Why do we recruit?
The other day, I was sitting in a general’s meeting listening to DM Co-founder, KSI Court Judge, KSI Elkram 7, go off on another one of his tangents.
Now don’t get me wrong, Elkram’s tangents always have meaning and can teach when paid attention to.
He asked each one of the generals one simple question, stated above.
There are many answers to this question, obviously, and what was stated needs to be communicated to an audience.
Sometimes, rough patches are unavoidable and anyone can suffer from a loss of motivation. Hopefully, this will open some eyes.
One of the more common answers to the question, “Why should we recruit?” is simply so that we can have more people to game with. This is completely correct. Higher attendance at game nights is marvelous, competitive teams are fast-paced and enjoyable, and having more friends on any friends’ list is fantastic.
Each recruit we bring in, that is another competitor we have to participate in Weekend Warfare, learner to watch the live streams and maybe learn something that affects their life, leader to grow this community and make it better.
Another, more sensitive answer is that we are able to create new relationships with people and develop bonds with each recruit, especially when you get in to those leadership positions, and even more so when those recruits eventually become leaders. Leadership creates trust amongst your teams and teaches us to learn from our own and each other’s mistakes.
You teach and mentor those around you and consistently learn. Everyone makes mistakes and sometimes life throws curve balls. Bringing in new people is important to give each of us a chance to grow; as leaders and as people.
As many members of this community know, we are very focused on numbers and recruiting. That is not because anyone is a number; no one in this community is merely a number. We are all people with lives, with families and friends, with jobs and schoolwork.
At the end of the day, we are all important to someone, whether that be to someone online or personally.
Of course, there’s also another, more obvious answer; we love KSI and want to bring more recruits in to this community to show them that we are awesome! I can honestly say that with or without KSI, we all go at least a little bit crazy. It just helps to have friends along for the ride.
Gaming communities are all about fun at the end of the day. We are the people who get out of work late at night and look for someone to play matchmaking with, we are the people who wake up at the crack of dawn to do a raid together, we are the people who are die-hards for our friends, our squads, our divisions.
Of course we would want to show that off to the world.