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5-07-2007 @ 1:38PM
What's with all the punishment talk? To me you run a guild like you'd manage a real life team. And if I went to work at a group who had rules and punishment as half the employee guide, I'd be saying, "No thanks"You don't need to be too concerned about rules and punishment if you pick people well to join. Which is a good segue into the notion that says, "Who says you need a leader?" There are great groups out there that run as a cooperative effort of equals, with the "rules" agreed on by mutual consent. And if there is "punishment" it's the players as a group stepping up and saying, "OK this is not right".Case in point, yesterday our guild had a new member start guild-talking about how all female players were just out to get gifts from guys and any guy playing a girl was dishonest and one step away from being in (or out) of the closet. The guild members that were online stepped up, said "Now hold on a minute!" and soon he left the guild. Yea, I or a few others could have hit the "You're outa here" button, but it was far more powerful message for us as a group to stand up and say, "Now wait a minute" and far more of a bonding experience for us to do that together.
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