Now, let me get to why this was posted. My cousin and I (he is not affiliated with Crimson Phoenix in any way) went out to see if Bune was up and if he was we decided to kill him. We went there, it was up, and we decided it would be fun to duo him. Once we got the kill him and I decided it was alright to share this TOD with our LSs. As a way to brag about my kill and a way of giving the TOD to my LS I decided to toss the TOD in LS chat. I was immediately told my 3 members that me doing that was against some kind of rule, due to some glitch allowing people to our Linkshell chat. I told them the same thing I will tell any LS I am providing the TOD for that is my personal TOD, I will do whatever the hell I want to with my TOD. If I want to shout Bune's TOD in Jueno, I will do it.
Cynica, this is the reason you were removed from the linkshell. You can't see beyond yourself and everything seems to be a personal attack against you. The thing you don't seem to realize is it was YOU that was constantly complaining about things. It was YOU that was constantly begging for help while putting in no effort on your own end. It was YOU that was constantly arguing with other people and getting offended at nothing and everything at the same time. It was YOU that couldn't listen to other members in the shell when they brought to your attention that there was a rule in place for a reason...
In response to this mess. I was angry because I had been helping the Linkshell for 18 hours a day, leveled a separate job for the Linkshell (Blue Mage), been to every event I possibly could, and made many sacrifices in an effort to help a better the Linkshell. In response to my help I was never assisted when I needed help, I sat on 4-3 for over 3 weeks after the Linkshell telling me they'd help me several times and deciding to host 36 hour EXP parties instead, Linkshell gear was prioritized not based on attendance but tenure, and all around the Linkshell felt very clique based. The Chat staff he is referring to refers to the Linkshell giving out Chat staves to members they deemed fit. Several have been giving to members they say the deem reliable and dependable. Yet one does not even have a level 75 mage that can make use of the chat staff and one is a recent 75 RDM that also procured his prior to level 75. Both of these members are part of what feels like to be a major clique in the Linkshell. I do not feel I am entitled to this perk, nor am I angry I did not get one. I am angry that other members in the Linkshell were passed up when these two individuals did not even have a mage high enough to utilize it for the Linkshell.
TL;DR This Linkshell felt very clique based to me and a few others. When I voiced my concerns with their current rules I was faced with backlash. They will cite sources me me being rude to other members but it was agreed upon by leadership and the member in question that it was equal parts my fault and his, yet it is only held over my head. When someone is in disagreement the only one listened to is those that fall inside the clique. Thank you for coming to my T.E.D. Talk.
P.S. I am glad I could at least bring some life to this joke of a recruitment thread. A trial pearl? Man, I didn't know Checkmate was starting back up already.