Hello, I am Atrayas and am a recent recruit of Clan OD. After reading through this I thought I should share some of my thoughts and maybe help enlighten people to a few truths. First of all some of you may be saying, who is this person, he isn't qualified to give advice on leadership. Well to answer that question I'll give a quick background on myself. I have lead very successful guilds/clans in the past across multiple gaming platforms. I joined and climbed the ranks of a fairly large d2 clan back in 08 to become the sole leader after all other leaders decided to retire and held that clan together solo for over a year before it finally fizzled out. In real life I am a supervisor responsible for 83 real people on a daily basis. I lead the most successful team in our region in terms of morale, productivity and budget.
So on to why I wanted to post here in the first place. I think people questioning what the leaders are doing need to take a moment and just think about what is to be a leader. Really think hard about it. Being a leader is someone that can be counted on, someone that people look up to, being the person that can solve the problem no one else can. With a community of this size this requires delegation. A good leader will solve problems daily themselves. A great leader will choose like minded individuals to delegate these tasks to so that they may be free to do more administrative tasks within there chosen field(this case the clan).
So, think about what i just wrote above. Now imagine being a leader of 200 or so people. It is a daunting task, even stressful at times.
Now you may be thinking, well they chose to rise up and lead. Well yes they did, but are they not still human? I think so.
It is in everyone's nature to question there higher ups, to scrutinize them and to wonder what exactly do they do...my employees in real life do it. My response is generally to tell them that my job entails doing things to better the company as a whole so that they may have a job tomorrow. I think this statement fits here as well, as without the hierarchy I have seen in this clan, you would not have a clan. Simple as that.
Now with all of that said, take one more moment and think about this. OD is a clan of 200ish members, yet with my short time here I have seen 0 drama except for this one thread here. That in itself is an accomplishment that not many community's can make.