There seems to be a real opinion of many people that Tex and Jackie betrayed the guild. I was just as shocked as everyone that day I logged in and saw the MOTD 'abandon ship :<' and to find Tex and Jackie had transferred. I understand why they did it and I personally express no bad feelings towards them for doing it, they are interested in hard core progression and they were sick of trying to find pugs every night to fill in spots. They didn't feel as if they killed the horse, they were just sick of beating the horse that was already dead, so they left. I do think they made a mistake: they failed to realise just how much people care about the old guild. I took up the gm with the support of people who regard the guild to be bigger than the game its self, and with their help, twelve is in a good place right now.
I said in the beginning in a new era of twelve thread "...they will always be welcome and they are welcome to take the GM position back if they wish to make the Twelve a raiding guild again". I have changed my point of view on this. I want to make it perfectly clear: I will not be giving up the GM to anyone. The only circumstance which I would consider giving up the GM would be under massive change to my personal life, but considering how much I enjoy being apart of it all I want to ensure in my life that I will have a computer near by and am always able to log back in oftenly. Such a big change were I couldn't log in seems unlikely in the near future, so I think it is unlikely I will be giving up the gm any time soon.
I also said in that sentence that they are welcome back any time. I will always welcome them back at any time just like I would most former members who give a dam about the guild. Tex and Jackie were great servants to twelve and if they did not take up the responsibility of administering the guild in some form of capacity after Rem left I don't know where the guild would be now. It is in my personal opinion that they should feel welcome to come back with out feeling as if they are not welcome. I think if they can come back with out prejudice it would do great things for the integrity of the guild and we will be stronger for it. This is a contentious issue that I would like to hear feedback from others on.
I think that people are scared that the guild might drift into limbo again. I've demoted Tex and Jackie back to veterans and have switched off officer chat for veterans. I want maintain the integrity of twelve and I want people to feel assured that twelve remains in this good place it is right now for a long time to come. I feel as as GM I have a responsibility to express my point of view, but I will always run the guild as a democracy and I will always listen to the feedback of others.
Anyway enough with the serious stuff, lets all get back to having fun killing magical dragons.
I think this is relevant:
Number One: Welcome to the club, Number 493. You have become a member of the ancient and noble society of Stonecutters, who since ancient times have always endeavored to shatter the stone of ignorance, to bring forth the light of truth... now, let's all get drunk and play Ping-Pong!
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