The time for M+ is coming and coming fast! We have 12 days! That’s right 12 more days till we can start slamming those keys! I will be holding a meeting for those interested in doing/learning about M+ for BFA. The meeting will take place Saturday Sep 1st at 4:30pm servertime/7:30pm est There is a calendar event already set in place so please SIGN UP! If anyone has any questions before hand please do not hesitate to message me in game/mail or in discord Im here to help that’s my job 😉 ! I hope everyone is as excited as I am to start the 1st season of BFA M+

With a huge influx of new members and changes to crafting professions in BFA, I thought now would be an excellent time to test out and implement a new feature in Discord! Khadgar-Bot just got a little more useful. In addition to his other functions, you can assign yourself labels in Discord to show off your profession, class, role, and more. The how-to is immediately below, but if you want to know the “why”, you can skip ahead to the bottom.

Where to Use the new Features

You’ll find a brand new channel called #member-roles under the “General Chatter” category of Discord.

Setting up the Basics

If you’re new to the Discord, you can assign yourself one of two Discord roles: Member, or Friends of MoD. Member is for members (obviously). Friends of MoD are for those on other servers who have PUGed in, aren’t/don’t want to switch servers, etc. You may not be in the guild, but we love to have you!

To set this up, type in one of the two following commands:

!rank Member
!rank Friends of MoD

Please note that “Friends” is plural!

After you’ve set up your relation to the guild, you can set up your class like below:

!rank warlock
!rank demonhunter

You can join multiple classes if you use multiple classes! Also, any two-word phrase becomes one word; demon hunter became demonhunter.

Then, add your professions. All professions – including secondary professions – are included, except for archaeology.

!rank fishing
!rank leatherworking
!rank herbalism

Finally, you can add your “dungeon/raid role” as well:

!rank dps
!rank tank
!rank healer

Here is a list of all joinable ranks (as of this posting), as well as the command to query the list:

Finding others in a Rank / Role

Once you’ve added your own ranks, you can list everyone in a rank!

!memberlist healer

You can use !memberlist for any rank.

!memberlist paladin
!memberlist enchanting
!memberlist tank

Remember: profession ranks are only able to be called as they are written in game. Thus, you would write “leatherworking” and not “leatherworker”. Also, lists are singular – you would ask for the “paladin” list, not the “paladins” list.

Why Assign Yourself Roles? Why Query Others?

Originally, I had it planned for folks only to be able to tag themselves as a particular class. You could then use the memberlist to find others to talk to about pros and cons of different DPS specs, figure out what weakauras they prefer, figure out how they’re dealing with specific mechanics, and more.

As I started working on Khadgar, I realized it would be great to include profession information as well. The Scrapper gives us an unlimited supply of materials – many of which we do not even need. But, someone else can benefit! If you have an excess of blood-stained bones, and don’t want to sell them, you can query !memberlist leatherworking and see if any of them have a need for the item. If you’re not sure how to find your next flask recipe, !memberlist alchemy will give you the names of a number of people who might be able to point you in the right direction.

Almost as soon as I implemented this on the Discord, requests came in to set a person’s role/rank in regards to their dungeon and raid role. If your usual dungeon group is lacking specific roles, you can plan ahead by seeing who in !memberlist healer is going to be available when you sign on later.

You can also use memberlists as cross-references. Are you looking for advice on how to handle certain mechanics as a resto shaman? You can cross-reference !memberlist healer and !memberlist shaman to see who else might be able to work with you on this.

Assign Roles in the Channel; Discuss Results Elsewhere

Please don’t use the !memberlist, !rank, etc commands outside of the #member-roles channel. The channel can be muted (and I suggest doing so) because it’s very spammy. Using these commands in other channels will cause a lot of unnecessary blips. I’ll be purging the channel every once in a while so people don’t have to scroll to see usage instructions.

If you’ve found what you’re looking for (another rogue to ask questions of, a tank for your dungeons, etc), use the #general channel to discuss and plan. Others may be able to chime in or benefit from the discussion at hand. Plus this way the conversation won’t get lost when the channel is purged, or even cut-off mid-sentence.

I continue to try to push out quality of life changes and add new, useful, and fun features to the website for the guild. If you have an idea or a suggestion, fill out the Feedback form and let me know! Is something broken? Submit a Bug Report!

We expect a big turnout for the Uldir Raid Info meeting on Thursday. 50+ people have signed up. If even half of those who signed up attend, it’s going to get real crazy in the Discord channel. Please mute your microphone during the meeting and do not ask questions or speak up out of turn. Hold off on questions and commentary until the very end. Anyone who speaks up out of turn may find themselves muted and even removed from the channel.

If you have questions before (or that arise during) the meeting, keep track of them in a notepad or otherwise on your own device. Don’t ask/type them during the meeting until Q&A time, please. It will only distract yourself and others and you may miss important information while the Raid Leads are talking.

There will be a post in the Raiding Announcements channel that will have a hand emoji react on it. If you have a question (or several), please react to it. We’ll be answering questions based on the names that react to the post. This is to keep 20 people from speaking up at once all over one-another. Once your question or questions have been answered, feel free to un-react to the post (this is especially useful if multiple people have the same question).

One or more of us will be taking minutes during the meeting so we can share and reference all the information we cover as well as the questions that we didn’t anticipate ahead of time.

Congrats to the following people for winning their respective prizes!

Congratulations @Truetype80! You won the 100,000G BfA Giveaway Spectacular!!
Congratulations @lillehammer, @Simorie, @Dirk_13 (Ullquiorra), @will (Warvoxi), @Bulborbish! You won the Garn Nighthowl Mount!
Congratulations @Book, @will (Warvoxi)! You won the Coalfist Gronnling Mount!
Congratulations @Grim! You won the Steelbound Harness Mount!
Congratulations @Lunzzul, @Pete (Miatreeleafa/Smitemeow)! You won the In-Game Shop Mount (value = $25)!
Congratulations @Rammathorn, @Rocketfox! You won the Four Hexweave Bags!
Congratulations @will (Warvoxi)! You won the Four Silkweave Satchels!
Congratulations @Starblade! You won the Bone-White Primal Raptor Mount (9999 bones to buy it on the Isle of Giants)!
Congratulations @Amaltor, @Tiv, @Daveed, @lillehammer, @Dirk_13 (Ullquiorra)! You won the Enchanting Pet Pack (includes Pen, Cauldron, and Torch)!
Congratulations @Pete (Miatreeleafa/Smitemeow), @MergencyGaming, @Deiselboy (Konflic), @Inodé, @Natty (Natski), @Bighoss! You won the A random bunch of pets (a bundle of 12, to be exact)!
Congratulations @Starblade, @Kalthragg (Monagarhar), @Book, @Pete (Miatreeleafa/Smitemeow)! You won the Pet Leather Toy Set (Flaming Hoop, Leather Leash, Leather Pet Bed, and a Random Minipet)!

The drop for the month-long Mount quest (think Un’goro crater or the raptors from Legion) is available! A number of people in the guild are beginning to acquire the quest because IT IS SHAREABLE!

You can read more about the steps to get your mount from this guide: https://www.wowhead.com/how-to-ptrain-your-pterrordax-kuafon-guide

How to Get it

Step one: Find someone who already has the quest “A Child of Pa’ku” in their quest log. It MUST be this intro quest, none of the others will work.
Step two: Join a group they are in
Step three: They will share the quest with you
Step four: You are now on the quest!

Pay it Forward

All we ask is that if you receive the shared quest from a guildmate, please wait a day (that is, after the daily reset time) before starting the journey to receive the mount. Then if a guild mate wants the quest, you can quickly add them and follow the steps above to help them along on their journey.

Currently, Urostek and Quetzie both have it, as well as a handful of others. Assuming we’re not busy, just request to join the group. You can also ask in guild chat if anyone is available. Just point them to this post for more information!

From Raid Leader Zextol:

We will be holding a mandatory pre BFA raid meeting on 8/23/18 (see the guild calendar to sign up). All raiders/new guild members seeking to raid Uldir please make it a point to attend; the event starts at 4:00p server (7:00p Eastern). We will be discussing weekly progression times, rules and requirements, establishing roles and just overall tips for preparing for the first week of Uldir. Speak to a raid leader if you will not be able to catch the meeting and we will do our best to accommodate you. We look forward to seeing you all!!

Make sure you enter our discord raffles, there are several cool prizes up for grabs!

Also: At 11am eastern, all members of Ministry of Defense are welcome to try their luck at pulling prizes, once a day, from the last guild bank tab. In that last tab are a Depleted Kyparium Rocket Mount, a Geosynchronous World Spinner Mount, a Spring Strider mount, gold prizes, battle pets and some ‘ZONK!’ prizes. If you get a winning letter from the last guild bank tab, please in-game mail it to Urostek. I want to thank @Lunzzul for helping set this up and @Telanlan for donating some of the prizes!

All winners must be a member of Ministry of Defense in good standing.

So, since the Gurubashi Tournament was super fun, we are going to do it again Saturday, instead of the scheduled Rated Battlegrounds!

This time, there’s a twist!!

An anonymous sponsor has set a prize for 200,000 gold to the final winner. That’s right! Two hundred THOUSAND.

Because of this being literally more than a single token, to avoid gear differentials and people who are just god amongst men at their classes being paired with people who haven’t had the same experience levels, everyone who wishes to participate will be required to make a trial character for this event. You can be any class, role, and spec that you wish, but it MUST be a trial with the stock gearset.

I hope to see everyone in the arena Saturday! Let’s get as many people as possible to make it an interesting last pre-BFA event. Betting is not only welcome, but it is also extremely encouraged 😉