I really wanted to write about Blizzcon and all the cool things I did there and the things we have to look forward to, but I sat down during lunch today and found out that my guild leaders have decided to quit the game (or at least go on a mega-hiatus that will last for some months). Worse yet, they promoted me as the new guild master. Damn.
Making matters worse, two of the people I had actually met at Blizzcon and shared happy times with have suddenly gotten really cranky about the guild's problems. One has already announced her departure from the guild, and the other will probably leave if he hasn't already.
What a day.
So now I'm at a crossroads, inadverdantly becoming a guild leader when I didn't ask for it (and if you know anything about leading raids you know it's not an enviable position to be in at all). It looks like we may try to get an officer meeting going tonight to discuss what to do.
I don't know if we'll break up, if we'll regroup and recruit, or just start over with a new guild tag. I do know that there are a lot of people who I liked playing with in guild and I hate to see people go. When Bloodlüst broke up last year it was terrible, with ex-members all over the place in different guilds. We kept a private channel running for everyone to log into so we could keep chatting.
The creation of Oporotheca saw our reunion, and it was happy times as many of us came back together under the same guild tag.
Fast forward another year and we're not even sure if we're going to stay together, and it sucks to be put at the helm of a leaky ship. The question is how bad is the leaking and can it be repaired. There are new people I've met, enjoyed playing with, and I'd hate to see leave for other guilds.
I never asked to be an officer. I have a very strong sense of duty, and now that I've been made guild master I know I'm going to feel bad if this guild goes under even if I wasn't the one who set it motion.
I don't know where we're going to go from here, but I know that I won't be able to do this without the other officers. I don't want the burnout that happened to our old GLs to happen to me. If the majority of them are not on board then in all likelihood we'll disband the guild.