Guild News

Website Update

by Poisonenvy, 6 days ago

I've just been tinkering a bit with the website - the most visible being that now everyone, not just those who aren't logged in, can see the "carousel" widget that has links to our application, our Armories page, our Guild Rules and our new Guild Raiding wiki page.

The latter has come about because we're trying to explain to people, as best we can, the type of raiding we do here - hopefully this page makes it much more clear.

If anyone has any feedback on that page - typos, clarifications, suggestions - please let me know.

There is a concern that, although not currently a problem due to the point in time we are in the expansion, once things get busy again, there will be excessive competition for raiding spots in our Wednesday raid nights.  Primarily because Wednesday is a favourite for a lot of members/potential members, and sometimes people have lives outside of WoW on a Friday.  While I'm not concerned about that competition for regular guild members, I am a little concerned that we might have a situation at some point where people are vying for a spot, who do not, the rest of the week, generally contribute to the guild in some way (ie, they don't log in).  This should not be a problem with who we have in the guild at the moment, hopefully, however, a lot of people applying, or considering applying to the guild, are also "Wednesday-only" raiders or, worse, have "main" characters elsewhere.  Which feels potentially a little unfair to our long-standing members, if newer people join, log in only for one night, then disappear until the next week. 

So I'm currently considering changing our guild adverts a little to try and combat that.  I may well also try to filter out those applicants as and when they come through.

I'd like to ask that, if anyone has a friend or acquaintance that they think might be a good fit for Dark Wolves, they also bear that in mind.  I'm not looking to max out the number of guild members - I'm after quality, not quantity.  So, without trying to put people off, I'd suggest that before recommending us to anyone, you try to establish if they would be an asset to the guild.  If they're a raider, would they be able to raid on a Friday.  Irrespective of whether or not they're a raider - are they looking for a "home" for their main characters, or just a shed to keep a few characters out of the cold - visited only occasionally?

Happy to answer any questions

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Another new Boss down!

by Poisonenvy, 14 days ago

It was a dramatic night tonight - we continued on from last week to have a go at the last two bosses.  I think we probably spent more time talking about tactics on Carapace of N'zoth, than it took to kill him - one nearly got him, the second we got him down pretty easily.

The last boss, N'zoth, was not quite as forgiving and simply handed us our butts back in a bucket.  Apparently we're good at going insane - who knew?!  We also managed to bug it - but I reckon we're in good company there!  Hopefully we will have an other go at him soon.

In the meantime .. we didn't get a close screenshot next to the boss we killed, as the other one turned up .. so we took one from a distance

 

 

For those who missed the cutscene prior to Carapace:

 

 

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Two new bosses down!

by Poisonenvy, 19 days ago

Amazing night tonight - congratulations to everyone!  We welcomed back a few "old" raiders (I know, I know .. less of the "old"!), started working on the more technical bosses where tactics started getting a bit scary, but we still managed to get two new bosses down - now 10/12! 

 

 

 

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Roster Updates

by Poisonenvy, 25 days ago

The following roster updates have been made today:


Promoted from Pup to Cub:

Bearlyalive, Bullmorté, Delphic, Feltulip, Karananga, Knurt, Lazo, Luknobra, Nuzz, Picolix, Qesha, Taima, Zavardus.

Promoted from Cub to Juvenile:

Gallone, Reemi, Ryuunh, Staticpali, Vaadren

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

Azmodea, Jaxeek, Pawstrong


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 have also been made:

Eruvande, Amarune, Ragewyn, Iyotake, Drolletje, Excaliburns, Moumentai, Mimiron, Kyriura, Roolhunter, Katgoo, Délta, Kasio, Cynosia, Milkcows.

 

These have all been inactive for a substantial period of time - all 6+ months.  Some of these are individual characters, and some were "main" along with alts.  Characters linked to others in the guild roster using the "Alt" public note were all checked to ensure that all characters had been inactive for some time.  If any of the above are your characters, and you can show that you do have an active character in the guild, then please ensure your roster/public note reflects the correct links between characters, and ask if your alts can be reinvited.

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/nickname against your "main" - but no other information.  Gear scores, roles, professions, 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.

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Two new bosses down!

by Poisonenvy, 26 days ago

Good fun tonight - and we got two new bosses down!  Woohoo!

Congratulations everyone

 

 

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New Raid, Second Night .. another three down!

by Poisonenvy, 33 days ago

Congratulations to everyone involved ... another three bit the dust!  Great fun:

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New Raid, First Night, Three Bosses ...

by Poisonenvy, 35 days ago

Congratulations to everyone involved .. fun night, fun raid .. three new bosses down (and one that very nearly went down - we wiped at 0%!)

I forgot to get a screenshot of the first boss - sorry!

An excellent start!

 

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