Damn, 2020 has been a year… We have been welcoming back some past members, and bidding a farewell to some old. Hell, some of us were even in Fiji for launch! Despite everything, we pressed on here at the OGC, and cleared Ring of Scale in a matter of weeks.
FLAWLESSELY OF COURSE!
With Skyfire out of the way, It was time to head into the heart of Howling Stones, and take on the Sathir’s Tomb.
Drusella’s Vault in Sathir’s Tomb gave us a bit of a challenge, and was alot of fun to learn, unless you were a tank… RIP Tanks…
Tank deaths aside, it was onward to Venril Sathir, but he did not last long either…
Drusella, Rile, and Venril Sathir certainly put up a good fight but we turned their bones to ash with ease. There was no time to waste though, it was late, and we had Dragons to kill!
First Up: Hoshkar!
It only took us 30 minutes to figure out how to beat the Hoshkar Event after killing the dragon in the first 5. Feelsgoodman. Silverwing & Xygoz were no pushovers either!
Three dragons down, all that stood in our way now was one super racist Dragon. It was time to slay Terrorem… I mean Talendor.
Unfortunately this fight was an absolute joke for a final event in the expansion, So with little to no effort… Ring of Scale was defeated! Good job Team!
ZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzz. Oh?! Hello! Greetings Travelers, I fell asleep waiting for Tier 3 to unlock, did we win? WE DID?! Welcome to forced progression my friends, do not pass go, do not collect $200.. for the first time in ages, everyone in the guild had to follow progression because someone thought it would be a good idea to add zone wide AE’s again… did we not learn from Anguish? a big thanks to our planning committe and resident sneakyboi Froogle for stepping up and pushing through for night one raids!
We are recruiting! Check out our forums here for more information! We are looking for people who are interested in late game expansions and progressing to live! If you want to check it out, heroic characters are now a thing here on Phinigel! Not only that, so are Heroic Adventures! Come join us, we’d love to have you. It’s a great time to get back into it with the nice AA boost from Empires of Kunark!
After hard carrying the Godfather, er I mean… initial push. It was time to raid! first up was Gorenaire, who some how survived after killing her back in Kunark, followed shortly after by the Goblin lords in Droga! to be honest, these raids were snore fests, but very easily taken down.
Tier 2: Royalty High! With tier one out of the way and an obligatory 1 week waiting period because the GM’s do not love us any more, it was off to Chardok to complete tier 2! we were walking into uncharted territory as we did not test much of this content. but we worked together and came out on top!
Still with me? Good! 3 weeks into the expansion is was finally time to take on Atrebe, and the green bois! sure as shit was a slap in the face compared to content clearing we are used to, we did not 1 shot everything.. gasp… as always though In typical OGC fashion we still downed it and beat the expansion in a single run, but damn was it a test of endurance. Event 1 alone took 37 minutes! Sheesh
As with all new expansion launches there is always a few nut jobs out there pushing the line, grinding it out along side some guild shenanigans. Our hunter raids, and AA count are no exception. I don’t know how you do it but i appreciate you for it! +1
Trying to summon the last named in scorched woods be like..
Got AA’s Bro?
Let’s not forget our unspoken guild mini game of moving the port stone daily… you fucking heathens… I blame Catashe, and let’s not forget Airez who mailed it back Twice!
All in all Empires of Kunark has been one of the most fun expansions to date! Good job everyone who participated. I hope you have a happy Holiday. I’ll see you all in Ring of Scale!
We came, We saw, We Conquered. The Darkened Sea The Broken Mirror has been defeated! TBM was one of the richest expansions to date. With 2 whole zones totally identical but just seperated by the click of an item….and a rehash of everyones favorite Planar zones, Fear, Hate, and Decay… as if we did not get enough fear/hate in classic! *rolls eyes* It is cool though to see our raid leader Rasputyn make an appearance this expansion, and hey at least we got to go back and kill Grummus for Duprix!
I have to say, The Darkened Sea Broken Mirror was quite the different expansion with it’s severe lack of creativity and introduction of type 5 augs, forcing an entire gear overhaul. However despite the instances being broken, NPC’s hitting for 200k, servers going down, and certain TLP’s being unplayable… TBM has not stopped us here at the Club on Phinigel from clearing the expansion! Even if it was basically killing the same NPC 3 times over…So if you are looking for a home, or place to raid! come on over!
If you are Sampsonite an Enchanter or Cleric, Salben has a special offer for you!
Otherwise all classes are open, and you can head over to our recruitment thread to check out our requirements. If you are coming over from another guild or cross server, there might be additional incentives to join. so if you are looking for a stable and long term place to raid than join us on the road to live. I have even heard rumour that we might be seeing some new enchanters Sampsonsite in the near future?! So all classes are welcome! who could it be?
It is hard to believe we are 22 expansions into this shit show, with only 4 more to go until we hit live! It’s truly been incredible raiding along side each and everyone of you throughout the last 4 years! looking forward to the continued ride to live! Some shout outs to our MIA brothers and sisters doing their real life game! #BringBackJeffy #MoncsBabyComeBack #TacaraWeNeedYou See you all when you return!
Tacara, Come back <3
Empires of Kunark is on the horizon, and I personally can’t wait to afk after 2 weeks go back to 2001 and kill some dragons! For now I will sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride.
Greetings! Call of the Forsaken is almost over and this update comes to you a little belated for multiple reasons.. first and foremost, Call of the Forsaken is a mighty short expansion with a lot of quick raids. Secondly, I have been MIA because life punched me in the cooter and no one else wants to do this shit. LEGGO!
From start to finish, CotF took 8 days to beat due to artificial locks! We are really proud of everyone who crushed through progression content with the weird unlock schedules the last few expansions have given us. I want to give a huge shout out to everyone who has been doing the Lort’s work. The reality is that we can’t progress without the lifeblood of the guild, so thank you.
We are recruiting! Check out our forums here for more information! We are looking for people who are interested in late game expansions and progressing to live! If you want to check it out, heroic characters are now a thing here on Phinigel! Not only that, so are Heroic Adventures! Come join us, we’d love to have you. It’s a great time to get back into it with the ‘rona and social distancing! The Darkened Sea launches next week!
So let’s start from the beginning, shall we? I am not sure if I briefed you on the lore of this expansion, but basically this blind dragon accidentally ripped through space and time and caused a bunch of different realities to co-exist but we have to close them before Norrath collapses! This expansion takes place in THE ETHERNERE! Which is kind of like the beneathaverse or the upside down. Our first task is beating up the cultists and saving the blind bitch in question:
Once we saved her (the first time: foreshadowing!), we had to go exterminate some bugs. I’m including both Bixie 1 and Bixie 2 win in this, even though Bixie 2 was the *only* T1b raid that was not included in the launch. I think we had the most fun on Bixie 2 due to the all of the BAZZAZZLING that went on.
Once we finished off the bees, we headed to the luscious Dead Hills. This is where the weird cult people came in that wanted to worship/eat/nefarious intentions the blind dragon. Dead Hills was easy-peasy Xulous-squeezy.
.. and then we went to FOURTH GATE! You know, the lesser known Neriak area where our beloved King and Queen live. Can I just say? They’ve got some uh, issues. Some reeeeal issues, and their son is a real Prince if you catch my drift.
Once Day 8 came around, we busted through Tower of Rot and Argin-Hiz and the final mission. Tower of Rot consisted of two events where we beat up Kyle’s guards and then beat up Kyle + guards. Yeah, the third to end boss in this expansion’s name is Kyle.
The final event, Journey Home, was not much to write home about. We had to beat Zeb up, beat Lanys up (seriously, when will you learn?) Honestly, this entire expansion was short. We’re glad it was only a 2 month wait until round two with The Darkened Sea.
If the expansion win wasn’t exciting enough for you, I have some amazing news. The #FreeMoncs campaign that has been going on for the last few expansions has an update! Moncs is free and has returned home to the Club.
And if that’s TOO exciting for you, here’s a picture of Plane of War, literally no one’s favorite zone. We did manage to get Plane of War down in era and as a server-first, an achievement we are proud of! Congrats to Theka & crew for crushing Plane of War access and killing the Grandmaster!
Even though raids are quick and short, there was tons to do in off-hours. Everyone is working hard and getting achievements! There’s plenty going on in guild chat, too.
In addition to that, we had many guildies finish the beeterfly illusion! I call it that because while it is technically a butterfly by name, it is bee by design.
The next expansion is coming up quick! The Darkened Sea releases next week and we are excited to move on.
Please enjoy the rest of my screenshot dump, and thanks to everyone who contributed! Also enjoy our unofficial test roster.