I'm throwing my hat in the ring for the Supreme Commander post.
I've thought about it last two times, but kept thinking that I hadn't been here long enough to feel justified to stand for the post. It's been long enough now that I feel that the time may be right, if our members want me. :)
I figure it's about time to post "my plan" for the upcoming SC term, and explain what I'd like to accomplish. Moonnite did a great job when he dropped his and totally beat me to the punch.
Who I am.
For those of you that don’t really know me…
- I've been with Pegasus Command for several years now.
- I've was Chief Justice of the Court.
- This will be my 4th (I think) PCSC that I have been a member of.
- I was Game Commander of both Dreadnought and SWTOR (one at a time).
I’m the kind of guy that takes responsibility for his mistakes, and the mistakes of those “under” his management, just like I do at work. If my team messes up, that buck ultimately stops with me, even if I didn’t commit the actual mistake. I plan on bringing that same level of responsibility to the position of Supreme Commander. I have no issues “adjusting course” if needed. I have already had to “walk-back” one offer I made because I was ignorant of all the facts and needs, so accepting fault and correcting action is something I completely accept.
What I’m planning to do if elected.
I'm not planning anything really ambitious right out of the gate. We have grown in leaps and bounds over the last year or so. We brought in LoL, WoW, PS2, ESO, NW, and Star Conflict. That's a TON of growth for a guild that is used to growing at a much slower, controlled rate. While that majority of that growth has been positive, we have also seen our share of friction as a result. I call it “growing pains”, and I think it’s something that we may have intellectually expected, but that we weren’t really prepared for. We took a “let’s see how this goes” approach to such rapid growth, and in hindsight I believe this turned out to be an error on our part.
We’ve picked up some quality adds to the guild, but unfortunately we haven’t done the best job integrating them into Pegasus Command. Because of that, I don't plan on pushing to add any new games over the next six months. Growth is great, but growing JUST to grow is not what I think we need right now. I want to focus on stabilization of PC and proper integration of our both new members and new games. I want to keep growing the games we have now, but more importantly I want to really focus on integrating our members for all those games into a much more cohesive guild.
Pegasus command is much more than just a "clan tag" you put on and/or a pool of people you can game with. It’s a real community. I joined PC right after we added Dreadnought to our games list. I never played BSGO like the original members did, in truth I didn't care for that game. But they welcomed me in like I had been here all along, offered to take me under their wing if I wanted to try BSGO or STO (they didn't know I had already played STO), and integrated me immediately. I had barely been in the guild four months when Aer encouraged me to start running for office, hence my first spot on the court. It was really neat to see them take such an interest in me, and to help me grow in PC.
Unfortunately, we have grown so fast recently that it's simply not possible to take that kind of interest and pay as much attention as Aer did to me to each new member. And now it's really starting to show. We have a TON of members, but I'd bet most have never spoken to each other. Even though I never played BSGO, I spoke to the BSGO members on Discord (and Teamspeak before that), spoke w/ them on the website, etc. I knew who the majority of them were, and they knew me. We simply cannot say that anymore.
My focus will be to try and correct that. To foster not just a larger, but rather a more united guild. We'll keep growing our current games, and if people want to try and bring in new games we'll look into it as per the normal member suggestion process like Moonnite did w/ LoL.
Not right away, but after I get my “feet on the ground” and figure out all of the tasks, duties, etc, I plan on appointing an Executive Office (XO). Their main goal will be to act as a point of contact for some of the games we have now. There is simply too much for any one person to do it all without making it a full-time job, so an XO will be crucial to keeping things running smoothly. I have an idea in mind of a few candidates I’d like to ask, but I’d much prefer that someone eager for the slot approaches me instead.