Being in charge of a guild means that you are forever managing a dance between making decisions and having decisions made for you.
Whenever you're in charge of a group, there are members of that... by Eliot Lefebvre1 week ago
You have Steven in your guild, and he's great. You know that he's probably the best person to play his class that you've ever met. You know that he's friendly and helpful, and he's more than happy... by Eliot Lefebvre3 weeks ago
When it comes to building anything your imagination allows, one game comes to mind: Minecraft. Whether in survival mode or creative mode, this 3D sandbox created by Mojang (now owned by Microsoft)... by Venisia Gonzalez4 weeks ago
This column isn't just about MMORPG player organizations, but it spends a lot of time talking about them. There are several reasons for that, but the most important one is something that was true... by Eliot Lefebvre2 months ago
The hardest thing to do with a guild is get it started and running properly, get people interested, get everyone on board and having fun. The second hardest thing to do is get rid of it.
Why... by Eliot Lefebvre2 months ago
Remember when email newsletters were basically everything? I remember around the turn of the century when being able to mass-mail a newsletter was a Big Deal, when it was what made everyone sit up... by Eliot Lefebvre2 months ago
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 Morrow3 months 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 Lefebvre3 months 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 Lefebvre3 months 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 Lefebvre4 months 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 months 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 Lefebvre4 months 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 Lefebvre5 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 Lefebvre6 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 Lefebvre6 months ago
Guilds, like anything else, go through a life cycle. Just like you, they're born, they die, and they spend an entire semester of college utterly convinced that anyone is going to care about "All... by Eliot Lefebvre6 months ago
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 Lefebvre7 months ago