Gaming Interaction: How much crap will you put up with?

Inspired  by  Big Bear Butt Blogger The Dr00d with no Guild who said…
“you get 25 dedicated hardcore raiders together for a run, you HAVE asshats. You get arrogant, bossy, judgmental and condescending people that make me want to punch my monitor. Fun? Hell no”

If someone I worked with, loved,  or was friends with told me to my face ” What is wrong with you – are you stupid or something”  or something along the lines of “are you daft?- How fricken hard is it to do…..  ” “Shut up and fricken listen..  ”    It would upset me a great deal, as it would mean that I screwed up.   Big Time – and I hope that my real life people that I care about would NEVER have cause to be so mean, and insulting –  ( not word for word quotes but you get my drift )

So why does a raid leader get away with it?

Firstly – There are all differnt types of leaders,  and differnt sorts of followers,  I’ve managed a team in real life, and had feedback from several people as to my ” Style”  Some loved  me – Some hated me – Some just put their heads down and didnt care –  Someone people need to be poked harder,  some people just need to be pushed, and others just do what they are supposed to.

and raiding is serious business. 

I’m not talking about being a carebear.  Im talking about being a REAL leader.  People follow leaders because they have to – and because the want to, and its easy to compartmentalise the insulting /yelling undertones because they are on vent – and not standing in front of you – and therefore maybe easier to yell at someone for that some reason thus the joy of the anonomity of the net. Machiavelli said its better to be feared then loved as fear lasts longer – whereas love falls by the wayside 

This behaviour is under the banner of being an ‘adult’ guild.  Does that mean that its Ok for an adult to behave in that manner to other adults?  No.  but you might  get away with it because you are acheiving the goals, that for now people are happy to come along for the ride,   if they need to resort that to get people to follow them – then they aren’t a real leader,  they are a dictator and people who are used to democracy don’t deal with dictatorships very well.


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