This is what is really happening when Gabe blames his cat during raiding…..
Update 8/14 heroics in SoO
Here are a few pictures from Blizzcon. I actually suck at taking pictures and I think Jazira has better ones on her camera. In the first picture, try to guess who Rudy is. Kerrigan is a little blurry, I will try to find one off Jaz phone/camers
Update 4/14 heroics in SoO.
Just like Jazira on prom night. 4 weeks into the tier and we are 11/14 normal. And so we can get everyone seeing content, we are Flexing the first raid night and clearing that as well. Though the last few bosses are getting tougher, so they will probably hold us up. Also might have to just focus on 2 flex raid zone on Wednesday to get into normal faster. Blizzcon is in about a month, so I might take some pictures of all the nerds I will see there, including Rudolpho. I might post them on the website for fun.
I figured I haven’t posted anything in a long while, so I should have at least a little update on Raid Progression. Currently we are 6 bosses on heroic down in Throne of Thunder. We are making great progress, but 5.4 is just around the corner and the Siege of Orgimmmar looks pretty dame cool. With summer ending, I will try to be more active in updating the site, especially in November when Jazira, Rudy, and I head off to Blizzcon!
With the influx of all the new recruits, we will surely be back to 25 mans very soon. However with the new recruits, we need to set up some guidelines for those recruits on how to make it to raider status. Just as a reminder, recruits are not eligible for gear, unless no one else needs it (if they do get gear it is still EPGP out). So to make raider status, you will need to satisify a few requirements. This are just the requirements right now, they are subject to change in the future.
1. Earn and maintain a 250 EP level. If you don’t know what that means, click on the right for EPGP system.
2. Come to raids, Raid Ready. Raid Ready means have food, flasks, gear enchanted and gemmed, and fully repaired. I would expect that if it is purple it should be gemmed and enchanted correctly. Blues, lesser gems or lesser enchant would be sufficent.
3. Item level for you main spec should be at least 476 for MV, 480+ for HoF. Again with LFR Heart of Fear out, this is obtainable fairly easy through LFR, Valor Points, and crafting.
4. Perform well. Meaning don’t die to the same stupid fire everytime. We will wipe many times before a bosses dies, but if you are always dying to the same shit over and over, then you are doing it wrong. Also you should be doing relativly good DPS, or Healing based on your iLevel. This is why we look at World of Logs.
If you need help with any of these things like DPS rotations, cheap enchants or gems, ask in guild chat that is why we are in the guild for. Also special thanks to Gabe and Juju who have really been the real recruiters lately.
25 mans have a lot better chance at getting the correct loot out faster, but we need everyone to step up there game up to the correct level.
** In other news (Don’t want to post above yours mala )
Mists is just around the corner, and with a new expansion, we tend to implement rule changes. We usually only make major changes during expansion times. This time however the changes will be minimal. EPGP has been a really successfully system, as gear gets out to the people who put in the most effort, which is what a Gear Point system should do. Also it show who should recieve the next piece which would dictate priority on bosses. So with that in mind, I think we will get rid of the ranking system and just have Raiders as a guild level, instead of Legionaires vs Centuarions.
With those changes, we will also implement a few new rules. Patterns will go to officers first, then free roll to all raiders after that. Mount drops will no longer be just the 100 and 200 roll, but instead players will roll there total EP score for mounts and vanity gears. Again the people who raid the most have the best chances, but everyone has a chance.
To get a bigger spread of EP numbers to make the rolls kind of fun, the decay is going to be reduced to 20% a week instead of 25%. With a lesser decay, the minimum value for EP to get loot will be raised to 250 instead of 200. If you raid 2 nights a week, you will be above the minimum in 3 weeks and stay above that level. At 1 night a week, it will take you 8 weeks to get to the minimum, but you will hover around 240 EP points after the decay, meaning a 1 night a week raider will be right on the cusp of that minimum level. We have always expected our raiders to dedicate at least 2 night a week to raiding, so the spread seems to be right in that area.
With Mists, EPGP will not be reset to zero, otherwise all the raiding we have done in the last month won’t mean much. What will happen is that Decay at the old rate of 25% will be hit twice on Monday the 24th. Then for 2 weeks, we will have no guild raids. If we have enough 90s, we will raid, but not officially till October 9th. We will resume the normal raid schudule at that time with the new EPGP assumptions. If you have any questions ask Malatov over vent, in game, or through mail. See you at 90.
Deathwing dead, doesn’t sound like it should be news, as we have been killing him for months, but now he dead on Heroic Mode. Now comes the tedious farming of his lame encounter till MOP comes out. Actually a pretty fun fight, thought significantly easier than Spine Heroic. We finally got a good pattern down in Phase 2, after basically one night of tries. Cheers to Untouchable for the first heroic mount.
Everything is now in place, and the site move has been finished. There will be new things coming soon to the site and forums as we get a chance to add them. At this point i am only aware of one small issue with the move, and that has to deal with cookies on the forums. These are what keep you logged in, and let you log in in the first place. I have attempted to make it so these will not conflict with the old forums, but seems for a few people it is an issue. Below are links to a few sites explaining how to clear cookies in some of the more popular browsers. If you want to search to delete specific cookies for this and the old site, simply search your cookies for ‘steellegion’ this will find any of the new or old cookies used.
If you are using any other browser not found in these links simply search the web for something along the lines of “mywebbrowser delete cookies”, inserting the name of your web browser.
If anyone has any issues or problems, please feel free to come to myself(Mirthen) or Knessa/Esmiralda in game or on the forums.
Put on your fishing caps and cast your line out, time to give away another Vial of the Sands. For every stack of fish (20) you will get some points. On March 22 nd the contest will end at midnight. Please email or trade Malatov the fish prior to then. On the following Wednesday we will let people roll there points, highest roll wins. So even one stack of fish gets you a chance at a mount, although playing the odds is usually better.
If you get over 500 points, you can add 10% to your total points. As an extra bonus is we get more than 10 people over 500 points (that is over 3000 fish!), I will toss in a bonus prize for 2nd Place (your choice of a Vial of the Sands, Chopper Mount, or one of the 6 Pets from the Blizzard Store). So if you got your 500 points help out a friend. Good Luck on your fishing time!
Grats to our first Fangs of the Father to our very own little Nellie. As Flay said in raid, Nellie went from being awesome DPS to uber-awesome kick ass DPS or something to that nature. Although when she spreads her wings, I picture her saying in her little gnome voice “I’m Batman” or “Where Rachel?”