Thursday, June 30, 2011

Q&A Show 1 - Thanks for all the love

Here are my replies to all the wonderful questions you fine people asked. Thanks again and keep them coming!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Hello Medivh #4 - Jubite From Nobody Cares About PVP

Hello All!!

This is my longest podcast yet and it hopefully gives you a fairly thorough look inside the doors of a pvp guild. Thanks again to Jubite on Medivh for conducting this interview! Next show will be a Q&A show so send your questions to



Monday, June 13, 2011

Episode 8 - Starting a guild day one

Episode 8 - Starting on Guild Day 1

Things you need to have together:
1. Policy and rules
2. Name and tabard design
3. Any special rank ideas
4. Personal recruiting goals
5. A plan on how to develop a sense of pride
6. Website -
7. Ventrilo server - NationVoice
8. A little bit of gold for bank tabs
9. Have an established level 85 character and all of your alts in the guild.
- If you are going to truly be a guild leader you need to fully commit to it. Even officers shouldn't be in other guilds.
- If you and the leadership can't put your heart in it how do you expect your people to be?
10. Go in with a friend
11. Right now figure out what you want to be. What kind of a guild do you want? You have to be in alignment to this or it will fall apart.
12. Don't ever forget who's in charge.
- The more stuff you have in writing the less drama and people questioning it.
- People may try to take over at first- Don't let them.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Episode 7 - Two Bad Attitudes, intro to ranks, naming choices

The 2 Loser Attitudes

1. Don't ever say "Well you can't please everybody." You can't cave to everything people ask for obviously, but you can surely try to please everyone or at least communicate as to why you can't do what was requested.

2. Don't ever say "I don't care what people think of me." How could you expect people to listen to you with an attitude projected onto people that you don't care what they think or have to say. Can you be different - yes! But never walk around like a little moron under a cloud of your own negative funk, using the cop out excuse, saying you don't care what people think of you. The number one need is to be accepted, the number one human fear is rejection. I have a little secret for you...if you act like that as if you are gaining fake self confidence...people actually hate you! And they are talking behind your back.

Do try to listen to all angles and try to always make as many people happy as possible. Always make correct decisions, running a guild and life in general is about making as many correct decisions as possible. It's not easy.

Naming Choices: Don't be too silly, short is always cooler. Try to make it reflect what you are about. No Will Smith or Epic Fail or overly dramatic names.

Ranks & Privileges
I recommend sticking to the stock ranks. Simple, but they work.
If you are going to be creative by all means go for it, but be real sure to fully explain what you mean by the rank descriptions.
You can tweak permissions for the ranks and for the guild bank, based on their current ranks you can allow them to withdraw certain amounts of stuff.
Make sure that if you make any changes your guildies know about it immediately. Post it in writing on website. Members always need a place to read about this stuff.

I just made a change to the "member" rank recently. The very first thing I did was put it on the website. If it's major stuff then you probably want to get officers opinions.

Mainly though you need an initiate rank, member rank, alt rank, and officer rank.
Don't go willy nilly changing ranks all over the place. Consistency is everything.