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#1 Frozire


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Posted 15 March 2013 - 04:44 PM

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Why don’t we just start State of the Game with WvW?
If you are an active Guild Wars 2 sPvP player there is a big chance you have heard about our State of the Game stream – and if you aren’t into sPvP there is a big chance you have been wondering why there isn't a PvE or WvW equivalent of the show. This article is designed to help you understand where we are coming from and hopefully motivate people to help us start all these wanted new projects.

One thing you need to know is that Guru is ran entirely of volunteers who are just exceptionally dedicated and motivated to do the things they do here. Finding volunteers who are willing and able to put in multiple hours a week to maintaining or preparing something like State of the Game is really tough.

So when people ask, "can’t you just start a PvE and WvW show?" Yes, we could have such a show up and running in just a few days/weeks as we have the contacts and the platform ready. But finding someone who is willing to invest the amount of volunteer hours that is required is a whole other thing.

On top of that it is not just about finding someone willing – but also finding someone who is capable, has the technical experience and equipment to run a livestream show.

So what should you do?
If you think you are a fitting persona for the above description, then you should not hold back in contacting us. We have a huge platform, and we have people with years of experience available to guide you in this, but we need to know who you are before we can contact you.

A tendency I see with a lot of people is that they are afraid to come forward and ask. Most often these people create new shows, under their own name and simply get overwhelmed, which could easily have been avoided had they decided to start the project on our platform. A lot of people fear that if they come to us and ask to start a project, we will try to take it over and turn it into something they don’t want.

But it is not like that, we all share a common interest in the community and the game so releasing quality content is of our highest priority. Use us, use the people we have with experience to help you start great shows.

Joining - Guru Content Team
As a part of our content team, your main concern will be to work together with the rest of the team in actively developing and organizing content on Guru. This includes assisting in handling, developing and running State of the Game PvE and WvW, video content and written content as well as creating new content.

Specifically right now we are looking at finding a new host for a WvW version of State of the Game. As a general rule we are always looking for more people who are extremely dedicated and willing to put in a lot of hours with creating gw2 content.

Some of the things that we require is that you are:
  • Guild Wars 2 enthusiast
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Knowledgeable in game mechanics
  • Self-motivated and active
  • Experience with producing relevant media content
How to contact
You can send me a PM here on the forum by clicking here. When approaching us please keep in mind we get a lot of PM's so getting through them all might take some time and if your pm fails to show us who you are/give us the right information it will be down prioritized taking even longer for a reply.

Please remember to answer at least the following in your approach:
  • Why you are the right one for this?
  • How many hours every month do you think you can put into this?
  • Can you take out an entire night, once every month, without exception?
  • Do you have the equipment to stream consistently in 720p+?
  • Do you have a high quality camera?
  • Do you have a high quality mic?
  • General information about yourself.
  • Any information you think we should know
  • If you aren't interested in being the host, what other content do you want to do.

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