Feb 12th 2010 9:03AM We also found that marking each of the healers taking portals really really helped with preparing to take portals. It made it really easy to see if someone was standing by and planning on taking a portal so we did not end up with people stuck outside when someone else took their planned portal.
Dec 22nd 2009 10:43AM As a current co-lead for my raiding guild, I am in a similar situation. I'm currently expecting my first child in March and we're dancing around our options in order to facilitate a clean transition to another co-lead. We've used the co-leadership method since founding in January 2009 and it's worked really well for us.
This will actually be the second leadership transition we'll be facing. The first occurred back in September when our co-lead (and my RL husband) had to step down for RL reasons. In response, I was promoted from officer (guild bank handling mostly and a 3rd view on policies) to co-lead. This was relatively smooth, however, since I had been in the guild since founding and my leadership philosophy was the same. Slight changes have been made, and my voice is different on Vent, but overall it was a minor shift.
However, my co-lead is not interested in leading the guild alone. We're considering approaching one of our officers (current guild bank manager and lead tank) about taking over some of the co-lead roles. However, his other half is expecting as well and I'm sure he'll be out of the game for at least a month (if not longer) in May. Seems silly to promote a new leader who can't stay much longer than I am. Silly expiration dates!
Both my co-lead and I believe this guild is bigger than we are individually. We don't want the guild to be done just because our RL won't facilitate it any more. It's a dicey business.
Oct 21st 2009 2:49PM I've hooked up WoW to my projector in the past as well. For me personally, sitting on the couch and using the screen created more tunnel vision than a regular monitor. I had a hard time taking in all the extra information on the screen and had to constantly shift my eyes around the screen to read raid chat / guild chat / check buffs / etc.
While the big screen is nice (mine runs 125" diagonally), I found no noticeable improvment in my personal game play. I have to admit though, it was pretty cool. =) And great for having other people watch if they want to see what this crazy-online-game-you-play-all-the-time-is about.
I'm a medium-core raid leader in a medium-core guild, so I'd like to think I can at least hold my own in raiding. =P
Jan 4th 2009 9:15PM Lol - I am glad she was such a hit! We had an absolute blast making her. Anna's my best friend in RL, so when we headed to Colorado to play in the snow for a week, we promised to make her one.
And yes, the pine needles are for her kilt. Just kinda hard to make even! =P