If the guild master leaves the guild without designating an heir to his authority, it will be automatically given to the member with the highest rank.
If the guild master deletes the guild master character, that character will be automatically removed from the guild and the authority of the guild master will be passed on to the member with the highest rank.
? If there are more than 2 members with the highest rank, (for instance, 2 Intermediate Managers, or 2 official guild members of high rank), the guild master's authority will be randomly assigned to one of those members.
? Guild members in 'standby' mode will not be able to receive the guild master's approval until a new guild master has been designated.