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3-30-2009 @ 2:37PM
How is it that the officers have the same goal, but very few of the guild members do? Communication sounds like its an issue. Additionally, recruiting players simply to get the warm body to fill the 25mans can result in poor players with bad habits, lack of consideration and the unfortunate need to keep them to attempt goals.Leadership is key. It sounds like your guild is stagnant and the members have no idea what the purpose of their guild is. Casual doesnt meant complacent. Your guild still needs structure, goals and members absolutely need to know what is expected of them. It is also necessary for leaders to enforce that structure by example. Website activity can be enhanced by putting the schedule for the week there - with assignments. If members dont check it they miss their raid spot. If you dont have enough showing up, you go back to ten mans, heroics, etc. Kicking people out to save your guild is really a last measure in my opinion. You might as well disband if you go down that road. You cannot make anyone care for their guild as much as you do. Even a guild leader. Guild Leadership, as tough as it may be to face, sounds like the real issue here. Perhaps a new sheriff in town, with a renewed focus and enthusiasm could be just what the doctor ordered.
3-30-2009 @ 6:23PM
The above was the best comment so far. I've seen more than one guild fail because the leadership was convinced that it was the members who were all at fault, without stopping to examine if the root cause was not actually themselves. Never forget that the officers and the GM are there to provide leadership, set goals and help motivate the team to accomplish those goals. If your guildies are unclear on what the guild is trying to achieve then there is a clear failure of communication.
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