I understand that when you have more and more people put together you, effectively, get the sum of all their issues and hope the sum of all their benefits outweigh that in order to create a stable and positive community.
Guilds are no different really.
Neither are MMOs.
With WoW’s popularity, you’re bound to get some crazies in the game, on your server, in your guild or in your group.
Why does it seem they’ve congregated on Rexxar?
In the previous guild we had no shortage of drama from, apparently, chemically imbalanced people. In Ninefold Dragons, I’ve been shielded from a lot of the drama (thank you leadership folks!) but sometimes people are just so off center that it can’t be contained.
Recently there was a really good player who was the cause of various issues – I don’t know all of them, but I observed what I observed. He clearly was either chemically imbalanced, bipolar or share accounts with the following types of people; nice/helpful guy, lootwhore, asshole and paranoid attention whore.
Sometimes the guy was a complete asset to the guild and raid, helping out certain people that were new 80s and might need some tips on their class. Other times it was like he thought people were ganging up on him or something. And other times still he was whining about something; loot or raid times or his hero who runs another guild. Other times still he seemed to get verbally abusive – was he stoned? Drunk?
I don’t know. I don’t care. It’s a shame he couldn’t always be the easy going, likable and helpful guy instead of only being that sometimes. Really, it was a shame.
The other type of crazy we’ve had are people who cannot take advice, suggestions or criticisms.
You’re in a raid. You have a role to perform. You’re not performing it as well as you should. You should be wondering why and looking into it. When people offer you advice or suggestions, try them out and see if they work. Someone is taking their time to help you out and improve how you could play the game. Be happy they are willing to do that rather than just boot you out on your ass with a, “L2Play nub” comment.
Don’t swear at them, get all defensive and rage quit from the guild.
In WoW’s (reported) population of 11 million players, there is bound to be a few thousand of them, if not more…