Some people drive me up the wall. Of course, I can’t tell them that. I have to be diplomatic. Blah blah. So here are a few tips for staying on your GM’s and officers’ good side.
Follow the Guild Rules
This seems like a no-brainer, but believe it or not, there are those who think they’re special flowers to whom the rules do not apply.
I don’t care if you have two MILLION DPS wearing only a loincloth – you still have to flask, gem, and enchant (like everyone else) or you’re not raiding.
Read the forums
You don’t have to go there more than once every few days, but you do have to go there to read up on what is going on with the guild.
If you freak out over a guild change when it’s implemented, but it’s been up for comment on the forums for over a month, I don’t wanna hear it. You had your chance to complain. You snooze, you lose.
Don’t Cry Wolf
Not everything is a freak out moment. Really. If you are constantly complaining about every little thing, then when you finally have a serious issue, I won’t know the difference.
(Bonus points: see Bossy Pally’s article on complaining effectively.)
Don’t Hijack Vent in Raids
The raid leader is the leader of the raid (duh). If you are not the raid leader, do not:
- call for heroism
- call for a battle rez
- call a wipe
In fact, do not speak, except to say you are incapacitated.
Respect Other People’s Time
Your time is no more valuable than anyone else’s. If it’s a 5 minute bio break, do not be the last one back every time. Just because someone isn’t ready at the ready check doesn’t mean you get to alt tab out to update your blog, thereby delaying everything even more.
And, for the love of Pete, do NOT be in an instance at raid time and say “Sorry guys, I thought we’d be done by now, we wiped on the last boss, give me 5 minutes.” No. Fail.
What guildie stunts drive you crazy?