The Guild Leader Episode #16
The Problem with loot!
As guild leader you run into so many issue one that happens on occasion you will run into this problem. I have had this happen at least ten times, but I’m sure it has happened even more and I don’t even know about it.
The problem I’m talking about is sometimes called ninja looting or as I call straight out theft. This happens most of the time when someone takes something that can’t even use or taking without permission.
I have a philosophy that when I’m in a guild group, well let me rephrase that when I’m in any group period I try to help people when needed. So if there is some loot that I can’t use I just say “I don’t need that someone else take it.”
I may be an exception to but I hope not. I think most people want to help each other even in a game. Common sense says, that you’re a guild leader if you don’t want to help people, I’m not sure why you became a guild leader in the first place?
So what happens when you have a ninja looter in your guild group?
It will happen eventually if it hasn’t already, there will be some problem with loot in game and its worse when it is in your guilds group. Sometime these type of issues tend to make more problems for your guild.
Someone has taken something without the need to use this item or they plan to sell it for their own benefit. Now you have an internal disagreement in your guild all because of a looted item.
First off let’s try not to get this point.
You need to put a system together to prevent this from happening.
The group leader/raid leader should take charge of all of these items if nobody can use them and then be distributed to someone who can use it in your guild or place in guild bank.
Let common sense prevail while in these groups, the group leader should have absolute power over these items so that they can be given to the proper person.
I always use the roll system that includes (need and greed rolls) and highly recommend using it. If the game doesn’t support it, then group leader is responsible to make sure proper distribution. Make sure your group leaders are trustworthy people.
Dealing with the Ninja looter.
Ninja Looters have no place in my guild. I don’t take to thievery kindly. So if I hear of something that has happened alone these lines I act fast and investigate the details. If I find truth to the infraction it’s time to kick the member from the guild.
This can be one of the hardest thing to do as a guild leader but you have to think about the guild as a whole and you will see the group is better without them.
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