So, we’ve all seen the recruitment message looking for GO volunteers...but what’s the reward?
Most of us that have been playing a long time probably know on or two GOs and how much work they put in for very little reward, I believe they get a small DM voucher. But at what cost? 2 - 3 hours per day devoted to answering tickets? Having their names dragged through the mud on the forums because they did or did not ban someone? You’re damned if you do or damned if you don’t once the court of public opinion decides to play judge, jury and executioner and scream for blood even though they don’t necessarily have all the facts or a preponderance of evidence.
Dealing with some of these online alpha personalities in the different unis must be exhausting. The constant whining, bickering, complaining, etc.
I imagine that the majority of GOs that also play the game, then truly don’t get to play the game since they’re now devoting so much “free” time to a volunteer job plus real life...and those volunteer hours probably won’t apply to people that log volunteer hours for various causes that track that kind of thing.
What’s the appeal? Your name in shiny gold letters?
Hats off to those with the patience to put up with the aforementioned crap...but for me the juice doesn’t seem to be worth the squeeze.