by Scott F. Andrews
April 2010, 216 pp.
Who said dragon slaying was easy? Leading a guild in massively multiplayer online (MMO) games like World of Warcraft is more difficult than most players think. Your members look to you to solve problems, plan raids and battles, and lead them to riches and renown.
In The Guild Leader's Handbook, you'll learn how to create, build, and maintain a successful guild. Author Scott F. Andrews, a longtime guild leader and guild advice columnist for WoW.com, will show you how to guide your guild to glory. Whether you're trying to confront a monstrous threat, conquer your rivals, or simply reign supreme as the wealthiest traders in the galaxy, The Guild Leader's Handbook offers invaluable guidance to help you achieve your goals.
You'll learn how to:
Whether you're an established guild leader in need of sage advice or a dedicated player seeking to form your own community, The Guild Leader's Handbook is an essential guide to managing a guild successfully in any MMO game.
About the Author
For the past three years, Scott F. Andrews has been helping other guild leaders and officers with his weekly advice column "Officers' Quarters" for WoW.com. A veteran of the MMO genre, he leads one of the oldest surviving guilds in World of Warcraft.
Table of Contents
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The Guild Leader's Handbook "is a compelling read, even if you're not interested in World of Warcraft."
"Mr. Andrews is a capable writer with a colloquial style and a knack for illustrating his points with interesting real-world examples."
"This is easily the cleanest and most clearly written game reference book I've read."
"The bottom line is that when the author set out to create The Guild Leader's Handbook, he succeeded."
"This is a very entertaining book for everyone, no matter where you stand in the game."
The Guild Leader's Handbook "is well written, logically put together and is a must read for anyone seriously involved in MMOs and guild structure."
"Thanks to the great writing, reading the entire book front to back is very enjoyable, and even the most experienced leaders are sure to find at least a few things they can use to make improvements."
"The Guild Leader's Handbook is an extremely solid book on guild leadership."
"In the end I loved reading this book. I think it's a great refresher course for those who may have been leaders in the past as well as a good primer for those just getting into leading a guild."