Well it’s been a bit since our guild has had to contend with a rumor mill… but it’s reared it’s ugly head again. I hate it, but it’s a part of life I suppose. People love to talk and love to talk about other people. It’s an old tired manipulation game that isn’t going to work any better this time than it did the last 15-20 times. In fact, I’d speculate that the guild will be a lot less tolerant of it because of our history, at least those of us that have been there before.
We’ve been through worse times… this guild has had it’s share of ups and down in my 4 year history with them. Yup, you read that right, I’ve been in this guild for four years… The guild itself is about 4.5 years old and several of the signature members are still around too. Despite any issues we have had, any problems we’ve been through, we’ve made it work and sorted it out. We’ve lost members [spawned at least 3 other guilds because people wanted something different] gained members, and yet, we’re still here, doing our best to down 10 AND 25 man content! Talk about an achievement!
Do yourself and your guild a favor if you start to hear rumors – go to the person who can answer the question. Whether it be supposed “secret ToC runs” or supposed massive changes to 25 mans to exclude guildies, or supposed satanic rituals, go the person who can clear it up for you if you are really concerned it may be an issue. If it sounds dumb, it may very well be a consequence of the telephone syndrome or the rumor mill or even simple misunderstanding. Don’t support the rumor mill and spread it about – because that does a lot more damage to the guild than a raiding slump.
So here’s a cheer and shout out to my guild, for overcoming the obstacles that have taken out other guilds. Let’s keep doing what we do!