I'm not saying we're gonna recruit high lvl ppl. In fact, what I said is quite the opposite. Most, and the majority of the high lvl ppl are allready happy with the guild they have, or have allready made their commitment. My problem with mass recruitment is, the same problem I see in *NewfoundPower*, and that is, recruiting an alternate char, most likely a water tao, used for reborning items, or for stigging archers/characters in TG.
I'm not taking anything away from *NewfoundPower*, but let's be realistic, even if they are actually leveling, how many of those members are actualy "Main Characters"?
I would like to have main characters only in the guild, because it is part of the SSX rules that we are not supposed to multi-guild. (That strikes a blow to 2 members allready, because I know you have characters in other guilds.)
What I like to focus on, is, recruiting people who's "Main" Character is going to be in the guild. That's all what I'm asking for recruitment. They can be noob, high lvl, master, etc, I don't care. As long as they're main is with the SSX.
Now think about that: If a player's main is in the SSX, you'll see them more active right? Because they'd spend more time building that character. Thus, the issue of being active in-game will not be a problem.
A "main" character that's fairly active will have good items, and most likely keep leveling right? Thus, having higher lvl ppl in the guild will not be an issue either, but it takes time.
As for the ppl being a good person, I think they're character can be easily judged, and distinguished for what they want in the guild.
IE: would you keep any person in the in-game roster who wants any of the following, as soon as they carry the -SSX- Tag above their head? Or, do you think they'll stay with the -SSX- for a long time?
- To be a DEP Leader
- P Leveling
I think they have ulterior motives, and have other agendas.
You can also tell alot about a character by what they do, and what they wear: (All cases have been seen in Trust-&-Honour, and -SSX- ... meaning they actually happened)
- A noob goes from lvl 1-110, then 15-100 in less than 2 weeks.
What does this tell you about the person? Oh, a farmed water... probably an alternate character used only for reborning items/gems/blessings/ To sell the character. Do you think the person will be any good in the -SSX-?
- A player is lvl 1-20 for about 2 months, and hasn't leveled since, or has not been online for that long.
I think I'm the player in-game whose online the most, and almost always check the in-game roster. What can you tell about players like these? I say, it's probably someone who tried to play the game, and didn't like it, someone visiting the server, and didn't like to stay. Again, is the person -SSX- material? Probably, but if the player is not active, what use is the person in the -SSX-?
- A player's guild contribution funds is always in the negatives, and keeps getting lower and lower (Higher negatives) and/0r You get a word of warning/caution from another Guild Leader, or Deputy Leader of another Guild about (a) certain character(s).
First off, right away, you know the person is always PKed. But, for what reason? Enemy guilds always target the higher lvl characters, or a specific character, usually for the reason that they pissed off someone. How do you piss off someone in-game? PKing/being a jackass/scamming/etc.
The person is probably a PKer that PKs lower lvl ppl than him/herself, and tries to get the higher lvl characters in the guild to help them when they encounter someone they cannot handle. Do you honestly believe that by having such a person in the in-game roster will help the -SSX- reputation?
- Your hunting/P leveling, and you created a team, and it's full. Noobs come and see you, and they ask to join the guild. As a DEP/Leader, you let them, because we like to have mass recruitments. (Guild agenda in the past) Then, the newly recruited noob realizes that the team is full, and starts to complain/ask for P lvl in Guild chat, or whisper you.
This is too obvious.... The person clearly only wanted P Leveling... They're not even interested in getting to know what the guild is, or what it's about. They ask you to kick ppl out of your team, and they sometimes constantly always nag you for P leveling. And most of these situations, when they can't get the P leveling they want, they leave the guild. It's no coincidence that our highest lvl archer in-game had the most recruits, and recruitment suddenly went down when she went inactive, and members started to suddenly leave.
- A players comes to you and asks you how many members you have. After hearing that you have a "large" number of people in the guild, they ask to join. After a few days/weeks, the Leader starts to filter our ppl, and then suddenly, the player that was just recruited sees that the numbers are dwindling, and asks to be booted/leaves the guild.
There's commitment issues here. I'm not even gonna try to argue that the person has the right to leave the guild.
I know it's not fair for me to judge these players for kicking them out of the in-game roster, but If we are to keep a reputation as being the "Best" guild, we need the "Best" people. We have character flaws, but we can minimize them, and try and support each other. And I would like trusted and good people to support me.
A Request of support from any WoW members who see, or understand my views/opinion would be appreciated, because I look up to you guys, and you seem to be doing something right.
I always believed that the core of what made SSC great in the past, is here in the present and future of the SSX.
- LIGHTNING (September 22, 2005)