World of Warcraft 3/Wrath is coming. A new expansion dropping is the perfect time to make big changes in your relationship with WoW.
Is being a sports fan similar to playing World of Warcraft? No. But having seasonal duration hobbies is!
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.
Achievements could be really interesting.
There are the obvious parts, like “wow, I ran Strat all the way through 200 times?” to the nostalgic “yay, I killed Onyxia when it still kinda counted” to the banal “this says I’ve jumped 350,000 times, I’m going to go re-examine my life”.
That’s cool stuff and will be very fun to play, but that’s not the part that causes me to geek out. What is really interesting is that you can compare your achievements with other people.