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3-22-2010 @ 4:18PM
Back in the T5 days, the first raid guild I was ever in (I was an officer) blew apart in a red haze of drama over this very issue. We had been farming Kara and trying to get enough people together to start taking shots at Tempest Keep. One night we finally got almost enough, and one of the officers brought in a couple of her friends to fill out the group. Since we had PUGs, we agreed we'd do rolls for loot instead of our usual Suicide Kings setup.So the short version is, we downed Void Reaver for the first time ever (this was, I believe, the first T5 level boss this guild had ever downed.) Two T5 tokens dropped. I can't remember if PUGs won one or both, but there was a lot of grumbling among guild members. The tokens were duly awarded to the people who won them, but the bad feeling persisted, along with a lot of furious whispering among the membership and back-and-forths among the officers. I still remember watching the guild implode as I ran a couple of lowbie friends through the Sunken Temple. People left throughout the night, and by the end of the next day, almost every solid raider in the guild had moved on. (To be fair, though, it wasn't just because the PUG got the loot. There had been longstanding personality conflicts with the officer who'd brought her friends in, and this was just the final straw. But even so, many felt that the officer shouldn't have been giving PUGs a shot at the guild's first-ever T5 tokens. I doubt they would have objected to the PUGs' being allowed to roll on the non-tier loot).Me, I stayed out of it. Funny thing is, I was ostensibly the GM of the guild, but it became increasingly clear that I had no real power over important decisions. I was sad to see the guild go (I had a lot of friends there) and especially over such a petty thing, but it did work out for the best for me (and for most of the other solid raiders in the guild).
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