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    How to Become Famous On Your Server Without Being Infamous

    An Idea of What Not to Do
    Becoming famous on your server can be a very hard feat to accomplish without the idea of offensive behavior involved which leads to being infamous. Most people that are famous on a server became infamous due to offensive behavior, examples of these are: trolling, ninja looting, flaming, leaving pugs, using bots, etc.

    The Golden Rule
    On the contrary there are many ways to become famous on a server. First of all you must follow “Golden” rule. Abide by the rules that Blizzard has made for the game. If you don’t then you are considered to be a person who can’t agree to keeping your word (remember the Terms of Use) thus leading to people not respecting you. If people do not respect you then they will most likely never want to join your groups or guilds just because they know from past experiences with you that you tend to be a very tedious person to deal with.

    How to Contribute
    Contributing to the server can be done in many ways such as: Mentoring newbies, Leading pugs/guild raids or arena teams in a suitable style, Being an effective raider or pvper that rarely makes a mistake, starting a guild, etc.

    The Newbies
    Mentoring newbies is a very good way to get yourself on another players friends list. Although they may be newbies, think about when they reach the level cap and remember what you have told/taught them. They may want to raid with you, maybe even ask for you to join their hardcore guild (they may take awhile before they become a hardcore raider themselves) or arena team. This leads to being a better known player even if it starts out with the newbies.

    Those Guilds and Raids need YOUR Help
    Leading pugs/guild raids or even an arena team can be very good for your reputation as long as you lead it in a appropriate fashion. To lead a raid you need good organization skills (especially for pugs), 25 man raids require more than 10 man raids as a result of more people to consider to join the raid and more to manage. DO NOT go AFK and ask someone else to do it, it is your raid therefore you lead it. Lead effectively. Don’t attack other players for mistakes they make, explain to them what their mistake was in a peaceful way as to not lead to an argument that could break a raid up. Keeping your composure is very important because people will take advantage of you if you don’t.

    Those Guilds and Raids need YOUR Help (continued)
    Watch the rolls, you do not want to accidentally give leather gloves with intellect on it to a warrior, that will cause a huge kerfuffle in the raid. Read up tactics for bosses so people hopefully do not make errors and if somebody asks specifically for what their role is for the boss then explain it to them quickly, be quick so the raid doesn’t get anxious (referring to pugs there). For arena teams a lot of that read above is already explained except there are no bosses involved and no rolling either. As said above (the newbies section) this will lead to people wanting you to be on their friends list.

    People Want a Flawless Person
    Being an effective raider/pvper that rarely makes a mistake is extremely important (also goes really well with being the raid leader). Though it is said above that it is ok to make a mistake if you just by chance tend to be out of it or something, it really is nice to have a flawless (or mostly flawless) raider/pvper. They can really change the tide of battle when needed or make the battle easier for many others. Being flawless also means being polite and not starting flame wars with one another, people will like you more if you are polite which is also much easier (drop the pride) than boss mechanics or pvping. Read up on a website that explains boss mechanics or pvping (pvping can be more gut related sometimes) and get what you read, if it works, engrave it in your head. Making yourself flawless is hard task but trying to achieve it will better you as a raider/pvper.

    Guilds Are the Key
    The simplest way of really becoming famous is by starting a guild. If you can make a successful guild then you can become famous very quickly. Starting a guild up itself is not very easy, it is very hard at the beginning though it gets easier once you know who to put at the officer position to treat the guilds needs at specific areas. People who have started guilds fully well know that inviting people is a tricky task that takes time and who to invite is also very important. The best kind of guild to start up for your step towards being famous is a raiding guild. You need to step up and advertise your guild. Also it is highly recommended to make a website because it makes your guild look a lot more superior than other guilds that don’t have a website. A website shows professionalism makes you look a lot better on your behalf.

    You, YES YOU! Are the Leader
    Though the above is required, you need to be a good guild leader at the same time. To be a good guild leader you have to be sociable person with everyone in the guild, you need to be commanding on what to do and always think about if it is best for the guild, and use your officers wisely for they also portray the guild too. Help your guild and they will help you in return. A very important thing about guilds though is if you are aiming to be famous then you need be devoted to it (may be hard if you have a full-time real life job). Being devoted can impress your guild members and other players in the game.

    Friends and Hindering
    Being on a friends list is very important (it is your helping hand) as well as being the guild leader of a highly respected guild. Do not do anything that you think could hinder your reputation. Doing so can ruin everything because people always remember the bad over the good.

    Last edited by Toph Beifong; 2012-02-17 at 03:51 AM.
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    Thanks a lot Boub
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    Or just spend a lot of time learning social networking skills, organizing pugs and never using the LFD tool.

    Organizing runs on old raid content from Classic Wow and being a decent tank got me my name on my server. LFD is no longer needed after you've built up some solid long-term mutually beneficial relationships with people on the server. Those last for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duronos View Post
    People Want a Flawless Person
    An absolutely insane expectation. I know it's what they want but hey, sucks to be them.

    You can be the best player in this game and never ever start a fight, guess what? You are still flawed. Prove me wrong.
    Last edited by Babi; 2011-02-14 at 11:23 PM.

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    Can't be a perfectionist when game is based on RNG, all you can do is "do your best" but results may not always be just that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Babi View Post
    An absolutely insane expectation. I know it's what they want but hey, sucks to be them.

    You can be the best player in this game and never ever start a fight, guess what? You are still flawed. Prove me wrong.
    the point is to hide your mistakes and outshine them with your skills
    Quote Originally Posted by Boubouille View Post
    OMG EVERYONE IS BANNED.

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    I said they want a flawless person, of course they are never going to get one but what I meant is, is that in a raid people want someone who never messes up. Which in most cases there is that amazing warlock that just never seems to die unless someone else messes up.
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    I'm not even sure what to think anymore. This thread just takes the cake for me. "How to be servile to your server and love every moment of it".

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    i did this on my server for 2 years and everyone liked me and wanted me. then it got to my head and i messed everything up cause i thought i was a god. its not really that great being a well-liked and famous person. i name changed 2x but people still knew who i was and wouldn't leave me alone.

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    thats awesome

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    I went through the route of becoming quite famous in Wrath for ICC pugging, then started my own guild for Cataclysm and half my friends stopped playing. Seems I have to start from scratch, and it's tough now we can't pug raids so easily.
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    Hmm, being a tank that actually does heroics seems to be enough these days.

    Tanks have lots of friends
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    I became famous in wrath for creating Vanilla and TBC rep runs or Alt/60/70 loot runs.
    And Wrath Achievement/Mount runs and never ninja'ing(Group loot all the way)
    Spend more time in Naxx and Uld than in ICC

    I challenge you 2 do Naxx25 Dedicated few. (Took 5 hours of pugging)
    Last edited by Sanguinezor; 2011-03-12 at 02:17 AM.

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    or just be daish

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stockli View Post
    Hmm, being a tank that actually does heroics seems to be enough these days.

    GOOD Tanks have lots of friends
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    Just get Ashes of Al'ar as a DK and Float around Org, You will become famous.

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    Ty so much for this,i would have never guessed that helping people gave you a good rep.And here i was swearing at people to play better and ninjaing loot,wow was i off track at earning respect >>
    Last edited by fixit; 2011-03-25 at 04:28 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matherl View Post
    the point is to hide your mistakes and outshine them with your skills
    Real men fess up to their mistakes and STILL outshine them with their skills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stockli View Post
    Hmm, being a tank that actually does heroics seems to be enough these days.

    Tanks have lots of friends
    Indeed - my Druid tank is making a lot of new friends. :-)

    Thread added to favorites - this is now my bible!
    Last edited by Poinen; 2011-03-25 at 01:11 PM.

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