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The Guild Leader's Handbook by Scott F. Andrews

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The Hardcore/Casual Issue

You've spent some time thinking about whether you'd like to lead a large guild or a small guild. Perhaps you've decided at this point which type you'd rather lead, or perhaps you've decided to just leave it to chance. The next decision you must make, and arguably a more critical one, is what sort of players you want to recruit.

Definitions

In today's MMO communities, the most bitter and longstanding argument is between the players referred to as casual and those who consider themselves hardcore. It is impossible to define these categories in terms of playtime. Someone who plays a game 20 hours per week might be considered hardcore when compared to someone who only plays for 5 hours per week, while someone who plays for ...

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