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5-14-2010 @ 4:56PM
I agree that is it CRITICAL to mention issues to low-performers BEFORE finding their replacement. You've just GOT to let folks know when their position is in jeopardy due to their performance. Soften it, be kind, let them know you think they're great, but that their DPS, heals, or tanking just needs work, and you have to put them (him/her- grammar nazis, get out!) on probation. I find it useful to mention that they need to be put on probation to let them know how big the problem is. Yes, yes, we know, we rarely wipe, but you're also not quite pulling your weight yet, Probation raider, and we'd love to keep you around, here are x and y resources to help you out, and that (DPS/healer/tank) over there, Bob, would be pleased to advise you and help you out if he can. But in the end, this is all up to you. We're confident you can do it, but even if you can't, we wouldn't mind keeping you as a friend. Keep on truckin'!That kind of thing gets a few different kinds of response, and almost none of them are truly pleasant for the messenger. However, such a thing initiates the process of gkick, gives a second chance (if this person takes the second chance of does WELL, you've probably found a new core-group raider. People who can take criticism and improve are the people you WANT in your guild!), and keeps everyone informed.Don't let guild meltdown happen to you. Communicate your judgments of poor raid performance in as non-confrontational a way as you can, and let nature run her course.
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