I have not always agreed with guild leadership. I have thought some decisions they made were not the best ones at the time. I’ve bristled at criticism that came over vent and was directed at me. Sometimes, mid raid, I have wondered if others were doing what they were supposed (or asked) to do.
I have however tried to voice my concerns in a private manner so as not to disrupt the raid.
I have enough respect for the people I am playing with to not be a douchebag. For the most part.
This is a plea for everyone else to try to look at all situations and do the same.
Every time you publicly back talk your raid/guild leader, you are being a douchebag and causing drama. Every time you pout and get defensive at criticism or suggestions your raid/guild leader directs at you, you are weakening the strength of your guild; the “family” you’ve chosen to spend your game time with. You are disrespecting the rest of us. Just stop.
I am not saying guild leaders are perfect and you have absolutely every RIGHT to disagree with them. In fact, sometimes, all authority needs to be questioned. Do that shit privately and stop causing them additional stress and drama to deal with. You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake and you are not always right. If you go to them privately and in a respectful manner, do you really think they won’t at least listen to your concerns? They might think you’re wrong and tell you so. That is their RIGHT. It’s their guild, you are just along for the ride. If you still disagree, you have two options: you can stew in your own bile or you can get the fuck out. Stop causing drama within your family just because you think you are entitled to or you think you know better than your leadership. You may in fact know better, but it isn’t really your place to say so now is it? It’s their guild not yours and if you are so disgruntled with the leadership, why the fuck are you even sticking around? Start your own guild and let’s see how you do. Ya never know you might be justified in your little temper tantrums. I kinda doubt it though. I mean after all, if you could pull it off, you’d have already done it by now right?
As an example, and speaking only from a hunter’s perspective, every time someone who is not my guild leadership asks over vent if I am misdirecting, they are disrespecting me and I’m getting tired of it. It’s fine if you really think I’m not doing my job. Really, it is. Take it to the leadership though instead of making a fool of yourself in front of the whole guild. Until you handle every encounter in the game perfectly, you (nor I) have any right to question what anyone else is doing. Unless you are the guild/raid leader.
Continue to question me and see what happens. I swear I’ll add a whisper to you into every MD macro I have and you’ll fucking know every time I cast it. If you’re lucky. Maybe I’ll just quietly and discreetly MD to you and you’ll be left wondering why Mr. Big-Bad-Mean-Bossy decided to come eat your face. And I’ll laugh. So will the other hunters ‘cause I’ll share my nefarious plots in the hunter channel. I bet I could even convince them to join in the fun. We already hate anyone who isn’t a hunter. Watching you go SPLAT! amuses us. Enjoy your repair bill, fucker.
Have some fucking respect for the people you play with people.
P.S. The first rule of misdirect club is YOU DO NOT talk about misdirect club!