Musings of a dedicated player on the state of the World of Warcraft
Re-enlisted today….September 2013 is my new parole date.
I, (2nd from the left in the photo, kneeling), was recently promoted to Recruitment Officer in my merry band of Dwarves, <Clan Battlehammer>, Emerald Dream-US. So I figured that I’d use this forum to potentially entice new recruits.
Emerald Dream-US, is an RP-PvP server and one of the last bastions of World PvP. The number of active WPvP guilds probably slightly favors the Horde, but we Alliance are scrappy little buggers. Tol Barad possession changes multiple times during the day, and a 3 man gank crew can turn into 20-30 players in a matter of minutes.
Last night saw a flurry of activity. We heard that there was an Alliance guild planning on taking out the faction leader of Silvermoon City. so we decided to attack Thunder Bluff as well. After killing Baine, we got word that Darnassus was under attack by members of 2 Horde guilds. We had a mage port us over there and defended Tyrande alongside our allies, <Kingship of the East>, only to then find out that Ironforge was under attack. The Horde managed to take down Moira and Falstad, but Muradin was saved.
These are the kinds of evenings one can expect on Emerald Dream-US
<Clan Battlehammer> is an all Dwarf guild that focuses on World PvP, but has Rated BG teams as well as a small group of PvE players who are looking to raid. *Do not come to our guild if you are looking for a PvE experience though*, we are a PvP guild first and foremost. Twice a week we have formal events (CTA’s) where we ride into battle, 30+ strong, all levels invited, and try to go find a fight. We usually find one. The rest of the week may include some impromptu battles, RBGs or just BG’s in general.
If this sounds like something you would enjoy, I advise you to check out our website at www.guildportal.com/Guild/320395 , to learn more about our recruitment process. If you would like to see us in action for yourself, roll an alt on ED and come to Ironforge at 8pm server time, Mondays and Fridays, to see us assemble and ride off to battle.
Well, I spent the past week dropping and leveling 4 different professions on my Warrior and Hunter. I picked up Blacksmithing and Jewelcrafting on my Warrior, and Mining and Engineering on my Hunter. My JC is up to about 505, and I will start leveling BS this week when I have time. My goal is to be pretty self sufficient with my toons on Emerald Dream. My mage is also on the server and is an Herbalist/Transmute specialist for gems.
With my Warrior only needing conquest points, I have been spending more time with my Hunter in BG’s. He’s BM specced and I usually run with one of my 3 spirit beasts, unless it is a capture the flag type BG, then I use a silithid. I’ve also been spending time with my enhancement shaman.
My GM ran across my blog last week and asked me if I would try posting news of our bi-weekly CTA’s (Call to Arms), in character and then copy and paste them into our realm forums. I thought it sounded like fun, so I decided to make a new Tumblr as a journal of Rannok, a Warrior of <Clan Battlehammer>. I should have my first post there later today and will provide the link if anyone is interested. This will be the first time I’ve tried any real RPing. Emerald Dream is an RP-PvP server, and although I don’t actively seek out RP, if someone asks me something in character, I’ll usually play along for a little bit before excusing myself.
Last night, <Clan Battlehammer> of Emerald Dream-US, assembled for some World PvP goodness. Our 30+ strong Dwarven mob began the evening with our usual pre-battle march from Ironforge to Stormwind, via the Deeprun Tram. We ported to Theramore and then, knowing it was a suicide mission, dive-bombed into Orgrimmar, killing quite a few NPC’s and players before being overwhelmed by Horde.
That was just the beginning. After regrouping, we decided that we wanted to own Undercity. Our intentions were not to kill Sylvanas, but rather to lock down the city and claim it as our own. Our first move was to secure the portal area, so that we could take out anyone porting in to defend the city. We then moved to the center of the city and held it down.
Apparently both of the major Horde side PvP guilds were doing rated BG’s at the time, so we didn’t get much of a reaction, which was dissapointing, so we ended up killing Sylvanas and leaving.
This was the first time that I have done any world PvP on Emerald Dream where Horde didn’t show up en masse to defend a city. There were a few people who tried to repel us, and I salute them, but there wasn’t enough of them to turn the tide of the battle.
On an individual note, I dropped both of my professions on my Hunter and Warrior this weekend. I decided to make my Hunter a gatherer, picking up Mining and Herbalism, and my Warrior (my main), is a Jewelcrafter and Alchemist (Xmute spec for gems). I am hoping to have both professions maxed out by Sunday, but depending on how many RBG’s I run this week, I may not have the time.
I also plan on creating a Troll Warrior on Ysondre to join up with some fellow Tumblies in the guild <Dashboard>.
Finally, I think I am going to start a PvP arc for my next few posts. Topics will include, PvP basics, Surviving a PvP server, Battlegrounds, and how I think each class is faring in Season 11 so far.
As I previously blogged, I recently took my warrior and joined an all Dwarf PvP guild, <Clan Battlehammer>, on Emerald Dream-US, an RP-PvP server. So far it’s been an incredible experience. Twice a week we have “Call to Arms” events which range from full on city raids to patrolling lowbie zones to defend levelers from gankers.
We are primarily a PvP guild, but since we are also on an RP server, we like to start off our events with a little Pomp and Circumstance. Usually this means lining up in formation in Ironforge and marching off to the Deeprun Tram to Stormwind and then continuing our march to the gates of Stormwind before either porting to our destination, or mounting our flyers.
For the most part, the denizens of IF and SW like it when we do this. We usually are cheered and a lot of lowbies like to run alongside us as we march. However, this is not always the case. We are generally well liked on our server by Alliance and Horde guilds alike. Two of the most prominent world PvP Horde guilds on the server, The Crew and HK Army, usually have positive things to say about us when people inquire about Alliance PvP guilds on our realm forums, and we do the same for them. We are competitive but respect each other.
However, there is one Alliance guild on our server that is well known for their love of griefing, and they made an appearance at our CTA event last night. 37 Battlehammers assembled last night to take down Cairne Bloodhoof, after taking out the Blood Elf leader the previous week.
After engaging Cairne, an Alliance bear druid showed up and kept taunting him and forcing him to reset on us. He did this 3 times, and by that time a good number of Horde had showed up and we were no match for their combined forces as well as Cairne 2 shotting non tanks.
While the actions of that druid are annoying, it didn’t stop us from having fun that night and later on, we logged onto some alts on Moon Guard to visit another all Dwarf guild. We even ventured into the den of iniquity that is the Moon Guard Goldshire Inn. I’ll post about that adventure later today or tomorrow.