Guild News

Patch 8.2.5 - 25 September

by Poisonenvy, 2 days ago

 

New Character Models: Worgen and Goblins

First introduced in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, worgen and goblins are getting some long-anticipated improvements to their character models. These updates touch on every aspect of how the worgen and goblins look—from their faces to their animations.

WoW 15th Anniversary Event

This November is the 15th anniversary of World of Warcraft, and we have some special things planned to commemorate the occasion.

Anniversary Gift

Players who log in during the event period will receive an Anniversary Gift in the mail, which includes a Lil’ Nefarian battle pet, a Celebration Package that increases experience and reputation gains throughout the event, a reusable firework that can be used for the duration of the event, an item that teleports you to the Caverns of Time (usable only during the event), and other in-game goodies.

New Raids: Memories of Azeroth

Chromie has separated the strands of time, allowing you to go back and relive epic raid encounters from Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King, and Cataclysm. Each of these limited-time raids will feature three iconic bosses, and they’ll be available as their own wings through the Raid Finder.

To enter the raid, you need a minimum item level of 380. Players who complete all three wings will receive the achievement Memories of Fel, Frost and Fire which grants the Obsidian Worldbreaker, a Black Dragonflight mount inspired by Deathwing.

Return to Alterac Valley of Olde

Run down your enemies, raze their fortifications, and exchange the tokens you loot from their corpses to summon mighty reinforcements in Korrak’s Revenge, a throwback Battleground inspired by the earliest days of Alterac Valley.

Players who participate in Korrak’s Revenge and complete the Alterac Valley of Olde achievement can earn two new mounts: the Stormpike Battle Ram (Alliance) and the Frostwolf Snarler (Horde).

New Quests

Many new stories and adventures are now available across Azeroth.

The War Campaign Concludes

Tensions continue to rise between Saurfang, Anduin, and the Banshee Queen Sylvanas. Discover the fate of the Horde and Alliance in the final chapter of the War Campaign.

Magni Bronzebeard

With N'Zoth's imminent emergence, you must seek help from an unlikely ally: the Black Prince, Wrathion. Level 120 players should seek out Magni in the Chamber of Heart to continue the story and discover the Black Dragonflight’s whereabouts.

Making it Easier to Party Up with Friends

Introducing Party Sync

Party Sync is a new feature that makes it easier than ever for friends to party up and quest together. When players activate Party Sync, everyone in the party becomes aligned to the same quest state and phase. By mousing over a quest in your tracker, you can see who’s on a given quest, what their progress is, and who’s ready to turn it in. You’ll also have access to a “replay quest” feature that allows players who have already completed certain quests to replay those quests with their friends for rewards that are appropriate to their current level, regardless of the original level of the quest. Quests can be replayed for rewards once a day.

Relaxing Level Restrictions

We’ve also relaxed level restrictions, so lower-level players can queue for instanced content (such as Battlegrounds and dungeons) in their level range, and higher-level players can choose to join them by having their level scaled down. Please note that unlike Timewalking, when your level is scaled, you will temporarily lose access to abilities and powers (such as Azerite Traits and over-level spell, abilities, talents, and trinkets’ effects) with requirements that exceed your reduced level.

Recruit A Friend Returns

Ready to bring your friends to Azeroth and show them the ropes? Doing so is easier than ever with our revamped Recruit A Friend system! If you have active game time, you’ll be able to recruit up to 10 friends—both veterans who haven’t been subscribed for over two years and newcomers—to share in your adventures. Enjoy 50% bonus experience for faster leveling when you and your recruit are partied together and summon each other once every 30 minutes.

The new Recruit A Friend lets you generate a custom link that you can send to your friends. This link will help you connect with each other, and you’ll be able to see if they have purchased game time, which will lead to rewards for you! For each month your recruits have active game time, you’ll earn a new reward, such as unique pets, mounts, game time, and more. These rewards unlock each month and scale with the amount of time your recruits have subscribed for. And, of course, with Party Sync you’ll be able to journey with your friends on any of your characters.

New Mount: Honeyback Harvester

Stormsong’s Beekeepers have discovered a new hive in town. Alliance players can work with Barry to locate the hive and court the favor of the Hivemother in order to earn the Honeyback Harvester mount—and both factions can earn several other bee-themed toys and items.

New Timewalking Raid: Firelands

While Cataclysm Timewalking is active, max-level players will be able to form a raid group and enter the Sulfuron Spire raid. As with previous Timewalking raids (Black Temple and Ulduar), your gear and power are scaled to the challenge, and all the bosses and rewards you expect lie in wait.

Holiday Updates

Lunar Festival

Embark on an adventure around Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms to complete the Rite of the Moon and help an old druid bless her Staff of Moonflowers. In return, she will enchant your flower crowns so they never die, and you can transmogrify them year-round!


Characters

  • Goblins
    • Goblins now wave at Gobber after casting Pack Hobgoblin (Racial).
    • Gobber now waves back at the player and makes a sound when summoned.
    • Rocket Barrage (Racial) now makes sound and the rockets launch from the belt instead of the caster’s feet.

Classes

  • Increased the size of the visual indicating where a player will resurrect after accepting a resurrection during combat.
  • Hunter
    • Beast Master
      • Animal Companion (Talent) now reduces extra pet damage by 35% (was 40%).
    • Paladin
      • Holy
        • Glimmer of Light (Azerite Trait) can now be dispelled by abilities that remove Magic effects.
    • Rogue
      • Blind’s debuff is now displayed on enemy nameplates.
    • Shaman
      • A player that can Reincarnate from Ancestral Protection Totem (Talent) now sees a glowing screen edge and visual effect.
        • Restoration
          • Deluge (Talent) now increases the healing of Healing Wave and Healing Surge, in addition to Chain Heal.

Black Market Auction House

  • New enchantment, transmogrifiable gear, and mount listings have been added.
  • Unclaimed Black Market Auction House Containers will now fully create the item when open or viewed in any way. No peeking!
  • Removed Grimoire of the Four Winds

Items and Rewards

  • Added Glyph of Lavish Servings which allows Mages to change the appearance of their Mage Table.
  • Players who collected Upgraded Dungeon Set pieces can now replace sold or destroyed pieces for 75 Darkmoon Prize Tickets from Barum while Darkmoon Faire is active.
  • Raddon’s Cascading Eyes can now only reduce the cooldown of Eye Beam by up to a maximum of 20 seconds per cast of Eye Beam.
  • Timewalking vendors now restrict their wares to those who can participate in their respective Timewalking events.

Player versus Player

  • Battlegrounds
    • Epic Ashran
      • New Ancient Artifact: Solar Sphere
        • A new artifact of power has been discovered in Ashran’s underground mines—the Solar Sphere. The faction who captures its power will gain 20% haste while controlled.
      • Many of the NPCs within the Road of Glory have been removed to improve performance.
      • Fangraal and Kronus now cost 3,000 Artifact Fragments (was 300).
      • Fangraal and Kronus now deal increased damage and have a new a melee cleave ability.
      • The Reinforcement count has been reduced to 150 (was 300).
      • Front Line Fortitude now increases health to all melee players and NPCs within the Road of Glory by 100% (was 30%).
      • The Ancient Artifact now spawns after a player kills the Ancient Inferno rather than randomly spawning on the map.
    • Epic Wintergrasp
      • Vehicles are no longer affected by movement slowing effects or roots.
      • Damage done by Catapults has been slightly increased.
      • The Siege Engine now has increased health.
    • Mercenaries no longer benefit from the effects of Enlistment Bonus.

Professions

  • Several items created with Kul Tiran Engineering now have a minimum level requirement.
    • Electroshock Mount Motivator, F.R.I.E.D, Organic Discombobulation Grenade, Thermo-Accelerated Plague Spreader, Unstable Temporal Time Shifter, can now only be used by level 110 or higher characters.

Quests and World Quests

  • World Quests and Missions now offer gold or war resources instead of Artifact Power to players who can no longer progress their Heart of Azeroth (level 70).
    • War Campaign Updates
      • All reputation requirements have been removed from the following War Campaign quests:
        • Horde:“A Stroll Through a Cemetery,” “Tracking Tidesages,” “Journey to the Middle of Nowhere,” “When a Plan Comes Together,” “A Mech for a Goblin,” “Breaking Out Ashvane,” and “War Is Here.”
        • Alliance:“Crippling the Horde,” “Our Next Target,” “Intercepted Orders” “Bringing Down the Fleet,” “Sensitive Intel,” “The Abyssal Scepter,” and “The Fall of Zuldazar.”
      • Players are no longer required to level a Nazjatar companion to level 3 to access the War Campaign quest “Stay of Execution.”

User Interface

  • Auction House purchases over 50,000 gold now require players to confirm the purchase in a dialogue box.
  • Player characters can now be displayed in the Mount Journal preview. This can be toggled on or off with the “Show Character” option in the viewport window.
  • Class color and faction icon now displays in the Character Select screen.
  • The System Menu button now always appears in the Character Select screen.
  • Players can now toggle between the map of a quest’s final destination and its initial start point by clicking on the arrow icon next to it in the Map & Quest log

Companion App

  • Community chat improvements.
  • Fixed a bug that required users to log in twice before accessing the app.

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Penultimate Boss Down!

by Poisonenvy, 4 days ago

Big congratulations to everyone who put in so much hard work to get this boss down .. we did it! 

One more to go .. hopefully next week we will have that Curve

 

 

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New "Recruit a Friend" coming Soon

by Poisonenvy, 12 days ago

 

 

Blizzard have announced that they have revamped the "Refer a Friend" reward scheme, and plan to re-launch it soon:

 

The new-and-improved Recruit A Friend (RAF) program retains fan-favorite features, and it introduces a bounty of new rewards—because Azeroth is best experienced with friends at your side. Just like the previous program, you can teleport to each other with Friend-to-Friend Summoning (which works on a 30 minute cooldown) and receive 50% bonus experience when partied together.

More Recruits, More Rewards

 The new Recruit A Friend program allows you to be linked with up to 10 friends, and earns game time and other unique rewards—like mounts, pets, and more—the longer they play. Players new to WoW and veteran players who have not purchased game time on their account in the past two years can be enlisted in this program. Each time one of your recruits adds game time to their account, you’ll earn progress toward a new reward. The more friends you invite, the faster you’ll earn the rewards, as one friend adding multiple months of game time earns the same rewards as multiple friends adding one month of game time each. See all the rewards you can get below!*

Rikki - 1 Month Game Time – 2 Months Explorer’s Dunetrekker – 3 Months
Title: Renowned Explorer – 4 Months Game Time – 5 Months Enchant: Stinging Sands – 6 Months
Renowned Explorer’s Tabard – 7 Months Game Time – 8 Months Explorer’s Jungle Hopper – 9 Months
Renowned Explorer’s Rucksack – 10 Months Game Time – 11 Months Renowned Explorer’s Attire – 12 Months

 

Rikki—This curious monkey is ready to see the world at your side.
Explorer’s Dunetrekker—Traverse deserts, jungles, tundra, and beyond on this two-seater mount.
Renowned Explorer Title—Distinguish yourself with a unique title.
Enchant: Stinging Sands—Enhance the appearance of your weapons with swirling sands.
Renowned Explorer’s Tabard—Don this rugged tabard to show off your adventurous streak.
Explorer’s Jungle Hopper—Soar through Azeroth’s skies on this mount for two.
Renowned Explorer’s Rucksack—Always be prepared for adventure with this bustling backpack.
Renowned Explorer’s Attire—Look the part of a grizzled outdoorsperson with this rugged appearance.

 

Game Time

Every 3 months after your 12-month reward, you’ll get a game time reward.

Go it Together

Time flies when you’re having fun, and it goes even faster when you and your recruits play together. Conquer Azeroth alongside your friends and you’ll both receive a 50% bonus to experience for faster leveling when partied together. You can also summon each other once every 30 minutes. Furthermore, our new Party Sync feature makes it easier than ever to level with friends. When activated, everyone in the party becomes aligned to the same quest state and phase. You’ll also have access to a “replay quest” feature that allows players who’ve already completed certain quests to replay them with their friends for rewards that are appropriate to their current level, regardless of the quest’s original level. Quests can be replayed for rewards once per day.

If you’d prefer to play with your friend using a current character rather than starting a new one, you now can. By using Party Sync, you can choose to have your level adjusted so you can quest and experience outdoor content with your friends as they level up. And, If you want to queue for instanced content (such as Battlegrounds and dungeons) in their level range, you can choose to join them by having your level scaled down.

Please note that unlike Timewalking, when your level is scaled, you will temporarily lose access to abilities and powers (such as Azerite Traits and over-level spells, abilities, talents, and trinket effects) with requirements that exceed your reduced level.


Lead with Confidence

To help you help your friends, we’ve created a brand-new RAF panel in-game to help you know when to expect your next reward and given your access to Party Sync. The RAF panel also lists special activities available to players who participate in the program. Complete these in-game challenges with your recruits to earn even more rewards.

Start Your Journey

The new Recruit A Friend lets you generate a custom link in-game that you can send to your friends. This link will help you and your recruit connect in-game, and you’ll be able to see if they’ve purchased game time, which will lead to rewards for you! For each month your recruits have active game time, you’ll earn a new reward, such as unique pets, mounts, game time, and more. These rewards unlock each month and scale with the amount of time your recruits have subscribed for. And, of course, with Party Sync, you’ll be able to journey with your friends on any of your characters.

 

Adventure Awaits

Recruit A Friend returns to World of Warcraft in the next few months. When you’re ready to bring your friends to Azeroth, simply log in to WoW and generate an invite link through the Recruit A Friend interface, then send that link to your friends. Up to four friends can use it to link their accounts to yours. To recruit more friends, you’ll need to generate a new link, which you can do once every 30 days.

*In-game rewards are available to use in World of Warcraft, but not in World of Warcraft® Classic. Free game time earned through Recruit A Friend provides access to both World of Warcraft and WoW Classic.

 

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"Classic" Wolves guild

by Poisonenvy, 27 days ago

 

As discussed in our forums, discord and, well, everywhere else really, we've decided to set up a "Classic" Wolves guild, using the same ethos as the current Dark Wolves guild.

Classic Wolves is not a guaranteed guild name at the moment, as it just depends if anyone else gets it.  If it is not available, then we'll have to look for more suggestions. has now been confirmed as the Classic guild name.

As it will be working with the same casual ethos of Dark Wolves - if you're planning on charging to level 60 and getting realm firsts or whatever - don't join ;-)

I've already got rather a lot on my plate, so unlikely to be able to give too much time over to Classic, although happy to help set things up and get people settled.  As things progress, if it turns out that we have someone who can reliably be online regularly, can be calm and helpful and understanding, and understands how we operate and is willing to continue with that, then I'll possibly look to handing the reins over.

For now .. I've reserved Poisonenvy as my main character name on Pyrewood Village, which is the realm we voted for on our forums.  I've also created a new discord which I'd encourage anyone who wishes to join the new Wolves guild, joins also: https://discord.gg/ZrwVC8e

I will not be setting up a website for the new guild, although I have created an application form that links back to the Classic discord.

The intention with membership is that anyone who is currently a member of Dark Wolves has a "free pass" into the new Classic guild.  No application needed.  Although it would be nice if those people could be on the Classic discord.  Anyone not currently in Dark Wolves, who would like to join Classic Wolves, will need to fill in the application form, unless they're a "real life" friend/relation to someone already in the Classic guild.

More information will follow, when we have it, but I'm not planning on having too many discussions relating to Classic on this site, as this is for "Live" World of Warcraft. 

 

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Devs WoW Classic - go back in time

by Poisonenvy, 32 days ago

 

 

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Two new bosses!

by Poisonenvy, 32 days ago

Congratulations everyone - we got two new bosses down!  Awesome job, and fun doing it

 

 

 

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Roster Updates

by Poisonenvy, 33 days ago

The following roster updates have been made today:


Promoted from Pup to Cub:

Arcaydis, Avard, Deathfreek, Gallone, Grumpymatt, Hvede, Jaxeek, Kadjero, Kazumbaq, Morgran, Narishka, Ryuunh, Ryuuth, Spango, Stormhand, Stylel, Thegreyarea, Tryeth, Volodar, Vuldred

Promoted from Cub to Juvenile:

Ahiga, Azmodea, Grimaldie, Kirna, Paragus, Rhaegustus, Santharian, Staticmage, Temujin, Tryumph

Promoted from Juvenile to Wolf:
(all alts placed in Wolf Alt rank)

Helenback (Reapz), Hieronimous, Marnne, Muetmort, Shianti, Xerk, Zhivagoz

Promoted from Wolf/Wolf Alt to Werewolf:

Resne, Sharmali, Tirmaniel, Myra, Shabb, Xiuxiu


For additional information on how the ranks work, please see that section in the guild info.  If you believe there has been a mistake, feel free to reply below and I'll look into it.

If you are a regular raider (ie, you raid as and when you can, at least once or twice a month, and are an active guild member) and you're in the Wolf or Wolf Alt rank (prior to today), then please let me know and I'll check to see if you can be moved to the Werewolf rank.  Remember .. Werewolf is on a "per character" basis and resets every expansion.

If you have ANY character in the Werewolf, Wolf or Wolf Alt rank, and have alts invited into the guild, please remind an officer to promote your new character to the Wolf Alt rank.  Once you have reached the "Wolf" rank, all additional characters should automatically be given the Wolf Alt rank.  (and when I say "automatically" .. I mean we still have to do it manually, but it's not something your new character has to work for ).  If you do not have a character at the Wolf/Wolf Alt/Werewolf rank, then any alts invited into the guild should join as a Pup.

The following roster removals were made today:

Calliope, Victoria, Isdria, Brit, Seena, Dargonan, Zordoran, Arnarraeldi, Raijin, Farloid, Priestitute, Hefaestus, Charsui, Ehnrymnk, Trokhar.

 

These were all removed due to inactivity of at least 5 months, mostly around 8 months.  Some of these were individual character removals, and some were "main" along with alts.  Characters linked to others in the guild roster using the "<main name> Alt" public note were all checked to ensure that all characters had been inactive for some time.  One of the above, Trokhar, I suspect may have been an alt, but I've been unable to find who it belongs to - if any of the above are your characters, and you can show that you do have an active character in the guild, then you're welcome to request them to be reinvited - please ensure your roster/public note reflects the correct links between characters.

Since the changes to the way the roster and permissions work, it is much more difficult to ensure characters are correctly linked.  Whereas previously anyone with invite rights were able to adjust your public roster note in order to add your "main" when you had an alt invited, this is now not possible.  The only people able to amend your public note now are you, when you're on that character, or an officer. 

Characters that have nothing in their public notes linking them to other characters are much more likely to be removed for inactivity (as all linked characters are checked for activity prior to removal for inactivity). 

Please also do not add anything in the public note section of your alts, other than the "main" character name.  You may, if you wish, add your real name against your "main" - but no other information.  Gear scores, roles, etc .. all often change and should not be included.  See the Guild Rules for additional information.

Anyone completely removed from the guild roster, who then wishes to rejoin the guild, are welcome to complete a new application form, where they are advised to mention they were a previous guild member.

Additional roster changes/notes:

The following member has been placed in the MiA rank and all alts removed:

Ngah.

 

Any members placed in the MiA rank (either by their own request to avoid an earlier "inactivity" removal or because they've been inactive for some time but we felt they may well return) if they do return are requested to let us know if they're intending on staying active for some time after their return so that we can remove them from the MiA rank, and they're also welcome to get their alts reinvited into the guild.

The following members are due to be removed unless we see activity in-game or hear from them prior to the next roster update:

Haruka
(note against them in-game stating they're AFK "for a while" - however, since that note was made, they did log on around a month later, prior to then going inactive for 6 months)

Iyotake
(forum post from member stating they would be "back soon" - posted end of March 2019).

 

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