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5-07-2007 @ 12:17PM
Leading a guild is definitely not for everyone! It seems like there are a lot of people who think they would like to lead, but when faced with the realities of it, find it a horrible experience. I have seen many players that were solid, stable people go completely wacky shortly after being promoted to an officer or class leader position. You can watch them get more burned out and drained as each day goes by.However, for a small handful of people (ones that are probably pretty messed up in the head lol), leading is only sometimes a draining experience, it is usually very energizing!Also, a natural leader is not always a nartural fit for a given guild. One player I know sort of inherited a large, semi casual raid guild. Running that guild was a nightmare. Endless drama and bickering, internal power struggles, almost every single day was a horrible experience. He had a lot of RL management experience, and was very good at it, but running that guild was just awful for him. He later ended up running a new guild, and was able to set things up from the start to be less drama prone. Running this guild has been a great experience, nothing like the other guild.On to the subject at hand: punishment. Our guild will rarely have to punish anyone, but when they do, raid suspensions are the most common thing. Usually, an officer or GM will talk with the person, try to find out what the root cause of the problem is, and find a way to fix it. Thats pretty cool, because things usually don't get to the point of having to dish out punishment.
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