Tuesday, 17 June 2008

So long and thanks for all the fish

As I mentioned in my last post I've been thinking about a realm transfer and it's now official. I'm planning on migrating my Priest to Magtheridon. This decision was not one that was made lightly, over the last two years I've developed a strong attachment to my current server Bladefist. I made a lot of good friends here but unfortunately they have now mostly all gone, migrating away to different servers over the last 3-4 months. My decision to move to to Magtheridon was quite an easy one to make, not only is it one of the best pve realms in Europe (mostly thanks to Nihilum) but also due to one of best WOW mates Krakemake has just started his own raiding guild there. They had there first raids this week, the first instance they went to was Mount Hyjal, completely skipping SSC and TK! This seems crazy to me as that kind of thing could never be done on Bladefist!

This post is really gonna be about me saying goodbye to Bladefist I've grown very attached to the place and it's actually surprisingly difficult for me to leave, even though now it's an awful realm to play on. I first arrived on Bladefist when my guild British Beef transferred from Agamaggan in early 2006. We merged with two guilds to form United Legions soon after the move and started progressing through ZG and eventually started raiding 40 MC and BWL. By the time TBC was released we had renamed the guild again to Final Formation cleared ZG, AQ20, MC and were 7/8 BWL. Many of the core members of the guild leveled to 70 when the expansion hit faster than others causing problems with early TBC progression, after struggling to get Karazhan on farm the guild disbanded a few months after the release of TBC. After spending a few months in other guilds I went back to leading British Beef and we got Karazhan on farm but struggled with 25 man progression despite having several guilds join with us. We merged with a guild around Christmas 2007 to from Mental Warfare. In this guild we saw fast progression through 25 man tier 5 instances getting 6/6 in SSC and 3/4 in TK in about after about 4 months of raiding. The guild however was victim of several corrupt officers who stole everything in the guild bank and migrated away, this combined with my 2 month break from WOW to focus on University resulted in the death of the guild.

The rest of my WOW history on Bladefist (the last month) has been told in previous posts on this blog which brings me back full circle. I'm now back in British Beef and preparing to transfer selling as much as possible before the jump. I'll certainly miss this place but I'm hoping that I'll come to enjoy playing on Magtheridon as much as I enjoyed playing on Bladefist. I want to take some time to say thanks to all the people that made my time on Bladefist such fun and share some screenshots from my time here.

In no particular order:

Mattmpg, Pearshaped, Mortiis, Rembo, Deadrood, Demonfly, Czakky/Ticktick, Garaina, Toots/Toofly, Grimpy, Nilmos, Krakemake, Sunstorm, Althulurs, Oomootwo, Eb, Skaythn, Undeadmage/Starcraft, Boogyman, Darkstorn, Flos, Brumdar, Heidegger, Psyaxe, Miquel, Elderpowah, Gael, Amagaad, Azu, Banamano, Blagdor/Hubie, Cryss, Didz, Hexor, Padington, Schism, Smoken, Marn, Icyone, Ironlung, Sharpeye, Thetroll, Narshe, Smeg, Skemtar, Rozal, Mooncalf, Arem, Aten, Dion, Thugcoolio, Rimos, Mogard, Morogh, Nekronis, Nadir, Spiritto, Bloodash, Galvatron, Corann, Yourepwned, Bloodyfist, Zeloth, Ukar, Vandrake, Sizer, Orit, Jerpa, Walish, Shadowknife, Solfk, Tseng, Hanzi, Darel, Darknessorc, Vitriol, Pog, Doggydogg, Comunero, Urthaz, Fashia, Purepwnage, Loobooja, Exu and my apologies to anyone I missed!

Thanks to all the members who were ever in any of my guilds British Beef, United Beef, United Legions, Final Formation and Mental Warfare.

Thanks to Bad News for leading those Naxx raids because of you I can say I've cleared 13/15 in old school Naxx and Cleared AQ40, good luck to you guys. Also thanks to everyone in Khaos Dragons, Megiddo for the raids this past month.

ZG Cleared 16/8/06

Onyxia Down 30/9/06

AQ20 Cleared 1/10/06

MC Cleared (20/10/06)

Good luck to everyone that I'm leaving behind and to all those that have moved to different servers, it's been emotional, so long and thanks for all the fish!

Mattous (level 375 fishing, among other things)