Originally Posted by apheni
Pretty happy with how this thread has turned out. Props to Antonius for coming up with some really great ideas.
Aphaeus raises a very vaild point there are a number of officers who'd definately approach with ideas for guild stuff, but others are very busy and understandably focused on raiding. When people enjoy that element it seems mean to be badgering them, and a dedicated person would definately alleviate that sentiment. Additionally I think having an officer presence at events boosts their attendance considerably, otherwise its not an official thing, this was highlighted by Chewwie helping last Sat and it seeing great numbers and even more so with the awards. If we just set stuff up on our own it'll naturally not get the same attention. Again this is something a dedicated socialite would be able to go along and assist with.
I still think a socially orientated role would be of great benefit to the guild, and even if its not an officer it'd be nice for them to be able to create events on the calender. If there is someone who can demonstrate they can be trusted with that responsibilty why not create the role? Its not asking for someone to contribute to the officers discussions just an easier way for us to create events, which is really what we're after. If they attend them then it adds weight to the events too which is also a nice side effect.
I think it's also interesting to note that simply the sheer number of viewings this thread has demonstrates the level of interest this topic generates. Its less than a day old and we have over 220 views. Big Sooz's thread which was in a similar vein generated over 800 views, more than our (albeit jokey) thread on Cata's first impressions. This topic is close to a lot of members hearts, even if they don't post a great deal about it.
I'm not sure that I can see the benefit of creating a role just for the hell of it. If people want change, they have to be prepared to work for it and contribute accordingly. The way I see it - you are asking for a label that says 'i'm your social worker and voice to the guild'. I don't see how that validates change in peoples apathy.
PCG works because there is an open forum for people to acknowledge achievements, highlight where it succeeds AND fails. There may have been over 200 views on this topic, but unless people really want to highlight where things are going wrong - they need to voice
it. 9/10 i bet that if you had a voiced genuine concern an officer would pick it up and discuss it.
People need to get out of the mindset that 'nothing happens'. People need to become more orientated that if you want to do something: -
Take some responsibility and initiative. Yes the 'R' and 'I' words. Moaning in guild chat / vent will not solve the position you are in.
Post it on the forums - people do read them, its sometimes easier to plan events using them out of game.
Also tell the officers so that this can be promoted on the calendar in game.
Promote it in-game.
Its as Tim and Ross & our officers have said numerous times - its our guild - Lets make the best of it!