Color and font customization are live!

We’ve got some big news for you: Color and font customization are now live on Gamer Launch!

Complete color control!

The moment you’ve been waiting for is here! The new color scheme editor allows you to choose custom colors for all sections of your Gamer Launch site. With this new editor, you can either use pre-generated color schemes, or you can go fully customized and choose different colors for every last section.

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Is Multiplayer The New Norm For Games?

MOBAs, MMOs, team-based online shooters, Minecraft servers…

More and more often, game developers are releasing games that cater to group and team-based play. In fact, multiplayer has become so ingrained and expected in modern game development that players are often shocked when a developer elects to publish a game without some sort of multiplayer component.

For a lot of people, this begs the question, “Is multiplayer becoming the norm in gaming?”

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Does the gender of guild leadership make a difference?

Guild leadership takes a lot of work and can be rough at times, no matter who you are. If your guild is a smaller, casual friends and family type guild, you may be called on to solve personal issues and deal with general drama. If you’re running a larger guild — one that takes raiding, PvP or some other aspect of the game seriously, you may find it’s a bit more like running a business.

And like most businesses, it generally seems that more guilds (especially larger ones) are run by men.

Female gamers

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Gamer Launch updates for EQ2, SWTOR, timezones, forums and more!

Today, we bring you a number of lovely fixes and updates to continually improve your Gamer Launch experience! Read on for more details!

EverQuest 2
You can now import your character’s gear with you roster imports! Once your gear is imported, it will show up on your character page in your profile.

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GuildPortal is shutting its doors, but Gamer Launch is taking in refugee guilds

Gamers who’ve logged into GuildPortal over the last few days got a nasty surprise. A short notice on the site’s homepage informed them that GuildPortal would be going offline permanently by the end of the month. Check out the notice below:

GuildPortal will be going offline (permanently) by the end of the month.

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Guild Guide: How to leave a guild properly

I have had several jobs that I’ve left voluntarily over the years, and every single one of them has been a little bit different. There are jobs that I have left with a smile, a handshake, and well wishes for everyone involved. And there are jobs that I have left with a pair of familiar hand gestures and words that I am not allowed to repeat on this website, including heavy use of one word that rhymes with “duck” but is most certainly not referring to waterfowl.

This is not by accident. When I left with a smile and a handshake, I was leaving on good terms. I wanted the possibility of returning. I wanted good feelings. When I left with choice profanity… well, I wasn’t going back there, and I wanted the people in charge to know why. If, you know, they could derive some meaning out of that profane tirade.

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Good First Impressions: Why Our Favorite Gamer Launch Sites are So Effective

Just a few days ago, we collected and showcased some of our favorite Gamer Launch guild sites so you could see a good guild site in action. Hopefully, you took a little inspiration from our picks.

This time around, we’re going to look at our favorites again and highlight exactly what makes them so great. Each guild took a different approach to its home page and chose to include different elements that suited its personality and purpose. These sites engage the community and look good doing it. So let’s pull back the curtain and see how all the parts work together to make such an effective whole.

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Our Favorite Gamer Launch Sites Engage Their Communities in Style

We’ve written a lot of posts about the importance of a guild or game community website. And we’ve touched on what you should be looking for in a guild hosting platform and why WordPress isn’t the one you want to use.

But it’s one thing to talk about effective community websites, and another thing to see them in action. So we’ve compiled a few of our favorite Gamer Launch sites to show you how some of the most active guilds use our features. All of these sites have home pages that engage their community members and invite guests to learn more about their organization. And they look fantastic while they do it.

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Gamer Launch’s Biggest Update Ever

We’ve been working really hard, guys.

Today, we bring you the results of weeks and weeks of blood, sweat and tears. We’re proud to say that we’ve just finished up and launched our biggest product update in company history! What’s really awesome about this update is that it’s focused on user experience improvements (or UX, as those of you in the tech biz would call it). And user experience is what makes the digital world go ‘round. We present to you, Gamer Launch’s…

Biggest Update Ever

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Guild Guide: Should I find guild/clan or make my own gaming group?

Whether you just left a group or you’re completely new to a game, if you’re playing online, you will want some friends. The game itself gets you interested enough to play, but having people to play with is what keeps you coming back even when it has irritating moments. It’s important. But making those friends… aye, there’s the rub.

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