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10-05-2009 @ 1:33PM
I think it's a shame that this game has such a strong compulsory element. Guildies treat you like garbage? Man up. Players getting bullied? Pffft, it isn't you. Raids not even advancing to new content? Shut up and collect your loot.There's such a strong undercurrent of hostility I've picked up in many professional raiding guilds and even in the pug groups. "Mature adults don't quit in the middle of a raid." Yea well mature adults don't do the things that the raid leader quit over. This game, and the players who constitute this game, need to allow their raid leaders to walk away when the fun evaporates. The players ought to feel empowered to walk away when the fun disappears. Scientists ought to study this game to understand why women stay with abusive husbands.I'm playing the "this is a game" card. Even in guilds with people in it I know down the street, I never stayed when it was apparent the guild was dysfunctional. I sometimes left guilds that were perfectly functional, but filled with jerk players - like that ninja-Rogue that the Raid Leader sided with, even knowing it was a ninja. TL;DRThis is a game.If it isn't fun, there should be a policy of "no fault" gquit.
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