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Monday, September 19th, 2011

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While perhaps not technically about World of Warcraft, web series The Guild certainly wears its influences on its sleeve, and if its fifth season is any indication, it’s certainly become quite the phenomenon with the historically fickle geek crowd.

This week’s episode, “Social Traumas,” is an event in and of itself, with cameos from a huge number of fan-favorite geek actors and personalities, from a pair of Dolls to a demigod. Check out the episode above, and see how many nerd points you get for recognizing the cameos (which we’ve conveniently listed for you after the break).

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The Guild season 5, episode 8 overrun with geeky cameos originally appeared on WoW Insider on Mon, 19 Sep 2011 09:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Monday, September 5th, 2011
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This Breakfast Topic has been brought to you by Seed, the AOL guest writer program that brings your words to WoW Insider’s pages.

The issue of age in WoW has been debated in this column before. Some guilds have age requirements. Some do not. We have discussed whether it matters that the progression raid you find yourself in is led by a 15-year-old or a 25-year-old. For some, it does. Maturity and language are the usual reasons given for age restrictions. For others, if the person does his job, who cares if he is 13 or 33? A 33-year-old can be more immature than a 13-year-old. As this topic has been debated before, that’s not what I’m going to explore. What I’m curious about is, does the age of your guild leader matter?

Leading a guild is, I believe, first and foremost, a labor of love. Essentially, you get very few thanks and an awful lot of “waaaaah.” It’s not unlike being the leader of a small country. No one thanks you for spending four hours putting together a schedule for the month, but they are quick to complain when the right complement of people doesn’t log on, so a raid has to be postponed. You find yourself dealing with inappropriate behavior from all levels. You have to call people on the carpet for something they are or are not doing. They pitch a fit and leave in the most drama-provoking manner they can. You look at what you, personally, would like to do and schedule one event to, say, get that last Burning Crusade raid done for the meta — only no one shows up. There are all sorts of people online, but they are off doing their own thing. Three days later, someone says, “Hey, how come we never run X?” … which just happens to be the raid you wanted to run. Bang your head on the desk much?

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Breakfast Topic: Is a guild leader’s age just a number? originally appeared on WoW Insider on Mon, 05 Sep 2011 08:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Thursday, September 1st, 2011

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The struggles of everyguild The Knights of Good continues as Codex tries to solve the game’s problems, Clara wedges her way in with the steampunk crowd, and Tinkerbella dons a weird costume replica of herself. Vork and Bladezz continue their con pirate antics with a very special guest star, as their strategy continues to bring in business and Vork rebuffs celebrities.

This episode felt much more transitory than the rest, bridging the two parts of the season together, as most of the first-half conflicts have been solved for Codex, and new revelations and priorities have gripped the guild at the gaming convention. Zaboo’s seat saving business is eventually going to deal with some sort of consequence, which will be pretty fun to watch as his 48-hour no-sleep binge comes to a grinding, probably catastrophic halt. Oh, how we love watching the guild in conflict.


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The Guild Season 5, Episode 6: Revolving Doors originally appeared on WoW Insider on Thu, 01 Sep 2011 18:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Friday, August 26th, 2011

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Episode 5 of season 5 of The Guild has our favorite guildies stuck in their hotel room doing their best to raid while the pressures of the gaming convention force everyone to abandon the game to be social. Felicia Day’s character Codex makes some big strides this episode with maybe-real-probably-not love interest Zaboo, new plot points are set up for Tinkerbella at a superhero party, and Vork (Jeff Lewis) continues to be the funniest guy on the internet.

The Guild continues to shine this season after hitting a great stride last season that continues on into season 5. Zaboo’s Master Chief bodyguards are fun, and the Cheesy Pirate Internet Kid videos (especially the one with FemShep) continue to make the show hilarious. Clara’s weird new obsession with steampunk also makes an appearance. Do you love The Guild? We love The Guild.

The Guild airs every Tuesday on Xbox Live and Thursdays on MSN and Bing videos.


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The Guild Season 5, Episode 5: Focus problems originally appeared on WoW Insider on Thu, 25 Aug 2011 19:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Saturday, August 20th, 2011

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If you’re familiar with the many flavors of social awkwardness that convention season brings to the fore (and with BlizzCon around the corner, you may be about to experience some of it) then the fourth episode of Season 5 of The Guild is a love letter to you. It has special guest appearances by Brent Spiner and Grant Imahara, plus you’ll get to watch people doing all the astonishingly painfully awkward things people do at conventions, like dress up like a pirate and mouth off, try to start a relationship, or wear skimpy Princess Leia outfits.

Seriously, why are you still here? I did tell you Brent Spiner was in this, didn’t I?


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The Guild Season 5, Episode 4: Ends and Begins originally appeared on WoW Insider on Fri, 19 Aug 2011 20:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Sunday, August 14th, 2011

This Breakfast Topic has been brought to you by Seed, the AOL guest writer program that brings your words to WoW Insider’s pages.

Blizzard recently released an update for the Mobile Armory that lets you chat with your guild from your iPhone or Android. Do you see this as an opportunity for more freedom for you to play (or not play), or are you afraid it will be more of a leash for people trying to pull you in when you’d rather not be playing WoW?

While sitting out of a raid, mobile guild chat can provide you with the opportunity to log off, walk away from the computer, and do something else, but still be connected and available if your raid group needs you. Does the idea of doing things around the house but still being available when that heroic group forms excite you? Would you like to be able to handle other projects or chores while waiting to see if anyone in your guild wants to run a heroic?

Or instead, are you afraid that your guild will require you to be available more often than you’d like? If you sit out from a raid, would you rather log off and walk away from the game for the night? Does the thought of being interrupted from your Portal 2 game to hop back on and fill in irk you? Do you have visions of being pestered to tank when you just want to sit down and play Magika?

What do you think? Are you excited to be available as much as possible, or do you prefer to have your WoW time be separate from your time away from WoW?


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Breakfast Topic: Mobile guild chat — freedom or leash? originally appeared on WoW Insider on Sun, 14 Aug 2011 08:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Saturday, August 6th, 2011

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Episode 2 of the fifth season of The Guild, Felicia Day‘s webseries about an unlikely bunch of MMO gamers and their wacky hijinks in and out of game, released this week.

The Knights of Good have finally made it to the gaming convention but, as usual, things don’t go very well for them. Everyone has to share the same room at the hotel (been there), with Zaboo sleeping under a coffee table (done that). Bladezz’s shower spying and Vork’s (amazing as usual) food theft are high moments. I am excited for more convention antics in the coming weeks.

The Guild has been hitting its stride in the past few seasons, and it remains a quality watch. Check out this week’s episode, with new episodes hitting Xbox Live on Tuesdays and MSN video on Thursdays.


The Guild, Season 5, Episode 02: Crash Pad is a convention nightmare originally appeared on WoW Insider on Fri, 05 Aug 2011 17:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Friday, July 22nd, 2011


Drama Mamas Lisa Poisso and Robin Torres are experienced gamers and real-life mamas — and just as we don’t want our precious babies to be the ones kicking and wailing on the floor of the checkout lane next to the candy, neither do we want you to become known as That Guy on your realm.

Don’t let our own guild get run by anyone else but you. Anyone else but you. Anyone else but you. No, no, no!

Hi there,

My wife is our guild leader, and as such, I am kind of the co leader when she is gone for her deployments (usually about 4 months). we both love to play WoW, after all we met on WoW, found out we have common interest out side of the game, got married, had a child, and continued to play WoW. So here is the issue.

We started our own guild because we were tired of the drama, the headaches of hardcore raiding, and the general snobbery that was associated around us. And our little guild prospered. Then my wife was deployed for 5 months, and I had the reigns of the guild (along with my brother). And under our guidance the guild grew in to a 25 man raiding guild that did endgame content, but we still kept it casual and friendly.

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Monday, July 18th, 2011
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Have you been missing The Guild? I know I have. Luckily, fans don’t have too much longer to wait. Season 5 of the series created by Felicia Day is coming to Xbox Live on the Zune video Marketplace and to MSN Video on Tuesday, July 26. Picking up where season 4 left off, the newest season of the show follows the Knights of Good to the gaming convention MEGAGAME-O-RAMACON. In addition to the regular cast, season 5 features recognizable guest stars from the science fiction community as well as over 200 extras.

The Guild will also appear for the fourth consecutive year at the San Diego Comic-Con with daily signings at booth 4201 and a panel at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, in the Hilton Bayfront Indigo Ballroom. A preview of season 5 will be shown along with a Q&A, so if you’re headed to Comic-Con, be sure to check it out.

If you’re looking to catch up with the series, all four previous seasons are available for viewing on MSN Video, or you can watch them all on Hulu as well.


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The Guild: Season 5 to debut July 26 originally appeared on WoW Insider on Mon, 18 Jul 2011 18:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Saturday, July 16th, 2011


Drama Mamas Lisa Poisso and Robin Torres are experienced gamers and real-life mamas — and just as we don’t want our precious babies to be the ones kicking and wailing on the floor of the checkout lane next to the candy, neither do we want you to become known as That Guy on your realm.

I’d like to give the “friend” of this week’s letter writer a talking to, but he’s not the one who wrote in.

Hullo Drama Mamas,

I am asking for some help regarding a RL friend and WoW problem. I am in my teens and wear a permanent back brace as a result of complications in my spine, so WoW and WoW Insider have been a great source of enjoyment throughout my mostly stationary life.

With the new patch and reductions in game prices, a RL friend (who introduced me to the game in the first place) recently got back into WoW. I am in a fun, casual, high leveled guild, and he asked if I could give him some cheap item enhancements–”+1 Stam” and such — to restart his army of alts and twinks, suggesting that I take some from the guild bank. I like helping people, but I was hesitant to do so in this case, because I felt it was effectively stealing. However, I later decided to do so anyways because of other small favors he had done for me in the past and the low leveled items had been sitting in the guild bank for quite a while — now there would be more room for higher leveled enchants.

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Drama Mamas: The case of the guild bank thief originally appeared on WoW Insider on Fri, 15 Jul 2011 16:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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