Guardian of the Week — Edition #2 — Meet ‘Boslee’
Welcome to Edition #2 of the ‘Guardian Of The Week’ series!
Every week, a special member of the community will be chosen by the team to be featured in the latest edition.
This is our way of acknowledging and celebrating all the contributions, love and hard work you have all given to this family.
We appreciate every single person who has contributed, and we hope this series gives everyone an insight into the people that make this community what it is!
Arrive into the Guild of Guardians Discord and you’ll immediately find yourself immersed in a friendly and welcoming environment filled with authentic and passionate people.
Among over 120,000 other discord members, you’re likely to encounter Boslee, a long-time GoG community member, newly appointed Senior Moderator and this week’s Guardian of the Week!
Appropriately nicknamed “BOT-lee” — Boslee proudly holds the #1 rank spot as the most active member in the Discord. And rightfully so! Boslee is always available for the community, whether it’s making new members feel welcome, or just to have a friendly chat with fellow Guardians.
As you get to know Boslee, you’ll soon discover his love for Star Wars and Dungeons and Dragons, which he plays a couple of times a month. When he isn’t busy with his hobbies, he loves to sample what the food trucks have on offer at his local taproom with his wife.
To learn more about Boslee’s drive and passion, we decided to catch up with him.
Here’s what he had to say :
How did your personal interests lead you into the Guild of Guardians community?
Not to show my age too much, I grew up watching my brother and his friends playing Diablo on our PC at home. So I have definitely enjoyed my fair share of dungeon crawlers, including Path of Exile as well. I would have to say the biggest appeal to me was the crafting aspect. I have also played a lot of MMOs and the crafting/gathering systems were always my favourites.
I found GoG by looking at Axie and then Gods Unchained as those were arguably the two more well known NFT games around July of last year. I saw Guild of Guardians when IMX had only a couple of threads. I looked into it, and as a fan of dungeon crawlers and a sucker for a game with a crafting system, I fell in love.
What is your typical day like as a GOG moderator for a community with over 100,000 members?
A typical day usually begins with waking up to a couple of tags on discord and checking the threads (i.e. Help Desk and Ask us anything) to see if there are questions that have been sitting or haven’t been answered. Usually, I just hang out in general throughout the day and assist where I can.
What do you find is the most fulfilling aspect of community moderation?
Just being able to help people. Having them trust what I have to say is extremely fulfilling as the space is daunting. As a mod, there’s nothing I enjoy more than seeing people learn about GoG and watching them get super excited about the game.
There have been so many experiences as a mod that have helped me grow personally, and it’s honestly hard to pick just one or two, but nothing is greater than helping someone learn about GoG and then seeing them helping others with the same questions/issues.
You were recently promoted to Senior Moderator, Congratulations! In light of this occasion, how do you envision your role to be within the Guild of Guardians community a year from now?
A year from now we should be in the full swing of things and holding a leadership role in Pax Custos (Ambassador Bayrd’s guild for those who don’t know!). With that, I’m certain we will be grinding dungeons and crafting some high tier items for others.
I am extremely honoured and super excited to be in a prominent senior moderator role within the community. We will assist in training the new moderators as well as help them through the processes of helping others!
What advice would you give to others who are looking to find their way inside of the Guild of Guardians community?
Ask anything. We are here to help and I will literally answer the same question over and over if it helps someone understand more!
My early days in GoG included staying active in the chat. I think I came right after POAP, so I saw a few people and moderators answering the usual POAP questions. Seeing such an active community and willingness to help led me to do the same, without even specifically hunting for a moderator role.
What is the best way to get in touch with you?
My DMs are off for security reasons, but anyone can literally tag me in any thread in Discord and I will usually get to them fairly quickly.
You can also find me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BosleeGoG
We hope you enjoyed our second edition of ‘Guardian of the Week’. Each week, we’ll introduce a new community member, to acknowledge and celebrate their valuable contributions and achievements.
Guardian of the Week is a community-run initiative written and managed by Axiemaid from The GoG Academy. You can follow Axiemaid on Twitter here.
Until next time, Guardians.