Chapter 3. Nonhuman Resources: Recruiting Players and Evaluating Recruits

In my guild I referred to our former recruiting officer as the Nonhuman Resources Manager. It's a bit of an in-joke: None of the races available to our faction were human in origin. This officer had a keen eye for quality players. In his four years before he retired from MMOs, he recruited more long-term members and more future officers to the guild than anyone.

How did he do it? He had an infectious enthusiasm for our guild and what it stood for that was difficult to resist. He believed in the guild 100 percent. Even in the most difficult and troubling times, he never doubted that the guild would find its way back to the core beliefs that made us strong. I know there were ...

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