Forbs / Oct 12, 2011
Oct 10th - Honestly thats what it seems like sometimes. Working here at the Gnomish Daily Planet, you would think I'd be more up to date on the news around here. But I think there is something in the coffee thats slowing me down. I remember distinctly asking for two sugars and NO kryptonite in mine. But I'll try to get caught up here with a Special Edition!
A few weeks ago, knowing Brixee had one of the two rare bindings necessary for Thunderfury, we decided to do some mats farming of Molten Core and Blackwing Lair in case we got lucky and the other binding dropped. Little did we know just how lucky we were about to get. First Ragnaros dropped the Eye of Sulfuras, the necessary rare component for Sulfuras Legendary Hammer of Ragnaros. So now we were farming mats for TWO Legendaries!
We split into teams and began farming Molten Core seriously for Bloods and Ingots for the hammer. Then lightning struck yet again. In one run Jendal picked up not just one but BOTH the Left Binding AND the Right Bindings for Thunderfury! The odds of that happening go beyond rediculous and border on devine intervention!
Saturday a very large and troublesome giant was making trouble in the Twilight Highlands. So Aizi, Siosil, Jendal and myself helped the stalwart Dwarves of The Brotherhood of Iron cut him down to size.
Then after the guild meeting, we ventured to Silithus to turn in the Head of Ossirian the Unscarred. Then we all gathered round as Jendal spoke with Highlord Dimitrian and received the reforged Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker! Thus netting not only the achievements for herself, but also securing the Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker - Guild Edition Achievement for G4 AND the We Are Legendary Achieve as well!
After that, it seemed only fitting that we do something suitably legendary, and so we went back in time to help defeat Archimonde to secure the The Battle for Mount Hyjal Guild Run Achievement! This put our progress on Outland raids at 6/8!
The weekend over much too soon, Monday was upon us. But this one at least brought celebration in the form of Pirate Day! Many of our members got into the spirit of things and went down to Booty Bay dressed in their best pirate garb! There were many other guilds present, both Horde and Alliance, and we had so much fun RP'ing I forgot to take screenies!
Then the biggest party of the year Brewfest opened on Tuesday to tumultuous applause! We all had fun drinking, and Ram Racing and drinking and brawling and drinking and...well you get the picture. Coren Direbrew was even cooperative enough to stand still long enough for us to kill him seven times to get our quota of Guild Challenges done for the week!
Saturday we all went to the Brewers Ball event hosted by The Embersea Accord! We had a lot of fun RP'ing and drinking and participating in the contests! But otherwise it was a slow weekend with most members concentrating on their Brewfest Achievements.
Wednesday the Top Secret PvP Event that Forbs had been quietly planning with other guild leaders finally arrived. Alas it was so secret, she was the only member of G4 who attended. Ok Aizi was there, but he had left the guild by then, so...*Sigh*. The plan was cunning in its simplicity. While the Horde were busy attacking the Exodar, two full raids of the elite of the Alliance's most famous guilds including: Against All Odds, The Bouldershoulder Brigade, THe Brotherhood of Iron, The Front Lines, The Shanre, The Sentinels, and of course Gnomeregan Forever would Teleport directly into his throne room and attack Garrosh! Well that part of the plan worked perfectly. Unfortunately we were not prepared for the crushing latency that caused many of the raid to disconnect from the server as soon as they arrived. Those that were left found themselves unable fight in the ensuing slide show of latency hell. Still it was fun in a sort of "OMG it worked!! Oh wow...we're dead" kinda way.
Thursday evening rolled around and we had enough geared 85's online to try for a Heroic. And so we braved The Throne of the Tides on Heroic difficulty. I wont lie. We wiped a number of times, but each time we refined our attack and pushed deeper into the heart of the enemy's defenses, ultimately coming away with the Heroic Throne of the Tides Guild Run Achievement and another win for the Good Guys!
Friday finally! And with the weekend upon us, we did a retro raid for fun and RP gear to Serpent Shrine Caverns. Although we've done this raid several times, this run was memorable in that Bilbosan won every single roll! We followed that up with a run through Tempest Keep, and gave Kael'thas the shortest setback he ever had! Then it was party time! Well actually it was an hour and a half past party time, and so Forb's planned invasion of Club Trix in Dalaran with an army of Ogres ended up being just a squad. Still it was a memorable way to end the evening.
Wednesday our first planned Heroic run was up on the calendar. Five brave Gnomes tempted the wrath of the gods of random numbers and stepped into the Halls of Origination. It was a battle from start to finish but our Gnomish heroes would not be denied and they emerged trimphant with the Heroic: Halls of Origination Guild Run Achievement!
We finally collected all the bloods and ingots we needed and it was time to reforge the legendary hammer! Barun got the honor of forging the hammer at the Dark Anvil deep in Black Rock Mountain. And then it was back to Ironforge to watch Eza infuse the hammer with the Eye of Sulfuras to create Sulfuras, Hand of Ragnaros! Eza not only not only picked up a couple of nice achieves for herself, but she became our second member to wield a legendary weapon! This was truly a team effort and netted Gnomeregan Forever the Sulfuras, Hand of Ragnaros - Guild Edition Achievement into the bargain!
But all good things must come to an end, and Brewfest is no exception. We beat up Coren Direbrew so bad, he'll be feeling it till next year! In the process once again we got our full quota of Guild Challenges for the week! And then we joined DJ Amilyn, and a handful of other folks to give Brewfest a proper send off at midnight in Dun Morogh! We drank and danced and pummeled the Dark Irons on their final attack, and watched as the tents and the revelers faded away until next year.
Friday evening rolled around and our long anticipated foray into The Black Temple finally began! With veteran Gnomes and well-laid battle plans we began our assault. One by one, packs of minions and his chief lieutenants fell before us. And in the end it was Illidan himself who was not prepared to face the fury of the Little People! Not only did we save the day, but we earned the The Black Temple Guild Run Achievement, and our progress on Outland raids was now 7/8!
Saturday swooped in with the swish of a cape, and the feeling of destiny was in the air. After a short guild meeting nine Gnomish heroes flew off to Sunwell Plateau to square off against that arch-villan Kil'Jaeden! While his minions were significantly stronger than Illidan's nevertheless they met a similar fate. Then it was time for the dreaded Felmyst encounter. Her unresistable, undispellable mind control clouds have wiped countless groups. Well the first try she snuffed us enmasse. The second attempt, four of us got mind controlled and began attacking the party. But we managed to hang on till the beast landed and we finished her off.
We made short work of the remaining baddies and finally KJ stood alone to face the wrath of the Gnomes! Our justice was as swift as it was short. We banished old Kil'Jaeden back to the Twisting Nether amidst a storm of Achievement spam! This was the penultimate victory in our Burning Crusade offensive, earning G4 both the Sunwell Plateau Guild Run Achievement as well as the Guild Outland Raider Achievement!
We also gained a super bunch of new Gnomes including: Miltimella, Yancee, Mionstorm, Sokassa, Markin, Tankerbelle, Jinkelie, Jaawa, Wedgewood, Lumkin, Lazløw, Elmen, Mivi, and Oomlet!
So much fun, eight guild Dungeon & Raid Achievements, two Legendary Weapons. Its hard to believe its only been three weeks. I think I would have to agree that we are not super gnomes...