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9-27-2009 @ 7:11PM
I know exactly what is being said here.. I'm second in command of our guild and i live with the GM. I know how the day to day agony aunt thing works and just this week we had to implement a major shake up of how things are run just to stop the GM from cracking and going off into the wild blue younder (and the then likely mass /gquit that would have occurred.)It isn't easy by any means, and when you have a guild that is made uop of 10% dedicated people, 40% of those people's alts and the rest of people who just want a name under their own, it gets frustrating trying to organise any sort of progression.While we like the relaxed atmosphere in our guild we are very aware that some are becoming discontented with the lack of progress and TBH my heart is with those people who have stuck with us through it all, turned down offers from TRUE raiding guilds for us and are still no further along due to lack of commitment from the also rans that seem to be clogging us up.If it were down to me there would be a mass cull and the dead wood would be set adrift leaving just the dedicated few but alas it is not.
9-27-2009 @ 7:47PM
Keeping mediocre players and not culling the deadwood will end up killing the guild, at least for raiding. I was in one where all the top officers were longtime members but none were raiding with the guild - either they pugged or didn't even log on, including the GM who had major life/job changes and didn't have the time but didn't make a change. At the end, rather than wait for the GM to log and sign on to a fixit plan, we all just moved our raid to another more supportive guild. It worked out great - we have a late raid, they have 2-3 earlier ones, the teams mix up when circumstances change, and we do 25's on the weekends.
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