The Bastion of Twilight is ours! Yes,
the unexpected happened, we actually killed all bosses in a cataclysm
raid instance. Of course, a win like this doesn't happen unless you
have decent knowledge of the fights. Many
Overlords gave their life to get us this information. Many times over. But in the end, 20-ish wipes was enough, and Cho'Gall had no answer...
Beside a big success for the guild, it
is also a testimony to Anorcy's determination to get a raid team
going. So, a big thank you to Anorcy, and of course everybody past or
current who contributed to the raid team!
Making your way in the World today,
takes every buff you got. Taking a break from all your dailies sure
would help a lot! Wouldn't you like to get away?
Sometimes you wanna go where everybody
knows your chars. And there's pools and seats and bars. You wanna go
where guildies know the troubles in-game you face...You wanna go to
Gallywix's Pleasure Place*.
*Gallywix's Pleasure Palace, located in
in Western Azshara, is an impressive bar / resort area overlooking
the valleys of Kalimdor. It has become a meeting point for members of
Overlords of Orgrimmar in the past few weeks. Hop on over and have a Coconut Rum or a Banana Cocktail with us :)
Recently we saw a successful test run of
our cataclysm raiding team. Granted, in terms of bosses downed the
success is debatable, but we had a guild group of well-geared, highly
motivated players that gave me the conviction at least that Overlords
has all that's needed to start raid progression in the current
In order to streamline this process I
have asked Anorcy, who was instrumental in the test run, if he would
be interested in taking responsibility for the raid team. I'm very
happy to announce that he agreed to become Overlords of Orgrimmar's first Raid Officer. Congratulations, Anorcy!
Sígg in the meantime showed another
direction that our guild is going: His Late Night PvP events
attracted enough people to make it an official part of our weekly event
calendar. What this means is that Sígg is now our PvP coordinator,
and you can ask him about all guild events that involve massacring
We are now in the process of forming a
cataclysm raid team, and Anorcy needs your feedback. To this end, we ask you to apply on the forum in this thread, and let
us know on which evenings you would be available for raids. Based
on the input we get he will put a team together. If needed, we
will continue to recruit high level players until we have a team, but
theoretically we should have enough people in the guild. So please, go the thread, copy/paste the
availability scheme, let us know which nights suit you, and we
can start obliterating the raid bosses of cataclysm!
It appears that if you have a working
computer (hi Sygg) and Internet (hi again, Sygg!), there's other
things to do besides WoW: You can watch WoW! This weekend there is an
interesting amount of Warcraft related live streams available, and I
thought I'd share them with you.
First of all, we have the premiere of
the World of Warcraft documentary "The Raid". Rather than
another view of how games destroy delicate children's brains, it is a
positive story about gaming, and raiding in particular. It follows
the guild Months Behind for over 3 months while they progressed through heroic
Icecrown on 10-man. Of course, a doc like this needs to premiere on
the internet, so you can see it on gamebreaker.tv, or on any of the
Curse sites, live on August 7th from 3 AM... Gamebreaker will be rerunning the show for 72 hours after the first broadcast, so
check back if you forgot to set the alarm.
Also, from tomorrow noon, there will be
a live stream of the European regional finals for Blizzcon 2011. Each
year, the top arena teams of the world compete during Blizzcon for
"riches and glory". Who goes to the States for Europe is
going to be determined this weekend. The European finals are
broadcasted via live stream, and include both WoW and Starcraft II
If you have a job, you probably get a
salary, health- and pension benefits, maybe a car, and... a boss!
Yes, most companies will provide bosses for free. They sit around
their little lair, doing the occasional voice-emote or enrage, and
generally you hope that his/her actions will not hinder your
progression. A real life boss is not much different from a Warcraft
one, although there is a noticable difference...
You get to beat up WoW bosses :)
And that's what we plan for tonight. If
you have signed up and log on 20:45 SERVER TIME, you will be
boss-beating in no time. The managers and supervisors of Baradin Hold
have made sure they have some personnel left, so after we deal with
those we'll just walk into their office and get the (raid)-party
In best Overlords tradition, there will
be no tacts until wipe ... However, if you want to come prepared
and be the Orgrimmarian that tells everybody to "listen up and
listen gud" here's a couple of links that will help you:
Did you miss him? I did. Thrall may
think he's got important stuff to do at the Maelstrom, but Garrosh,
in the meantime, is happily destroying all that the Horde has become
in the years that our former Warchief was in charge. To make matters worse: Have a
look at this preview of patch 4.2, and see what terrible things
Thrall is unleashing in his attempt to save Azeroth.
Apart from the continuing story of
Cataclismic events, there's gonna be some changes – like in every
patch. Most notably in my opinion, you will have to make sure you
spend your valor points and conquest points: as 4.2 hits the live
servers, all those point will be converted to justice points and
honor points respectively. If that will make you go over the cap of
4000 points you will receive a compensation in the mail. So if you
were saving your points up to buy gear, make sure you spend them
before the new patch goes live!
Full patch notes here
Wowhead's patch day survival guide
First of all there's the question of
what to do on our Monday night guild events. Several members have
voiced an interest in organizing more pvp within the guild, and we
have tested it out by changing Monday from wotlk raid to fight club
night... The result, of course, was that other members wanted their Monday raid night back. Since all we want is for you to have an
enjoyable night with your guildies, we ask some input from you. Sygg
put up a poll in the forum and we strongly urge you to vote so we
know what direction to take. Of course, the thread is open to comments
as well, for those who have a more balanced opinion than the traditional yes/no/maybe.
Secondly, we can come up with many more
ideas for guild events – most of them lousy :P – but maybe you
have some good plans. Do not keep them to yourself, but post them in
the forum and help Sygg and me to organize the next great event that
you want to tell all your friends about (but decide not to because it
makes you look geeky). Have a go... you're amongst peers.
It's good to see that the forum starts to come alive. In the past week we saw several new, interesting or plain roflcopter, posts appear. For your convenience, I give you some of the highlights in the forum
Inside the forum you will find
information and pictures of some of your guildies. Finally all those
questions you were afraid to ask will be answered. Why is Slivvy
online, yet at work all the time? Is it wise to even let Sygg near a
computer? Is Bjorck male or female!? The answers are in the
Introduce Yourself sub forum. And while you are there, why not post a
bit about yourself as well...
Addons, not many people play
Warcraft completely without. We wonder what addons are an
absolute must-have for you? In this thread you can read what others
use, and post your own tips for essential addons.
Something wrong with your PC? Is
playing WoW giving you troubles? You can ask Sajuta, our in-house
support specialist. Go to this sub forum and post your question, or you
can even let him fix it for you via the Internet.
Turn your screenshots into a comic
book! I found a website where you can upload images, and add
textballoons. Potentially a lot of fun. Is this of
interest to the creative people in the guild? Let us know in the
comments, or post your own creations in this thread.
Remember that although access to the guild site does not require registration, for posting you will need to create an account. After creation, I will need to approve your
membership, but if you give me a /w in-game that can be handled immediately. In other cases it may take up to a day, but usually much
Introduced to WoW a bit over 2 years
ago, Ulduar has long been the pinnacle of PvE experience. And
tomorrow, it's the Overlords of Orgrimmar's location for a party: At
the very place that serves as prison for the old god Yogg-Saron.
That's all the motivation I need. Grab
your chance and your (minimum level 80) character, open your
calendar, click on the raid and sign up! As always, everybody is
invited to join.
Below I have included some more links
You probably know that Overlords of
Orgrimmar has been doing Friday Night Guild Runs for some time
now. And we will continue to use Fridays for runs where everybody can
join and enjoy some of the "hardcore" content under the
safe (ahem... ) guidance of our officers. At the same time, several
of us were looking for more challenging encounters, and we decided to
open a second raid night: The WOTLK raid on Monday, where we will
fight our way through Northrend instances, hopefully some day facing
Arthas himself... and get a mount!
We aim to start Monday with the Vault
of Archavon. These encounters are going to be more difficult than we
are used to, but also more enjoyable in terms of tactics and
cooperation. As is traditional in our guild, everybody that qualifies
(level 80+ for Wrath dungeons) is welcome to come along: you don't
need achievs, gearscores, or a note from your parents. However, since
the fights are going to get harder, we ask you to take some time
in getting to know the encounters. So, for next Monday, here are some
links about the bosses we are going to meet in the Vault of Archavon:
Emalon the Storm Watcher: Wowhead
Koralon the Flame Watcher: Tankspot Video, Wowhead
Toravon the Ice Watcher: Wowhead
Archavon the Stone Watcher: Wowhead
As always, check your calendar for starting times, and to sign up. Hope to see everybody next Monday evening.
Victory or Ress!
In the beginning, there were guilds.
And the guilds were many and chaotic, and Lozii said: Let
there be Overlords of Orgrimmar...
Shortly after the introduction of guild
reputation and achievements in late 2010, Lozii and Toedipper founded
the Overlords of Orgrimmar on Draenor. Together, they ran a highly
succesful Alliance guild on Steamwheedle Cartel, and after the
Shattering they decided to start up a second guild: For the Horde!
I remember doing my first couple of
quests in Azshara when I received a compelling whisper from Loz:
would I like to join their guild? Yes, why not, I thought. This was
back in January 2011. In those first few weeks I started leveling
with my now veteran guildmates: If I remember correctly we only had
two active level 85's at the time: Sajuta and Aistiharha. But we all
liked the guild and – as I did – quickly forgot about our
previous "mains" and realms.
In the course of February we started to
see less and less of our founders. Toedipper and Lozii's original
guild started to suffer under the work they had put in growing and
managing Overlords of Orgrimmar. So we decided that, as they were
catching up with their responsibilities for the "Stormwind
Knights", I kept an eye on the day-to-day management of
Overlords of Orgrimmar.
In the last few weeks we slowly started
to realize that this way of working just wasn't sustainable. Lozii
and Toedipper were completely tied up by their Stormwind Knights,
whereas I was very limited as to what I could do for Overlords of
Orgrimmar. We tried to find a workable solution but in the end it was
a lot of hassle for very little results. So, after giving it a lot of
thought, yesterday Lozii decide to transfer guild ownership to me.
Hopefully, you will not notice much of
a change. The only thing that will be different is that I will be
able to implement changes a lot quicker than I used to do. We will
continue to plan guild events, make fun in chat, and have a good time
while discovering the far reaches of Azeroth and Outland. But, as we
do this, I realize that we are all in debt to Lozii and Toedipper,
who have put in a tremendous amount of energy and time into getting
the guild airborne. Thanks to both of you, for all the work and the
good times: You will always be at the heart of Overlords of
About a month ago Blizzard launched
their "20th Anniversary" site, and then failed
to provide updates. That happens to a lot of websites, including this one :p So, if you are like me, you stopped looking at it
after a couple of days. Lucky for you, I cleaned up my bookmarks this Monday, and had another look. Turns out they have added one(!) whole new video.
But, it's an entertaining watch, and
if you are in any way interested in the history of Blizzard, or just
gaming in general, I highly recommend this video. It's fun to see these
guys recalling the early days of "Silicon and Synapses"
(wait.. what.. don't they make boobies from that?), and their
struggle through the early years when bankrupcy was always only a
week away... Anyway, get yourself a coffee, tea or 24 Finnish beers
and enjoy Blizzard Retrospective.
The first hour we did several old
dungeon guild achievs while we waited for the magical number of eight
attendees to be reached. We got nine! On to our first challenge: The
Ruins of Ahn'Qiraj. Now I'm not a raider, so all the content was new
to me and I have to say: it was pretty good. The graphics, the
fights, the atmosphere: it was jaw-dropping for a first time visitor
like me. Seems the developers put a lot of time and effort in these
raids that are probably never seen by the majority of the players.
Bloated with confidence, we moved into
Outland and did two more raids there. Magtheridon received a visit,
although he didn't seem surprised when we turned up. I guess he's
seen it all before. Then Gruul invited us to his lair, and we showed
our gratitude by beating the shit out of him. Meh, they'll probably
Obviously, everyone agreed that we
should do this more often. So Friday is our next run: we plan to
crash the party at Karazhan. So if you are in the mood and have some
free time next Friday, just log on your char and we'll see that we
get a spot for you. If we get more than 10 players, we may even
change plans and do some of the classic 40-man raids. Party starts at
20:30 but we are flexible enough that you can probably join a little
later if you can't make it.
As you may have read in the guild
information, Overlords had a promotion system that was fully based on
deposits you made in the guild vault. We believe that, in a social
guild, rank shouldn't matter as much as in other guilds. So we use
guild rank to limit access to guild property. The idea is simple: You
don't give, you don't get.
Recently I have made some changes to
the system:You can now also receive promotion points for depositing
gold or being in the top three weekly contributor list. The first one
for obvious reasons. For weekly contributors, I feel they contribute
much to guild perks that benefit everyone, and should be rewarded for
I want the system to be transparent, so
everyone knows how it works and everyone can keep an eye on their own
progress. So here is the rundown:
You receive points for:
You will need increasingly more points
to promote to higher ranks. To promote from Grunt to Guard, you will
only need 10 points. However, becoming an Overlord as a Grunt will
cost you 210 points total. Here is the full overview:
In the past we have seen the guild bank
get overstocked. I intend to prevent that from now on. Excess items
will be vendored and money put back in the guild vault. The idea
behind the whole operation is, beside keeping items readily available
for leveling guildies, to make sure we get a constant influx of gold. Happy depositing all!