Normal Raid completed .. two new bosses down!
Congratulations to everyone .. great job tonight.
Not only did we get the last boss on Normal, but then started our foray into heroic by downing the first boss there, too!
Penultimate Boss Down!
Congratulations to our raiders .. what a brilliant night!
We got the penultimate boss down with only the second pull of the night, and we've almost got the last boss .. soon he will be down too!
Another New Boss Down!
Congratulations to all of our raiders .. you're making these bosses look easy!
Roster Updates - Promotions & Removals
The following roster updates have been made today:
Promoted from Pup to Cub:
Promoted from Cub to Juvenile:
Promoted from Juvenile to Wolf (and all alts placed in Wolf Alt rank):
Promoted from Wolf/Wolf Alt to Werewolf:
Hellyea, Holybubo, Daddyshere, Quim, Uniqua, Pompeyhealz, Noctus, Ragepaw.
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 have ANY character in the 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. Please ensure you have a note in your public notes in the roster, showing your "main" name.
Please note: Your "main" name is NOT the character you currently play the most. It is simply, in the majority of instances, the character you FIRST JOINED WITH. We have to have some way of linking all of your characters together, so this is how we do it. If you don't feel comfortable with this process, look at it as more your "first" character and "subsequent" characters. It's just easier to call them alts, than "subsequents"
If, prior to today, you were at the Wolf/Wolf Alt rank, and regularly raid, and feel you should be in the Werewolf rank, please let me know and I'll check for you.
Reminder of rules for "inactive" removals and public notes:
"Inactives" are those who have not been online for 3 months or more. Characters linked to others in the guild roster using the "Alt" public note are all checked to ensure that all characters have been inactive for at least this length of time. Some leeway sometimes will be given, if you let us know you're going to be away.
The only people able to amend your public note now are you, when you're on that character, or an officer. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT ALL YOUR ALTS ARE MARKED AS SUCH.
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). Members who have not registered with this website and/or leave our Discord are much more likely to be removed 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.
Some long term inactives will occasionally be placed in the MiA (Missing in Action) rank. These are people who we feel (or have told us) they may come back, and were long term members prior to that. When someone is placed on MiA, only one character is kept in guild and the rest are removed, however, if/when they do return, they do not need to reapply, they will be moved out of MiA to Cub (instead of Pup as would have been the case if they'd been removed previously), and they can immediately request for their alts to be reinvited (at Pup rank). Those in MiA get a longer time away from the game before being considered for removal completely.
Occasionally we will remove members for reasons other than inactivity. These reasons vary from obvious incompatibilty with the guild to being offline/uncontactable/unresponsive yet causing admin issues in some way, for an extended period of time.
The following members have been removed for long-term inactivity:
Makabert, Pawstrong, Rightdru, Wamp, Aelia, Butche, Idah, Pricehuntres.
Six new bosses in one night ...
... sounds like part of a song!
But our raiders crushed it tonight .. in some instances (just for a change!), the trash packs in between bosses caused more issues. And the good old "barrier boss" that confused one or two of us :P
Ahead of the Curve!
Congratulations to all our raiders who put in an enormous amount of time and effort, worked as a team, helped each other out and who were just awesome!
I'm very proud of everyone, and I'm so glad we can go into the new raid next week with that achievement gained. Woohoo!!!
Dark Wolves is a Horde Guild
Wednesday will being the next patch, 10.1, to WoW. This does not herald the start of Season 2 (which starts the week after), but does bring a number of changes .. one of which is the introduction of cross faction guilds. This means that, from Wednesday, it is possible to have characters in a guild from either faction (although still on the same realm/connected realm).
Please note .. DARK WOLVES WILL NOT BE A CROSS FACTION GUILD.
This may change in the future, but it is already hard enough to manage the guild and, as from Wednesday, Blizzard are removing one of the core UI's that helped maintain the roster, making it harder. It is virtually inevitable that introducing a new faction into the guild roster will cause issues from an admin point of view, so in order to give time for any issues to be discovered and ironed out, we're not going to be allowing alliance characters into the guild.
It's also worth noting that, currently, even if alliance characters were in the guild, there's a lot they could not do. One of the main reasons people would join a guild is to do group content - however, although cross-faction group content is possible, it has its issues, not least of which you would not be able to queue for groups with a cross-faction guild member. There are also an undisclosed number of guild achievements that are not possible with a cross-faction guild member, and a variety of other restrictions.
This decision will be reviewed over time, as more information becomes available.