I don’t gripe as much as other bloggers do or exemplify being masters of hypocriticalness. I can. I have. I don’t. Most people live in their comfortable bubbles when they blog, they have a specific audience and ‘followers’ who regularly read their posts and sometimes reply to said posts. My audience in this endeavor of blogging is limited to WoW and some friends (few), I do get some randoms showing up but for the most part (90%) it’s dedicated towards guild members/family. I try and focus on my audience and leave politics, religion, sex out of the posts and will continue to do so since my opinions on such topics tend to lean to the right and most of my friends are hippie liberals. No, today my gripe is with people who guild hop. Those wonderful @sshats who say one thing but mean another and have no balls to communicate when something isn’t right for them in the guild, they choose to simply leave. No word or if there is some words they are rehearsed with tinges of complete and utter bullshit.
I have no issues naming names and in this recent issue there is no need to name names. I won’t reference Ivanvonivan or Phrozen from the ‘Elite Few’ (chuckle)– as my target audience knows that – that’s water under the (Red)bridge. I’m making (god forbid) a general reference, blanket statement about individuals who like to guild hop everytime they get a paycheck. I will semi-preface this all with the reasons ‘WHY’- didn’t like the guild as a whole, not enough people online, assholes, not enough heroics, not enough runs at Naxx, OS, Ulduar etc. OK I get that. What I don’t get is where you thought once you logged in those in guild were at your beckoning? As if the entire guild revolved around you and your friends.
It also seems to be common practice at times, to use our guild as a stepping stone until you hit 80. Once you hit 80, you spam for Naxx *within hours of hitting 80*, runs in top Heroic instances then complain that were not ‘active’ enough for your tastes. It would be nice if those that practice the stone method would be upfront about it and say “Hey OS, I’m here to use you until I’m level 80 so I can join another guild since they don’t accept anyone under 80 or under geared! Thanks for all the fish!”. I think we’ve had 1 person do that and they were quickly kicked from the guild.
I get if you have RL friends or not RL friends in other guilds you want to hang with. I get that you want to see end game content. I get you can get bored with a laid back casual guild. I just wish you would be upfront with it. Talk to me about it, I’m very easy to talk to and very very approachable. I work with everyone when they come to me about their own specific needs and wants and try to make them happy. I refer them to other guilds I would personally be in if I wasn’t running my own. Communication is they key…the only key to most issues in life. Speak up. Have some balls. Don’t unguild without a single explanation to anyone. Yes, I get that it’s your time and money, yadadadyayaada…however your actions or lack thereof says a lot when you leave without explaining (for whatever reason).
Our mantra/mission statement is pretty simple. Old school prides itself in personal friendships in WoW. We don’t berate you for mistakes, don’t pressure you on many levels of playing. We simply love this game and want to be around those who also share the same ingame goals. While we love to see new end game content, gear up it’s not our main focus. Our focus is fun. Can you imagine??!?
Ok, so be sure to bookmark this, I don’t usually gripe/vent like this.