Week in the Life of a Guild Leader – Day 6

 Posted by on November 12, 2013  Guild  Comments Off on Week in the Life of a Guild Leader – Day 6
Nov 122013

Why am I doing this? This is why.

12:00pm: Get told about a meeting for an interguild project on Wednesday. Delegate Wednesday’s guild missions to the deputy leaders so I can attend.

8:30pm: Fix up packages as thank yous to those who helped out with Pink Day in La.

9:00pm: Sit down and fix a few cosmetic bugs identified on the forum

10pm: Finish up with that & hop in game to unwind. Do a couple of bits while I’m online including taking more notes about a future Arah dungeon run and compensating a guild member for expenses they’ve undertaken doing a guild event.

Week in the Life of a Guild Leader – Day 5

 Posted by on November 10, 2013  Guild  Comments Off on Week in the Life of a Guild Leader – Day 5
Nov 102013

Context is wonderful, here’s where you can find some

11:30am: Get up and do the morning rounds on the website and twitter. Sort out the boosters for today.

12pm: Join the guild for some WvW

12:50: Stop WvW to start preparing for guild missions at 1pm.

2:15pm: Wind up guild missions for the day. We got a Rush, Bounty and Puzzle done, again pleased with progress. Unable to do a challenge due to numbers. Ask a deputy guild leader to port the survey from a document to Survey Monkey while I’m updating the forum. Take a short break

3:00pm: Resume preparing the forum update. This involves manually merging in code changes from various mods

4:00pm: Code is ready, so I take a backup of the full website before putting it into maintenance mode (so people can’t post). WordPress is easy to update as it’s a click to update interface. The phpbb3 forum is a little more complicated as I have to upload and merge in files. I’ve made a few errors in the changes I made, so had to fix them.

5:30pm: Satisfied the website is working again, so I take it out of maintenance mode and write update notes. I notice a guildie has a birthday so make a thread wishing them a happy birthday. Take a break

6:30pm: Pop back in game, join for Cathedral of Flames Path 2. Cooking dinner as well, so afterwards I talk to a few people about various bits and bobs, including concerns about a guild event taking place tomorrow.

8:30pm: Back from dinner. Have a long conversation with a guild member about how things are. Post the survey up in between this and doing some world bosses.

10:00pm: Discuss promotion to full member with a new guild member. They have some good feedback about the whole transition so I take notes to go along with that gathered from the survey and next week’s guild meeting

10:30pm: Release survey

10:45pm: Hang up guild leader hat for the day

Week in the Life of a Guild Leader – Day 4

 Posted by on November 9, 2013  Guild  Comments Off on Week in the Life of a Guild Leader – Day 4
Nov 092013

Context is wonderful. Read this.

12:45pm: Guild member approaches me about a problem & discuss it with them.

2:00pm: Do a trip through Ascalonian Catacombs with the guild. Wrap up around 3pm.

9:00pm: Sit down after dinner to prepare the new forum update. This involves taking the new version of the forum code and manually merging in the 8 mods we use for it, one of which I wrote myself. I manually merge the changes to ensure there’s no errors and so I can understand the intentions behind the changes in case of errors.

11:10pm: Down tools with another 5 mods to install tomorrow.

Week in the Life of a Guild Leader – Day 3

 Posted by on November 9, 2013  Guild  Comments Off on Week in the Life of a Guild Leader – Day 3
Nov 092013

Read this for context

9:20am: Running late for work but answer a guild related tweet. Check forum & ask if it would be any better if this Sunday’s guild meeting was moved to next Sunday due to the large number of people saying they can’t attend.

4:30pm: Get message from deputy guild leader about the survey. Asked to check when I get home.

7:10pm: Get home later than expected due to accident. Do rounds on forum & confirm guild meeting moved to 17th. Post about maintenance this weekend. Review survey before breaking for dinner.

7:50pm: Log into Guild Wars 2. Notice someone has left and pop on forum to deactivate their account. Gather folks together for an evening of doing mini-dungeons in the game. Tackle some in Caledon Forest, Straits of Devastation, Cursed Shore, Timberline Falls and Lornar’s Pass before wrapping up at around 9:30pm.

9:45pm: Go over the survey again as it’s still due to be released this weekend. Call it a night at 10:15pm.

Week in the Life of a Guild Leader – Day 2

 Posted by on November 7, 2013  Guild  Comments Off on Week in the Life of a Guild Leader – Day 2
Nov 072013

Read this for background

12:30pm: At the hair salon getting it coloured with 30 minutes to kill. Get out tablet & draw up points to be raised at the guild meeting on Sunday

10:00pm: Review survey questions again & provide more feedback. Go on forums & reply to needed threads


Purposely quiet day today as the weekend will be anything but quiet.