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10-02-2009 @ 11:33AM
Somewhat ironically, I've found that being in a relatively hardcore guild has prevented from getting that burned out feeling. I'm used to being in (or running, or being an officer in) small to medium, fairly informal guilds. Despite supposedly being relaxed and casual, I always felt like there were loads of demands on my time, I was always being asked to help out with one thing or another and, as something of a theorycrafter, having to sort out people's gear/spec/rotation/general noobish behaviour.Now I'm in an environment where I know exactly what is expected of me. I have to turn up to three raids a week, on time and with consumables for the night. Other than that, my time is my own. I still spend plenty of time doing other things with my guildmates, but I never feel pressured into doing any of it.
10-02-2009 @ 12:59PM
good comment bigjonno.I read it after i typed mine and the feeling you have is kinda what i'm talking about in mine.
10-02-2009 @ 2:06PM
bigjonno thanks for your comment. i can totally relate to what you are saying. i am glad i found a guild where i am no longer the one leading raids/checking gear/or being spammed to death by members needing gear to move on to bigger and better raids. now I have a task and a role in my guild without being stressed out.
10-02-2009 @ 5:48PM
Yeah that kind of organization helps. So does having enough raiders that you don't need everyone to show every raid every week. The Mamas missed the board on the first question entirely. He/she doesn't need to quit, they just need to be able to take breaks if they want. If the guild doesn't have enough people to let that happen that brings its own stress "I need to show up or the raid doesn't happen..." For a 10 person raid you want 12-15 folks around and raid ready and then some way to fairly determine who sits. For a 25 person raid I'd want 30 raiders. Stuff happens - people get sick, want a break, etc. Now, it might be that that person really is burnout entirely... then, yeah, quit. But to say from that email that quitting is the only viable step is misguided.
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