I saw a lack of an all together detailed post of imo, one of the most hardcore, and exciting goblin tactics. So I figured it was time for one, and time for me to give back to this excellent community with a guide and my experience.
I'm assuming you've bought, or interested in buying a high level guild, and want to try to earn your investment back, and or extra cash. Or you've bought a guild that isn't quite 25 yet like I did and wanted to achieve guild level 25.
There is several requirements, and steps to maximizing the effect of the cash flow perk, and leveling your guild quickly.
Step 1 - Buy a guild. Skip step if you have obviously!1. A guild, obviously!2. SuperGuildInvite addon by JanniieSuperGuildInvite - Guild - World of Warcraft Addons - Curse3. High levels. Low levels will not bring much income, nor exp to your guild and will eventually become a waste of space in your guild when you start to get near the 999 cap. They are fine to add until you approach that cap.
A quick, and dirty way to buy a guild is to advertise in trade. You'll never know how many guild leaders are actually willing to dump their current guild to move onto bigger and better things. These don't come cheap. It takes alot to tempt a guild leader to drop their guild and they will usually take everything valauble along with them - thus why we need to maximize on cash flow to earn our cash back. I paid 100k for my level 20 guild. I don't have the luxury of TCG mounts on my server so, this was the next best choice.Once you have your guild it's time to recruit.Once you've installed SGI you'll want to configure your optionsHere's what we have to work with, and heres some descriptions of each feature. Going from left to right.Step 2 - SuperGuildInviteSuperGuildInvite is the most annoying addon to any guildhopper who is constantly guildless. Not many people actually know there is addons for inviting EVERY unguilded person on your faction until they look into it.
Use Advanced Filters - I will be copy pastaing the description of this from the addon maker theirself. I don't use this feature.Enable - Self explanitory. This will enable the addon for this character. This addon is not defaultly turned on for any character last I knew.
Send a whisper before inviting - This will send a whisper before inviting. The settings for this can be changed between: Whisper, after inviting - Whisper, and invite - Only whisper. I HIGHLY recommend Whisper, and invite. This will get the most members for least amount of effort. Unless you don't want to be known as "that guild that invites anyone that is unguilded" then do Whisper only.Auto
Blacklist - This will add anyone who declines onto the blacklist immediantly. This is something I use. I don't want to get reported for spamming therefore I use this instead of the lockout timer I will mention further on. Decide if you want to use it or not.
Auto-close after who search - I honestly don't think this works with Superscan which is the most efficent way. On an older version it used to close the /who box after searching, but it doesn't seem to do anything for me. Check it anyway.
Don't display messages - This will prevent the whispers you send out to be displayed. This doesn't work with WIM(Wow Instant Messenger) Prepare to close all the windows, or just hit esc to close them if you have this.Customize Whisper - Here's where we decide we want to tell our possible exp/gold minions about our guild.
Advanced filter gives more specificity to the pickier guild masters. In order to use this feature you have to enable the checkbox on the options frame, and then press Advanced Filtering. In this new window you chose what filters to use (more than one at a time is possible). If there are no filters you have to create a new one by pressing New Filter. Here you can chose what your filter will do. Do note that in order for a player to match a filter they have to match all parts of the filter.
Superscan - Ah, yes this is the best part of this addon. This will scan for every class/level in the game and queue them up to be invited. Heres a screenshot of it in action.This is my personalized whisper. I have used the tags it says you can use to make things easier, and I feel it necessary to add an incentive for higher levels to stay in your guild and earn guild activity if you aren't level 25.
Click on the percentage bar to stop the scan at any time.The rest of the options just show your results from the superscan if you've canceled it and thus are the same thing.Purge queue will purge every possible minion it has found to be invited off the list.Clicking the invite buton will invite every possible minion it finds. Spam click this to invite everyone.I like to choose invites myself therefore I use that option which will pop up that side tab with names. There is often names, or people I try to avoid because I feel just by some of their names they are here to cause a problem. This makes minions leave.
Step 3 - Maintaining your guildLockout timers - This is how long you want it to wait before it invite the same person again. I highly recommend you enable this or blacklisting. This can and more than likely get you reported if you do it to someone several times.Level Limit - I recommend to go from 5 -> 85. Level 1-4s are often bots/bank alts, just general stuff you don't want invited.
Thus concludes how to use SuperGuildInvite for minion recruiting. SuperGuildInvite is possibly the most convienent and easy to use addon for a goblin to use for guild management if you're in it for the gold.
General Stuff: Set your guild info accordingly to how you feel and your welcome message.Here's mine.I highly recommend you run a 3 rank system for this.1. Joinee - This will be anyone and everyone invited. Set how you feel to decide to treat your minions. I myself have enabled repairs to keep my minions happy until level 25. My guild currently doesn't lose money but it doesn't gain any except from challenges. This is mainly because I have more low levels than I do high levels.2. Officer - This will be your friends, and or your alts.3. Guild Master
Ideas to try on your own, or ways to improve if you want to put your guild to super use.Guild bank: I have 2 tabs open for my members. They are all FFA. I toss junk in there I don't want from my characters and other people tend to do so as well. I don't expect to see anything valuable here, nor should anyone else. This just keeps your minions happy.
Hitting the member cap: Once you've hit near 900 members I highly recommend you remove everyone from 1-20 that hasn't logged in on some time to clear space. Make sure you state what you're doing in guild chat beforehand or you will confuse your minions and they will probably consider guild hopping to avoid such a fate.
Incentives: I highly recommend you offer incentives. If you don't, you will probably run into the case where nobody parties together to do anything, nor even talk to each other. Get your members to do PVP/Arena as that is the easiest guild exp there is.
Offer ranks as incentives for your minions. Minions love ranks. Here's what I'm trying for this idea. Thanks to Antares on IRC with this suggestion:
I will be promoting based on whoever gets people to communicate, do dungeons together. Whoever can get these together and provide some sort of proof (links to screenshots, etc)will be provided some sort of reward. Other ranks will be based on activity.Mail/whisper <namehere> with what you have if so!
I'm looking for people who are willing to shoulder some responsibility. You need to be able to make decisions based on established rules, and be willing to help mediate conflicts. Mail <namehere>
I have observed more guild activity, challenges, and communication since I have put this into place.Set up calendar invites for transmog runs if you're wanting to do some. Pay your minions however much you feel they're worth in helping you get the gear you want.Look at the professions of your minions. If you need something in particular put it in the guild news or send them mails/tells saying you want them to farm something, and you'll pay them. Even better, put your shopping list in your guild info/news <credit goes to @ Z Man for this one>
UPDATE: MAKE SURE YOU LOG ON YOUR GM CHARACTER AT LEAST ONCE EVERY 90 DAYS failure to do so and you may find a level 5 has dethroned you for guild master. If you quit I HIGHLY recommend you remove EVERYONE. This will bite you on the butt if you don't due to the automated system.
Conclusion - SGI completely makes leveling, and banking on cash flow easy. Within half a month span I bought my guild I have obtained these statistics on a medium pop server.
Level 20 -> halfway to 21.
If you manage your guild correctly you will see gold slowly pour in unless you have repairs on, and guild achievements. Offer incentives for your minions to do something profitable for you as you wish. You have an army to work with.
Please suggest any improvements you may, and or ideas to my post. Thanks for reading. Good luck with your guild.