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Every Monday Scott Andrews contributes Officers' Quarters, a column about the ins and outs of guild leadership. "You're on standby tonight." No one wants to hear these words when a raid is forming. It's aggravating, frustrating, and downright depressing sometimes. This week's e-mail comes from a pla...

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Every Monday Scott Andrews contributes Officers' Quarters, a column about the ins and outs of guild leadership. Every raid leader has this moment. You're trying to get the raid ready for a boss attempt, but you just can't get people to focus. Someone's taking a quick bio. Two people are still arguin...

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Every Monday Scott Andrews contributes Officers' Quarters, a column about the ins and outs of guild leadership. I enjoy the process of leveling as much as anyone else. I like the feeling of accomplishment in leveling, and the gradual growth of power that comes with it. Blizzard has given us a variet...

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Every Monday Scott Andrews contributes Officers' Quarters, a column about the ins and outs of guild leadership. How many members should your raiding guild have? It's a simple question with a complex answer. This week, one reader wonders whether his guild simply has too many people. Hi, Scott.I'd lik...

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Every Monday Scott Andrews contributes Officers' Quarters, a column about the ins and outs of guild leadership. A few weeks ago, I talked about the difficulty of maintaining an active raiding schedule all summer long -- and what you can do about it. This week's e-mail is from yet another victim of ...

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Let the Drama Mamas guide you through the sticky business of dodging drama, toward becoming that player everyone wants in their group. Drama Mamas Lisa Poisso and Robin Torres are real-life mamas and experienced WoW players. And just as we don't want our precious babies to be the ones kicking and...

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Warning: This guy is probably not someone you'd want as an officer. Nor is this video safe for work, small children, or anyone who is sensitive about cursing or animated depictions of sexual acts. But with that said, everyone and their grandmother has seen it, so enjoy. Adding officers to your gui...

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Every Monday Scott Andrews contributes Officers' Quarters, a column about the ins and outs of guild leadership. The phrase "best in slot" has taken on an almost untouchable mythos. It's not hard to see why. The experts spend a large amount of time crunching numbers and evaluating items for every spe...

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Every Monday Scott Andrews contributes Officers' Quarters, a column about the ins and outs of guild leadership. Last week, our very own Michael Sacco broke the news that raid lockouts will be extendable after Patch 3.2. Reading through forum comments about this exciting new feature, I found the var...

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Every Monday Scott Andrews contributes Officers' Quarters, a column about the ins and outs of guild leadership. A little healthy competition among your raiders can be a good thing. It encourages people to push to play their best, to show up completely prepared, and to gem and enchant their gear with...

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Every Monday Scott Andrews contributes Officers' Quarters, a column about the ins and outs of guild leadership. The last time I did an officers' patch perspective, the numbers were reversed (2.3). In that column, I talked about mage tables, spell damage being added to healing gear, and the Horde f...

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Pink Pigtail Inn has what is probably the most involved guild anniversary I've ever seen. We've seen quite a few anniversaries and events come through Guildwatch, but this one takes the cake: a huge competitive scavenger hunt, complete with out-of-game clues, banned class abilities (so teams could b...

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The We Have a Tabard series is designed to help guild leaders, officers, members achieve their goals to maximize their cooperative experience. I'm relatively new to leading a raiding guild. I've been working on building and training my team for about six months. I've been leading the recruiting and ...

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Every Monday Scott Andrews contributes Officers' Quarters, a column about the ins and outs of guild leadership. "Normal" mode sounds so dull, doesn't it? Who would want to be "Normal" when you can be "Heroic" -- particularly when being Heroic garners better loot and, for healers specifically, a cha...

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Every Monday Scott Andrews contributes Officers' Quarters, a column about the ins and outs of guild leadership. My guild's members mostly reside in the northeastern U.S. and Canada. As such, the summer is a great season for us: barbecues, outdoor sports, beaches and lakes, hikes and bike rides -- i...

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Every Monday Scott Andrews contributes Officers' Quarters, a column about the ins and outs of guild leadership. What does your guild mean to you? Is it a community of like-minded players enjoying the company of their peers, helping one another to meet goals, and overcoming challenges together? Or i...

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Every Monday Scott Andrews contributes Officers' Quarters, a column about the ins and outs of guild leadership. One of the big annoyances of raiding is finding the right schedule. This time of year is particularly bad for many guilds, as last week's Officers' Quarters column proved. Students of all ...

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Every Monday Scott Andrews contributes Officers' Quarters, a column about the ins and outs of guild leadership. As people approach the end of their lives, they often think about how they will bestow their wealth and possessions, what is called their "estate." Guilds likewise have an estate in the f...

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Every Monday Scott Andrews contributes Officers' Quarters, a column about the ins and outs of guild leadership. Lately there's been a big discussion about the exact nature of the proc on Val'anyr and which class should get it. Bornakk finally stepped in and explained how the legendary mace works. W...

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Every Monday Scott Andrews contributes Officers' Quarters, a column about the ins and outs of guild leadership. PUG players seem to be everywhere these days. For guilds that can't field a full 25, PUGs are running Naxxramas and Obsidian Sanctum and even the Eye of Eternity alongside you. They're pr...

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