Guild News

Another Reminder About Loot

by Poisonenvy, 8 days ago

 

I feel like I'm repeating this fairly regularly, so I'll make it as simple as I possibly can.

  • If you have a character in the guild, and you fulfil any requirements requested for a raid in the calendar on that character, you're able to sign up and attend with that character.
  • If you attend a raid and you win loot using our normal Personal Loot system, that loot is yours.  No-one else's.  You have no requirement to do anything with it ..you can sell it, disenchant it, chuck it on the floor, whatever.  We don't mind.
  • If you attend a raid and you win loot using the normal Personal Loot system and you *want* to donate it to the guild, you can do so.  Once you have donated loot to the guild, it is no longer yours.  The loot master will ask for rolls from the rest of the raid group and, if no-one wants it, it will either be sold or disenchanted for the guild vault (if it's BoE it may be played in the vault for others to use later).
  • If you attend a raid and someone else gets loot you want - tough.  You do not whisper them, or ask them in any way if they want it, or suggest they give it to you or anyone else.  
  • If someone else gets loot you want, and they donate it to the guild, you can roll on it within the parameters of our need/greed loot rolling rules.  If you don't know what they are, read them.  If you don't understand them, ask.  Do not make "fun" rolls, or "pretend" rolls, or "prank" rolls or any other variation.  You roll properly, within the loot rules, if you want the loot as an upgrade, or you don't roll at all.
  • We DO NOT differentiate between "main" and "alt" characters.  If you are attending a raid, you're there for a boss kill and you're eligible for loot, then you have the option to roll for any donated loot if you wish (within the parameters of the guild loot rules).
  • We DO NOT have any rules about people only being able to roll whilst on specific characters; or anyone getting priority on loot rolls; or being removed from the guild or excluded from raids if they raid elsewhere as well with either the same or other characters.

If you're unhappy about any of the above, mention below.  If no-one complains below, I'll assume everyone is happy with the above.

If you're unhappy with any of the above, well I'm sorry but these have been the guild rules for a considerable number of years - they're not going to change so the only alternatives you have are either to suck it up and get used to it, or leave.

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New Boss Down ...

by Poisonenvy, 14 days ago

 

Big congratulations everyone .. they're dropping like flies at the minute!  Another week, another new boss - well done!

Unfortunately, although I did get a screenshot, it was a bit too late so there were only a couple of us left at the boss .. so here's a pretty picture of the less dead version

 

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A new boss down!

by Poisonenvy, 21 days ago

 

Congratulations everyone - it didn't take too long at all to kill our next new boss - well done! 

 

 

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New Boss Down!

by Poisonenvy, 28 days ago

 

Congratulations everyone - we got a new boss down!  She put up one heck of a fight, helped by various weird lag spikes and Blizzard debuffs .. including one fight where the majority of us spent most of the fight with no sound, one where she disappeared mid-fight because one of us ended up outside of the fight area, and one where several lagged so badly they ended up running on the spot ... Blizzard do like to make these fights interesting!

 

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Blizzard withdrawing OS Support ..

by Poisonenvy, 34 days ago

 

Blizzard have apparently announced that, from October this year, they're going to start withdrawing support for their games on Windows XP and Vista.  Once that support has gone, they state those games will simply stop working.  So if you're still running on one of those systems, it's time to upgrade

Starting in October of this year, we will begin the process of ending support for Windows XP and Windows Vista in World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Hearthstone, and Heroes of the Storm. 

Microsoft ceased mainstream support for these versions of Windows in 2009 and 2012, respectively, but since a decent portion of our audience was still using them at the time, we continued supporting them. However, there have been three major Windows releases since Vista, and at this point, the vast majority of our audience has upgraded to one of the newer versions.

The games will not run on these older operating systems once they are no longer supported, so we encourage any players who are still using one of the older OSes to upgrade to a newer version. We’ll be rolling out this change on a staggered schedule, and will post further notices as we get closer to making the change for each game.

 

 

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Raid Cleared .. New Bosses down!

by Poisonenvy, 47 days ago

Well what a night! (and why do I feel like I should sing that?!)  We killed off Kil'jaeden in pretty short order to give us a full clear of Tomb of Sargeras, and earn us various achievements - personal and guild.

We then decided to turn right back round and start playing in heroic .. clearing the first three with little difficulty - awesome!

Massive well done to everyone who took part - big thanks also to Jandor who advised and kept a calm head when some of us were getting a bit excited :p (you know who you are ..! )

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Roster and Website Membership Updates

by Poisonenvy, 48 days ago

 

As you may be aware, I've spent the last week or so sorting out the roster to ensure that the one in-game matches as closely as possible with the one on this website.  During that time I've matched characters with their respective "owners" and it's nice to see that, barring one or two, every guild member has membership and access to this website.  Now you've just got to remember to visit regularly!

Remember that this site is here for you guys .. not just for organising raids (raiders, please note that you are expected to visit the site regularly in order to check out forthcoming raids and events) but for anything else you'd like to discuss - from collecting achievements, pet battles and recommended fishing locations to your favourite recipes "in real life".

If there's anything that you'd like to see here, that isn't, just let me know and I'll try to get it sorted.

Going back to the updates carried out ... the process also uncovered a few problems with "alts" ... primarily that some alts were not marked as such, or were marked with the wrong "main" name.  Please do try to ensure that all of your alts are marked with the same "main" (and remember that the "main" doesn't necessarily indicate the character you play the most, it's just a way to link all of your characters together).  Several times I nearly removed alts because they were marked incorrectly, and on two occasions I have actually removed members for being inactive, but then discovered they must have other un-linked characters in the guild.

For information, whenever I go through a potential deletion process for inactivity, I check all linked characters - so I check all the "alts of" a character, and the character named as the "main".  Prior to deletion, I use /ginfo which tells me how many accounts are currently in the guild, and then after deletion I do the same.  What should show at that point is the account number down by one.  Unfortunately twice it did not.  Meaning I may have inadvertently deleted someone's alt for inactivity, when perhaps their other characters were not inactive.

The characters (and their marked alts) that I removed for inactivity today were:

Melena, Nariavish, Nitromethane, Oximated, Tenaki, Caladan, Shulien, Xaéla, Zobmaggle.

If any of these were yours, and you are currently active in the guild, please let me know and I'll get them invited back into the guild and ensure their notes are marked correctly.

This was not an exhaustive check of inactive accounts .. these were simply discovered during the process of linking characters with website members.  So potentially there may be more removals for inactivity in the future. 

As mentioned previously, inactivity means anyone who has not been online, on any of their (marked) characters in-guild, for three months or more. Generally the lower the rank, the less time needs to pass to be classed as inactive, but generally I use around three months as a guide. The majority of those removed today had been inactive for a considerably longer time than that.  In some cases close to a year.

On the other side .. there were a considerable number of members of this website that no longer had any characters linked to them (following my connecting every possible character available to current members).  These were, on the whole, people that should have had their access removed when they left the guild, but for some reason the automated website process had failed to remove them.  I have therefore manually carried this out.  The only exception is for one member who appears to have two accounts, and are still in the guild (I'm guessing they originally had one account, forgot how to log in with it, so instead of using the "forgot password" option, simply created a new account).  I'm awaiting confirmation of which account to remove.

If you find you no longer have access to the member-only sections of this website, but feel you should have, please let me know.  I should be able to re-add your membership.

Any problems or questions, just let me know by replying below.

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