Dec 4th 2008 2:24AM Yes, good call. Thankfully my bank alt wasn't discovered...
Dec 3rd 2008 3:26PM Well, now the beans are officially split.
Oh well, I already have one. :P
Dec 1st 2008 3:02PM This sort of thing is usually not an issue in smaller guilds, but you can run into some real problems in larger, and especially larger casual, guilds.
It's natural and inevitable that cliques will form. In some cases the officers comprise the primary clique, and the rest of the members simply fill in around them. There was a column a while back about the right way to ask for help, and how ultimately regardless of how you ask sometimes gchat feels as cold and empty as /1.
It's almost as if bigger guilds end up branching into little sub-guilds. People may still interact and communicate cross-clique, but ultimately they hang out with a few specific people. And that's not necessarily bad, indeed it's almost impossible to stop - but when someone is a big enough asshat for EVERYONE to notice, something needs to be done.
From my days of service to my old guild as an officer, I know that while people mostly appreciate someone being honest and to the point if they are acting inappropriately, it needs to be done tactfully. Sometimes a /gkick is the only way to really solve a problem, but in larger guilds if the officers all decide to kick someone, especially someone who has been around a long time and knows a lot of people in the guild, there's going to be collateral damage. Especially if the officers are vague and don't tell their guildies exactly why someone was kicked.
Sticky situation. Sometimes approaching close friends of the guildy being considered for a kick can help - people often listen to their friends more than their superiors. That same tactic has been deployed against me, but unfortunately with much more malicious intent. Best of luck.
Nov 26th 2008 4:27PM Hell... it's about time.
Here's to hoping this will solve our scaling issues!
Nov 25th 2008 4:58PM "How much gnome could the Lich King punt if the Lich King could punt gnomes?"
Got a guffaw out of me and a few awkward glances from my co-workers.
Nov 24th 2008 9:23PM Jealous mortals are jealous.
I, for one, welcome our new Ensidia overlords.