do you not have a... by Eliot Lefebvre2 weeks ago
We have established now, for all eternity, that writing up a set of guild rules is not fun. It is necessary, but it is not fun. Last week, I gave you a quick set of community rules to drag and... by Eliot Lefebvre3 weeks ago
This one's for the guild officers. Just the guild officers. Everyone else can leave now, all right?
No, really. We're down to just the officers, right? Great, we can all say this:
Writing guild... by Eliot Lefebvre4 weeks ago
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Boy, 2015 was kind of a mess and a half, wasn't it? Let's make 2016 a better year. Let's do this. What are... by Eliot Lefebvre1 month ago
Not everyone is a fit for the same group.
At the best of times, people self-select for these things. I know right off of the bat that a guild advertising itself as "420 Soldiers of Cheech" is not... by Eliot Lefebvre2 months ago
An accepted fact of online gaming is that leading a guild is a mess. It's a matter of herding cats as long as you possibly can, eventually burning out, and possibly shipping off to Tijuana and... by Eliot Lefebvre3 months ago
No one wants to be the person who says "no, you can't join the guild." No one wants to tell members "no, you can't do that in guild chat." No one wants to be thought of as the one who tells others... by Eliot Lefebvre3 months ago
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The first time I ever was an officer in a guild, I was pretty terrible. It's quite possible that I'm still pretty terrible, but I'd like to hope that I've at least graduated beyond the obvious... by Eliot Lefebvre4 months ago
Consider, if you will, the sad saga of a friend of mine, whom I'll call Tim. His name wasn't Tim, but that's not the point. The point is that Tim wanted very much to run 8-person Operations in... by Eliot Lefebvre4 months ago
I have had several jobs that I've left voluntarily over the years, and every single one of them has been a little bit different. There are jobs that I have left with a smile, a handshake, and well... by Eliot Lefebvre4 months ago
It's early; it's only been a few weeks, but I can't help but worry about Super Mario Maker.
The idea, in theory, is great. A community of people making Mario levels sounds amazing. The problem is... by Michael Slevin4 months ago
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With DotA 2 Reborn now released, a massive influx of players is expected. While this is fine and dandy, there are some gameplay and social tips I want to make clear to ensure the transition is a... by D. W. Fisher5 months ago
MOBAs are notorious for their toxic communities and every game invariably comes out with a system to combat it, to varying degrees of success. In the latest patch of Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard... by Perchance to Game5 months ago
It is two in the morning and I am online, multiple tabs open, getting the research I need to make an informed trade. Hmm, I think, the rates are going down with the advent of the event in Germany.... by Zach Stratton6 months ago
Every guild is built on a foundation of trust. That doesn't mean that all of the guilds in all of the games deserve that foundation; there are several wherein that trust begins shaky and never... by Eliot Lefebvre6 months ago
The Assassin's Creed twitter announced a new reward-based community builder called Assassin's Creed Council. Users can share exclusive news and content from developers, submit their fan work, vote... by Andrea Koenig6 months ago