Mar 1st 2012 10:17AM As a quick addendum, our guild has also done tournaments. 6 events, usually in the summer, in the span of 2 months. Each having a winner, and 1st, 2nd, 3rd, earning points, with the final winner getting a large gold payout (usually about 10,000g). I try to use all different sorts of events to get the interest of all of our guildies, a pvp dueling tournament, a leveling contest, a fishing tournament (just like our own stv), a talent show (in game and vent), a wow trivia night, a treasure hunt. This was a lot of fun because we would usually tell a guild story, or have a quarrel between 2 officers that the guildies, work through a quest chain to get to the end, scattering officers all over Azeroth. Events like this, and the summer tournament take a lot of time, but they are great for the guild.
Mar 1st 2012 10:15AM One thing my guild does is a Crusader Program. This is something that we do for our longer term members and officers so that they can become Crusader's inside the guild. They actually crusade, for a minimum of 12 months to complete 12 different ranks (working at their own pace), and at the end, receive the rank of Crusader and get a monthly gold stipend and unlimited guild repair. This has revitalized our guild. It has caused many people to work to becoming higher ranks in the guild so that they are able to Crusade. You often see much collaboration and a lot of events posted that help keep our guild active, just so that guildies can work together to achieve their crusader ranks for the month. The idea behind the program is it is a high involvement, high participation rank that yields a high reward. It will also help guildies to become well rounded. Some may stumble on their pvp objective, others on profession portion. My guildies love it. Here is a link to our crusader program. Feel free to use it :) This is fantastic because it helps bring our own content into the game.
Feb 28th 2012 11:55AM I had an issue for a few weeks with only one toon. It ended up being my quest tracker. I was tracking too many achievements. Once i turned off the 2 meta achieves i was tracking, my fps shot up.
Dec 15th 2011 11:21AM Pick me Pick me!
Dec 7th 2011 8:59AM I check my guild finder requests daily. If people submit a request with nothing but their name, i automatically delete. I weed through those that type something, and choose the ones that i think may be a good fit based on what they wrote. Then, I send them an in game mail to contact me in game to discuss our guild further. Usually 1 out of 10 does. If they've gone as far to type something about themselves, and contact me, they're worth talking to. From there, i probably take 1 of 5 into our guild. We usually end up with 1-3 new members a month from the guild finder. With a guild that maxes at 100 and has been on the server for more than 5 years, with most members being in the guild for at least 2 years...this is a good amount.
Jan 3rd 2011 7:57AM Woot!
Dec 30th 2010 7:11PM that's awesome!