Please join me in congratulation HIgego on becoming the newest guild leader. Lord knows he's been doing the work of two or three guild leaders for months now between running events, getting lockouts for the guild, dropping shields on commanders for hunts and providing valuable information to countless guild members from his encyclopedic knowledge of the game. This move was long over due and I apologize for not pulling the trigger on this some time ago.
When we had a new guild member talking in guild chat about Higego helping them out and he immediately assumed that Hig was a guild leader it dawned on me that someone who embodies everything it means to be a guild leader, puts in an unbelieable amount of time for the guild with such a dedicated effort really should be an officer. After a brief and unanimous discussion with the officers the decision was made and the position offered to Hig who graciously accepted.
One thing this guild has been blessed with in the past which has allowed it to thrive for over six and a half years and grow to one of, if not the largest guild in terms of unique members in the game has been our leadership. We've had several leaders over the years, some who of come and gone others who stayed and still some who have come, gone and returned. But through the years it's been the dedication and devotion of our leaders to the guild that has made us such a strong community. Through that demonstrated history of leadership we have built an incredibly loyal and active membership which is the heart of our guild. Higego embodies all of that and more and is a welcome addition to the dedicated team of guild leaders we already have.
I want to thank Hig for all that he has done over the years for the guild and apologize for such an inadequate reward for his efforts. Being a guild leader is a burden with few benefits other than the sheer satisfaction of being part of something so magical. I wish I could offer him fame, fortune and prestige but that's not really a side effect of being a guild leader. What I can offer is my sincere thanks and respect for all that he does and my assurance that he's part of a team of dedicated players who care about the game, the guild and our community.