2.7. The Final Objective
an alliance in which every member gives 100% to the team – and does so
without reservation, because they can see all their teammates doing the
same and knew that their effort is not in vain. Imagine an alliance in
which each member is an absolute and uninhibited teamplayer; an
alliance in which each person contributes the best they can not out of
necessity or obligation, but because he or she genuinely cares about
Imagine an alliance in which everyone has a defined
purpose and a role they enjoy; an alliance that operates like a well
oiled machine: efficient, disciplined and precise. Imagine an alliance
with peerless organization; an alliance that runs smoothly and
powerfully, all parts working as a cohesive whole.
alliance which is sometimes feared, sometimes hated, but always
respected: an alliance which holds itself to the highest ethical and
moral standards and which does not deviate from the essential
principles of honor, class and fair play. Imagine an alliance which
receives respect even from its bitterest enemies for the excellence of
their play and the quality of their character. Imagine an alliance that
represents nothing less than the best the community has to offer.
an alliance in which IRC is always busy and friendly, in which there
are always people to chat with and interesting discussions to partake
it, and in which humor, friendship and goodwill flourish. Imagine an
alliance in which there is nothing contrived; an alliance in which
relationships are based on trust and mutual respect. Imagine an
alliance in which people are friends instead of merely teammates; an
alliance which is like a family that supports, looks out for and
protects its own.
Imagine an alliance where good people can come
together and play the game without dealing with all the nonsense other
alliances have to: no stupid drama, no simmering grudges, no stubborn
and difficult teammates, no breaches of integrity. Imagine an alliance
that exists without drama; an alliance where members don’t have to
worry if the alliance will be there the next day, or if the leaders
will abandon them. Imagine an alliance in which members don’t have to
deal with power struggles, corruption, secret agendas or incompetent
leaders. Imagine an alliance in which all no members are selfish, petty
or disruptive; an alliance in which people go out of their way to build
bridges, not burn them.
Imagine an alliance in which you
can always count on your teammates. Imagine an alliance in which there
are no sheep: an alliance in which everyone is competent, capable, and
understands the game; an alliance in which no one needs their hand held
or constant supervision, and in which everyone can be counted on to do
their job well. Imagine an alliance in which each and every member
makes the effort to be the sort of teammate they themselves desire:
active, competent, reliable and enjoyable.
Imagine an alliance
which is the premier power of the game: an alliance with an active,
reliable, competent raid team and hunters that are enthusiastic, active
and talented. Think of how easily they would be able to avoid
frustrating delays, canceled ops, and last minute improvisation if
everyone signed up, showed up on time, and paid attention. Think of how
easily they would come together and how impossible they would be to
Imagine an alliance which is fit, vital and adaptive; an
alliance which has both the vision and the courage to embrace change,
look ahead and take charge of its destiny. Imagine an alliance that
both cherishes the past and looks forwards to the future; an alliance
which realizes that time brings changes and adapts as needed.
an alliance that never fails to think big; an alliance where no
challenge is too daunting, no obstacle insurmountable, no goal too
grand. Imagine an alliance in which every member approaches the game
with enthusiasm, not apathy; an alliance in which each members approach
problems with effort and creativity, not cynicism. Imagine an alliance
that never lacks ambition or the drive to succeed and improve; an
alliance that always has the goal, drive, and means to be without equal.
Imagine an alliance which is all about the members – and in which every member is all about the alliance.
culmination of every goal I have ever had for Fury can be summed up one
sentence: I want this alliance to attract, retain, and be the ideal
home for intelligent, talented, friendly, driven, and unselfish people.
In other words, I want Fury to epitomize the sort of alliance that both
[i]I[/i] want to be a member of and [i]you[/i] want to be a member of.
has a long and proud history. We have already beaten the odds for
survival and success. We’ve tried and done things no other alliance
has. We’ve fought some of the largest wars and battles the game has to
offer. We have set records, won marvelous victories, and I’m very proud
of all we’ve done together. But what I’m even more proud of is the
quality of people we have had and have now who consider themselves Fury
members. We have no NEEOs or Neils, no Gocas or todds or Pacstars. We
don’t have to deal with their attitudes or incompetence. We have the
means and the people to make great things happen.
Take a long,
hard look at your role in this alliance, what you are expecting to get,
and what you are willing to give. In the end, it all comes down to you.
[b]You are not powerless.[/b] You have in your hands the ability to
help make this alliance into something spectacular, to make Fury into a
place the rest of the community can only dream of. You, your attitude,
and your activity have a profound effect on the character, substance,
atmosphere and success of this alliance. And even when the game sucks,
even when the mechanics are broken, even when the other alliances are
lame, there is a reason to log in. Some things transcend bad mechanics,
round resets, or lame duck rounds. Turning Fury into the alliance we
have always sought to be is one of them. And that is, has always been,
and will always be what we strive for.