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8-24-2009 @ 1:01PM
After hearing some rumours I decided to check here, and the first ideas on guild options make me very happy. Outside raiding there is not so much you can aim for as guild - we make our own goals, like guild meetings, fish feast events, fun runs to old places, ingame matches etc - but to be frank, it is not very obvious and some work to keep guild life fun. This whole idea of guild achievements and guild benefits is a superb thing to put into wow.I see some responses from fellow guildleaders, who seem to regard this idea with similar positive feelings. I also see a few negative replies. The two main categories:- " Oh noes, my guildleader will abuse this immense new powah!".Yes, some guildleaders will abuse it, or some guilds will be made with the secret intent of robbing its members. However, 1. Any member in a guild has a responsibility to take care of themself - if you feel your guild contributions are abused, why do you stay? 2. A guildleader may seem to have enormous powers, and even more so with this system... reality is that we are very restrained in using this power, and the more so when we gain more power. That is because guildleaders of large guilds *like* leading and like seeing their guild profit - this power is just a tool. Such leaders will aim to be as fair as possible with this new tool, for they will also see the large possibilities. People who fear power abuse have no idea of the checks and balances that make us leaders "behave" :).- " Oh noes, we have a small guild and now we wont benefit".Yes... true. So, if you want this new tool faster/moor, grow. And if you dont wish to be large, accept that not all options in the game will be available (fast). Its almost like raiding - if you cant get a well organised 25 men raid together, you will never see the end of (right now) 25 men Ulduar. Keep in mind that the organisation of a large guild is not paradise. It requires a lot of communication and administration, a solid application filtering process, good drama-solving and active leadership to keep the guild happy. Dont get me wrong - it is a lot of fun. But its a completely diferent kettle of tea than being in a small guild. I have no problems whatsoever to see the energy needed to maintain a larger guild result in benefits on some (non-crucial) perks.Good going Blizzard, keep it up!
8-24-2009 @ 2:04PM
I am in a small guild and I run a 25 man Ulduar raid. I am more than aware of all the things it takes to run a raid, since I do it. This attitude that they are mutually exclusive is ridiculous and now I have to put up with blizzard ramming it down my throat too?
8-24-2009 @ 7:00PM
@Itanya_blade: what is your issue, exactly? My example with raids was merely to point out that some aspects in this game depend on some extra organisation. If you run a small guild, you probably keep it small for a reason - meaning you dont have the issues I have to deal with in my larger guild. Why then not be happy with being small and avoiding those issues, and allow me to be happy with some perks that come along with the issues *I* deal with? Right now you sound like you wish to have your cake and eat it too. Or do I misunderstand you?I happen to be in two raid communities, and I wonder if (assuming the current plans are the final outcome, which is doubtful) they will manage to survive this change. I hope so, and I will definitely lobby at Blizzard for making alliances possible. But maybe we have to keep at such special organisations without the perks raidguilds will have. If so, so be it - I have too much fun in my context to let Blizzard ruin it.
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