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9-22-2008 @ 12:10PM
Speaking as a former GM of two guilds, I have to say that it is best to be upfront about guild related concerns and give constructive criticism and suggestions to improve rather than act like you own the place or walk out without giving things a chance to improve.The two guilds I tried to form were failed attempts at starting a Karazhan raiding guild. They both disbanded within weeks.The guilds eventually ended because of two different things. The first guild ended due to an issue with officers which spiralled. The second guild's downfall was a bit more long term.My guild was casual and had a "all levels allowed" policy which I made clear in the recruitment ad, yet when someone joined and then I recruited a level 30, he went ballistic and called me a noob. (with lots of swearing ofc) and walked out, bringing 3 other level 70 members with him.Many members left in the coming weeks because they expected me to magically conjure a Karazhan raid that could farm badges and clear in 2 hours with very few members. They didn't even give me a chance to recruit more members to actually GET things going.It was after a mass exodus of guild members which were effectively taken by another guild that I had to disband. Its not that I was a bad leader but I hate it that people would expect so much out of the guild, despite the fact that it was going for TWO WEEKS by the time I disbanded.
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