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Officers' Quarters: Directing your cash flow

Every Monday, Scott Andrews contributes Officers' Quarters, a column about the ins and outs of guild leadership. He is the author of The Guild Leader's Handbook, available now from No Starch Press.

Almost exactly two years ago, I wrote a column about guild bank gold and the proper use of it. The game has changed quite a bit since then. Most guilds now have a steady income from the Cash Flow perk. With the consolidation of loot tables for both raid sizes, even smaller raiding guilds can loot and sell some pretty impressive BoEs. Guilds are no longer dependent on the generosity of their own members to stay in the black.

In this new "business model," two officers are having a debate about how to use this income to the guild's best advantage. This week's email spells out their arguments:
Hey Scott,
I recently got into an argument with my friend, and we are both officers of the same guild.

We were discussing how the guild bank is to function. Specifically, I wanted to use the guild money which we got from BoE epics to make flasks for the raid at a much lower cost than AH. He didn't approve of the idea that [the] guild bank is losing money for something that should be mandatory for the raid.

My points for this are:
  • guild epic BoEs are earned collectively as a group, so the gold we get are technically "shared" towards the whole raid
  • guild bank money wont be used for anything else
He responds by saying that:
  • guild bank money should only be used for emergencies
  • a considerable amount of gbank money would make our guild look less "scratchy" (ie having 0 gold will make us look bad)
  • we should not be giving free gold to members because we are already doing so much (ie leading raids, recruiting)
  • he stresses that its not "necessary" to help them out, as they should be self-sufficient in preparing for raids anyways

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Filed under: Officers' Quarters (Guild Leadership)

The Queue: Clap hands

Welcome back to The Queue,'s daily Q&A column where the team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Adam Holisky will be your host today.

I clapped hands with Kil'jaeden pre-Wrath. He wasn't very happy about it.

Maybe if he heard today's reading music he'd think differently.

DoIt asked...

"I've taken an extended break from WoW and am planning to come back and level some alts when Patch 3.2 drops, anyone have an ETA on it?"

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Filed under: Patches, Analysis / Opinion, Events, News items, The Queue

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