Interesting Post on Peer Pressure in WoW

The always thought-provoking Tobold has posted a follow-up to his Is the Burning Crusade reshuffling guilds? post, entitled Peer pressure.

This is something that I’ve written about before, and something that obviously has affected a lot of raiding guilds post-TBC. Whether your guild has survived or not, you’ve become aware of these issues. My long-term guild saw exactly this scenario, and I was part of a group who splintered off. (We’re doing just fine, thanks, and as of yesterday have enough people for two Karazhan runs. The guild is founded upon being nice to each other, we’re not going to split spouses who like to play together, we’re helping everyone get attuned, and we understand that life come first. So it’s not all bad.)

What do you think? Aside from the Burning Crusade clich├ęs of elitism and the A Team and B Team splits, have you experienced peer pressure to level faster, to get attuned, to keep up with the class? Or were you able to pick your own path?

3 Comments so far

  1. Billy (unregistered) on March 23rd, 2007 @ 6:35 am

    My former pre BC guild after I took a break from the game split up into 3 different guilds, and they all want me to join there new guild. And I dont have the heart to pick one over others, its not an easy choice.

  2. Onomatopoeia (unregistered) on March 23rd, 2007 @ 7:52 am

    Our guild has definitely gone through some splits. One of our founding members left because he was the only one who plunged ahead and hit 70 while the rest of us played with the new races. When he left, he ended up recruiting a few of our other level 60+ folks. We weren’t a huge guild, so just losing a few people sucks.

  3. World of Warcraft cheats World of Warcraft hacks and wow gold guides (unregistered) on March 28th, 2007 @ 7:16 am

    i think there is always pressure to level fast in mmos..after all, if you dont keep up with your friends, then you cant play the game “with” them.

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