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7-15-2011 @ 4:28PM
I would be glad if people used up the low-level stuff in the guild bank, even if it's to give to non-guildie friends. As it is, I can barely keep myself from scolding people from unloading their low-level crap (albiet useful crap) into the guild bank. I'd rather keep the guild bank stocked with higher-level items, which would then require more care about how much is taken.I think SiS's guild officers are being too harsh.
7-15-2011 @ 4:45PM
After the last bank cleanout where I had to sell a stack of 3 peacebloom here and a stack of 4 copper ore there, as well as destroy 14 stacks of snowballs, I've stopped bothering to not scold members when they deposit stuff that no-one will use.
7-15-2011 @ 4:47PM
I find myself agreeing with, Shinae. The only exception, I could logically see, is if the writer was taking out the enchants that are commonly used on heirlooms. Those cost quite a pretty penny to sell on the auction house. The rest of the low level enchants...not so much in my experience. I can't fathom why they were punished so severely for things that are quite often deemed as trash.
7-15-2011 @ 5:13PM
I agree wholeheartedly.My guild has 7 tabs and the first few are pretty much always near full. Every so often someone (myself or one of my officers) will get fed up, AH a TON of stuff and throw the profits into the gbank for repairs, etc. I love the fact that people toss in what they don't need but I hate having to clean out the bank. I am, by nature, a WoW-Packrat and I've had to learn that, no, we don't really need stacks and stacks of raw fish and the like.Anything that is too expensive to "give away" is locked up where it takes an officer to retrieve it - but we'll generally give stuff out to anyone who asks because otherwise it just sits there and rots.
7-15-2011 @ 6:33PM
Can't agree with you more. Low level crap is low level crap. I know when I first joined a guild I didn't even look at the guild bank for weeks. Then when I did take useful stuff out I felt the need to put gold in or fill it with something of equal or lesser value. After you see what some people take out and put in (or not put in) you quickly get over that.
7-15-2011 @ 7:45PM
Destroy SNOWBALLS?!? the humanity!!! (ok. i'm addicted to anything that can be thrown at another player)
7-15-2011 @ 7:48PM
I agree that the officer who demoted the OP was a little harsh; I, as an officer myself, would have just gone and asked what was up because large withdrawals made by someone other than the GM (who's usually cleaning out the bank anyway) do raise a bit of a red flag. Even in an age of authenticators and assigning ranks/privileges according to authenticator presence, hacks still happen. It's not like you have to do a full report to your "superiors," but it's a courtesy as if you were living with roommates: "Hey, I'm going to take a bunch of these carrots and make carrot cake for tomorrow's work party if you're not gonna use 'em. Is that okay?" or something like that. 1) You verify that you're you and 2) You make it clear that you actually respect your guild community enough to tell em what's going on. Guilds are, in my eyes, communities. You give and you take. I *can* understand why the officer did what (s)he did because, frankly, you are using community goods to benefit someone outside of the community without so much as a promise of this person joining and, in due time, repaying his debt. But with an explanation, you fall in line with point #2 and even the myopic "You cannot give our goods to an outsider!!" mindset may dissolve. And for all we know, the officer could have initially freaked out and thought the OP was hacked. But we don't have all of the details (e.g. what the officer said to OP, how they prefer to run the GB, etc) and I certainly don't condone the extremity of the officer's actions.Just my two cents and a little different perspective... sorry if none of it made too much sense. Can't think on an empty stomach and now I want carrot cake.
7-15-2011 @ 8:03PM
I volunteered to be our gbank manager, and I pull low-level stuff out all the time. Usually I'll try to AH it and deposit the proceeds back into the gbank. If not, vendor and deposit. If it's DE-able gear, I'll break it down and deposit the mats.*shrug* Everyone benefits then.
7-15-2011 @ 8:16PM
@Gendou - I'm with Krissy!Destroy snowballs??? You....you monster! :(
7-16-2011 @ 11:30AM
I only wish my GB was stocked with useful low level items. As the bank officer I'm constantly throwing out and selling stuff people don't use or withdrawing it for my own alts and highly encouraging other members to do the same with their alts. However, if a new member joins the guild and starts taking their max daily bank withdrawl right off the bat (which happened to us just yesterday) the red flag goes up. If SiS hadn't previously withdrawn much from the GB and his officers are alert about GB withdrawls as the officers in my guild, then his actions would have made the officers go, "What gives? Is this person hacked or something?" Thus the officers have to spend time chasing down the truth. Plus, it is always a huge no-no to give bank goods to non-guilded toons, be them your alts or your friend's toons.
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