Ever stopped to wonder why some people seek out guilds and others completely ignore them? People have been asking this question about communities in general for decades and there’s been lots of research and theories to try to answer it.
Understanding the reasons why people seek out each other helps community leaders understand the expectations someone has when they are looking for a new community, in turn allowing community managers (and marketers) to maximise the effectiveness of their efforts.
This being a Guild Wars 2 website I’m expecting quite a few people reading this post to be waiting for release day (so close!). Some of you may be considering the first moves you’ll make once you get in game and planning to start a guild for the first time. This week’s post is aimed mostly at you as it’s all about how to get the ball rolling on making your guild without a game to play, and taking a look at ways to develop your out of game presence.
This week we’ll be looking at the role of guild leader, what it takes to do the job well, and what benefits you may get from putting yourself through putting the extra effort in.
Why do you want to lead?
The first place to start for any potential leader is to work out exactly why they want to lead.
Time to get stuck in! The first step in founding a guild in any game is to know the tools that are available to you and that is where we’ll be starting, with a broad strokes look at guilds in Guild Wars 2.
Disclaimer: this information is based on what is known about the game in beta now and may be subject to change.
Before diving into the meat and potatoes of this new blog I’d like to take a few paragraphs to introduce myself and why the topic of guilds is so important to me. So hello and welcome, it’s nice to meet you. I’m Sam, some will know me as Tasha. I’ve had the good fortune to work with some great people in the Guild Wars, Guild Wars 2 and general gaming community, and I’m now making a nest here at Dragon Season to talk about a subject near and dear to my heart; guilds.