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Don't Trust Statistics

Don't Trust Statistics

Don't count out the phenomenal individual. Rogues can often come away with a base on their own by sneaking past enemy lines to capture the flag. Warriors with thousands of hit points can take down squishy mages. Players that have REALLY quick reaction times will beat out players that have problems tracking other players, regardless of gear.

Oftentimes, this *should* skew the numbers, but somehow doesn't. For instance the image above shows me half way down the tables or so, despite the fact that I accumulated 6 captures or 600 points of the 2000 necessary for victory in Eye of the Storm.

Hesitation Can Be Costly

I can't count how many times I've been in Warsong Gulch and have seen other players gape at the flag rather than take it and run for home base. Sometimes healers will wait until a player is at half health or less before healing, which results in unnecessary losses. In Eye of the Storm, players will pause on a flag capture too long, resulting in a loss. In Arathi Basin, reinforcements will take their time arriving when they're desperately needed. He who hesitates is lost indeed.

Timing is Everything

In Alterac Valley, one of the most frequent faux pas is to capture the Frostwolf Graveyard flag ahead of the Frostwolf Relief Hut flag. The result of this error is that the opposing team can only reenter battle at a terrible spot for the offence, and then the enemy generally overwhelms the smaller number of invaders.

Don't Dress for Success

Don't Dress for Success

Just as in real life, some players will judge another based on how they're dressed. This is a horrible idea. Truly advanced players have been known to enter battle naked to avoid equipment damage from non player characters. Others ARE in good gear that is rarely seen about the realm.

Let's not write off minds based on fashion. Imposing draconian dress codes on employees stifles intellectual freedom. It also hinders public service. A lumberjack in flannels might not feel comfortable talking to a Librarian that's dressed to kill.

Teleconferencing

Teleconferencing

Have you ever had dial a story at your Library? Perhaps you've needed to discuss pension plans at a distance? Deep interactions at a distance can be a little awkward if one's not had a lot of practice. Never fear! An add on called Ventrilo allows players to discusss strategies using a microphone in real time. This allows players to not only pvp, but also succeed in complex instances such as Karazhan and Gruul's Lair.

The image is courtesy of ventrilo.com.

Mmmmbank

Mmmmbank

You might not think that gaming involves budgeting and stewardship, but think again, pal.

I can safely say that the Guild Vault records are infinitely more complex than the financials were for my tiny rural Public Library. Hundreds of Guild Members and thousands of items will do that.

Recruiting

Recruiting

Public Relations work is the in game Guild Recruitment.

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