Organization is next to Communication as the most important key to having a successful alliance. There are quite a few topics when it comes to organization that we are going to cover in this segment, so let’s dive right into it!
Member Management is the act of placing individuals in positions that suit them. Finding their strengths and weaknesses and using those to benefit the alliance. Let’s take Rally Leaders for an example. A rally leader needs to be constantly on alert, watching who joins the rally’s, paying attention to rally times and march times. Organizing who will excel in those type of positions is a type of Member Management.
Let’s take a look at some of the roles that should be organized:
Rally Leaders are key fighters when it comes to fighting strategies. Having the right rally leaders can make or break a fight, however rally leaders need an alliance behind and backing them. Without an active alliance rally leading is pretty much pointless in fights as it will be difficult to fill a rally.
Fortress Organizers are generally Leadership, however they don’t necessarily need to be leadership to help organize fortress captures.
Alert Announcers have a role to play to keep alliance members updated as to what’s going on. Whether it be through Discord and/or Alliance All-Mail.
Tower Planners are members who excel at setting towers and planning towers in the most effective way possible.
Fighting Strategists are members that excel in planning fights, objective focusing, rally leader placements, and planning fighting times. Generally most people will see fighting strategists in a leadership role, however they don’t need to be. Some players may have the mind for fighting strategies but don’t have the time or patience for leadership. And that’s perfectly okay!
Knowledgeable Teachers are members who have a consistent proven knowledge base of the game who enjoy teaching and helping others.
Knowing how to find members strengths and weaknesses and using them to benefit the alliance can also be a double edged sword, because not everyone wants to take charge of those roles. Usually there are reasons for not wanting to go into those roles, unfortunately not everyone is a follower, and not everyone is a leader. Some might not want to take charge of those roles because of not having enough time. Again, that’s perfectly okay! The hardest part of Member Management is finding those that fit those roles the best and that want to give it a go!
Member Organization consists of working with the members and keeping them up to date with understanding their roles and how to keep up. This includes training members to handle the roles that they have taken and getting everyone on the same page.
Fighting Organization is incredibly important when it comes to winning fights. Knowing what to choose as an objective and when to choose it can make or break a fight. Knowing when to switch objectives can also change the direction of the fight. Having the correct Fighting Strategists managing the fights is key to being successful. Not everyone has the mindset of a fighting strategist.That’s perfectly okay! But make sure to have an established fighting strategist or multiple fighting strategists that are on the same page handling the fighting. This will also allow for the alliance to be informed as to what the alliance is trying to accomplish and how to fight. Doing this successfully will keep moral of the alliance up even if the fight is being lost. Remember, just because an alliance has a solid fighting strategy does not guarantee a win.
Fortress Organization consists of making sure that the capture of a fortress involves as many people as possible by communication and planning. Setting rally leaders and allowing only certain marches in order to give everyone in the alliance who is participating in the capture to achieve troop kill rewards and durability rewards. Doing this successfully will keep the alliance morale going strong as it shows that leadership and those in charge of fortress captures care about every member of the alliance.
Having a solid set of rules that ALL should be following is an important key to having a successful organized alliance. The hardest part of having rules that everyone should be following is handling the ones that break those rules. In order to successfully handle those that break the rules, leadership must diplomatically find the best way possible to handle that situation as to not affect the whole alliance. Whether the consequences be a warning, a demotion or a flat out kick from the alliance. Remember, any action a leader does is being watched very closely. Actions made out of emotion can damage the image of the alliance, and the internal workings of the alliance. So when making a decision take a moment to think about how it will affect the rest of the alliance.