So, I wanted to address the friction that’s been happening in the raid this expansion, and to open up a larger discussion about the kind of raid environment everyone wants to have moving forward.
This is coming about because I feel that there are a lot of opinions and feelings being vented, but not much is actually being communicated to me directly. In the absolute worst case, I’m worried that some of you might choose to stop showing up because you’re worried about causing drama by doing so.
Let me spell out what I think the issue is and then open this for a larger discussion.
Recently we’ve had some personality conflicts with newer members to the raid, mainly because they are coming from outside the guild and not aware of our guild rules and charter. When someone apps to the guild, and goes through an interview, it’s incredibly clear what kind of group they’re about to join. Even in the OpenRaid days, I made sure that the rules and general feel of the group was crystal clear to anyone wishing to join.
What I am proposing going forward is that anyone wishing to join the raid (not already in Goml) needs to read the guild charter on our forums before they get an invite. I’m going to sound like the curmudgeon I am, but a lot of us are just too elfin old and cranky to put up with the list of social issues that stem from immaturity. We’re not a raiding guild, we don’t care about loot, meters, or progression rankings, and personally, I am absolutely effin done with explaining every decision I make as RLer to someone needing life validation at my expense. There are hundreds of raiding guilds to do all that bs in, but there is only 1 raid like this. If this raid means as much to you as it does to me, fight for it. Don’t let someone’s asshole behavior (mine included) drive you away without speaking up first. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please either message me if you wish to keep the issue private or post them in the forum thread below for public discussion. I’ll be doing the same. Whatever doesn’t get hashed out here, or needs more attention, will be talked about during the raid on Tuesday.