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Gruul Down

by Poisonenvy, 3 days ago

 

Congratulations guys .. first night in Blackrock Foundry, first boss down ... brilliant achievement.  Think we've just about sorted Oregrinder as well .. hopefully next week!!

 

Remember we have a Normal Highmaul up for Friday, and a Throne of Thunder achievement/transmog run for Saturday .. please sign up on the calendar.

 

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Patch 6.1

by Poisonenvy, 3 days ago

Patch 6.1 hits today in the EU and Blizzard have posted their full patch notes here.

These include:

  • character updates, primarily to Blood Elves
  • Twitter integration
  • Heirloom tab
  • New Heirlooms, scalings, costs and upgrades
  • Garrison visitors, vendors and dailies
  • Summon a world boss in your garrison - scaled to 10-40 people
  • Garrison Music Box
  • Upgrades to followers and follower missions
  • Updates to Garrison buildings
  • Garrison Invasions now can give a Platinum score rating, along with 660 ilevel loot and an item used to summon garrison boss
  • You no longer need a level 55 character in order to roll a death knight character.
  • You can log in, and chat with guild members, even if your account is inactive. Restrictions apply!
  • Various class re-tuning
  • A new "get off at the next stop" button has been added whilst on a flight path
  • Updates to the Darkmoon Faire .. new achievements and a new race game
  • New pet battles, achievement and upgrade items added
  • Various PvP updates affecting, primarily, Ashran
  • New professions items to enable crafted items to be upgraded further (max ilevel 680)
  • Alchemists can now transmute for savage blood
  • Crafted shields are no longer counted towards the crafted items limit

There are loads more, smaller items relating to vendors, UI and graphics changes, toybox changes etc .. check out the full patch note for more information.

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Patch 6.1 Survival Guide

by Poisonenvy, 9 days ago

Blizzard have released a video showing some of the new things coming with the next patch:

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Blackrock Foundry Tuning

by Poisonenvy, 22 days ago

Blizzard have given more details about the tuning and gear requirements/expectations for Blackrock Foundry ... essentially they're expecting people to start into the new raid in virtually full Highmaul Normal gear (for Blackrock Normal).  Which means 650-655 ilevel minimum for the first few bosses.

You can read more here.

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Blizzard Watch

by Poisonenvy, 25 days ago

 

The guys from WoWInsider are attempting to start up on their own .. in order to do that they're looking for a type of crowdsource funding.  To read all about it and, if you wish, to help them out, head over to their funding site:

https://www.patreon.com/blizzardwatch

 

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New World Boss Available This Week

by Poisonenvy, 27 days ago

When Blackrock Foundry opens it's doors this week, a new world boss will also start appearing .. Rukhmar.  The details from Wowhead are below:

Rukhmar spawns in southern Spires of Arak. She drops ilvl 665 Legs, Boots, Rings, and a Mount!

Strategy

  • Much like her fight in Skyreach, you will have to watch out for the Piles of Ash that the boss creates.
  • Avoid the Piles of Ash due to Blaze of Glory. This will reignite them if you are within 5 yards of a pile.
  • When the boss flies in the air, healers should be ready to heal the random raid damage from Loose Quills.
  • Throughout the fight, Blood Feather will cause Rukhmar to spawn phoenixes that fixate on players. Run away from the phoenix that is fixated on you.
  • Players should kill each others phoenixes away from the Piles of Ash so they do not reignite.
  • Tanks will need to tank swap due to Pierced Armor and Sharp Beak.
  • Energized Phoenixes fixate on random players, but Depleted Phoenixes can be tanked normally.
  • Tanks should face the boss away from the raid at all times due to Solar Breath.
  • Healers will need to keep on top of the constant raid damage from Solar Radiation

The mount is shown below:

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New Boss Down AND an Achievement

by Poisonenvy, 36 days ago

Massive congratulations on another successful raid night .. we successfully tried a new tactic on boss 6 (and got an achievement!); we had a play with the last boss and got familiar with the tactics AND we downed the first boss on Heroic.  VERY well done to everyone.

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Reminder to Raiders

by Poisonenvy, 37 days ago

As we have now had plenty of time for our raiders to "bed in" and get used to this new expansion of raiding, I'd like to clarify old, long-standing rules about raiding with our guild and point out some newer requirements that apparently some have overlooked.

Prior to signing up for a raid:

  1. Make sure you meet the raid level requirements (gear/ilevel, output, etc).  If you're not sure, check on the specific event on the calendar and it should say.
  2. Make sure ALL of your gear that CAN be gemmed and enchanted IS gemmed and enchanted (that missing enchant could be the difference between a boss kill and a 1% wipe - it HAS happened)
  3. Make sure you have Teamspeak installed and set up.  Ensure your Teamspeak is on "Push to Talk" ... we DO NOT want to hear you breathing, or eating food, or listen to your music/TV during a raid.

When signing up to a raid:

  1. Check the calendar and make sure you are aware of the start and end times.  Generally raids will start at around 9.30pm server time and end around 12pm server time, but not always.
  2. ONLY sign up as definite if you know you'll be able to attend for the full time.  If you wish to attend only part of the raid, this can be arranged, depending on role, but you need to let us know.
  3. If you would like to attend, but you are unsure if you'll be able to, sign as TENTATIVE.
  4. Sign up with the character you would prefer to attend with - but bear in mind that we can't necessarily accommodate everyone's requirements.
  5. If you have alts that can cover different roles, that you are willing to bring (or definitely DON'T want to bring), please let us know, ideally through the forums.
  6. DO NOT sign up with more than one character.  Unless you are multiboxing, this just confuses me!

After signing up for a raid:

  1. DO regularly check our raiding forums for any updates or conversations about forthcoming raids.
  2. Make sure any new gear that CAN be gemmed and enchanted IS gemmed and enchanted.
  3. Make sure you have any relevant flasks.
  4. Make sure you know which bosses are likely to be tackled, and KNOW THE TACTICS.

On raid night:

  1. Be ready for an invite 10-15 minutes prior to raid start time.  This means that you are making your way over to the raid location, you are loading Teamspeak, etc.
  2. If you have not signed for the raid, or have only signed as tentative, be prepared for the fact that there may not be space in the raid for you.  Although flexible raiding means a maximum of 30 people, more people sometimes means harder boss fights, more complicated organisation, more healers required.  If you want to join a raid, sign up properly, ahead of time.
  3. Be aware that I WILL BE BUSY!!  I am farming questions on Teamspeak, in guild, in raid and via whispers.  Please try to ensure any questions you have, are asked prior to raid night (or simply look up the answer yourself).

During a raid:

  1. Be nice.  Yes we have a bit of smutty chat .. but please avoid any chat that may cause offence.  This includes politics, religion, sexual orientation, etc.  If you are uncomfortable with the chat, say so.  If you are asked to desist with a certain chat, please do so.  Please DO NOT make a point of testing the boundaries.  You should know what is acceptable in this situation.
  2. We are a guild that promotes the ability to laugh at our mistakes ... everyone makes them, the trick is to not let them get you down, and to learn from them.  If you are having a specific problem with a specific tactic, please say.  We may be able to swap things around to make it easier.
  3. Please do not post recount/skada data.  If anyone wants to know what this data is, they should have their own addon.  Alternatively you can wait until the data has been uploaded to World of Logs.
  4. If you have an alternative tactic for a fight, or any suggestions, please wait until we are actually discussing tactics .. unless specifically invited, these should not be discussed during a boss fight.

I will be putting an additional post on the raiders forum, asking for raiders to put down their preferred "main" raider, and any alts that they don't mind taking occasionally.  I think this is the best way for me to know who prefers what role, and to assist in planning raids.  Please ensure you only include characters that are raid ready (ilevel 630 minimum, ideally 10-20 ilevels higher).

If anyone can think of anything I've missed off the above, please feel free to reply

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