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Darkwind Turns 9!

Shadram posted Feb 9, 18  -  darkwindanniversaryevents

Darkwind's 9th

This past Wednesday, our guild threw a 9th Anniversary celebration. We started in the Darkmoon Faire with a Steam Tonk relay race through the petting zoo. Each team made their way through the route, while the other teams tried shooting their tonks down. Grats Team Shaman/Mage--Bloodshox, Henessy, Quimby, and Ramza--the winning team, who each received Sky Golem mounts. 

Next, we moved next door to the ETC performance stage to hold our transmog contest, "Darkwind" themed. Bloodshox impressed the masses with his wind-themed transmog, winning him a Steelbound Harness mount. After a guild picture at the Broken Shore, we wrapped up the evening at our traditional Stormwind Pumpkin Patch with a traditional dodgeball game, where the winning team picked up a Hexweave and Shal'dorei Bag set for new alts.

Everyone in attendance received Shal'dorei bags and a lottery present--filled potentially with rare pets such as a Spectral Tiger Cub, expensive crafted toys... or the ever elusive Left Shark pet. The grand prize for the night was a Vial of the Sands, Sandstone Drake 2-seater mount, which Vortice picked up with a /roll of 94. Bloodshox blew the Trivia Contest away, winning him a Jeweled Onyx Panther mount. The trivia questions of the night:

  • Q1: What date was Darkwind founded?          
    • A1: February 9, 2009
  • Q2: If one of our guildies lives in Hawaii, what time would the 8 o’clock rule allow conversation to become more PG-13?         
    • A2: 6pm
  • Q3: Every October, Darkwind changes its guild banner & tabard colors in helping to raise awareness for Breast Cancer. What are the two colors?         
    • A3: Pink & White
  • Q4: Darkwind had a successful 25-man in Siege of Orgrimmar, before flex raiding became the new normal. Which SoO encounter was Darkwind’s 25-man’s first of many Realm First kills?         
    • A4: Norushen
  • Q5: When Legion launched, Shozz prioritized something different. He became Darkwind’s first member to obtain an interesting artifact, earning him a unique title. What was the artifact, & what is his title?         
    • A5: Underlight Angler; Fishing Officer
  • Q6: During WoW’s 10th Anniversary, Darkwind organized 2 successful 40-man Molten Core runs. Name 3 of the 4 tanks who led the group into battle for our first run.         
    • A6: Saevel, Seraphroy, Wagdwa, & Widowmaker
  • Q7: Back when Darkwind used Mumble as our voice client, if you told a really bad pun or anecdote, you were banished to what muted channel?         
    • A7: BAD JOKE TIMEOUT ZONE
  • Q8: DarkwindCon 2017 found a few of our guildies heading to Anaheim for BlizzCon, as well as hanging out at the guild Airbnb. Which three members with shaman mains were in attendance?          
    • A8: Bloodshox, Henessy, Shadram
  • Q9: During our Community Outreach Week prior to Legion’s launch, our guild provided four services to the general Alliance community in Stormwind Park. Name two of the services we provided.         
    • A9: Enchanting new Invasion gear, Opening portals to invasions, Rezzing corpse bombers for pamphlet Feat of Strength, Handing out netherweave bags

It was great seeing Discord filled with so many people, and knowing that after 9 years, we are still thriving as a guild. It wouldn't be a great guild without great people, and Darkwind is filled with them. Thanks those for coming, thanks those who sent us love during the week, and here's to another year of gaming together as a guild.

Darkwind 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR, DARKWIND!

The new year brings around more things for our guildmates to participate in. One of the benefits of being in a guild is to be able to tackle some aspects of the game with other people. More casual in nature, Darkwind will host them, and if you are free and want to come along, come and go as you please. It will take some time to roll these events out on a regular basis, so pardon the dust as we settle into the changes. These events include, but are not limited to:

  • TIMEWALKING EVENTS (Transmog runs, Timewalking dungeon nights, Timewalking raids)
  • TRIVIA NIGHTS
  • MYTHIC+ NIGHTS
  • LEGACY NIGHTS (Older Legion raids for quest and transmog acquisition)

Growlie will be reviving our GET TO KNOW YOUR GUILDIES, an interview-styled spotlight on members--new and old--to give our guildies more information on our Darkwind population. From these posts, you may learn some interesting facts about the people you see online.

Having a hard time finding others to run MYTHIC+ DUNGEONS? Liarawolf is here to help. Make sure to communicate with him, and he will do his best to coordinate with others, to allow for successful attempts at harder dungeon content.

Much of our direction moving forward has been solidified by the responses we obtained from our guild survey in October, so a big thank you goes out to everyone that took the time to answer our questions. To continue to provide an avenue for feedback, we will pin a FEEDBACK FORM on our Discord server, for members to leave thoughts, ideas, and responses to what Darkwind does well, and what Darkwind can improve upon.

Darkwind is always looking for people to help out with things around the guild, so if you are interested in hosting a trivia night, heading up some transmog/timewalking runs, or flesh out a current deficit, please let Shadram know! Lastly, if you ever have any questions about any of our existing events, the revamped #welcome channel on Discord has links for who to contact.

HERE'S TO 2018!

Merry Winter Veil

Shadram posted Dec 27, 17  -  darkwindeventsholidays

Darkwind Winter Veil 2017

Thanks for all who showed up for the Darkwind Winter Veil celebration! Special grats to Growliebear for winning the Ugly Transmog Contest, Malfrost for finding all the items for the Holiday Scavenger Hunt, and Leiasha for his quick knowledge of Carol Trivia. This year, we had 15 guildies participating in Secret Santa as well, so for everyone who went out of their way to give their person a great gift, thanks for making someone's holidays a little brighter.

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.

Gul'dan Screenshot

Darkwind Turns 8!

Shadram posted Feb 9, 17  -  darkwindanniversaryevents

Another February rolls around, another year Darkwind celebrates as a guild. This year, Darkwind turned 8!

Darkwind's 8th

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

Panther Prizes

A big thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate! Here's to another year of memories!

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