Aug 18th 2008 10:05PM As someone that works in the internet industry I would personally not make mention to management that I've learnt valuable leadership skills from leading a guild. The main reason for this is that current execs range from 35-50 years of age and haven't grown up in an environment where gaming is considered a social activity. I think you will find in another decade or so that these skills could perhaps be viewed very favourably on resumes or when cited as examples to specific interview questions.
The important thing to remember is that anyone leading a successful guild in any form of officer capacity IS getting highly sought after professional experience. While you may not be able to use this on a resume, the confidence and maturity you've gained will surely shine through in any interview you attend.
Don't dismiss the experience people regardless of whether you can explain to your manager how you got it :)
Jul 1st 2008 3:28AM I think the question you need to ask yourself is how much are you and the other officers really trying to get the raid organised and off the ground? As guild leader of a light raiding guild, I often find that if myself or one of my main officers doesn't take charge and get the ball moving, the raid just fizzles out and doesn't eventuate.
The reality is that the majority of people need someone to guide them every step of the way. These people don't understand that organising and taking charge of situations doesn't magically happen. I often charge these types of raiders with the task of organising a simple Kara run on our unofficial 10 man night. Surprise surprise the start time shows up and within half an hour they are calling it quits because not enough people are on, or everyone is busy doing something else. The good news is that they gain a new appreciation for how much effort is involved in running larger 25 man groups.
Apr 14th 2008 4:47AM Adam
I understand that this website is really here just to provide some light commentary on WoW related issues however I really feel this article doesn't do you justice as an impartial reporter/commentator.
Aren't you meant to research topics before posting one sided view points? Next time would you kindly roll a toon on one of the affected servers, play in our peak times for an hour or so and experience the game play first hand before writing some pro Blizzard rubbish?
Oh and don't forget there is no point testing this on Tuesday because the servers will go down before you actually get to be on for more than 15 minutes!