I’ve always been in a leadership position. I don’t mind taking a back seat, assuming the leadership is doing their job. Luckily, I’m extremely arrogant so its difficult for me to see the leadership doing their job, correctly. My Raid Leadership style can be best summed up,
The only problem with this style of raid leading is that it can quickly lead to a couple of different types of abuse of power.
Hopefully, if you are like me, you’ve been woken up by one of your raiders before you start running to many people off. I’ve had to apologize a few times already from just losing my shit in the raid. Have you ever seen the video of the guy losing his shit on Onyxia (NSFW)? Yea…
More recently though I’ve been a bit more unstable. I’ve always used colorful language, but our first night in the Coliseum I srsly lost it. We were wiping on the extremely easy Northrend Beasts over and over and over. It was due to simple, VERY easy things to avoid (read: people dying in fires). There were several attempts we had to wipe in phase 1 just because people would try to finish casting a spell or not paying attention.
The thing that made it worse, was that after my shit fit… we beat the fight. Why is that bad? Because it reinforces my flagrant disregard for other people. Someone pointed out, “People don’t login to have you yell at them.” That is very true (even if it seems like some of them do).
I have since been trying to mellow out some. Get a happy medium of being a prick and being a leader. Because while people don’t login to be yelled at, I also don’t lead raids and people don’t attend them to wipe for stupid shit.
Tomorrow, I’ll go over Abuse of Power #2, selfishness.