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#1 ChuyDog08

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:10 PM

Background story:

A few friends from across the country decided to start up their own guild at the beginning of early release weekend. We all agreed to let the one player with the most GW1 experience be the Guild Leader. We are all casual players compared to the one we picked. Everything is going great until somewhere in the middle of November. The guild leader is not seen playing.  When we finally get the guild leader to respond through email, he lets us know that he is done playing for now.  We ask if he can promote one us to at least Co-Leader so we can manage functions of the guild.  He said he would but has not.  He has logged on twice since November, once for the start of Wintersday and once for NY Eve.  Both times staying in the game long enough to say hello and logged out when we asked him about the guild settings.  

I know I can go to another guild whenever I want or we can all start a new guild.  However, to us this is our guild.  We built it.  It is our influence that we earned.  We have even added new people whom we made friends with.  

Do you think we will ever have a function to promote a new guild leader if the current one meets some sort of criteria?  

General Criteria ideas:  They have not log on in 30 days, the hours played in a 30 day mark is less than a certain amount (10 hours), the account has been banned, or any other indicator that they are not playing.  The reason I would make a certain criteria is that I don’t want people voting the current guild leader out just because they do not like their management style.

To me this sounds fair, but I wanted everyone’s opinion just in case I am missing something obviously wrong with this concept.


#2 jirayasan

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:15 PM

I'd like more guildfocused features that goes along with this. More rp stuff.

#3 T-D-C

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:49 PM

In GW1 it automatically promoted the most active officer or Member to Guild leader after I think 3 months of inactivity. Maybe a similar system is in place.

Personally I would like to see a voting structure in place for these situations where the Officers or members can vote in a new leader when the old leader has been inactive for a certain period of time.

#4 I'm Squirrel

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:00 PM

Have you guys tried forwarding a support ticket towards ArenaNet? That should fix your problem in...a week or so, I would think.

#5 rentauri

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:26 PM

In an attempt to stay on the tracks (doubtful it will last) I doubt this would work only because the Guild Leader is still logging on occasionally the OP did state the Leader was on during New Year's which was last week. While he could could try to make a case with Anet about this issue it comes down to the fact that the Guild set themselves up this way and the Leader is still coming into the game, no matter for how long.

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Besides do we even know if GW2 has an inactivity monitor or not on the Guild Leader position? With the Leader logging in it could be if this game has one but log ins are resetting the counter.

#6 Ardeni

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:34 AM

View PostChuyDog08, on 08 January 2013 - 09:10 PM, said:

Do you think we will ever have a function to promote a new guild leader if the current one meets some sort of criteria?  

General Criteria ideas:  They have not log on in 30 days, the hours played in a 30 day mark is less than a certain amount (10 hours), the account has been banned, or any other indicator that they are not playing.  The reason I would make a certain criteria is that I don’t want people voting the current guild leader out just because they do not like their management style.

To me this sounds fair, but I wanted everyone’s opinion just in case I am missing something obviously wrong with this concept.


It's a good idea. The thing that I don't get is why you don't want people to be able to kick guild leaders due to their management style. It is how democracy works. If you don't like a politician, you can elect a new one. I guess that a system of monthly voting for the guild's leader would be another option to solve this.

#7 Dasryn

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:52 AM

honestly OP. . . sounds like you guys made a poor choice in personality with that one.  

i dont know a guild leader that decides to stop playing the game and doesnt let someone know out of personal responsibility.

pathetic.

#8 B3aT

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:06 PM

Seriously ..we can talk about new features all we want, there are tons of launched bugs that keep us from playing the current guild system .. https://forum-en.gui...ystem-Post-here

My opinion is to make a new guild, faster is better, upgrades will be easily won again. And most important, there can be more then 1 leaders (ingame rank speaking).

#9 Senatic

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:13 PM

Guilds can be rebuilt, it's the people in there that matters. Make an ultimatum to the GL, either he steps down or he can have the guild alone.

#10 ChuyDog08

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:13 PM

OP here.  Just to give you an update:

All active players in our guild changed servers and joined a new guild.  The new guild is large and has multiple leaders.  We are all much happier and don't regret leaving.  The new guild is a lot more active in every aspect of the game and earns more influence in an hour than we were able to in a week.  Thanks for the advice everyone.

#11 Crystal Rose

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:04 PM

Good luck in your new guild.  Unfortunately you got stuck with a lousy GL.  The person should have appointed another member to take over if they couldn't 'lead' the guild.

#12 ChuyDog08

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:43 PM

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that we drained all the influence and layed down all the queued banners before we left.  One last FU to him.  That may have been immature for 40 year olds to do, but it felt great.

#13 Crystal Rose

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 01:07 AM

View PostChuyDog08, on 18 January 2013 - 08:43 PM, said:

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that we drained all the influence and layed down all the queued banners before we left.  One last FU to him.  That may have been immature for 40 year olds to do, but it felt great.

Lol, well you probably all added influence to build a bank and other things so its fair enough.  Maybe the former GL might learn something from that.




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