Originally Posted by MarkParris
If you take what you want just because you want it, you are a terrible leader.
If you merged with another guild that is generally a terrible idea and most of the time fails.
If you joined other guild and left your guild stranded that's terrible leading.
Sounds made up.
To clarify since you don't know me, or the situation;
I run a 10 man of all friends that raids about 9 hours a week. Our ranged consists of myself and a hunter. The only dispute is over tier tokens and I have always, and will always give those to tanks first. Any other caster item? I take it because I want it, and because there's just nobody else. If I have something then it goes to our Resto Shaman for his Ele set, our our resto druid for boomkin.
Who merged with who? Other guilds came to us and wanted to raid because they had turn over issues, or just were no longer progressing. This at one point was called "Zerg Recruiting" but I always looked at as taking a group of people into my guild, giving everyone a shot in a real raid environment and let their performance speak. Either they had what it took or they didn't it was a simple process in which the weak players were weeded out quickly. Once for a bigger merger in early Vanilla, we changed the guild name and I gave up GM status to their GM but kept raid leader. This was done to try and break up the guild "cliques" and get a cohesive unit running.
I don't believe I left anyone stranded, the only time the core left to join other guilds was after the nostalgia of Naxx wore off and a TON of people quit the game early in the WoTLK expansion. I helped everyone who still wanted to raid find a home and vouched for them as people and as raiders, talked to other guilds on their behalf ect. This doesn't include things like alt guilds to maintain a high level of gear on several characters. Those were always a mess.