Guild leader, me, male, Aussie2nd GM, female, Americanofficers... none :)members... none >.>I've lead a raid or two back on arathor with my first guild, but mostly just followed and paid heavy attention to what was being said. On Veco.. I don't really raid, because I'm trying to get my 2nd up to 80 so we can do heroics together to get her gear for her rogue, then heirlooms for her pally.I have a DK and Priest at 80, the priest is my main, but my 2nd 80 (yeah... DK craze got me..) However, I'm now currently in love with my druid who's just reached 62, is flying, and can heal like no tomorrow..I prefer healing, because if you're healing, even if there's mistakes, there's a chance you can work miracles. As a tank.... well... one mistake on anyone's part can be disastrous with a healer that's not paying attention. I'll only tank if my 2nd's healing me.. I don't trust others to actually do their roles correctly. Once had a healer tell me, the tank, he was tanking.. went bear and pulled mobs. Got the priest DPS to heal and never had a problem pulling aggro off of the "healer".The raid leaders I've had have been male, same with guild leaders, though I've heard stories of female guild leaders that would turn you gay.. The guild I'm leading.. kinda.. is more a "If you need it, take it" guild. But I intend to eventually make it raid viable, but I'll settle for just 5 nice people that know what they're doing, can let wipes roll over them if they have to happen, and are generous, fair, and kind to fellow guildies.Though I'm tunnel visioned when it comes to dungeons, I can take it slow, sit back and watch the events as well. <3
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I've actually had a mix of both (though pugs).Firstly, I have managed to lead a few raids by myself (I'm a guy, if you didn't know that already) and in general do my best to make sure everything goes fairly and smoothly, however passively I usually act. If a person doesn't work hard enough for the standards I set for that instance, I add them to my blacklist. Of course, due to time constraints and a lack of a desire to lead raids in general, I've stopped.Many of the raid leaders I've been with are guys. They actually range from relatively easy-going to fair and stern to absolute @#$%. The easy-going ones tend to invite pretty much anyone, and it works best for a group that isn't going too far into a raid (4/12 ICC, weekly). The easy-going raid leaders are usually inexperienced as a result, and are often just people wanting to quickly get stuff done so they don't have to bother with it later in the week.The "fair and stern" raid leaders among males are a bit rare (for complete pugs. In terms of guild, most raid leaders appear to fall into this category, regardless of gender). If at all, a raid leader that appears to be like this is often just a relatively inexperienced raid leader propped up by decent raiding buddies. However, in the rare few cases that a pug leader is "fair and stern," raids run incredibly smoothly and result in strong, cohesive groups in the long run, kind of like a regular GDKP run. One really well-known player I feel falls into this category, and as a result he can run pretty much any raid he wants and expect droves of people to come (he even has a pretty large core of regulars)The "absolute &*!@" raid leader appears as a casual raid leader but then on content that actually matters, if something goes wrong, he goes off yelling at people and pointing fingers (rightfully or wrongfully. This depends). The degree of anger varies, however.As for the females, all female raid leaders I've met thus far really fall somewhere in the "easy-going" and "fair and stern" category. Often they are calm and try to keep the raid content and together. Some take their time (something most male raid leaders don't seem to do, from my view)...I hope this has been a relatively decent analysis for you...Shame I haven't had much experience with guild raid leaders.
Male GLs were usually okay in my experience. Only had one female one, she was okay, though not terribly involved during the time I was a member. I've experienced a lot of anti-female sentiment from well ensconced male officers and younger guys trying to act cool though.Good raid leaders, in my experience, have not been consistently one gender, they were simply people who kept calm and maintained order without being nasty to people, though female RLs usually took more flack (sexist comments/jokes especially).I found it difficult to be a female officer/RL because the guys tended to not give me the same respect as they did my male counterparts. They were fine with me doing grunt work in the background, but when it came to actually being directed by a female, I suddenly did not have much authority. What's funny is that they are fine with how I do things until they know I'm female, which is hard to hide on Vent!
Several different guilds. (deployed Navy, not less savory reasons)One female raid leader, four or six male raid leaders. GOOD raid leaders, defined as "not as much of a challenge as the content itself," one female, three male. The "four or six" is because one was a leader who was utterly under the control of another gamer (female) and the two maybe-leaders let multiple bigmouths walk over the top of them. (Mostly female, again, but male as well.)I've been a raid leader, as well, mostly because my fiance/husband and I did gear-up runs in Kara for folks who weren't so quick leveling up.On a side note, we always introduced ourselves as a couple to new people, and without fail they assumed that my husband was the female. Eventually, our sense of humor lead to me never speaking on vent, and him using voice changing tech...there's a long line of raids that were lead by yours truly who think they were lead by a man. ^.^ (Voice Changer is the program. It works well enough over vent that a RL friend constantly messing up and calling my husband "he" was disregarded. )
Currently, my guild have a female officer missing, but the leadership ratio normally is 1:1.The GL is a female, and i am the RL, and are male. but i prefer a female RL myself as many others have written, they are usually more calm and focused about things.Both males and females have different things to offer a guild, and i believe that guilds that are only composed of 1 gender is missing something. its a bit hard to explain.
Raid lead is femaleGuild lead MaleHealing Officer femaleTank/Melee Officer MaleLoot Officer MaleI say we all have our moments of calmness or fed-up attitude, though the Guild lead is probably the calmest of us all.
In my current guild the leadership is shared between 5, 3 Men and 2 Women.To add a little though that's 2 couples and the son of one of the couples.Normally I raid lead (I'm female), it seems I'm the best at the communication needed with the raid. I have to admit once I started raid leading I've not looked back.However it's interesting that I'm having health problems that make much raiding hard to impossible. Once Cata comes if I'm not better it will switch to a male raid leader (only other one who can do it and enjoy it).I do think we've done fairly well as a fresh guild most of the way thought the expansion (ToC was out ages before we were formed).Having said all that I think when it comes to good raid leaders personality will beat Gender every time. I learned to raid in wrath (started wow about a year after BC) and the raid leaders were male (in my previous guild). I may have left that guild but it wasn't because of the raid leading or what went on in the raids themselves.
We take turns at raid leading, 2 females and 2 guys are RL, I'm one of the guys.Funny so many people saying the female RLs are so calm, it's the exact opposite in our guild, they get very angry and agitated, where the guys are more chilled.
I am a male Raid Leader. I am also something you could call an unofficial tank officer, because i have the most tanking knowledge and experience of all the people in the guild, even though my guild rank does not reflect it. I am ranked as a "higher tier raider", or "elite raider", whatever (our ranks are not in english). The other tanks usually respect my advice. I am not very invasive though, if they do not want my hints, they can do it their way... but they have to get the job done.As a Raid Leader... i share the raid leadership with two other guys in the 10 men raid group i lead. I am the one who describes boss mechanics, because i can compose a logical explanation of everything that occurs in the fight, and i usually do not forget anything. I have a few Raid Leading experiences i am proud of, like one shotting the Lich King with a full PUG, noone from my guild, and everyone got the achievement (i was on an alt)... after i explained the tactics of the fight. I tend to be pretty calm when things go fine, or when we wipe only a reasonable amount of times. I do not get mad when someone wipes us... like twice... on Sindragosa.Things can get worse when one particular Paladin who has been in my raid for the entirety of the ICC existence and who has been wiping us on Sindragosa since the beginning of times, wipes us on Sindragosa... once again. Or when similar outrageously stupid mistakes occur.Our 25m raids are lead by our (male) guild master (who raid leads the other 10m raid group too). He distributes the loot, assigns roles, and gives orders during the fights. However, i still am the one who describes the mechanics even on 25s.I have been in a guild that has been lead by a guy, and that has fallen apart because of drama caused by two guild officers and a girl that was in the guild. I was the raid leader in that guild too.I have also been in a guild that has been lead by a girl, but it has fallen apart because of drama caused by guild merging. Apparently, her two male friends who had a lot of influence on her, and who she trusted, ended up causing immense drama, which resulted in a mental breakdown of the guild leader.