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Winning in League of Legends isn't only about skill. Sometimes you completely rock your lane and go 7/0 in laning phase yet manage to lose the game. Blaming your team is totally reasonable there, but the truth is probably closer to home than you think. A team that is working together will prevail r...

January 2nd 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Ready Check helps you prepare yourself and your raid for the bosses that simply require killing. Check back with Ready Check each week for the latest pointers on killing adds, not standing in fire, and hoping for loot that won't drop. It happens. Your raids are doing well, you're making good use...

April 8th 2011 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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This article has been brought to you by Seed, the Aol guest writer program that brings your words to WoW.com. Welcome to the doldrums of summer! This miserable time of year, when we see interest in raiding melt away as the temperature rises, can be a stressful time for even a well-established guil...

August 17th 2010 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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The fallow times are upon us. Your guild has cleared Icecrown Citadel, or at least the end is in sight. Guild members are growing restless, uncertain if they're up to logging in to farm epics in the face of no further content to use it in. Guilds who've been slower making the climb are having a har...

May 9th 2010 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Every Monday Scott Andrews contributes Officers' Quarters, a column about the ins and outs of guild leadership. He is the author of The Guild Leader's Handbook, available this spring from No Starch Press. The "A Team" -- in WoW, it's not a bunch of guys in a van who help people by . . . shootin...

March 8th 2010 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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With a second year of major layoffs at publisher Electronic Arts, questions about morale and investor perception surround the company. EA CEO John Riccitiello told IndustryGamers that in the case of morale, those who survived "understand the logic, they agree with it and support it and think we're...

December 10th 2009 at 10:36am 0 Comments
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Karl, writing over on the WoW Livejournal, has an interesting set of thoughts about hard modes and just how they work with raiders' morale. Hard modes are designed to give raiders something extra -- if you've conquered the normal modes of raids like Ulduar, hard modes are put in there by Blizzard to...

July 27th 2009 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Levels 11 through 15 for the Disciple of Khaine --much like the other classes -- give you your three first Career Tactics. These passive abilities allow you to slightly alter the way your class functions in combat. However, at this level you're only allowed to slot one Career Tactic at a time. One...

August 18th 2008 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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We've all been there. Any little thing can start it. Maybe the tank messes up and pulls two groups when he meant to pull one. Maybe the healer was distracted by his cat and some people die. Maybe the mage doesn't watch her aggro and the mobs take out the DPS. Something happens, and the group wipe...

April 29th 2008 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Pirating ain't easy. Even rough and tumble scallywag types need a morale boost every once in a while. As such, Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean Online will soon offer a few new changes - all provided by community feedback.Tonics will soon be made available that recharge morale faster, and the grog...

April 28th 2008 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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We at Joystiq understand that not everyone is lucky enough to have a job that allows, nay, requires them to play games on the job. The folks at Entrepreneur Magazine know this too, and are helping out by singing the praises of video games in the employee break room.It's not that surprising that plac...

June 6th 2007 at 3:01pm 0 Comments