Happy American Thanksgiving Zuggies!
I hope the holiday finds you in good health, company, and amazing food. I'm very thankful this year for the amazing community you have all helped to create here in House of Zug. Despite all the obstacles in our path, our little guild has become the longest standing team on one of the longest standing servers. That's something!
Thank you to everyone who has stepped up and taken on additional responsibilities in the last few months. You have brought renewed energy and life back into this community in perhaps the largest content drought in the game's history.
Best wishes on this holiday. Eat up and enjoy because next week, we'll be be taking on Heroic: Archimonde.
Congratulations to our newest Gladiators, BAACHMANN & HEMATÒMA!! With our newest kills on Fel Lord, Xhul'Horac, and Mannaroth, you have demonstrated unquestionably your skill and dedication to our team and progress.
We're very lucky to have you both on the team. Thank you for all your efforts.
After an incredibly successful Tuesday, House of Zug took down both Heroic Zhul'Horac and Heroic Mannoroth for the first time. Congratulations to everyone who got loot, and see you on Tuesday for a short week of raiding!
*Edit-The YouTube video for Mannoroth had the sound killed (their end), if you want it with full sound go here.
Tomorrow (11/17) seems to be launch day for patch 6.2.3 (full details here). Make sure to log on early and test your addons!!!!
One extremely important element of this patch is the return of Valor Points which will serve as this raid tier's passive nerf. For only 250 Valor, you can upgrade just about any item +5 item levels (max +10). Since your character has 15-16 gear slots, you will need to farm up 8,000 Valor to be completely optimized. Make no mistake, this valor bonus is a must do for all progression raiders so that we can avoid another 200+ wipes on the final tier boss.
We realize that this may be a bit of a drag for many of us who cringe at the thought of going back (once again) to WoD dungeons and/or LFR, so we have tried to make it as painless as possible with a few minor policy changes:
1) To show our appreciation for your efforts, the officers have agreed to award 500 EP (the equivalent of two whole raids) to raiders who finish upgrading all 16 item slots within four weeks of the patch date (12/15/2015).
2) Friday Night Flex will be transitioning into a Valor farming night (same times: 5:15 PM - 9 PM PT).
*Note: we will not be awarding EP for FNF Mythic dungeons, as the 500 EP reward is quite substantial already.
Thank you for your hard work.
Acquiring ValorThere are four ways to get Valor:
Spending Valor250 can be used to upgrade the following +5 ilvls (max 2 upgrades):
Following a very productive run Tuesday, House of Zug progressed deeper in Heroic Hellfire Citadel with the downing of Fel Lord Zakuun. Congratulations to all involved, up next is Xhul'Horac.
See everyone on Tuesday!
Today is a very special day in which we remember the amazing courage and sacrifice of our brothers and sisters in the armed forces. It is all too easy to forget the cost of freedom amid the chaos of our daily lives, but holidays like today remind us of how much of our lives we take for granted.
To the real-world Veterans (especially our officers Crusade & Ravindra), thank you for your service!
Awesome Blizzcon meetup last night, and what an exciting Openning day!! Here are some pictures from our travels. Super cool meeting fellow Zuggies and experiencing all the excitement of BlizzCon live!
I hope to have a much bigger Zuggie showing next year.
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