Gul'dan is Gul'down...? Gul'dan is Gul'gone...? Gul'dan is Gul'dead...? <insert other Gul'dan pun here>.
Tonight, Darkwind's Progression Raid downed Heroic Gul'dan for the first time. It took quite a bit of flawless execution to pull off this feat, but we were successful! This brings Darkwind another "Ahead of the Curve" achievement, and the conflict in the Nighthold finds its resolution. Great job, team!
If you'd like to join our team in the upcoming Tomb of Sargeras raid, make sure to check out the raiding document, and chat with a member of the Raid Lead team (Bloodshox, Waldhaar, Karensa, or Shadram) so we can assist you. Kil'jaeden, here we come!
Kill video below! Thanks Liarawolf for editing and putting that together for us.
Another February rolls around, another year Darkwind celebrates as a guild. This year, Darkwind turned 8!
Our events this year was a short collection of our "best of games" from previous anniversary parties. A Steam Tonk Tournament at Krasus Landing (grats, Bloodshox on winning!), a Dazzling Rod Tournament that became like a Lazer Tag game in the Darkmoon Faire forest (grats, Malfrost for winning a JewelCraft toy for having the longest kill streak of 11), Shoeboots winning the transmog contest, and Growliebear grabbing the prize for winning our trivia! Everyone in attendance /rolled for the final mount prize, with Henessy rolling a solid 100.
Our Trivia questions this year:
Q: During our 2016 Winter Veil Party, who won the prize for the funniest White Elephant gift exchange gift, and with what gift? A: Korexi, a 200-stack of Bat Guano
Q: Who famously fills our FB wall with adorable dog/cat videos & pics? A: Widowmaker
Q: Karensa is Darkwind's current Morale Officer. Name three of Darkwind's previous Morale Officers. A: Shadram, Squirrely, Bakey, Kulwych, Serenia, Zyneste, Stebe
Q: Answer the question: Growlie, what faces? A: GAME FACES!
Q: Which boss in Warlords of Draenor eluded Darkwind's "Ahead of the Curve" achievement? A: Heroic Blackhand, Black Rock Foundry
Q: Aredawg has organized two successful Herald of the Titans Title Runs. What Ulduar boss must you kill at level 80, and what gear score may you not surpass (not including weapons)? A: Algalon the Observer, 226 item level
Q: Who were the two tanks of our first 25-man Garrosh kill in Siege of Orgrimmar? A: Daisysmash & Seraphroy
Q: In June of 2015, DarkwindCon 2015 brought 13 of our members to Ohio for a guild meetup. What was the name of the theme park they raided? A: Cedar Point
Tiebreaker: During Gratitude Week in 2015, we sold raffle tickets for 100g for members to show appreciation to others within our guild. We were able to raise enough gold to give away three Alliance Choppers. How many tickets were sold? A: 765
A big thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate! Here's to another year of memories!
Hey Darkwind, here to elaborate on DarkwindCon2017, which we announced last night during Darkwind's 8th Anniversary!
Who: Darkwind Members and family!
Where: Anaheim, CA
When: Early November 2017, the weekend of BlizzCon
A handful of us are looking to secure tickets to BlizzCon, which go on sale for two days in April. However, they are hard to get and sell out within minutes. There will also be a group probably not attending BlizzCon but staying in the area, as there are other things to do (Disneyland, sight seeing, staying in and just playing Parcheesi, etc). At minimum, we will have one big meetup over dinner together.
Travel and lodging expenses can start to rack up, so we wanted to plant the seed early. Get that vacation time scoped out! Once we have an announced date for ticket sales, we will be coordinating to figure out who can purchase extra BlizzCon tickets (more credit card points! In the past, each person could buy 4 tickets), who members can obtain tickets from, and lodging arrangements for those who would like to split a bill.
Let's make this happen, Darkwind! Keep your eyes peeled for more information in the coming months!
What a kill. Heroic Trials of Valor proved to be quite the testing ground for our Progression Team, with a few nights dedicated to perfecting a strategy for the Heroic Odyn encounter. After a couple pulls on Guarm, the three-headed gateway beast fell at the hands of our raiders. So we move onto Helya, one of the least killed end bosses of a raid. The difficulty curve of this fight surpasses the majority of Mythic Emerald Nightmare encounters, so Heroic Helya took practice, coordination, and stamina. All of that paid off; with one of our cleanest kills, Darkwind defeated Helya.
As Nighthold opens tomorrow, it's great to know that our raid team is staying ahead of the curve, and performing feats that test our skills. Looking forward to finally punching Gul'dan in the face! Nighthold, here we come!
Hide & Seek is coming up on April 19th! Be sure to check out the rules list in the Events section of the forums, and sign-up on the calendar in-game! We will be giving away a mount as the grand prize, but you have to play to win!!!!
Sadly, due to the ongoing DDoS attacks on multiple gaming servers, including WoW, the raid team has decided to cancel tonight's raid due to stability reasons. We apologize for this, but it's no fun to be constantly logging back in every 10 minutes.