This week we took Aluriel out for a meet n greet with Tichondrius and star gazing with Etraeus. She wasn't too interested in her demonic overlord and dipped out under cover of darkness, but she was happy to help entertain in the planetarium.

Spellblade + Tich:
Spellblade + Star Augur:
For April Fools this year everyone found themselves with a new Power Rangers identity.. the evil Lord Zedd and his henchmen wasted no time getting to work.. A highlight from todays episode:
Because of Suramar feasts being buffed to give 500 primary stats, we will be starting a new Weekly Quest to collect food for the raid. This quest will reward 200 EP a week.

To claim your reward each week, mail at least ONE SET of the following items in the list to Nellabel with the title "Weekly Quest":
  • 20x Slice of Bacon and 100x any 300 food (certain foods may requested each week in raid based on need, so pay attention)
  • 20x Slice of Bacon and any combination of 100 of the following: Leyblood, Black Barracuda, Highmountain Salmon, Runescale Koi, Stormray, Big Gamy Ribs, or Lean Shank
  • 40x Slice of Bacon
  • 8 Lavish Suramar Feasts
You can claim the 200 EP reward once a week. Keep in mind that if everyone in the raid completes these quests, you will not need to farm 375 food for yourself each week for raid, as we will be using feasts instead. This quest is available immediately.

As many guilds begin to stagnate or completely dissolve, we continue to march on. Our doors are open right now to many of the displaced raiders looking for a reliable raid team to complete the content ahead. We ain't setting any speed records, but for those out there that need a home we can offer the best reliability to be found on the realm with that laid back atmosphere you need to enjoy the game and get work done at the same time. Whether you're looking to raid at our full schedule of 3hrs/3days or just want to stay current enough to fill the gaps when subs are needed, toss up an application!

Heroic Xavius cleared on week 1, not too shabby! This raid is beautiful and so are all of you beautiful bastards that showed up for overtime and provided consumables.

Potion seller, I need your strongest potions.
*** Update ***

The bar for the first week of raiding will be set at 20 artifact traits


Going forward in Legion raiding, we have decided to implement a change to the way EP is rewarded that will be in effect for the foreseeable future. EP you receive will now be affected by the number of artifact traits you have acquired relative to the person in the raid with the highest number of traits using the following formula:

EP = EP * (T / B)

...where T is the number of traits you have, and B is the bar we have set for artifact points. This caps at 100%.

For example, if the bar is 20 and Kaustos has 20 artifact traits, Chugg has 22, and Zalvator has 6, then EP would be rewarded like so:

  • Kaustos gets the max of 300 for a night.
  • Chugg gets 300 also, because 22 / 20 >= 100%
  • Zalvator would receive 90 EP for the full night, because 6 / 20 = 30% * 300 EP = 90
This change is intended to reward people who put in the effort to maximize their Artifact, something that is done outside of raid, because the Artifact will easily be the biggest bonus to your output this expansion and is not something that can be ignored.

You can leave comments and feedback in this post.
To all Core raiders:

Please visit the Raiding forum and fill out the Legion raiding questionnaire as soon as possible! As we start planning for Legion it's important that we get solid information on what we have to work with. It's 10 questions total. If you are planning on quitting before Legion, you only have to fill out the first question.

You can post your filled out questionnaire either as a reply to that thread, or you can PM to me if you'd like to contain information you'd rather not make public.

You can find it here:
Mythic Archimonde finally goes down after several months of a little work and a whole lot of fucking off. The killing blow goes to Drekkar.

Now begins the eternal mount farm after some more fun with Mannoroth. Stay tuned for Legion!
Due to Christmas Eve, we will not be raiding on Thursday 12/24 this week. Tuesday and Wednesday raids will happen as normal. We will continue assessing the viability of next Thursday's raid on New Years Eve throughout the week before making a decision.

Have a very Merry Orc-filled Christmas, and get those Garrisons decorated!

Smoke rises from the Reclamations Papal conclave, signalling the election of a new tank

With the untimely demise of Holyspec, who was brutally dismembered by Tyrant Velhari as everyone looked on in disbelief, Cuigy has been promoted to OT. Drekkar will take his melee DPS spot in the core roster. Congratulations you two! Now Cuigy's random pulls will make a little more sense.

We are currently looking for another core healer (either holy priest or mistweaver monk), and maybe a Boomkin, as Boomzilla has been MIA since global warming submerged Hawaii.