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Officers' Quarters: Regime change

A blood elf becomes a goblin
Every Monday, Scott Andrews contributes Officers' Quarters, a column about the ins and outs of guild leadership. He is the author of The Guild Leader's Handbook, available from No Starch Press.

In sports, I think one of the most difficult tasks of all is taking over for a superstar at a key position -- the backup goalie who gets called upon when the starting goalie is injured, or the relief pitcher who steps onto the mound with a lead.

In WoW, one of the most difficult leadership tasks is to take over a guild from a trusted former guild leader. The talents and contributions of your predecessor are on everyone's minds. Expectations will be high, and if you fail, you'll be letting your friends down. You could destroy a community that's an important part of people's lives. The pressure is enormous.

This week, a brand new guild leader asks for advice.


I've recently been promoted to Guild Master of a very large social guild after being an officer for over a year.

As you know, although the change-over is friendly and I'm trying hard to make it as smooth as possible, there's quite a bit of work that's going into it.

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