I quit my Supergroup because of A) a general unfriendly atmosphere in how it was run -- the people themselves were friendly, but the SG felt unfriendly, and B) lack of communication. Nobody ever used the message boards, I even rarely got to talk to people in-game.
So last night I got involved in an 8-person team (trying to help one of my friends in Legion of Catgirls) and we were hip-deep in CoT demon-spewing portals, fireballs going off everywhere, when I got a tell from one of my former SG mates asking why I left.
I didn't have time to give the long answer, so I gave a short one. Then this morning I decided to go to the message boards and post the long answer, something along the lines of what I posted here yesterday. But guess what? I've been removed from the SG on the message boards already! No waiting to see if I'd change my mind, no cooling off period, just bam! Don't let the door hit you on the way out!
Unfriendly atmosphere? Check. Lack of communication? Check.
I was still of half a mind that I might eventually rejoin the group, but not anymore.
The sad thing is that these are people who insisted on calling everyone by their real names, and yet after a year of playing with them, I don't actually know them that well. Meanwhile there are people in my old Everquest guild who I've never known their real names, but they are good friends who I know very well and who I still talk to more often than the people in my now former CoH SG. Heck, I communicate with people here on livejournal more than with my former SG... in fact I started posting her specifically because there seemed to be no point to posting to my SG message board anymore. ^_^( Collapse )