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3-16-2009 @ 10:46AM
To the officers and guild leaders out there...Take a long, hard look at your own reasons to dedicate so much time and energy to having a "successful raiding guild".Your doing it for the enjoyment of your guildmates, warming your heart from the yaping over nice epic loots over TS, still able to get into a 5man heroic instance for the sheer fun of it, showing newbies the ropes ? Or are you doing it for the reward of being the "successful leader" of a "successful raid", making each player into a "successful raid member", fostering a competitive spirit amongst _and between_ your very own little army?Sad thing is, all guilds devolve from the first to the second case, given time. If your not of the competitive-compulsive type, learn to /gquit when the "serious raiding" posts on the guild's forum appear because fun is about to leave, too.
3-16-2009 @ 11:19AM
I don't think these are mutually exclusive things. Showing a newbie the ropes sometimes involves educating them about their role in a group and how to play to the strengths of their class....pretty much the same process that help someone evolve into a successful raid member. The top performers in the group I run with enjoy friendly competition, its just another way to have fun in game alongside the other things that you mentioned.Most "serious raiding" posts I've seen revolve around having consideration for other people's time by showing up on time and prepared and paying enough attention to avoid standing in the fire.
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