Kurn's Guides Free Sneak Peeks

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Here are 20 free Sneak Peeks:
- 13 from the Guild Master's Guide
- 7 from the Raider's Guide

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Guild Master Guide
  • Module 1: Starting Up

    This module covers the creation, naming, location and faction of a new guild, plus help on dealing with tricky subjects such as policies and guild structure. Also discussed are guild event schedules and timetables.

    Sneak Peek 1, Sneak Peek 2


  • Module 2: How to Recruit

    This extensive module focuses on everything to do with the recruitment process. While examples used are for Player vs. Environment raiding guilds, all examples can be adapted by you to suit your guild's focus. While tailored towards guild masters, recruitment officers will also get a lot out of this module.

    Sneak Peek 1, Sneak Peek 2, Sneak Peek 3


  • Module 3: Officers

    Regardless of the type of guild you run, you probably can't do it all by yourself. (In fact, I'd recommend you don't!) From promoting officers to kicking former officers out of the guild, this module covers everything you need to know about working with a group of other people.

    Sneak Peek 1, Sneak Peek 2


  • Module 4: Community Management

    Guilds are living, breathing online communities. If you ignore the community aspect of your guild, you're asking for higher turnover, less engaged players and the very real possibility of being the guild master of an empty guild. Learn how to set the right tone, properly discipline players and engage your members for a better, more vibrant guild community.

    Sneak Peek 1, Sneak Peek 2


  • Module 5: Expansion Planning

    Not only do games continually reinvent themselves with various patches, but they do so with expansions as well. Learn everything you need to know about solidifying your guild before the next expansion comes out.

    Sneak Peek 1, Sneak Peek 2


  • Module 6: How to Quit (Gracefully)

    "All good things must come to an end," said Geoffrey Chaucer. As unthinkable as it may be right now, your reign as guild master is no exception. This module covers how to quit without adversely affecting your guild, plus all the things you should do to best prepare your new team for the challenges they'll face. Finally, it also talks about how you can let go of what has likely become a passion of yours.

    Sneak Peek 1, Sneak Peek 2


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More details on the Guild Master's Guide here!



Raider's Guide
  • Sneak Peek 1: Skill

    This Sneak Peek deals with the concept of skill. Is it inherent? Learned? How do you deal when you're not a "naturally gifted" player? Fear not, you too can still be a kick-ass raider!

    Sneak Peek 1: Skill


  • Sneak Peek 2: Gear & Professions

    While this particular Sneak Peek was written before the removal of hit, expertise and reforging in the game, this section is still useful when it comes to understanding how the small tweaks you make to your gear and the small gains from your professions can be useful in terms of maximizing your potential output.

    Sneak Peek 2: Gear & Professions


  • Sneak Peek 3: Avoiding Mistakes

    Everyone makes mistakes. We're human. Half the fun of raiding is learning how to avoid your mistakes so that you can get better at what you're trying to do. That means not standing in bad, focusing the appropriate target and more. Read about some of my most memorable mistakes and learn how to get better at minimizing your own errors.

    Sneak Peek 3: Avoiding Mistakes


  • Sneak Peek 4: Awareness of Abilities

    This Sneak Peek examines ability use in more depth -- refreshing buffs and debuffs, clearing up your user interface, customizing things so that they work for you.

    Sneak Peek 4: Awareness of Abilities


  • Sneak Peek 5: Being a Team Player

    Raiding's a team activity, period. There's no getting around it. Learn what raid leaders may be looking at from you to ensure how you can be a solid, dedicated team member who spends most of their time in the raid and not on the bench.

    Sneak Peek 5: Being a Team Player


  • Sneak Peek 6: Whining and Complaining vs. Disagreeing

    While this particular Sneak Peek was written before the removal of hit, expertise and reforging in the game, this section is still useful when it comes to understanding how the small tweaks you make to your gear and the small gains from your professions can be useful in terms of maximizing your potential output.

    Sneak Peek 6: Whining and Complaining vs. Disagreeing


  • Sneak Peek 7: The Right Fit

    Your happiness has a major effect on your play. Make sure you're on the same page as your guildies, that you're more compatible than not.

    Sneak Peek 7: The Right Fit


More details on the Raider's Guide here!