Archive for January, 2012

I was rummaging around today on the internet, and I googled my character to see what would pop up.   I found a random website that told me the day I joined my guild: June 12, 2009.   I have almost been in my guild for 3 whole years! That’s almost as long as I have been playing.  Back then I was a bubbly player, and I talked to everyone.  I was discovered by our guild’s recruiter and the rest is history 🙂

I seem to keep a lot of my thoughts about the game to myself.  For awhile I though that it wasn’t worth having negative thoughts about guild things because it is just a game, and there was no way it could be worth debating about, or being annoyed/angry/any of those things.  Well, the time has come and I have found my voice!

There was a time where our guild was so active that we had 3 10 mans, and 1 25 man running.  After loosing a few great players to real life things, and more than a couple of falling outs with some bad eggs we are down to one 10 man progression raid, and we are struggling to form a second.  With the return of a great tank, I have no doubt that it will happen, but I can’t seem to shake off the bad attitudes that have been stemming from certain members. 

I get along with everyone.  I never cause trouble, but it makes me frustrated and angry to see members disrespecting other members openly over vent.  It happened just last night, and I could not believe that nothing was said to openly express that this type of behavior is not tolerated, and is punishable.  We have lost so many members over the recent months due to pettiness.  This time it was over a dps having to sit out.  There are consistently more dps than there are raid spots, and people are being unforgiving.

Our guild is about loyalty, respect, and enjoying the company while above all having fun.  At least, that is what I believe.  Other guilds sit people without question (no complaints taken!), sit people for low numbers, and overall show no democracy what-so-ever.  That is not what our guild is about, and it never will be that way.  Some of the people who have left have told me personally that they regret it, because they do not get the same opportunities that they do with us.  


I thought that maybe this has to do with how our officer’s handle things, but at the same time I’m not in a position to really make that judgement.  I’m unhappy with some attitudes.  I’m unhappy about not progressing after I hear from multiple people that our progression raids dps is too low.  I’m healing my ass off over here!  Are we going to hault in progression because people are no longer motivated to improve their characters?

I suggested trying a Survivor style game for raid 🙂 I thought it would be something fun to do, instead of just having the dps roll to see who sits out.  I thought it would be fun, and maybe even motivate people to do better.  It didn’t go over as well as I would have hoped, which after some thought I understand now.  I tried though.  It was compared to the “weakest link” and honestly that was not my intention at all.  I just really want people to lose their attitudes and suck it up a little bit. 

Things don’t always suck like this, there are just those occasions that seem to be popping up a lot lately.

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