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9-27-2009 @ 6:22PM
I had to smile to myself when you were discussing this on the WoW Insider Show, since - not eight hours previously, I was in the same situation ... and came up with the same answer.I put my four-year old guild over to an alt and just left.It was a tough, tough decision, but sometimes you have to think of yourself; if you aren't having fun, then what's the point of logging in?
9-27-2009 @ 6:30PM
"over to an alt"?? Do you mean one of your alts that you aren't playing? Here's the thing - it's fine for a GM to take a break, leave etc. It's NOT fine to just walk away one day. If you need an extended break or want to step down as GL find a replacement. Don't leave the guild in a lurch with an GL who's never on. Talk to one of your officers and see if they're willing to take over, then actually hand over the title and make them GM. At that point you've done what you need to and should take as long as you need away from the game... but just walking away is so not cool.
9-27-2009 @ 7:34PM
I don't care what you think, frankly. I did what's right for me.
9-27-2009 @ 9:24PM
You did what was right for you.But you certainly didn't do right by the other PEOPLE that were in the guild. They deserved better then to just be left in the lurch. They are not just characters, there are real living people behind them that shared the good time and the bad time in the guild.They deserved better then you just walking away from your responsibilities and leaving them in the crapper.
9-27-2009 @ 9:59PM
ummm... guys who cares if he moved his guild to an alt it's not like he ruined the peoples lives, if the want the could just leave the guild.
9-28-2009 @ 7:11AM
Can't say that that isn't the type of thing that I'd do. In game or irl. It's a game. These people shouldn't be depending on you like little children. You don't owe them anything, they are in the guild because they want to be there. I don't recall a guild leader having to file for adoption of all of the members. They'll cope and they'll get on fine without you - definately not worth messing your head up about
9-28-2009 @ 5:28AM
Wow, RetPallyJil defending a questionable move with the "Don't hate! You don't know me! I do what I want!" defense? Nice!
9-28-2009 @ 6:02AM
He may not have ruined anyones life, but the process of a guild falling apart can be pretty traumatic - in the way that you think your character is safe, and you will be raiding with these guys for ages, then poof it all falls apart. Even if he is burnt out beyond all recognition its worth at least finding someone who is willing to actually find a replacement, if not do the job themselves. I've been on both ends of the stick here, I was the only raidleader in my old guild through all of BC, and after clearing naxx/sarth2d back in january/febuary time I just couldnt take it anymore. So I got one of the other tanks to take over as the RL, explained what was going on to the other officers and guildies, the /gquit a week later after it was obvious they were going to be fine. Fast forward to june, the guild I joined was doing fine, progressing in ulduar, killed yogg and starting work on HM's. Then for no reason as far as we could tell the GM /gquit and server xferred, didnt warn anyone just left. He was also the RL. Guild fell apart as he was really the driving force behind things, had he given some warning and spoken to the officers we probably could have recovered.Anyway my point is - /gquiting without giving any kind of warning or reasoning at least to your officers when your in a posistion of responsibility is a very selfish thing to do, and I hope that most people have more respect for the (ex)guildies then that.
9-28-2009 @ 10:04AM
Jerk move. There are ways to disentangle yourself from your guild while being considerate to others, presumably other people you were friends with. There's almost always at least one officer who'd be more than happy to take over, and if not, you could at least /gdisband and mail people their contributions to the guild bank, and let someone know what's going on.
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