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Every Monday Scott Andrews contributes Officers' Quarters, a column about the ins and outs of guild leadership. With Ulduar proving to be more difficult than Naxx, raid leaders are focusing more and more on performance issues. Raids are finding out that they can't just carry their weakest players th...

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Every Monday Scott Andrews contributes Officers' Quarters, a column about the ins and outs of guild leadership. As an officer or a guild leader, doing favors for your friends is one thing. The situation described below goes way beyond that. This one just blows my mind. Let's jump right into it. Hey...

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The Wordy Warrior has added to their series of "10 Ways..." posts with today's 10 Ways to Make Your Guild Love You. Whereas her first couple of posts in the series were aimed at the rank and file of a guild or raid, aiming to warm up to your raid leaders or guild officers, this one is aimed at thos...

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Every Monday Scott Andrews contributes Officers' Quarters, a column about the ins and outs of guild leadership. I've covered account sharing before. I gave some details about Blizzard's policies on it and how it could affect your guild. This week, I received an e-mail from someone who found out tha...

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We are, unfortunately, late in awarding our first ever Guild of the Month winner, but we've got a good reason: when we contacted Nytrok, the guildmaster, he was away in France for the 60th anniversary of NATO, and as an Air Force Corporal in the Canadian Forces, was meeting with the Prime Minister...

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Every Monday Scott Andrews contributes Officers' Quarters, a column about the ins and outs of guild leadership. I'm sure plenty of officers out there can sympathize with the dilemma in this e-mail. The officer who wrote it has recently been promoted (yay!), but now her friends come to her for specia...

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Every Monday Scott Andrews contributes Officers' Quarters, a column about the ins and outs of guild leadership. I can't take credit for the column name -- it was a turn of phrase used by the writer of this week's reader e-mail. It's a fitting expression, as you'll see. He wonders just how to get peo...

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Every Monday Scott Andrews contributes Officers' Quarters, a column about the ins and outs of guild leadership. Who knows what's best for a guild, its leader or its members? It's an interesting question. The guild leader certainly has the best perspective on all guild issues (or she should, anyway)....

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Every Monday Scott Andrews contributes Officers' Quarters, a column about the ins and outs of guild leadership. In my first rant last year, I called out all the officers who, in the dark times before Wrath went live, resorted to rampant poaching -- rather than alliances -- to keep their raiding gui...

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15 Minutes of Fame is our look at World of Warcraft players of all shapes and sizes – from the renowned to the relatively anonymous, the remarkable to the player next door. Tip us off to players you'd like to hear more about. Playing WoW is an exercise in organization. You need to organize ...

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Every Monday Scott Andrews contributes Officers' Quarters, a column about the ins and outs of guild leadership. Arriving with the upcoming 3.1 patch, Ulduar will be ground zero for hard mode raiding -- complex encounters rewarding the best loot in the game, presumably a hardcore raider's dream. The...

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Every Monday Scott Andrews contributes Officers' Quarters, a column about the ins and outs of guild leadership. According to wowjutsu.com, more than 25,000 guilds in the world are better than mine. That's rather disheartening in an objective sense, but I also have no idea how they get their info or...

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Every Monday Scott Andrews contributes Officers' Quarters, a column about the ins and outs of guild leadership. Ever since Ghostcrawler's Q&A session last week, it seems like everyone wants to talk about dual specs, so I might as well give in. A few readers have written me to ask how I will han...

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Every Monday Scott Andrews contributes Officers' Quarters, a column about the ins and outs of guild leadership. In the WoW universe, a guild can change practically overnight. Someone quits or a new person joins, and the guild is never the same again. Logging off for a while can feel like traveling t...

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Every Monday Scott Andrews contributes Officers' Quarters, a column about the ins and outs of guild leadership. Sometimes a little stripping can be useful in a raid. I used to do it myself when I tanked with my paladin. Trash just never hit me hard enough to allow me to keep up my mana. I'd remove s...

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Every Monday Scott Andrews contributes Officers' Quarters, a column about the ins and outs of guild leadership. I have mostly steered clear of politics in this column. Very early on, in the second or third column I wrote for WoW Insider, I made an offhand joke about the current administration that s...

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Every Monday Scott Andrews contributes Officers' Quarters, a column about the ins and outs of guild leadership. There's an old adage in sports that's often bandied about whenever someone gets confused about their role on the team: "Players play, coaches coach." It doesn't really work for us ("Office...

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Every Monday Scott Andrews contributes Officers' Quarters, a column about the ins and outs of guild leadership. Here's another /facepalm situation to complement the one I wrote about last week. What's the first thing you would do if you were suddenly appointed the leader of your guild? Would you tal...

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Every Monday Scott Andrews contributes Officers' Quarters, a column about the ins and outs of guild leadership. Raids are in many ways like a sports team. Some players are your proven starters. Some are your backups who fill in for the starters. Some are still learning the game and trying to get th...

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Every Monday Scott Andrews contributes Officers' Quarters, a column about the ins and outs of guild leadership. Lately I've gotten a lot of e-mail from readers with a similar theme. People ask me, "Should I stick with my guild even though we aren't raiding yet?" They say, "We just lost five members ...

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