Ever wanted to start a guild on World of warcraft but was never sure how? Take a look at this article and my other hubs and ill tell you what you need to know to be a successful guild leader!

For my recent guild, Ive been giving out slot bags to any low level characters that join my guild as a gesture of good ith, to show Im willing and able to help them out. Ive also sent them useful green items that I think they could use. This approach appears to be paying off. My members are more active than those of my previous guilds and we actually communicate and fill up the guild chat even though there are only in the guild with like people being on at a time. Weve even ran a few dungeons together.

Anyway, Ill stop now before I bore you to tears. Again thanks for the article.

RoleplayIll be honest, Im not entirely sure how Roleplay guilds function, but it should be pretty selfexplanatory. All of the members need to be greatly interested in Roleplay, and you should conduct many RP sessions to keep the guild active. Be prepared to have to explain the basics and rules of roleplay to new players, and take care of any drama that might ensue.

I have a question, what do you do when you advertise a guild in either trade chat in cities or general chat in zones and you someone who has a starter account wants to join? How do you deal with this situation and do you know a way to avoid it?

Please see my next hub part for more tips on how to lead a guild successfully!

As for avoiding it… Im not really sure there is a way to avoid it, because people should realize that when they are on a starter account, they are very limited.

So, now that youve created your guild and set up your foundation, you would like to know how to maintain a successful guild. Keeping a good guild is a lot of work, and cause many guild leaders to give up. You have to have the will, knowledge and patience to run a good guild. If you believe you are up to the task, the following tips should be able to help you along with your journey.

Hey! Im extremely happy about your interest in my guild! However, because you are on a starter account, you are unable to join any guild at all. Im extremely sorry for the inconvenience, but I would be more than happy to allow you to join once you have upgraded your account!

General/socialIf it comes down to it and you still arent sure what of guild you want to be, you can always at least start out as a casual/General/Social guild and do a little bit of everything. When I first started my guild I wasnt interested in raiding or anything else so just classified us as a social guild. Eventually I started getting quite a bit of members and they wanted to start raiding so, I gave it a try. Maybe this is what you have to do to figure out your guilds purpose.

The main reason I decided to make a guild, is that many of the guilds I have been in, particularly the larger ones, feel like high school. I wanted to create a guild where everyone can feel at home and feel like they matter. So r Ive gotten many compliments from members on how nice Ive been.

If you are going to do this, at least say something like Sorry to bother you and keep it as short as possible. A lot of people get spammed with guild invites at low levels and will automatically put you on ignore, and NEVER under any circumstances, automatically invite them to the guild. Only when they agree to join should you send the invite. This could also get you reported for spam and you dont want that.

Thanks for the response. It helped a bit. I enjoyed the article by the way. It gave me some insight on certain aspects of starting a guild. Ive tried starting guilds before and all of them were flops. Just recently started a guild on a new player server and it shows promise. Sometimes you just need the right server with players that dont mind joining a level one guild. Then, at times, it just takes trial and error, figure out what may have went wrong and take a different approach.

Contacting guildless membersI do NOT recommend doing this, because it can be extremely annoying to the other people, but its something to consider if you cant get many people to join your guild any other way. You can search for people, typically people from levels , and if they dont have a guild you can say something like

Always answer their questions, even if it seems silly. It also helps to have people of the same of personality as you. You can think of it like cliques in high school. You have the nerds, the popular people, the emoish kids, etc. The cliques are in World of Warcraft too.

Souls of Darkness is a level guild recruiting more members to join our ranks! We do a little bit of everything, raid, dungeon, pvp, quest. We are very friendly, social, and help is always there when you need it. Contact me or any member online for more information or an invite!

So, you have your guild settled in and would like to learn more about raiding? In this hub you will learn how to successfully lead raids in world of warcraft and tips and tricks on raiding.

Please refer to my previous hub How to Start a Guild in World of Warcraft if you havent started your guild yet, and would like some information on getting the basics set up, such as actually buying the charter, setting up the ard and guild bank, etc.

You can see a picture to the right on how I have mine set up. My guild does a little bit of everything, but we do NOT roleplay, its just something Ive never been interested in. We also allow everyone to join, so youll see that everything in checked, including any level. In my public note youll notice how I say that we are an adult guild, I say that to make sure people understand that adult language will be present; I also have that noted in the guild information . I state that we may need raid members, which will draw higher levels towards us.

Guild Finder toolRecently, World of Warcraft received a new feature called the Guild finder. It allows guild less people to search for guilds on their realm that match their needs. If you are the guild leader you can edit your public note by going to the info in your Guild intece, and clicking on recruitment. From this you can select what your guild is interested in, when you normally do things as a guild, what class roles you are looking for, and a short public note at the bottom for potential members to see.

Hey! Sorry to bother you, but I noticed you didnt have a guild. My guild guild name here is level and is recruiting people for things like questing, dungeons, RP, pvpWhatever your guild is. Would you like to join?

That lets them know that you would like to have them in your guild, but the game just wont let them, yet. If for whatever reason they get hostile and say you are lying, just put them on ignore. There is no use it dealing with it.

Now that youve decided what of guild you are going to be, you should have an idea of what of people you are looking for. There are many different ways to get people to join your guild, including but not limited to A macro recruitment ad to spam in trade chat, whispering guildless people, and using the games new guild finder tool.

Deciding what of guild you are going to be

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Hope that answered your question, if it didnt, Ill try to figure something else out lol

Good question Im not sure, but starter editions werent able to join guilds last time I checked. As r as I know they still cant, correct?

PvEPlayer vs. Environment This is what my guild is. A PvE guild is one that focuses on raiding and running dungeons. For example, my guild has a core raiding group that has raided since Firelands and will continue raiding into Warlords of Draenor. However, we are not only limited to raiding, we level up new characters and run dungeons, we run heroics at higher levels, and help each other with quests. If you plan to run a PvE guild, you need to be prepared to run weekly raids, or at least have someone that you trust to lead raids every week. You need to have a basic understanding of how the classes function together, and how to fight the bosses in raids. You will be the one responsible for sure the raid is prepared to fight. Meaning, make sure that people understand their roles, know how to play their class, and make sure you explain the fights thoroughly.

At the very bottom, you cant see it all, but I say please dont apply just for perks. This is because I dont like people using my guild just for perks. If I see someone request to join and they say anything about just wanting perks, I will decline them. Because those people typically do not help others, take things out of the guild bank without asking or depositing anything else back, and just dont talk period.

LevelingWhen someone advertises that their guild is a leveling guild, it typically means that they arent interested in doing much together end game, like PvP or Raiding, but instead focus on leveling up alts and the level of the guild.

Top left, Shadie on his wind rider. Under him is Nozzikk, on his netherwing mount, to the right is me on my Blazing Drake. At the bottom is my boyfriend on his Black Proto Drake

Im in a raid while finishing up my screenshots, so ignore the raid, but look at the popup screen. This is the macro intece and the macro itself for guild recruiting.

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Hopefully youve already decided what of guild you want to be. However, in the event that you havent you need to decide now, before you start inviting random people. Lets go over the different s of guilds

My guild sorta fits into the nerdy/sarcastic humor of guild I think. lol We pick on each other but we all know its just for fun. If someone joins that isnt that of person, it wont take them long before they quit, but thats just how it goes sometimes.

MacroWhen you go to advertise your guild in trade chat, you arent going to want to it out every time. So, in these cases you will want to make a macro. If you dont know how to make a macro, /m and a popup box will appear. You will click new and out your message. Once you are finished, you can click that macro button every time you want to advertise. Remember to not spam it though! Only advertise every once in a while. The following is a Sample macro

PvPPlayer versus Player A PvP guild revolves greatly around PvP, obviously. They participate in Battlegrounds, Arena, and often times world PvP. If you are very knowledgeable in PvP and would like to lead a team to victory in Rated Battlegrounds and arenas, then perhaps you should consider turning your guild into a PvP guild. Just keep in mind that you will have to lead successful PvP matches. You will be the leader and will be telling people the game plan, if you do this poorly, and your teams il often, then people will not want to stay in your guild.

lol no you arent boring me. Sometimes the Giving free stuff approach works, sometimes it doesnt. If they are new players and arent sure about the game, they will appreciate the things you give them and it shows them that there are good people still in the game, unlike most of the trolls they probably see in trade chat.How to Manage a Successful Guild in World of Warcraft Partwow guild

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