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9-12-2011 @ 9:22AM
Couldn't have said it better myself. I am GM of a decent sized guild about to start FL progression. I'm OT and it turns out that our MT and raid leader is 14! (Most of us are about college age or higher) I explained to him that as long as he continues to perform well and act like an adult, we have no problems keeping him on. (Lol, we also jokingly told him we need his mother's permission)And sure, sometimes his age shows, but you know what? Its a video game, kids are SUPPOSED to be playing it.
9-12-2011 @ 12:51PM
actually, it has been my experience raiding with minors that it is an extremely good idea to get their parents on vent, describe what kind of commitment you are expecting from their kids, and make sure that the parents are aware of exactly what is going on with this kid.Most importantly, find out exactly what the kids restrictions are, and make sure you help out enforcing them. If he has to be off the game at 9pm his time for bed, then make sure the raid doesn't spill over that time, or you WILL be causing problems for him.kids are extremely prone to getting in trouble with their parents over wow, and a little openness between the guild/raid leader and his parents will save that kid a lot of problems.There's many good reasons to treat minors like minors. Don't expect them to behave like perfect adults, because they are not. But there's no good reason to not have skilled minors in your raid, as long as you all agree to their restrictions. And if they don't have any restrictions?
9-13-2011 @ 4:46AM
@gewaltThat is an extremely good idea, for more reasons that one. Not only would it make life easier for everyone, but if the minor's parents are the sort of people who just can't understand that online friends are still real friends and real people, this can help to bridge the generational and understanding gap between them and their child. You never know, Mom might end up putting the raid in little Timmy's dayplanner and making sure he's there on time for it! *Laughs*
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