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5-12-2008 @ 11:29AM
Yeah i agree it will be very difficult to find a RL from the milieu (masses). I think your only bet is telling the guild clearly what you need, and ask people to give it a shot. At some point you shouldn't need a RL for Kara if everyone knows it by heart. But the nature of casual guilds somewhat precludes that. What makes a good RL? Someone who isn't afraid to chew out people, or otherwise demand performance. Someone who knows the instance inside and out. Someone who has played the various roles (dps/heal/tank). Someone who can handle a leadership position. Typically a RL will be in charge of organizing the raid, determining loot systems, organizing the raid groups, making sure people have appropriate buffs (to some extent), marking the mobs, explaining the boss fights. Anyway now that there is some idea of what you need you can hopefully find that person. I think after a while people who have been in the game want a shot at something new, this would be a good opportunity for them. It also helps young adults try on some leadership responsibilities. Anyway good luck.
5-12-2008 @ 11:46AM
Very true, the RL is often times the 'bad guy' and should be comfortable with this. People are going to be mad at the RL.A good RL is not everyone's friend. RL's make decisions that are best for the raid. The tank who can't hold agro over healing might be the greatest guy on earth but the RL should be willing and able to tell that person that their level of play isn't good enough to raid.And while the GL should be friends and a good leader, he should also back the RL up. If the RL has good reason to not let some players raid the GL shouldn't undermine that and push those players back in. It undermines the RL position and then why have it at all.Of course, neither should the RL have /gkick priveledges. ;) Balance of power FTW.
5-12-2008 @ 1:27PM
Good points, as are Tinwhiskers'. But!...You can tell people they're not up to snuff without 'chewing them out.' and I think you should. Being an ass about things ("You suck") just adds tension and you can say the same thing in a more positive way. A few things the officers need to do: 1) Make sure the raiders understand the gearing requirements for whatever they're going into. Someone can still suck with epics, but gear gives capabilities. Help them succeed by making sure they're know what it will take to be prepared. 2) Back up the RL. Don't overrule them on who can go to raids, don't let people get the impression that they can come complain to an officer and have the RL pressured or overruled.3) But DO keep in touch with what's up in raids... how the person is, whether they're being fair in who they take and not favoring friends, etc. 4) Groom 2 RLs. Having only one is asking for trouble. Unlike an officer's role a RL has sscheduled time demands. At some point, they might just want to take a break. Or perhaps not RL anymore. Have someone in the guild who can step in.
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