Sorry I missed this one .. guild members achieved this last week:
Very impressive guys .. five new bosses in one night! Congratulations .. Skorpyron, Chronomatic Anomaly, Trilliax, Spellblade Aluriel and Krosus all down in one night .. with, as far as I can recall, only one wipe! Great night - thank you ;-)
Excellent job everyone ... we've downed a new boss on heroic Trial of Valor .. only that pesky Helya to go - and when she goes, that's another "Curve" Achievement for us!
As our raiders will probably know, a new raid is due to open next week - The Nighthold.
I've had various opinions over the last few days as to which raids we should be concentrating on. Some would prefer to concentrate on Mythic, some on ToV Heroic, some want to dive straight into Nighthold. And because I'm quite good at prevarication, I've put a poll up to get an idea of what people would prefer.
Raiders please vote. PLEASE ONLY VOTE IF YOU'RE INTENDING TO ATTEND!
The vote will only be open for a few days, and I reserve the right to change my mind completely - although I will attempt to go with the flow
Those who raid with us, or who intend to raid in the future, please note that ALL RAIDS are placed on the calendar in-game. In order to attend a raid, you need to sign up on the calendar in-game. If you sign up on the calendar in-game, you're stating your intention to be online, at raid start time, throughout the length of the raid.
Those who raid with us, or who intend to raid in the future, please note that ALL RAIDS are discussed, and roles assigned, on our guild raids forum. If you sign up for a raid, please ensure you keep an eye on the forum post for that particular raid. Read any requirements and discussions, check the role assigned to you. If you have anything to add to the discussion, or wish to change your role, or wish to notify us you'll be unable to attend, please reply to that forum post.
General discussions about current tier raiding will be posted on our Raiding forum (of which the guild raids and the boss tactics forums are sub-forums). Again this is a forum you should be watching.
I personally do not have the time, energy or patience to speak to each individual or group of raiders who happen to be online at any particular time, to keep them apprised of updates. It takes me hours as it is to update and keep updated this website and the various other sites and bits of admin required in order to run raids for you - and that is *still* a considerably smaller amount of time than it would take to ensure all that information was passed on to all the relevant raiders personally.
I will also NOT be contacting individual guild members to see if they wish to raid any particular week. If you want to raid - sign up. If you don't, don't. If you don't sign up, I'll assume you don't want to raid.
The onus is on you guys to take the initiative and ensure you've signed up to any raids you want to go to; that you check the calendar regularly to see what raids/events are available; if you sign up ensure that you're assigned a role you're happy with; that you're fully aware of the normal guild, raiding and loot rules; that you're fully aware of any requirements for any specific raids and that, if you need clarification or wish to change something - you let me know. Ideally with plenty of notice, on the relevant forum post
I cannot be expected to chase each individual raider up, each time, to check if they've read up on the raid posts on the forums, and there is not enough space on the calendar or anything else in-game in order to state everything that has to be said.
I've updated our Teamspeak page to give more information about how it works. Teamspeak has a bunch of "rooms" available with different names, including raiding and party rooms, and is not restricted to only being used during raids. If you want to chat to other guild members generally whilst questing, or fishing, or having a party, or playing in a dungeon, Battleground, Arena or LFR together, then please do go ahead and use it.
Occasionally it will have to be taken down for maintenance, however, Hunterkillah/Voodruid, who hosts it for us, will attempt to give us plenty of notice if this is required. Generally he will try to ensure that any updates that are required will take place on a Monday evening, as this is the evening that it is least likely to be used - but he will check prior to updating that no-one is using it at that time.
Patch 7.1.5 is due to be released tomorrow (so don't wait until last minute to load up WoW if you have to be online at a specific time!), and it comes with a whole raft of changes and new stuff.
Blizzard Watch have posted about it:
This patch features Mists of Pandaria Timewalking, micro-holidays, and the long-awaited return of the Brawler’s Guild, complete with new encounters. There are also a mountain of class changes and other updates, so you may want to take a look at what you can expect for the class you play come tomorrow’s maintenance. And don’t forget, if you have any World Quests to finish off, get those done today — World Quests will reset with tomorrow’s patch.
View this forum thread to see the full patch notes (they're too big to post on the home page!), or follow the direct links for specific sections:
- New Features - Timewalking, Microholidays, Brawlers Guild, etc
- Class Changes:
- Class Halls and Items (including Legendary adjustments)
- PvP (including PvP class changes)
Big congratulations everyone .. that persistence finally paid off and we took down Odyn on Heroic!
According to Blizzard Watch, there is a pretty cool event this week in WoW to celebrate 20 years of Diablo:
The celebration is based around Treasure Goblin mobs that seem to spawn somewhat randomly. They can spawn outside in the Broken Isles or in dungeons of any difficulty, and killing them opens a portal to an instanced farm full of, you guessed it, evil bovines. Their dark master, the Cow King, is a rare elite who drops various toys and loot to help celebrate 20 years of people killing things for loot. It’s the circle of Diablo, ultimately. Loot includes the Twelve-String Guitar which plays a version of the Diablo theme, the Livestock Lochaber Axe, and the Horadric Satchel.
The event runs until January 11th, so you have about a week to get in there and see it for yourself. Hopefully the Treasure Goblin won’t glitch out on you.