10 Years of Ministry of Defense: A retrospective of thanks

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!

Upcoming Guild Activities Calendar

Check out Ministry of Defense’s Weekly Guild Activities Schedule effective Patch 8.3 launch!!

Sunday 6pm EST: Old Raids and Achievements
Sunday 8pm EST: PVP Rated Battlegrounds
Tuesday 8pm EST: PVP for Fun!
Wednesday 8pm EST: PVP Islands
Wednesday 9pm EST: Rated Arenas
Thursday/Friday 8pm EST: Mythic Raid Team Progression
Saturday 5pm/Monday 8pm EST: Heroic Raid Team Progression

Secret Great Father Winter coming soon… aka…

Secret Santa

For those of you in the giving and getting spirit for the upcoming Holidays, Ministry of Defense will be hosting a Secret Santa for its members. A sign up sheet will appear in Discord shortly, and gifting partners will be randomized. There is a 10,000G suggested maximum for your gifts, but you can also use pet charms, darkmoon faire currency, or any other in game currency to purchase your gifts. When you sign up/receive your giftee, you can also utilize the WoW website/armory to see what the person you are gifting to needs concerning mounts/pets.

We have a discussion channel in the discord server for your use as well.

Promotions and Guild Bank Repairs

Some of you might have noticed that the Guild Bank has been accumulating gold recently. This is largely in part due to guild mythic BOE farming events, BOE donations, and direct gold deposits into the bank. Where does all this gold go, and what is it used for? The answer is quite simple:

Guild Bank funds are only used for funding Guild Repairs.

You might be thinking, how can I increase what I am allocated each day? The answer to that question is also straightforward:

Participate in Guild Events. We have events for every style and skill of gameplay. By attending MoD Guild Events, you will be recognized with a guild promotion and an increase in your guild daily repair allocation. Also, all MoD Guild Events are displayed on the in game calendar and on the website calendar.

Finally, I want to say a BIG ‘Thank You’ to everyone who has helped farm for mythic BOEs, or donated gold or items to the Repair Fund during the past few months. Without your help, and participation, we would not have the support to offer these repair withdrawals.

I want to join Ministry of Defense, but what….

… name do I pick for my character? What might get you in and get an invite?

Here’s a simple guide (choose 1 or choose all):

  1. Be original
  2. Be funny
  3. Be creative
  4. Be different

I’ve seen all sorts of character names applying to this guild. And we do decline people. Recent guild application declines that have come to mind have had names like Aidsinacan and Fartnuts.

Really?

If you want to be 12, be 12 somewhere else.

We’re all adults here. 😛