Ok, firstly, I’d like to apologise to all our loyal fans (I presume there are some) over the lack of any activity lately, it’s not on, and I’ll try and fix that.
Secondly, this post is probably going to be a rambling rant, which is contained after the break.
Rift; Argent EU PvE RP server; <Paradox> Guild.
Was a lovely place, friendly, progressing at our own pace, no one pushing you to level as quickly as possible. My kinda guild, considering it was my guild, it’s how I wanted it, and I thought it was how others did too.
There was some drama (and there always is) over one of the members, a Co-Leader, and how she was botting. This is unproven, and I didn’t see it going on, so can’t say either way, but I am not justifying it, it is wrong, but the officer who noticed it, watched for over 30 minutes. Creepy.
This caused some friction. An officer who pointed this out to me, insisted she get demoted or he would leave, knowing he’d take half the guild with him. I had to bow to his demands, or the guild would be finished. More friction.
Next, I demoted said person, and she left. I did not want this, she’s a good friend, and I don’t want a game ruining that. I insisted she came back, at her old rank. Officer, mentioned previously, now Co-Leader (big mistake!) told me he’d leave if she came back. Yep, thats me by the unmentionables.
I logged in today, and saw nothing was happening, so I logged out, played some Two Worlds 2 (great game by the way!), then got told “the guild has voted, you’re not good enough for leader, so I have demoted you to member.” (or somesuch)
Now, I don’t like naming names, but Jono is a domineering control freak. Seriously, throwing your toys out of the pram because I’m not running my guild how you want? Get the hell out! This is no less than a coup, I have a job, I also enjoy other games, and I also didn’t want to just play Rift, as I would burn out and get bored of the game, which is what happened with EverQuest 2. I cannot, and will not devote every spare moment to the game. Also, I noticed he seemed to like leaving me out of the guild activities, since the influx of new members from another guild, who I really did not know well at all, the guild has been feeling quite clique-y (is that a word?). Something I really don’t like, leads to division, or in this case, outright mutiny.
Feel kinda better now.
Usual service will be resumed shortly.