How should you manage your bank in WoW?
We have touched on a guild bank management in the past. One of the major issues seen with a guild today is improper bank management. You should have corresponding tabs with what you want in it. Like Materials, Consumables, or even a special officers or raiders tab depending on your guild. Managing the guild bank is very important to any guild, regardless of the type of guild you run.
Here are a couple of tips to get your bank organized:
- Choose a trusted bank manager, we recommend this to be someone you know personally such as a family member, a personal friend you know in real life, or someone you have known for a long time in game that you know & trust.
- Have corresponding bank tabs, like an armor & weapon tab for only armor and weapons, or consumables for only consumable items.
- Make sure the bank stays organized and cleaned out. Many people do like to donate to the guild bank, but if they can't fit anything in the bank tabs, then they will end up selling or vendoring it. Some will even leave a guild because they can never deposit to the bank tab.
- Make sure you set appropriate permissions. There is no reason why a person just joining the guild should be able to remove 10 items from the bank at any given time. Your officers should be given a little extra so they can remove things if another guild member needs an item.
- We always recommend having the first rank deposit only, so you can make sure they are trusted with your guild bank. A bank raider is not usually going to stick around for more than a couple days if they can't make any bank withdraws.
There have been people who have left guilds over poor bank management. Would you want to stay in a guild that poorly managed their bank? Much less, would you even want to donate to a guild who poorly managed their bank? It's also perfectly okay to ask your guild officers for suggestions if you can't think of any specific setup for your guild bank. Most guild leaders, at some point, might have met another guild leader they respected. Contact them and see if they will tell you how their banks are set up and give you advice.