We had over 26 people online and 24 in vent last night for the guild meeting! Thanks for showing up and being on time. To those who were late or didn’t get on vent or were too busy doing something else. You suck. Just kidding…but you did have a whole week to know about the meeting…/end guilt trip.
Overall the meeting was a success, I explained in detail about the new ranking system and the benefits of each rank. Guild bank was discussed– please deposit 10g if you plan on using the bank. Talked about how, currently most everyone is busy leveling up to 80 and once the core players hit that level things will settle down and we can have some sort of structured schedule for events, raids and questing/farming. I love schedules. We also touched on a guild t-shirt which I can design sometime soon and link to cafepress for all to buy- proceeds will go to my wallet up tp $160.00 (80 would go to the Vent server i bought last spring then another 80.00 for renewal). All other proceeds maybe used for a chosen charity? /discuss.
Had some drama just before we raided Thunderbluff (I lagged out and had a world server ‘offline’ so I don’t know what happened). Apparently when I only wanted TWO members of Gutbuster Brigade on the “Council” rank it pissed off a couple members, who were higher rank in their former guild. I will state again, I decided it to be so as I want the Council rank to be very special and have a meaning, not just throwing in people whom I do not know, not quested with or rarely see. I choose Star n Moon for a couple reasons, 1st and foremost it was those two that got with Logtar from the early questing and formed the friendships that in the end, made the guild merger possible. I didn’t know the hierarchy of their guild before and I only based my calls on their ranks because of my trust in John (Logtar). The other reason is this is OLD SCHOOL, not Gutbusters…therefore the structure of ranks do not over ride ours in any element, shape or form. I spoke with the 2 that left soon after and the main crux of leaving was that they were not included in the rank of Council. I explained at length the reasons above and invited them back (they maybe back right now far as I know) but I wont’ put them on the rank of Council but rather the rank of Chief of Staff as originally planned. What I didn’t get was why wouldn’t they have simply PST me vs. guild quitting without a single word? Nothing? Anywhoo… as I said last night, they are welcome back to the guild but I won’t placate to them in regards to rank….no can do. I understand this game can get very personal and sometimes we let things get to us that in the end is petty…so please reconsider your actions.
Onward– from the turnout last night, I think we are heading in the right direction as a guild of casual and semi-serious players! Thanks again for your time and effort you put into this guild.