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17
May
09

From the Flames, as Chance Would Have It

There would rise those with hearts forged from ice. Ladies, gentlemen. Brothers and sisters of the Order of Dark Crag, the Frozen Ascendancy has risen again!  The Frozen Ascendancy was the guild I ran back on the Game That Must Not Be Named, with an evolution of four years and a bloodied road of gold. Eventually we rerolled the guild to “Frozen Supremacy”, once we’d done everything you possibly could in said game. Having found a new world, ripe for domination, we will rise.

For those of you that wish to join our Ascendancy on our path to undeniable victory, contact myself on Laionhart or Meteorfall on Luxeon. We’re also interested in forming Alliances, and have been discussing it with a few guilds with whom we share common interests.

But yes, each Sunday, or Saturday, I will be posting a little update to inform you all of what we got up to this week! So here it is!

This week; Frozen Ascendancy was formed. Yay. Since then, we have been very active in ORVR this week, I have led keep raids with at least one group with Ascendants within. Seeing as this was our first week we haven’t done much ‘as a guild’, but tonight will mark our first “Guild Title Run”, wherein we get a group, or warband, and run North from Altdorf, all the way up to the Chaos Wastes, in an effort to pick up the cool titles, like “Scion of Anarchy“, “King Slayer” and “Foe of the Dark Gods“. It’s a lot of fun and also offers a lot of XP rewards from “Notable Persons” and Tome Unlocks.

We’ve made friends with the guilds Warpath and One Legion. One Legion‘s guild lead, Lumani, is a pretty cool guy. We had two ORVR warbands running around and we were sending whispers to co-ordinate them. I spent Sixteen Hours in ORVR on friday night. Of course I’d like, go AFK every so often. I spent an hour AFK in Mandred’s Hold during an attack by Destruction. I came back, as an R15 White Lion, with my influence capped. It was win.

On the subject of “win”, I’d like to discuss these Medallions. It’s cool how cheap things are now. My WL had full Obliterator at R13. And I killed an R12 Magus as an R8 Warrior-Priest, and it somehow dropped a Tier 4 medallion. Did you know they convert into 125 Tier 1 Medallions? Oh yeah. Full Decimator and half of Obliterator at R8. Happy me. What I’d like to see, is for Battlefield Objective Heroes drop one for every person who killed it, and for the “Defend [Keep Name]” quest to reward at least one.

I’d also like to bring up another issue, not just with ORVR, but with warbands in general. If you are in a warband that is actually doing something, like, I don’t know, a keep raid, have the common decency to not take the scenario pop. Or better yet, unqueue. I’m sick of having to kick people every five minutes because they’re in Stonetroll Crossing! Also, this one’s a bit harder, try not to goof off and do your own thing if you’re in a warband doing ORVR. It’s annoying and it wastes precious space. Do you think Warband spots grow on trees!? No they do not.

I’m sorry for the rant and ragepost. But seriously. Enough’s enough. Consider yourself lucky I didn’t get on a DPS Archmage rant. In closing; join Frozen Ascendancy if you play Order on Dark Crag. Also. Don’t be stupid. Have some consideration.

And remember; when life gives you lemons, blood for the blood god.

12
May
09

Frustration is REALLY getting me

So, the Herald’s Twitter gave a code(s ?) out again today. When I saw the announcement, I literally refreshed my page every 1 minute.

I was getting very hungry and decided “Hmm… I’ll try to stay close to my computer while I make meselfz something to eat.” Once I’m done, I refresh the twitter page and WHAT ? The code went out 8 minutes ago… SHIIIT ! Of course, it was allready used… I’m hoping they’re giving out another one cos’ the announcement did say Codes with an “s”. So yeah, this time I ain’t movin, and wish me luck yet again, to get those oh-so wanted in-game items.

CODES FOR THE STT GOD

11
May
09

I must be lucky…

Those Twitter giveaway codes are killing me. Now that I’ve changed my account to the US Herald, the damn codes work. So today I was all like “I hope Josh gives out some of the LotD codez… gwahahaha”. Of course, I forgot all about that after an hour or two.

I log in on Twitter… HOLY *censored for copyright purposes*, he gave codes out 16 minutes ago, if I’m lucky, one of em’ will still work. Anxiously enough, non of em’ worked GAH.

Nevertheless, I’m determined to get those shineyz soon enough. I guess I’ll camp in front of my screen until someone gives codes away. That could last long.

Oh and yeah, when I was on the EU Herald, I’d always manage to log on Twitter like 1 minute after a giveaway was done. Greaaaat.

That was my rant of the day folks, and wish me luck. Ima need a lawt of Hot Pockets.

Eat your veggies !

10
May
09

WCPI, and more.

Before I get too into it I am sad to announce that Dont, the writer from Blame The Healer has chosen to definitely not resubscribe to Warhammer. He, like the others, will be sorely missed, but we’d still like to see you guys around, on MSN, even. Blame the Healer is the blog that stood out most to me, as a great blog and a catchy name. It was my old WoW guild’s motto. “If anything goes wrong, blame the healer.” Theerivs from Way of the Chosen has also decided to quit the game. Girl IRL, a WAR blog by Jennifer, who I’m disappointed I never got to catch up with ingame on the server we both play Destruction on; Praag, has quit WAR, but has a new blog we can read.

And the funny part is that THESE WERE THE PEOPLE I WERE GOING TO WCPI FOR THIS WEEK. Bastards. So here’s Incoming Pull by Tulane Grimm.

This blog is great and I’m disappointed I didn’t get into it sooner. Grimm, as cliche’d as it sounds, “tells it like it is”. He has practical advice, such as how to stave off boredom and not losing interest in the game. I highly recommend Incoming Pull. Read it. Or there’ll be Witch Elves waiting for you…and not in the good way.

In other news, Meteorfall has switched to US realms and we’re both now playing Praag (Destruction) and Dark Crag (Order). Look us up!

For all of those disheartened by the losses from our community, stand tall and look onward. For though this game is not perfect, we must hope, and pray to Mork (or is it Gork?) that Mythic see their mistake and learn from it. For if they do not, all shall be lost, another MMO fallen to oblivion and more great potential destroyed by Electronic Arts. Let us hope that this game goes in such a direction that all those who have left, will return.

08
May
09

The US free trial is nice ! Kinda.

Well, I made a trial account today on the WAR US Herald and downloaded the 6GB+ patches (Hurray for the 4 and a half hour wait !) so I could finally play the game with my fellow writer here, Mike. Logged on to the game and… only 3 servers ? Yes, the Trial account limits you to only 3 servers, which are apparently the less-populated ones aswell. So I had the choice between, Ironclaw, Magnus and Gorfang. We chose Ironclaw, which didn’t turn out too well because it’s an Oceanic server and it wa about 2am in Australia. Great. So Gorfang it was, he rolled a Blorc and I rolled a Shammy.

As I log in, I get instantly gold-spammed. Wow, on EU servers I had NEVER been actually /w’ed by gold farmers. Of course I’d receive mails giving me gold offers, but never an actual tell. What I saw next is that the server was pretty high populated in comparison to EU servers. And it’s supposed to be one of the lowest populated. NICE ! There were like constantly 5 players doing the PQs. NICE ! Anywho, we were levelling and doin’ scenarios, and there was one little issue I discovered. I’m not sure if this is related to the Trial Account, the US server or anything, but sometimes, I had problems targeting enemies with my mouse. I would go over them but clicking wouldn’t target ’em. Weird.

The lag. And holy shit I didn’t expect this, THERE IS NO LAG. I live in Europe, and I had almost less lag in US scenarios than in EU ones. NICE ! As for the trial period itself, it’s 10 days, that’s pretty good. But you’re limited to Rank 10. Meaning T1, but not even R11. For 10 days that’s pretty not gewd since you can get to R10 pretty fast, especially when the servers you’re on have +20% Exp for being ‘low populated”.

Also, you can’t use features like mail, or the Auction House on a trial account, and maybe some more things, didn’t really check. But, you CAN go to Altdorf/Inevitable City, which is pretty fun… kinda.

Hitting scenarios with Mike was pretty fun. He’s the guy who shouts “FOR THE HORDE” and constantly speaks in Region and Scenario channels. I kinda do too, HATE ME NAO. But once again, the gold-spamming in scenarios was HELL. I must of been /w’ed 15 times during one of those Khaine’s Embrace we did. I had “Go fuck yourself.” on copy just in case ^^.

I’ve spoken with a few European players who play on US servers on Warhammer Alliance and I’m not sure if I want to change my subscription to the US servers so I can play with Mike, which is initially why I started WAR. Cos’ there are a few things that bother me :

-I have Collector’s Edition on my EU account. And I won’t have it on my US one since I’ll be directly updating my trial account. And I liek my CE rewardz… a lot.

-I believe I’ll have to pay for the retail “box” again. Gah -_-

-OMG Therez a loadin’ scr33n on da USandA verzion that’z not on da EU 1. Wif’ a hammer ‘n’ shit. And u cnt skip itz !!!1!11!eleventyone!!1

-Also, since there’s a 6h difference between Europe and the United States (7h for Eastern time I believe), I won’t be on at primetime a lot, unless I play at like.. 2am -_-

-Europe has World First King Kills. NICE !

But yeah, the Collector’s Edition thing is a bummer. BUT, there is a nice counterpart to this. The Teef’N’Spikes, Skaven Skin Cloak and other code thingeys will finally work ! Hurray for that ! Oh please Josh Drescher, I know you read this blog, please give out moar codes on your twitter 😉

So yeah, I would like to hear you guys’ opinions on this, please post a comment and tell me if I should  switch to the US Herald or not.

Sankyu my dear readers !

MILK FOR THE COW GOD

lololol

07
May
09

A short notice : THERE ARE TWO WRITERS HERE

In case you didn’t know (and I’m sure half of you didn’t), Spank the Tank has two writers. Yes, that’s right, two writers. And I’m sure most of you don’t read that little gray box under the article title, but actually, that’s where you can see who wrote it ! So yeah, there’s the incredbly seductive Meteorfall, also known as the Female-Magnet. And then there’s Mike.

Next time you read something, be sure to look at that little gray box to see who wrote it.

MILK FOR THE COW GOD

-Meteorfall (As opposed to Mike).

06
May
09

Mike’s Quest For Power; Need Reinforcements

It’s no great secret that the key to kicking ass is having a good guild by your side and a heavy meatshield in front of you. As I already have a meatshield, named Zac, who is incidentally the winner of our old tagline contest, I need a guild.

I’ve kind of been bouncing around guilds, entering and leaving at a whim. A few things put me off, like when someone just throws a random invite to the whole group to join the frigging guild. I have standards, I’m sorry.

This part of the rant won’t make as much sense if you don’t play Order-side Dark Crag, but hey, I do. There’s a little group of guilds there. Perchance you have heard of them; Ruin, Rhuin, Ruination and maybe even Rhuination. There’s upwards of four. There’s always people from these guilds spamming T1 Empire Region Chat with invites. Zerg guild. I would never join one.

Or RAHSTYLES. This man is a fucktard. A rank 20 Knight who refuses to level past 20 and does nothing but create zerg guilds that do nothing except have guilds in FULL CAPS CUZ CAPS ARE AWESOME. I’ve talked with the dude. He’s an idiot and half the channel was abusing him and mocking his guild. So yeah. Avoid RAHSTYLES TRAUMA UNIT and whatever else has RAHSTYLES.

Right now I’m playing Destruction on Praag, and I’m having a look around. Have not seen a single amusing guild name yet. Magius (or was it Lucan?) had “Squig Stole My Hat”, Ironclaw had the “Squig Cub Clubbing Club” and Dark Crag has “Ctrl-Alt-Elite”. Guild names that gave me a giggle. And in the case of Ctrl-Alt-Elite, kicked my ass in Mourkain Temple when all of their side was a premade.

I’m not gonna name the guild I’m in at the moment, cos that wouldn’t be nice considering I’m planning on leaving for something better. No offence to the guild but for a guild with 370 players there is never more than five people online. And they’re scattered across the world. But, y’know, take what you can get. The whole “look for a guild” thing is awesome but I’d feel weird being all “oh hey can I join your guild I saw it on the guilds page”. That’s just me.

So I put this to ya. Who, on Praag’s Destruction army, wants to make a guild with me? Ladyrevan, Disciple of Khaine, currently level 17 but I’m getting levels pretty quickly. Guild will be;

  • casual/hardcore. It sounds like a redundant contradiction but it’s not. Basically means you can go at your own speed but we also welcome hardcore players.
  • ORVR, Scenario, PQ and Lair/Dungeon based. Just do whatever’s going on.
  • Organized, but not strict. We’ll have officers and the like but won’t be dicks about rank.

And now for a name… I’m just gonna throw a few around. You’ll be able to see a definite ‘style’ to the names. They’re just the names I’m thinking of.

Frozen Ascendancy. The Coming Curse. For the Fallen. The Soulforged. Kinslayers. Reign of the Wicked. Requiem of Discord. Crucible of WAR. Unleash Annihilation.

Anyone’s free to join, but y’know, usual rules of human decency apply. This invitation is also extended to the people of other blogs. Would that this happened months ago so I may have been able to play with Omelettez and Pancakez… but I digress. Depending on how the guild goes I’ll make a regular “what we did this week” post.

If you’d like to get in on this, contact me ingame on Ladyrevan, via whisper or mail, or just leave a comment here. Destruction-army, Praag. Will you answer this call to arms? This call of honour? This call of duty!?

We will stand where others fall! We will arise! We will divide! We have the power to bring the end!