World of Warcraft 10th Anniversary
I received an unexpected package from Blizzard on Friday. Apparently they sent a reward to everyone who started their account at launch and has maintained it throughout the entire 10 year history of WoW. The statuette is a scale replica of the Orc Wolfrider that guards the entrance to Blizzard HQ. Very cool!
Despite a delayed start and a frightening shortage of healers, tonight the
On the positive side, we had a blast, we improved on each attempt and we ultimately downed the boss. On the "needs improvement" front, we ended up having to PUG a couple healers and DPS in order to have enough firepower to finish.
I'll be starting a poll in the forums to determine which day(s) work best for everyone going forward. Hopefully we'll have enough people interested that we can field a 100% guild team in the future.Lok'tar!
Archon to depose Warlords!
Starting on Wednesday, 1/14/15, Archon will be venturing into Highmaul Citadel for our first attempt at WoD raiding. If you haven't already responded to your calendar invite, please take a moment to do so.
Warlords of Draenor pre-patch hits Tuesday, 10/14!
The countdown to Warlords of Draenor shifts into high gear this Tuesday with the release of WoW patch 6.0.2. This patch unleashes a horde of changes: new models, complete class & skill revamps, and a major stat squish as well as an Iron Horde invasion into the Blasted Lands and a new level 90 Blackrock Spire raid.
Read the official announcement HERE
Well, once again Blizzcon tickets went on sale tonight and once again I found myself stuck in the queue for tickets... Wait, what? Holy crap. Holy Crap. HOLY CRAP!
I'M GOING TO BLIZZCON!!!
I'm not sure how much traffic we actually get here, but I'm thrilled to provide what support and visibility I can for one of our own:
Welcome back, Okla!
It's only taken me roughly 3 years of pestering and cajoling, but I'm proud to announce that Okla has, at long last, returned to Archon where he belongs!
My alarm went off at 21:55 local and I started refreshing the blizzard store page in anticipation of Blizzcon 2013 tickets going on sale. Within seconds, I was in the 6293rd in the queue and counting down. Unfortunately, tickets sold out while there were still 2000 bodies ahead of me in line. Which makes THIS even more infuriating
I recognize that trying to manage the logistics around an event of this size can't possibly be easy, but there's got to be a solution that doesn't leave thousands of excited players stuck left wanting while unscrupulous scalpers flood e-bay with overpriced tickets.Discuss
Mumble is back online
Data center maintenance has concluded and our voice server is once again operational.
Archon prepares to raid Pandaria!
Signups are now open for our first forays into Pandaria raiding. These will be casual, no-pressure raids roughly one night per week. If interested, please see this thread to sign up.
Recently, I had cause to upgrade my trusty gaming setup. I've been using dual monitors for a while now but decided to replace my aging laptop with a 3rd screen. While it was a bit pricier than I'd realized, and the initial setup was more than a little wonky, I'm quite happy with the current arrangement. I can use one of the screens as a display for my work laptop during the day, then switch over to ultra-widescreen gaming in the evenings. Here's a couple shots I took this past weekend for reference. You can find others, and the full-size versions of these, in the Gallery.
Mists of Pandaria Release Date announced
The latest expansion to WoW is now scheduled to go live on September 25th. I'll be back in game for the level grind, at least, and I hope to see many of the guild running around again as well.
Congratulations to the <Archon> raid team once again for their first kill of Cho'gall. With this victory, the guild is only one kill away from earning the coveted Phoenix mount!
Congratulations to the raid team on their first kill of Nefarian! Blackwing Descent is officially clear and we now turn our attention to Cho'gall and his minions.
Congratulations to the raid team who downed Magmaw and Omnotron this week after several weeks of cancelled raids and frustration. Special thanks to Tubman and Talasi for going the extra mile to get us moving again. It looks as though we finally have things back on track, so please visit the raid thread and sign up if you're interested in being part of the team.