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1-19-2009 @ 3:17PM
Actually, it's not really a stigma, but the truth.People who usually asked to be made an officer do so for personal gain. I have seen several difference for-instances where people demanded a position and when they didn’t get it they left the guild. Well. If you’re so much into helping the guild and being a good person, why leave the guild when you didn’t get what you wanted? Because the position request was a selfish one. Every person I’ve seen asked for the position did so because they just wanted the title. I've seen a lot of people in my 3 and half years of wow and most of the time those who have asked for the position were 1. not ready for it 2. just wanted it cuz it the "cool" thing to do 3. wanted to be with the "in crowd" but would never do any of the work 4. felt they needed to be an officer just to validate themselves, but in effect had no clue what to do and didn't bother to learn.Most of the officers in the guild I'm in don't do much either in terms of the little things, BUT they know what and how to behave in a raid, they know how to handle people, they know how do the things that most people are too lazy to learn. They know the other half of the coin - management skills. However we recently had someone asked to be made an officer - more like demand it because he assumed officer status proved his loyalty to the guild. We rectified the demand by creating a new rank tab which pacified the ingrate for the time being, but it has raised a lot of resentment for the rest of officers for the simple fact that the person demanding this position 1. hasn't bothered to learn to play his hunter (he has to go over his talent tree with the GM (more than twice)) 2. always asks for help for items/locations etc 3. always pesters people for runs and stuff when a simple G tab click would tell him people are. He doesn't LEAD, but is a sheep and needs to be told what to do.In my opinion, if an officer has to hold his hand and he asks to be made an officer then we might as well promote everyone.
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