The Guild Leader Episode #35
A guild leader goes undercover and a writer goes crazy?
I heard a story the other day from a friend, that a guild leader he knows and I’ll leave this person unnamed, had to go undercover by creating another character to figure out what was going on in his guild. So he has resorted to spying?
First off I have never done this or ever had felt the need to do that in my guild, but like my friend has said I have heard of this going on from time to time in other guilds. The one thing I can say is if you have to do this, I guess your guild is in trouble or just out of control.
If you really have to do this as a guild leader something is seriously wrong with the guild or the guild leader. I would bet on the later of the two.
Confronted by a guild leader!
This last week I decided I wanted to see what was going on it other guilds in some various game I play from time to time, so let me start off by saying I updated SWTOR and got into game. The soul goal was to try to get invited to a guild.
After a few hours of playing I was invited to a guild from a group of players that I completes a few heroic missions with. All in all they were a really cool bunch of people, so I joined to a warm welcome from everyone and we played a few more hours before logging for the night.
The next day I decided that I should log in and see what goes on in the new guild, only to be confronted by an angry guild leader (or at least he seemed like an angry guild leader) laying down a whole list of rules and that I was on probation because he didn’t approve my membership. Yeah I can understand that, you don’t know what you’re getting with new member a lot of times, so it is best to be safe.
No skin off my back, I understand how one person can turn a guild into a mess, I just wished this was done a little bit nicer. I went out and played with the people I met the night before, for a few hours before calling it a night and everything was good.
Saturday night came and I was feeling lazy so I decided to spend some time playing games rather than going out. So I logged in to be confronted again by the guild leader once more he sounded a bit angry. This time I was told that I needed “TeamSpeak” and to be logged in on Saturdays, because it was a guild night. So I said I didn’t know, but I would go download it and be back.
So I downloaded it installed logged back into game to find, that I was kicked out of the guild for not following the rules. For not following the rules I never knew existed.
So I talked to the people I played with the night before and they said this happens all the time, so they had decided to start their own guild. I then told them that I had planned to write a story about this whole situation and they loved the idea.
I will never say that I was a perfect or even close to perfect guild leader, but you should be able to handle newbies better than this and understand they need help get adjusted.
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