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This wil be a journal of the steps and reactions to the steps as I will be passing on my guild to the members. After running it since 2009 and playing wow before that this expansion has lost me. Rather then go intoa litanany of the reasons why, suffice to say I have started looking for a new game to play and think I may have found it. A game called Wurm, I will not be ubnsubscribing right away as I want to make sure it is worth playing.
So I may as well begin my journal tonite I told the members that I may be leaving in a month if the new game works out and that they needed to start thinking who amongst the officers should replace me. the reaction was pretty much as I expected from a good group of freinds.
Will keep you posted on further progress as it happens. Clearly I want the guild to survive and prosper under new leadership.
Edited by Wakes on 3/2/2013 11:28 AM PST
Because it is about handing on a guild not selling it. I know it is unusual to think that the members have a right to be consulted but then I am an unusual person.
what are the perils and what are the signs of a good transferr? How do you transferr a guild that will ensure it works?
Edited by Wakes on 3/2/2013 11:45 AM PST
Short answer, you don't. You can't ensure the guild will work well after your departure. You can only do your best, then walk away and don't look back.
Doing your best includes consulting your guildies, as you are doing. Since you've had the guild so long, hopefully you have a good idea of a few candidates that are long-time loyal guildies. I recommend whoever you hand it to not be facing any other life changes at the same time, such as wedding, new children, new career, etc.
Although you consult your guildies, ultimately it is 100% up to you who to give the guild to, and after that it is 100% NOT your guild any more. It absolutely will change, count on it.
Edited by Nebliina on 3/2/2013 1:24 PM PST
74 Blood Elf Priest
I know you have grown attached to it, it is afterall your creation. but think of it like your child, you can not keep that child under your roof 100% all the time for the rest of his life at some point that child has to move on.. all you can do is do your best to prepare that child for the life he or she will live. Once that child is an adult, they make choices, and those choices may or may not be something you would chose or even consider, some are not good , some can be destructive... it is one of the hardest lessons any parent has to learn
You have to learn that once you chose the successor, there is nothing else you can do. when you make him or her guild leader, your ability to effect change or control ends.
The guild will survive or not depending on the new guild leaders choices. What will destroy the guild really fast is for you to remain in the guild and have active and open disagreements with the new guild leader
Whether you leave the game or stay, that is a seperate issue, but once you transfer the position, my recommendation is you say your good byes, but your friends on real id and guild quit on all your toons.
Good luck and I am sorry so see you go. I have tried to find other games to play, but none hold my interest for very long
I hope you read this review before you make a big mistake.
I have been a guild leader for 5 years. Several times There have been situations.. with the game or with people which made me realize maybe I did not want to be a guild leader any more. But Allways at the end of the day I realized it was the relationships that really are what made me had fun in wow more so then just the game. if I wanted to take a break from my guild or wow .. I had other games that I played. Whether they were online or single player games. But I have tried so many other mmos as well.. I realized currently at this time There are to many things in Wow that I have taken for granted and enjoyed that if I don't find them in another mmo its really hard to get excited about that mmo.
I hope you really think about it. The next patch to wow which is coming this week looks to be really impressive. And I am excited for it.
Wurm sounds like going from having this wonderful vibrant community to being secluded in some dire dystopian solitary lifestyle. If you like the idea of being someone in Alaska alone away from society.. that sounds like a great game for you.. but if you do like some social fun.. Its not the game.
You probably just need to step down for a bit like Rick Grimes from The Walking Dead.
This is healthy, and you shouldn't take this personal choice negatively. I came to discover that many leaders need a break from time to time to breathe- not just in WoW.
You said yourself you're with a bunch of friends. Friends make this game for most of us. Check out the new tier with them, it looks fresh. Or, don't raid at all for a while, just be a helper or banker.
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