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12-12-2011 @ 5:22PM
I have seen this happen first hand in my own guild. We were a fairly newly formed guild at the time, had invited some great people, even some who were pretty much only social, not raiders by any means. As an officer of said guild, I was outvoted when it came to a guild merge. It just felt wrong. So, after watching behavior that was devious, and underhanded, I tried to warn them about it. The other officers and gm all blew it off, even told me to stop trying to hold the guild back. I got frustrated, so I left the guild. I remained friends with many of them, and kept talking to the majority of the officers. I got to hear all the things as they happened. Eventually, the guild that merged with ours, destroyed our guild. They took everyone, except for 6 people. The reason they went was because everyone else was and they wanted to be with their friends.Did I mention that The merging guild, were all friends and co-workers IRL...? The individual from the merging guild said she took people from the guild, and left behind only the losers. To her that meant all the people who wouldn't go.After the guild blew up, the remaining officers asked me to come back. Then they made me gm. We rebuilt, we began raiding, some of the original members who went, wanted to come back. I screened them heavily myself. I made them run w us from outside the guild, and if they were ok with it, and they stayed with it, they had made an attempt at showing a sense of loyalty, and wanted to come back for real. After this, I would invite them back a toon at a time until I was comfortable bringing them back to the fold entirely. I know this seems like a lot of work, but it made a difference in the security of the members who stayed, and sent a message to the ones who left. Loyalty means a lot. I hold the loyal members very highly, and they know it. @EdyDon't let a few snobs ruin your perspective of a raiding guild. I would say that Cyn has made a viable point in saying to try another place, realm, faction, whatever. I don't run my guild that way at all. Snobs are not tolerated. I have checked many a snob in place. If they couldn't stop being snobs, they left. Thus ending the issue with snobbery.
12-12-2011 @ 6:57PM
I totally agree with your guild memberships. We are a mainly social guild, and we used to invite anyone, but after a few failed memberships we decided to start interviewing all new members. Has worked wonders, all new members are now all on the same page as regards what our guild is about!
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