Guild Breakup Officers taking a cut
This isn't so much a thread about what to do more along the lines of opinions/similar experiences.
The guild in question has been going for several years, it had a bad breakup a year or so ago were a lot of people left and there's been some animosity between the subsequent guild that formed from the levers. The guild is a 10man raiding guild, with decent progress. Some of the people have been in there for a long time. Personally I've been in the guild for about three years on and off, two of the officers are friends of mine for about five years, another officer is I suppose a 'friend', for two year. I have no personal position of responsibility in this guild though I have experience of leading and being an officer elsewhere.
Anyway onto the topic at hand, about two weeks ago three people left the guild. There was some chatter about the inability to finish some heroic modes was the reason. Subsequently the GM decided to make a point of saying if anyone had an issue they should bring it up with him and the officers. Over this weekend the officers I've been friends with for five years suddenly say that they have been tired of the bad mouthing and want a fresh start so their faction transferring. Sad but fair enough it's their sub, I wished them the best. Then things start getting fishy. The GM, a few hours later, says he's leaving as well but making one of he's alts GM. Obviously I point out to him that if he's going then really someone else should be GM. This is ignored and happens anyway. I wish him the best as I like the guy. I then find that 20k has been taken out of the guild bank after I checked the following day. At first I think he's just taken it but after talking to the other, 'friend', it turns out and that he's now on the, 'other', side with the other two officers who left in the same guild and that that cash was given to people who've been in the guild for a, 'long time'. Bear in mind theres still 12k in the old guild bank and he's alt is still GM.
I can't help but feel slightly betrayed by this, who really has the rights to the money in the GB? If you are breaking up a guild, which this pretty much is, should you really just decide to take the cash and run? I'm wondering now if he gave some of the money to my long term friends to get into another guild....
Any views most welcome, just wondering if I'm overacting as I can't help but feel slightly abandoned and betrayed frankly. I'm not interested in the money it's more the principle. Sorry for long post.