Being a guild leader is hard. It’s really hard. In fact, it may as well be considered a full-time job in a lot of cases. Between knowing all of your members just like a manager at work, running websites and forums just like a standard website owner, and organizing activities for everyone like some type of deranged virtual event planner, being a guild leader can bring out the best (or worst) in anyone.
Leading a guild is about so much more than just a small list of tips though. Every leader is different, just like every guild has a different purpose. Being a guild leader is about so much more than just playing a game and organizing your members – it’s about leadership. After reading this list if you’re interested in a more in-depth primer on how to be a great guild leader, then you should definitely check out The Guild Leader’s Handbook by Scott F. Andrews – it’s a bit outdated at this point, but you have to do your homework if you want to be great, right?