Edited by Shikyø on 8/19/12 11:37 AM (PDT) I am writing this to address events occurring in the last two days, and several weeks since the council was dissolved. I have been an officer in Zen and have participated as a HDS Raid Leader / main tank for the last 8 months.
well, since you decided to air Zen's dirty laundry on the forums, guess I've got to give my 2 cents. Why someone would come here to post this kind of thing is beyond me, but I guess thats wow forums for you. were you looking for some pity here? I mean, this is the wow forums... you wont get anything but "TLDR noob!" and "Cry some more." Getting all upset and G-quitting was kinda childish if you ask me. As for being such a hot s*!% raid leader, you were given the job and blew it. I've run in your raids and they were one of the reasons I left the game for a few months.
Second, to the new guild leadership, a few parting words so that you and others may know why I could not stomach the thought of staying in your shell of a guild for a moment longer. Altruism, integrity, accountability, responsibility, and transparency are values required in every person that sits on power, when a leader exhibits none of these aspects and demands unilateral authority while squelching free speech this is the tyranny of a dictatorship and betrays just how twisted he regards those he would see as subservient to him.
Whoa! Whoa! "new" guild leadership? Wait, did YOU think you were the leader?!? Bwahahaha! Pen is the OLD leadership of Zen and happily things are getting back to being Zen again. Biggestbear did an excelent job running things, but I think even he knows he was just saving Pen's seat for him. All those values you listed describe Pen to anyone who knows him. He just doesnt tolerate arrogant know-it-alls. Lets just address those qualities you listed Shall we?
Altruism: Pen uses his own time and money to buy things needed for the guild. He spends his game time playing the AH so people like you, who never gave a thought about it could have guild provided cauldrons and enchantments. NO ONE in our guild has ever paid for an enchantment as long as Pen has had the mats.
Integrity: If Pen says something, he means it. He told you to take on the job of leading heroic progression... you failed. Whose integrity were you questioning again?
Accountability: Hmmm... fail at making progression... accept resposibility or argue in vent with guild leader... which to choose? Pen has always been accountable where it comes to Zen. It's not you who catches hell in trade chat, it's Pen. He rides that wave and takes the heat for us.
Responsibility: No one in this guild has been more responsible for the actions of Zen than Pen. If we fail he lights the fire under our butts, berates and scolds as needed. He herds the cats in 25 mans and ensures we stay on focus. He LEADS us, and for the longest time Zen's been a bit lost.
Transparency: What exactly has not been transparent? Pen has always stated clearly what our goals were, what anyone's job was, etc. Any transaction from the guild bank has always been out in the open.
I am heartbroken to leave what we have spent so much time building outside the the unending shadow of former patriarchs, watching as everything that flourished so well in a community where everyone's voice was heard was dismantled in three days, and most of all I am saddened that your tyrant thinks himself a god and rules through politics second guessed and unchecked by noone.
Just what work did you do? I sure didnt see any. I'm puzzled by the politics statement too. Truth is you got butt-hurt when he wanted you to take a player you personally didnt like on a raid. Pen had to step in and scold you AND him BOTH and you took it personal and g-quit. Real mature. Theres some leadership quality for ya!
Sooner or later, many of you will realize just as I did when he came back after abandoning this guild for close to a year, This is no longer a place where quality and integrity can exist, and the disgust I feel towards the treatment of raiders, the unchecked politics that allow kiss asses and brown nosers to get away with bloody murder, the arrogance and ignorance of leadership as a whole... is too much for me to stomach and entirely detrimental to my health.
WOW! this is a loaded statement! No one in Zen kisses Pen's !@#... he wouldnt tolerate it. I play in Zen because I like raiding with Pen. I stopped wanting to raid a few months ago because you were running the raid. Zen's back on track finally. Pen said right after your rage quit, he'd have no problem with you coming back after you cooled down if you wanted, but I wouldnt want you to have any stomach trouble, so enjoy your raiding life in another guild.
Zen's been around longer than you've played WoW, it will be around long after you change over to "Hello Kitty Island.