Welp! Despite trying to avoid the responsibility that comes with authority, I find myself once again in the position of Community Leader (for the record, I did not ask for the role), this time on the Diablo Immortal Australia Community Discord.
I’ve run and founded many successful online communities since the late 90’s, but in 2018 I hit rock bottom and I’ve shied away from the spotlight ever since. Where I was once so hungry to make more marks in the wall and add more feathers to my cap, I now just mostly don’t give a fuck.
That said; I did ask Heazy for admin access to the Guys & Gals Gaming discord a while back as I felt that I consistently put energy into contributing ideas and posts to the discord, but I was denied the role.
Heazy has ALWAYS put every single little thing to a vote when he was leader. What blows my mind is that as a clan, we didn’t get to vote on who will be our new clan leader. I believe this is where things started to go off the tracks.
For the past week I’ve felt like the jam in the middle. I love Heazy to bits, and I’ve slowly but surely been getting to know our new leader CrazyGoatVapes. IMO it’s absolutely nuts that Heazy would not give admin access to CrazyGoatVapes for the discord. From my experience, you simply cannot grow and run a community without admin access.
I saw that CrazyGoatVapes had started a new discord server, and when I saw this I pleaded with Heazy to just give CrazyGoatVapes admin access to Guys & Gals Gaming so we can just move on, but nope, Heazy refused, and nek minnit CrazyGoatVapes went to town with inviting you all over here.
When Heazy saw that CrazyGoatVapes had literally copied the Guys & Girls Gaming discord channel for channel, word for word, he was pretty cut (understandably), so I’ve asked for admin access to make some tweaks going forwards (and I started the “word-game” channel as a fun way for members to contribute, an idea I wanted to implement on Guys & Gals Gaming which Heazy didn’t approve).
Ultimately the way I see it, is that Guys & Gals Gaming is more of an umbrella discord. It’s not tied in to one specific game (though it has been tied in to DI too much IMHO), it’s more about Australian guys and girls who game. That way if a game dies, the community stays alive. I truly hope Heazy keeps it going, and I put my hand up to back him if he’ll accept my help.
Anyways, just wanted to get all that off my chest because that’s how I roll. Hoping to avoid bad vibes and to keep the peace!