Raid Policies (My POV)
4/27/2009 2:03:00 PM
With the growing interest in guild raids and fun runs, I thought it wise to share a few of my thoughts on the topic.
In the interest of harmony and fun for all involved, it is important that everyone understand that the raid has one leader. If this is a difficult concept for anyone, then please don't sign up for the raids.
My feeling, with regard to raid leadership, is that the person who schedules and organizes the raid is the raid leader. Unless this person states otherwise and specifies an alternate raid leader, they will themselves lead the raid.
I know sometimes, especially in the lower level raids, that it's easy to become overly eager and get ahead of things. I'm as guilty of this as anyone. But we all need to do our best to curb our impulses and follow our assignments for the duration of the raid.
As we work together and become more familiar with each other in these roles, it will help us in our effort to progress to higher level raids.
Now, having said all that, I want to make it clear that we are still NOT a "raiding guild". We are a casual, social RP guild that has some members interested in raiding for various reasons. Nobody need feel compelled to join any of these raids if they really don't want to do so. And if that is your choice, you are no less important to our guild family. And I do not want anyone pressured to raid just because they have a character that would fill a need. It is to be 100% voluntary at all times. Please note, however, if you do sign up for a raid please make every effort to live up to your commitment. We all have RL issues sometimes and we all understand that. Things happen. But if you sign up for a raid, please don't back out on a whim. If you do that repeatedly, you may not be able to participate in the future. If something does come up, please send the raid organizer/leader a note as soon as possible to let them know so they can plan accordingly.
Let's all work together, have fun and enjoy each other's company as we add this new aspect to our guild life. But let's also remember it does not define us as a guild and I will not lose the family feeling we have developed over the life of our guild thus far.