So, today, a friend of mine (and a guild leader of one of the top guilds on our server) came to talk to me about his recruiting issues. This lead to a large discussion about various things.
I enjoy talking to him as it can usually get most of my own worries with my own guild off my chest and also hear his own insights on it–kind of like why he asked me for some advice on his recruitment strategies as he seemed to be scaring people off.
We ended up talking a little about how his guild and the guild I am currently in were possibly going to merge in the past, especially as I mentioned how some of the new rules and ways people were doing things were kind of messed up and I knew he was a good guild leader and could set things straight. He said part of the issue is he didn’t want just anyone in the guild and our GM said no. I kind of understand both parts–He has enough to work with, but at the same time it’d be hurtful to people in our guild to be rejected with a “you’re not good enough”–especially as there’s always a chance they could improve.
So, out of curiousity, I asked him what players in our guild he thought were subpar–in his response, he mentioned two of our top tanks which I found surprising (though, that isn’t to say I haven’t seen any of their flaws–one has an issue with his positioning and the other doesn’t really like trying out other ideas too often). In my response, I half-jokingly said I was afraid to ask what he thought about me, only to hear the response that he thought I was good.
Coming from so many things this week where it’s obviously my fault and that I’m such a sucky healer, hearing something like that made me feel a bit better. I just wish I could’ve thanked him before he went to bed!
So, even though you don’t read this, sir, if you ever do stumble across it: