Well I’m not lost in space, perhaps lost in the web? I’m not sure how many other GMs read this blog, if any, I’m actually not sure anyone reads this besides the 4 people I know, he he, but I have recently had some guild master type issues to deal with.
One was minor, we got infiltrated by an old guild member who basically came and left a few times the last time was under probation since we’ve had trouble with him in the past, I reached my limit, and this time he left on his own after some poor choice words on my own behalf, but it made my point clear and he decided to leave because “it’s what you want anyways”. On some level I did, but anyways, he made a new toon, and due to our lack of good screening, we accidentally invited him where we had to hear that “boobiez are awesome” in guild chat before I realized the mistake and kicked him out. Good times. The guild has been much better since he left though and everyone is getting along really well and we actually have some intellectual conversations in the guild chat and our “slightly rude” members have been behaving much better as well. Which is awesome.
Our second issue is a little weirder. A new low level toon wanted to talk with the GM, I was on and someone let me know. I whispered with the person where they told me we recently acquired a guild member who used to be in their guild on another server. The GM told me that this person was in good standing with the guild and in the guild for over a year until one day they took all the stuff out of the guild bank and transferred their toon without a word. Yikes! This is always a fear of mine, so I really empathized with the other GM. I appreciated that they took the time to tell me this though. The GM said it just happend and sure enough the character joined us just three days ago. I made a note on the persons name that they should not be promoted. The GM wanted to try to contact the person to see what might have caused the change of heart. I felt pretty bad about the situation but of course, I don’t know who to trust because well, they are internet people. I am going with the GM at this point because it takes a lot of effort to find out what was going on and only sociopaths hunt down people like that. Ha!
I am leaning on the side of just getting rid of the character, not even taking the risk. Does anyone have any suggestions? I’m thinking of going with my gut feeling, I thought about keeping them around until the GM could contact them and see what is up, but part of me says, why would I even do that? Just so toon doesn’t get suspicious? That seems weird.
Has anyone ever had this happen before? Or anyone ever had to send a GM a warning?
I’ve fortunately never gotten a warning about the behavior of any of my guild members. I guess that’s not true, there was one, I told them to watch themselves and I think they left the guild shortly after. The guild is something you should be proud of and having that tag under your name is showing at all times, your actions not only reflect you, but your guild too. Sometimes people forget, but I’m betting your GM doesn’t forget that.