Today’s post is going to be rather simple discussion about how to set up a guild bank system. I’m not talking about setting up the guild bank itself. You know going out and getting signatures, buying the tabs, how much is it worth to buy past three tabs, etc.
No this is about the ideal way to set up a guild bank base off your setup of characters you’re using to make gold. So I’m going to show you the ideal setup I am pushing for and what works for me may not work for you. So do keep that in mind.
For starters, you’re going to want your main and alts in a guild or series of guilds that offer guild perks. This also affects what professions they have.
You would want to have also at least one character as a farmer that is in a guild to get the perk for gathering this way you’ll get more raw mats for skinning, mining and herb gathering.
My leatherworking is pair with skinning and is also an alt so they are in a guild with that perk. Ideally leatherworking is really easy to keep leather in the personal bank and anything I’m stockpiling or if I overflow can go into a mat bank.
The Mat Bank
This guild bank is used to store mats in any form. You can set it up in as many guild banks as you wish. For example, some players like Faid set up a guild bank for current mats and then another one for older mats. Basically this banks store items that are used for crafting only.
You want this guild bank to be a banker who doesn’t craft. Why? Simply because this character is going to be mailing and posting alot of items and there for you want them to be the last character you login into.
The reason is you will go to each crafter and set up TSM to restock. Then you login to you Mat Bank and send off your mats. You want or at least I buy what I need beyond what I don’t have on the character that uses it. It’s just less main this way.
How Many Guild Banks?
This all depends on how many character you have and what your willing to spend on. I myself have 8 characters and 3 guild banks.
Guild Bank 1: The All General Bank – holds everything that the banker character sells. In my case this would be Soulcharka.
Guild Bank 2: The Mat Bank – holds all current crafting mats. In this case this bank would hold MoP Mats and would be Kaimatrix.
Guild Bank 3: The Mat bank – holds all the older crafting mats. In this case this would be Naarultra.
Another guild bank could be set up if your going into transmogrification, I myself am pulling out of the market for good as it just isn’t making much gold on my server and the time and space it takes it too much for how much time I have. There is another guild bank you can have, which are more for those who have gold to buy a guild with a perk. In this case you can use this for farmers to get the perk.
The system I think works best if you keep your alts and main in an active guild that not yours. This way you’re part of a community. Crafters and bankers should just be either in one guild bank together to access everything or each in their own for their own mats. I’ve also done this on my old server, but remember you want any character who has enchanting, skinning, mining or herbalism in a guild with the perk.
You don’t need to be, I myself went most of Cataclysm with my enchanter not in a guild with the perk. The question did that hurt me well I’m not sure but to be honest it’s not a big deal middle to late into the game. At the start it’s a big deal due to the high prices of the new mats.
So tell me what kind of set up do you have? Leave me a comment below and if you have any questions about how to set up a good guild bank system, be sure to leave me a comment and I’ll do my best to answer your questions.