If you are looking to learn more about how to start an organization within World of Warcraft and the steps involved, you can refer to my article How to Start a Guild In World of Warcraft.
Once you’ve set up your guild and your base, you must learn how to keep it running smoothly. Keeping a good guild is very laborious, and cause many guild leaders to quit. To run a successful guild it is essential to have the capacity to work hard and be well-informed, as well as be patient. If you believe you are competent to run a successful guild these tips will be able to assist you in your quest.
What Kind of Guild Will Join?
Hopefully, you’ve already decided what type of guild you’d like to be. If you’re not sure what type of guild you want, it is important to decide now, before you start inviting random members. Let’s take a look at the various types of guilds and their benefits.
PvP (Player vs. Player): A PvP guild is heavily focused on PvP clearly. They play in Battlegrounds, Arena, and often time’s world PvP. If you’re an expert about PvP and want to guide a team towards victory at Rated Battlegrounds and arenas, perhaps you should think about changing your guild into PvP guild. Remember that your aim is to make your PvP battles profitable. You’ll be the one who leads and will share with other players what the game’s plan is. If you fail to succeed and your teams fail frequently People won’t want to join your group.
PvE (Player vs. Environment) The following is the definition of what my group is. A PvE group is one that focuses on running dungeons and raiding. For instance, my guild has a raiding group that has raided since Firelands and will continue to raid until Warlords of Draenor. There is more to it than raiding. We also level up and play dungeons. We run heroics of higher levels, and we help each other with quests. If you’re planning to start your own PvE guild, you’ll need to be prepared to run weekly raids or at least have someone that you have confidence in to oversee raids every week. You must have a basic understanding of how the classes work and know how to take on the bosses of raids. Your job is to make sure your raid is ready to fight. This means that you’ll need to make sure everyone understands their roles and how they are playing their role. Also, ensure that everyone is clear about the fights.
Leveling: If an organization advertises that it’s a guild that levels, they don’t necessarily mean they are looking to join forces in endgame like PvP and Raiding but rather focus on increasing the level of alts and also the guild’s level.
Role-play: Although I don’t know the workings of a Roleplay guild but it’s something I am able to comprehend. All of the members need to be extremely attracted to Role-play and you’ll need to conduct a lot of RP meetings to keep the guild active. Prepare an explanation of the basic rules of role-playing to novice players. Also, be mindful of any drama that might occur.
General/Social: If it comes down to it and you still aren’t sure what type of guild you want to be, you can always at least start out as a “casual/General/Social” type guild and do a little bit of everything. My guild was a community guild when I started it. I was not keen to raid or do anything else. In the end, I began to attract quite a few members and they wanted to start raiding. So, I decided to give it a go. It could be that this is what you need to do to figure out the mission of your guild.
Searching for New Members
Once you’ve decided on the type of guild you are going to create and you’ve decided what type of guild you want to be, you’ll need an idea of the kind of people you’re looking for. There are numerous methods to find people to join your guild.
If you want to promote your guild’s trade chat, you’re not going to want to type it out every time. In these situations you’ll have to make an automated. If you’re not sure how to create a macro, use “/m” and a pop-up box will open. Then, click “new” and type out your message. When you’re done you are able to click the macro button every time you wish to promote. It is essential not to overdo it! Only advertise every once in the course of time. Here’s an example macro.
Contacting Guildless Members
It’s not something I would suggest as it could be extremely annoying for other players. But it’s something to consider if it’s not possible to get enough members to join your group in another way. It’s possible to search for members, typically people between levels 1-10. And even if they’re not in a guild you can say something like:
If you’re going to make this decision, you should at least mention something like “Sorry to bother you” and make your message as brief as you can. Many people are constantly bombarded with guild invitations at low levels . They automatically place you on not to bother them. Never, ever, under any circumstance, automatically invite them to the guild. Only if they are willing to join should you issue the invitation. You may be reported as spam, which you don’t wish.
Guild Toolbox Tool
Recently, World of Warcraft received an update to the “Guild Finder.” It lets guildless players look for guilds within their realm that match their preferences. You can edit the public notice of your guild’s leader by clicking on “recruitment” in the Guild interface. This page lets you choose the areas of interest of your guild as you typically do as a guild. You can also select the class roles you are interested in, and then leave a the public with a short note for new members.
Below is a photo of the way my guild appears. My group does a lot of these, however we don’t role play. It’s something I’ve never really considered. It’s also evident that anyone is welcome to join. In my public note you’ll notice how I say that we’re an adult guild, I do this to make sure people understand that the language of adulthood will be present; I have also noted that in the guild’s info tab. I mention that we might require raiders, which would attract higher levels towards us.
It’s impossible to see everything on the bottom. But, I do ask not to apply for perks simply because. This is because I do not like those who join my guild only to get perks. If I hear someone ask to join my guild and they mention that they just want benefits, I’ll decline them. They aren’t likely to assist others, therefore I will deny their request to join the guild bank.