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3-29-2010 @ 3:00PM
There are many ways to skin a cat. One way is a guild dictatorship like txnicole, in that structure the guild leader is the chief and nothing gets by without approval. In other guilds its a looser structure where the GL has some control but not that much, and only steps in to maintain the direction of the guild. In a guild I all but left, I was the co-founder and co-leader. It created some challenges since the other leader had some different ideas (he was more into social/explorer type play, i'm all about raids). Eventually we decided the smartest thing to do was for me to step down and move elsewhere. But that's not really the main point, which is that you really do need to make sure what you are trying to do is with the philosophy of the guild. A tight-nit occassional raiding guild is going to get bent out of shape if you start recruiting hardcore raiders and expect all sorts of hardcore things like loot systems, 3x week raids with attendance requirements, and so forth. All of which can be helpful for progression raiding, don't get me wrong, but probably isn't what casual/social players really want.At this point we probably dont need yet more guilds unless you are really willing to work at it; in a time of declining attendance, the vast majority of the guilds out there will have attendance issues for their raids, and adding new guilds doesn't really help, just poaches the few members that are left. It's a balance for sure, but my guess is that you dont want to leave your friends. In that case, really talk to the powers that be. Ask them whats going on. You have the right to make your contributions recognized, but realize that officership is a duty not a privelege.
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