I’m sure that I won’t win the /hug-award of the year for this post. I just hope that this make just 1 player think twice before bitching on raids. To arrange and run raid demands some planning, and can be quite time consuming. Does that mean that raid leaders can act like complete buggers just because they run a raid? Of cause not, but since you pick to join a raid, you should accept that they are in charge and listen to what they say, and let them run it roughly the way they see it fit. Don’t you like their style, you are allowed to quit during the raid, or just don’t sign up for the next raid they are leading. Remember you picked of you own free will to join the raid knowing the raid leaders and their style. No one would expect you to be flawless in you actions, and of cause you are allowed to make mistakes, but it is still fair to expect that you learn from them. When you participate in a raid you choice to spend an evening following orders in the quest to achieve another ML, roll for an artifact, or win some scrolls on lotto. That includes that you have accepted to listening and following orders from the leader on the entire raid. YOU picked the raid to join. A few days ago I joined a ML7 raid, and a dude got booted from the raid down there. Was it wrong to boot someone during a raid? IMO it wasn’t, cause plenty of warnings where given, and sadly enough it often is the only way to make peps listen from time to time. If you really think it was that wrong don’t sign up for the next raid. And yes it is that simple. We do not have that many raid leaders, but the few we have, we should show the respect of the work they are putting into the projects of getting peps what they need - scrolls, artifacts, ML’s. I have more A LOT of raids behind me as a leader from the US-servers and TBH the reason why I don’t hold raids here is that peps tend not to listen and starts yapping away how unfair life is to them and yada, yada, yada. Who needs that, when you just are try to make something happened for the peps in Midgard that actually was suppose to work together. Would I boot peps? Probably not, but I use to remove their lotto rights – 1 warning (behave) – 2 warning (Yellow card on lotto) – 3 warning (Lotto rights lost). Is that the solution? Kinda worked wonders for me TBH. So remember if you think Bluesky, Ovron, Vavires, Thorild and the rest of the dudes that often runs raids are a bunch of fucked up cookies cause they are running raids the way they do – You should rather squad you ass in the grass and count ants. That’ll make the raids run smoother, makes the peps be happier during it, and serve all for the best. Do you feel offended but what I just wrote? Remember this is only a game, and I just wrote this to make peps think – not to annoy you. This game is for all, also those that run raids.