Guild Master Dethrone allows an active guild member to claim leadership from a guild master who has been absent for an extended period of time. Blizzard support will not intervene or interfere with guild dethronement, as it is a player-owned and player-executed process.
A guild master character is considered inactive when it remains offline for at least 90 consecutive days. Once that time has passed, a notice appears in the Guild News & Events feed for all guild members who are eligible to become the new guild master.
Note: The 90-day timer only considers the login activity of the guild master character, not the account that the character is on. Logging in to other characters on the same account does not reset the timer.
Eligible characters must be rank 1, 2, or 3 in the guild and must have logged in within the last week. Characters of a lower rank are not eligible to claim guild leadership. To see your numerical guild rank, find your guild on the World of Warcraft community site and view the Roster.
Eligible guild members can request leadership by clicking on the Guild News & Events notification. Higher rank characters receive priority in claiming the role of guild master. If no notification is present, your character may not have a high enough rank in the guild or the leader is not yet considered inactive.
Note: It may be possible for ineligible characters to see the dethrone notification. If these characters try to claim guild leadership, they will receive an error message and no dethroning will occur.