Some GM Advice

I read a great article over at the excellent Chick GM about officer leadership styles and what makes a good officer. It made me think about what I valued in GMs and officers, and what I learned as GM.

It took me a long time to come up with my online leadership style, and longer still to identify pieces of what I was actually trying to accomplish. I've been a leader in multiple non-game places, but the MMORPG space is different. My guild suffered a bit while I learned, but eventually I got the hang of it. When it was time for me to hand the reins over, I came up with a list of directives and shared it with the subsequent GMs of my guild.

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Dynamic Duos

One of the great joys of WoW is how couple-friendly it is. My wife and I are suckers for some cooperative multiplayer, and we haven't looked back since we set up her account. We play together all the time, doing dailies, farming mobs, instancing and raiding (although we're learning that being new parents isn't really conducive to raiding, so that's trailing off). Also, leveling alts.

We have some experience leveling a number of duos.

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