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7-20-2009 @ 2:00PM
1. Get rid of the Loot Council. It's subjective, you have people in the guild that don't trust you, and when you try to explain your decision-making process the people that don't trust you DON'T TRUST YOU. DKP or SK are objective and if you drop the subjective system for an objective system, those people that don't trust you, they might start to reconsider...2. If your GL is going to guild members to have one-on-one discussions as a formal part of solving your issues that tells me one thing: Your officers haven't gotten to know anyone in the guild. You have a clique that is closed to the rest of the guild and you're making the job of leading far more difficult than it has to be. Everyone of your officers and founding members has to make a real effort to make real relationships with the rest of the guild. If you're running a 5 man and all 5 are officers, you're wrong. If you're sitting there on an off night watching people LFG/LFM in guild chat not offering to go because you don't need anything there, you're wrong. If you have a choice to fill out a slot in your 5 man between an officer and a guild member and you take the officer, you're wrong. If you're online farming mats and you aren't actively engaging non-officers in /g and vent, you're wrong. If all your chit-chat takes place in /o or a private "officer only" channel in vent, you're wrong. All your officers should be actively forcing themselves to engage with members of the guild. One idea: Dedicate one non-raiding night a week to building relationships in the guild. This isn't something you need to announce to the entire guild, just pick a non-raid night when you know you tend to have a lot of people online and tell your officers, "On this night I'd like all of you to play for a couple of hours and make an effort to play or talk with guild members that are not officers/founders." Play alts with guild members, run alts through dungeons or group quests, farm but sit in a public channel in vent talking with someone that's not an officer, PvP with non-officers, have fun chatting with the guild in /g. For one or two hours that night every week, go out of your way to expand the circle of people you socialize with in game. If all your officers make a real effort at this, the mood of your guild will pick up, recruiting will become easier, your guild will become more cohesive, people will try harder to attend raids (because they've made friends they don't want to let down).
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