So during the raid we were all messing up and so Anarchy was yelling: Y'all just making a spectacle of yourselves with this behaviour.
And then i was thinking:
God that was so cornea
And then i was trying to dot all the adds but Skilled discovered me and said
Eye see what you are doing there
which at point Hispida added:
As so do eye
and then i had to ask Thyranos if he would allow me to help out with the adds and he said:
Eye will not allow it
Then we continued wiping and Elantris was saying :
I retina this'll go on for a while...
After that comment all of us were feeling a bit awkward so someone had to break the eyes.
So at this point Chip yells:
Eye carumba and dies from the boss
So Minasmorgoul has to rez him but he missed but he almost gets himself killed by one of the adds At this point Amazingunz was spot healing him. The Boss was killed and we were going to lash out but Thyranos said:
Eye have sacrificed everything what have you given?
At this point we were teyered so we put a lid on it and went to bed!
For a couple of weeks now that I have glanced on this part of website with the feeling that I should make a journal entry but sometimes what you should and what you want are kind of different, sometimes because you just don't have anything to say, other times because you are simply not in the mood but usually you can find a plethora of excuses not do it, in my case it was because I wanted to type something with meaning and that should make sense to all of you that will be reading this and honestly that time was not the right moment. That moment arrived today.
So far we went a long road, from the break up of Insomnia to the creation of Tempest we spend some time trying to find our own identity from the shadows of a server 12th in SoO patch (Insomnia) to a mediocre Ahead of the Curve Heroic Black Hand (Tempest) in the very last day of the patch but If I'm to be totally honest both had same sense of accomplishment and happiness. The later provided the stable ground for us to move into Mythic Raiding and in the Hellfire Citadel patch we achieved 5/13 Mythic before Christmas but when we returned from the holidays break we end up losing some players to in real life situations. Finding new recruits was hard specially when it came to proper replacements, pugging was a mess with people leaving after a wipe or after a kill so I ended up doing what felt right at that time, calling it a day and announcing that the guild would stop raiding. So I told you guys to find guilds with a steady team where you could finish your Mythic Progression and most if not all of you managed to do that.
At that point I was still undecided if I should or not rebuild and if so where. During that time I went back to my roots and joined an old guild for some raiding (League of Dusk who had recently moved to Silvermoon) as they had a tank spot since their tank was on a break. My time raiding with them helped me clear my head to think about what to do but it was not until after some people reached back to me asking what I was planning to do that my decision became totally clear. I was going to give one last try at Guild management and Raid leading and it would be in Grim Batol.
And so it came to be, the message went far a beyond and most people returned to Tempest, some couldn't or wouldn't and that is fine and understandable, they will remain friends that just happen to be playing with other people. But those that returned....oh boy...I don't have words to describe the feeling and the meaning it had for me. Refreshed and ready to do better we started our recruitment the same time players came back to World of Warcraft to get ready for Legion. The roster started be filled and we seemed ready for the new adventures to come.
Legion hit and our road lead us to where we are now, we are progressing in Emerald Nightmare Mythic without forcing some weird schedule or insane pressure on players, we are enjoying content while doing our best to clear it before it stops being relevant without compromising our real life duties or the fun and relaxed atmosphere. Every first kill this expansion had the same feeling of accomplishment and success of the old days but it is not because of where we sit in the rankings, it is because of everyone of you in the group, its because we are doing it while remaining true to ourselves and because you make a 20 man group have the same amazing feeling as the old 10 man. To you all a big: Thank You!
I would be lying if I was saying that this was the only reason I found this moment to be fitting to write what I wrote, in reality this was merely a contemplation of our past and our present. What really motivated me to write this is the future (this section is under ''News'' after all). The future looks bright and as we say in Portugal: ''A sorte protege os audazes'' which roughly translates to ''The fortune favors the bold''.
Tempest is growing, and we will be receiving members from the guild ''No Progress Raiding'' into our ranks, some of them have already raided with us (e.g. our first kills on Ursoc and Nightmare Dragons) but we will be extending invitation and welcoming everyone from raiders to socials and pvpers. This means that our Mythic Raiding team will grow and it will solve our attendance issues and remove the need to pug players.
Soon after they join we will be starting a project I had in mind since the start of Tempest but was never able to implement due to the lack of players: Another Raiding Team for the off-days with their own schedule independent from the other Raiding Team. This raiding team is to progress at their own pace but towards the common goal of the guild, enjoyment of the time you are playing together and to help people transition from Social to Raiding and from Raiding to Mythic Raiding. Some might remember we had this in Insomnia and it gave enormous fruits some of which are now Mythic Raiders or even Officers.
Last but not least, this goes without saying but some if not all of us in Tempest know how leaving a guild behind can bring mixed feelings and can be quite hard to get used to so it is also our job to make them feel welcomed and that this is their new home.
So, hello hehe. I guess by now most of you know I play a retribution paladin. Well truth of the matter is i allways played a retri pala. And to be honest i used to suck at it.
Back in wod after insomnia disbanded (without me knowing of anything, was still a pleb) I was looking for a guild to raid in Hellfire Citadel. In trade chat i saw a familiar name, it was in fact Magnosh. He was recruting members to raid in Hellfire Citadel and to be eager to learn and raid. I sucked when i join too.
Fast forword a few weeks and we started raiding. I have no words to describe how much pacient Magnosh was with me. I didnt know which correct talents to use, i didnt know what glyphs, etc. It was with this guild, that raid team, that i learned how to raid, how to be a good player. With the incentive of magnosh I looked for guides and sims about my class, and slowly but surely with the help of my new found friends i was getting better. And yes you had op trinkets and 10+ ivls Awesome XD i remember that quite distinctly.
Nevertheless with time and paciente magnosh and the raid team, one guy that doesnt raid anymore in particular called Wedz forged me in to a good player, They taught me everything i know. Without them i wouldnt be who i am today. I forged friendships in this guild that are worth more than top server progress and achivments. And that is why despite everything i will never leave this guild. And if i do its because all you mofos are going to a different one.
And quoting Thrall now, magnosh. "As long as you lead, I will follow." Thank you for reading boiiissss
I will add Magnoshs the story as i remember it from Tempest vs HFC.
During HFC i played on my retri paladin AwesomeGunz. I had stopped playing a few weeks into BRF and when i saw the trailer for HFC patch i just knew that i would start up again ;) My old guild had merged with another guild and the rest were just disbanded, so i had to look for a new guild. I think i used an entire weeks vacation to do daily quests in tanaan jungle and to fish for crafting materials.
I knew that i had to raid and since pugging sucks, i needed a guild! There was a dude in trade who were recruiting members to start an old guild back up. They had somthing like 8/13 after a couple of weeks and then they recruited an awesome retri paladin. I told the GuildLeader that i wanted to join for heroic progression. Magnosh told me that they were only on 8/13 and planned to get atleast 12 before going heroic so if i wanted heroic this wasent the guild yet. Then i asked somthin like: "But for how long do you plan on taking to get 13/13?" and i got an guildinvite :)
I joined the raids and they were fine, and we did good progression. I also saw on dpsmeter that i was actually in the top, which i wasnt used too (only a stupid mage, Mary, usually beat me, very rarely bobby and skilled). It had payed off to farm all the BoE equipment.
There were also another retri in the raiding rooster (Thats you Chip!! :D) who keeps asking me for advice and telling me what to do. And everytime he told me to do somthing and i didnt because it was bullocks and still beat him on dps, the response were always: "You have fucking op trinkets". I have never had a "rival" before and it was good he always looked every thing up on the internet and new how to maximize my dps.
Soon after i were recruited we stood face to face with Archimonde and he provedto be quit a challenge. So much fire and a soo long encounter made it just a chaos fight. This was also before the pingpong tactic. And officers decided to start hc progression. Item upgrades were gained and setbonuses were collected, and then it didnt took long before archmonde NM died. I think the rest of HFC hc went pretty smooth, maybe not ZhulHorac, until we again stood face to face with Archimonde.
The officers started to plan for a Mythic raiding guild, which mean they had to recruit so we had atleast 20 players for each raid. This meant that alot of new players were recruited. New players are always a good thing, but they will halt the heroic progression, which meant we never really got clean hc runs. Always 3 whipes on Socrethar, and never a clean kill on Iskar. This + the fact that i did horrible at my university made me to decision to have a break from wow. After a couple of month i got hooked again. I dont remember if Tempest got the ArchimondeHC kill the week before i joined or if the first kill was actually on my first week back on the rooster :)
Then shortly after there were a stable rooster and we went into HFC again, but this time on mythic. First boos were easy, as long we there were enough DPS, which we had. Second boss, Iron Reaver, had the challenge which many failed on. Its also a new mechanic to wow: Move out of fire. But when the HFC nerfs came in (10+ ilvl from valor) he also quickly got rekt!! With our new valorupgraded gear Kromrok also stood no chance and i think he died the same week as Iron Reaver. Council fight were way harder. The DPS requirement were high with the 3 soft enrage phases, and two hard burnphases. But it wasnt the DPS that made the fight hard, the healers also had to be on point. But eventually we got the tactics we needed and got the kill. Next boss were a joke. As soon as we dropped the Fatboss tactic we got the kill on 3rd attempt or somting.
Then we meet Gorefiend - The guildbreaker. OMG a cancer fight. Everyone had to use a rotation with no AOE and there were just so much stuff going on. We got some decent progression on him, but clearing the first 5 bosses on Wednesday in 2 hours meant we had 7 hours of raiding left on Gorefiend. 7 hours a week used on whipes is just terrible for your mind. Most whipes were even above 95%. We had some progression on him but then the christmas break came. And alot of the members didnt come back. We refilled their slots with new players, but this meant again that we had to progress Council fight. And when we finally got back on Gorefiend we had to pug 2 or 3 players. This eventually led to a raid dispand and the guild went from a mythic raiding guild too social for the rest of WoD.