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frustrations over hypocracy [Jul. 17th, 2006|12:03 am]
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I am tired of Guild Wars. This has happened to me once before when I realised that my entire guild had left me to go play World of Warcraft, but at that point I had set my goal to complete all the missions. Now, I have completed all the missions and now feel no true reason to keep playing. I am in a guild where most of them are great and we have a good time, but the few who are assholes ruin it completely for me.

I saw some issues happening with our sister guild that really botherd me and since I had heard of other member's lack of success in getting responses from the officers, I decided to post to the forums about my concerns. Since then, I have learned that there are 3 people who I can no longer stand in the alliance. Additionally, one more is being added to that list thanks in part to the constant and condescending, insulting, accusatory, and immature private message posts from that individual. I grow tired of the implications and the such. I really wish people would just come out with what they want to say.

I don't regret making the post. I am somewhat dissapointed to not get responses from several key people who encouraged me to write the post in the first place. I feel that there are some real issues and I can see the officers are working toward correcting them, but the consistant private messages from one key member keeps pushing me and in the last one I was even encouraged to drop from the alliance (I know, horrible run-ons today).

I am worn out saying the things the other officers are seemingly affraid to. I am tired of being the scapegoat and blame person in our alliance. I am tired of Guild Wars not so much because of the game, but because of the people.

What has made me especially angry about what has happened is how others who had nothing to do with the post are now being drawn in because of me. Some now have issues with me and are starting to bring people I care about into matters and placing blame on them as well. I am really close to leaving the alliance once again. I am just tired of all the crap.

[User Picture]From: emmavescence
2006-07-17 01:23 pm (UTC)
It's a bit redundant for me to say me too, because you already know how I feel about it all. I've finished Prophecies 6 times over, with all but the endgame quests done all 6 times, but I've done them all at least once. I've finished Factions twice, and even though I've only done the quests once, I don't have much motivation to do them again. I still have characters who have missions to complete, but I don't want to do them badly enough that I'd play with henches or PUGs. For me too, the main aspect of enjoyment comes from playing with people I know, my friends.

There are getting to be more and more people I don't want to play with for various reasons, and gathering groups is hard because one of them will typically be around and they're difficult to avoid. And there's also this management crisis. I feel like we're working towards fixing the main global issues affecting the guilds, but there's that one sticking point I'm just not going to budge on, and I think it negatively reflects on the leader and prophecies trouble in future if that's how she reacts to and deals with issues. Maybe like we said earlier, if there were some "tougher" officers to back up her "softer" style, it would be less of an issue, but I don't like things how they are now. But I don't want her gone either. I don't see a likely replacement, same with Oars. I don't want new leaders, I want extra new officers. I don't know who else would be willing and able to fill the role we've talked about except you and I, and I don't know how many people would be in favour of that. It does sound like this guy's feelings towards you aren't widespread amongst the officers, from what you've said. I do think you need to just ignore him, stop clicking on his messages. You've told him you're not interested in talking to him about it any more, and if he can't respect that then he deserves to be ignored. It's not productive any more, and he's just making you more frustrated and angry. If his intention is to drive you out, then you're giving in to that by getting caught up with reading and replying to them, and he's going to get what he wants.

I don't think we've HAD any other problems within the guild than these two related ongoing ones, which is why I'm trying to ride it out and hope for things to be smoothed out soon. All I can say is think of the long term. Now things are coming out, maybe things will change for the better. It's just shit in the short term. I don't want to see you leave, so I hope you can hang in there while things are bumpy.
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