The culture of a guild is often a key point in guild selection. If you’re a very silly person in a very serious guild (or vice versa), chances are people will be rubbed the wrong way. Being a super serious raider in a casual raiding guild will drive everyone crazy–you’ll think they’re slackers, they’ll think you’re an elitst cumbucket, and no one will be happy.
Matching your personality to that of your guild is important–so tell me, why the hell do people stay in guilds they don’t like?
I set the tone of my guild more so than some GMs, in large part because so many recruits come from the blog. If you like the blog you usually have at least an appreciation for crude humor and absolute silliness, making Stands in Bad absolute hell for anyone who can’t stand a lot of penis jokes.
We had a guildie put in an app to another guild for his main and state that he had me on ignore because I “said stupid things”. And WORSE YET, when he’d complain? Everyone else would chime in and say THE SAME STUPID THINGS. Those Hyperbole and a Half quotes, man, aren’t they terrible?
He took his main out of the guild but left all his alts in, which confuses me terribly. If you hate the guild jokes so much–and they are all very much guild jokes by this point, WE ALL SAY ALL THE THINGS–why the bloody hell are you still around, shitting up the place with your poor attitude? And just to be clear I’m not talking about poor attitude meaning he just doesn’t like my jokes. I mean there’s been shit-stirring forum posts and the like during some other recent drama.
Let’s face it, in any given personality conflict situation, this sort of thing is what often ends up happening. The person who doesn’t fit in gets upset, and if s/he doesn’t just quietly leave some day, s/he usually starts acting up. Next thing you know they are stirring up shit and you often have no idea why.
Now I hate gkicking people, I really do, and the more tied up you are to other people, the more I hate doing it. In a case like this it’s even weirder: what do I say as to my reasoning? You’ve been kind of a giant cockmonger lately and we know you don’t like us anyway, so why don’t you get the fuck out?
It all comes back to the initial question for me: If people don’t like the guild, why do they stay? I can understand if a raid spot is important to you, but if you’re not raiding, what keeps you? If it’s for some particular group of friends, are they happy in the guild? If they are but you’re not, and you find yourself getting increasingly bitter over stuff, don’t you stop to think that maybe you’re starting to make it less enjoyable for them?
Guild culture is critically important for me–if I don’t like the atmosphere and the people, I’m not staying, and that’s seems to be the attitude of most people. Is there a motivation I’m missing here? Are level 25 guilds that awesome still? Is there an enjoyment some people take in pissing in the pool?
I boggle, internet.
ETA: WordPress just killed me with lulz.
You used the following categories and tags: Amber doesnt know what the hell is wrong with you sometimes, Stuff and Things, dinged up GM hat, what is this I dont even, and wtf.
Add a couple more to make your post easier for others to discover. Some suggestions: personality conflict, penis jokes, poor attitude, cumbucket, and absolute hell.
You’re right, WordPress. Cumbucket should really be a tag.
Now it is.