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9-15-2008 @ 11:11AM
tell him that "the officers" (very mysterious, them, but they give you someone else to blame :p ) feel he didn't perform up to expectations and thank him for his time. whenever i had to fire someone i liked or didn't want to be "mean" to for whatever reason, i usually asked them to gquit and told them i'd give them a good reference.of course, he could turn into a whiney forum-bomb no matter how you handle it but at least it'd reinforce he was someone you didn't want around long-term.
9-15-2008 @ 1:05PM
I always always switch on forum moderation for people who are being removed from any group. If they post something incendiary, just turn off their access.If you can't turn on moderation, just turn of their access.
9-15-2008 @ 11:34AM
stop being a freaking girl about it and kick him because he fails. tell him so or he'll never get better.
9-20-2008 @ 2:56PM
This is the hard part of leadership, one that is easy to criticize unless you are there.Here is one approach:Bench him as OT until:1 - he studies all the fights, watching vidoes of them.2 - he asks questions, about them.3 - give him another shot.Also, remember, teaching is easy, teaching well...it another story (all those who say that silly "those who can" quote....are talking about bad instructors).A good insightful student will ask "do you mean this or this?"...but an even better teacher will say things more clearly (this happens in raids ALL THE TIME).If you are past this point, suck up the responsibility of leadership, and cut him.Cutting someone who is not a jerk is always hard.Only a jerk can easily cut someone who is not.
9-16-2008 @ 9:54AM
So buried further back in the comments a guy claims that this kind of attitude is what makes raiding feel like work, and how we are all d-bags for caring about the performance of a raider instead of just having fun.Here is what i said to him about this topic.""Not to seem like a d-bag, but it sounds like you might have been "that guy" once (maybe you still are, maybe not).So let me explain why people care about performance.Would you like to spend HOURS (literally) trying to have fun and kill boss's, only to have one member of a raid ruin it for the rest of the players?Now (for my case) extend that effort out over the course of 2 years, and extend the size to 25 mans, and think about black temple. Where one freaking guy who cant get his head around the game makes 24 other people spend gold on repairs.Gold they WOULDNT have to go farm where it not for "that guy".Its not about being mean or Judgemental, its about not wanting to have "that guy" in the raid and have him ruini the fun for everyone else in the raid/guild.My guild (the one i run), has a casual side to it.If you ARE "that guy" but you are still a very nice person, you can be on the casual side, and once content is on farm we will drag you through it.You will get to hang around and raid occasionally, we are not going to expunge you from the guild.But we are NOT going to punish the dedicated skilled high attendance people just to see if "that guy" will learn this run, or this run, or this run. etc....""
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