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August 29, 2009

At a Crossroads

First of all, No, I will not be talking about the town we have an odd obsession with.

 I wish to speak seriously for a moment. Our guild is in dire straits, and I do not exaggerate this; our leaders have next to vanished due to real-life issues, and those that were left in control have not been able to get on enough nor have the authority to create raids in their absence, leaving a once brimming calender bone dry. This dramatic change has begun to affect the guild in troublesome ways. Just in the pass two days, we have lost three of our finest members: Viggtarsky has transferred servers, Bubbletroubl has quit WoW, at least until Cataclysm releases, and just tonight Achingtree left the guild, citing that it was pointless to stay in a guild that did nothing. Unfortunately, many of our remaining guild members, myself included, share his sentiments. I fear that, unless Muj and Ross can somehow return to the game and re-take the helm of this aimless ship, the Alliance of the Steadfast will soon run aground. I sincerely hope that I am wrong, but I can see no other alternative given our current path.

 That being said, if you still have hope for this guild, and trust that it may once again rise from the ashes and return to its former glory, I ask you to hold your ground for as long as possible. At the same time, however, I entirely understand if you decide to leave; we all have goals and agendas, and we should do everything in our power to achieve them. The choice is yours.

 As for me, as a loyal contributor and proud member of the Alliance of the Steadfast, I will hold my position until the final ember dies.

Stay strong, friends.

-Gielnor

P.S. To Muj and Ross: I am sorry if this has upset you, but I felt that it is wrong to ingnore the truth for so long. I pray everything works out between you two, whatever it is. 

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UPDATE 8-31-09:

Ross and Muj have been unable to log on due to their computers being confiscated. Ross logged on tonight, but unfortunately I missed her. Muj is still rogue.

I would also like to take this opportunity to say farewell to one of our best guild members and a very good friend, Obeewan (though now going by Wargasm and having a somewhat slimmer form), who left the guild tonight. You are a very friendly and entertaining man, and I wish you only the best in your future endeavors, both in WoW and beyond. You will be missed.

 

August 18, 2009

Only a Flesh Wound!

The Alliance of the Steadfast made another great leap into Ulduar as the mighty (and Monty Pythonesque) Kologarn (who appears to be more of a liability than an asset) fell to our punishment! Thanks to Mujahadeen (not pictured), Nomadic, Viggtarsky, Obeewan, Cryingfish, Bubbletroubl, Barancus, Achingtree, Mentat and myself, with a special thanks to Khazrefugee of <Femme Fatal> for the help and strategy tips.

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In preparation for the coming renewal of the Onyxia raid, AotS members set out to create a chain of dragons from one end of the world. However, their dreams fell short as they realized that only six dragons were available.

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That's all for now! If you have any suggestion for future articles that concern the guild, guild members, or WoW in general, message me in-game or email me at megamannt451@aol.com .

Cheers!

-Gielnor

August 14, 2009

Onyxia Returns to Endgame

 BANNER

 (I'm back! Check out my new header :D)

In celebration of WoW's 5-year anniversary this fall, the classic Onyxia raid will be permanently converted into a modern 10/25-man raid for level 80 players! The change will be made in patch 3.2.2, and will include new gear modeled to resemble the original loot. For the full story, check out the Blizzard article.

 

August 10, 2009

Deconstructing Deconstructor!

In our second (or third?) foray against Deconstructor, we deconstructed him after slaying Flame Leviathan and Razorscale. Of course I forgot to get a screenshot, but nonetheless we should be proud we are progressing despite not being obsessively focused on clearing Ulduar 4 nights a week.

August 07, 2009

Call of the Crusade

The new dungeon/raid we'll be working on, in addition to Ulduar, to prepare to take on the Lich King!

August 03, 2009

Double Dungeon Madness!

 

Multiple baddies felt the wrath of the Steadfast tonight as we rampaged through both Ulduar and Vault of Archavon. In Ulduar, Razorscale (or Veranus, for those who did the Hodir quest chain), fell to AotS after only one wipe thanks to the efforts of tanks Nomadic and Mentat; healers Ruiea, Bubbletroubl and Cryingfish; and DPS Viggtarsky, Pcklshelper, Barancus, Virulenta, and Gielnor.

Razorscale 

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Nomadic is a little camera shy :).

After the XT-002 Deconstuctor proved to be a little too much, we decided to return to VoA and, after several painfully close attempts and one very uncooperative Minion, we were able to vanquish the giant Emalon! Thanks goes to everyone mentioned above, minus ross (she was tired) and plus healer Chubbyhealz (who somehow managed to sneak out of both of my shots. You're there in spirit, Chubby!)

Emalon 

Once again, Nomadic displays his inability to stand in the beam of a camera flash.

Remember, Mentat is still our Field Captain, so if there is any specific dungeon/ raid you would like to run during the week, ask him and he will try to slot it in.

That's all for this week. If you would like a personal achievement, guild activity, or other guild or member-related story featured, message me in-game or e-mail me at megamannt451@aol.com

Enjoy those tasty, tasty epics!

 Gielnor