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There are a few characters that haven't been online for some time, so at some point in the near future I may go through and remove them. This only applies to characters that either are not assigned to any other characters, or those characters where none of those assigned to each other has been online for some time.
So for example if you have an alt you haven't played for a while, but it is noted that it is your character, then as long as you've been online within the last month or so with ANY of your characters, they are safe. Please do check that all of your alts are assigned to you.
For information purposes, anything in the Pup rank can be offline for up to a month before they are considered for removal, and anything above that rank has two months. In reality, I tend to allow around two months for anything in the Pup rank and, often, around six months for anything else. The exceptions to this are either if I have been notified at some point that you are going to be away for a while, but intending to come back, or if we put a character in the MiA (Missing in Action) rank (which is generally for long-term members who we consider may be back in the future).
This week is Children's week .. where you get to shamelessly exploit orphans for personal gain. This year there are no additional pets (although there are quite a few to get, so make sure, if you're a collector, that you aren't missing any!) but there is a new toy.
Check out the Wowhead guide for more information on the various pets, achievements and quests.
Blizzard has announced that the "WoW Token" will be available in the EU this week:
The WoW Token will be going live in the Europe game region on April 21 at approximately 5 p.m. CEST. The WoW Token will be available for 20 EUR (15 GBP) from the in-game Shop, and will be set at a starting price of 35,000 gold in the Auction House across the Europe region. From that point forward, the gold price will automatically fluctuate based on player supply and demand. To start we’ll be limiting the number of Token purchases from the Shop to 10 within a 30-day period, and the limit on Tokens purchased for gold will be set higher—though keep in mind these limits may be adjusted over time. While Tokens will be available immediately from the Shop, please note that there may be a delay before Tokens put up for sale on the Auction House become available for purchase with gold.
Using WoW Token Game Time with a Recurring Subscription
You can redeem WoW Tokens while you have an active recurring subscription—there’s no need to suspend your subscription or resubscribe. Your recurring subscription will automatically pause when your currently paid-for subscription period ends (e.g. for monthly subscribers, at the end of your current 30-day period), and all redeemed WoW Token game time will be applied next. Note that you can have multiple WoW Tokens redeemed on your account at any given time. Once any accumulated WoW Token game time expires, your recurring subscription will automatically pick up where it left off.
As discussed in our original announcement, each game region (Americas, Europe, Korea, Taiwan, and China) will have its own shared WoW Token exchange.
Once purchased, a Token can then be put up for sale in a region-wide exchange via a new Game Time tab in the Auction House. While the rest of the Auction House will remain realm-based, a region-wide WoW Token exchange will provide the largest possible pool of prospective buyers and ensures everyone has access to a vibrant, active Token marketplace. In the Americas, Europe, Korea, and Taiwan, players who purchase a WoW Token from the Auction House will be able to redeem it for 30 days of game time.
Going for Gold
Because the Token exchange has to start somewhere, we will be setting the initial gold value of the WoW Token ourselves. The starting gold value in each region will be based on several factors, including regional in-game economies, but ultimately our goal is to select a fair and reasonable starting price. After that, the Token’s gold value will be determined dynamically based primarily on player supply and demand. Simply put, if more WoW Tokens are being listed than are being purchased, the price will automatically drift downward over time. If people are purchasing Tokens from the Auction House faster than they’re being put up for sale, then prices will go up accordingly. As a reminder, to help make sure players can trade WoW Tokens confidently, once a Token sells, the seller will receive the amount of gold they were quoted at the time they listed their Token.
As you know, we pride ourselves on being part of a friendly, grown up guild that putters along quite nicely without all that messy "drama" that can often infest any environment with a bunch of people.
In order to keep things like this, it basically involves being aware of any problems and dealing with them BEFORE they become anything bigger. Part of this process involves you guys .. you are our eyes and ears and, if you notice something going on that doesn't seem right it is better to have done something about it and it turning out to be nothing, than to do nothing and it turns into some horrible drama monster!
I know we have a lot of stuff written down in our "Rules" section .. most of it is there because, at some point or another in the past, it wasn't there and it was assumed to be obvious .. until it turned out it wasn't. However, we can't write down every individual thing that most of us would take for granted just in case someone else doesn't, or we'd never get to the end of it.
You know how the guild works, you know what sort of environment you want to be in and, hopefully, we are that environment ... and most of you have been with us long enough to know what is and what is not acceptable. Part of that is simply being friendly. If you are having a bad day, try not to take it out on guild members .. be aware of your own actions and if you feel you perhaps went too far, make sure to acknowledge and apologise for it. We're all human, we all make mistakes .. and we encourage people to own up. If they don't, then we'll just blame a rogue. Or a hunter.
Also understand that everyone plays WoW differently, but it is their leisure time .. if you have questions or wish to discuss something generally, it is better to put it out on guild chat than to whisper someone privately. That can distract from something they may be in the middle of (raiding, BG's, a complicated quest, etc) and can eat up their limited time set aside to play. Obviously on some occasions it is better to have a conversation in private .. but be aware that, if they are in the middle of something (or are /afk) then you may not get a response straight away, if at all.
On the flip side of that, if you are receiving private messages from a guild member (via whisper, real ID, Battlenet or any other medium) that are unwelcome, inopportune, inappropriate, persistent or just plain annoying, the best course of action initially is to encourage the sender to keep chat to guild chat. If that does not work, please let myself or one of the officers know. If they are not a guild member .. ask them to desist or they will be reported and, if they don't, report to Blizzard and /ignore.
Congratulations and thank you to the guys who provided the guild with two new achievements this week .. I believe that may have been Smitis for Shadowmourne (well done you for managing to get that completed before your subs ran out!!) and a new/returning member, Perspicacia for Dragonwrath, which now gives guild members access to a new companion/battle pet:
Blizzard have given a bit more information about the forthcoming "WoW Token" which will allow people to either buy for real money and sell in the Auction House for Gold, or buy from the Auction House in order to top-up their game time:
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