MinistryofDefense

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Raiding

Raid schedule (EST):

Wednesday 7 – 9 (6:30 – 6:50 invites) Progression
Saturday 5 – 7 (4:30 – 4:50 invites) Progression
Monday 7 – 9 (6:30 – 6:50 invites) Farm bosses/Alt Runs before reset

Raid schedule (Server Time):

Wednesday 4 – 6 (3:30 – 3:50 invites) Progression
Saturday 2- 4 (1:30 – 1:50 invites) Progression
Monday 4- 6 (3:30 – 3:50 invites) Farm bosses/Alt Runs before reset
(All raiding events will be posted in-game as server time as of 3/3/2018)

Basics rules:

  • Be on time
  • Don’t stand in fire
  • Use the Discord
  • Be kind

For a more in-depth look at what we require to Raid and what is required to be promoted to the illustrious Raider status, see our Rules & Regulations page.

Throwback Thursday: Legion Raids Interest

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been itching to get achievements and transmogs from Legion raids before the content gets old – especially The Chosen, which will vanish when BFA launches!

For those who don’t know me, I was the primary (only) Raid Lead for Ministry of Defense in the first half of Legion, back before I took a year off to regain my sanity from yelling at fuckers not to stand in fire concentrate on finishing other games. You might hear people call me “Raid Mom”. I’m familiar with all the fights up through Nighthold, which netted me an Ahead of the Curve: Xavius and Ahead of the Curve: Helya (I quit before we finished Nighthold Heroic. RIP my cheevos.).

I’m itching to Raid Lead again, so I thought this would be a great opportunity to scratch that itch AND benefit all the guild members who lack Mythic kills, transmogs, and experience in general with Legion’s earliest raids.

My goal is to get all of our normal raiders The Chosen, so we’ll likely spend every Thursday starting on mythic ToV before moving on to one of the other three early legion raids.

If the idea of a Throwback Thursday Legion Raid strikes your fancy, react to this post in the MoD Website Feed Discord Channel with the MoD banner! If I net enough interest, I’ll start organizing a time and start date!

Heroic Raid Progression this Saturday 2pm server/ 5pm eastern

Just a reminder, we are progressing in heroic Antorus this Saturday. If you want to raid with us, you need an ilvl of 940 and make sure you have read the rules and requirements to raid (located here: https://www.ministryofdefense.net/raiding/raiding-rules-and-regulations/) AND have either messaged Zextol, Ganelon, Telanlan, or Quetzie that you agree to the rules by Saturday AM. There are no exceptions to this rule. It is to ensure the success of the guild as we progress through harder material.

Reminder: New Raid Rules & Times

Just a reminder to all our raiders: We have a few new Rules & Regulations you need to check out before tomorrow. After you’ve read them, go to the Raid Announcements Discord channel for further instructions. Finally, make sure you’ve watch all the assigned Raider Homework videos before Saturday.

On account of the holiday weekend, we might not have a full raid for either Saturday (progression) or Sunday (old raids), but we will have alternate activities planned if that’s the case.

Tanking in a Half Shell:
Turtle Power

We had some…slight…difficulties finishing Aggramar due to our tanks having a mixup (despite otherwise performing perfectly for their first time together, might I add!). After the tanks went down in quick succession (including a battle-res that served to do little more than waste a GCD), Aggramar ripped through the raid until he found a turtle whose shell he just couldn’t quite crack. You could even say we were shell-shocked by the result 😉

This PoV is courtesy of Khaanatra.

Old Raids with Orek: Classic!

Yesterday the guild had its’ inaugural Sunday Fun Night, where we’ll go for achievements and transmogs as a Guild group!

The night took us on a whirlwind tour of the Classic Raids: Molten Core, Blackwing Lair, Ruins Ahn’Qiraj, and  Temple of Ahn’Qiraj. While some of the most desired pieces of transmog gear unfortunately didn’t drop, we found ourselves with a plethora of Red Battle Tanks – more than enough for everyone who still needed one! In addition, several people were able to check a few rare Battle Pets off their bucket list.

As a result of the runs, though, we successfully completed the Classic Raid achievement!

Following the four Classic raids, we moved on to helping one of our newer Guild Members, Zuldat, experience some of the Cataclysm content he missed while taking a break from the game. Having not played since WotLK, he was taken aback to see the damage that had been done to Mount Hyjal in his absence. Prompted by our tales of Ragnaros’ sins, he vowed to bring down the rogue Elemental Lord, plunging into the Firelands with his guild behind him.

When we had some issues with Only The Penitent during our striving for the achievements, we took a quick break and redirected our focus onto Al’Akir in the Throne of the Four Winds, bringing him down before he could even respond to us.

Returning to the Firelands after that, we resolved ourselves to push on, and successfully brought down Ragnaros for the second time that evening. All in all, it was a great experience for everyone involved, and if it is any indication of what Sunday nights will be for the Guild, you should do your best to come experience it with us!

– Orektarg

Here’s a complete list of achievements that were completed last night, between members and the guild:

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Tomb of Sargeras Guild Run Raffle Winners

Thanks to everyone who helped out with the Tomb of Sargeras Guild Run Achievement this past Monday! We have two winners for the raffle we just held for those who participated. Lisse won a Sentinel’s Eternal Refuge (Leather Legendary) and Lunzzul won 5000g courtesy of Ganelon.

Be sure to sign up for this Sunday’s (3/25) Legacy Guild run at 3:30pm server/6:30pm eastern. There will be another raffle for those who help out and participate!

Guild Clear of Tomb of Sargeras (Full Guild Run)

Tonight, March 19, 2018, The Ministry of Defense slapped Kil’Jaden in the face with a Tomb of Sargeras Guild Run. There were some moments where things looked grim, but through our perseverance and hard work we downed him. Good work to everyone and congrats on your new Legendaries to Lunzzul (http://www.wowhead.com/item=137040/chatoyant-signet) and Brassica (http://www.wowhead.com/item=137054/the-walls-fell). Keep up the good work and I look forward to our next raid clear.