Geo Says: Aim and I have our own bank guild, which we use to make money for all of our characters. On June 16th, we sold our Level 14 guild with four bank tabs, and swapped it for a Level 15 guild with six bank tabs.
Aim Says: This new guild, Incubus, was currently owned by someone I had as a friend on Real ID. She told me that she was wanting to join the guild that Incubus was merging with, but was unable to do so, as she couldn’t disband it, and the original Guild Master had quit playing WoW. I offered to take it off her hands, provided I could turn it into Geo and I’s new bank guild. She agreed (on the condition that her characters stay), and I was made the new Guild Master.
We kicked everyone out and demoted my friend’s characters so they couldn’t see what we had in the vaults, nor interfere with the gold we had earned.
Two days later (June 18th), the original Guild Master of Incubus logs in, and asks what is going on. I notice that she has joined the guild that Incubus was merging with. I tell her what my friend told me, and she says that she didn’t quit, she was only ‘taking a break’. She then demands that I give her back control of Incubus, or ‘the shit will hit the fan’ (seriously, that’s what she said).
Geo Says: Aim tells me what is happening. Quite frankly, I get annoyed. She gave Aim’s friend control of Incubus when she joined the merger guild. Therefore, I feel that she has no right to try and reassert her ownership.
However, to avoid getting the Game Masters involved, Aim agrees to give back control. Before he does, however, we set about emptying all six tabs of our stock. I take all our gold and leave it safe with Navitas.
After checking to make sure we have everything, Aim gives control of the guild back to the owner. We then leave and decide to form a new bank guild. We could have bought back our old guild, but I decided that wouldn’t have been fair on the new owner.
Half an hour passes, and we are one signature away from forming ‘The Hoard’ (see what we did there?). This is where the shit hits the fan. But it’s not the old/new owner of Incubus. It’s one of her guild members:
Basically, I am being accused of stealing my own gold. I would like to stress that there was only 40 silver in the Incubus guild bank when Aim and I took over (which was from Cash Flow). I tell this idiot that all he has to do is look at the Money Log, and it will prove me correct. But he still insists that I’m a thief.
Fine, report me if you want. But I’m pretty sure the Game Masters also have a record of guild bank money transactions. So they won’t do anything.
He still hasn’t checked the Money Log. It only takes a few seconds, so do it already.
Maybe if I name all the characters from the Money Log, he will see that I am telling the truth. And I know I am swearing a lot. But come on! The guy accused me of theft, so I’m pissed off. And when I’m pissed off, I swear a lot.
I finally noticed that he hadn’t been replying to me. I check my General chat tab (since this conversation was in a seperate window), and I see that he’s not ignoring me. Maybe he’s checking the Money Log?
All I said was ‘fucking’. There’s a Mature Language Filter in the Options menu, mate. I suggest you fucking use it.
Needless to say, he put me on ignore after this. I hope he does report me. And I hope the GMs laugh at him. The evidence that I’m innocent is right in front of him, but he refuses to see it. And as for my language. Again – Mature Language Filter. USE IT.
I realise that I need evidence to back up my innocence, so I log out of Navitas, and log into Luxxor, my Rogue – who was also a member of Incubus while it was our bank guild. I pretend to be someone else and get an invite back. I then take this screenshot of the Money Log, which proves without any doubt that the gold I took did indeed belong to Aim and I:
As you can see, Luxxoria (my Mage) deposited 41,711 gold. Conspiracy (Aim’s Death Knight) deposited 10,000 gold – bringing us to 51,711 gold. There then follows a series of deposits and withdrawals (but mostly deposits), which leaves us with the 59,342 gold I took out on Navitas.
An hour later, I contact Guthans. By this time he has taken me off ignore. I ask him if he is going to apologise for accusing me of stealing. He does. However, he also tells me that he only whispered me because someone from Incubus told him to.
If this is the case, I refuse to accept his apology on the grounds that he didn’t check the facts first. If I was him and someone told me to do the same, I would have checked the Money Log first and seen that nothing was wrong. If Guthans had taken a second or two to do this, I wouldn’t be typing this up.
Aim Says: As for my Real ID friend, the one who pretty much started all of this … we’re not friends any more. If it wasn’t for her giving me that dodgy information regarding the status of Incubus’ old Guild Master, none of this would have happened.