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6-03-2011 @ 8:46PM
Until you have been a raid/guild leader, then it is difficult to know exactly what to expect. I do not mean this disrespectfully, but it is the honest truth. Even in guilds that seemingly lack any outward social drama, it's there. It's always there.A 25-man raid probably consists of around 30 raiders, do you honestly think that all of them get along perfectly? That none of them have issues or problems with each other? Doesn't happen. People may not be sniping at each other over vent, on the forums, or in chat, but I'll bet you money there's a good deal of side chat rooms for select people and whispers going around. As a raid leader, you are constantly bombarded with tells from people; especially if things aren't going according to plan. You wipe, and you'll get at least five different people telling you exactly whose fault it was and why. That's the way it goes. They could be right, they could be wrong, it doesn't matter. You still have to address these things. Superiority complexes develop easily and cause huge rifts between players. While this piece was written from my perspective, it isn't emotional nor indicative of any issues that I have now or may have had in the past. I no long raid/guild lead, but I still love the people I was guilded with at the time, just as much as I love the guild I am in now. While being a raid/guild leader was stressful, it never stopped me from having fun. If it had, I would have quit doing it. One last thing, I think you misunderstood the article. I wasn't talking about chatting during encounters, nor anything that happens during encounters at all. This is strictly generalized, trash raiding. No bosses involved.
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