Guild Master on my Resume

One of these days it will be acceptable to put Guild Master, Dungeon Master, Game Master or any variation of the Leader of a group of people involved in a fictional world setting, on your resume.

I would like to think that day is coming sooner rather than later.

That six years as an Assistant Guild Leader in World of Warcraft can actually mean something to other people.

The world of Social Media Work Experience has been limited to such things as Facebook and Twitter or other platforms of that sort. I think businesses are missing out on a huge platform with Online Gaming and MMO’s in particular.

Some companies have jumped on the bandwagon and ‘purchased’ space in places like Second Life or Anarchy Online. (At least I think that was the one with the billboards in game.)

So when is the next step in the development of our computer age? Most people my age have grown up watching the evolution of the Social Media craze. If they are like me, they have been playing MMO’s continuously for  the past 15 years.

If you have been a guild master of an online community or been the dungeon master for a local table top game, then you know how much work and time go into running such a thing.

There have been times when it is Blood, Sweat and Tears to get your team together.

The Koreans are ahead of us in the Computer Age. They have Sponsored Sports Teams of Video Game Players.

People get PAID to play video games.

There is no getting away from it.

So when will it be acceptable to put Guild Master on your Resume? What would you do if you were a business manager and saw:

Guild Master of Noctum Infernus

World of Warcraft

Gnomeragan Server

Character name: Jerix

2007-2011

That is the name of a still active guild in WoW now run by my good friend Adeatheta. My husband was/is Jerix.  We have since stopped playing WoW for personal reasons.

You can look up the information about both the character and the guild online. It will show you the guild standing, activity of the character. Damn near everything the player has done over the life of their game play.

It really is not much different than companies who check out a persons Facebook page to see what they are saying in their personal time. We have ALL heard that story.

Why not learn that the person you just interviewed has been running a top level raiding guild for the last 7 years, achieved World first or Server Firsts due to excellent skills in People management and time management?

I would be interested in learning those things. You can damn well bet that when it comes time for me to hire someone to help assist me as a writer, I am going to be asking for game experience!

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Sunshine Award

I was recently nominated by the lovely Lily Paradis for the Sunshine Award. I am new enough to the world of Blogging that I am not really sure what it is all about, however I am extremely flattered that she would include my name in the list of blogs she enjoys.

The instructions for this honor are fairly simple. Answer a few questions and then mention a few inspiring others at the end for your own nominations.

What inspired you to start blogging?

I wanted to have a record of my journey to becoming a published author. From serious start to finish. Documenting all the joys and pains along the way. I wanted to help others see the road and provide a map so that their own journey may be as rewarding as I hope mine is in the end.

I also started the blog to hold myself accountable to my writing. If even one person keeps coming here to see what I have to say or read the story I am struggling to provide, then I have someone I owe it to do my absolute best for.

How did you come up with the name for your blog?

Well, Iniriba is a name I have been using online for many years now. As an avid MMO (Massive Multiplayer Online) fan, I have always used it as my avatar/character/toon name. People recognize it as me. It seemed logical to use it as part of my platform.

What is your favorite blog to read?

This is actually a difficult question for me. I am a browser. I look through the ‘suggested’ lists or when friends have posted to theirs I will go and read what they have to say. I do not really have any one blog I stalk daily.

Tell about your dream job.

Gosh! Pretty much what I do now except to get paid to do it! I am writing a book and pondering the second as well as a few others. I live stream video games in the evening when my brain is worn out from writing or pondering. I write about the video games I play. Getting paid would make this perfect (and much easier to do)

Is your glass half full or half empty?

Well, sometimes the glass is full to overflowing and dripping down the sides. Other times the glass is dumped all over the table mixed with a few Cocoa Puffs. No worries, I don’t cry over the spilled milk.

If you could go anywhere for a week vacation, where would you go?

Hawaii. Even if it was a family vacation and we brought the kids, it would still be Hawaii. I have many other places on the list but that has always been at the top.

What food can you absolutely not eat?

Lima beans & Brussel sprouts.

Dark chocolate or Milk chocolate?

Dark. There are so many subtle flavors in chocolate like a good wine or coffee. You can’t taste them in milk chocolate.

How much time do you spend blogging?

I use to believe that I had to post something every day or some internet god of bloggers would come down and block my work from people. Now I just blog when I have something worth saying. No need to fill your day with the color of my toddlers latest doodles. It avoids turning the blog into a daily ‘bitch’ session.

Do you watch TV? If you do, what are your favorite shows?

I don’t watch TV much. I am more a Netflix kinda gal. However, I do have some favorite shows that I love to watch on demand.

Lost Girl

Game of Thrones

Grimm

Face Off

Supernatural

Star Trek (all of them)

So now comes the part where I choose 10 people who blog for nomination.

 I will gladly nominate everyone who I have followed here on WordPress. At one point or another their words inspired me.

A few others I follow from twitter are:

@YasmineGalenorn – http://www.galenorn.com/

@LKHamilton – http://www.laurellkhamilton.org/

@BenMWallace – http://www.benjaminwallacebooks.com/

@MMORPGcom – http://www.mmorpg.com/

@jennifersights –  http://jennifersights.com/

@mandymroth – http://mandyroth.com/

@jamesscottbell – http://www.jamesscottbell.com/

 

There are many more. Follow my twitter and check my followers list. There is an awesome list of Gamers and Authors who blog about what they are passionate about!

Special thanks to Lily Paradis for nominating me! Check her out!

@LilyParadis –http://lilyparadis.com/