Archive for September, 2010
It was almost two years ago… I was on the look-out for a friendly guild to get back into raiding after a relaxing break. Dragonblood Conclave and then Violent Noise have fallen and none of the other raiding guilds felt close to what I was looking for: a new place to call home. Among all the trade nonsense, a to-the-point recruitment ad got my attention: “oh hai there…”
That greeting was -at the time- not followed by impressive achievements or even a promise of the success to follow. It was a plain call to swing by a web site, this web site, where a new community was brewing. I did just that. The effort those people have put into the site, the apparent good taste in design and common sense behind each post got me hooked. I sure was going to follow their progress. A few days later, I decided to give it a shot. I worked on my in-character application for some long hours and posted it, eagerly refreshing the content of the page, waiting for first reactions. After a while I got some friendly replies that only strengthened my excitement about this community.
I was trying to make a case for raiding as frost. We all agreed that this was not the best idea, but it was not all about the damage output back then. Luckily Anubelle and Jomotei, although I could sense they had some doubts on my choice of spec, decided to offer me a spot. One of the best times I had in-game began.
Rules were clear, yet not really needed, raiding was fun, progress was impressive. From a guild of 7 at the start of Wrath (yes, an instance group with a couple of back-ups), without any realm and -of course- far from any world ranking, straight to prime raiding guild horde side, a close realm second and worldwide top 400. And all this progress with just three raiding days per week. I call this impressive and challenge you to disagree.
I feel grateful for all the fun I have had over the past two years. I truly want to thank Anubelle and Jomotei for creating this awesome guild, Anubelle, Jomotei and Apteryx for making sure we all have a great time raiding and of course each and every one of you for making this the greatest community to be in.
High Warlord Niove of The Hungering Cold