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Standard advertisement: Wreck List is the Daily Kos World of Warcraft guild. We are Horde-side on the Garrosh server. To join, roll up a character on Garrosh and when you log in type
/who wreck list
and contact (via in-game mail or /whisper) our official Welcome Wagon, Papagenia. Yes, you have to be Horde. No, you don't have to be hardcore - casuals, PvPers, and people that just want to hang out on guild chat are all welcome.
Many reports from our guildies below the fold:
Lets start off with Santiaga about the casual old world content raids starting up:
Fun week here at the Wreck List! Some guild members have stepped up and started organizing raid and dungeon runs on old content. We did AQ and Zul'Aman this week. I had never done either. Both were a lot of fun. AQ was full of bugs. (...It was expected, I guess...it was Silithus) Tanah got dc'd in the midst of It. And believe It or not....I off-tanked It...as a rogue! What a blast! At one point someone mentioned...."It's like StarGate." I kept waiting for that MacGyver guy to show up....even though we all know the guy on StarGate Atlantis with the dreadlocks is much cuter! I personally think the vykrul were modeled after him!
Zul'Aman was great fun too. Welcome back Tamalli and thanks so much for guiding us through It! And at the end of Zul'Aman....some prisoners throw you a party complete with music and dancing. So we danced.
In other news, I am back hunting whelplings and plan to have some sort of guild contest with a whelpling pet as the prize.
We have new threads on our forums for many classes and I hope people are finding It helpful.
Our guild leader adds:
Santiaga is right. The new class forums on the guild website are a huge hit with lots of folks putting up links to their favorite sites, talent builds, addons, leveling tips, and more. It’s Elitist Jerks for n00bs and minus the elitism and jerkiness. If you are a member of the guild and haven’t visited the website in a while, check It out. And if you are an officer, or would like to be one, there an officer thread stickied which has some important information. It gets scrolled right off the Latest Posts page, though, because there's so much going on in the new class forums.
In fact, I'd like to encourage everyone to visit the guild forums to at least claim your characters and provide some contact information in case we need to get in touch with you outside the game. It's no problem if you don't want to provide your main email information, either, because Pinutos has graciously made wrecklist.net email accounts available for free to any guild member that would like one. If you'd like more information contact me at Dkosmama at wrecklist dot net. Blogs are also available. So far we have http://o.wrecklist.net/ writing Facerolling Content; http://www.Moodyloner.wrecklist.net/ for Death Grip my Heart; and my personal favorite, http://www.Dkosmama.wrecklist.net/ for Feng Shui and Your Guild Vault.
Raiding has been taking some fun twists and turns. This weekend is another ToC10 run. And Saturday is Heroic Mania, Part 2, followed by the Ultimate Ulduar. And once again the details are all in the guild forums. We are still working on getting some new Naxx runs scheduled, and I hope that those will start up again next week.
Our monthly Sustainability Harvest was a huge success. The guild vault is overflowing with mats, food, rare and epic gear, and mostly importantly, Worm Meat! These weekends are working out great and have made It possible for me to leave guild repairs on for everyone all the time.
The best news of all, however, is that more and more folks are transferring their level 80 main characters to the Horde on Garrosh just so they can play with the Wreck List.
Here's a quick note from the Welcome Wagon:
From the Welcome Wagon:
We had several new members join the guild this week, both beginners and experience players, and welcome to them all! I encourage all of you, both old and new guild members, to use our forums at wrecklist.wowstead.com - if you have any difficulty getting registered, let people know in game and they can help. We have the new features of our class levelling forums which are great, but also our raid forum, which is being used to sign people up for raids and other events like Arena teams, and our general discussion forums in which you can read the latest news on guild members (like Gregarth's surgery and the ensuing hilarity in guild chat) and get valuable information like DKosmama's super secret gold getting strategies. Check them out!
I would also like to start a thread or forum that will list our toons and their alts, so there's a place for all guild members to determine who they're talking to. We have a lot of members with several alts now and it's hard to keep all of them straight, in my head anyway. So I will start that, and ask for everyone's help in correcting and adding to that information.
As always, please do let me know if you're a new member, so I or Mama can make sure you get our little welcome gift, and don't hesitate to ask for help. In particular, new true beginning players please don't be shy about asking for our help with a mob or an instance - most of us love to help, and are happy to give lower level players a boost in their levelling process.
Here's our raid report:
Raid Update w/o 11/12
Friday saw our first foray into the Trial of the Crusader. After I believe three failed attempts, we downed Northrend Beasts. And after a couple more failed attempts, we brought down Jaraxxus. Considering most of the raid had never seen It, quite an achievement! Faction Champions really had our number, and we managed to get one healer down once. So if you're reading this and have any bright ideas aside from "get better at CC" (we know, we're workin' on It!), we'd love to hear them. This fight really challenges newer players, as Wrath of the Lich King content really hasn't required the use of much crowd control. Now all of a sudden, It's expected.
As for Ulduar, Mimiron really kicks our asses. We can always get to Phase 4 now, and then It all falls apart. No one really ever dies in the first two phases. We decided to change gears and wandered over to Freya, who went down really quick. I'd told everyone that once they fought Freya after doing Mimiron for a while, that she'd really seem easy. Now we just have that little mechagnome bastard standing between us and the last two encounters in Ulduar.
This Friday is ToC again, and we're also going to add in Onyxia and VoA, the latter based on whether we actually control It or not. We're going to give Faction Champions a few attempts before we move on and try other things, so we can actually get loot -- we'll down those buggers eventually.
And Saturday is a great idea from Cael -- Six Hour Ulduar. The raid has been split up into hour-long increments, and people can do as many or as few as they choose. This allows the newer players to get in and get started on Ulduar, and the veterans to get in and do the progression content. The best of both world, I say. Should be fun times!
Personally, I think the class forums on our site are a wonderful idea. The problem with sites such as Elitist Jerks is that often it can be a very hostile environment for the noob and the confused. We can use our own class forums to get the information necessary to our guildies in a much friendlier fashion.
Looking forward to the old content raids as well. I'm one of the veterans in the guild, and I didn't start until just before Wrath of the Lich King. There will be a lot of content going away forever when Cataclysm comes, and I'd like to see it before then.
Sadly, it looks like Tuesday's working out to be the evening for old content, and that's the day I can't come in. Oh well.
Still, though the guild is getting pretty big (roster on the site says 232 toons! Damn! I remember OMG WTF at 50!) we always have room for commited raiders, casual levelers, skilled crafters, relaxed fishermen, savage PvPers, and screaming newbs.
This guild has been a great part of my enjoyment of WoW, and I'm glad to have had a small part in it.