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We then went on and downed 2 bosses in ToeS in an hour. Weeeeeeee
Deftonia said that there was a distinct lack of my chest on this subforum considering the name of the forum was Moot's Tits. So, to rectify this, I present my chest:
;) Hope you like it!
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Blackouts, slutty nurse costumes, and some bitch named Sandy, yes this has been a rough raid week. A lot of people were very inconvenienced by the hurricane which was immediately followed by Halloween. People lost power and we had some of the worst RNG luck on Tuesday night. Now, I am not saying we didn’t make some silly mistakes, we did, however, it almost seemed like despite the entire world not wanting us to succeed, we still matched our progression from last week (4/6) in 2 days. It took a while but we were able to fix our recurring mistakes and at the very least have a good time laughing about them.
In the week to come, we are preparing for a shift with some of our raiders. We have begun recruiting up again and have several good prospects that we are working on right now. Moot and Chartul are doing a good job coming back as full time raiders. Bigtimz and Serenity are working hard to bolster the healing core. Also, Baneraiser and Brennyth are gearing up to help the 25M. Those guys I mentioned plus more are going to keep our 25M strong as we push through the content. Now, to keep this recruiting trend growing, we need your help. Reach out to friends and other good players to see if they want to join our ranks. We offer not only a good raiding experience but also a chance to blame Rebelogic in real time, as well as a chance to get your ass grabbed by Unholyfaith in real life! At the moment, we are mainly short on ranged DPS (hunters and ele shams we have the fewest of) however, we could definitely use other really good players as well. As for melee, it would be nice to see more leather/mail wearers. Rogues, cats, enhance shams would all be good additions.
Progression: Under the circumstances, we did a good job of matching our 4/6 progression from last week. I am confident that due to Sunday’s Darkmoon Faire arrival along with the other gear we have gained this week so far, Sunday will see a new progression boss being downed. We were relatively close on Elegon on Sunday and Zor’Lock didn’t seem too tough if we had more than 5 heals for the 25M.
As a lot of you guys know, I am going to india from Thursday 11/8-12/1. 3 weeks without the Rebel, what will we do! Don’t worry, you can still blame me for things while I am gone. I will be giving Yacoub my info so he can try and keep me VP capped so I don’t fall too far behind on gear. I will check in from time to time on the website, but I will probably be busy most of the time with my business logistics.
I would like to just give a shout out to everyone who has stuck around with us and helped in your own ways. Whether it has been making flasks, farming herbs, making feasts, making darkmoon decks, dealing with crazy weather, hurrying home after burying that hooker you murdered in the woods (Mantra), I just wanted to say thanks.
Lastly, I want to give a shout out to Khelendross’s 10M group, they are doing really good and we are all proud of them, except Deftonia because she is too busy reading steamy robot sex magazines.
First of all, welcome to the new expansion ATR! It took some time to level/grind heroics/rep factions, but I think our dedicated players are putting in some good effort to help us down some bosses. Speaking of which, on our first night of 25M raiding, we got the damn dogs down to 1%, twice. The following day, we downed that boss and got Feng to around ~32%. Some quick notes on those fights: As always, gear will make things easier, but doesn't fix mistakes. We need to make it a habit to read strats. They will be gone over in brief detail at raid time, but you should have a good grasp of core abilities and what you should be doing in general before raid starts. "Which dog should I be attacking?", "When do I stack/expand for chains?", "Does Tourin really have a tattoo of Rebel's face on his ass?", these are questions you should not be asking in vent during raid; you should know the answers already. Speaking of things that shouldn't be discussed in vent, try to refrain from asking or saying things that are highly individual. Try to build comradery between your fellow "class-mates", so to speak, and whisper them if you have a question like, "Should we be running out and stacking on X when the boss does that?" The highly individual concept also pertains to things like why you were late to raid, or if anyone brought a flask for you because you didn't have time to get one. Basically, a funny comment or two in raid is ok once in a while, but try to keep the vent chatter specific to the raid as a whole.
The “impromptu Guild Meeting”: The other day, I called everyone in vent to introduce the officers and to go over some basic information for our raiders. It was an idea that we officers were kicking around that kind of got pushed back to the last minute. The meeting is available for you to listen in its entirety in the forums. Now, I know the meeting wasn’t announced but chances are if we did announce it months in advance, there would be people who couldn’t make it anyway. Again, we would like to stress that if you have any questions or comments about anything guild related, please ask an officer or post on the forums.
DKP: The DKP system went somewhat smoothly this week considering that it was our first time with the new system. As we get more used to it, the process will go faster. Here are some notes about our system: In raid, if you ever want to find out how much DKP you have, whisper “?dkp” to the lootmaster. To bid the loot master after an item is linked, just type the number you wish to bid (no need to type “bid”, or “I am bidding”, or “How come Tourin has never mentioned his Rebel tattoo before and by the way here is my bid.”). We are transitioning from a loot council system where the officers scrutinized every piece of gear and who it should go to. The DKP system makes things a lot faster but forces individuals to deal with some tough decisions. A spirit piece might be an upgrade for you, but if your healing buddy also needs it, just toss him a whisper out of courtesy before you bid. Not making this a priority, just saying try to help the raid as a whole. Before leaving a raid, wait till the DKP session ends, you will get a prompt.
Raid Prep: Try to cook/enchant/Alchem-atize (Yeah, I said that, deal with it) before raid. We will provide feasts during raid but try to level and bring your own food to raids because the best food is individual food. For all professions, we will try to point out the people who are the ATR go-to masters that are always willing to help. Wili gives out guild enchants, a bunch of people can cook your food, JC’s are everywhere in the guild etc. I will compile a better list, but for now, ask around in guild and it will make things easier. As far as mats are concerned, please donate to the guild bank any mats that will help the raid effort. We will make sure that all donated mats will reach the right people.
Grind some reps: The reps worth grinding for raid gear this expansion to start out with are “Golden Lotus”, “Klaxxi”, “and Rebel’s Band of fun-loving malcontents”. The Golden Lotus opens up the Shado-Pan and August Celestials which are also necessary. These reps have been covered in other forum posts so I won’t go into any detail about them. Do them – get gear – help the raid.
Raid Groups: Last tier, we had some trouble filling in people for a 3rd raid day in our main 25M group. Sunday saw us having fewer and fewer members. It wasn’t just new people; some of our seasoned vets were getting busy in IRL. With this new expansion, we have seen a resurgence of people, new and returning. We had polled people earlier to see if they wanted to do a third raiding day and we got mixed reviews. Our current plan is to stick with 2 raid days and maybe have a dedicated 10M, go in on a third day and gain some more experience. This is all to benefit the 25M as a whole. The 10M would be completely off DKP and therefore those people wouldn’t earn any extra for it. Now, I know that there might be more than 10 people who would want to go into that 10M, but we would have to keep it conservative to the best 10 available to fill out a strong comp. Keep in mind; this raid group is only in the planning stages and hasn’t been implemented yet. The ultimate goal is to have a consistent amount of people interested in a 3rd day that we can make it a 25M raid. There are a few 25M people who don’t want to go on a 3rd day so if we do, that would mean that a consistent 30-35+ raiders strong must be maintained. At least 75-80% of raiders would have to be there all 3 days as well. Setting that idea aside, let’s talk about some of the new 10M groups we have for people who can’t make the 25M. Bigbubble and Glitterstim are trying to create a late night raiding group, so ask them for more info. For the weekend, we are trying to put together a 10M group for people who work late on weekdays. Rugburn, Aweburn, and a few others have already expressed interest. So all in all, in terms of raid groups, we have 1 established and 2 building, not too bad.
Alright, this post is long enough. I will try to be more concise in future Rebel’s Logic Posts, but since it has been a while, I thought I might as well ramble a bit to cover some key bases.
If you have any questions/comments, feel free to catch me in game, post on here/in another forum, or ask an officer. My next character to level (solely for herbing and mining mats) is my warrior “Napetostern” aka “Nipple-storm” aka “Nappy-testosterone”, so you can catch me on him from time to time.
Just a reminder to our hundred+ members, that I personally am paying out $480 a year not including domain renewals or the occasional plane/train ticket giggle. You are encouraged to donate to support these services. Anything received above and beyond the yearly cost of the website and vent can either be refunded, pooled into a ATR Annual Party fund or something else that benefits this guild.
Obviously not a requirement. I don't know if we want to do a dkp reward as incentive like we have in the past or not.
So far for this entire year starting January 1st, we have two people that have donated for the site and vent. A total of $15.
(Not including the Jess and Sazda donation toward a plane ticket.)
Donate by going to our Home Page and clicking the Donate button on the top right hand side of the screen.
On the BF3 clan i'm in they need to raise about the same amount, but every month! It's nuts. Such is the cost of running BF3 servers. On their site when you make a donation you have the option of including your name to be displayed on the website and what you donated, and it keeps track of the goal. Don't know if we want to do that or not, but we can.