Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Interesting website

This looks like an interesting website that we could use to track our progress in content.

Lemme know what you think.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Fun and game...

I saw this over at Megan's blog so I had to share with you guys, I think Kyron would like this best...

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Wrath of the Lich King

Both JP and I have done some quests and the Northrend quests seems to give around 20k xp per while the dailys that I turned in on the island gives 15,800 xp while the ones from Shatt gives 9,500 xp or 12,650 xp depending on which ones.

Just a bit of news.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

In Game Calendar

A recent addition to patch 3.0 is the new calendar. You can now schedule events, dungeon raids, or other in game content activities to share with other guild members. I know that Google calendar exists with this blog, but I think the in game calendar works even better (esp. for those who don't check this blog... although they would be reading this and know anything of what I just wrote since they don't check the blog anyway).

So, with the new calendar system in place, please please take advantage of it, as well as check it periodically. I have already placed 2 events in there and some of you guildies have already used it to plan events (or to help others level, congrats to Shastarose on level 70). Keep an eye on it on occasion especially since we hope to do some of the Pre-BC dungeon raids (Onyxia, MC, ZG, AQ, and etc.) to see the old school dungeons as well add to our achievements list. With the attunment of these dungeons gone, we shouldn't have any problems of running in there and killing dragon shaped pixels.

That's it for now. I'll catch you guys in game.

JP (Haohmaru)

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Sometimes you feel like a nut?...or chicken

Everyone knows that jingle from almond joy right?

Sometimes you feel like a nut...sometimes you don't.
Almond joy's have nuts, Mounds don't.

Well for some silly reason that's what I think of whenever I see...

Sometimes you feel like a...chicken?!

By the way my kitty felt like being in the picture, so that's the kitty's @$$.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Main vs. Alt

Howdy folks,

We know we all have alts... with exception to String who only has 1 character in his character selection screen. We also know that WotLK release is coming real soon and all end game content will be doable with 10-man raids. So with that in mind, who are you guys bringing up to the expansion and will focus primarily on getting gear so we can really see the end game content? Please post on who you are thinking of bringing up to the expasion.

This list will be used to determine rolls on item/loot drop. Main characters will always get priority over Alts. If for some reason you hit 80 and you just don't like how its panning out, you can declare one of your Alts to be your Main, but don't abuse the system. We all want hawt purplez, and mostly I think we all wanna see the end game content... so lets get our Mains geared for it. Thoughts?

Post below on who you intend to bring up first, other concerns, etc... I'll have a compiled list on another post as we get deeper into WotLK.

- JP

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Honor and Tokens

Blizz had caved... Honor and BG tokens will not be resetting with launch of Wrath, time to work on getting honor capped again. (9/30/08)


Monday, September 22, 2008

Brewfest @ BRD

Ok, so I had the chance of running this last night (4-man: Kinzlayer, Caharin, Nereid, & Beta) and it is very doable. Considering that we went 2-3, the 3rd failing b/c of just bad luck with the tank being CC'ed... it is a relatively easy place to farm and very doable with 4... and should be even easier with 5 (AOE is a plus). It just stucks flying down there and walking into BRD.

This is your boss fight:
with epic drops comparable to being bought with 41 Badge of Justice at the vendor.

This will be running I believe till Oct, which gives us plenty of time to farm it, esp farm it 5x with each group of 5. Any interests in doing these?

- JP (Betadine)

Hit Cap 101

Taken from
Enjoy the read, pasted below as well.

- JP


Hit rating, expertise rating, and spell hit rating are one of the best ways to increase DPS against raid bosses. As raid bosses are considered level 73, you have a much higher chance of your attacks missing than normal. Additionally, hit rating tends to be a "cheap" stat when gear is itemized, meaning that an equivalent amount of hit rating usually does more for your DPS than the same amount of critical hit rating.

However, eventually you have enough hit rating to never miss the boss, and accumulating more hit rating is unnecessary. This is usually referred to as hitting the "hit rating cap".

Spell Hit Rating

Base Spell Miss: 16%
Spell Hit % = spell hit rating / 12.6

Spells actually have a 17% chance to miss, but you cannot eliminate that last 1%, so the effective cap is 16%.

The following is the amount of spell hit rating you need to minimize misses for raid boss fights, depending on your class and talents.


Base: 202
w/ Elemental Precision (Fire/Frost): 164
w/ Arcane Focus (Arcane): 76


Base: 202
w/ Suppression (Affliction): 76

Note that a warlock might still want extra spell hit rating for Shadowbolt and Soulshatter, in which case Suppression becomes redundant.


Base: 202
w/ Shadow Focus (Shadow): 76
w/ Focused Power (Smite, Mind Blast, Mass Dispel): 152
w/ Shadow Focus + Focused Power (Mind Blast): 26

Druid (Spell)

Base: 202
w/ Balance of Power: 152

Shaman (Spell)

Base: 202
w/ Elemental Precision: 126
w/ Nature's Guidance: 164
w/ Elemental Precision + Nature's Guidance: 88

Paladin (Spell)

Base: 202
w/ Precision: 164

Other Factors

Mage/Priest/Shaman Draenai Aura: -12.6 spell hit rating needed
Shaman Totem of Wrath: -38 spell hit rating needed

Hit Rating

Base Melee Miss (Dual-Wielding): 28%
Base Melee Miss (2H/1H+Shield/Special Attacks): 9%
Base Ranged Miss: 9%
Hit % = hit rating / 15.8

For example, as a paladin wielding a two-handed axe, I need to get 9% worth of hit rating, which is equal to 9 * 15.8 = 142 hit rating, in order to never miss the boss. Hit rating beyond 142 is not useful. After hitting 142 hit rating, I should concentrate on other stats like attack power and critical hit rating to increase my DPS.

For dual-wielding, the 28% miss chance applies to both Main-Hand and Off-Hand weapons. However, special attacks, such as Backstab, only have a 9% miss rate. For most classes though, regular melee damage is a significant portion of your total DPS. For a more involved discussion of this, see here.

Unlike spells, when you reach your hit rating cap, your attacks will never miss. Melee attacks can still be dodged or parried. Melee attacks can only be parried if you are in front of the mob.

For tanks, please note that Taunt uses melee hit rating to avoid misses/resists. However, testing at Elitest Jerks has shown that Taunt has a much higher miss rate (~16-18%). It is unknown whether this is intended, and it may vary by boss. For example, Nalorakk in Zul'Aman is more vulnerable to Taunt than other bosses.

The following is the amount of hit rating you need to minimize misses for raid boss fights, depending on your class and talents.

Druid (Melee)

Base: 142

Rogue (Dual-Wield)

Base: 442
w/ Precision: 363

Note that current wisdom holds that rogues should attempt to reach the cap to maximize their damage.

Rogue (Special Attacks)

Base: 142
w/ Precision: 63


Base: 142
w/ Surefooted: 95

Shaman (Dual-wield)

Base: 442
w/ Dual Wield Specialization: 348
w/ Nature's Guidance: 395
w/ Dual Wield Specialization + Nature's Guidance: 300

Note that current wisdom is that a Shaman only needs about 9% hit, and should not focus on reaching the cap.

Shaman (Two-Handed/One-Hand + Shield/Special Attacks)

Base: 142
w/ Nature's Guidance: 95

Warrior (Dual-wield)

Base: 442
w/ Precision: 395

Note that current wisdom holds that warriors should not focus on hitting cap, though they should get at least 9% to ensure that their specials always hit.

Warrior (Two-Handed/One-Hand + Shield/Special Attacks)

Base: 142
w/ Precision: 95

Paladin (Melee)

Base: 142
w/ Precision: 95

Other Factors

Hunter/Paladin/Warrior Draenai Aura: -15.8 hit rating needed
Druid Improved Faerie Fire: -47 hit rating needed
[Spicy Hot Talbuk]: -20 hit rating needed

Expertise Rating

Base Melee Dodge: 5.75%
Base Melee Parry: Varies by boss, at least 5.75%
1 Expertise = expertise rating / 3.95
1 Expertise = -0.25% Dodge and -0.25% Parry

Expertise rating is a stat introduced in Patch 2.3. It replaced Weapon Skill rating. Expertise rating reduces the chance of your melee attacks being dodged or parried.

Melee DPS should always be behind the boss to eliminate parries, so they only need to worry about dodges. Expertise rating is essentially as valuable as hit rating for melee DPS.

Because tanks are in front of the boss, and can have their attacks dodged and parried, expertise rating is twice as valuable as hit rating for them.

When you reach your expertise rating cap, your attacks will never be dodged. Melee attacks can still miss. If you reach both your hit rating cap and your expertise cap, your melee attacks will never miss or be dodged.

The following is the amount of expertise rating you need to minimize dodges for raid boss fights, depending on your class and talents.

Druid (Melee)

Base: 91


Base: 91
w/ Weapon Expertise: 52

Shaman (Melee)

Base: 91


Base: 91
w/ Defiance: 68
w/ Weapon Mastery: 60
w/ Defiance + Weapon Mastery: 37

Paladin (Melee)

Base: 91
w/ Combat Expertise: 72

Monday, September 15, 2008

Warth of the Lich King (LK) arives November 13th 2008

Let the count down begin! According to the expansion will be available in stores 11-13-08.

It is going to be a very interesting few weeks.

The PTR for 3.0.2 is up, crashing servers (PvE) and all.

Be sure to get that last minute leveling, item grinding and get ready to start working on those achievements!

Friday, September 12, 2008

The Wrath is coming...

Patch for 3.0.1 is downloading... YAY!!!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Kara/ZA Raid Saturday 9/6

Sorry for the late notice. Throwing this out to see who will be interested or can make it. What we end up doing depends on who can make it. Tanks, healers, CC/DPS types. Post below if you can make it. We'll start @ 8pm PST

- Betadine/Haohmaru

Good bye Dr. Boom.

From the Warlock's Den (the better Warlock's forum):

The beta currently has target dummies implemented in certain cities. I believe thjey have always been there in some form but now you can attack them.

The cool thing comes from a post from Kalgan today: (He has to be good for something!)
"In an upcoming update one of the dummies will be level 80 with normal level 80 mob stats, the other will be a "boss" dummy with normal level 80 boss mob stats.

Enjoy! "

WoW Forums -> Thanks for the training dummies!

Should be a handy way to try out different spec/gear/rotation combinations.

I'm loving what we are getting from Wrath, getting better and better.

Edit: also St. Louis is boring and WET!!!

2nd Edit: It has been confirmed by a blue that xp from 60-70 will be upped when 3.0 hit live so that people can get to 70 faster in prep for Wrath... I think Brent was hoping for this one.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Blizzcon lottery

According to WoW's main page, the winners of the lottery have been sent their notification on the 27th of August. No email in my Inbox from Blizz so 1 account down.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Raid Scheduling

ah the duties of a guild leader...

firstly, i understand that you all have work, school, life, and a g/f or wife to agro

secondly, doing in game content is more fun than level, honor, or rep grinding... well to most people

thirdly, i would like to know what night still works best for doing in game content/raids

Some raids like ZA we may only need like 1 night to get to maybe 2-3 bosses, hopefully 4 since it is a much smaller instance. But raids like Karazhan, at our current rate we can take 80% on the first night with exception to maybe 2-3 bosses... so this will take more time to run or be split on separate days. With that in mind, some places we need to start early or be on time as close as possible, prepped with heal/mana potions, reagents and such. Post below your preferred nights and availalbility. Hopefully we can do this consistently, but understandably can take a break or do it on alternating weeks.

- Betadine/Haohmaru

Oh SNAP!!!

Firstly, the pre-WoTLK patch will be coming in the next few weeks: (source)

(here the text for ppl who can't read the link from work)
With the release of Wrath of the Lich King approaching, we wanted to provide you with some important information. In preparation for the expansion, we will be issuing a new content patch in the coming weeks. Much like the patch made available shortly before The Burning Crusade's release, this content patch is designed to bridge current game content with that of the expansion and will contain some exciting changes and additions.

We have outlined some of the larger features scheduled to release with the patch below:

New class spells and talents
Stormwind Harbor
Barbershops in capital cities
Zeppelin towers outside of Orgrimmar and Tirisfal Glades
Two brand-new Arenas featuring challenging new layouts, terrain hazards, and moving obstacles
Guild calendar
Hunter pet skill revamp
New profession: Inscription

As mentioned above, this is not a comprehensive list, just some of the major highlights. We’ll post the full patch notes as soon as they’re available. Regarding Inscription, please note that all Burning Crusade players will be able to select Inscription as one of their two professions and level up to a skill level of 375 with it. Upon the release of Wrath of the Lich King, players who purchase and install the expansion will be able to continue leveling in Inscription and the other professions beyond 375.

Secondly, Arena points WILL BE WIPED OUT ONCE YOU LEVEL PAST 70, no carry over. (source)

(again here is the text for non-linking people)
We want to provide some information about the direction of the Arena system. Upon the release of Wrath of the Lich King, players will find they are still able to access the Arena system at level 70 for rated matches. Those competing in the Arenas at 70 will still be able to attain items using Arena points and rankings; however, we do not currently plan to offer new items or titles for this bracket. Players who level past 70 will have their Arena points reset to 0 and be removed from all Arena teams in the level-70 bracket.

Two new skirmish brackets (71-75, 76-80) will be available for players who wish to hone their Arena skills while leveling in Northrend. Those who reach level 80 will once again have the opportunity to create new Arena teams and play in rated matches once a new season starts. New items, titles, and end-of-season rewards will be offered to the most successful teams at level 80. Additionally, the sets released for the Arenas in Wrath of the Lich King will no longer share aesthetic similarities with tiered raiding gear. We want those equipped with the best PvP rewards and those with the best raiding sets to stand out from each other. Players at level 80 will also have the opportunity to compete in two new Arenas featuring challenging new layouts, terrain hazards, and moving obstacles.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

ZA for August 25

Another ZA run has been proposed for next Monday, August 25. Reply here if you are available for a raid that night, and if ZA is your destination of choice.

As with this week, plan to be online by 7:30 so that we can roll out before 8:00 (one of these days we'll succeed at it!)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Blizzcon ticket lottery information

From the WoW's main page:
- To be eligible for the BlizzCon ticket drawing, you must (1) have an active Blizzard Account that was created on or before 9:00 p.m. PDT on Tuesday, August 12, 2008, when we first announced BlizzCon 2008 tickets had sold out; (2) be an adult in your country of residence; (3) have not previously purchased BlizzCon 2008 tickets; and (4) live in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Denmark, the Netherlands, or South Korea.
The opt-in period begins on Wednesday morning and will end the evening of Sunday, August 24. As this is a random drawing, those who opt in early will not have a better chance of being selected than those who opt in later.

- After the opt-in period ends, we will randomly select 1,500 eligible Blizzard Accounts from the opt-in pool to receive the opportunity to purchase up to two BlizzCon 2008 tickets. If selected, you will be notified via email with further information about how to purchase the tickets.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

ZA for Aug-18-2008

We're going to give ZA a run for the money on Monday, the 18th of August, so sign up here to let us know who can make it.

Plan to be online at 7:30pm, we roll at 8pm sharp.

Monday, August 11, 2008


Was anyone successful in getting tickets for Blizzcon??? I tried to get my tix this morning but Blizzstore continued to have issues after issues so no tix. I hope they aren't sold out when I get home tonight. = (

Friday, August 8, 2008

ZA again

I'm seeing the the guild MOTD that ZA is up on the board. I'm not sure who put it up... b/c there isn't a date listed. w/ that in mind, are you guys up for it? Mon? Tues? I just hope its not a last minute.

- JP

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

J.P. busting a move!!!

Congrats to J.P. and his dance team for coming in 2nd at NJC 2008.

here's the vid to watch (turn down your volume before hand)

Friday, August 1, 2008

Something fun to doooooo...

I'm not sure who else read BRK's blog beside myself and Brent but there is an up coming fun event hosted on Argent Dawn server (RP-PVE) that I would encourage people to do if they wana have fun with the WoW community.
Link: has detail information on the event.

Once in a while BRK host these thing where people just meet up on a chosen server at the appointed time and do fun and crazy thing, in this case the Biggest (hopefully) scavenger hunt.

Talk to me online if you want to form up a team for Orcapalooza.
Where: Argent Dawn server, US
When: 4pm PST on Saturday, August 23rd, 2008!
Who: YOU!!!

Update by Thomas: changed link into hyperlink. L2HTML!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Karazhan - Monday 8/4

ah... good ol badges and purplez. We need 10 of you :)
2 tanks
2-3 healers
5-6 hawt dps

we hope to start @ 8pm and get through most of it. Post below if you can make it.

aka. Betadine

Blizzcon Tickets Go On Sale

IRVINE, Calif. – July 29, 2008
– Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced that tickets for its third BlizzCon gaming convention will go on sale August 11 and that live coverage of the event will be available as an exclusive DIRECTV pay per view event. BlizzCon is a celebration of the global player communities surrounding Blizzard Entertainment®'s Warcraft®, Diablo®, and StarCraft® game universes. The event will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California on October 10 and 11.

"Meeting and interacting with our players at BlizzCon is always a great experience for us," stated Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. "We're also pleased to be working with DIRECTV this year to bring the show, for the first time, to those players who are unable to attend."

In addition to serving as a gathering place for the different Blizzard Entertainment gaming communities, BlizzCon will offer an array of activities, including discussion panels, hands-on playtime with upcoming games, tournaments, contests, and more. Tickets to the convention will be priced at $100 USD each, and will be available for purchase directly from the official BlizzCon website at

The pay per view event will deliver a minimum of eight hours of live HD coverage from the show floor on each day of the convention, including exclusive interviews, demos, and more. Beginning in August, DIRECTV will run a promotion offering the BlizzCon pay per view event free to new DIRECTV subscribers. Pricing for existing DIRECTV customers and programming details will be available in the coming weeks from Blizzard Entertainment and DIRECTV.

"BlizzCon is one of the most highly anticipated gaming conventions of the year, and we are excited to partner with Blizzard Entertainment to deliver coverage of the show to gamers nationwide," said Steven Roberts, senior vice president, new media and business development, DIRECTV. "With our BlizzCon pay per view package, members of Blizzard's gaming communities who are not attending the event can now experience it in crystal-clear HD."

As the event draws closer, further details will be announced at

Monday, July 28, 2008


OK... seeing as the in-game MOTD may be have "delays" in getting updated. I'm compiling an e-mail list. It will not be used for spamming, but more along the lines of organizing guild events. I will continue (or at least try) to post messages on the blog about future raids and events. This is optional, and if you should choose not to have your e-mail on list, please try to log on the blog for updates. I'll try to put things here at least 1 week in advance of any event planned.

- JP aka. Betadine/Haohmaru

PS: for now, e-mail me at we'll try to set up a guild e-mail acct as well.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

ZA revisited

I'm throwing the idea of trying ZA (Zul'Aman) again. We got to the first boss first time, though we could not quite take the 2nd & 3rd one. Hopefully this time around we'll get further and have fun with this next run.

What days (S,M,Tu,W,Th,F,Sa) would work and what date? Post below on feedback, questions, concerns & availability.

(aka. Betadine)

Monday, June 16, 2008

Full Kara run this Friday (June 20th)

7pm on Friday, we will be trying a full Kara run... I know when can run through it quick.

Please sign up in the comment if you can make it.

- Kinz (c dps)
- Bubble (tank)
- Naestel (heal)
- Beta/Haoh (c dps/m dps)
- Stone (tank/dps/heal) *not sure what Stone will bring
- Nereid (dps/heal)
- Propane (dps)
- Veriele (dps) *maybe
- Zor (heal) *maybe

Friday, June 6, 2008

How are the weekends?

I was wondering how many people we would get for Kara on Friday night, Saturday (afternoon or night), or Sunday (afternoon or night).

Unlike me some of you do have social lives so I realize the weekends might be bad for WoW... hehe.

choice 1 - Friday night
choice 2 - Saturday afternoon (12pm - 5pm)
choice 3 - Saturday night (5pm - 11pm)
choice 4 - Sunday afternoon (12pm - 5pm)
choice 5 - Sunday night (5pm - 11pm)

Please let us know your choice.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Potential new line up for Kara

I believe this is the list of people and the toons that we would like to get into Kara. We should try and get the primary in as much as we can and use the reserve if we need.

Primary Tank
Bubble (MT-Takadin) - Danny
Stonebarr (OT-Bear) - Robert

Reserve Tank
Kyron (MT-WARR) - Mike

Primary Healer
Naestel (Hally) - Harout
Sarahn (Hally) - Brent
Zor (Hally) - Mike

Reserve Healer
Betadine (Priest) - JP
Stonebain (Priest) - Robert

Primary DPS
Haohmaru (Rog) - JP
Kinzlayer (Lok) - Phong
Propane (Mage) - Casey
Rotgutt (Mage) - Thomas (added)
Somebeach (Rog) - Derek
String (OomKin) - Anthony
Viriele (SP) - Elliott

Reserve DPS
Betadine (SP) - JP
Jagan (SHM) - JP
Kyriel (Mage) - Mike
Leinad (Hunt) - Danny
Stonemage (Mage) - Robert
Testicoilz (Lok) - Derek

We should look at when the next Kara should be (after the reset on June 10th), please put in comment a day that works best for you or a day you can't come if that is the case.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Video of the new tier gear & Death Knight

here's a link to a video of the new tier gears for Priest, Warlock, Mage, Rogue, and Hunter...

tbh the priest gear looks half decent, mage is not too bad, warlock looks like crap, rogue looks interesting, but WTF on the hunter gear??? it's like demon-looking for some reason???

Also found this Death Knight video, omg I want one:

Sunday, May 25, 2008

helpful web app for figuring out stats

this web site is great to use for figuring out your toon's stats with various gears, gems, enchants, talents.

Check it out.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

BlizzCon 2008 Announced

Back by popular demand, and now with 50% more hall space for your convention- going enjoyment, BlizzCon officially returns to the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA, on October 10–11. Join us for another epic celebration -- meet your guildmates and fellow gamers from around the world; spend some quality time with current and upcoming Blizzard games; and partake in the contests, tournaments, and developer discussion panels that make up BlizzCon. Check out the press release to learn more, and stay tuned for further updates. The Latin American Spanish version can be found here.

I went last year with Mike (Kyron), Anthony (Stringfellow) and Danny (Leinad). Despite rubbing elbows with the weirder percentage of the world's population, we had a pretty good time out there... got some great info on future development, got to play the Starcraft 2 demo, and got to Ebay (not I) some free items for a nice fee. We plan on going again this Oct and buy tickets as soon as they go on sale... they will sell out fast. Check it out... consider it... don't be left out without a Murlock suit to sell (or whatever it is this year).

- JP (Betadine)

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Karazhan - March 25 & 29

Same plan as last time... run it in 2 halves.
1st Half - attumen, moroes, maiden, opera... maybe try nightbane

2nd Half - curator, shade, illhoof, chess, prince... maybe get to netherspite or nightbane if we don't get him on the 1st night.

If you're unfamiliar w/ Karazhan, check out in your free time

- Betadine

Sign Up Below. Repost w/ your name filling the blank.
1. Betadine

Friday, March 14, 2008

March Karazhan

First off, good showing at the ZA run, did well for a first run through. Got first boss, we can probably take the 2nd boss next time around.

Second, my apologies for being rather silent these past few weeks. School has really been kicking my butt. If you guys want to run anything, feel free to let me or any of the guild officers know and we'll try to plan something. You guys don't have to wait for me to say anything to plan something... I want this to be your guild as much as it is the senior officers.
Officers are as follows:
- Kyron/Kyriel/Zor - mike
- Stringfellow - anthony
- Leinad/BubbliciØus - danny
- Stonebain/Stonemage/Stonebarr - robert
- Kinzlayer/Kiserai/Orgreaznik -
- and myself Betadine/Haohmaru/Øptimusprime - jp

Third, we haven't ran anything since ZA and its been brought up when we're going to do it again. We do have a few new 70s (Fifedoggy, Naestel, Eggbrook) who may be interested in checking it out. Where they are in the keying process, I am uncertain.

With #3 in mind, I'm wondering if the last week of March will work? March 25/29. Another alternative is in 1st week of April.

- Betadine

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

ZA... are you prepared? (continue)

From the comments of the previous post Beta made about ZA, we will be making an attempt for our first ZA on Saturday the 1st of March.

Please sign up for the run.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

ZA... are you prepared?

So... it was broght to my attention from Mike (Kyron) that we should try ZA... and I thought, why not. We've done Karazhan quite a bit, and we can get through most of the bosses. Time to mix it up and try something new (not that we're gonna stop trying Kara). I've only ran it once and it seems like a short instance... just some pretty insane bosses. So we can possibly just run it in 1 night instead of breaking it down into two.

Post and give me your feed back and let me know what day will work.... usual raid nights are Tues and/or Sat.

- Betadine

Karazhan Bingo

A coworker who plays Alliance on a PVE server (boo!) sent me this today. I thought it was quite funny, and that several of the squares apply to our runs.

Click to enlarge.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Second half Karazhan - 2/10/2008

I've posted the logs from this Saturday's Kara run, and this time the two files (Phong and I) were able to be merged.

Here's a link to the guild's runs:

That site contains both runs from this week, and will continue to expand as we add more logs in the future. WowWebStats is a neat site - it sets all this stuff up automagically.

Excellent run, especially with the Prince clear. This one page was a bit of a concern, though: Nobody was hitting the demon chains? Good thing we were still able to clear him!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

First half Karazhan - 2/5/2008

I've uploaded our stats from the first half of Karazhan. Phong and I both ran our combat logs the whole time, but unfortunately the two logs could not be merged. Apparently one of us was lagging for portions of the instance, and this caused enough corresponding lines to have mis-matched times that the parsing client got befuddled.

It's not a big deal, but the stats are more accurate when more files are merged because the range on the combat log is not infinite. If people really appreciate these stats, in the future we should consider having more people record their logs: at least one melee, healer, and ranged DPS.

Here's the stats:


Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Kara 02-05-2008

Due to some technical difficulties we don't have the WWS report for last night Kara yet but stay tune and check this blog again to see the report.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Kara Keyed

We have quite a few people as well as characters who just reached the glorious level 70 and is anxious to get in on the Kara fun. Please indicate where you are in the keying process (don't worry if you haven't started) and available evenings where we can possibly knock it out. Also, if you aren't honored w/ the different factions, I recommend getting there and the keys so we can start running heroics with you and get you some PURPLEZ =)

- Betadine

Kara 2008, 2nd attempt

OK... I'd have to applogize that the last run didn't go so well... for many of you it required some "bargaining" or scheduling to make yourself available that night. Unfortunately, Blizzard's ISP connectivity failing came at a bad time. So, there is much consensus that we do it again sooner than later. With that in mind, I am putting the 1st week of Feb (Feb 5 & 9) to be more precise as an option for the next Karazhan run. Please post and if this is something you guys are interested in.


Thursday, January 24, 2008

Guild Ranking (version 2)

Ok, as you may have (or have not) noticed... there are new names for the different guild rankings. These changes are done primarily to accommodate the tank and plate wearers as we do various dungeon runs/raids. Listed below are the rankings & a brief explanation of each one. If you haven't caught on yet... the naming scheme comes right out of Starcraft.

High Templar
- The highest rank, guild leader
- unlimited guild management rights
- unlimited bank rights

Dark Archon
- Senior officer tank
- can promote, demote, invite, remove, and motd.
- good amount of bank withdraw rights and for repairs.

Dark Templar
- Senior officer guild member
- can promote, demote, invite, remove, and motd.
- fair amount of bank withdraw rights

- Seasoned guild tank or other plate wearer
- can promote & demote
- can see bank, deposit, higher repair withdrawal

- Seasoned guild member & contributer
- equal to Arbiter
- can see bank, deposit, lower repair withdrawal

- mid rank
- guild chat, set public & officer notes
- can see bank & deposit only

- low-mid rank
- just guild chat & public note
- can see bank & deposit only

- 2nd lowest rank - for that "new" guy who we aren't of sure yet :P
- just guild chat & public note
- can't see bank

- lowest rank - for players who have been inactive for months.
- just guild chat
- can't see bank

Guild Bank Status:
It is getting quite full and space is quickly becoming an issue. Next bank slot (#4) is a 1000 gold buy. We either need to A) not put anything of little value in the bank B) deposit some $ to pay for a 4th slot or C) actually use the bank and take out items which you think may be of use to you or D) just disenchant everything... j/k :P

- Betadine

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Kara part deux - Jan 19th

Please confirm/update/sign-up for the second part to our Kara run coming up on Saturday.

1. Kinzlayer
2. Stringfellow
3. Stonebain
4. Betadine
5. Kyron
6. Caharin
7. Rotgutt (75% probability)
8. Sarahn (10% [updated] probability)
9. Leinad (50% probability)

Kara 1st part - Jan 15 2008

Alright we had a few hiccups with combatlog so not all the encounters from tonight's Kara are on the charts, basically we forgot to turn combatlog back on after we got booted from the server when we were fighting the trash just before Moroes. Of course we didn't turn combatlog back on till right before Opera Event so we don't have the Moroes and Maiden encounters recorded... stupid Blizzard- combatlog-thing. What we do have is the Attunmen The Huntsmen, Opera Event, Curator, and the Nightbane attempt.

It's fun to dissect the numbers but it's above all just informational.

PS. It looks like when you log out of WoW, if you had combatlog turned on, WoW just turns it off on the next login but does not delete or restart the combatlog.

PSS. I'm not 100% sure why WWS register our Opera Event as a try instead of a kill since I can confirm from the logs that it does record the bosses dying??? just not sure.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Something funny to share...

Instead of pasting the whole thing here and pushing the Kara post too far below, here's a link... I thought it was funny.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Kara - Jan 15 & 19

Same plan as last Kara run. It'll be broken into 2 parts. First half will be done on Tues starting @ 8pm. Second half will be done on Sat @ 8pm.

1st half
- Attumen
- Moroes
- Maiden
- Opera
- Curator

2nd half
- Illhoof
- Shade
- Chess
- Prince
- Netherspite
- Nightbane

Hopefully we can get past Prince this time around. We should try to spend this weekend to try and read up on the boss fights and also prep to summon Nightbane. Sign up for Kara here and indicate which days you can make it.

- Betadine