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Sometimes it seems that numbers dominate MMOs. We play in worlds that are filled with stat-based items, resists, crits, parses, rankings, heck, even little tech issues like framerate and latency often come into play. After a while, you start to wonder if you've somehow turned into Cypher from the...

August 25th 2011 at 7:00pm 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 now from No Starch Press. One of the most important things you can do when you start a new guild is to differentiate your co...

August 22nd 2011 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 now from No Starch Press. Starting a new guild in WoW is an uphill battle. Make no mistake: It's not an endeavor to undertak...

June 20th 2011 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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I want to talk about Runes of Magic's lock-out that prevents anyone from forming a guild or inviting players to a guild between set hours each night. The lock-out takes place between the hours of 7 and 11 p.m. EDT every night. That's a four-hour window each evening that is within the only hours s...

June 13th 2011 at 12:00pm 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 now from No Starch Press. A helpful feature for guild officers was added with patch 4.1, but I haven't seen many people talk...

May 2nd 2011 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 now from No Starch Press. These days, when you say "guild reputation," most people think of the guild rep grind that's requi...

April 18th 2011 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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We've all been there -- you came up with "Your Vision," the paint's dry on the guild hall, and you're ready to select some quality members, but instead you're surrounded by chirping crickets and tumbleweeds. You patiently wait for people to start knocking on your door, but that turns to desperation...

January 20th 2011 at 7:00pm 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 now from No Starch Press. This column is a special one for me. A reader wrote an email to the Drama Mamas, who passed it alon...

January 10th 2011 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Out of all the issues involved with guild management, there's nothing more important to a long-lasting guild than a solid, time-tested process of screening potential members. Surprisingly, when you look at many of the traditional methods of filtering potential members, very few of them actually s...

December 16th 2010 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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OK, maggots! If you'd like to sign up to be a member of The U.S. Marine Corps, you're going to need to learn to use an iPad. Or at least sign your name on one. Military Times is reporting that the Corps is experimenting with the use of iPads in recruiting. The blog reported that the commander of the...

December 1st 2010 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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The era of the BlackBerry's dominance in the corporate communicator market may be drawing to a close, and Apple is recruiting staff to speed that process along. Over the past year and a half, Apple has hired at least five senior enterprise sales reps from Research in Motion (RIM), the Canadian man...

November 25th 2010 at 7:00am 0 Comments