I have alts.
I have alts in guilds.
I have alts in guilds, where they don’t know that I’m a blogger.
To be honest, I prefer that it never come up.
I’m in one guild where everyone knows who I am in real life.
I’m in another guild where I am identified as “the zwingli of zwingli’s blog.” (totally not kidding)
In the midst of all this guilding, I’ve come upon a conundrum.
Yesterday I was alting on my alt, and heard a relatively new(ish) person to the guild start bashing on the GM.
I was like, “really?!”
We were all chatting it up in /g, but when the bashing started it got soooo quiet.
Next, the person had to log…and then people (7 were on at the time) began to log off as well.
I went on running some Tuskarr dailies/quests; and put it out of my mind. But now, it is back bumping around in my cerebral cortex.
I exited from the conversation. As soon as the individual said their negative statement about the GM, I quit participating in it.
I’m afraid that my lack of participation (not overtly defending the GM) may have added my tacit approval of the person’s bashing.
Truth be told, I’ve not ran around with any of the members in group; and haven’t really held long conversations with many of them at all. So, I don’t know if the GM had been the kind of unkind person he was being made out to be. I’ve not been in the guild for that long, nor I have done much meaningful interaction outside of guild chat.
My default stance is to give people the benefit of the doubt.
If I have a problem with the GM, I would bring it up with the GM and Officers. If nothing came of it, then I would leave the guild. But, I wouldn’t start airing my grievances in guild chat.
So what should I have done/said?
I did take a screen shot of the person’s comments about the GM. I’m thinking about emailing it somewhere, or opening up a ghost blog where I can post it for the GM’s perusal.
One thing I don’t like is someone bringing disunity into a group.
That makes my nelf/blef ears tingle; and pisses off my combat pet! /srsnod