Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Feeling left out in your own guild

In a game with 11 million (is it even more than that now?) players you will be hard pressed to find yourself in a situation where at least someone else in the WoWverse hasn't experienced something somewhat similar. The rarity comes from finding someone who has actually blogged about it.

So it is with PTD (Part Time Druid) I find that something back at the beginning of March.

I didn’t see anything in guild chat about a Naxx run starting, and I was frankly a bit shocked...I tried to schedule something for this exact time...I was completely ignored. From what I could tell, it was a run set up through PM, with someone picking and choosing who to invite.

The fact they chose alts over PTD lead a gquit.

Now, unlike some of my guild has done or mentioned doing, I don't want to quit. But watching groups get formed after several pleas to be a part of things is disheartening. Recently someone returned after taking a break, a few of our guild bent over backwards to help them do all of the things I had asked about. I do get a feeling of being left out of my own guild.

But since these things are more or less side projects it doesn't bother me so much. If I start getting left out of the 25-man raids, then I'll have cause to really wonder why I'm in the guild at all.


Verilazic said...

Well, why do you think you got left out? Because people don't know you well enough, because your gear isn't as good, because someone doesn't like you, because you're taken for granted... what reason? Imho there's always a reason, and many reasons can be fixed by something less painful than a /gquit.

Yane (Yet another night elf) said...

I'm not sure. I've been there a few months now, my gear is as good or better than everyone in the guild at this point. It's possible someone doesn't like me, but I hate to face that idea! :)

Verilazic said...

It happens. In a game this big you can always find someone who'll be willing to violently disagree with you on anything. =/

That said, it sounds like there's a good chance they've just taken you for granted? Or are shy. >.>

With the new guild I joined, I've been trying to be as outgoing as I can (without being annoying) so that people get to know me and I get to know them. I think I've been doing a pretty good job, though it was amusing a few nights back when a guy who had taken a break for the 3 weeks I've been in the guild asked who I was on vent. XD

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