Metafilter Wand: 27-66 damage per second. March 11, 2008 11:20 AM   Subscribe

Are there still any Metafilter-specific World of Warcraft guilds?

Hopefully ones that would lend themselves either to "social guilds" or to leveling — I've not raided much yet and I think I'm a bit too n00bish to start it quite yet. But, frankly, I don't know anyone in the game, and am curious if I know any Mefites on there. Nine million people, after all.

Two are mentioned in the Mefi FAQ, but that particular page looks like it might be a bit dated, especially since the domain name of one of the two doesn't even exist anymore ...
posted by WCityMike to MetaFilter-Related at 11:20 AM (42 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Ah, sorry, FYI, I'm a Bronzebeard L22 human warlock, but I could level up an alt if it's somewhere else.

(And, looking back at that last sentence, I really had thought I couldn't increase my geek score any further. Hmmm.)
posted by WCityMike at 11:22 AM on March 11, 2008


Metafilter: FYI, I'm a Bronzebeard L22 human warlock
posted by mr_crash_davis at 11:38 AM on March 11, 2008 [5 favorites]


Well, I don't know about other MeFi folk, but I'm on Hyjal with Hylander Alliance and our guild is fun, has a nice mix of grownups and kids and takes a fairly laid-back attitude about raiding--we do fun raids in old world instances as well as Kara and the like. We're pretty good about helping folks level and I'd be happy to help you if you wanted to start a new toon on our server. My main is Krystaleena a lvl 70 Hunter.

There, now you know someone else with a high geek score.
posted by agatha_magatha at 11:40 AM on March 11, 2008


huh. i've been wondering the same thing. i've been through all the content there is in the game at the moment, and haven't played in a few months because content is my motivation and not the damn gear.

if people are interested in congregating somewhere and tackling WotLK, I would be down for sure.
posted by lazaruslong at 11:45 AM on March 11, 2008


Since a lot of MeFite Azerothians are going to browse this:

My guild, Juggernauts of Kael'thas-Alliance, is currently recruiting for 25-mans. Kara attunement is required but you don't necessarily need to have experience. We farm Kara for badges and end up sharding most of what drops, so we can get people geared up pretty fast. We also run ZA for fun, and are working on downing Gruul (have downed Maulgar a few times).

If you're interested in joining a friendly guild that's on the verge of pushing into SSC/TK, send me a MefiMail! We'd love to have you.
posted by baphomet at 12:05 PM on March 11, 2008


Everybody should post their Armory info so that all future Metafilter-drama can be settled via corpse-camping.

SIC SEMPER TORTURE-SUPPORTERS / HILLARY-SUPPORTERS / CAT-CIRCUMCISION-SUPPORTERS
posted by 1 at 12:06 PM on March 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


Filthy Alliance swine. The Horde will destroy you all.
posted by aramaic at 12:17 PM on March 11, 2008 [6 favorites]


^^ fer real ^^
posted by Mister_A at 12:27 PM on March 11, 2008


I run an Alliance guild on Windrunner. We're very happy to have folks come on for whatever they want to do. Our raid unit is only up to SSC/TK, and our PvP crew is mostly just at the having fun stage, but we do a little of everything. We have 4 KZ raids going at the moment. The focus is on being supportive and having fun.

We're a 21 and over guild.

Here's a post about our last social event -
http://hooha.org/BlogDetail.php?pg=7&mat=dflt

Here's the website where you can find out about us -
http://www.plushgnome.com/

My wife and I, as well as at least one of the officers, are daily MeFi readers. We'd be happy to have a few more folks, and wouldn't mind being a "MeFi" home in WoW.
posted by Ragma at 12:49 PM on March 11, 2008


I play Maraleth and Strait (pet named 'OutaCompton') on Doomhammer Alliance
posted by Ryvar at 12:55 PM on March 11, 2008


Not at all metafilter based, but pimping my guild anyway:

http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=5103774941&sid=1

Nathrezim (PVP) Horde side, Illidan on farm.

Need Resto Shaman x1, Holy Paladins x2 Holy Priest x1 Resto Druid x2 Feral Druid x2 Enhancement Shaman x 1
posted by furiousxgeorge at 1:00 PM on March 11, 2008


I've created a monster.
posted by baphomet at 1:05 PM on March 11, 2008


Sorry. I meant to link those.....

Last social event
Guild website
posted by Ragma at 1:08 PM on March 11, 2008


I'm with aramaic. Allys? KOS. You know... once I stop being a resto shaman.

Sorry, furiousxgeorge, I'm on Akama. Otherwise I'd love to be your healer.
posted by spec80 at 2:09 PM on March 11, 2008


All of this talk is making me want to reactivate. Damn you people!
posted by gnomeloaf at 2:13 PM on March 11, 2008


My guild, Juggernauts of Kael'thas-Alliance, is currently recruiting for 25-mans. Kara attunement is required but you don't necessarily need to have experience. We farm Kara for badges and end up sharding most of what drops, so we can get people geared up pretty fast.

I know most of those words individually. In that order, though-- total impenetrability.
posted by dersins at 2:27 PM on March 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


I don't play WoW anymore, but obligatory link to the WoW entry on the GamerIds page on the MetaFilter wiki!
posted by tittergrrl at 2:30 PM on March 11, 2008


You know, I was going to translate, but it just seemed like too much work. Like explaining a how a fighter jet works to a cave man.
posted by furiousxgeorge at 2:31 PM on March 11, 2008


Metafilter Wand: 27-66 damage per second.

Honestly? I really don't think so. I'm pretty sure that a MeFi wand would do a nearly infinite amount of Fire Damage, with a duration of approx 1 week. I'm sure there would be a small amount of Shadow and Arcane damage, not to mention stunning and decreased speed. Along with the -5000 armour reduction, you would probably gain a +75% chance to catch anyone around you on fire. Oh, and no one would understand you because you'd only be able to speak gibberish.
posted by blue_beetle at 2:54 PM on March 11, 2008 [2 favorites]


My wife and I have been wanting to start a "casual" guild for adults (our current guildmaster is somewhat immature; she's constantly promoting her alts to officers, and chastising us for using Guild gold; also, I have a little difficulty taking orders from someone still in high school). So we'd be willing to start one up (PvE) if others like Mike are interested. Maybe on one of the brand new realms?
posted by Brocktoon at 2:58 PM on March 11, 2008


blue_beetle: It doesn't matter what the stats are, no one is going to use a blue wand no matter how good it is when there are so many easy to get epic ones.
posted by furiousxgeorge at 3:23 PM on March 11, 2008


nnneeerrrrddddssss
posted by killdevil at 4:18 PM on March 11, 2008


/obligatory
posted by killdevil at 4:18 PM on March 11, 2008


I used to play Star Wars Galaxies. I wanted to try WoW but it seemed like shooting heroin just one time
posted by SteveTheRed at 4:34 PM on March 11, 2008


I wanted to try WoW but it seemed like shooting heroin just one time

So true. I quit WoW 6 months ago and still miss it. I used to play 20-30 hours a week which wasn't that much compared to the rest of my guild.
posted by pombe at 4:47 PM on March 11, 2008


Like explaining a how a fighter jet works to a cave man.

Let me guess: that car insurance company paid you to say that.
posted by Smart Dalek at 5:27 PM on March 11, 2008


I'm on Proudmoore: 47 Prot Warrior (Viesse) and 40 Hunter (Tethyra, need to respec her talents). I'm in a guild, technically, but I mostly started it so coined and I could pool resources more easily. Having said that, if people are on that server and interested in grouping up or leveling I'd love company; feel free to friend me or send me game mail/MeMail. I have yet to PvP though I'm not fundamentally opposed to it.

I'm not terribly serious about it (anywhere from 0 to >20 hours a week, depending on whether I game on weekends or have lost interest that particular week). But hey, WoW is fun and Mefi is fun; ping me.
posted by fuzzbean at 6:07 PM on March 11, 2008


This would be great! I ended up in some guild for my main char with a bunch of people I don't know. I'd rather be in a guild with a bunch of people I don't know from Metafilter! I have characters all over the place, from Boulderfist to Kirin Tor to god knows what else. I am a nerd.

We should start our own guild. And name it something uber geeky. And our tabards should be blue, green, and grey. And it should cost 5G to join. And you can't raid for a week. And did I mention that I am a nerd?
posted by iamkimiam at 9:00 PM on March 11, 2008


(our current guildmaster is somewhat immature; she's constantly promoting her alts to officers, and chastising us for using Guild gold; also, I have a little difficulty taking orders from someone still in high school)

I've written like five responses and deleted them all for being too mean. I will try to keep this friendly and constructive:

1. Throw out all of your gear. Literally all of it. (Except for your fraternity ring.) None of it is any good for hunters. Get gear with agility. Spirit is not your primary stat. (DON'T SPEND YOUR GUILD'S MONEY ON THIS)

2. You should respec. Your talent spec skips or only partially invests in most of the most of the best hunter talents. (DON'T SPEND YOUR GUILD'S MONEY ON THIS)

3. It's poor form to complain about people objecting to your taking money of theirs that they prefer you not take.

4. Judging by your guild leader's Armory page, she seems to have some understanding of what she's doing. (Though I'm kind of mystified as to why she skipped SoC.)

5. Fuck, I got ganked by some asshole standing on a hut while typing this. We all suck so bad :(
posted by 1 at 9:00 PM on March 11, 2008


I've written like five responses and deleted them all for being too mean. I will try to keep this friendly and constructive

Ooh ooh! Do me next! I'm Zulrum (the one and only), a very casual player who just came back to the game recently. Don't expect to see any raiding gear, just welfare epics.

MeFi Armory contests, ain't nothing better!

Anybody play on Gorefiend?
posted by splice at 3:05 AM on March 12, 2008


Pshaw. WoW is for ninnies. Real geeks go City of Heroes.

And if I never see shit like this ever again, that'd be keen. Thanks.
posted by waraw at 6:42 AM on March 12, 2008


What not to wear, WoW edition.
posted by tittergrrl at 11:17 AM on March 12, 2008


1:

I am not a hardcore WoW player; I have a wife, 3 kids, and 2 jobs. I have fun with the gear and spec that I currently have. You're not being mean, you're being elitist, and you deserve to be ganked.

I do not use my guild's money; in fact I've put more money into the bank than taken out; same with gear. But then why should I be surprised that, as an elitist, you're a know-it-all that knows-nothing?
posted by Brocktoon at 2:41 PM on March 12, 2008 [1 favorite]


(BTW, if anyone wants to see my Armory page and give me some actual constructive criticism, please PM me)
posted by Brocktoon at 3:45 PM on March 12, 2008


I think I'd rather not reveal my raiding main, but here's my baby hunter, complete with vanity alt guild.
posted by emmastory at 4:45 AM on March 13, 2008


Argh. I meant to come back to this thread a while ago.

Just to concatenate what everyone wrote:

MefiteCharacterServerGuildCommentary
Agatha_Magatha_ HyjalHylander AllianceOur guild is fun, has a nice mix of grownups and kids and takes a fairly laid-back attitude about raiding--we do fun raids in old world instances as well as Kara and the like. We're pretty good about helping folks level and I'd be happy to help you if you wanted to start a new toon on our server.
Baphomet Kael'thasJuggernautsRecruiting for 25-mans. We farm Kara for badges and end up sharding most of what drops, so we can get people geared up pretty fast. We also run ZA for fun, and are working on downing Gruul (have downed Maulgar a few times). On the verge of pushing into SSC/TK.
Ragma WindrunnerPlushGnomeRaid unit is only up to SSC/TK, and our PvP crew is mostly just at the having fun stage, but we do a little of everything. We have 4 KZ raids going at the moment. We're a 21 and over guild.
RyvarMaraleth & StraitDoomhammer Alliance  
FuriousxGeorge NathrezimMonths BehindNeed Resto Shaman x1, Holy Paladins x2 Holy Priest x1 Resto Druid x2 Feral Druid x2 Enhancement Shaman x 1
spec80 Akama  
Lazaruslong    
WoW entry on the GamerIds page on the MetaFilter wiki
Brocktoon   My wife and I have been wanting to start a "casual" guild for adults (our current guildmaster is somewhat immature; she's constantly promoting her alts to officers, and chastising us for using Guild gold; also, I have a little difficulty taking orders from someone still in high school). So we'd be willing to start one up (PvE) if others like Mike are interested. Maybe on one of the brand new realms?
FuzzbeanViesse, TethyraProudmooreI'm in a guild, technically, but I mostly started it so coined and I could pool resources more easily. Having said that, if people are on that server and interested in grouping up or leveling I'd love company; feel free to friend me or send me game mail/MeMail. I have yet to PvP though I'm not fundamentally opposed to it.
IAmKimIAm   This would be great! I ended up in some guild for my main char with a bunch of people I don't know. I'd rather be in a guild with a bunch of people I don't know from Metafilter! I have characters all over the place, from Boulderfist to Kirin Tor to god knows what else. I am a nerd. We should start our own guild. And name it something uber geeky. And our tabards should be blue, green, and grey. And it should cost 5G to join. And you can't raid for a week. And did I mention that I am a nerd?
SpliceZulrumGorefiend  
emmastorySuntoryAzjol-NerubMiskatonic University

Looking at the above, it appears that there's no existing Metafilter guild. Looks like Hylander Alliance, or starting a new guild with Brocktoon and/or Fuzzbean might be the way to go.

CyrusDogStar evidently started a guild called "The Blue" back in 2006 on the Maelstrom server, but the page he linked to as the guild webpage is dead. And I seem to remember someone saying that once upon a time there was a Horde Mefi guild, but perhaps it's inactive.

However, we seem to have enough Mefite players to create a new guild. If anyone's still visiting this thread, what's your thoughts on making a Metafilter WoW guild?

(Also, what's SSC/TK?)
posted by WCityMike at 8:56 AM on March 19, 2008


Ah. Note to self: even though table tags look fine in preview, they don't actually work.
posted by WCityMike at 8:57 AM on March 19, 2008


I'd be down to join a Metafilter guild, but how would we possibly agree on a server to play on? I'm quite attached to my main character that I've been building on Kirin Tor. She's horde, and her name's Shadenfreude. But I think I heard something about being able to transfer characters over now, is that true? And how will we agree on a faction? Flip a coin? Majority rules?

I hope the non-geeks stay out of this thread. I feel like I just did something really embarrassing, like publicly announcing in a non-gaming forum what character I play on World of Warcraft or something like that. Oh wait...
posted by iamkimiam at 9:44 AM on March 19, 2008


It's true -- we'd either have to (i) determine if there's an existing majority of people on a particular server; (ii) start from scratch with alt characters (which isn't an awful possibility - you can level fairly quickly, especially with quest add-ons like Cartographer Quest Objectives); and/or (iii) we could start with Mefites who lead an existing guild, such as a few mentioned above, and sort of dub it the official Mefi guild.

Also, yes, you can pay Blizzard $25 to transfer your character over to a server.
posted by WCityMike at 11:08 AM on March 19, 2008


Actually, I meant to come back to this a couple days ago.

There is an existing MetaFilter guild on Maelstrom (PVP) called The Blue. It was created in June or July 2006. I checked in there a couple days ago and found out that, somehow, I'm now the guild leader (I'm #1! I'm #!1, I'm #1!). Checking the other members last login dates, the most recent login was 10 months ago. I think it's safe to say the guild is pretty much dead. BUT, if someone wants to revive it, just let me know in a MeMail and I'll transfer guild ownership over to that person.
posted by deborah at 12:27 PM on March 19, 2008


I'd be willing to transfer over one of my alts if a Metafilter guild started up somewhere. Not if you're all filthy Alliance, though.

WCityMike: SSC is Serpentshrine Cavern, and TK is Tempest Keep. They are generally considered to come after Gruul and Magtheridon in 25-man raid progression, but before Black Temple and Mount Hyjal.
posted by emmastory at 5:09 AM on March 21, 2008


The problem with starting a new guild is that it will likely fade away. Since there is nothing in-game that has a MeFi focus, people will naturally end up doing their own thing. Without a common focus you'll never build the support or leadership structure needed to keep things running. The best way to go is to latch onto an existing guild that a) is open to such a thing and hopefully is run by MeFi folk, and b) has a diverse activity set that will support a random sampling of MeFi WoW players.

My guild has those qualities. See above for links.
posted by Ragma at 1:01 PM on March 24, 2008


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