Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Starting something...

Did I mention that my guild sucks?

This isn't a casual observation. I believe that I have noted before that we realize that, no matter what the benefits of doing things differently, people will persist in following the path of most resistance...

I recently converted Arms&Fury to this philosphy. His warrior made 70, and he's gonna work up his blacksmithing to improve his gear. He needs insane amounts of thorium at this point.

I told him to buy it offa the AH. He wants to mine it himself.

Look... a 70 dps character with a flying mount can simply do quests, and make more than enough gold, WHILE GRINDING REP, to earn a hellova lot more thorium than he ever could just doing mining runs in Silithis. (And forget mining in winterspring and the plaguelands... way too much competition...)

Win/win... but people don't understand this. Or the magic of the AH. I can take this useless (to me) item... and alchemically convert it into something neat! I can clear all those netherstorm quests... having more fun, and progressing my character... while gaining valuable thorium as a quest reward! (Once i take those gold disks the quest giver gives me to the right auctioneer...)

But we are hard wired to believe that if we buy something from someone else... one of us got screwed... somehow...

Anyway... back to the guild. We failed to field 25 orcs for Gruul again this week. We aren't even running a regular kara group anymore. There have been defections... the one that really hurt the guild officer core was of a prot warrior that was put on the kara 1 team, epicced out, and left for a more advanced gear after getting his gear...

So Arms&Fury applies... and while he's an annoying little git... he's one of the best players I know, and has forgotten more about tanking than anyone on the server has even learned...

The guild forces people to fill out an application. A&F did so. The guild then spent TWO WEEKS discussing the app, without even bothering to contact him. He joined another guild, and wants me to hop over there with him.

Did I mention every guild on my server is trying to recruit raiding hunters?

Anyway... I've counted over ten applications this last month... and none of em got in. Or rather... most just gave up and joined real guilds...

So I posted to the guild forum.

"What guild are you guys gonna join when this one falls apart?"

Let's see what happens. It's not that I actively dislike anyone in the guild, and some are pretty cool/skilled... but most aren't, and the guild really can't tell the difference. It drives me crazy to belong in a guild that does nothing to hone its members skills...

4 comments:

Steven said...

So, did you post it in the guild-only section, or did they already delete it?

Dagashai said...

General/Off Topic...

I'm not quite sure how the site works, I know there's an officer forum that I can't see.

Wouldn't surpise me if the bulk of the forum was off limits to non members to keep from scaring people away with the mediocrity...

Steven said...

Yeah, non-guildies can only see Public, Role-playing, Applications, and Guild Policies. I'm kind of curious about what kind of response you're getting.

Anonymous said...

Dying to know the response myself. ;)

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