11/DEC/13

Winter!: Prepare for holiday gaming!


Forums top   gamerDNA.com Forums > gamerDNA.com > GamerDNA Life


Post Reply
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 03-27-2007, 05:00 PM
Roxianna's Avatar
Roxianna Roxianna is offline
gamerDNA Regina Omnipotens
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Cambridge, MA
Posts: 2,125
Roxianna is enveloped in a rainbow of effervescent greatness Roxianna is enveloped in a rainbow of effervescent greatness Roxianna is enveloped in a rainbow of effervescent greatness Roxianna is enveloped in a rainbow of effervescent greatness Roxianna is enveloped in a rainbow of effervescent greatness Roxianna is enveloped in a rainbow of effervescent greatness Roxianna is enveloped in a rainbow of effervescent greatness Roxianna is enveloped in a rainbow of effervescent greatness Roxianna is enveloped in a rainbow of effervescent greatness
Send a message via AIM to Roxianna Send a message via MSN to Roxianna Send a message via Yahoo to Roxianna
Vox Discussion: The Guild Leader--Advertising
A place to talk about the premiere edition of the column, The Guild Leader: Advertising by Angela "Roxianna" Bull.

Do you have more hints for guild recruitment? How do you promote your guild? Do you have a worse or funnier example of guild recruitment ads? Is a regular column on guild management issues of interest to you?
Last edited by Roxianna : 03-27-2007 at 05:44 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-27-2007, 08:59 PM
Sensational's Avatar
Sensational Sensational is offline
Savant, but with a star!
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Sweden.
Posts: 3,186
Sensational CLASSIFIED Sensational CLASSIFIED Sensational CLASSIFIED Sensational CLASSIFIED Sensational CLASSIFIED Sensational CLASSIFIED Sensational CLASSIFIED Sensational CLASSIFIED Sensational CLASSIFIED Sensational CLASSIFIED Sensational CLASSIFIED
Send a message via MSN to Sensational
I for one think that the best way to recruit someone is by killing them, people react to being killed in different ways and it defenitley tells you what type of player they are.
__________________
100% Killer, 47% Achiever, 40% Explorer, 13% Socializer, 200% Awesome.
"BY THE WAY A THREAD , IT USE TO BE CALLED A SENTENCE ! "
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-27-2007, 09:10 PM
Tarinth's Avatar
Tarinth Tarinth is offline
gamerDNA Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Southborough, MA
Posts: 959
Tarinth is a paragon of the community Tarinth is a paragon of the community Tarinth is a paragon of the community Tarinth is a paragon of the community Tarinth is a paragon of the community
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sensational View Post
I for one think that the best way to recruit someone is by killing them, people react to being killed in different ways and it defenitley tells you what type of player they are.
There are a number of ways to recruit--this particular article dealt with advertising. I think Roxianna will deal with some of the more "creative" techniques in a future column.
__________________

Disruptor Beam -- Facebook RPGs
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-29-2007, 04:48 AM
Ama-Ebi's Avatar
Ama-Ebi Ama-Ebi is offline
Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Spokane,WA
Posts: 444
Ama-Ebi is a cornerstone of the community Ama-Ebi is a cornerstone of the community Ama-Ebi is a cornerstone of the community
Send a message via AIM to Ama-Ebi Send a message via MSN to Ama-Ebi
The article made me chuckle at some mistakes I've seen in recruiting. In my first guild, at that time, everyone was spamming "Join our guild/city. Free house. Free speeder."

The guilds I've recruited for have been small guilds with more of a family atmosphere.

I found that word of mouth worked best. I'd mention to a friend that the guild was recruiting and to send anyone they thought would be a good fit to me or other recruiters. A well placed ad on the forums or in a store display/vendor worked well to generate interest if needed too.

I'd usually interract with another player for a while before even talking about the guild. I often let my behavior show what our guild was about. When a person was truly interrested, I'd ask what they expected of us and in return, told what we'd expect of them as a guild member. Honesty is key. People can usually see thru B.S sooner or later and that only wastes time for everyone when you make things more than they are in reality. If the person wasn't interrested for some reason, I'd ask them to send anyone they thought would be interrested to me. When all else fails, turn on the female charm.
__________________

Ama-Ebi Unagi Zahira Daja
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-23-2007, 05:39 AM
MaeveAlleine's Avatar
MaeveAlleine MaeveAlleine is offline
Rising Star
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: San Diego, CA, USA
Posts: 378
MaeveAlleine is a paragon of the community MaeveAlleine is a paragon of the community MaeveAlleine is a paragon of the community MaeveAlleine is a paragon of the community MaeveAlleine is a paragon of the community
Send a message via ICQ to MaeveAlleine Send a message via AIM to MaeveAlleine Send a message via Yahoo to MaeveAlleine
Great advice. I couldn't have written it better! Thank you
__________________

visit my blog: oh! san diego dot com
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-26-2007, 09:03 PM
Esraymuk's Avatar
Esraymuk Esraymuk is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Oxford, UK
Posts: 23
Esraymuk has much to be proud of
A good article, especially the bit about not spelling things correctly. Not using proper spelling or grammer marks out a person as a noob, imo.

The "bad" recruitment message you gave out isn't as bad as what you see in many games.

Heres a popular WoW recruiting message for "generic trash guild":

HEY GUYZ WE ARE "TEH FIGHTING BRUTHERS" AND WE R RECRUT lvl 60 4 MC, PLZ /W AND I INV KK

Thats really annoying to see. Now repeat that same message, with the same lack of grammer, incorrectly spelled message/guild name, and capital letters 4 times in a row, every 10 seconds. That is how NOT to recruit.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-23-2007, 06:26 AM
andrewjay's Avatar
andrewjay andrewjay is offline
Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: SoCal Baby!!!
Posts: 285
andrewjay is a cornerstone of the community andrewjay is a cornerstone of the community
Good Article. The way I started recruiting was just to let fate run its course. When I would run into somebody doin the samer thing. I would ask to join and quest with them. If we got along and worked well together, I would then invite them to join my guild. Those people I met that way are my most dedicated and loyal officers to this day!!!
__________________
IronFire Rules!!! Long Live The DeathDealers!!!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-03-2008, 12:12 PM
November's Avatar
November November is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: California, USA
Posts: 1
November has much to be proud of
love your idea of killing! makes total sence. 8)
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-03-2008, 01:24 PM
stunt's Avatar
stunt stunt is offline
Famous Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: i live in a trashcan bitch
Posts: 128
stunt has much to be proud of
Did I Make Famous?
__________________
I REGRET NOTHING!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-07-2008, 05:01 AM
Arkane's Avatar
Arkane Arkane is offline
Savant
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Posts: 1,194
Arkane is a jewel in the community Arkane is a jewel in the community
Send a message via AIM to Arkane
Quote:
Originally Posted by stunt View Post
Did I Make Famous?
What does this have to do with the topic? Why not just send a PM to a mod about it?
Reply With Quote
Post Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off