Guilds are hierarchical in nature and each guild member is assigned a rank. The first rank is the guild master. There can only be one guild master at a time and that individual is the leader for the guild. They have authority over all the officers and can disband the guild, promote and demote other members, accept or remove members, and change the guild information and message of the day.
The second and third ranks of the guild are for officers. They are usually experienced players who help the guild master run the guild. They can accept new members, remove regular members, and promote or demote regular members. However, they cannot remove, promote, or demote other officers — this ability is reserved for the guild master only.
Following the officers are the regular guild members. The middle ranks are usually given to more distinguished members, while the lowest ranks are given to newly accepted recruits and punished players.