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1-19-2009 @ 8:19AM
We're a very small, very casual guild on Stormrage... the biggest problem we have with recruiting is that we're all RL friends, which means that we're reluctant to headhunt someone we don't personally know.We've tried a few times... once with someone in an PuG'd instance, and once with someone we grouped with to do some BC group quests before Wrath came out. Both times we took the time to chat and try and get into their minds a bit at first.Both of the newbies left us within a month, without much of an explanation but probably due to frustration with our easy-going style, lack of regular instancing, and irregular online times... despite being explicitly warned up front that that was our culture ;)I don't think we'd ever consider trying to 'poach' an already-guilded person.
1-19-2009 @ 10:17AM
It could be that the two people left due to feeling like outsiders then due to irregular times when people log on, I normally leavea guild myself if it feels like a closed club. That's the really hard thing to do with tight nit groups of friends, you will need to constantly try and involve other people in everything you do, otherwise the new members compare their treatment to that of your long standing friends.
1-19-2009 @ 10:57AM
This type of thing *can* work, but there are often obstacles that prevent an outsider from having equal status or opportunity. Not only are RL F&F guilds more likely to be perceived as cliquish or likely to give preferential treatment to insiders, but they are also prone to carrying poor performers out of a sense of obligation.
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