Our three year celebration photo
I met this crazy guy back in vanilla. He ran all the noobs (including me) through dungeons for those old school vanilla rare weapon quests. I remember him standing in Blackfathom Deeps letting a murloc slap him, teaching us how his 60 didn't aggro as easily so we needed to "stay back". He sent me 10g for my level 40 mount (now level 20) back when it was 100g and I had grinded and gotten so close to having enough. When Burning Crusade dropped he did this program where all the 70s mailed netherweave to supply us all with bags. I told you this guy was crazy. He helped everyone, he talked to everyone. What a weirdo. Oh the irony.
I watched that guild die, it made me really sad. Afterwards I watched him leave WoW. I decided WoW wasn't a place to make friends, and I set out to raid.
I raided hardmodes all through Wrath of the Lich King. I ended up raid leading. I became less and less tolerate of others. I had addons to tell me if you were not buffed with food, flasks, if your spell ranks were wrong, and if your shoes were out of style. If you were a pug who did terrible dps, well hey you were not allowed to loot the boss. Get real! We carried you. No tolerance. "L2P" followed by /boot.
I met Em and she had this tiny little 4 person guild and I put my bank alt there. Over the next few years I raided less and less. My real life got hectic, and one day I decided to make a "big guild" that "felt small". Well you know what? That is insanely hard to do on a dead server. I went in search of a "giant server" and then my lovely female human died a horrible death and raised as Naz, co-captain of all fuckers we see here.
I brought Em over and we started out with what we could. Leveling a guild was tough and slow back then. We had few level capped members, knew no one on Kil'jaeden, and knew very little about the server. We recruited low levels, I made alts and did all of our dungeon challenges by running Ragefire with newbies.
Our newbies leveled! Those worthless level 6s no one wanted were now 60! We ran the level 60 content for guild achs, then continued to do that once they hit 70 and 80 with the next content.
Somehow by the time Dragon Soul was out we began to raid, finally this guild that we LITERALLY built from the ground up was somewhere a level 85 might want to be.
Look how shined up she is now my friends. One of the largest, possibly oldest? guilds on Kil'jaeden. We are coming into Warlords fast with raid teams and transfers lining up to join our ranks. Why? Coughbecauseweareawesomeobvcough. But also because we are different.
I want to thank you all, if you have been here 3 years, 2 years, 2 days thank you for taking part in something so personal to me, so personal to us. A toast to those we have loved and lost in the past, thank you for all being here at some point. Every step brought us here and sit tight, we have moves you haven't even seen yet.