Everyone has them, they whine too much, they are always asking for a piece of loot when it’s not their turn, they start drama, so how do you deal with them?
I am a shiny star!
I’ve found that sometimes even as adults problem children act like toddlers, that have to share. Honestly while I don’t condone giving into them, sometimes, and I mean sometimes if you just pay a little attention to them they’ll calm down.
Especially if it’s a raider that just isn’t feeling like he’s getting the attaboys he deserves. Try to pick out something they did right in a raid and make them feel special.
Everyone likes feeling that they are special, especially in the eyes of their leader.
Ignorance is Bliss
I am honor bound to type this next section because I imagine there is a small percent of the time where is might work. Try to ignore the habit and/or the person. They just might get the message that the problems they are causing aren’t worth your time or frankly your recognition.
The likely hood that this will work is very small, ignoring them or their issue will likely make it a larger problem and they will escalate into something horrible like DRAMA!
Taking the aside
Most Mumble/Vent’s that people use have an officers channel for meetings and such, but it’s also a restricted area which means you could pull the person into the channel to talk to them.
Don’t dance around the issue come right out and say what you’ve been seeing, and ask them what needs to be done to turn them back into the player that you originally let into the raid/guild.
Hopefully it’ll turn out to be something small, but if it turns into a back and forth verbal fight…
Taking harsh action
Sometimes there is nothing you can do with problem children, they can’t be praised enough, ignored, or talked to, so what now?
- Removed from raiding
- /gkick (Or as Wolfeson likes to call it “Being Fired”)
This needs to be the last thing you do, cause lets face it this person had redeeming qualities at some point and you should try to bring them back to that, or move them past the problem, but if you can’t everyone else shouldn’t have to suffer.
I hope that none of you are ever faced with dealing with problem children, but if you do I hope this advice helped.