Monday, August 10, 2009

Trial of a New Guild

When I decided that I wanted to pull the trigger and start this new guild, I knew that a couple of people expressed interest in coming with me. As it turns out, a very large number of former guildies have joined me, including my bro-in-law (Call of Fate's GM).

Ignoring all of our alts, we're a very lean, streamlined guild. Still need to get some depth in the roster, though, to avoid having to PuG and, eventually, get two raid teams running simultaneously each week.

It means a lot that so many people joined me in this crazy experiment. I told them all in /gchat last night and felt like such a mushy idiot, but I meant it.


Tried the new 5-man over the weekend for the first time. Ran it two times in a row: first on regular, then on heroic. Overall, I didn't love it and I didn't hate it...kind of a middle of the road feeling about it. I just wish there wasn't so much Light-forsaken talking. Can we just fight already?

Round 1: I've done so much jousting over the past couple of months that Round 1 wasn't too terribly bad on either reg or heroic. Had some issues with people getting to fresh horses after getting dismounted in heroic, but overall, not many hiccups.

The little "run out of the arena after the bosses are down and you get dismounted so they reset and are easier to pick up" trick is probably not going to work for long. I have a feeling Blizz will nerf it. Still, it makes the round easier and we'll get as much mileage out of it as possible.

Round 2(a): Eadric the Flashbulb...err...Pure. Come on, Blizz...not every fight absolutely has to have a gimmick. "Hey, let's make him get really bright so you have to turn around mid-fight!" Fire the guy who said that. Got Eadric on reg, fight was easy.

Round 2(b): Argent Confessor Paletress. Got this little tart on heroic. As a woman of the not-so-much-cloth, she should be stripped of her priestly robes...if she were wearing them, of course. This fight turned into "How many tricks does your party have to break fear." Other than that it wasn't that bad at all. I really want to fight my memory of Hogger, though...and soon.

Round 2 (addendum): I've seen both of these individuals in the AC tent on the tournament grounds. I've gone to Eadric countless times to pick up the dailies, and Paletress and I have played "confess your naughtiness" on occasion (she calls me "Uncle Mis," incidentally). Bottom line, I'm familiar with both of these NPCs.

So, please, explain to me how they're two feet taller when you fight them in the arena. I call doping. WTB drug test. There's some HGH floating around the Argent Crusade camp and I demand an asterisk by all of their titles because they earned them with the help of performance-enhancing drugs.

Round 3: This is, without a doubt, one of the toughest 5-man fights I've ever done. Our first go at the Black Knight on heroic had me, the final group member standing, die when the little prick was at 200 hp!!! Second go, we died in phase 2...not pretty. Third time was the charm, though.

Again, not my favorite instance, but it has its charm. I got two excellent my PvP set. No sweet tank love, but that's cool.

New guild, new instance, new drive, new purpose. Feels damn good.


cynwise said...

First - congrats on the new guild! As a guild officer I know how much work it can be, but also how rewarding it is.

Second - I'm sure I'm not the only one wondering how Paletress can wander around in that getup and not get frostbite. :-)

Misneach said...

First - Thank you :) I know I've got a lot of work to do, but I'm also trying to delegate so I don't completely burn out.

Second - No kidding. She's hanging out just about as north as you can get without starting to go south. Friggin cold up there.

Strumpet said...

Congratulations on the new guild!! Very brave, and I'm sure very very fun!

It seems to have given you a new boost, which is fun!

Misneach said...

@Strumpet: Thanks, and yes, it's given me a little bit of a kick in the pants. Long overdue, really.

koalabear said...

This was one crazy weekend.

This coming week should be fun though. We have a ton of activities planned. Now we just need people to fricken sign up!


I might need to borrow you once I get Tatia to 80, I will need to do mass heroics to get her geared by Friday to do OS. Hell I might just bring her to Naxx if we can get her geared enough.

Misneach said...

That's cool. Gotta get Cheesi in some heroics, too.

koalabear said...

I had planned on asking her to DPS them. I think she is signed up for OS on Friday too.

I am 1/4 of the way into 78 so I am hoping to get to at least 79 tonight, probably not 80, but I will try.

I am almost done with GH and heading into SP. Get started with Hodir right away. I already have a nice stack of relics saved from Millea's runs in HoL & HoS.

PS - It seems that I am not getting infected anymore when I post :D

Misneach said...

I signed her up for them. It's a bit easier to be an undergeared DPS than it is an undergeared healer in the entry-level raids.

koalabear said...

Well if you guys want to do VH, DTK, UK, Nexus and Gundrak tonight on regular I would totally be up for it.

Keredria said...

Grats on the new guild Mis! I'm sure you'll do awesome.

I do have a bit of experience with protection warrior GMs. Though I do hope that you have a good healer who is really going to be running the show. :)

Misneach said...

Haha. Thanks, K.

Actually, I have a short-little rogue who's going to be running the show :)

Just so you're aware, though, while trying to come up with a name, "The Right Claw" crossed my mind ;)