We had a few questions this week for how to actually submit tips to this column, from guild advertisements to acts of uberness and other snippets here and there.
In general, keep your advertisement to a few sentences to a paragraph long. While we have lots of space some weeks, other weeks the column can get pretty tight. More importantly to you, we find that people don't really read paragraphs longer than a few sentences. They might skim the information, but mostly you want to make sure that you keep your entire advertisement quickly consumable and easy to understand.
In terms of making your guild stand out, try and look for things that really separate you from everyone else. Most guilds try and focus on mature people who enjoy having fun, have a laid-back atmosphere, and enjoy drama-free raiding. What's more unique is the flavor of your guild chat. Do you talk about comic books, sports, or family life? What class is your main tank? What's the guild structure like?
Lastly, make sure you include links to your guild, characters, and other important bits. While I do my best to look them up on Battle.net, if I can't find the character, I can link readers to it. Make sure to scan the instructions in each section, too; we include more tips there.
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