>I'm a Psychology MA and a therapist in real life, so I'm getting practiced at judging people's character, but in real politics things seem to get muddy quickly. I don't know Yumie beyond being an involved guild member and a few chat conversations, but I wanted to share briefly a couple things I know about her right now and why I feel good about her being a Vanarch:
Off to a bad start here, pal. I don't know what any of your alleged real life proficiencies have to do with the Vanarchy system but I can tell you from experience psychology really doesn't mean a damn thing on the internet. You don't know her beyond being an involved guild member? How reassuring that your guild leader didn't make it a point to know you on an intimate level despite you being involved in guild events, even after multiple chat conversations. You're awfully confident in her capacity despite being entirely incapable of knowing it, just because you're a... real life therapist?
>1. Yumie has a lot of humility
Humility is not a good quality for a Vanarch. Leadership requires conviction and strength, and someone who is humble will easily roll over for the needs of the foolish or be overcome by our enemies. I have no interest in a humble leader, I want a leader who is strong and great and knows it and exerts it in their actions.
>2. She cares a lot about the happiness of other people
Which makes her a terrible candidate. A good leader knows how to make decisions that benefit the greater good, and often those decisions will anger people. A leader who is too afraid that a demographic will be unhappy is hesitant and weak, I'd prefer a leader who knows what is best and expects their actions to reap their own rewards and resources. Happiness is not a resource, it's a temporary chemical state your mind is put in because you have undue control, I'd rather be happy because of success and good leadership, not because the leader will do whatever I say if I whine at her long enough.
>3. She is thoughtful and competent at leading
Considering this is her first Vanarchy, there is no reason for me to think she's competent at it. In fact, I don't know why you lump "thoughtful and competent" in the same thing like they're relevant but I'll stick to the one worthy of interest because thoughtful is about the most useless word I've ever seen associated with a leader. You're saying Yumie is a viable candidate and a good leader because she said "Hey, want to join my guild," and people said yes? Yet she's not here telling me herself, she sends her lowbie guildies out to promote her image so she APPEARS humble. Well if she was so humble, she'd come here and race on her merits, not try to spread her word like she's Jehovah.
>Now, I can't tell you exactly what Yumie will do as Vanarch. I don't know that.
Well that's reassuring. You don't even know her platform, and you support her? You'd think her guild would be made well aware of her intent as a Vanarch. Perhaps it's safe to assume she's not exactly that good at communicating or doesn't really know what she intends to do? It's good to know that she has kept her intent so secretive because it means it will probably benefit a small group. Like her guild.
The point is, guilds are going to vote for their own. I have no intent to vote for your guild leader because quite frankly, I don't think she's anything special. Just another casual guild leader who wants something they can't properly utilize. I don't care how many happy faces she entails all her messages with, if she can't bring anything interesting and beneficial to the table, she's a waste of everyone's time.