Guild Leader Episode # 51
Kicking a member out of the Guild.
I have been asked a few time in the last couple months about kicking a member out of the guild and when you should do this?
Let’s break this down to two type of guild leaders:
Guild Leader one lets conflict linger a bit in hopes that it will just blow over. This strategy works, but sometimes it ticks a few people off in the meantime.
Guild Leader two stamps out conflict fast and restores the guild to harmony quickly. This strategy works, but make sure that you truly think before acting and everything will be fine.
Now regardless whatever type of guild leader that you are there comes a time when you have to deal with a problem member that need to either be kicked or asked to leave. That choice is up to you on how you want to handle it.
What is an offense that is worth be kicking out of the guild?
Disrespect to towards the guild or the guild as a whole.
I didn’t just say to kick some out of your guild, because they said your guild sucks, read on!
I have had a person that was trying to destroy the reputation of my guild and to me this falls under this category as well. Having a member that goes and talks down your guild to other players outside of your guild is a PR nightmare.
After something like this happens you will need to work harder and be more selective about who should be in your guild that is why we have an application process. Consider the application process as a safety net for your guild, not to mention the guild charter as a way to hold it all together.
Extreme disruptive behavior toward guild members.
There are some people who just can’t get along with other people whether in a game or in real life. This can be a major issue when you have people using guild chat as their argument board. Keeping the morale of your guild high can be challenge with people like this disrupting it.
There are lots of way to be disruptive in a guild like, not putting and effort in raid group, telling people off, arguing over nothing, and talking about controversial topics (politic, religion, whatever else offends people).
Everyone deserve a few warnings before taking action, but that is up to you.
A thief or a liar.
As a guild leader you should never tolerate thievery or lying. If a member show these traits then you don’t need this member around, get rid of them before it too late. If you ever had someone take all your hard-earned items from a guild bank
For me there are no warnings for thievery or lying. Caulk this up as another learning experience and move on, make sure you let the guild know that your leadership has let them down. Why? Because you didn’t weed out the problem person fast enough, it isn’t fair but sometime you have to take credit for failure in this business too.
As a guild leader you will run into plenty of problems as it is without others making it harder on you. If you have problems with your personnel don’t be afraid of getting rid of a few bad seeds, in the long run it will make your guild stronger without these people.
Guild Leader is a weekly series by Beer and Joysticks .com and written by Chris Gillis covering all aspects of being a better guild leader. If you have any questions or comments we welcome them below this article.