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11-13-2009 @ 10:00AM
When dealing with guildies feels more like an exercise in HR, something is wrong. While I agree with the sentiments and advice in this post, using phrases such as, "You're fired", makes raiding sound an awful like work. I realize some guilds take their raiding extremely serious, but for those of us in lass hardcore guilds, dealing with raid members who may not be performing at acceptable levels does not need to be approached with such a cold and harsh manner. Unless your guild leader is Donald Trump...
11-13-2009 @ 10:40AM
Uncaringbear - way to go against your forum name ;)I am in a casual guild where a lot of folks who join are relatives / friends / significant others. We often feel like there's no way to get some people to sit out a raid for a better player (better tank, dps, healer, etc.) when a person on the "friend" list signs up.It definitely hurts us as far as progress, and when good gear goes to a bad player who is there partly because of being a friend, it causes a lot of dissension.A lot of people out of the 25 you take to a raid expect to not just do the normal modes / ToC forever until next content patch comes out. They want some progress. They have recount etc (and our guild does post to wowmeteronline and worldoflogs) and know when we're carrying someone (or 2 or 4). They won't put up with that for long.It comes down to a couple of questions: Are you raiding with friends because you like raiding with them even though some of them are weak at wow (yes, it's possible) and it means you won't see hardmodes?orDo you want to go to a guild that emphasizes performance/preparation and has ambitions and the structure & planning to complete the most challenging content available?There are shades of gray in between these two extremes of course (and the "hard core" extreme I describe is not even as hard core as some guilds are in actuality).
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