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12-05-2010 @ 8:04AM
Yes, back in TBC. I'd joined the guild in late Classic, and I ended up being a Class Officer, then an Officer and finally the GM when the then-GM had to head out to the Army.Long story short, I never want to be a GM or in any sort of Officer position again. I deal with peoples' problems day-in and day-out at work, I don't want to do that while I'm playing a game too.
12-05-2010 @ 12:23PM
That's a very good point ~ when you're an officer or GM, it seems like you spend more time managing other people and "putting out fires" than doing anything fun or personally constructive. If you already do that at work, it's a double-dose of suck (IMO). I'm a teacher in adult education, and I swear it's more challenging than dealing with actual kids. The attitudes are worse, the sense of entitlement is greater (because they're paying for the class), and the excuses are just... ugh. To try and login after work and deal with that... AGAIN... is not something I'd look forward to.
12-05-2010 @ 3:58PM
This.I was officer of a guild whose GM went on a two week vacation that lasted five months and left me in charge. After the third month, she came back to give me GM officially. I tried to keep the guild running...I really did. But dealing with massive burnout on my part from trying to organize a steady 10-man group, to dealing with the immaturity of some of the people in the guild, to putting out fire after fire after fire, to having to deal with an intense semester at school, I just couldn't handle it anymore. The guild fell apart. GM bitched at me about it when she showed up one day, I told her to fuck off, and then me and six or seven other people that were cool from the guild went Horde.
12-05-2010 @ 8:53PM
I think many of us have been in the same situation. Senior members start quitting wow/taking breaks and before you know it, you're the new GM. I've found the hardest part is making your guild unique from all the rest of them. There's plenty of other guilds for your members to join. It's hard work to make your guild compelling enough for people to stay there over the countless others. I'm hopeful the new guild leveling system will keep guilds together a little better.
12-05-2010 @ 10:43PM
My guild and I transferred to another server together. We were a small close-knit guild and when about 4 of them left WoW for real life, we basically fell apart. The guild was given to someone in trade chat, and I bought it back from them in case everyone came back. Inevitably right before the expansion they did, and now I'm the guild leader.
12-06-2010 @ 3:19AM
I agree, the Loot frenzy, the drama queens, the planning, the longterm strategey of the guild, recruitment. Before i had my first son i had some spare time for this. Now i don't.Anyway i realy can't understand why ppl get in to Loot arguments and starting to act like my 3 year old. Screaming and stomping. In my world N/G works -- Need if you need greed if you like the item but not sure. Be friends, say Gratz even if you just lost the roll. Don't expect it but if he offers you the gear say atleast thanks. It's just a couple of pixles on a screen nothing to get cooking about. The friends you make in game if you treat them right you might meet them in other games aswell and will make you enjoy the game even further. Play nice, Have fun, Its a game. (there is a reason why we had a 18y min. age limit exept for kids to our members). That way we could stay way clear of most of the tantrums, even if some of thoes i saw i realy question the mental age of thoes persons).
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