October 9 Rated Battleground Overview

First, I want to start off by apologizing for being four days late posting this up. We’ve been pretty ill around these parts this week.

Secondly, I want to tell everyone how awesome you all are and how amazing we are all progressing in our weekly RBGs. 

Third, here is our overview, from the lovely Miatreeleafa.

Ministry of Defense’s Rated Battleground’s Team began the week 3 – 3. We continued to see week over week improvement with some team members hitting 1500+ and 1600+ CR this week! Congratulations to them!

The Breakdown:

Wins: Battle for Gilneas, Temple of Kotmogu, Twin Peaks

Losses: Battle for Gilneas, Arathi Basin, Seething Shore

Quick shout out to Bizatch and Psychoshift who stepped up to assist as flag carriers this week sealing the victory on Twin Peaks!

The teams overall communication continued to improve this week, especially in critical situations. Although, this is something we are going to continuing working on week over week the team continues to improve by leaps and bounds. Target focusing and crowd control usage were something that all the losses had in common this week. That being said, target focusing and CC usage will be a priority going into next week. Additionally, communication as a whole will continue to be a focus of the PvP Leads.

On Friday, at 8pm server we have arenas scheduled and will be working on some areas that we struggled in this week during RBG’s. Reminder: If you don’t already have the Reporter addon, you need to.

Thanks to everyone that came out to RBG’s and the PvP meeting today, and we will see you next week at the same time.

Recruiting: Does this sound like fun? Well, you’re in luck. We are still looking for players that meet all requirements and have a reliable attendance history. The PvP Leads would love to see a full 10 man guild group running RBG’s each week. We are specifically recruiting one healer, 2 ranged DPS and a Havoc/Vengeance Demon Hunter for Flag Carrier.

Have questions? Message any of the following officers: Miatreeleafa, Bizatch, Lunzzul or Bighoss on discord so we can assist you.

October 9 PvP Meeting Overview

Thank you to everyone that came! This was a relatively short meeting that just went over some changes and some new things!

Meet our two new PvP leads!

  • Miatreeleafa and Bizatch are both going to be leading RBGs on a regular basis, and they are awesome at it!
  • Miatreeleafa mostly handles our strats and helps out with our comps.
  • Bizatch is our comp man and will be helping out where needed.

New Attendance Policy for the Whole PvP Team

  • We now only have 2 “official” days a week.
  • We will only require 6 pts for Gladiator promotion (75% attendance).
  • You can still get bonus points from just PvPing with the guild!

Rated Attendance

  • Let us know if you can’t make it
  • If you don’t, you’ll be benched the following week.
  • PLEASE let us know if you need to leave halfway through an RBG day so we don’t have to spend excessive time replacing you.

New Invite Policy for Weekly Rated Team

  • Be confirmed with Lunzzul
  • Sign up on the guild calendar the Monday before a guild event
    • The positions will be on  a first come-first serve basis, based on the order that people have signed up on the guild calendar.
  • Be in Discord 15 mins before the scheduled time.

PLEASE make sure that you are geared appropriately.

If you’re not already running Reporter during RBGs, you’re wrong!

  • This addon helps us all, because it sits on your screen and shows you the whole map at all times, as well as capping times, flag carrier positions, and it’s quicker than having to constantly open your map!

We are still on the search for our havoc/vengeance demon hunter for flag carrying and that sick cleave!

  • Message one of the PvP leads on Discord, and we will help you level and gear you if you are interested!

Friday Night Fights

  • This week, Miatreeleafa will be starting an arena night after raid on Fridays!
  • This will be at 8pm server time, and it will continue until people are tired of arena-ing
  • This will help you towards Gladiator promotion, but it will not affect you if you do not come!
  • Required Addons – Gladius

Weekly Write-Ups

  • Make sure you’re checking the overviews each week.
  • These are quick little blurbs on the website that help go over everything that we need to improve, things we need to continue doing, and things that are exceptional.

We are watching performance, so don’t be lazy!

  • Your performance determines if you’ll be invited back

Double Trouble!

Check out this super awesome graphic that a guild streamer, raider, and PvP lead, has made for his Twitch channel! It features his two mains (Miatreeleafa and Sashaflay). Follow him on Twitch! 

 

Have some artwork, cool stories, stream clips, milestones, or just something goofy or awesome that you want to show off? Submit it here to be featured on the website! We like showing off our awesome members!

October 2 Rated Battleground Overview

From Miatreeleafa, one of our new PvP officers:

“This weeks Ministry of Defense Rated Battlegound’s Night was a win. The team ended the night with a 3-2 winning record.

This first match on Temple of Kotmogu began with a swift wipe of the opposing team. The opposing team quickly decided that they had chosen the wrong temple to tango in leaving within just a few minutes following the start of the match.

We struggled the following two matches on Seething Shore and Arathi Basin with following directions of call outs therefore losing unnecessary team fights. The matches were close but we were unable to walk away with a win.

Then, the team rallied on Twin Peaks in a 3-2 comeback victory with improved communication and strong team fight wins sparking a change in momentum.

The night was ended on a overwhelming victory on Temlpe of Kotmogu.

The team is seeing week over week improvement in strategies and communication. Make sure if you are on the team or plan to be that you are running the reporter addon. Also, be on the lookout PvP meeting later this week to discuss future plans. As a side note, we are looking for a dedicated flag carrier who can offspec when needed (Vengence/Havoc Demon Hunter perferred). Please message any PvP officer if interested. Thanks to the great group of guildies that came out this week and if you are interested in joining make sure to check out the PvP page on the guild website for more info.”

 

Clutch Flag Capture in MoD’s Rated PvP night!

With Alliance at 1460 points with 1 base captured and Horde at 1420 with 2, the final match of the Rated Battlegrounds night this week was too close for comfort. Fortunately for Ministry of Defense, Dangerkor got ahold of the flag with no time to spare. Below you can see his team has got his back – watch as Death Grip, Leap of Faith, Cyclone, and more are all used to ensure he pulls out a game-winning capture for the team.

Thanks again to Miatreeleafa for streaming and capturing moments like this. You can follow him on Twitch and Youtube at nFbPrototype. Are you also a streamer or Youtuber and want your content featured? Submit it or contact us on Discord!

New PvP Rules

Due to some issues we have been having lately, if you plan on participating in rated battlegrounds with us Tuesday, you must thoroughly read the new PvP rules properly confirm with me before Monday at 10pm. Anyone that does not will not be allowed to participate until they do so.

Gladiators, Gladiators, and More Gladiators

Last night, we hit 10 Gladiators in  the guild! I just want to thank Deathhoss and Miatreeleafa for helping out so much lately, with the influx of new members and new content!

Congratulations to Cynicalstaff, Bizatch, Dangerkor, Frostlich, Foxlauncher, Torchwarrior, Warvoxi, and Wendal for getting this spicy new promotion and becoming part of the cool kids!

 

If you would like to join the likes, check out https://www.ministryofdefense.net/pvp/ and read up on the Rules and Regulations, or contact myself (Lunzzul/Judaspriest) or Deathhoss! Everyone is welcome!

More Room For Promotions!

A new way to get Gladiator status is now being introduced! All you have to do is PvP with the Gladiators! Whenever you want to run some PvP of any kind, contact one of us and it will count towards a spicy new promotion. Whether it’s 3v3s, 2v2s, world PvP, random battlegrounds, ganking lowbies, whatever, run it with some guildies!

PvP Interest Meeting Wrap-Up

Thank you to everyone that attended the PvP meeting tonight! The turn out was way better than I expected, so I am hoping for a super fun season! If you were unable to attend, you can find all of the information that we went over here.

If you have anymore comments, questions, or concerns, ask me at any time, and I will do my best to answer! The best way to contact me is through Discord (Lunzzul#7740).

If you are interested in being a part of a 3v3 or 2v2 arena team, let me know! Two of my super awesome Gladiators have offered to run events specifically for this. We need interest before we can proceed with it!

Pay attention to the PvP announcements channel in Discord for future updates!