What is Guilds of WoW's aim?
Guilds of WoW's main aim is to provide a platform which is directly integrated with Blizzard and other official services easily and automatically with a great user experience. There are other great WoW websites for tracking guilds and rankings, but they are not suitable platforms for generating guild websites and promoting guild informations. GoW's main focus is to keep everything in touch with World of Warcraft APIs so you can see your guildies instantly when they log in or you can make guild searches or recruitments just by selecting your character.
This website is totally a WoW oriented website. So I am giving all my focus to WoW integrations like Battle.net, WoW Progress, Warcraft Logs, Raider IO etc. Guild data is automatically fetched and updated from official World of Warcraft APIs.
I've worked hard to provide a good and slick user experience. Guilds can create a customized page for their needs quickly and easily.
There're a lot of beneficial reports for your guild including guild reports, player reports and audit reports.
GoW also has a social part. You can view players within your guild and if they have entered their personal info into their profile you can view them.
So I wanted to generate a hub for guilds which players can view all the information about their guild ecosystem and may redirect to Armory, WoWProgress, RaiderIO or any other website from this page.
Why do I have to login with Battle.Net?
By logging in with your Battle.net account system can identify your account easily and securely. By Battle.net signing you can see other characters in your guild, ranks, item levels and a lot of other stuff from your guild page. You can also receive your player report weekly.
How can I trust your website?
I have implemented official Battle.net login services so it's %100 secure. Because you log-in via Battle.net and enter your credentials to Battle.net page system cannot see or get any of your credentials. What application does here is when you click to login with Battle.net buttons system redirect you to official Blizzard login page. After logging in, Blizzard redirects a specific token for our registered platform back to us. Application uses that token to get some of your account informations which are detailed below.
What informations does Blizzard give about my account?
Application can get very limited information from Blizzard. Only your Battle.Tag, Battle.net id (a specific integer number not a credential) and characters bound to your account can be fetched. That's all system gets!
How come you don't get any of my credentials but you can login me?
These login services are called oauth login services. Just like when you login with Facebook or Google to a website/application you make an oauth login and Battle.net integration follows the same logic.
What happens behind the mask is, website redirects user to official login page. User logins with credentials and decides to add/not to add permission to the related platform. If everything goes well Battle.net redirects user back with an account specific token. With this token system can get some user info for a brief period of time. After 30 days that token dies so you have to login to Battle.net again to refresh the token if you want to.
This is the basics of an ouath login mechanism. You may check this official Blizzard documentation for further information if you like.
I've logged in with Battle.net but some or all of my characters are missing here?
This's probably because of Armory caches or your characters are expired. Please log-in with those characters again and make sure that they are accessible on WoW Armory.
Who can create guild pages?
To form your guild page you have to be a guild leader (GM and Rank 1 Officers) on that guild. After forming your page you can give other players whichever permission you want.
What if I am not a high ranking officer?
Other than GMs and Rank 1 officers cannot form guild pages, but you can ask your guild's high ranking officers to create the page and give you the permissions you need.
Why should I form my page?
By creating your page you can promote your guild and allow your guild to be found quickly and very easily. You may create posts, custom recruitment form, guild events and bind twitch accounts. Your guildies may upload pictures. Your guild progress, logs and roster is automatically fetched. Characters' Raider IO information is also fetched in a matter of time after you create your guild page. You can customize your page backgrounds and modules to make your page more unique.
My guild's name has changed. How can I reflect this change to GoW?
If you are the GM you can simply visit my guilds page and click 'Refresh My Guilds' button.
I am an officer of my guild but cannot manage or change anything on guild page. What should I do?
In game ranks doesn't give you permissions directly on GoW. You should ask your GM or Rank 1 officers to grant you the permissions you need via guild management (Manage > Permissions).
Some characters are no longer in my guild but they're still in here.
This's probably because of Armory caches. Make sure that your guild roster on Armory page doesn't show those characters. Then on the first guild refresh your roster info will be updated.
Do I have to do anything for refreshing my guild?
Guild data is automatically synced daily so you don't have to do anything. Patreoned guilds have higher refresh rates.
Will I pay anything for this service?
Nope, Guilds of WoW is a free service. But you may become a patron if you like to to support our development. Click to become a patreon.
I became a Patron but didn't get benefits.
In order to receive patron benefits you have to connect your GoW account with Patreon account. Please visit this page for connection. After your connection establishes it will take up to 10 mins to fetch your pledge info. Note that you can connect your Patreon account with only one GoW account.
I want to donate for once instead of supporting monthly. Can I do that?
Yes this can be done via Patreon. Guilds of WoW takes payments upfront so after pledging with an amount as much as you want, you can cancel your pledge immediately. You don't have to wait for the end of month for cancellation.
I got Patreon benefits but the guild that I want is not promoted.
Patreon tier only effects your default guild. Please visit my guilds page and set the guild you want as default.
How can I edit/cancel my membership?
Memberships and subscriptions are being managed via Patreon. You can navigate to pledges page on Patreon.
How to delete my account?
I'm sorry that you've asked this question but no website rules forever. Simply login with your account and go to this page to delete all your account information on Guilds of WoW.
How to delete my guild?
To delete your guild from Guilds of WoW you have to be the GM of the guild. Then go to guild options page to delete all your guild information on Guilds of WoW.
What about World of Warcraft Classic?
Classic APIs are now implemented. You can refresh your account and select any Classic region to check out the integration. Unfortunately TBC and Wrath data is not supported by Blizzard yet.