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8-10-2009 @ 1:37PM
While our raid has one clear raid leader, we've broken up the fight responsibilities across a few different people. So when we get to fight X (or even section X with tricky boss pulls), one officer will explain how it's going to work. Get to the next fight/section, and someone else will. Doing it this way really helps to lift some of the load from the raid leaders shoulders, as they don't have to know every fight inside or out, they don't have to spend every second making sure that everyone is doing what they're supposed to, while still handling their own character. They are still responsible for filling in empty spots, distributing loot, etc... but they get nice periods of down time in between, where they get to act like a rank and file raider.Anyways, that might be an option to pursue. You keep the job for a bit, but distribute the burden. Doing that may cause some people to step up and really excel at leading, so if you want to step back further, you'll have a better idea of who to take your place.
8-10-2009 @ 3:02PM
Even with responsibilities split among multiple people, I really don't want to get into raid-leading or guild management again. For those that do not have such management responsibility in real-life, it can be an interesting and enjoyable experience; getting to manage multiple people and resolving their conflicts can be a rewarding experience, but if you already deal with that in real-life at your workplace, the last thing you need is more of the same in-game.I'm glad that I'm just a normal member with no additional responsibilities in the guild. Of course I give advice when asked and do contribute ideas, but the fact that the decision doesn't rest on my shoulders is a nice freedom to have.
8-10-2009 @ 3:42PM
@KnobCompletely agree - raid leader isn't for everyone. you have to have both desire and ability to lead a raid, and you shouldn't let anyone force you into it. For someone like Anonymous, however, it's wise to consider all the alternatives before giving up the position - the last thing you want is to give it up and then regret that decision later. If you're able to make it easier on yourself by delegating some of the responsibilities, and thus get back to a point where you enjoy doing it, awesome. If not, at least you've found the people who have the leadership capabilities and desire, and can transition the position to them easier.
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