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How to go tribal with transmogrification {WoW}

Mar 23rd 2012 4:51AM My druid carries the Mending 'chant on his staff (http://www.wowhead.com/spell=74195): the graphics on it are ideal for this look :)

Breakfast Topic: What is the best player-run event you've participated in? {WoW}

Feb 23rd 2012 6:31PM Many years ago, a guild called Genesis Claymores mounted a raid on Orgrimmar. We're a PvE realm and this was in the days before achievements, so it was rather unusual for the time. The Claymores' guild leader did it all properly - even contacted a GM to check we'd be OK to do it; that it wouldn't bring the server down, etc and we were given the go-ahead.

All of the planning meetings (yes, it was that organised!) were conducted in the utmost secrecy so horde wouldn't get wind of what was happening - as officers we were forbidden to tell our guilds what was happening, just that "something" would be happening on such and such a date, and they should all be online.

Come the day and we all formed up. Somewhere between 4 and 5 40-man raids, from what I remember. We met up near Onyxia's lair and then moved down to the coast and thence to Orgrimmar. One server crash at the gates when we met the first defending forces. Our guild had been assigned to the Valley of Honor so we fought our way there and held our post until it was time to regroup and attack Thrall. After that it all got a bit manic :P 150+ ally players and probably an equivalent amount of horde - server crashes all over the place - such massive fun :D

Sadly I don't remember the GC GM's name but thanks mate - I've carried that memory with me for 4 years or so, it was a defining moment in WoW for me :)

Would removing legendaries be a benefit for the World of Warcraft? {WoW}

Jan 27th 2012 8:20PM Let's talk about Vanilla legendaries.

My guild was raiding MC at lvl 60. The left binding dropped and I was lucky enough to win the roll. Grats me. I rolled an alchemist, levelled and skilled him so that I could start to create Arcanite bars, and the guild eventually progressed to raiding BWL occasionally so I could start to get the rest of the items for the legendary. And we kept on doing it, week in, week out. For months. And then TBC came.

When we reached level 70, myself, the MT and a small group would go back to MC every couple of weeks to keep trying for the right binding. I eventually saw it drop somewhere around level 80. That's what, three years later? Obviously by then Thunderfury was completely useless apart from as an epeen item. I still use it, but only when I'm doing lowbie stuff for fun.

And that's the problem with the Vanilla model for the epics.

Today I finished the stage 2 part of the rogue legendaries questline. We're a 10-man guild so it's taken me many weeks of raiding to get the 333 items needed to get that far, and it'll take 7-8 weeks before I can cash in for the legendaries. Add to that the 10k cost plus several hours and a few hundred gold for the interim quests. (I take time to learn new fights, so I fully buff before enjoying my ~10 wipes on a new boss :P ) But, by the end of March I'll hopefully have some imba weapons I can use in our raids until they're superceded later this year. Yay!

I dunno about the rest of you, but I see little point in legendaries when they're purely down to RNG and take years to complete. I'd rather have something I can actually use in the current tier of raiding, tyvm :P

Breakfast Topic: Spill your 5-man PUG stories here {WoW}

Jan 26th 2012 5:59PM My druid was in same situation - geared him as resto but then the guild had another resto who was far better at healing than I, so I swapped him to feral dps. Ilvl 334 and I ended up in one of the HoT instances. Still learning kitty dps so I was only pulling around 10k - but the group was great! We rushed through it, everything died according to plan, and at the end I apologised for my appalling dps.. and they were fine about it. I even won a couple of resto items for what is now my offspec. That's one of the few groups that renewed my belief in DF.

WoW Archivist: The Gates of Ahn'Qiraj {WoW}

Apr 19th 2011 3:48PM Our guild was the only alliance guild (maybe the only guild?) on our server to kill one of the brain-bugs during that event. (And no, we didn't cheat by dragging it to the guards; we did it the hard way.) Happy memories! Teebu's Blazing Longsword was one of the drops we saw that day, too. After the event we all lined up near the camp at the entrance to Silithus for the loot distribution. My rogue and one of our warriors were the only two eligible to roll on it... and I won! It's still one of my prized possessions - even now I'm still known to bring it out from time to time.

One of WoW's epic events, and one that I'll probably remember forever :)

12 Days of Winter Veil Giveaway Day 4: Landro's Gift Box {WoW}

Dec 25th 2010 9:39PM Global competitions ftw :)