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Harbinger Guild Leader's Website

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Harbinger Guild Leader's Website
 

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Nyxraven
05.17.2013 , 09:50 AM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Uglyworm View Post
Drawing upon my many years of experience as an MMO guild leader, I offer the following pieces of advice to my fellow Harbinger GMs:

1. If your guild uses a standard application form for recruitment, do not make one of the questions "What kind of chicks do you like?" Aside from being juvenile and misogynistic, it can be unwelcoming to female players who may wish to join your guild.

2. If your guild is into progression raiding, do not use a known exploit to defeat a boss and then claim it as a legitimate kill. When other players call your guild out on the forums for cheating, do not defend your actions as being a creative use of intentional game mechanics.

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One of my esteemed guildmates reminded me of some additional advice I should share with the GMs of The Harbinger:

3. Your guild is a unique and special snowflake. Do not use the raid progression thread on these forums to post your guild's kills. Instead, create a whole new topic to announce your guild's awesomeness whenever you down a new boss.

4. Encourage your guildmates to ninja loot in PUG flashpoints. Who cares if they're a Sith Inquisitor rolling on Aim gear; they need that Enhancement!

5. Whenever you kick someone from your guild, be sure to create a new forum thread here to announce the removal. Nothing demonstrates the bonds of friendship that form amongst your members like publicly sharing your guild's internal drama.
Love the advice... I'll practise it religiously.

On a serious note, from being in many guilds in various MMOs, either as a member, officer or leader, there's quite a few things I've picked up as well.

The most important thing I've learned, especially with the things I've been subjected to once my gender is known, is that if you can't find an atmosphere that suits you, create one yourself. The odds are that there actually are some decent people out there, that aren't quite so naive, egotistical, and discriminative, amongst other unpleasant traits. I've adapted to others' behaviours, I've played along with the trolls, I've joked and laughed things off, but at the end of the day if I'm not enjoying the company of others and I'm feeling run down by pretending then I'm not enjoying my spare time. There really are people that can be respectful and have a good laugh without being offensive, and that is what I mean when I use the term "mature". It just takes time, effort, and determination to create the kind of atmosphere that everyone can be comfortable in, rather than just conform to popular social behaviour and leave certain people feeling unappreciated or rejected.

My way of running things may not be everyone's "cup of tea", but that's the beauty of creating an environment that works specifically for the people you've got.

I'm interested in joining this leader website and be one of the few Republic leaders, if possible. I'd love to meet and chat with some other leaders on the server. I'm the leader of <Guild> - no joke, that's our name. It was more a lack of decisiveness than creativity, but I'm still a fan of it
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WillLongstick
05.17.2013 , 10:27 AM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by Uglyworm View Post
Drawing upon my many years of experience as an MMO guild leader, I offer the following pieces of advice to my fellow Harbinger GMs:

1. If your guild uses a standard application form for recruitment, do not make one of the questions "What kind of chicks do you like?" Aside from being juvenile and misogynistic, it can be unwelcoming to female players who may wish to join your guild.
The guild your referring to here has a very stable healing roster so I think they'll manage fine.

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2. If your guild is into progression raiding, do not use a known exploit to defeat a boss and then claim it as a legitimate kill. When other players call your guild out on the forums for cheating, do not defend your actions as being a creative use of intentional game mechanics.
Thank god I started double proccing defensive relics after our raid got put on farm status then, otherwise I'd be such an a-hole for using yet another Bioware glitch on accident. Really, it's so hard to keep up with them, I just assumed I could buy a PVP defense proc relic and use it with an Arkanian shield proc since there is no Arkanian defense proc in the vendor.

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3. Your guild is a unique and special snowflake. Do not use the raid progression thread on these forums to post your guild's kills. Instead, create a whole new topic to announce your guild's awesomeness whenever you down a new boss.
Aww, thank you. We here at APEX really try to separate ourselves by role playing evil Sith without the comfort of forum anonymity. I think it's a niche we've really started to carve out. Good tip on the separate threads for progression though, I'll get right on it.

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4. Encourage your guildmates to ninja loot in PUG flashpoints. Who cares if they're a Sith Inquisitor rolling on Aim gear; they need that Enhancement!
Enhancements are a *********** pain in the *** to get. Seriously, everything I see for tanks either has accuracy, alacrity, or is the excessively low mitigation in favor of slightly more endurance. I say props to Inquisitors who are able to properly itemize with BiS enhancements.

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5. Whenever you kick someone from your guild, be sure to create a new forum thread here to announce the removal. Nothing demonstrates the bonds of friendship that form amongst your members like publicly sharing your guild's internal drama.
The hell else am I supposed to do for entertainment while clearing TFB from memory, or sitting in S&V solo tank and spanking everything?
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Seelvir
05.17.2013 , 02:44 PM | #13
Did I miss the link to the site you're proposing, or is that still in development?

EDIT: Nevermind, I see that you ask us to email you in game. Why so exclusive? Why not just post the link and let anyone and everyone benefit?
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dmadrt
05.17.2013 , 06:56 PM | #14
Hello all!

This is J'nor, I'm the Co-GM of Children of Korriban. I'll hit up Atriss as well but I thought I'd say hi on here and let you know that we're interested too
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KnyghtmareX
05.18.2013 , 04:23 AM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by Seelvir View Post
Did I miss the link to the site you're proposing, or is that still in development?

EDIT: Nevermind, I see that you ask us to email you in game. Why so exclusive? Why not just post the link and let anyone and everyone benefit?
Cause if they post the link for everyone to see then it will defeat the purpose of a Site just for Guild masters then wouldnt it

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Gidrea
05.18.2013 , 12:19 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by KnyghtmareX View Post
Cause if they post the link for everyone to see then it will defeat the purpose of a Site just for Guild masters then wouldnt it
Not necessarily. It should be password protected, or have a forum for members only, or else anyone with Google could find it.
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asharion
05.18.2013 , 02:57 PM | #17
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LinueDarkStar
05.19.2013 , 06:28 AM | #18
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Veco
05.19.2013 , 06:31 PM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by Gidrea View Post
Not necessarily. It should be password protected, or have a forum for members only, or else anyone with Google could find it.
You are correct! Post updated with website info.

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AngelFluttershy
05.20.2013 , 01:09 PM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by Veco View Post
You are correct! Post updated with website info.
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