My Project - The Guild I Have Created
Let me go ahead and explain my situation and maybe this will better help posters understand my views and concerns. I am a guild master of a very tight guild community. The reason this guild was created was because on my server Kel'thuzad there isnt a lot of late night guilds that sponsor or hold a 10m/25m semi progression guild. I took up this responsibility with no raiding experience other than Firelands.
My First Problem
First few months we struggled a bit because as the guild was getting their barrings, I myself was getting my barring as a guild master and a newly found raid leader. It was a struggle at first but I found some people who wanted to
push through content as fast as I did. We had some exceptionally good players and then there were players who seemed to be playing catch up. Mydownfall was keeping those people as long as I did and of course I got playful grief from my raiders but we pushed through and finally in aprilafter not seeing progression in a timely manner i began to remove players who I felt were given too many chances. It went smooth and we started to down heroic content. In August we downed Heroic Madness which is a huge huge huge accomplishment and we finished 20th on our server.
It is exciting to know that we downed heroic madness but at the same time I feel as though I failed in my word to see content in a timely manner. I let people do things that in my own views should have never let do. We come a long way but at the same time I am not happy with the progression in dragon soul. I don't want to be a baby downer or a diva about it because it was my own fault for letting the people stay. I just dont know when to say enough is enough. Player A Would mess up one week and then be great the next. It's consistency that was the issue and that was the downfall of cataclysm I am a thinker, I over think and over stress things so when i feel this way I feel as though i shouldn't feel like this because we out of the many guilds on our server completed
8/8H. This is where my competitiveness and my drive kicks in
Should i feel this way? As a guild leader and a raid leader should i feel happy and disappointed at the same
How do i correct this issue when MOP comes around. Over recruit 15 players and have a wait list in case someones just having a bad night?
What would be a timely manner on boss kills and when is it time to say enough?
Next Issue – 2
I have a officer who in the last few months has shown great leadership. I needed an extra voice in my raids and he was that extra voice. I consider myself a good raid leader but i needed
someone to be forceful. To push everyones buttons. Thats what he does. He pushes peoples buttons because he believes in every single raider that they could do more than their doing so he does it in a way that when people receive it they are like f you! ill show you what i can do. Over the past few weeks he has grown tired of the wipes. Yes we have down madness as a guild and it felt great but we are still wiping to spine and madness. It is frustrating because we are trying to give people who couldnt be there for our madness kill a title.
Last night we raided and him and I got into it. He said something in ventrilo that I took wrong but it was his attitude
that presented me into thinking he meant something entirely different. We are on heroic madness and he comes into ventrilo and he says. I dont want to raid tonight. I am just not feeling raiding. I know people need their stuff but I dont care anymore. &lt; That sent up huge flags and there was multiple people in the vent at that time. Well at that time i randomly dced due to my net and so fixing it for 5 minutes raisedmy temper even higher. So finally i got it fixed and i said in officers chat that i thought that was uncalled for and that he made himself look badly. Well we got into a heated discussion. At that time my fiancee comes into the ventrilo and my raid leader for core 2 pulls her aside. We I was busy in officer channel and then he brings up the only reason your even harping down my neck about this is because "Name of the raid leader" said stuff to your fiancee. Which wasnt the case at all. I told him it was my own personal views that what he said should not of been said in vent that it should of been said in here or in my personal window. He disagreed and said he didnt want to sugar coat things and that he was going to be him. He then stated that he was tired of arguing about this that he was about to quit the guild because it was a stupid argument that was blown out of proportion.
Well we fixed the issue but now I have people wondering why is he officer. I take up for him and tell them hes the backbone of the guild. I got pulled aside by raid leader 2 and he asked why was he an officer he does nothing but leads core 1, he doesn't farm he doesn't do anything but give opinions in meetings, and raid leads. I simply told the raid leader in core 2 that he does what I tell him to do that we have 9 other raiders in the group and if we are scrounging for matts for feasts and flasks then theres something wrong. Then the question came up which i knew was going to come. Well if that'sall he does why am I not officer and he is? Why am i just in a raid leader rank. AND BOOM the drama begins.
Its little drama like this that I feel I shouldnt have to put up with and its frustrating. I have so much on my plate and I feel like it's never finished there is always something to do. Which is great .. i love it but at the same time its like what do I do? I feel comfortable having him as an officer. He does what I want him to do, but the guild feels he doesnt do enough. That right there in itself can create a problem. Now i feel like people don't trust my judgement when I make one and in the future it could become messy.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I thought of holding a officers meeting and clearing the air but tempers may rise and there may be a heated discussion about it or the "i dont want to talk about it no more" which infuriates me to no end. Am i over thinking things?