We will start raiding at 7:30p Central server time as oppose to previous time of 8p. Also, we will extend the raid lockout into the following week(Tues./Thurs). Basically this is being done to get more attempts at the boss(s). I realize that people can still use gear off the first boss therefore we will restart after the second week. I want to encourage people to be on time and communicate if you can't either through a in-game mail, text, or website. Another thing is we are missing opportunities on Bardin Hold runs as a guild. This is a good source of Valor points, practice raid awareness, and the potential to get some tier gear along with PvP gear if that's something you are interested in. We need to figured out a good time to get one run in a week. Stay tuned.
In other news, the "Fishing Contest" seems to be at it's end. There's been little interest shown as far as the contest itself. The guild, however, has been working hard on getting the fish for the guild achievement which has paid off. Also, the "Old School Achievement" runs have been almost non-existent. These ideas were to encourage something different and fun to break the raid/heroic grind that can lead to burn out. For it to work, people have to show an interest and have an open mind. Again this depends on the person and is by no means a requirement. It can give you something to do besides logging on Tuesdays and Thursdays or getting on for dailies.
One last note, I want to thank you each of you for making this guild a fun guild to be a part of. Thank you for your hard work and faithfulness to HTX. It's because of those two factors that HTX is a cool guild to be in.
Your LNIC(Lead Noob in Charge)
Baretta has excepted the position for Raid leader. He has demonstrated the ability to direct traffic during the raid and is very knowledgeable. He and Evellex with work in conjunction(Evellex wanted to still be loot master... control freak..) with the raids. Hopefully we will expand to two separate raids so more people can get involved.
In other news, we are doing some spring cleaning in the guild bank. Usagija and Darris are working on getting the bank a little more organized. Right now, we have a LOT of stuff in there that's not moving. I encourage you to get what you can USE(not sell!). The plan is to have a tab with limited access but, will have the BOE epics or other rare gear that can greatly benefit guildies such as the Bastion of Twilight trash drops. Thank you Usagija and Darris.
One last thing, we have started recruiting through the website. Currently only officers can invite. According to this site we are listed at 92 members and WoWarmory list more. Most are alts. In reality we usually have 20-25 members who consistently log on during the week and that's probably being a little optimistic. I want to avoid having like 5 alts. and people who join the guild only to be on twice in a year. The apps. for the guild will designate whether people who are wanting to join are serious about raiding or for casual gaming, which is fine too. Thank you to Keiadon and Bebebluz for your hard work with website and Toefang for some much needed guidance.
The idea for all these changes are to improve Htx for it's guildies, even if it's on a small scale. Once again, thank you for your support and for being a kickass guild to be a part of.
Hello people! I just wanted to say thank you to Toefang and Leluminai for their confidence and trust they have place on me. Thank yu guild for support. I hope I don't let you two down. Moving on with the "passing the responsibility torch." Let me announce and ask you to welcome our new officers, Keiadon, Bebebluz, and Darris! I have great confidence in these people in their ability to better the guild and hope they have plenty of alcohol. They're going to need it. Feel free to ask them questions or bring your issues to them as well as myself. This is the beginning. I plan on announcing some more officers down the road. This way Htx will benefit from having multiple people who can provide good service for the guild. There will be a new way in which we recruit, invite, and except people into the guild. This way Htx will have an idea of what to expect from it's members and visa versa. A thing or two to think about as a guild is do we want to continue being in the middle of hardcore and laid back or do we need to decide on one. Also to consider is how a member(s) can benefit the guild in raiding. It's no secret that we are dps heavy so until we can get enough people to run two groups for raiding, we may need move some people around. Just some things to ponder. Your feedback is welcome. Once again thanx to Toe and Lelu and all who have stayed loyal to Htx.
Patch Notes are here: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1765534540
The changes look to be mostly oriented toward PVP QQ rather than PVE. Feral Kittehs probably took it the worst of any.