The State of the Guild 2009

I promised the further explanation of the last post, a good two weeks ago. Here goes.

Samsara suffered some massive blows the last month. It’s unclear where it started to go wrong, if at all. What is clear is that we as the officer team made a decision here and there that we probably shouldn’t have. Either way, there was probably nothing we could’ve done to prevent it all, so I’m not about to whack myself over the head for it.

We’re seriously stripped to the bone now, and it doesn’t feel good. We’ve had most of our core members leave recently, reason being that the guild “didn’t have the right feel anymore and wasn’t what it used to be”. Our once thriving guild chat is practically empty now, and we’ve been reduced from an approximate 20 members online at any one time to about 4. 

Ironically, with Samsara’s second anniversary coming up, there’s not a whole lot to celebrate.

That’s no excuse to be down in the dumps, though. Call me naive, but I’m a firm believer of the “for better or for worse” mentality.

If you’re going through a rough patch in your life, what do you do? Give up and retreat? Or do you tie yourself to the deck, hold the ship straight with all your might and ride that big wave through the storm?

I’m one who usually goes for the latter, and this time is no different. I once made a promise to lead this guild in the best possible direction, to the best of my abilities. And I’m not about to forsake on the obligations I accepted.

Be it a relationship, soccer game or a Warcraft guild, everything you do will at some point throw you a curveball. It’s up to you how to deal with it.

And when the going gets tough, the tough get going.

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