Summer Themed Tmog Contest Results!

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I want to thank every member that participated in the summer themed tmog contest! This was such a rough month to judge. For real, we had to bring in an outside judge to break a three way tie. The outfits were fabulous and so much fun!

1st place summer tmog and winner of 10k gold:

Peepo

“This outfit is simply adorable. It reminds me of my daughter wearing her first two piece to the swimming pool. I might have gone with a different pair of shoes.” – Loki

2nd place summer tmog with their choice of 10 flasks and 20 battle pots

Quetzie

“From the bottle to the shark to the board- love it! -Gary

First place Uro mog and winner of 5k gold is: Tiraffe

Thanks to our judges: lokisapocalypse , encyclopedia Hosstannica , and to our tie breaker Ryan (Zextol/Ryzin/Ryblight)

I’ll see you next month for another tmog contest!

– Gary

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First AOTC carry-a-thon a success!

Thanks to all the folks who came out as part of the carries on Wednesday (and to the many more who volunteered but we turned away because we simply didn’t have room!)

We ran through and killed N’zoth 4 times in about an hour, and secured AOTC for the following folks:

Jenazeel, Carnage, Criticalysm, Mauxie, Gioconda, Shamfam, Drift, Deathhoss, Vaelith, Celkian, Ioggas, Hodur, Direlord, Catybrie, Bloodtanuit, and Jarica

This is in addition to several AOTC (free entry) discord raffles and a few officer carries this sunday. It’s likely that we will do one more of these, so if you missed out, don’t fret!

Additionally, if you would rather raid on the heroic team and join the weekly full clears, check out the Raiding Rules and Regulations page for how to get involved!

PPE Donation Drive by Quetzie

Hey everyone!

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.)

Follow up Q&A from 8.3 Raid Meeting

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.

Revisited Q&A:

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.

Mythic Clarifications:

Main swapping:

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.

8.3 Raid Planning Minutes

Raid Pre-Planning Meeting Agenda:

  • Introduction from the Warlords
  • Rules and Regulations changes
    • DPS Requirements
    • Raid Confirmation
    • Feasts VS Personal Food
    • Requirements for Ny’alotha
    • Sign-up Sheet
    • Moving from Heroic to Mythic
  • Old Rule Reminders
    • Coming on Time
    • Confirming and Coming to Raids
    • Discord / Communication
    • Discord Bots
    • Vanguard status
    • Loot
    • Respect
  • Pre-Ny’alotha reading & videos (WIP)
  • Q&A

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Streaming for Bellelina’s Family Relief Benefit

For those who have not heard the terrible news, Bellelina’s grandmother lost her home in a devastating fire on November 16th. Belle and Harm live right next door. The house was in the family for over sixty years, and more than 3 generations grew up in that home. It is a total loss and must be torn down. The fire destroyed many personal belongings and necessities, though thankfully, everyone made it out alive and well.

Belle and Harm have been important members in the Ministry of Defense family for a long time now. They have freely given their time and energy to running guild events, gearing new players or veterans alike, and farming resources so we have all the supplies we need for successful events. We’ve loved having them in our raids, dungeons, PvP, and more, and we think they’re the helpful sort of folks we should all aspire to be, both in game and out.

Understandably, this is an incredibly difficult time for Bellelina and Harmesi’s family. It’s an awful thing to happen at any time of year, but downright tragic that it occurred so close to the holidays. In the spirit of thankfulness and subsequent season of giving, I will be accepting and forwarding donations given via my stream to their family. My stream has been given a facelift and the description contains links to donate, so I hope this makes things easy for everyone to contribute.

While we can’t replace what was lost, I hope we can repay just a little of the kindness they have given us, and start to help their family recover.

You can find my stream at https://www.twitch.tv/raefwolfe

You can donate at https://streamlabs.com/raefwolfe/tip

If you are not comfortable donating via the stream, you can contribute to their gofundme page: https://www.gofundme.com/f/efamm-family-tragedy

I have received permission from Harm & Belle to set this up; I am using my stream links / donate function so as not to ‘doxx’ the family’s personal information. 

In light of the personal nature of this event, I will not be posting stream incentive games like I did with my fundraiser in March. Likewise, I will not be streaming a public ‘donator scoreboard’ or have a ‘list of donations’ active. The only alerts will be on-stream popups for individual donations, which may contain names, or may be anonymous, at the givers’ choosing. I do not want anyone to feel pressured into giving, nor guilty if they are not able to give as much as others are able.

Hallow’s End Costume Contest 2019 Winners!

The votes are in!

Thank you to everyone who participated and everyone who voted. Some of these races were amazingly close – we have SEVERAL ties for placements and there are very few categories with one “stand out” winner! In fact, we had over 50 votes in every category, with over 60 votes in the “Best in Show” category!

As mentioned, the prizes per category are as follows:

BEST IN SHOW and THE UROSTEK have in-store mount prizes

GUILD PRIDE and OPTIMUM OPULENCE have in-store pet prizes

HORDE PRIDE and ALLIANCE SPIES will 50k gold each in prizes

However, there is a bonus: I (Quetzie) was personally so impressed with the entries that I am adding in 5000g to any second-place winners and 1000g to any third-place winners. This includes tied entries!

Without further ado…

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Hallow’s End 2019 Costume Contest Voting

All the images are submitted and the voting pages are up!

You get 3 votes per category, but you can only vote one time – no take-backsies!

Navigate to the individual pages below, or head to the Hallow’s End Costume Contest main page and click the headings.

Best in Show
The Urostek
Guild Pride
Optimum Opulence
Horde Pride
Alliance Spies

Voting ends at 1pm PST / 4pm EST November 1!

Did you find any bugs with the voting pages? Is something amiss in the galleries? Please let Quetzie know ASAP so that she can fix any problems and ensure fair voting to all participants!