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1-24-2011 @ 3:45PM
In these days of guild rep, gkicking a guild member is a serious decision. Why not just demote? Or skip inviting them to raids? Or encourage them to raid with another guild? They'll leave on their own eventually. Or if they value their reputation too much they'll have to come around.
1-24-2011 @ 3:56PM
Gkicking is appropriate when players are disrupting the guild atmosphere and don't stop when warned. Though, if the disruption is severe enough, an outright kick is fine, too.In a casual guild, sucking at raiding will just earn you a demotion to non-raider until you get your act together. You can still hang out and enjoy the social atmosphere, maybe tag along for an old school raid or an easy farm night.But there is no place for jerks in a casual guild. When the priority is raiding in a fun atmosphere, and someone is ruining that atmosphere, they need to move on. Sometimes, they need some help moving on.
1-24-2011 @ 4:48PM
I completely agree with Dysmorphia. In my guild we only apply gkicks to inactive people and people that spoil the social experience of our guild. We made our reputation by raiding well, but we've kept our reputation by being likable.
1-24-2011 @ 5:30PM
Yeah, gkicking has its time and place, but what you are actually doing is pretty severe.You are resetting their guild rep to zero. A huge blow to anyone that's managed to get into the higher tiers of reputation.You are removing them from their usual social chat channel.You are removing them from their raid team.Sure, if benching and/or demoting didn't work, it's gkick time, but it shouldn't be the first reaction. It should probably be the second to last reaction right before reporting them to a GM.
1-24-2011 @ 6:40PM
You don't actually lose rep until you join another guild. If that's a big deal to you, you should first of all not be a disruptive jerk. Failing that, you can beg your guild to take you back and promise to straighten out and fly straight. Since they immediately joined another guild and waged war, I think it's safe to assume they didn't value guild rep or their social circle as much as they enjoyed being entitled douches.
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