Oklahoma Tornado - Close to Home
Often we hear of distant tragedies and hope for the best. Sometimes we know someone who knows someone that was affected. Then there are the hopefully rare times when someone you know is directly involved.
Sadly, this is one of those times.
Naomi and Jason (Lilina and Soulis), lived directly in the path of the May 20 EF5 Tornado that hit the outskirts of Oklahoma City. While they were luckily able to endure without serious injury, their home and all possessions were destroyed. Imagine losing everything you own. Home. Vehicles. Everything.
For those that have been in the guild a long time, Naomi and Jason are family. They attended the 1st Annual Guild Reunion in Missouri in 2010, and have been in the guild since the very first time we stepped into Karazhan together 6 years ago. We know them not only as fellow gamers, but as friends.
I have set up an opportunity to donate, to assist them in this tragic and devastating time. You can find this option on our home page in the upper right corner.
Thanks to everyone who is able to help. Below is a picture from today, of what is left of their home.
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2 comments: Tue May 21, 2013 1:53 pm
T15 Raiding - Week 9 Update
It's now week 9, and all three of our 10 man raiding teams are making great headway through Throne of Thunder.
Team Gandalf knocked off both Iron Qon and the Twin Consorts, making it through to 11/12NM and having a few pulls on Lei Shen before the end of the raid night.
Team Radagast taught Durumu a well-deserved lesson, followed quickly by a kill of Primordius, which proved easier than the Dark Animus trash. They're 8/12NM and set to get through the last few percent of Dark Animus in the upcoming raid week.
Team Saruman quickly defeated Council of Elders with a minimum of fuss and without even the assistance of bloodlust, to go 3/12NM and start work on Tortos, the turtle of doom. They look forward to his impending defeat in the upcoming raid weeks.
Great work by all teams! It's great to see all of our teams making steady and consistent progress throughout the tier, and we look forward to the next round of kill pics!
0 comments: Tue May 07, 2013 6:42 pm
T15 Raiding - Week 7 Update
Since we last updated in Week 5, all three teams have had great success and celebrated new victories over the surprisingly difficult Throne of Thunder bosses (although the trash is sometimes just as hard!)
Team Gandalf is very confused that the bosses seem to be getting easier as the tier progresses, powering ahead through Durumu the Forgotten, Primordius and Dark Animus to go 9/12NM!
Team Radagast is hot on their heels, both killing Ji-Kun and having a < 1% wipe on Durumu the Forgotten (ouch) last week. They are currently 6/12NM, with high expectations for the next couple of weeks.
Team Saruman cemented their strategy to finally defeat Horridon - a well-deserved victory earned by remaining tenacious and consistently improving over many wipes and strat changes. They are currently 2/12NM and making good progress on Council of Elders, while looking forward to taking on Tortos in upcoming weeks.
Good luck to all teams in the next couple of weeks and may all of your coin rolls be loot!
2 comments: Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:11 am
T15 Raiding - Week 5 Update
Arm of Hades runs 3 progression raiding teams - two top-level teams and one medium-core team. Each tier we redistribute the teams and rename the teams with some sort of hilariously witty pop culture reference. Last tier's teams were Bieber, Jepsen and Psy - for some reason these names proved unpopular however, and this tier we have Teams Gandalf and Radagast as the top-tier teams and Team Saruman as the medium-core.
Starting this week we'll be regularly updating on the progress of our teams.
Team Gandalf had a strong start to the tier, and this week took down Ji-Kun on the 10th attempt to go 6/12NM at Week 5 end. Gandalf has eschewed a kill-pic this week in favor of a collaborative artist's rendition of the kill by talented team artists Synthesize and Dzl.
Team Radagast has had a similarly strong start, and this week put the final nail in the shell of Tortos on their 100th attempt. They went on to swiftly decapitate Megaera, finishing the week at 5/12NM.
Team Saruman has spent the last few weeks working on Horridon, that horrid triceratops, while also gearing up some new members in Terrace of the Endless Spring and other raids. They're 1/12NM at this stage with no luck on the Horridon kill as of yet, but this week saw War-God Jalak enter the picture, which means that a kill is impending.
Good luck to all teams next week!
6 comments: Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:14 pm
6 Year Anniversary Event!
Friday, Feb 8th marked the 6th Anniversary of Arm of Hades. This is the one time a year where everyone can get together and celebrate the guild anniversary with some fun light-hearted in-game events.
We opened with Horde Bingo, and while the game was shortened from its original intent, people couldn't seem to get enough of it! Gratz to Ragepaw for being the first to spell H-O-R-D-E!
Next on the agenda was our Level 1 Undead Race! Kudos to all that finished the course, and thanks to all for trying. The race went from the Undead starting zone, to Silverpine, through Hillsbrad Foothills, all the way to the eastern edge of the Hinterlands, and our level 1s were level 3s by the end of it. Congratulations to Merl for being the best level 1 runner!
The start of the second leg in Brill.
The pass to the Hinterlands. Those gryphons look hungry!
Death to the King! After the level 1 race, we decided to complete some unfinished business from last year's event, when we were unable to defeat King Varian in Stormwind. Well let's just say 30 brave guildies ventured in and took care of business!
On to the Transmog Contest! While not too many were ready with their movie themed set, those that were dazzled! In an extremely close vote, Kyrial's Wonder Woman transmog edged out Dzl's Ironman for top honors (Dzl's vote for Kyrial was the deciding vote!).
Our final event of the evening was the Pet Battle Royale! There were some epic battles, and after 3 rounds of best 2 out of 3 matches, the final was drawn ... This one went down to the final pet in game 3, and when all was said and done, Softnsquishy reigned victorious!
All in all it was a great night, and many thanks to all of the guildies who came out and celebrated our 6th year together - we have a really great gaming community and it's awesome to be a part of it. Thanks must also go to our fearless leader Shtanky for organizing and running the evening's events. Here's to many more great years to come!
For Guild Members - everyone who participated wins a prize and some can choose either a cash or an item prize, so please look at Shtanky's thread (viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2968) to claim your prize.
0 comments: Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:47 am