Tips for Starting a Guild

I’ve played the World of Warcraft for over ten years and in that time I’ve learned a lot about how things work. Today I’m going to be sharing with you what I do to make sure people are taken care of in my guild and people’s needs are met.

The most useful tool I’ve found so far is Google Docs. This can be used to manage raid rosters, and advanced guild member management. All you’ve got to do is setup the columns with the right names and drop in the data. However, these tools are entirely worthless if you don’t establish a channel of communication.

Communication is essential for anyone in any type of management position. A question I’d ask any guild I’d join is, ” is there good communication between those managing the guild “?

The answer to that question will tell you to proceed or not. It’s easy for people to step on each other’s toes if people don’t talk effectively and well. Also it’s important to try and save your notes for others in management to read.

This means opening up a notepad and taking notes during important discussions, translating your notes into something someone else can understand, and finally uploading those notes to a shared cloud storage. This can be a OneDrive folder with a link that is shared between those managing the guild.

If you do this then you can better understand the intent and motive of other individuals who you are running the guild with. This helps you understand if they’ve got the right mindset or if it’s something you’d rather not be a part of.

If you found this article useful or would like more advice feel free to email me zin@zinrockin.com and I will do my best to provide you with more details. This is fairly general and doesn’t go deeply into each thing mentioned here but that would be too lengthy for a post of this nature.