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1-02-2012 @ 12:52PM
Your GM needs to come to terms with his guild if he wants this guild to survive.No guild should not have active recruitment. I have FOUR recruiters, and my guild is semi-casual raiding/community style guild. We're not pumping in people willy-nilly though. Recruitment is ESSENTIAL for a guild's survival - whether or not you are spamming trade or using word-of-mouth.HOWEVER, you cannot even begin to recruit until your GM and all of the officers are of one accord on what, exactly, your guild is and be willing to actively support that vision - and I'm not seeing that in the example. If you try to recruit now, without clearly defining who you are as a guild with languid officers and an MIA GM, all you are going to do is create drama.In your case, I find the GM and other officers' attitudes worrisome. it sounds to me like they have their little clique, with the guild being their personal playground, and your efforts to breathe new life into the guild disrupts their complacent little world. To be honest, you will not be able to make someone else's guild into a guild YOU envision. You have two choices - find a guild who shares your vision OR start your own guild and find good people to help you support your vision. From personal experience I can tell you that being the sole voice for change with every other officer insisting on maintaining the status quo does not end well. You cannot force them to change. And if you end up leaving, then your GM has no one to blame but himself for not supporting your efforts to help reinvigorate your guild.If you really want to make it work, then I suggest sitting down with the GM and hammering out your vision and mission statements. Define what your guild IS (try not to speak to negatives, as that is off-putting) and formulate your recruitment pitch. Then make sure your officers all agree to this vision. If you can't get through this part, then all you'll be doing is bringing people into your guild who will be very confused and disappointed and will end up leaving.
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