A lot has changed in patch 8.0.1 one of which is the shiny new guild panel. Here is a walk through of how to use your new guild panel. Your access will vary based on your permissions in your guild. I will be showing you the Guild Leader level of permissions.
Along the right side of the guild interface are the Chat, Roster, Perks, and Info tabs. This is how we switch between the different pages shown below.
Here is what the Chat Panel looks like. You can join the in-game chat channel for your guild or community here. You can also join the voice chat for your guild or community by clicking on the headset icon. As far as I can tell you must be logged in to use this feature which is very limiting for guilds that like to use voice chat to socialize both while they’re playing wow and while they’re playing other games.
- Community Summary – This shows your current guild and communities.
- Join or Create Community – You can use this button to join or create a new community. This is a new feature and offers a great alternative to custom chat channels. If you want to join an existing community you need to copy paste the invite link or be invited by a member of the community.
- Chat Channel – Here you can view the chat history for your guild or community. This will save all chat history including when your character is offline. Watch what you say about the Guild Leader!
- Online members – here you can see who is online. You can right click the member’s name to whisper, request to join group, or ignore from here.
- Add to chat window – this is a quick button to add the chat channel to a new or existing tab in your chat interface.
- Invite Member – From here you can invite members to your guild or community. This works the same as typing out /ginvite [MemberName].
This is the Guild Roster panel where you can view a lot of information about the members of your guild. Want to know who can craft that item you need? Or when they were last online? Here is where you would find out.
- Show Offline Members – You can select to show or not show offline members with this check box.
- View Drop-down – Here you can show your members Achievement Points (this is really just the general list of your members as shown above) the other option in this drop down will show all of your members grouped by their Profession.
- Member Roster – Here is some general information about your guild members such as level, class, online status, rank and any notes that you have added. In my guild we label which characters belong to which main player.
- Recruitment – is an in game method that players can use to find a guild. This button opens the recruitment interface.
- Guild Settings – This will open up another panel that allows you to edit ranks permissions for changing things in the guild interface and also for the guild bank.
If you need something crafted the easiest way to find out if anyone has the recipe that you need is by checking the professions view of the Guild Roster panel.
Click View All will open up a crafting interface similar to what you see in your own crafting.
- Search will allow you to find the pattern that you want
- View Crafters will show you who can craft the item that is selected in the recipe list
The Recruitment panel in WoW allows you to post a summary of your guild and allows an easy way for members to contact you. You get here by click on the Roster button on the side bar then clicking Recruitment at the bottom of this screen.
I’m not sure how well this works, to this date I have not received a single inquiry based on our posting to the in game system. This may be due to the type of player that I am targeting. Systems like these may be more successfully used by larger guilds with more general recruitment.
Guild Settings is where you make changes to what a member can do in your guild inteface and what they can view and withdrawal from the guild bank. To get to Guild Control open the Guild Panel and click the Roster or Info tab on the right side. From here click the Guild Settings button which will be near the bottom of the screen. The drop down at the top of the Guild Control panel will let you view Rank Permission and Bank Permissions.
Guild Settings is where you make changes to what a member can change in your guild interface and what they can view and withdrawal from the guild bank. To get to your Guild Control open the Guild Panel and click the Roster or Info tab on the right side. From here click the Guild Settings button which will be near the bottom of the screen. The drop down at the top of the Guild Control panel will let you view Rank Permission and Bank Permissions. Click the drop down and change to Bank Tab Permissions.
Select the rank that you would like to modify and you can allow the member to view, deposit and withdrawal items based on their rank. Keep in mind that items can be split up into single stacks in the bank and cannot be restacked without counting as a daily withdrawal. This allows for most strict management of consumables for your players. So if you would like to allow players to receive 20 food, this will count as 1 withdraw item per day if it is a stack of 20. If you would like to limit the daily withdrawal to 1 food you can split the stack of food into stacks of 1.
The Perks tab shows you all of the benefits that you currently get as a guild member.
- Guild Perks – These are all of the benefits that you currently have by being a member of the guild.
- Guild Rewards – These are the rewards that you have unlocked and the amount of gold that your guild receives for each achievement unlocked
- Guild Reputation – this is your personal reputation for the guild. You can raise your reputation in the guild by doing certain activities in the game.
This is the Info panel of your guild interface. Here you can view a summary of what is going on for guild activities.
- Info – This shows your weekly Guild Challenges. These must be done in a guild group in order to get credit
- Message of the Day – This is where you would put a quick communication to your members. This shows up for a member when they log in.
- Guild Information – Here you can include more information about your guild without the small text limit of the GMOTD (Guild Message of the Day). Usually You will find information on the general schedule, links to voice chat or websites and any other important information.
- Guild News – Here you can view milestones that your members have achieved and you are able to adjust your filters to show different types of milestones.
- View Log – This shows you all members joining, leaving, and rank changes
I hope that you found this guide helpful. The new layout takes some getting used to but is much more visually appealing that the previous interface.
Having trouble finding a function in your guild interface? Leave a comment and I’ll help you out! Happy gaming!
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