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The Guild Leader's Handbook by Scott F. Andrews

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Life Is More Important

In my World of Warcraft guild, we have an unofficial slogan: "RL > WoW." It basically means that what's going on in your real life is more important than what's happening in the game. We never begrudge members the opportunity to spend time with their families or friends, even if it means we have to cancel a raid. Most of our members have been able to strike a healthy balance. They have time to contribute to the guild without sacrificing their offline relationships.

Promoting this attitude doesn't mean we accept it when our members neglect the guild, or blow off other members, for frivolous reasons. It just means that we don't force them to choose between raiding and responsibilities.

Guild leaders can often be quite demanding, ...

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