Phew, another tier down. Back in May when Aberrus the Shadowed Crucible dropped we tore through the place. And I mean absolutely demolished it. Four horsemen of the apocalypse? Who dat? I only know of the 30 nerds of destruction. We did eventually stop our progression raiding though the week of July 13th by downing Mythic Amalgamation and opening our Mythic vaults. So that was pretty sweet. We also welcomed Dornix to the officer team! Dornix has kindly stepped up to help manage the guild bank for us, which is a huge undertaking. But everyone can help him by contributing spare crafting materials when you have some free, so pop on over to Discord and check in with him on what we may need in the Guild Bank Needs channel! Let’s all give him a hand and be sure to thank him for all he will be managing for us!
But July 13th to November 14, well that’s a long ass tier of farm. So, what happened during those 6 months?
Well for those who forgot we went 8/9N and 3/9H in the very first week! We killed Normal Sark and went 7/9H the following week, and from there slowly climbed our way to 9/9H, wanted to poke at Mythic and ended up going 3/9 there too! Which you know, for an AotC guild is something. I think it says something about the caliber of people we enjoy this game with when you can casually poke at mythic and down a 3rd of the raid. We also did much better about sticking around to get everyone their AotC before wandering off this tier too, and even snuck in a few AotC sales to help build the guild funds back up for 10.2. So I’d say Yoshi Cinematic Universe, our Tuesday/Thursday team, really killed it. Killed many of the things. In an expedient fashion.
Wait hold on…back up…why have a team name for a raid? Well for starters, why not? But also, that’s because near the end of the tier...we added a Saturday raid team! A 2nd team?! On this dead ass server?!
Oh yes Tina! A 2nd team was formed! A casual team that welcomes returning and learning players to end game content. But despite being casual, trouble with the Saturdays they used to raid on, and even after some roster issues, Nephilim Guardians bounced back and eventually got 9/9H stumbling into their own AotC. While they did go on hiatus to get sorted, they’re now back up to a 14 person roster! It was a bit of a struggle, and while they are still on the hunt for a permanent raid lead, they pulled through! So let’s wish them luck on their first tier after the rebuild, on their brand new Wednesday 7pm time slot, and here’s hoping for another AotC under their belt!
Wow, 2 teams though. That sure is something…
Starting this tier, there’s a new daytime team too! Well, part of a team. This one is still forming and is only 7 strong, but it shouldn’t be any less fun! Why another one? Well because we were running out of evenings to do fun stuff on. Duh. This team will be a pretty laid back team of people looking to kill time throughout the day, ideally snagging AotC for themselves by the end of the tier too! It should be a blast. Don’t be afraid to pop in and say hi to the daytime crew!
While we have 2 raid teams with a 3rd building there’s not a huge difference between us all. All raiders, guildees, and extended community members still adhere to the same guidelines. What’s that? Did someone say it’s time for the tier-ly reminders?
Guild and Community Guidelines:
Treat all other players with dignity and respect. We basically expect folks to follow the Blizzard ToS. In case you've never read Blizzard ToS, the following behaviors are not tolerated: real money trading/black market purchases for high level titles or achievements, spamming, trolling, ninjaing, begging, or flaming. Abusive, threatening, discriminatory, or prejudicial behaviour of any form. Racist, sexist, xenophobic, homophobic, or overly graphic language.
Mature language and conversation is to be expected in a guild of adults, just don’t go overboard. If you have an issue with someone's language, speak to them about it first.
You are part of a guild and community. We succeed as a group, not as individuals. Each member is what makes our community so special. Self-centered and self-absorbed attitudes are not helpful or welcome. Be respectful of other members of the guild, their abilities, their contributions, and any extra duties they perform to keep the guild running.
Not everyone will get on with everyone else. That's life. Be mature about it and do not let interpersonal issues impact the guild as a whole. As adults, members are expected to either try to resolve disagreements with other players civilly, privately, and independently. Failing that, try to work around it. Approach an Officer for assistance if you have exhausted all other options.
Guild rules will inevitably change over time. These will be a group effort going forward, with input from the community as and when it is required. Members are expected to accept and adhere to new rules regardless of their personal opinions.
Constructive feedback and discussion on all aspects of the guild and raiding is always welcome from any member, regardless of rank. Complaints should be made accompanied by alternative proposals. All feedback and discussions should respect the Community Guidelines.
Discord is the main way of communicating important guild information outside of the game. Most importantly, changes to raid strategies and guild announcements are made here. It is your responsibility to check Discord regularly and stay apprised of any important information.
Breaches of the Community Guidelines may result in disciplinary action from the Guild Leadership appropriate to the player's rank and the nature of the breach. Such punishments could include: a warning, being sat from raid, demotion, or expulsion from the guild. The punishment will be decided based on the severity of the offense and will be determined by Guild Leadership.
While we’ve seen some people depart this World (of Warcraft) and head off to do real life things or something, we’ve also seen many new faces join too, even having to scroll down our guild roster on non-raid nights to see everyone. So as we continue to grow and become a home and community where more and more can call their virtual home, don’t be afraid to reach out to unfamiliar names to have fun with! New and old, we’ve got a good group of people here. Remember that the reason we do this is to have fun and enjoy the people we play with. The community is more important than any title we can obtain. If you’re struggling with something or someone, please reach out to one of the officers in game or on discord so we can help. We are a community built around helping others, so let’s keep this fun while pushing content, no matter which team you’re on!
And with that, may your patch days be short and your loot abundant! See you all in Azeroth!