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5-12-2008 @ 11:29AM
I would be more in favor of option two, promoting a raid leader from inside. The suggestion to try several of your raiders is an excellent one.My guild is a raiding guild, and our 25-mans are led by one person, and the 10-mans are led by a hodgepodge of members and officers. In a pinch, any of us could lead the farm content. That's a huge advantage and can keep your RL from being burned out.Hint: let the women lead too. They are just as capable, although they will take longer to win the respect of some of the men they'll be ordering around.
5-12-2008 @ 12:18PM
Wow, I can't believe you would even assume that women need to be 'let' into leading positions. If you actually read the article it looks like the guild leader and the assistant raid leader are females who seem to have *gasp* stepped out of the kitchen for a few minutes to play WoW.
5-12-2008 @ 12:48PM
Wow Greta, you took that totally the wrong way! I'm a woman who leads raids, and I know first-hand that the boys are very hesitant about this. Maybe I didn't phrase it well, but I did notice that the raid leaders being talked about in the article were all men. Eva, the guild leader in question, didn't seem to be considering leading the raids herself. And, I suppose, who knows what Eva's real-life gender is!Maybe I have a chip on my shoulder about this, but I do notice that when women lead, they have to work very hard to do so. I also recruit for my guild, and the second I invite someone onto vent to talk about joining, they have a noticeable--either favorable or unfavorable reaction--to my clearly female voice. I think it's good to recognize the male dominance in this game and work against it. Even my own guild had to be pretty much coerced into appointing an equal number of male and female officers. I just thought that maybe the guild leader in question hadn't even thought of appointing female raid leaders, as most guilds don't.
5-13-2008 @ 2:00AM
"Even my own guild had to be pretty much coerced into appointing an equal number of male and female officers."I would appoint an equal number of competent people. Promoting because of gender is seldom a good idea, regardless of the male/female ratio.
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