Regulars around here know that I’ve done a few good / charitable cause donation drives in the last year. My plan was not to do another one until the St. Jude fundraiser again, but something incredibly more pressing and personal is happening.
We are all aware of the effect that COVID-19 is having on the world right now. Some are affected more than others. One of our members is a nurse in New York, not far from where I live. As you may have heard, NY is one of the states most affected by COVID-19. Her facility, like so many others, is hurting for adequate PPE (personal protective equipment) – she had to buy her own N95 mask, she has no face shields, and they have just reached the point of rationing surgical masks. At the end of March, her facility had its first confirmed case of a staff member infected with COVID-19, and it’s only going to get worse.
During this time, I will be splitting donations on my stream between two causes: sending her facility face shields from a group called RIST, and sending washable, reusable surgical masks with filter inserts made by a fellow MoD member.
Your donations, and these supplies, will help ensure not only the safety of one of our own, but those she works with and those she treats. Any funds not used to benefit her facility directly will continue to be donated to RIST; they are sending face shields for free to hospitals across several states in the northeast. If at any point she makes me aware of a particular need for specific PPE at her facility, I will redirect funds to a different group or charity who can help instead (I will be transparent about it if this happens).
Quetzie’s Stream (host)
RIST 3D Printing (medical face shields)
Junky Jewelry (washable surgical masks with filter inserts)
Donate at my streamlabs tip jar (I will be keeping 0.00 funds, and am happy to prove it via receipts to anyone who asks.)
The weekend team got theirs last night!
Hey guys, Tiraffe here with a brief guide regarding corruption, corrupted gear and how to take advantage of it in 8.3 PvP, now that a bunch of tuning regarding corruption has recently passed (and hopefully I don’t have to update this). This will be in regards to all matter of PvP, but a good chunk of the analysis be in regards to arenas.
Many of you know (or might not know if you haven’t been in trade chat recently) that Ministry of Defense is turning 10 years old this week in a game that is five more years its senior (WoW is 15 years old now).
I’ve been with the guild for eight years, and in a leadership position within the guild for the past seven or so years. The guild has prospered because of all of you and your help, dedication, and continued support. Without the help of our members, their input and attendance at guild events, we wouldn’t be in the excellent events programming position we are in today.
I first want to thank our current raid leaders (warlords) Quetzie, Zextol, Telann, and Peepo for their tireless efforts in making sure we field two raid teams and maintaining a busy four day a week raiding schedule. We would not be in the position that we are currently as a server top-tier raiding guild (and consistently number one horde guild) without them.
Next, I want to thank our PVP Leaders: Frostlich, Phill, and Hoss. Thank you for your efforts on putting guild PVP back on the map. Without your efforts directing three PVP activities a week, the alliance would have it easier existing on this server than they already do. 🙂
We also have a handful of officers that I would like to thank for their ability to back us up and help out when needed. Thank you to Jibbles, Harm, Grimm, and Wolframheart. I would be remiss if I didn’t particularly shout-out Bulborbish for his ongoing efforts organizing the guild’s Sunday Funday events.
Logging into WoW each day is a pleasure. It is something that I always look forward to at the end of my work day. Thank you all for making Ministry of Defense a welcoming, friendly, and fun place to be!
I (Quetzie) will be streaming our first guild attempts at Ny’alotha tonight and tomorrow night (and generally speaking, every thursday / friday raid slot). Raids start at 8pm EST.
If you want to see the raid, or see how we’re working out the fights, tune in!
Hey guys, Tiraffe here with part 2 of my rated PVP guide. If you haven’t read intro guide to rated pvp, it’s recommended, but not necessary. This will cover more of the advanced concepts for higher rated PVP matches. (Think 1600-1800+cr). They’re still useful for all kinds of rated PVP, so feel free to keep reading.
List of WoW PVP terms:
General PVP goals/requirements:
- Combatant: Requires reaching 1400 in a rated bracket (2’s, 3’s or RBGs)
- This is also the minimum rating needed to start progress towards the season’s pvp mount, which shows as a progress bar on the rated PVP tab in group finder
- Hitting 1400 also means you can start getting gear around the same ilvl as normal raids from the weekly PVP chest. Increasing your rating beyond that will increase the ilvl when you hit the next bracket of rated pvp
- Rank 2 Conflict & Strife : Requires reaching 1000 in a rated bracket and then looting the essence from the weekly PVP chest. This also means you can skip getting the Rank 1 if you have been ignoring the weekly conquest cap.
- Rank 3 Conflict & Strife: Requires collecting 15 Battlefield Furor. More info about how long it takes to get rank 3 can be found at: https://www.wowhead.com/item=169590/burgeoning-battlefield-furor#comments
- In addition, those seeking the Elite PVP tmogs can get specific parts of the tmog at different rating brackets that can be found at:
Table of Contents
- The Opener and Momentum
- The Line-of-Sight and Connecting to Your Target
- Going for a Drink
- The Arena Itself (Which Arenas Favor What)
- Pugging and Communication
- Arena Addons/Macros
- The Meta
This will cover most of the actual action within a single match, rather than most of the set-up seen earlier.
The Warlords met and discussed some of the questions that came up during the raid meeting that we didn’t have an answer to, as well as nailed down clarifications on others.
Q: If a Mythic person has a permanent character on the Heroic team, is that character considered an “alt” or a “main” for the purposes of loot rolling?
A: If a Mythic-roster player has a character on the weekend roster that attends at least 66% of the weekend raid days, that character is considered a “main” for the purpose of loot rolling. If the character doesn’t attend at least 2/3 of the weekend raids, they will be considered an alt, and will fall into line on the loot rolls as such. If you want to keep a permanent weekend-roster character, you must let Lineda know that your character is considered a “main” weekend character. Otherwise, mythic players on the weekend team will be considered visitors (alts) and will not have attendance logged and will not be assumed to be main roster for rolling loot.
Q: Can we donate gold instead of raw materials for Vanguard donations?
A: Yes. If you do not want to spend the time farming materials, you can send 5k gold directly to Urostek. This will be used to purchase more expensive items like vantus runes, pricey herbs, etc.
Any character who intends to swap needs to provide performance logs (either from the weekend team or a pug). A character who is ‘visiting’ the weekend team only for the purpose of getting logs is required to pass on loot rolls during this time (it would not be fair to join the weekend group, take BiS loot, and then leave them forever). The weekend team does not exist to feed the mythic team.
There is still a 2-week notice in effect. You must provide performance logs at the time you tell us you want to swap. You can not tell us you want to swap, raid for 2 weeks on the weekend team, hand us logs on Monday, and expect to come to Mythic raid on Thursday. We will need time to look at the logs and analyze that you are performing to a similar standard.
Time / Schedule:
The new raid times are 8-10pm EST Thursday, 8-11pm EST Friday. We realize that not everyone is going to be able to make the 11pm night on Friday, however there will not be a penalty for dipping early. Normal and Heroic are flex, and anyone who needs to leave early during Mythic gives a chance for weekend raiders to get Mythic experience.