Sorry all, I was away a couple weeks ago, and I thought my last blog went through. It DIDN’T. I am wanting to write about Guild leadership this week. I have found that many people in guilds have different views about life, leadership, and goals. Yeah… it is the same as real life. Some leaders learn to become leaders by being throne into a position. My first experience was being a guild leader for my first MMORPG, WoW. I called the guild Blood Covered. It was Christian based, but lets just say it was a learning curve. I didn’t know how to do websites, build community, or lead correctly. Plus during the time it was all about me… me… me… God was in the back burner.
After God got a hold of me. I took my experience to learn. My next game was Lord of the Rings Online where I gained my chance to lead another Christian guild called Vox (means Voice). I had to restart the leadership, for it was run by another two guys. I put people in the positions not just because, but they were willing to try. As a guild leader we are given the responsibility, the burden, and investment in the guilds and community we invest in. People chosen to be officers need to hold the same foundation. Being the officer also means you hold/share the burden. By this sharing we can keep leaders from burning out.
Communities grow only by the investment of people willing to work at outside the game. Whether it is a recruiting video, events, pictures, and more. It all starts with people willing to invest into the community to build behind the support of the leaders. The key truth you must understand is that leaders cannot do it alone without followers willing to invest their time to help.