The Guild Leader Episode #28
The Things to Avoid!
Most of my episodes of the Guild Leader are telling what you should do, today let’s take a look in the other direction on things you shouldn’t do or get involved in as a guild leader. Believe me this in in your best interest and the interest of guild to avoid the following.
These things can have various effects like getting members mad at you, getting members to leave guild, creating an overall bad vibe in guild, overall distrust of you, and worst you could find yourself without a guild.
It shouldn’t matter whether your and expert in a subject or not as a guild leader you should never give out advice on anything except how to be a better player of the game you’re playing.
I wouldn’t touch this with a ten foot pole, especially in-game. A lot of couples play games together you don’t want to be the one to get in-between them and cause a rift in the guild.
I know a lot of people who have and try to use game to meet someone to talk too when there lonely that is fine, but as a guild leader please don’t get in the middle of these situations. You need to have a clear head and you have enough problems to worry about without add something like this to your workload
This is basically the same as relationship advice this should be avoided at all costs. You don’t want to become the scapegoat as the person that gave crappy advice.
Advice of what to do in the family environment can be a tricky subject, leave that to the experts.
Tell everyone about the latest Ponzi scheme and how to join, not! Do I really have to say anymore?
Sometimes people will confide in you as someone who can listen and make a good judgment of situations, but please be very careful with this information. Firstly if you can try not to get into this situation in the first place.
Sometime these confessionals can get personal and or they could give you information that is something that was done either criminally or illegal. Using your best judgment and common sense please be careful with this information. You might have moral or legal obligations to do something with this information.
Being a guild leader is very fun and rewarding for the most part, but knowing the pitfalls is always helpful. We all want to help our guild mates but knowing where to draw the line is the key to be a great guild leader.
Guild Leader is a weekly series by Beer and Joysticks .com and written by Chris Gillis covering all aspects of being a better guild leader. If you have any questions or comments we welcome them below this article.