Which Rank Does What

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Displays a grid of guild ranks versus guild permissions, including permissions for each tab in the guild vault. This information is primarily displayed by Blizzard's builtin Guild Control button on the guild window's Info tab, but that button is only clickable if you are the guildmaster. D'oh! This addon is intended for the rest of us.

Use /wrdw to toggle the window on/off. There are some very minimal options available through the usual Interface menu, one of which makes the Guild Control button usable by everyone to display this window.

There are so many guild permission flags these days that I've shrunk the main window and added "previous/next" buttons at the bottom.

The vault tabs running down the side of the window can easily get in an incomplete state; this is due to the way the Blizzard API works, and there is no workaround (e.g., proximity is required). If this happens to you, /reload. The simplest way of ensuring correct display data is by first opening the guild vault once.

Right now this display is read-only; that is, you cannot use this addon to actually control guild permissions. It is doubtful that I'll add functionality to check for guildmaster status, because the builtin Guild Control UI is already so much improved in Cataclysm.

Bugs, problems, pizza, whatnot: leave a comment or file a ticket at the Development Site link above. If you have downloaded this addon from anywhere other than directly from Curse or WoWInterface, then it is outdated at best and infected with viruses at worst. Clone sites not only leech bandwidth, lately they've been adding malware as well. Get your addons from safe sites with a good reputation!


If you're a reasonably proficient speaker of non-English languages, any translations you can do would be welcome! Just make changes at http://www.wowace.com/addons/whichrankdoeswhat/localization/ and then send me a PM to notify me. I can offer nothing in return except public credit, my appreciation, and a beverage of your choice if you're ever in town.

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  • Avatar of Farmbuyer Farmbuyer Dec 12, 2011 at 17:32 UTC - 0 likes

    @gamingfossil:  Yah, the size of the window has gotten a little crazy in the last couple of patches.  On most monitors and most video resolutions the window fits with room to spare -- but that's only "most", not "all".

    Resizing tends to break things horribly, but I've been trying to think of some way of giving it a horizontal scroll bar while gluing the first column (with the rank names) in place.  The GUI widgets I'm using don't look like they support it.  It may end up being some sort of tabbed display, broken down into two or three groups of vaguely-related flags.

  • Avatar of gamingfossil gamingfossil Dec 12, 2011 at 07:25 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi Farmbuyer, and thank you for this addon. It does help make it handy to know what I can and cannot do at various guild ranks. It wasn't until very recently that I learned that how much I could do with the calendar function was dependent on guild rank.

    I have a question: Is the window resizeable? If it isn't, I'd like to suggest it as a feature for a future update whenever you have the time to get around to it. The default window is very big and scrolls off both the left and right edges of the screen. I can drag it about by the top tab, but it would, of course, be easier if the window were resizeable some time in the future.

    Either way, thanks again for this little gizmo.


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Date created
Jan 13, 2011
Last update
Jul 23, 2016
Development stage
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MIT License
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Which Rank Does What
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