I think I've mentioned before how sometimes I think about what it would be like if my blog was completely anonymous. Sometimes you just want to vent or say things. Hmmm maybe there should be a common place/site/blog where all bloggers can go and post completely anonymous posts.
Thus, it's not that common that I feel comfortable blogging about guild drama, not that drama happens that often to us anyways. But alas! Guild drama! That I can blog about! Hooray! Though I'm not sure that I would even give this incident a proper drama label. It was too amusing and small... perhaps I shall call it guild dramette?
So about a week ago we had a new addition to the guild. He ran one raid with us before we ended up extending him an invite. Now immediately after he joined, I picked up on a couple things. This guy was incredibly chatty. Chatty on vent... chatty on guild chat... just chatty.
Now its not like our guild is full of cold bitches, but we're not a particularly chatty guild. Meaning we talk when we talk, and there are many of us who know each other really really well. But no, not every single person logging on has to get a hello. Not every single achievement has to get a million grats. And people don't get offended if they don't. It's just the way we are. We talk when we talk, and we don't when we don't. A lot of times people are just doing their own thing and there isn't constant guild chat.
Now this guy had also asked me a couple of times to come on vent to chat with him... and turns out he did that with another female guildie. I made up lame excuses each time... but uh... WTF?
Look, I understand that it may be a bit difficult to come into a small tight knit guild of people who have known each other a long time. And its not that we are elitist bitches. But a relationship of the depth that I have with people in the guild... a relationship of that sort takes time to establish and develop. It doesn't just happen overnight. You can't just ask me to come and chat on vent... like Jess or others could. You just can't.
So the final straw was that on Sunday this guy logged on and said hello, to which some folks responded. But then he asked how everyone was doing, and no one responded to that. About half an hour after that he guild quit, then logged off. Later that night it turns out that he also changed toon names.
Oh my goodness I was so amused by this. I mean it was clear that our guild culture may not have been the best fit for him. Through no fault of his own, we could have acknowledged that if he wanted a particularly social and chatty guild, perhaps we weren't the best place for him. Also if he was looking for a bunch of attention or to flirt with girls, we definitely weren't the right place for him.
But to not only guild quit erratically and not have the balls to actually say something... but then to be so "whatever" over all of this that you have to do a name change? Lawl. My guess is that he was a young kid... perhaps early 20s... clearly too immature to be able to man up and say when things aren't working and leave like an adult. I am just so so amused that he had to name change though... so that what we can't track him down?
Thanks bud, for a good laugh and the opportunity to blog about guild "drama".