Protect Your Guild Bank with an Alt Invite Policy

Just a quick reminder for guild leadership: your guild bank contents might be full of L70 materials and gear, but that doesn't mean that shady people won't want them and the gold your guild has stashed aside.

Every alt-invite request from a person with guild bank access should come directly from that character's main.

This vulnerability exists all the time, but in this brave new Death-Knighted world, alt invites are going to be rampant.

GOOD:

OfficerMain: "Hey, I just made a DK alt, name is OfficerDKAlt. Can I get an invite?"

GM: "Yeah sure!"

Officer logs off of OfficerMain, logs on OfficerDKAlt, receives invite, gets promoted to guild bank access. Nothing bad happens.

BAD:

RandomPerson: "Hey, this is YourFriendOfficer. Can I get an invite?"

GM: "Yeah sure!"

RandomPerson receives invite, gets promoted to guild bank access, empties guild bank.

From the looks of it, Blizzard's going to have its hands full with technical problems, so help yourself out and prevent this from happening to your guild.

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  1. Our guild requires all alt requests to be posted on the guild forum by the forum account associated with the main, and once access is granted that is posted as well, and the resulting thread is placed in a read-only archive for future reference.

    It's a bit of overhead during times like this, but sticking with a process like this will keep you nice and safe.

    (Unless your officer falls for a keylogger popup and gets hacked, not that we've ever had that happen. Twice.)

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