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3-16-2009 @ 11:30AM
I'm an officer in a pretty successful guild. I'm sort of the "morale" officer which is the one who handles most of the drama, explains why we made decisions we did, and hears complaints. A few suggestions for non-officers who have disagreements or ideas they want heard are these.A) Don't use gchat to qq- Complaining in gchat brings out all the whiney players like nothing else will. No officer wants people ganging up on him and some players just resent the fact they aren't in leadership positions and will do that every chance they get. Bring it to me in a tell or a mail.B) Have a solution- Don't have a 10 page qq session. You're going to be taken much more seriously if you have an answer to your problem. Think it through and make sure it's something that's fair for everyone. If it's only going to benefit you or one or two people, it's a sure bet it won't happen. Think about what you would do if you were in the position of the officer faced with the same choice.C) Don't be a hypocrite- If you miss every raid, always dc during progression wipes, never run a heroic to help undergeared players out and never put a single thing in the gbank, then you don't care about the guild. Officers aren't going to spend energy worrying about what you think. Do your part first then people will take you seriously.D) Be reasonable- If you don't get your way, don't throw a huge fit. As long as everything was explained to you and there's solid reasoning behind it, move on. Giving an ultimatum will almost assure that you will be guildless in the next few minutes. Odds are if you came to the officer in a fair and intelligent way he's going to listen to you more closely on other issues. Especially if you show yourself to be a reasonable person who's got the guilds best interest at heart.Obviously these will only work in a guild with good officers. If you are in a situation with a bunch of leaders who horde loot and talk down to people, move on to a guild that's going to go somewhere.
3-16-2009 @ 3:10PM
A member that follows this advice is the sort of person I go to as a 'sanity check' as a GL, even if they're not an officer.If you want to influence your guild, learn the above and live it like a holy doctrine.
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