This time it's personal.
I like most of the people in our guild. Most of the people in our guild are friendly, helpful, and a joy to play with. Most of the people in our guild don't suck.
I don't like some of the people in our guild. Some of the people in our guild are whiny, elitist, or are just a chore to play with. Some of the people in our guild suck.
I stepped down as an Officer of our guild when I took my hiatus. We have another rank, "Veteran," that is higher than "Member" and lower than "Officer." When I stepped down, I was demoted, by my request, all the way to Member. I'm OK with that choice and I have no regrets. Our guild needs more than I was able to provide.
I try not to do a lot of complaining about the people in our guild. In one case in particular, the vast majority of our membership likes the person who I'd like to roundhouse-kick-in-the-face, so complaining would be more harmful to me than anything else.
What's the point? I have little to no idea, frankly. I guess my question is what do you do, as a guild member, when there is a minority of people in the guild who you absolutely can't stand?
I suppose you could simply avoid them, but, in my case, some of the people are raiders and our guild has a very small number of people who raid on a regular basis. If I chose not to run with them, I'd be shutting myself out of raiding.
You could say something about it to an officer or guild leader, but, again, would you be hurting yourself if that person had friends in high places?
The extreme solution would be to simply leave the guild, but if you liked the majority of people you'd be burning bridges to save yourself from having to deal with the asshat minority.
So what's the solution?
I don't know.
Maybe venting in a blog post will make everything better.
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