I haven’t been logging in for days and practically weeks at a time now and I think I’ve finally realized why its been such an anxiety inducing experience to play the game lately.
As a Guild Leader of 10 years, I am of a mind that Guild Leaders need a support group. A safe space to go vent or cry with other guild leaders. It’s such a double edged sword though, because you need that outlet but are afraid anyone who sees it will think you’re a weak guild leader or will judge you for having to vent over the troubles of your members.
We are human. We aren’t perfect. I think guild members sometimes forget that we make mistakes because we’re not robots. We don’t run things perfectly, We barely know how to handle drama as well as members do. We fumble through it and pretend, giving some players issues and resentment and all we can do is feel guilty when they leave.
We’re, essentially, parents. We want to do whats best for our “children” because we love them, but in all honesty we really don’t know how.
I’m also on Balmung. I run an RP/endgame FC there, you can find me if you want to vent or just talk. My character name is Armi Alliando. It will be a little hard to find me (I’m going out of town twice in 3 weeks coming up here, so I gave leadership rights to one of my officers while I’m gone), but if you want to talk go ahead and shoot me a tell in game or just get with ,e here.