So yeah... can we please have your rank preserved when you become a guild leader?
Effectively it would be like any other position in the guild, you would have your guild rank in score and the position would be added to that giving you the privileges associated with that position. The title could override your guild rank on gwho (or maybe just have it as your position) but honours would still reflect your actual rank.
In exchange for no instant max guild rank, the serving guild leaders would receive an automatic guildfavour every year with double the strength of a regular leader guild favour. Because the idea behind this is that they should still rise in the ranks and fall in them if necessary, guild leaders who break the rules and the like should be punishable just like anyone else, those who engage with their "tasks" (or whatever) and the like should also rise.
And yes, I'm aware that this could mean that someone might become guild leader and then lose the ability to vote or perhaps they won't have the ability to speak on gts. This could be worked around, but I also... don't care that much, if someone becomes a guild leader and messes up badly enough that they get disfavoured to rank 2 then they should lose their ability to vote(to be honest though, this plain just shouldn't happen ever), or if they haven't earned the privileges associated with rank then they shouldn't be handed them.
I suppose for perspective, last time I was Keeper in the Hartstone I checked the Annals to see the spread of guild members at each rank... Effectively it was all guild rank 19 and then a spread between ranks 1-5. There were a few exceptions but Astrasia is the only person I can think of who has hit double-digits in guild ranks without being a guild leader. It also kinda ruined the idea of adding some rewards tied to rank because... well everyone could just run for guild leader and get all of them instantly.
This has mostly been brought up by me going through my old drive of ideas for the Hartstone as well as other discussions recently. But it'd just be a nice thing tbh.