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10-03-2011 @ 9:31AM
"Find a group that's raiding at your level, not a roleplaying guild..."Soapbox: Roleplay guilds can also be raid guilds. This is a Classic-era idea that I would like to see killed. RP guilds take their own sort of organization and management that hardcore raid guilds don't, but it doesn't preclude raiding and my RP guild progresses pretty decently through raid content, thanks. So do many others on my server. It may not have been meant that way, but the wording certainly looks like it. /soapbox----As for the letter writer: Agree on everything Robin says. Drama was made when you first left, drama was continued due to clashes with guild management. I'm seeing some things that definitely sound exaggerated or "only one side of the story" going on. And then you made drama that left that officers in a spot when someone tattled about it.I don't know anyone who says game meetings matter more than RL and boot people after missing one session; if anything, it's usually a good time for officers to be together and noting who's inactive for a long period of time and clearing inactive folks from the roster while they're all there and talking. It sounds like there are guild rules, just ones the letter writer doesn't agree with or is unaware of as they occur in officer management.There are ways on FB and G+ and whatever social media to make private comments, comments to only certain people, etc. Or not say them publicly at all And those are still people--I'd assume you'd realize that, adding them to FB, unless you just add people on a whim because your father's cousin's college roommate knows them. Me, I add people I know and clean up my friends list regularly. If i vent about game stuff, I keep my guild crap off it and stick with venting to my roommie or at the raid leader--as he's the one that can generally fix it.
10-03-2011 @ 2:09PM
"Soapbox: Roleplay guilds can also be raid guilds. "Agreed, but — if not well-organized and managed to that purpose, I suspect they'll either end up being good at neither, or they'll eventually drift toward one at the expense of the other. I'm totally not a raider (just no interest) and get tired of guildies hounding me to come join them in dungeons and raids (and I also feel bad about being "that guy" who never joins the group), so I've been rolling more on RP servers lately in the hopes of finding some RP.What I keep finding is guilds that advertise as "RP guilds", so I join up only to find no RP because the guild leaders and officers are constantly in dungeons or queued for them. This was recently illustrated in my "RP" guild's gchat:Officer says: Who wants to do trolls?Member says: OMG, that's all you guys ever do!
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