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How to Leave a Guild in "World of Warcraft"

by Shea LavertyUpdated September 22, 2017

Guild membership in "World of Warcraft" can be a great way to meet other players and organize groups for content like PVP, dungeons and raids. They can also be a hotbed of drama, bickering, feuds and favoritism. Unsavory behavior could be the impetus for jumping ship, but other reasons -- like the opportunity to join a more desirable guild -- could lead to the same result. Quitting your guild is as easy as a couple keystrokes, but it can have ramifications.

Quitting Your Guild

To quit your guild, all you have to do is press the "Enter" key to enable chat and type "/gquit" without quotes. This will cause you to leave your guild, and post a message to all online guild members regarding your departure. You can also quit your guild through the guild menu. Click the "Roster" tab, then select your name from the list. A fly-out menu will open, showing your guild rank and any notes attached to your character. Click the "quit guild" button to leave the guild.

Consequences for Leaving Your Guild

Leaving your guild comes with several potential downsides. For starters, you'll no longer be able to access the guild bank for items, gold withdrawals or guild repairs. You'll also lose the ability to use guild chat to talk to with other members. Your Guild Reputation level will also decrease by one full level when you join a new guild -- for example, if you were Exalted with your old guild, you will start out Revered with your new one.

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