Heroic Xavius cleared on week 1, not too shabby! This raid is beautiful and so are all of you beautiful bastards that showed up for overtime and provided consumables.

Potion seller, I need your strongest potions.
*** Update ***

The bar for the first week of raiding will be set at 20 artifact traits


Going forward in Legion raiding, we have decided to implement a change to the way EP is rewarded that will be in effect for the foreseeable future. EP you receive will now be affected by the number of artifact traits you have acquired relative to the person in the raid with the highest number of traits using the following formula:

EP = EP * (T / B)

...where T is the number of traits you have, and B is the bar we have set for artifact points. This caps at 100%.

For example, if the bar is 20 and Kaustos has 20 artifact traits, Chugg has 22, and Zalvator has 6, then EP would be rewarded like so:

  • Kaustos gets the max of 300 for a night.
  • Chugg gets 300 also, because 22 / 20 >= 100%
  • Zalvator would receive 90 EP for the full night, because 6 / 20 = 30% * 300 EP = 90
This change is intended to reward people who put in the effort to maximize their Artifact, something that is done outside of raid, because the Artifact will easily be the biggest bonus to your output this expansion and is not something that can be ignored.

You can leave comments and feedback in this post.
To all Core raiders:

Please visit the Raiding forum and fill out the Legion raiding questionnaire as soon as possible! As we start planning for Legion it's important that we get solid information on what we have to work with. It's 10 questions total. If you are planning on quitting before Legion, you only have to fill out the first question.

You can post your filled out questionnaire either as a reply to that thread, or you can PM to me if you'd like to contain information you'd rather not make public.

You can find it here:

Mythic Archimonde finally goes down after several months of a little work and a whole lot of fucking off. The killing blow goes to Drekkar.

Now begins the eternal mount farm after some more fun with Mannoroth. Stay tuned for Legion!
Due to Christmas Eve, we will not be raiding on Thursday 12/24 this week. Tuesday and Wednesday raids will happen as normal. We will continue assessing the viability of next Thursday's raid on New Years Eve throughout the week before making a decision.

Have a very Merry Orc-filled Christmas, and get those Garrisons decorated!
Smoke rises from the Reclamations Papal conclave, signalling the election of a new tank

With the untimely demise of Holyspec, who was brutally dismembered by Tyrant Velhari as everyone looked on in disbelief, Cuigy has been promoted to OT. Drekkar will take his melee DPS spot in the core roster. Congratulations you two! Now Cuigy's random pulls will make a little more sense.

We are currently looking for another core healer (either holy priest or mistweaver monk), and maybe a Boomkin, as Boomzilla has been MIA since global warming submerged Hawaii.
For the next month (at least) we will be running a series of EP bonus events centered on the Valor gear upgrades. Raiders who put in the effort each week to earn valor and upgrade their gear (to benefit the raid!) will earn bonus 300 EP (yes, I said 300) at the end of the week.

To qualify, you must earn at least 1000 Valor for the week and apply 4 upgrades to your raiding gear. Once you have upgraded your gear, all you have to do is whisper Ashijin or Nellabel and link the items you have upgraded as proof (and get confirmation). These items will be recorded, and you cannot use the same upgrades to quality in later weeks. Bonus EP will be applied the Tuesday following the weekly event, and you have until that point to submit your proof.

If you do not submit any upgrades for consideration, we will also check people's armories on Monday night, but will make no guarantees we won't miss something, so make sure you get those submitted!

That's it! Get out there and get your gear upgraded! Effort to improve for raid equals Effort Points!
Starting this week, we are making some tweaks to how our custom EPGP system works in order to close up some loop-hole shenanigans as well as to make things a bit more fair overall.

None of you like to read though, so right to the changes!

* Contested items where all parties would benefit from <= 6 ilvls, the item is half cost.
* If an item is a >6 ilvl upgrade for someone, and a <=6 ilvl upgrade for you, you are not eligible for the item unless you can make a convincing case to the loot council (i.e. upgrading from an ultra-poorly itemized piece to a perfectly itemized piece), but you will pay full GP for it..
* Gems (and Warforged of course) are now worth 6 item levels towards the Upgrade Bonus.
* If people are upgrading from the exact same piece and are only gaining a gem slot, the item will cost 80 GP.
* Loot links must now be linked to officer chat using /o (you will not see the message, don't worry)
* If you link for offspec you must specify offspec in the same message or you will be charged full price

We are always evaluating our loot system. Please feel free to reply to this thread with any feedback.
Gorefiend is finally down after 141 attempts! Good job everyone, we beat the average!
And may the rng forever be in your favor. :sun: