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10-10-2011 @ 3:03PM
The new "Guild Leader Replacement" feature is going to hurt the large casual, social guilds IMO. I can understand where it would be useful in a hard-core raiding guild, but for guilds like mine that don't raid or PvP it's not a good thing. As GM of a 500+ member guild that wants to take a break in December, I'm sorry to say that due to this new feature I will be removing every single guildie while I'm away. The only officers I could trust to watch over my guild are coming with me to play SWTOR which only leaves the random guildies that use my level 25 guild for the perks.Originally I had planned to just let the guild survive on it's own while we were away, since it's very self reliant. But with this new feature being implemented it's just not worth losing my guild that I worked so hard to build up. And yes, I know it's been possible to steal a guild after the GM has been away for quite awhile but it was a lot less likely.Whenever I do decide to return I will just rebuild the guild again. But as for the hundreds of guildies hanging out with us right now, it's gonna suck for them trying to find a new guild.
10-10-2011 @ 3:22PM
All you have to do is log in once in that month's time. It's only available if the GL is offline for 30 days.
10-10-2011 @ 3:33PM
You don't need to kick everyone out out of the guild. It takes 30 DAYS of inactivity to trigger the notice. How hard is it to login once in those 30 days. Heck, login every other week just to be sure. Logout and you're all set.
10-10-2011 @ 4:03PM
If you're the leader of a guild in which you don't care what happens to it for 30 days and you can't trust any of the members in it, you're not a very good guild leader...
10-10-2011 @ 4:08PM
If you often take breaks lasting 30 days or longer, then quite frankly you don't lead the guild, and don't deserve such a rank.
10-10-2011 @ 4:11PM
You should probably mention this to your guild members, so they can leave your utter failure now instead of being surprised.
10-10-2011 @ 7:17PM
I know it's not a popular decision but if that's the way it's gotta be then so be it. All my officers know what's going to happen and I'll be informing the rest of the guild at the next meeting. I won't be able to pop in from week to week because I'll be canceling my account to play SWTOR for longer than 30 days. If Blizzard wasn't planning this feature then it wouldn't be an issue, but if that's what they implement in 4.3 then there's gonna be a lot of people looking for new guilds.
10-13-2011 @ 9:29PM
I agree. I put everything in the guild bank. I have farmed for days on end to keep it stocked. I put soo much work into this guild and keeping it's rep. I would hate to go try swtor and come back to find that all my hard work was lost to a random scavenger. Who just picked it dry and booted everyone anyways. I know alot of people in our guild are only there for the perks they say so themselves. I find alot of stuff that are taken out of the guild bank are on AH. So I know people are just using it to make more guild. I can only imagine what would happen if my officers and I went to try the new swtor for a while. Better that I boot everyone and keep the guild that I build from scratch.
10-10-2011 @ 9:00PM
I think the thing people aren't understanding is I only created this guild for one single purpose: To create a giant social uber-guild and hit Guild level 25 asapAnd we did it. We were one of the first guilds on our server to hit level 25 last spring. That was the only reason I recruited so many people to join us. Did I use them to further my own selfish goals? Yes. Are they now using me to benefit from level 25 guild perks? Absolutely.Will the same people join me when I return? Probably not.Do I really care about 500+ people I've only talked to in a videogame. Nope. Will I be able to find 500+ different people to join a level 25 guild when I return? Without a doubt. :)
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