If those people can't handle it they are in the wrong guild, easy as that. If you want to be server best you can't go all emo because you got told what you did wrong - those that really wants to be server best you set personal needs after group needs and focus on what's important. And the important thing is the raid and the kill, not someones feelings after they screw up again and again and ruines it for the other 24 raiders.
Originally Posted by Ylun
I'm not a player pushing progression, haven't seen Sunwell and probably won't at all - but this is something even I can see is wrong from a perspective of noone is larger than the guild. If people can't be mature enough to accept their faults and take critisism and understand that they are the ones making everyone else suffer I see no downside what so ever if those people choose to leave the raid/the guild.
The normal case is that people get so upset over the criticism that they fail to hear the actual advice given. Their hurt feelings will actually lower their performance. You'll also get problems with people leaving the raid force or the game, because raiding doesn't feel fun when you are criticized and belittled by your peers.
That's what you do in a new situation. After 3 months on that project and you still are not progressing becuase one person fails to show up at meetings, fail to do his job as he should and continuasly claims that the world is flat instead of round - will you still be positive and encouraging towards that person? It is as Inaara said above me:
The same applies in real life. I work as a project manager, and I get vastly better results by encouraging people and letting them participate, than by trying to enforce my decisions from above.
By no means do I expect perfection. Everyone makes mistakes but there is a line that has to be drawn when it gets out of hand. When someone makes the same mistake repeatedly I'm not going to hold their hand, seductively rub their shoulders and tell them it's alright.
I recognize your behaviors from guilds that just won't be more than mediocre
May I ask what age your raiders are? I recognize the behaviour from another raid force I was in, where people were teens or in their early twenties.
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