May 12th 2008 9:56AM Format. Install Ubuntu (Linux). Run WoW in Wine. Problem Solved!
Mar 17th 2008 12:04PM There are quite a few red flags in this one for me.
1. Being a GM of a guild, casual or raiding, is a lot of hard work and takes an untold amount of dedication and patience. It takes its toll on your real life and in-game relationships, and you can't always be everyones buddy.
2. Mergers can work, but most often they dont. A merger should always be a LAST resort. A merger is basically giving up. If you enjoy playing with your guildies, just know that not all of them will follow you on a merger. You stand a chance of losing a majority of them. Especially if they don't care for the other guild or it's members. It can work, but chances are it's just the same as a guild disband, where a handful of the more dedicated players move onto another guild together.
3. I agree with everyone else that finding out what the guild as a whole wants, and needs from a guild is vital. How can you ensure that your members are happy and want to stay in guild, if you don't know what they need. Ask questions, talk to people.
4. Before trying to take over the reins of something this big, why not open the lines of communications. Talk to everyone. Find out what they think and who is willing to work with you and other officers to get things moving again. Get people talking again, get events planned, get people excited to be in the guild again.