Despite having a name we hate to spell (or say!) - we got this guy down tonight .. well done everyone!
This marks the end of a very successful expansion raid-wise - long may it continue.
Of course that's not to put our achievements outside of raiding into second place - the guild is going from strength to strength. We've gained more people - more great, friendly people who fit in brilliantly with our slightly quirky way of doing things and I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for being a great asset, regardless of what your interests in-game may be.
I'm looking forward to joining you all in our battle against the Legion ... For the Horde!!!!!
As the Loot rules in-game changed fairly recently in respect of duplicate Personal Loot, we've updated our raiding loot rules to take this into account.
The new rules are as follows:
Loot is usually dealt with using the "Personal Loot" system. This means that any loot you find is yours and personal to you.
If you gain loot that is transferrable to another member of the raid group (either Bind on Equip (BoE) or transferrable Personal Loot) then you have the choice of either keeping it or donating it.
If you chose to donate it, it should be passed to the Loot Master (the raid leader unless otherwise stated), at which point it will be open for Need/Greed rolls from the raid group as per the Master Loot System (see below for an explanation of Need/Greed).
If no-one in the raid wants the item:
- BoE loot will be placed in the Guild Vault.
- Non-BoE loot will be disenchanted if possible, or sold. The resultant materials/funds will be added to the guild vault.
To review the raiding rules in full, including the explanation of the Need/Greed system, please use this link.
The following roster updates have been made this week:
From Pup to Cub
Bajamon, Bantholos, Bloodhero, Bloodyhero, Bluemonday, Byronimous, Calliopé, Cleomel, Cyclonus, Daexon, Ekralc, Grhymblud, Grhymdemona, Grhymique, Gyhs, Hieron, Hieronimous, Kielie, Krontuk, Ksenca, Lillamaja, Lougii, Lougiie, Lulabell, Makabert, Marthona, Mhuu, Minimalt, Moosehoof, Myyaa, Mziyula, Nariavish, Nollores, Pandakungfu, Persophenia, Rellian, Renovatió, Sarem, Satoo, Slyvylos, Soxietwo, Tomoya, Totemsham, Vacker, Veloces, Vistros, Vituperatio, Willgrigg, Xaraki, Zargor, Zhalisto, Zhilyan, Zombzy, Zzod, Abrothree, Abrotwo.
From Cub to Juvenile
Eruvande, Maltalin, Metalcoat, Vampirsha.
From Juvenile to Wolf
(alts placed in Wolf Alt rank)
Avardus, Rodelem, Senehe, Sevathar.
As we're fast approaching Legion I'm giving people prior warning that, at some point in the next few weeks or so, I'll be having a late "Spring clean" of the roster - any member that has not been online for 6 months or more (2 months or more for those in the bottom rank) is potentially likely to be removed from the roster.
Please note that this is any MEMBER, not character. If you have characters that haven't been on for months or years, as long as they have a note in the roster notes that they're your alt, and you've been online within 6 months (or 2 months if none of your characters are above bottom rank) on ANY of your marked alts or main, then don't worry, you'll be safe.
Therefore, please ensure all alts are marked as such, correctly. If you have any problems or questions, let me know.
If you are currently having a break from the game, are still in the guild and wish to remain in the guild, and think your characters may possibly qualify for removal, please let me know and I'll ensure they are kept.
I will also start looking at removing those in the "MiA" list, working on the assumption that, if people were going to come back to the game after a considerable time away, the new expansion would be the time to do so.
Anyone currently on the MiA list, who isn't intending to come back within the next week, but still wishes to remain a member, please let me know.
Anyone who is completely removed from the guild, who wishes to return, will need to reapply in the usual way on this website (although there will be a week or so grace period where they can speak to me for a re-invite, just in case someone got removed by accident!).
Please note - once Legion arrives and we are no longer at "max level", all characters currently in the "Werewolf" rank will be placed back in their relevant Wolf/Wolf Alt ranks.
The Werewolf rank will then be repopulated once we start raiding, and we see who is eligible to be there.
ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING ANY OF THE ABOVE, PLEASE LET ME KNOW
Congratulations everyone - another successful Dark Wolves raid - lots of deaths (some of them not ours!), lots of fun - and I'm pretty sure someone mentioned raiding naked! (It wasn't me, honest ).
Looking forward to our last couple of raids for this expansion - hopefully we can maintain our boss kill run to finish off the final two that we've not yet done on heroic.
Regardless of whether or not we do, we've had a good run - well done!
Blizzard Watch have posted an explanation of how demon invasions work, where to find them and what you can get from them:
Demon Invasions occur in six zones throughout the Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor: Azshara, Dun Morogh, Hillsbrad Foothills, Northern Barrens, Tanaris, and Westfall. Don’t worry: You’re free to enter opposing faction’s towns when under attack. The Horde may enter Sentinel Hill’s Westfall and the Alliance may enter Hillsbrad’s Tarren Mill, for example. When an invasion is active, it will be marked on your world map with a green portal icon. Upon traveling to the zone, you’ll be placed in a zone-wide scenario with all other players in the region.
Invasions play out in a four stages:
- Stage 1: Kill demons in the zone’s primary town or village
- Stage 2: Kill demonic lieutenants and their commander in that village
- Stage 3: Spread out to tackle small objectives throughout
- Stage 4: Return to town to defeat the invasion’s boss
Essentially, players will gather together for stages 1 and 2, spread out for stage 3, then collapse on the town again for stage 4. In stages 1 and 3, you’ll be defeating demons and completing other objectives to fill a progress bar. In stages 2 and 4, you’ll be fighting bosses. The stage 4 boss in particular can be deadly. During our time testing the event on beta realms, the stage 4 boss cut players down left and right, ultimately becoming something of a graveyard rush. Whether or not those bosses have been rebalanced since then, we’ll soon find out. These scenarios do not automatically place you in a group with others. If you want a better shot at surviving the end bosses of these invasions, we recommend grouping with some friends. Otherwise, enjoy your repair bills!
Completing an invasion awards a player with Nethershards and the occasional Small Legion Chest or Large Legion Chest with ilevel 685 and ilevel 700 equipment respectively. If you’re looking to collect all of the possible transmogrification gear from the event, you’ll want to pursue the Large Legion Chests. You can check the chest’s full contents on Wowhead.
Nethershards are traded at Illidari vendors in Stormwind, Orgrimmar, and invasion zones for a variety of items, including more transmogrification options. The available items are as follows:
- Battle-Mender’s Dressing 1 Nethershard
- Potion of Fel Protection 3 Nethershards
- Felstone 3 Nethershards
- Legion Bound Ring 50 Nethershards
- Nether Twisted Band 50 Nethershards
- Infernal Cord 50 Nethershards
- Legionnaire’s Fel Pendant 50 Nethershards
- Felstalker Spine 50 Nethershards
- Inquisitor’s Talisman 50 Nethershards
- Mo’arg Clan Token 50 Nethershards
- Demon Commander’s Drape 50 Nethershards
- Coalesced Fel 150 Nethershards
- Felbat Pup 150 Nethershards
- Ensemble: Fel-Infused Cloth Armor 200 Nethershards
- Ensemble: Felshroud Leather Armor 200 Nethershards
- Ensemble: Fel-Chain Mail Armor 200 Nethershards
- Ensemble: Felforged Plate Armor 200 Nethershards
Nethershards are earned by completing stages 2 and 3 of an invasion as well as completing an invasion. The acquisition rate we saw on beta realms may differ from what we see on live realms, but don’t expect to purchase an Ensemble off of one invasion completion. If you’re after the iLevel 700 gear, a single invasion might provide you with enough Nethershards to buy one of those, though. If you’re looking to collect everything? You’re going to be grinding for awhile.
As most of you hopefully will be aware, we have a guild on the Alliance faction called Light Wolves. This is a very quiet guild currently, primarily there for members of Dark Wolves to park their Alliance alts so they can level/quest in peace with potentially only other guild members for company. We do have a few members of Light Wolves who are not members of Dark Wolves - some are friends of members, some are friends from Samsara (who don't have an alliance side guild) and some are others who have just stumbled across us and have stuck around.
Any member of Dark Wolves is welcome to add characters to our Light Wolves guild - there is no application process (basically you did that when you joined Dark Wolves!) - just give me a shout when you see me online and I can get you invited.
As we are about to start a new expansion, I have spent some time today tidying up and reorganising both the Light Wolves guild vault and guild roster. If you want to learn more, head over to our Light Wolves website.