Building a guild or community can sometimes be tricky. All too often people will pull in a certain class or a certain number of people to allow their guild to compete in certain content only to have it blow up in their face as one big, nasty drama bomb. So how do you get what you need and avoid this drama bombshell? The Syndicate's Sean "Dragons" Stalzer returns this week with a few tips on how you can avoid making some costly mistakes when building your own community in D-Mail #3 - Building a Community and Avoiding the Drama.

The premise behind the right recruiting policy is simple: If you do not recruit people who have the same goals as your community, you are simply creating a ticking time bomb that will probably go off at a very inconvenient time. Guilds exist for different reasons, from power-gaming to casual raiding to PvP to socializing to quest support to crafting to role-playing and other such reasons.  There is no "one size fits all" rule for exactly who you should recruit other than to say you need to recruit people whose goals are exactly in line with the purpose of your entity. That is the golden rule of recruiting.

Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016

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Stacy "Martuk" Jones was a long-time news editor and community manager for many of our previous game sites, such as Age of Conan. Stacy has since moved on to become a masked super hero, battling demons in another dimension.