The Guild Leader Episode #45
Role: Raid officer
We often talk about what makes a good guild leader here, so I figure I give it a rest to day and talk about one of your staff. The raid officer or raid leader is the guy that a lot of times gets a bad rap, because most of these guys have an ego issues. That really is part of the job, if you want the truth about it.
The raid officer can have a lot to handle and at times may snap, only because too much is happening at once. This is normal and I wouldn’t worry about that too much.
Most raid officer like this type of thing be honest and that is why you choose this person for the job because they get the job done. I normally don’t take the role as a raid leader, I leave that to somebody else, mostly be of the amount of time it take to plan out raids.
Every person in your guild has a role so let’s get in the raid leaders head here.
- The raid leader’s first job is to plan out raids. This entails a lot of reading and finding what you up against. Learning the zones, the enemies and bosses. There is normally a lot of information to take in, it is recommended that the raid officer has printouts and notes or a second screen on first attempts.
- The second job is make sure that raids are scheduled so that people can join without any problems. The raid leader might want to check with supply officer or quartermaster for any items that guild could supply to make raiding easier.
- Make sure the players are there on time and equipped properly for the raid that is planned.
- The forth job is to take what you get in the form of players and make sure that you use them to their full potential. Make sure the each player knows there role. A good raid leader can pair up weaker player with stronger players and still have a successful raid.
As you can see a raid leaders life isn’t the easiest, but can be very fun and fulfilling when played properly. There is so much more that could be said about a raid leader, but that is enough to give you the idea. As a guild leader you should know the roles of all your officers and make sure that they are completing those jobs to the satisfaction of the guild members.
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.