World of Warcraft is the popular MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role playing game) put out by Blizzard. There are millions of people who play this game all over the world.
Many people join a guild on their server to have people to chat with, do dungeons and raids with and pvp with. Those are all fine things to do with a guild, but sometimes people get bored with the same old fighting and killing and looting.
Guilds can be any size and have any class or race of characters in it. They usually have people of all age groups and backgrounds, so what they enjoy can be vastly different. A good guild leader recognizes this and tries to organize events that will make most of their members happy at some point.
Getting people involved in guild events can be a challenge at first. The best thing to do is schedule a lot of different types and ask for input about what people want to do. Encourage people to take part in guild chat, but don’t get upset if everyone doesn’t join in. Several people speaking positively about an event they just attended can get others interested.
Guild Event Ideas
Here is a list of some possible guild event ideas you can try with your World of Warcraft guild.
- Raids and raid achievement runs
- Dungeon achievement runs
- Battlegrounds and world pvp
- Fishing contests
- Mat gathering contests
- Races: both on foot and mounted
- Level 1 character races
- Scavenger hunts
- Dodge ball
- Screenshot contests
- Transmog fashion shows
- Dance parties
- Puzzle mystery games
- Duel fight club
- Corpse darts competitions
- Toon hunts
- Photo or video contests
- Trivia games
- Twenty questions
How to Run a Duel Fight Club Event in a World of Warcraft Guild
Fight club events are a lot of fun, and can attract new people to your guild as well.
First, make sure people are all around the same level, or have different groups of people based on their level. Also check for similar gear, or give a base set of gear to everyone. It would be fun if everyone fought in beginner grays! It wouldn’t be fair to pit a green-wearing noob 85 against a full pvp-geared veteran.
Spread out a bit in front of your home city, or in whatever area you choose to hold your event, and set up the first round of duels. The winner from each duel goes on to the next round in an elimination style contest.
The winner in each level category is the last toon standing at the end. He or she should win some type of prize. It’s a great idea to give everyone participating a little fun prize – fireworks and dwarven ale or such – for coming out to play. It will help convince them to come next time for more fun.
WoW Event Prizes
One of the best ways to get players involved in guild events is to offer prizes. People like winning stuff, whether it’s just fun or it’s worth in-game gold.
Some great ideas for guild event prizes:
- Companion pets
- Profession mats (gems, leather, herbs)
- Top gear pieces (armor and weapons)
- Really big bags
- Mounts (choppers and sandstone drakes)
- Blizzard store pets (if you want to spend real money)
- Services (dungeon runs for lowbie alts, crafting work)
- Exotic drinks or buff food
- In-game toys like racers and steam tonks
How to Have a Mystery Puzzle Quest Event
This type of event takes some more preparation and someone with good creativity and some writing skills. This person should write a type of story with clues in it to different locations in the World of Warcraft world. As the contestants figure out the clues and travel to the next location, they learn the next clue.
Whoever finds the last location first, wins a prize.
Example: The first clue can include something about “A cool-colored, venomous spider” and evil in the basement. Any alliance toon should be able to figure out you mean The Blue Recluse tavern in Stormwind, which has warlock trainers downstairs.
Once the person gets to The Blue Recluse, use something in the building as part of the next clue. The person has to find the location in order to continue on with the quest.