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12-12-2011 @ 8:24PM
There are times I feel the need to suggest something different than what a blogger has suggested.This is not one of those times. Scott, I think you absolutely nailed it, you nailed the situation, you gave the perfect advice, and the perfect way forward.I think you should remind this person of they types of guilds out there, because I think it was you that said something like there is no such thing as a casual raid guild? http://wow.joystiq.com/2011/01/10/officers-quarters-how-a-guild-dies/"It's much easier to run a guild that's purely social/casual or a guild that's purely for serious raiding. Combining the two is merely a recipe for personality clashes, and our guild certainly had its share."My guess is that you identified that this guild is trying to mix the casual with the serious, and the bf/gf team were more serious than casual - and I'm guessing they were intolerant of substandard raid performance from the raids of this guild.If that was the case (and like you, I bet it is), then they should have done what they did, but without being so underhanded about it. Just say "hey, we are going for a more serious raiding environment, best of luck" - and regarding poaching, I don't know what is right or wrong. I'd have a feeling that anyone in this guild who knew the pair would be willing to jump ship for a better opportunity.I think this would be a good time to point this guy to your book Scott. I know you've been good about not pimping it out lately, and we /salute you for that, but if anyone needs The Guild Leader's Handbook, it's this letter-writer.
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