I Are Disappoint
April 23, 2010 29 Comments
Before I launch into the brief story that this post is about, a little background about my guild is needed. Officers in my guild gkick people as a joke on occasion, usually with the person immediately being invited back. I’m fairly certain that many guilds with a good sense of humor do this as well; after all, it’s just a joke. Most people understand this and have no issue with it. I say most, as there was a player in the guild who had decided that the process of being removed from the guild, if even for a second, was infuriating.
I don’t know if he reads here, but I’ll risk upsetting him more to fully explain the situation, which includes understanding him. First off, I’m not entirely certain that he knows he behaves in the way I’m about to describe. Second, I’ve no idea if he does the following things intentionally. Regardless, it eventually led to the “disappoint” I alluded to in the title.
He is a “button pusher,” that is to say that if he knows how to take a jab at someone he will. Also, he’s got bad habit of offering unsolicited advice, and often to the wrong person (read: they’re whispering me to complain about it). That all being said, he’s a fantastic and talented player. He’s got the potential to be a good leader, but could use a little work on being a follower in some situations. However, with what happened last night, I may never get to find out if he matures into the leader he could be.
This player carries around a train set (makes everyone /train if you didn’t know) and uses it all the time. He does this, because it annoys the crap out of a good number of the raid when he drops it. I myself, get a little irritated, but the Mrs. hates it enough to carry around a train wrecker (which destroys the train and stops the problem). The first time he dropped it last night, my wife warned everyone that if it were dropped again, she would guild kick the culprit (I think you can see where this is going).
Well, it happened again, and in a “boy who cried wolf” way, it was assumed that he did it. The Mrs. followed through with her promise and sent the gkick his way. Following that, he immediately left the raid, as he said in vent “You know how much I hate that s#!t” and logged out out of vent. Continuing to ragequit, he logged on his other two toons and removed them from the guild himself. It turns out that he wasn’t the one who dropped the train that time, but that’s really not the point.
I don’t know if he’ll wake up today and consider what he did a mistake, but assuming he doesn’t, was he crazy to leave over something so trivial? He had progressed with our guild through ICC, and was working on Lich King with us. We’re not far from killing him either. Would you have left? I don’t know that I would, but I do know that I are quite disappoint.