Thursday, March 23, 2006

Gaming Skill Finally Paying Off!

Wired has news post: You Play World of Warcraft? You’re Hired! Though once again I have to point out how I was here first.

You’ll notice the following on my own resume:

Related Interest
In depth involvement with current on-line persistent state role playing games. Current member of Afterlife, formerly one of the top guilds in EverQuest and now an active raiding guild in World of Warcraft. Former member of Knights of Glory and Beer [KGB], a large guild in Ultima Online.
I wonder if I should add "created the Thottbot logo"?

Speaking of being a Guild Leader, The Daedalus Project has a posting entitled Life as a Guild Leader, which is a write up using the results of a survy taken of Guild Leaders in MMO games. Some noteable quotes:

When you are the leader of a guild of 50 players, gaming can become more stressful than your daytime job.

God damn, people don't listen. I hated it. They are so whiny and expect you to do exactly what they say and give them what they want. Balancing the needs of 50 people suck... I won't do it again. I don't even want to be an officer. Takes all the fun out of the game.

A guild leader has to be den mother and bitch goddess in one.

The most valuable lesson I learned from being a guild leader is that if you give someone an inch they will take a mile. The experience drove me much farther to the political right.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's true, you can tell the quality of someone by how they are in game. Good to know Yahoo got that right. Nobody at my work plays wow though.