Hello! Hopefully all of you had a chance to log in and try out your new class abilities and changes. We're back to raiding this week, so please sign up at the top of this page or send an in-game message or mail to Sionistic if you're unable to sign up but still interested.
For those of you not on SWC/KT/Sentinels, and are interested in raiding with us from cross-realm, please add Sionistic#1712 for invitations to our raid. Our raid time is Thurs 7-10pm Central, Fri 8-11pm Central and Sat 8-11pm Central. I invite anyone who is interested in getting their guaranteed heirlooms for Garrosh to level in the next expansion. We will be raiding Heroic (old Normal) Siege of Orgrimmar.
If you have any questions, feel free to reply to this post or send an in-game mail to me, Sionistic or Tielyn.
Thank you all, and I look forward to raiding with you all again in the future.
Our time is not yet over. Sometimes there needs to be a point where we all need to take a break, and after seven long years of near-continuous raids, it appears that the unspoken consensus is to regather our energy when there are new challenges ahead. We thank you for sticking with us through the low activity times and look forward to adventuring with you in the days ahead.
However, as in previous expansions, the new changes are coming ahead of the release; most important is the (dreaded) stat squish and spell simplification that we have in store for us in the future. Siege of Orgrimmar will be scaled down appropriately, and there are some limited edition sneak peeks at upcoming content as well, come the expansion pre-patch.
We will be putting the signups back up when the prepatch goes live; we'd like to take the new changes for a spin in Siege once that happens, for better or for worse, -before- November comes around. If nothing else, we want to help you help yourselves to get your hands on guaranteed heirloom weapon drops for the expansion ahead. Because amber weapons are better than greens any day.
Don't forget to check your account for a beta key; you can get an idea of what's in store that way today if you have one.
We may also look into working with our guild alliance with Havenguard and Vitality to put together a mostly-friends Molten Core run; stay tuned for more news on this as we get closer to the 10th Anniversary date when that instance is slated to drop.
Stay strong, stay frosty -- oh wait, no, that's Wrath... um... don't get all misty-eyed... no... got it.
Don't forget to come back in Time for the Warlords pre-patch.
Thursday, August 14, 2014 : Warlords of Draenor Release Date
Take your place on the front line of the battle for Draenor this:
With that news, 6.0 most likely will be some time in mid September as pre-patch is usually 60 days before release. We look forward to see you all back in time for release!
Pre-patch 6.0 Info: "Get ready for first contact with the Iron Horde—oh, and you’ll probably want to prepare yourself for battle. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be testing a pre-expansion patch that will bring players to the brink of great peril, as the Iron Horde begins to aggressively gain a foothold on Azeroth.
As part of this patch, players will encounter fierce new opponents and get their first chance to experience a number of updates we’re making to the game. In addition to changes to the skills and abilities for every class, this patch will introduce brand new features such as 20-player Mythic-difficulty Siege of Orgrimmar, as well as systems adjustments including stat squish and diminishing returns on crowd control. The next chapter in the World of Warcraft saga is coming at you armed to the teeth.
Treacherous Developments The Dark Portal in the Blasted Lands has turned blood red. Hundreds of strange-looking orcs are violently pouring into Azeroth, killing everything that stands in their path. Nethergarde and Okril’lon have already fallen, and while the Horde and the Alliance moved as quickly as they could to get reinforcements to their people, they are too late. The Iron Horde invasion has begun.
In this desperate hour, King Wrynn and Warchief Vol’jin have called upon their greatest champions to join the front lines in the Blasted Lands and do whatever they can to stop the Iron Horde . . . before the rest of Azeroth falls before them.
Word of this surprise attack sends players rushing to the Blasted Lands to reckon with the barbarous infiltration. After the fall of a high ranking Iron Horde general named Gar’mak Bladetwist, you’ll report what you’ve witnessed in the Blasted Lands to King Wrynn or Warchief Vol’jin. It’s apparent to both the Horde and the Alliance that this is only the first salvo in a much larger conflict, and the only way to win is to take the fight directly to the Iron Horde . . . by journeying through the Dark Portal into Draenor.
The Infiltration of Blackrock Spire An advance party of Iron Horde forces has barged right out of the Blasted Lands and pushed all the way to Blackrock Mountain, where they found refuge and supplies in Upper Blackrock Spire. There can be only one response: the Alliance and the Horde of Azeroth must face this iron incursion head on.
Available to level-90 characters for a limited time, this specially revamped five-player version of Upper Blackrock Spire sets the stage for the coming counterstrike against the Iron Horde. Here, you will face Orebender Gor'ashan, Kyrak, and Commander Tharbek as you begin to take the fight to the enemy and sharpen the skills (and swords) you’ll need to succeed on an unwelcoming alien world.
Also some news updates: Congratulations to ELEBEZ, our interim Banker! A very special Thank You to NUTUK for donating towards our Ventrilo giving us over a year of continuous use!
Note: DKP will be frozen effective 8/15/2014. All gains, including the DKP consumables will be suspended until the expansion's release. All members/raiders who show activity between now and the beginning of the expansion will be compensated after the new expansion DKP wipe is completed. If we run SoO raids or pre-patch raids that are released, they will be on /roll system.
Get caught up to your legendary cloak while you can!
"To be legendary, one must obtain– a truly legendary cloak. What hero is hero without one? To help you on your danger fraught quest, the infamous Black Prince would grant you a boon to help make the journey toward adorning your own cloak a little easier. Will you follow in the footsteps of heroes that have come before and brave the challenge?
Beginning Tuesday, June 17 at 9:00 a.m. PDT, through Monday, June 30 at 9:00 a.m. PDT, we’ll be applying the Gaze of the Black Prince buff which will increase the reputation gained with the Black Prince by 100%. It will also increase the chance of obtaining items from his foes needed as a part of the Legendary Cloak quest line including: the Secrets of the Empire, Sigil of Wisdom, Sigil of Power, or Titan Runestones."