Jan 10th 2011 6:01PM This is definitely one of the best officers' quarters I've read. I've been an officer in a progression raiding guild for over a year now, and ever since becoming one I've made sure to at least skim the articles here, even if they were regarding issues that didn't necessarily pertain to my guild. This article however, really struck a chord with me because the issue explained here has been the single greatest threat to the life of my guild, and only through a lot of hard work, and more than a little luck, were certain flare-ups of this issue prevented from annihilating us, and even then we had a long period of recovery at one point.
From my own experience I can say this: no matter how brilliant of a leader you are, you will always need a good team of people to support and work with you, and they have to be people willing to step up on their own. The officers of a guild can't be the arms, legs, and body of which the guild master is the head that, in the end, controls everything. The officer corps has to be a solid team that works together, and the guild master is simply the captain of that team.
It takes huge luck to find people who are willing and able to make it all work (especially in the long-term), and even then there will be hard times. I think it's a gargantuan achievement to have lead a guild for over five years before it finally died. I don't think I'd be able to do even close to that, but hopefully with these articles, I'll be able to keep things going a bit longer than they otherwise would.
Dec 26th 2010 4:09AM wtb!
Dec 25th 2010 9:32PM pick me!
Dec 22nd 2010 6:02PM wtb!
Dec 9th 2010 2:04PM Any idea when the flight form models will be implemented for Worgen and Trolls?
Dec 7th 2010 2:41AM OMG pick me!
Oct 23rd 2010 3:30PM wtb someone talking about kitty druids. We need some love.
Oct 22nd 2010 8:29PM Dunno if this is the right place to ask this, but will Shifting Perspectives ever focus more on Feral DPS? I like Allison a ton, and Tyler is a great moonkin, but Allison only rarely mentions Feral DPS in her articles, and when she does, it's usually very basic information that, as an endgame raiding kitty who stays on top of his theorycrafting, I already know, and I'm always a little bit disappointed.
In short, will Shifting Perspectives ever come up with some articles that go into Feral DPS to the same depth that Allison and Tyler do when talking about Bear, Tree and Moonkin?
Jul 23rd 2010 12:35AM So we've had reccomendations for Mark Hamill and James Earl Jones...
such delicious irony.