Actually i would like to put this here...
A few days ago i was kicked from a crew by the leader. The reason as he was putting it was i was not being a teamplayer.
The event that directly predated was we were doing a mission. Covented. He invited me and so i joined.
Mission starts and i start sniping the guys like i always do, one shot one kill, killing them in a order so they dont alert each other too easily. basically taking no chances untill everyone is dead..
next thing i know he is tearing into me about being a rogue and basically complaining that i have killed all the enemies before he could even get to them.. he had spend the entire time trying to explain "the proper way to play" to a new member of the crew, never gave me a single instruction or anything so i just did as the game told me in order to complete it.
he had a valid point with the bit about "if you do everything then everyone else feel left out", however he never asked me to wait, never did anything to indicate for me to wait or anything. If he wanted to participate he could have just joined in like any random player would know to do. I can understand the desire for structure but if all you do is discuss it, then nothing gets done.
at this point i am down where the cargobob lands and getting ready to knife the pilot as he comes out, something i learned i could easily do and found amusing and fun to do. Again the "going Rogue" thing about me being all the way down there when he hasn't even confirmed that all the enemies where dead. They were and i had even said they were and that i was going to knife the Pilot, it was something i had mentioned to him the day before and he had said he wanted to see..
he asks that i "at least" let the new guy who has never done the cargobob flight so i do and just get in the side and ride, Taking random shots with my MG at the ground as the guy delivored the Crate and mr leader began a lecture about how to fly the cargobob. He took the time to complain about me shooting at the air before we made it all the way as well as trying to explain how to take it slow etc.
aright...... well its a playlist... 1-3 or so... honestly i dont remember exactly...
next run is the same mission and a person on my friends list joined as well. After i mentioned that he was a friend he said "well a friend of a friend" and the 4 of us. At first i do nothing while trying to get his attention to ask to take the guys near where the cargo bob lands so they can focus on the others, Splitting the work. He instead wants us to all attack the ones by the crate and basically declares it to be the "correct way" however my friend who had joined has like me and in fact with me done this mission before and had already started. the guys near the crate get spooked and go into cover. at this point the new crew member joins in as well as does mr leader and me.
Mr leader instantly goes into a rant about how sloppy it is and how you should only do one shot one kill in exact order. At that point he had yet to do anything to indicate what targets for us to take out or anything of the such beyond "near the crate". I am guessing he wanted us to take out all 4 at the same time with a shot per person or something like that, but thats only a guess because again.. he made no attempt to actually direct anything beyond things like the general area and aiming for the head and trying not to spook them... all stuff that even the new guy knows at this point.. Well we get through to the chopper spawn (i stay away from it and let him snipe the guy that pilots it) they fly off and i just mess with a boat for a moment (more complaints about that btw)
so comes the 3rd mission, at this point we are all waiting for him to stop talking and move... after a bit we finally get to where he says we should snipe from and ... nothing... he doesnt give any real directions on which guy to shoot just to aim for the head... Well first shots go out and one guy is completely ignored as you might expect and we fire a few more to kill him. at this point he tries (and fails for the 3rd time) to blow up a group around a barrel and he starts to complain about that. We all just try and say its likely due to the multiple players as the enemies are blinking in and out. He at this point suddenly decides to move MUCH farther up than he has before and the other 2 follow him (triggering the Chopper in the process) and at this point we somewhat struggle to kill the constantly dissappearing enemies in spite of him saying "you should be able to shoot them anyways" and another pointing out that you need see them at least for a moment to actually know where to shoot. he is starting to get really mad because i cant keep track of them and neither can the others. we basically just give up any attempt to coordinate and just kill them when we see them. rest of mission is easy as a result. he still rages tho. after all this in the after menu i finally start laughing at it all..
He is complaining that i am not doing what he is telling me when he has told me nothing. he is complaining about trying to make a tactic for something everyone already knew how to do... another crew member had mentioned that this had happened to him. i couldnt believe it and was just baffled. Honestly i dont know why he was taking it all so seriously, or how he expected me to know what he was thinking.
After this we go to freemode, he gets separated from me, my friend and the one crew guy. the 3 of us hit it off and run around for a little bit, even having fun with my friends tow truck (which i didn't even know he had since he was only added to my list a few days or so prior) knowing how to avoid the crashing issues we actually had fun with that truck, even getting it to pull my sandking XL backwards. hehe the force of the sandking accelerating forward was as strong as the trucks attempt to pull it.
during this i get a message from mr leader basically telling me he is considering removing me from the crew unless i "improve my behavior" a moment later i get a message i have been demoted in the crew... i go online and i have been moved from lieutenant to muscle in 2 demotions... I am shocked and rather offended. so i post on the board "i... wow... well i can tell where i am not wanted" and head to bed..
Kicked over night and even my message removed. he posted "Reluctantly booted the first crew member. Gave clear feedback on several occasions, but it did not register.". Honestly, i intended to leave the crew myself after the day before. mr leader even de-friended me on XBL and the social club.. which i honestly had no intention of doing... he can be a good player when he actually plays but after all this i am wondering just how mature he really was.
If he wanted me to do something specific he simply needed to tell me to. I told him flatout that if he wanted to lead me then he should simply do so, give me instructions on what to do and i will do them. Otherwise i will simply do what the mission objectives are. I told him repeatedly to that end, and the best response i got back was "if you dont like how i lead you can always leave" Any attempt i made to try and communicate was ignored flatout and his constant lecturing made it nearly impossible for anyone there to get anything across
Not entirely upset to be gone with him... kind of feel sorry for his crew now tho... i just hope he doesnt keep making the same mistakes he made with me and listen to others opinion once in a while instead of doing nothing but force his.