Feb 5th 2008 6:38PM This just happened a couple of days ago on one of the servers I play on.
They discovered the hacker in the act because the hacked account's spouse was playing and noticed their significant other's toon in Shadow Labs... however, he was - IRL - asleep in bed.
Turns out he is the leader of his guild which has been around for some time now... the hacker cleaned out the Guild Bank and everything the poor guy had... not sure what the resolution was but, man, I can only imagine how much that would suck.
Jan 14th 2008 1:30PM My personal opinion is that the article is a cautionary tale. It's basically informing the reader that, hey before you promote someone to the role of an officer, regardless of the leadership qualities they may possess, it's best to assess that person's intentions and their ability to lead with tact and perspective.
Do your homework, and yes, assess whether or not the would be officer is going to further the guild's vision and goals. One of the worst things you can do for a guild is provide a position of authority to someone who has a personal agenda that is in conflict with the guild's principles and guiding vision.
I don't think the article's author is saying, if you play a lot of WoW you are unfit to lead, but rather, if you know someone that plays WoW obsessively, then it doesn't hurt to assess wether or not they have the presence of mind to lead with tact and awareness that encompasses a broader scope than the borders of Azeroth.
Jan 14th 2008 11:56AM I'm sorry, I never post here, but that was way too ironic. hahaha