It’s that time of year!

Raid Mom for Kids 2021!

For the last several years, I (Quetzie) have been doing charity streams to benefit various causes. I started in 2019 with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, later raised money for a MoD family in need that fall, and last year donated $500 to various COVID-19 PPE causes. This year I return again and am looking to raise $500 to donate St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with their yearly PLAY LIVE campaign.

To up the ante for my fundraising goal, I am going to be doing a number of incentives to encourage donations. Some of these donations benefit you, while some of these donations just harass me. You’ll have to decide which options suit you best.

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Zurro will be hosting a new mythic keystone event on Monday evenings. Please see his message below about the details:

Shadowlands Keystone Event Monday 7pm-9pm est. (group starts forming at 6:30pm est)

ilvl 205+ for 10s-12s
ilvl 210+ for 13s-15s
Fully enchanted and socketed
Suggested flasks, potions and food
Be in discord

The main goal of this event is to help people get the Keystone Master and Keystone Conqueror achievements. As a secondary goal hopefully this event can provide a gateway for people interested in learning how to be successful in mythic keystones (strategies, routes, how to handle certain affixes and what mobs to CC or skip for each shadowlands dungeon).

Some reminders:

All of MoD Rules and Regulations apply to this event.

1. Everyone’s knowledge is different. Basic knowledge for you might be new information for others. With that said please approach questions with respect and without condescension. Patience with mistakes/wipes is also greatly appreciated.

2. Players are not required to trade end of dungeon loot. Everyone is free to do as they please with their loot.

3. The hope is to be able to complete 2 dungeons. You don’t have to stay for the entire event but if you have a prior engagement please be considerate and make sure you’ll have enough time to finish one or both dungeons. (I.e. if the event starts at 7pm and you have plans at 7:30pm maybe starting a key isn’t the best idea.) If you come late to the event, based on groups, joining a group may be difficult.

4. Getting a timed 15 key is not guaranteed. The keys for the event are the keys from the people attending the event. In the beginning I expect 15 keys to be limited and 10s-14s more readily available. As the event grows the amount of 15 keys available each week should hopefully increase. Players who have higher keys (16+) will not be forced to lower them to 15s. If they don’t mind they are free to do so but it is not expected.

If you have any questions about the keystone event, please use the #keystones discord channel. There will be a pinned spreadsheet in the keystone channel if you wish to track your KSM progress.

Gladiator requirements and rewards

  • Attendance of half the PvP events within a month’s period for promotion.
  • 2500g repairs, Access to tabs 5&6 in the guild bank

General rules reiteration

This group is about having fun for everyone both progression and casual minded. Group is also aimed at not following the generally known toxic PvP atmosphere.

New event discussion, new RBG day

Opening polls for interest in a guild bracket style tournament with prizes for incentive

New RBG day confirmed but no definite time yet, to be determined within the next few weeks.

A lot of attendance and players being locked out of groups due to early attendance led to the idea of a new RBG day.

Bring up possible roster system use in reference to comps and attendance for RBGs

Event ideas and Q&A

Q: Will there be rating requirements to not penalize high rated players?
A: There should be organization with requiring rating depending on average rating of the group those specific nights. Also we can utilize things like the other RBG night since we will have multiple, to have some nights focus on lower rating players or alts to get them into RBGs.

Q: How is current rating going to affect the comp especially as we push later ratings?
A: We encourage alts so we can adjust our comp better when we reach those points, and to make our nights a generally easier and fun time instead of having to have a “work with what we got” mentality.

Q: Do alternate unscheduled events still lead to promotions?
A: They can lead to bonus points to maintain or help promotion to Glad or higher positions.

Q: What are the new requirements for RBGs?
A: Upcoming vers % requirements (% to be determined but expect 20%+ to be l ikely), Rating, and new 200 i lvl minimum required to attend now. We will focus more on confirmations now more than before in order to attend RBGs as well, from this point forward the 1 week grace period will be enforced and you will not attend RBGs if you are not a confirmed player; after that period we reminded you to confirm, no exceptions.

Congratulations to Azziria for being promoted to Warbringer status in the guild! His main focus will be the ‘PVP for Fun’ event that will now take place on Saturday afternoons from 2pm – 4pm EST.

He will also continue to help out with rated battlegrounds as well. An additional note to all of this is that we will now have 2 nights for rated PVP battlegrounds, Sunday and Tuesday, both starting at 8pm EST.

Since the last raid roundup, the Mythic team has reached 9/10 heroic and 1/10 mythic. The Weekend Warriors are 10/10 normal and 3/10 heroic. Neither team has advanced this quickly into new content before, and both teams are experiencing the pains of fast progression and the stress of improving quickly. We’ll be going over some of the difficult areas that members of each team needs to focus on to get over their respective hurdles – mostly down to better communication and positioning.

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Hello Mythic Raiders!

As we move into heroic full time, we want to make sure everyone is putting their best foot forward! As such, we’re asking you to send Tiraffe and/or Quetzie a self-evaluation of your performance thus far in the tier. Consider what your strengths are, and where you are struggling. We ask that you tell us 3 things that you can improve on, and how you intend to do so (please be more specific than “die less” or “higher DPS”). These evals don’t have to be long – a few sentences is fine.

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