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|Another Princess goes down on Kindread||Posted By: Wolven
|Not quite as fast of a pace as our previous killing spree on the AQ40 bosses, we have finally tackled the dreaded NR block and are now on our way to Twin Emps and the optional bosses. Fantastic work by everyone who showed up tonight, we had a number of new faces and it was great to see them working so well on a new content raid.
I love hearing that song.
|We're back!!||Posted By: Wolven
|The website has been down for the last day due to upgrades and aside from a couple sections we should be back up and running. As many of you are aware of by now, we did a bunch of house cleaning on the ingame roster and I'm matching that cleaning on the website. Inactive people have been removed to make room for others. If you are one of the unfortunate few who got 'cleaned out' but feel you can still be a part of our community, fire me an email or post on the forums and we can re-evaluate our position.
|Welcome to Kindread, we used to trust people||Posted By: Wolven
|A sad end to a good BWL raid. Kindread has run our raids using free for all loot since we started raiding simply because it was the fastest way to proceed through raids with the least amount of bugs. Tonight, we were ninja looted by Dixy. I fairly quiet priest that we were trying to get into raids and start gearing up. He took the entire Nef loot which would have completed two sets of gear as well as complete some other wish lists for a few of our raiders.
The loot wasn't even the big deal, it will all drop again. It was the breach of trust that Dixy performed will mar our raiding and simply force us to no longer trust people such as him. Luckily, I believe in Karma enough that I'm sure he'll get hit by a car or something. At the very least he'll never be able to get into another guild on KT but that will never satisfy my desire for justice. It is a true shame that Blizzard refuses to take a real stance against ninja looting and yet waste so much time changing character's names if they are questionable in some imaginary way.
|Now that's more like it.||Posted By: Wolven
|Apparently we just love to beat up on princesses. After the stinkshow that was our raid on Tuesday we had a hard hitting, ass kicking raid last night. We one shotted the bug trio, battleguard and Frank. We then cleared the glorious faction giving trash on the way to HUHU! and decided we had enough time to give it 'one attempt'.
In that one attempt we managed to beat HUHU down to 24%, which I think surprised everyone. We are heading back in tonight, this time with all the toys we need for the fight and we'll see if we can push our DPS up enough to kill this so called second princess of aq40.
|Thanks Frank!!!||Posted By: Wolven
|We had an extremely strange raid day yesterday. BWL spilled over to the start of the day so we formed up our raid and went in and lay the smackdown onto Nef. Then we found out that we didn't have enough healers to head into AQ40 so for some quick distractions we went to Ony instead and then took a 2 hour break. Doubts were high that we were going to get an aq40 group after the break but it turned out that we not only had a group to go in, we had the group to finish the Fankriss kill. Funny enough, we got the aggro reducing trinket and our huge aggro nubs were not putting their names in for this high demand item so we had to bitch slap a few of them into smartening up.
For those keeping score, that is two 'first kills' in a week. Now we need everyone to load up on NR for the Princess resist block because she is going down next.
|Hey Frank! You're next.||Posted By: Wolven
|Tonight Battleguard Sartura put up a meagre fight at best as we walked in with a full raid of hard hitting non-drowsy raiders and pinned her shiny razor-sharp wings to the ground. She was kind enough to cough up some epics after we got all Ant-Bully on her ass and then left her lying there waiting to cuddle while we zipped up and moved onto the next batch of new content. Fankriss, already nicknamed Frank for how straight forward he looks, is going to die tomorrow if we can get the people together for a 3rd night of AQ40 in a row. Since we donít usually pull together those 3-in-a-row nights too often with our already overburdened raid schedule, be ready to kill him on Sunday at the latest.
Good work everyone, yet again.
|Battleguard within an inch of her life||Posted By: Wolven
|We went in for our first real day of Battleguard attempts and even though I had been slacking and not really doing my homework to prepare for the fight we were quickly able to come up with a working strat to get Battleguard Sartura's adds dead. With a bit of tweaking we had her down to 11% before she went nova and kicked the shit out of us. It was a solid week of raiding. Good work everyone.
Tonight is Wing night for everyone in the Calgary area, times and locations are posted up in the forums and pictures of the aftermath will likely follow.
|Bug Trio Squashed!||Posted By: Wolven
|Last night we went into AQ40 again after slugging it out with the Bug Trio the last few raid days. We had done a bit more homework and had a couple new ideas to try out so we could keep Princess under control. As we were tweaking our game plan and arguing back and forth after each beating recieved by these three annoying bugs, we got all set up for our last attempt of the night only to find out that we had actually fine tuned our strat enough that we just killed them. No soul stones, no battle resses we just pulled out a can of whoop ass and walked away with some loot.
Good work everyone on pulling together for the very fast 'first kill'. Next stop Battleguard Sartura.
|Second time sweeter than the first||Posted By: Wolven
|We walked into BWL again this week but we got slapped around by the holidays leaving us short handed for BWL. This screwed around with our schedule but the end result is that we still managed to defeat Nef this week to keep our killing streak alive. What made it so sweet was that we had the hardest colour combo of Red/Blue and we managed to adjust, get through it and get the kill. Amazing work by everyone who stuck through it. It only gets better from here!
Read the forums for more about where we hope to go with our raid schedule.
|Nefarian is Dead!||Posted By: Wolven
|After far too long we have brought BWL to its knees. We've had a long road filled with people coming and going, drama and worse yet server failures. Through all that we stuck to the principles that makes Kindread what it is and I have to say that we may not be the most hardcore group out there but we are the longest standing, classiest and best looking group I've ever seen in online gaming. When things get hard we banded together better than ever to succeed in a glorious way.
Thank you all for the effort put into bringing us to this point and I look forward to where we go next.
|The Second Coming||Posted By: Mandrake
|Well here we are a little later in the week and here are a couple of my favourite pics from the trip:
|Kindread Event 2006||Posted By: Mandrake
|Well the Kindread event is well under way and the different events are coming along. The barnyard challange is already begining with 6 was a true testement to our old Shifter days and was a nostalgic rekindling of the Kindread spirit.
Round 2 commenced with Fatbaby making eyes at Wolven. Picture to be found.
But Mandrake, in retaliation for the previous nights fondling attemps in his sleep managed to show up Wolven, Bill Clinton Style. Mandrake was later heard to say "Spoon me and I'll poke you , bitch."
But California is a riot and I will post more shinanigans as they happen.
|Recruitment Open again!||Posted By: Wolven
|The Kindread WoW Guild is openning up Recruitment again for most classes. We ask that anyone who puts in an application try to follow up with one of our officers in game as we have a lot of applicants to get to.
For more information, visit the forums or ask someone ingame.
|Kindread Swag||Posted By: Mandrake
|Well I know that you have all been eagerly anticipating this and the time to purchase Kindread Swag has now arrived. The Kindread Store has everything you need to represent your peeps to those online clowns and closet gamers alike. So head over to the store, purchase some swag and wear it with pride, because, god damn it, we're worth it.
Special note to all of those people who I will be seeing on the trip next week, you don't need to worry about paying here, I will collect when I see you and deliver the shirts to you personally and as an added bonus, I wave the included shipping and handling fees! For the rest of you clowns, shipping and handling is already included in the price so what you see is what you pay.
Check it out!
The Kindread Store - Swag and more!
|Mother's Day Weekend||Posted By: Wolven
|With Mother's day coming up this sunday, we want to try to get our raiding out of the way on Friday/Saturday. With that in mind, we'll try to do a quick BWL raid Friday night to kill chrom and then leave Saturday for MC. That way all those people who have to take out their moms or wives can do so without getting into trouble for wanting to get back home to raid.
On a side note, I'd like to send a big Grats out to Tigle for finishing his Thunderfury. That's the 4th set for the guild which I think is the most any guild on the server has.
|Server Back Up||Posted By: Mandrake
|I have the server back up and running, there was a problem with the power supply so I have replaced that. We will see if that was the problem plaguing the server and causing all of these unexpected outages. Unfortunately I have no way to tell if this was the problem as I have no way to recreate the error other than wait and see.
|Server Outage||Posted By: Mandrake
|I am planning on taking down the server for some maintenance on Friday morning and it should be back up by the end of the day.
|W.O.L.V.E.N. Data retrieval and re-entry||Posted By: Mandrake
|It appears that all systems are once again fully operational, and although we have not recieved that personality upgrade that I sent away for, at least we have an operation database again. Special mention to DotKooler and Stul who managed to fill in all the blanks for the raids between the MPS (Magnetic Pole Swap) and now.
|Magnetic Pole Swap Causes W.O.L.V.E.N. memory loss||Posted By: Mandrake
|The swapping of the magnetic poles today has reaked havoc throughout the internet and indeed, our own fearless leader, the W.O.L.V.E.N. Bot has not survived unscathed.
In other news a nefarious super-villain has seized control of the points system in an effort to rob you of all the epics you could ever want. This nefarious huxter, who terms himself Mandrake, will stop at nothing to equip his inactive priest character with Thunderfury Bindings, or whatever l337 loot it is that you want today, regardless of your class.
Authorities are stymied by the perpetrators computational abilities but are diligently working to apprehend the culprit. Anyone with news as to the whereabouts of this individual are asked to post on the forums.
|Benifiting from Timer Bugs||Posted By: Wolven
|So tonight we logged in hoping to go to BWL and kick some ass, build on the progress from last week's Chrom kill and dig into our momentium. We went into a retardedly laggy event where Stul couldn't even get the pet bar up to control Raz. So, being the useful hunter I am, I stepped in with my working pet bar and we finished the kill. Moving onto Vael, the lag was so bad that we had to follow suit as many of the other guilds did and pull out of BWL. We were tossing up between going to AQ40 and MC and with the bugged reset timers saying MC would reset tomorrow at 9am, we opted to go with that so we could clear MC again on saturday and not lose out too much by not getting our BWL in this week.
We set a record pace for MC, killing everything faster than we ever had before and we managed to clear the whole zone after a very late start. Low and behold, in the secret loot vault of Rag's corpse was our guild's 4th Legendary item drop (7th if you count each Tfury binding seperately).
With that, Congratulations Abrine on your new smashy hammer and your new DPS spec.
|Patch day problems||Posted By: Wolven
|With the 1.10 patch came a day of non-raiding due to complete server outages. This means that we are going to have to try to find a way to either start BWL Wednesday evening (instead of going to the planned AQ40) or try to push through as much BWL as we can on Thursday night to leave us open for some Nef attempts on Sunday.
Without notice, I do not expect a miracle and I do not want to disrupt people's raid expectations but I also do not want to miss out on a chance to kill chrom again and take another look at Nef.
So, be patient and lets have fun this week.
|Chromaggus dead||Posted By: Wolven
|I am proud to announce the death of Chromaggus at the hands of Kindread. It seems like after Firemaw we have picked up the pace of killing and our learning curve in general for these line of sight fights. Amazing work everyone, it was a thrill to get to be a part of that fight.
|A good day at it||Posted By: Wolven
|Today we had a great day of raiding with our ol' BF42 buddies Violent Sin. We killed a couple world dragons and then kicked it down to Silithus to forge Barack's Thunderfury. I'd like to throw in a big Thanks to VS for loaning us 3 Elementium Ore so we could get the sword made tonight.
Other things to note is that the Server Transfer that everyone has been calling for finally came, with no warning and no accommodations to move our 450 character roster we have decided that it is unreasonable for us to transfer.
|3rd Thunderfury Bindings Set||Posted By: Wolven
|I would like to make a quick post to say Grats to Barack on his complete Thunderfury Bindings. I am looking forward to helping you finish off that sword :)
The guild bank is taking donations for arcanite and transmutes as you guys can find them.
|Teh Nub Raid||Posted By: Wolven
|We had an impressive start to BWL this week. We were plagued by one smooth move after another. First a hunter looted wrath off of raz, then we had a guy lag into vael's room and let all the technicians run away. On vael a shaman hit his hearthstone thinking it was his water and left BWL just as we were about to pull Vael. This was followed promptly to a warrior hitting his charge button instead of his reply button and rushing vael.
After all that, we still killed Broodlord and are set up for Firemaw over the weekend. Good work on the entertaining run.
|Forward Progress||Posted By: Wolven
|There has been a number of "hardcore raiders" who turned out to be more like "hardcore crybabies" as of late. They were intimidated by the idea of fighting new content instead of have others feed it to them. It seems to be a trend in MMO's that the weak will continue to display and really, we have shown we are better off without them as we then went and one shotted Broodlord in a nearly flawless attempt. One of the only casualties is the one you would expect from most movies, the black man.
We are now onto Firemaw and in our first day on him we are already showing the ability to take him out which means we will be onto Chromaggus in no time.
|Grats Kindread||Posted By: Wolven
|I am late in writing this news post as I have been busy with work and, well, news posts are easy to forget to make. Since our last post we have been working away at Broodlord amongst laggy server nights where it is impossible to keep connected to the server much less kill new bosses but we have still managed to progress and are on the verge of roaring through the rest of BWL.
Speaking of roaring, I am pleased to announce that Kindread created our First Thunderfury from our second set of bindings. Battleroarer was the lucky bastard to get the sword and hopefully not the last. Last night we had another binding drop and while it was ninja'd I have faith that we will be able to get the item back to its rightful owner.
As they say, "cry havoc and let loose the dogs of war".
|Vaelastrasz the Corrupt, dead at last||Posted By: Wolven
|We have been working on Vael for a long time, with many raids spent learning the encounter, wiping repeatedly and figuring out how to finally kill the dragon. Today we walked in and with our experience and determination and we put Vaelastrasz the Corrupt out of his misery (as well as ours). With our victory ringing throughout Ventrilo, we ressed back up and reaped our rewards: Dragonstalker and Stormrage belts and a Mind Quickening Gem going to myself, Neavo and Morag respectively.
Afterwards we plowed through the trash to get to the Broodlord and took a couple swings at him. We all have seen that we can take this boss down once we get our positioning right to reduce adds :)
Grats everyone on this hard earned victory.
|Happy New Years!||Posted By: Wolven
|We had a killer New Years raid in MC as BOTH Bindings dropped in a single raid. Battleroarer happens to be the lucky bastard who is now on his way to making his Legendary sword and is preparing to change his role from a DPS monster to a DPS monster tank. Congrats bud.
As the Holidays are coming to a close we will see our raid schedule settle back into a more normal layout that people can plan around. As always, keep up the fun and enjoy the start of Kindread's 9th year in service.
|Winter Cleaning||Posted By: Wolven
|It has come to my attention that we have a lot of our WoW roster that has now been offline for months, from Trucidation who has been gone now for 9 months down to Mandrake who logged off 3 months ago. In an effort to make room for new people I will be removing a large portion of those who are no longer gaming. If you find yourself reactivating your account feel free to contact me to reaquire your spot in the guild.
|R.I.P. Razorgore||Posted By: Wolven
|I had a good day yesterday. I got up and ran some errands, got myself some new shoes and a few shirts for work. I got my car washed before was too cold for carwashing to be a reasonable thing to do. I went to work and put in a kick ass night where I made a bunch of money and hung out with some awesome people.
What's more, between those things I plugged into my computer and joined up with my guild for a fight that has been standing in our way for a very long time. It was a fight that caused some of our more greedy former members to find greener pastures, a fight that had many of our vets wondering if we should hang up our weapons and move onto other games but most of all it was a fight that I knew we could beat and it was a fight that we won.
In true Kindread fashion, we showed up, we survived and we put the other futhermocker in the ground. It was the first step to rolling Blackwings Lair and now that we have taken that step I honestly believe that nothing can stand in our way from doing what we want to do with this game.
Congratulations to you Kindread and thanks for the good day.
|R.I.P. Ragnaros, again||Posted By: Wolven
|Last night was a kick ass raid night, we walked into MC again, just 4 days after our last Rag kill and slaughtered Domo, set up and destroyed Rag and walked away with a couple daggers for pajama and a whole shit load of druid gear. In case that wasn't enough, we proceeded to Onyxia and put her out of her misery. Pajama was unleashing hell with his new toys when I called a stop damage at 5% life so we could ensure our new warrior Faelix could get his Quel'Serrar made. Just to top off the weapons, Deathhoof also got his black sinew to match up with his leaf and Icon got his EoD to go with his EoS.
Look for us to make some BWL attempts on Thursday and Saturday and some ZG progress tonight and Friday since there is nothing else for us to kill until Sunday.
|R.I.P. Ragnaros||Posted By: Wolven
|After much effort to rebuild the guild and get ourselves to the point where we can take down the elusive final boss of MC we finally got prepared to put a solid saturday into bringing rag down. I am pleased to report that we not only took rag down but we took him down on our first attempt!
I would like to congratulate Gren, Ish, Abrine and Cris on their loot and the entire guild on all the work they put into making this finally come to be. Hearing your celebration in Ventrilo along with our boss kill theme song once again is by far the best reward I could ask for.
Now lets get ready to do it again. ;)
|Wolven's email is unbroke||Posted By: Wolven
|Somehow our DNS had stopped sending messages out to other addresses, a rather annoying thing for me because it brought both my emails to a standstill. Yesterday Gamentine realised the problem, brought it to Mandrake's attention and now my inbox is suddenly full of unanswered mail. I'll try to get through it between today and tomorrow.
|Wolven's email is broke||Posted By: Wolven
|My email address apparently hasn't been working in a week so all those people that I have been trying to get a hold of, please use my gmail account to reply to me. Sorry for the mix up.
|Recruitment Form||Posted By: Wolven
|Our recruitment form is back up and running, the only problems we are having is sending mail to hotmail or yahoo email addresses but we are currently testing a fix for that as well.
I would like to ask all new recruits submit their applications over the form instead of posting it in the forums, if nothing else it keeps your personal info private. Feel free to use our forums to check on the status of your application and to get to know some of the personalities in Kindread. I will be removing all the current applications from our public forum to protect your info and hide your emails from those nasty data miners that try to collect emails for spam.
|Mandrake Gets Married - Oct. 01, 2005||Posted By: Wolven
|Last Saturday was a momentous day in the halls of Kindread. Mandrake and his ever understanding and loveable Sheduck tied the knot in a ceremony I would call fitting. It didnít last too long but also was not short or rushed, there were a few mistakes but they were all met with laughs and warmth and there were some rowdy drunks but that was just me and Mandrakeís other friends celebrating their marriage. It only took me a few days to finally sober up enough to make this post. Looking back on the day, I can say that I was simply overjoyed at how happy everyone was and I am sure the newlyweds are having a great time on the honeymoon.
See ya in a week buddy.
|New Members and your accounts||Posted By: Wolven
|I just wanted to mention to everyone that I am still trying to get the recruitment application working. We are just stuck on a minor problem with the email function but after that it should be good to go.
I would like to point out that for those of you who have been able to get an application in via the Online form, I may have tried to send you your account info already but both Hotmail and Yahoo block our emails. I recommend hotmail and yahoo users get new accounts or provide alternate email addresses that won't block the password retrival script.
|Return from PAX||Posted By: Mandrake
|Well we skipped the last day because we had a long drive back to town here after PAX (15 hours with lunch/pee/gas/dinner breaks). But Windex and I made it home late last night and I thought I would post the final sets of pictures from the event.
I would have to say that my overall impression of PAX was positive, though it was not quite what I expected. There was a fair amount of exhibitors and I knew that there would be some tabletop gaming going on, but I expected more people playing games like monopoly and scrabble and the like in addition to those guys playing Warhammer and what not.
Comparing this to the event attended earlier in the month (Quakecon) the BYOC was definitely not as big and the event itself did not last as long. There weren't all the big PC Hardware manufacturers there either as this was a gaming convention of all kinds and did not necessarily contribute directly to that market.
I guess the biggest disappointment for me coming out of Quakecon was the size of the BYOC at PAX. I was hoping to come down to see about 2000 people playing computer games but when I got there we were only at about the 200 mark. Now this is better than a LAN I could host out of my apartment but if you were travelling 15 hours just for the LAN I would say it is not worth it. Fragapalooza is a lot closer to home and bigger, in terms of computer gaming.
So the final verdict is that PAX is a good overall gaming convention if you are into all aspects of gaming, board, tabletop, console and PC gaming, but it is not a LAN you need to bring your computer to to have a good time. Go on the Saturday, check out the exhibits and have a good time.
|PAX Day 2 (Saturday)||Posted By: Mandrake
|Well this is the big day when all of the exhibits are open and the Omeganaughts are competing in the majority of the tournements. There will be some additional pictures a little later in the day.
There has been some good BF2 action here but I am a little upset that Counter-Strike persists in this world. I take some consolation in the fact that at least it is CS: Source and not that old hack job of a game.
I also think I saw Brooeklyn from the Frag Dolls (though I did not talk to her, but I thought it was worth mentioning for Fah-q_2's sake).
|PAX 4 teh win!||Posted By: Mandrake
|Well, it's your rarely heard from Mandrake[Kin] up here in Bellevue, Washington (in the Seattle area). We went this morning for a tour of the Nintendo North American Headquarters thanks to my good buddy Windex, who has suffered through the 13 hour car trip with me to arrive here. Last night I had the honor of dining with PsychoFodder, Bosnian Child and Cerberus in Bellingham fo some good Thai food and some good conversation.
I have a gallery going up for pictures from the PAX trip here and if you want to come down and say hi, I am in the BYOC section and you can get my phone number from Wolven/Hashisheen/The members area.
I will try to make a post a day and I would like to mention that I have already met Tycho from PAX fame.
Later, hope you all are having as much fun as I.
|Kindread Tour 2005 - Go Big or Go Home||Posted By: Wolven
|After much scrambling on my part to get my money in order and time off work from both of my jobs, I have finally booked my plane tickets for Texas. I ended up losing a day because of the cost of the tickets was cheaper to fly on tuesday than monday (but still more expensive than what I would have gotten had I been able to buy the tickets a couple weeks ago).
I hope everyone in the texas area will be able to come visit those of us who are flying into the area. I'll expect there to be vast amounts of drinking and FAH will finally have the chance to prove that the Texas girls are as hot as he has been claiming for the past 6 years.
For more info, see the post in the forums.
|Recruitment form||Posted By: Wolven
|For those of you who have tried to send in applications to join Kindread since our website came back up, I'm sorry to say that I haven't had the time to get the application working properly yet. Thus, we haven't gotten any of your applications.
We have set up a temporary form in our public forums for people to either fill out or email in. Sorry for the confusion, I'll try to find some spare time to get the thing fixed.
|Email is back up!||Posted By: Mandrake
|Well for all of you @kindread.com'ers the email servers are back up and you should be able to start recieving email again. I had to recreate your login info/passwords/etc so if I have either A) forgot to add you back in or B) reset your password to something wierd (very possible) then get in contact with me on vent/icq/msn/aim/irc/phone whatever and I can hook you up again propperly.
Webmail has moved as well so it can now be found at http://www.mandrakeindustries.com/mail/.
To change your email settings/preferences go to http://www.mandrakeindustries.com/cgi-bin/qmailadmin
|Server Woes||Posted By: Mandrake
|Well the webserver is coming up but it does not have full php support so I am still working on that and you will notice that there are problems with the site because of that. However, the forums are back up and you should be able to use those to do whatever you want. For those of you with @kindread.com email addresses you will have to wait a bit as I am still configuring the mail server. I hope to have that all up tonight, but I have run into complication after complication during this install process. Wish me luck!
|MC in Record time!||Posted By: Wolven
|Good work to everyone who came out Saturday and kicked ass in MC. In a single run we cleared MC straight to Domo leaving Domo and Rag for Tuesday night. With our speed of clearing MC steadily increasing, I am happy to watch as epic loots are being distributed around the guild. Grats to everyone who has gotten some nice upgrades recently.
|MMO: Fluke or poor scheduling?||Posted By: Wolven
|This last week has been rather rough for us scheduling wise. Between our poor turnout to finish MC on Sunday and our server problems against Onyxia on Tuesday I am going to try moving the schedule around. We'll look into a Thursday night Onyxia with a weekend MC and hopefully a Tuesday night for cleaning up any MC we don't get done.
If this works, it'll become a regular schedule, if not I'll keep playing with it.
|MMO: Ragnaros, Onyxia and a well maintained Bot||Posted By: Wolven
|This weekend we expected that we were not going to be able to properly do Molten Core due to many people being away for the holidays. Not only did we clear 4 bosses on Saturday while short handed most of the run, we came back in with a full 40 today and cleared the remaining 5 bosses and spawned Ragnaros again. For the record, we spanked each boss without a wipe right up to Majordomo. It took us a couple tries to get through that encounter again but we still managed to pull it off and complete the run in a reasonable amount of time.
Next up, look for another Onyxia kill as we get that set up for a regular time slot. Also if we are feeling up to it we can take a swing at Rag before the reset. Good gaming everyone.
|MMO: Sex, Drugs and Majordomo||Posted By: Wolven
|For our third guild only MC run we have openned up and kicked ass on the MC bosses. Last night we walked in, got our heads in the game and took out Luci, Mag, Gehen, Garr and Shazz. We were set to take out Baron also but then a wave of respawns started up on us and we opted to call it a night instead of re-clearing the room. Good work to everyone that was there.
Today we summoned back into MC, cleared the pull and kicked Baron's ass. Just in case we didn't get the message out loud enough, we then went and laid a large smack down on Sulfuron and then proceeded to kill Golemagg on our very first attempt. That's right, 75% of our raid had never even seen Golemagg before and we put him in his place. Promptly after that we spawned Majordomo and went drinking.
|MMO: Molten Core - Made possible by you.||Posted By: Wolven
|We had a very strong Molten Core weekend. Saturday we walked in and kicked ass. There were a few mistakes as we were sorting out some of the new people but we still managed to roll 4 bosses in 5 hours. Sunday was a slightly different story as we had a lot of trouble with Baron. After some substitutions to get more healing (thank you to our priests, druids and shaman) we not only took down the Baron but right after while substitiutions were in the works we decided to pull Shazzrah before the respawn and try to take him out. Not only did we manage to pull it off but we did it with only 33 people.
Since we only need one more hand to complete the quest for Major Domo, and we do not have enough keys to do Onyxia, Tuesday will be another MC run with the next two bosses as our objective. Refresh your strats and lets kick ass.
|IP Changeover||Posted By: M4ndr4k3
|I have updated the server with the new IP Address and it *seems* to be working. If you have any problems feel free to get in contact with me.
|MMO: Molten Core Success||Posted By: Wolven
|I was going to make a big post about this, but I opted to quote Jundicator out of the forums instead:
"Tuesday MC run was perfect. No wipes, 2 first kills, and 6 epics. We had a couple of hard fights with adds after mags room but dealt with them beatifully. Gehennes was a joke thanks to our DPS, and solid vent communication. Healing was spot on and extremely effcient. If we keep this level of play we'll be swimming in epic gear. "
Congrats to everyone who came out, lets see if we can finish off a few more bosses on Thursday before the reset.
|Kindread Website IP Changeover||Posted By: M4ndr4k3
|I have just been informed by my ISP that the kindread.com server needs to change its IP address. This may take up to 24 hours to flush through the system. I will not be switching the server over right away as I will need to inform my other clients about the ip change.
|MMO: And the beat goes on||Posted By: Wolven
|A huge Grats to everyone today that came to help us take down the new and improved post patch Azuregos! He was tough, he took us to the limit but in the end we beat out everyone else trying to lay claim to him and got the kill! Ministry made out with an insanely awesome caster dagger while Nekros got a huge cape upgrade. Also to note is the Mature Blue Dragon Sinew that I looted for Kindread.
We'll keep things rolling on Saturday when we take out MC again and set up for another Onyxia kill either late Saturday or Sunday. Be ready to party.
|Quakecon Registration||Posted By: M4ndr4k3
|Registration for Quakecon is open and anyone who is going to attend needs to register. Remember that Quakecon is completely free though you need to register to confirm your spot in the BYOC section. Do it! Do it now!
As of this post (1 hour after registration opened) 1/3 of the BYOC section was filled.
|MMO: Triple Kill Tuesday!||Posted By: Wolven
|At 6:30pm server time, we formed our 40 man raid to go into Onyxia's lair and put her to rest. An hour later we are standing over a dead Onyxia after killing her on our first run. It was such a good kill that we looted up (Grats to Grave on his second Giantstalker drop), went to OG for some dancing and then took our raid to MC to settle another score.
We walked into MC still all hyped up after our Onyxia kill and got to Lucifron in record time. We had a shakey first go on him but we quickly put him down on our second attempt. Then we moved onto Magmadar. Same deal, we had him set to go down until some Core Hounds spawned on our backside and wiped us. After a quick regroup we took out all the core hounds and put Magmadar to rest. Grats to Grave again for getting his tranq shot and to Discordia for his new pants.
If this is a sign of things to come, we will easily be rolling through MC from now on. Good work everyone.
|MMO: Molten Core Thursday!||Posted By: Wolven
|We're going back into Molten Core again on Thursday. Same game plan. Group up by 6:30 server time so we can be in by 7. Make sure you have CTMod updated as well as CQCure and be on Ventrilo! All the links are in the previous post.
|MMO: Molten Core run||Posted By: Wolven
|We had a very strong MC raid today. It only took 2 hours to get ready instead of 3 (which is still unacceptable) but since it was Daylight savings and that threw most people off that extra hour. We are going to run MC again on Tuesday at 6:30pm MT (server time). Here is your to do list:
- Make sure you have CTMod Updated, they put up a whole new set of downloads as of today so update your entire package.
- Make sure your Ventrilo 2.2 is up and running
- For the Magmadar kill, download CQMagmadar. This requires Sea and Chronos addons also listed on this download page.
- Download and install CQCure. This is good for all the healing classes and the mages and also needs Sea.
|MMO: This is a test chumps||Posted By: M4ndr4k3
|Hey, I'm not a chump, I'm a chimp
|HE'S BACK!!!!||Posted By: Wolven
|World of Warcraft has just done something that blows my mind. It has brought Hashisheen out of his long slumber. Yes, there was a brief moment where he was playing Battlefield but never enough to say "he's back". Now, I can say it, I can even make a big news posting about it and we can all watch as he brings back his gaming prowess to full force.
Welcome back Hash. I can't wait to see who is next.
|Another reason why Cosmos sucks.||Posted By: Wolven
|I just got this note from XeRo:
"You need to let everyone know that if they downloaded a file from blizzards forums called "cosmosfix.exe" it is a trojan. Someone posted a thread on how to fix cosmos in order to get it working with the new version of WOW. This was there solution... Its a possible way for them to steal your WOW account login information among many other things."
CTmod for teh win!
|Token news posting||Posted By: Wolven
|I haven't put anything in the news recently and I was starting to feel guilty about that. NEWS FLASH: both Mandrake and FatBaby are playing WoW. Lazerd has the game also and is prepping before he starts playing.
Aside from that, we've been named one of the most hated guilds in the server. Smoke, Garo and I have been accused of being bots and we have had many other little dramas to keep things interesting.
Also, on a side note we are moving ahead with this year's LAN plans. We have agreed that we will be going to Texas and most likely around the time of QuakeCon.
|WoW Server woes||Posted By: Wolven
|Unfortunately for us, our horde server Kel'Thuzad has become one of the few largely populated servers that Blizzard has decided to implement a login queue on. People have seen as high as an hour lineup to login to play. Blizzard assures us that options will open up to us, we will either have the choice to move our characters to another server or wait and see if Blizzard can put more power behind our server.
In the meantime a number of us have established the Alliance half of our oganisation on Darkspear. This low population server continues to work fine while Kel'Thuzad struggles with its load.
|Hooked isn't strong enough of a word||Posted By: Wolven
|World of Warcraft went live and everything else seems to have come to a grinding halt. Personally, I am blown away by the content level of WoW. There are so many quests in so many areas that the hardest thing is picking which ones to do. The PVP aspect of the game is great with both 1 on 1 action when soloing and gang raping entire towns with a raid group.
It has also been great meeting new people and inflating the "guild" to a ridiculous size, around 80 characters, and only a few of them are alternates.
|WoW Horde Server Selected||Posted By: Wolven
|Mr. Fuji was lucky enough to get the game at midnight tonight instead of having to wait for the game to be released tomorrow along with the rest of us. On the plus side, this means he has selected our server so everyone knows which one to log into when they get the game.
Time Zone: Mountain
Server Name: Kel'thuzad
An alliance server will be selected when someone gets the itch to pretend to be a good guy.
|DC Match, T:V and WoW beta closed||Posted By: Wolven
|We have set our date for our DC match to Tuesday the 23rd at 9:30pm ET. As always, sign up and lets have some fun with it.
You may also notice the lineup manager has a Tribes Vengeance posting. I want to see how many guys bought the game, are going to buy the game and are not interested at all. Once the numbers get high enough, look for us to try to get some scrims or matches set up.
Finally, today (Thursday) is the final day of the WoW beta. I must admit that after the disappointment that was SWG I didn't think I would ever want to play an MMORPG again. After the WoW beta, I've been duely impressed. I can't say I am surprised though, I have loved all of Blizzard's games to date and putting one more log on the fire just goes to show those guys know how to make a good game.
When the game goes retail on the 23rd (that might hurt our match, eh?) someone will post our server info here in the news so any non-Kindread that want to find us can do so.
|Match this week||Posted By: Wolven
|The lineup manager shows that our match is beginning at 11pm ET. I spoke to our opponents and they have agreed to try to be ready for 10pm ET. So it is now on us to be ready for then also.
|Happy Halloween||Posted By: Wolven
|I hope everyone had as much fun as I did this Halloween. In keeping with tradition I went out and drank my face off while wearing yet another ridiculous outfit. Photos can been seen in the member's forums.
|Match vs. LTF||Posted By: Wolven
|LTF has accepted our challenge and come back at us with two possible match times. I put both times in the lineup manager, so sign up and let me know which time is better for you. We have 24 hours to reply.
|GG||Posted By: Wolven
|Last night we had our first match in 2 months (give or take) and I had a blast. Thanks to everyone who came out and we'll see about getting more matches for everyone.
|DC Match - Download DCF||Posted By: Wolven
|We have been challenged and have a match set for Tuesday, October 26 10:00 PM EST. Go download DC Final and lets get this match rolling.
|So much for being sneaky||Posted By: Wolven
|I was trying to keep quiet about our comeback to the DC ladder, at least on the TWL forums, but I guess those guys have nothing better than to see who just joined the ladder. If your name is not yet on our DC Ladder team then you had better reinstall the game and find the DC client version .7.
|Who else is missing the matches?||Posted By: Wolven
|As per our conversation in the forums I have signed us up for the good ol' Desert Combat ladder (rung 58). This looks like a healthier competition than the 15 team PoE ladder we are also currently on. I will drop us off that soon. Everyone will need to reinstall BF42 and get the latest patches for both the game and the mod.
"Get in the game"
|Open Beta||Posted By: M4ndr4k3
|Just in case you didn't know, the Tribes: Vengeance Beta is now an open beta. All you have to do is sign in to your free fileplanet account and download the beta. So for those of you who, like me, do not want to give fileplanet their money just yet, you can get this game and try it out.
|T:V closed beta||Posted By: Wolven
|I am scared to say I have downloaded T:V. I have been secretly excited about the game and publicly terrified that it would be even more disappointing than Tribes 2 was. I downloaded it last night and will be playing along with the rest of the guys. If you hadn't heard, all you have to do to join the beta is sign up for a Fileplanet account.
|A long break||Posted By: Wolven
|After we dropped from the BFV ladder everyone has taken to a form of holiday. Just to keep everyone updated, we are currently debating between going back to BFV but in one of the mods or joining up on the Joint Ops ladder until something else comes out. There is a lot of talk about the T:V beta going on too, so if you haven't been by in a while go hit up the member's forum.
|GG BF:V||Posted By: Wolven
|Last night we dropped from Battlefield Vietnam competition altogether. We've been fighting this for a while but now it seems that most of the team has lost interest in the game with all the failed patches. The 1.1 patch may have fixed some problems but only time will tell if it will help bring back enough interest for us to rejoin any of the ladders.
|Back from the LAN||Posted By: M4ndr4k3
|Well we are all trying to settle back into normal life after an awesome time up in Edmonton. I think I can safely say that everyone who went to the LAN had a good time. Coincidentally, the Saturday night we were up in Edmonton there was some gang violence, so Fuji and Xero felt a little more comfortable.
There is a picture gallery up for the LAN at http://www.mandrakeindustries.com/gallery/view_album.php?set_albumName=album07.
Things are slowly returning to normal, I am getting back to work, Wolven is getting back to abusing his liver, oh wait, he didn't stop doing that, and the rest of the guys are settling into their normal routines. As I write this I realize that I need to return to my programming duties here at home so I will leave you with a quote from Mr. Fuji that highlights one of the benefits of Canada, "Shit dude, I need to go have a smoke to make the air feel normal."
|Fragapalooza Day 3 & 4||Posted By: Wolven
|Day 3 of Fragapalooza will be forever remembered by me as the hangover day of gaming. After being very sloppy (and possibly still drunk) for breakfast at the local Denny's we got back to the LAN for some serious Joint Operation action. After a while we took notice in some other gamers playing BF:V and we jumped in and raped them until they started calling us asshats. I must say, talking shit like that at a LAN where in theory we could stand up and walk over and confront the name caller face to face isn't the smartest thing one can do.
Fuji and XeRo are on their way home now and the rest of us are back at the LAN playing some games before driving back to Calgary. We'll try to catch a little extra Stampede time before it is done and the Smoke will be on his flight home tomorrow.
Was the LAN a success? I'd say yes, but only because of the fun we had hanging out with our friends. Fragapalooza didn't impress me all that much.
|Fragapalooza Day 2||Posted By: Wolven
|Mandrake has officially earned his Tin Can award for having the most computer problems at the LAN. I don't know about anyone outside of our immediate area but someone would have to burn down their rig to take it from him at this point. Between screwing up his OS and aquiring the Sasser virus during his reinstall, Mandrake has probably only gotten in a few minutes of game time.
We are planning to wrap up our gaming for the evening to head back to the hotel for some well deserved alcoholic beverages. After our wobblypops we'll head over to White Ave, the local bar strip, and see what kinds of trouble we can get into.
|Fragapalooza Day 1||Posted By: Wolven
|We've arrived at Fragapalooza after a night of drinking at the Calgary Stampede. After settling in and sorting out some minor LAN misques (Power). Apparently this LAN is more organised than any we've hosted and they actually started the activities today! We are going to see what tournaments we can still sign up for and get this party started.
To all of you who are not here: You are all a bunch of Bitches.
|Calgary LANpede||Posted By: Wolven
|As has been the talk of our private forums, we have decided to change things up this year and instead of having the Calgary crew head on down to Cali for our annual LAN party event we are going to host the fun here! The Calgary Stampede kicked off last Thursday and the partying will continue straight on to next Sunday. As XeRo, 2ndHndSmoke and Mr.Fuji get here, we will try to introduce them to the Greatest Outdoor Show on earth before heading up to Edmonton for Fragapalooza.
After all this mess is sorted out there will be a match, Monday July 19th at 9pm ET. Check the lineup manager for more info and the forums for pictures from LANpede.
|Match in a hurry||Posted By: Wolven
|We challenged TUS last night after our victory over |D| and TUS has replied immediately with a match time for this Thursday. Currently the match is set for 9pm ET so clear your books and sign up for the match.
|BFV Match this coming Monday||Posted By: 6 of 9
|Current Status: Attacking The Dissidents
Maps: BF:V - Cambodian Incursion
Match Date: Monday, July 5 8:30 PM EST
Moving up the ladder...
|Jumping to rung 18||Posted By: Wolven
|Attacking: Terror Strike
Maps: BF:V - Quang Tri-1968
Match Date: Monday, June 28 9:00 PM EST
|First TWL 10v10 Short challenge||Posted By: 6 of 9
Current Status: Attacking Straight to Hell
Maps: BF:V - Operation Irving
Match Date: Thursday, June 17 10:00 PM EST
Go sign up!
|TWL BF:V Ladder change||Posted By: Wolven
|We played our last BF:V 12v12 ladder match, at least for the time being. After a grueling 3 hour match against SoH where we played short handed for most of the match the team decided to drop the ladder. I was very pleased with our 7/1 record on the 4th rung and if it wasn't for the terrible patches by EA I'm sure we'd still be there going strong.
In the place of the 12 man ladder we have joined the 10v10 Short Form ladder. It runs the same format as all the leagues, which I know most of us prefer because it results in shorter matches. Once we get a couple more people signed up for the new ladder we will start our climb to the top.
|UltraPimp||Posted By: Wolven
|On Sunday, May 23 2004 our friend, teammate and one of the first members of the Kindread passed away. There have been a number of conversations that we have had on this topic in the private areas of the Kindread website and as a group it has been very difficult for us. UltraPimp was one of our first recruits, joining our group right after his brother 2ndHndSmoke in mid 1999. Since then Pimp and Smoke have been by far the two most amazing gamers I have ever seen and while Smoke was happy to continue as a killing machine, Pimp was happy to step up and take charge in a team full of loud mouth hardcore video gamers.
In the time that followed, some very tight friendships grew as our team acquired new members. We stuck to our philosophy of recruiting family and friends of our current members because of the success that came out of the Pimp/Smoke duo and I know that it is the basis for the Kindread's survival as other teams collapse and disappear. In 2001, Mandrake and I organised KinTour, where the Calgary members piled into a van and drove down the west coast picking up UltraPimp in Seattle and going all the way down to LA visiting members of the clan along the way.
In this time I learned an important lesson. The friends we make online are just as real and valuable as the ones we meet face to face every day. Sometimes you can get even closer to your friends who are online because they are just a click away when you are already at home and you don't have to go anywhere to hang out with them.
It has taken me a while to come to terms with the loss of a very valuable friend and that is the source of why I have not posted here sooner. It was Mandrake's post that I feel sums up best how we all feel about the passing of UltraPimp, aka. Joe.
It is times like these when it is hard not to reflect on ones own life and feel like none of it matters and that life is cruel. I think the most powerful position that any of us can approach life from is that we all make a difference. I think that this message board as well as his family and his friends are proof of this and give credit to the great life and the great person that is Joe.
So if I could pass along a message to Joe, I would tell him that he made a difference to me, my life is better because of him. Thanks Joe.
We are going to continue on with our Fourth annual Kindread Gathering here in Calgary. There are two major events for us to attend: The Calgary Stampede (July 9 - 18th) and Fragapalooza (July 15th - 18th). It will be a celebration of the success of The Kindread and the impact that our friends have made on our lives.
|Upcoming match||Posted By: 6 of 9
|We have a match next Thurs (6/10) against SoH on the TWL BFV Ladder. Lineup is ready to for signups!
|Fremp||Posted By: 6 of 9
|Shooting for the #1. 20id June 1 @ 9 or 9.30 PM EST. Clown Maps, Hastings, Ia Drang Albany. Get your ass inside and sign up!
|Fremp||Posted By: 6 of 9
|Slight screwup with last nites match, it never got rolling so we rescheduled it for next Weds at 9.30 PM EST. Looks like we also get to face off vs >I< (Evil Napkins clan) on Monday for some 8v8 fun on Hue '68.
|Upcoming matches||Posted By: 6 of 9
|Trying to setup a scrim with FMJ on Tuesday nite. Thursday nite we have a ladder match vs TUS.
|TWL Rung #4||Posted By: NecroChoad
|Congratulations to everyone that showed up tonight vs RAV. We started the match short 3 players, lost the opening round, and then pulled it together to win the next 3!!! (along with some sweating, cursing, and tk'ing to boot). Tuff match for sure. My voice is gone from yelling at you clowns. Again good job to everyone involved.
Quote of the match: "pull that gerbil out of your ass, cook it, and then eat it off a stick"
|Climbing up fast||Posted By: Wolven
|That's right guys, we are on our way up in the BF:V competitions. On the ladder we are challenging our old rivals RAV and incase you don't remember our little history: RAV ditched our TWL Playoff matchup to play FMJ for the #1 rung on the ladder.
In the tournament styles we are moving onto the third round and every match from here on will be tough ones. We are playing all the old BF42 teams that we used to play before we switched to DC. D2D is our third round rival and we all know that they will be prepared for this match. Lets go show them what the term Dark Horse really means.
|Matches for next week||Posted By: 6 of 9
|I did some juggling on the schedule. Here is what we have.
Monday nite @ 9 PM EST is the 8v8 tourney vs FZ on Khe Sahn.
Tuesday nite @ 9 PM EST is our 12v12 ladder match vs TUS on Quang Tri 68&72.
No scrim yet, if you guys want one I can prolly get one Sunday nite. Let me know (email,ICQ,or Vent) if you want one.
Lineup manager has been updated so go sign up. Everyone who was signed up for the 8v8 tues is now signed up for the ladder match. You will have to go sign up for Monday if you want to play.
|Upcoming matches||Posted By: 6 of 9
|Next week is gonna be a busy one. Lineups are created.
Sunday 8v8 tourney (prizes if we win!) vs NCG @ 9.30 PM EST.
Monday 12v12 scrim against someone @ 9.30 PM EST.
Tues 12v12 Ladder match for rung #4 vs HC2 @ 9.30 PM EST.
|TWL Ladder Match vs #13 Battle Eagles Elite Forces||Posted By: NecroChoad
|Friday, 4/16@6pm PST: Maps are Ho Chi Minh Trail, Fall of Lang Vei, and Operation Irving. Server IP 220.127.116.11
|TWL BFV Ladder match||Posted By: 6 of 9
|Spectral Knights gave us Friday and Saturday for match nites, ack. Friday is it. 9.00 PM EST. Maps are Albany, Khe Sahn, and Ho Chi Mihn Trail. Lineups are up, map threads are just starting. Go sign up and get ready for our first BFV match!
|First TWL BFV Ladder Challenge||Posted By: 6 of 9
|We just issued our first BFV Ladder Challenge against Spectral Knights (0-1 @ rung 28). More details when I get them.
|Final days of our DC campaign||Posted By: Wolven
|With the conclusion of the two DC leagues and the release of BF:V we are down to just playing on the DC ladder. Our current challenge against the #1 rung PII has started the beginning of the end for our ladder competition as well. As 6of9 put it, "first loss and we are out of here". It seems most of the guys have picked up a copy of BF:V or are looking to get it so keep your eyes open for us to start challenging up that ladder as well.
|DC Ladder Challenge||Posted By: 6 of 9
|NCG challenged us on the DC Ladder! Match is going to occur next Monday on Lost Village, BF42-Wake Island, Stalingrad. Lineup is created and map strats are ready in the forums.
|GG DC Leagues!||Posted By: Wolven
|We came, we fought and we improved a lot over the last few months. Between our Semi's action in CAL and our run at the TWL Finals we have shown a higher level of competition than ever before. We are in peak form and even though our winning streak is not as impressive as in our original T1 days, I think we all know how much more capable we are now as a team.
Enjoy the break guys, we'll be sticking to the DC Ladder for a few more matches while we sort out what is going on in other games.
|New games everywhere!||Posted By: Wolven
|With Battlefield Vietnam and Unreal Tournament 2004 both coming out this week I see that a number of guys are having a tough time paying attention to Desert Combat. All we need is for you clowns to stay focused long enough for our big TFS match in the TWL Finals and then we can wrap up our DC competition on the ladder and move into these new games!
|GG's uT!||Posted By: Wolven
|We had a great match against uT last night. The last time we played uT on Lost Village they shut us down completely. Last night was a different story as we matched up for the TWL semi-finals. After a solid game and a great shoutcast by H-street and BFRadio we are now on our way to the TWL finals. This is a new competitive high point for us since our departure from Tribes Shifter oh so long ago.
Now to see how we handle the CAL semi's.
|BFV||Posted By: 6 of 9
|BFV gets released tomorrow! TWL is looking at setting up a clown league to test out the maps and playability of the game. Check out the forum poll if you are interested in this. It will prolly be 8v8 or 10v10.
|Upcoming matches||Posted By: 6 of 9
|Tonite (Sunday) we have a TWL Playoff match vs UT @ 9.30 PM EST.
Tomorrow we have a CAL Playoff match vs NET @ 9.30 PM EST.
Thursday we have a TWL Ladder match versus Crack Clan 42. I just created the lineup for this match so go sign up.
|Lineups created||Posted By: 6 of 9
|Lineups are created for our Sunday and Monday matches.
|Two wins in one night!||Posted By: Wolven
|Last night we had one of our best TWL Ladder matches to date. We went at wKa hard and pulled out our first win against them in 3 attempts. We have now lined up our third match against SiN for whatever rung they are on.
What no one is aware of is that last night RAV forfeited our quarter-finals match on the TWL League. Due to poor scheduling on their part they had double booked their Sunday @ 9:30pm ET game time and they decided that their ladder match against FMJ was more important.
6of9 and myself will work on getting a scrim together for Sunday to practice up for Monday's CAL quarter-final match.
|Round 2 of the Playoffs!!!||Posted By: Wolven
|For the first time in our BF1942/DC history we have made it into Round two of the playoffs. So next week we have CAL Playoff Round 2 (of 4 rounds) against our old friends 11MC who upset FHF to get to us.
Also next week we have Round 1 of 3 in the TWL playoffs and we will be playing against RAV. Lineups are being made so start signing up.
|Upcoming matches||Posted By: NecroChoad
|Individual assignments are now available for Gazala and El Alamein, in their respective match threads. They are in no way set in stone, and can change at match time depending on who shows up. If you dont see your name, it doesnt mean your not going to play.
|Matches||Posted By: 6 of 9
|This Thursday we face off with GODS on the TWL Ladder! Maps are Basrah Nights, Gazala, and Inshallah Valley.
Sunday is the last regular season match in for the TWL League, we have a grudge rematch versus Violent Sin on Gazala.
Followed up by the first playoff round in the CAL League versus HE on El Alamein. Ouch!
|CAL Playoffs||Posted By: Wolven
|We have just started our first playoffs in our Desert Combat history. For our first opponents we have drawn HyperElite. Match will take place March 1st at 9:30pm ET.
|GG's RAV||Posted By: Wolven
|I just wanted to send a shout out to RAV after a very friendly match we had tonight. Lately it seem we have been encountering a lot of less friendly attitudes from our opponents, everything from people demanding forfeits to cursing and exploit tirades. RAV started the match ontime and with minimal issues. During the match the only problems we encountered were some new PunkBuster Kick bug. RAV says they have been having the problem the entire time and I hope they fix it just to make their gaming more fun.
|Two More Matches!||Posted By: 6 of 9
|Tuesday we have a scrim vs SOW (as requested!) and Thursday we face off with GODS on the TWL Ladder. Both lineups are ready so go sign up!
|Next Match||Posted By: 6 of 9
|Our next matchup will be against RAV this Sunday on El Al Day 2, TWL DC League. Lineup is created and ready, so go sign up!
|Crazy Sunday||Posted By: 6 of 9
|Our Sunday match has been all over the place. First it was vs FZ, they dropped the League. Then it was a scrim vs TL, they cant get enough players. Then it was vs FHF, but they dont want to play (forfeit win in TWL DC League).
Finally, PII agreed to scim us!
Bocage Day 2 and Sea Rigs @ 9 PM EST.
Our Monday match finally got in gear its on Sea Rigs vs 11thMC.
|Upcoming matches||Posted By: 6 of 9
|Sunday TWL League: vs Forgotten Outlaws on Basrah Nites @ 9.30 PM EST.
Monday CAL League vs TBA on Tobruk (might change) @ 9.30 PM EST.
Tuesday TWL Ladder vs SiN on (Basrahs Edge, Bocage Day 2, Desert Shield) @ 10:00 PM EST.
Lineups are all created so go sign up. If your status changes please update the lineup. Strats are in the forums as always.
|Regarding the accusations of cheating||Posted By: M4ndr4k3
|I must say that when I found out that I was being accused of cheating it made a lump rise up in my throat. Not because I was guilty but because if this was interpretted negatively then I could be banned from not only TWL league and ladder play but most likely from the other affiliated leagues and ladders as well. Needless to say, even the slightest chance of being suspended or exhiled would be enough to upset any serious player.
Having said that I must say that I really appreciate the response in the TWL Forums and the support that everyone offered. It brings me a measure of confidence that there are so may others out there who understand the error and have a similar interpretation to my own. So to all of you out there that backed me up, a free virtual beer!
|KaOTiKa is back up!||Posted By: Wolven
|ZaarKahn has saved the day yet again and brought our server back from the brink and returned us to full strength with our match server. I would like to send a shout out to Quikfist who has been saving our ass everytime Kaotika has gone down with his servers. Also, MrBill has been good enough to provide a server for us to practice in. I'll have to give him some lessons in match/practice server management but he has come through for us none the less.
Thanks guys, we wouldn't be where we are without you!
|Wicked Rebel Strikes||Posted By: 6 of 9
|Originally posted by: Cobrabrew
Hummmmm dam is'nt that the clan we played tonight and at that same time hummm no wonder they can find you anywhere no matter what dam dam dam.....hehehehehe i wondered why 1 of there guys was not signed into bfsecure but that good ol punkbuster bam bam bam it found a cheater you got a good clan there kin
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