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2006-03-29 The Kindread
Patch day problems Posted By: Wolven
at: 02:25:38
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.


2006-03-28 The Kindread
Chromaggus dead Posted By: Wolven
at: 03:01:23
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.


2006-03-09 The Kindread
A good day at it Posted By: Wolven
at: 02:31:23
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.


2006-02-28 The Kindread
3rd Thunderfury Bindings Set Posted By: Wolven
at: 22:00:03
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.


2006-02-17 The Kindread
Teh Nub Raid Posted By: Wolven
at: 17:22:07
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.


2006-02-16 The Kindread
Forward Progress Posted By: Wolven
at: 14:37:16
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.

Thanks Kindread.


2006-02-01 The Kindread
Grats Kindread Posted By: Wolven
at: 06:16:12
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".


2006-01-09 The Kindread
Vaelastrasz the Corrupt, dead at last Posted By: Wolven
at: 00:20:12
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.


2006-01-02 The Kindread
Happy New Years! Posted By: Wolven
at: 14:30:00
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.


2005-12-19 The Kindread
Winter Cleaning Posted By: Wolven
at: 17:08:13
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.


2005-11-06 The Kindread
R.I.P. Razorgore Posted By: Wolven
at: 05:05:23
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.


2005-10-26 The Kindread
R.I.P. Ragnaros, again Posted By: Wolven
at: 11:37:54
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.


2005-10-22 The Kindread
R.I.P. Ragnaros Posted By: Wolven
at: 18:44:07
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. ;)


2005-10-20 The Kindread
Wolven's email is unbroke Posted By: Wolven
at: 11:04:04
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.


2005-10-17 The Kindread
Wolven's email is broke Posted By: Wolven
at: 10:59:34
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.


2005-10-12 The Kindread
Recruitment Form Posted By: Wolven
at: 11:50:29
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.


2005-10-04 The Kindread
Mandrake Gets Married - Oct. 01, 2005 Posted By: Wolven
at: 12:58:58
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.



2005-08-29 The Kindread
New Members and your accounts Posted By: Wolven
at: 16:07:42
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
at: 12:24:17
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.


2005-08-27 The Kindread
PAX Day 2 (Saturday) Posted By: Mandrake
at: 16:12:45
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).


2005-08-26 The Kindread
PAX 4 teh win! Posted By: Mandrake
at: 17:09:09
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.


2005-08-06 The Kindread
Kindread Tour 2005 - Go Big or Go Home Posted By: Wolven
at: 23:51:17
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.


2005-07-26 The Kindread
Recruitment form Posted By: Wolven
at: 12:52:48
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.


2005-07-21 The Kindread
Email is back up! Posted By: Mandrake
at: 13:09:28
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


2005-07-20 The Kindread
Server Woes Posted By: Mandrake
at: 05:10:30
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!


2005-06-27 The Kindread
MC in Record time! Posted By: Wolven
at: 01:37:06
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.


2005-06-15 The Kindread
MMO: Fluke or poor scheduling? Posted By: Wolven
at: 17:35:58
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.


2005-05-30 The Kindread
MMO: Ragnaros, Onyxia and a well maintained Bot Posted By: Wolven
at: 03:27:57
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.


2005-05-21 The Kindread
MMO: Sex, Drugs and Majordomo Posted By: Wolven
at: 22:15:10
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.


2005-05-16 The Kindread
MMO: Molten Core - Made possible by you. Posted By: Wolven
at: 10:31:27
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.


2005-05-13 The Kindread
IP Changeover Posted By: M4ndr4k3
at: 12:57:52
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.


2005-05-11 The Kindread
MMO: Molten Core Success Posted By: Wolven
at: 13:55:53
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.


2005-05-03 The Kindread
Kindread Website IP Changeover Posted By: M4ndr4k3
at: 14:19:29
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.


2005-04-21 The Kindread
MMO: And the beat goes on Posted By: Wolven
at: 03:11:25
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.


2005-04-15 The Kindread
Quakecon Registration Posted By: M4ndr4k3
at: 19:34:50
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!

http://www.quakecon.org

As of this post (1 hour after registration opened) 1/3 of the BYOC section was filled.


2005-04-13 The Kindread
MMO: Triple Kill Tuesday! Posted By: Wolven
at: 02:16:47
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.


2005-04-06 The Kindread
MMO: Molten Core Thursday! Posted By: Wolven
at: 02:08:00
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.


2005-04-03 The Kindread
MMO: Molten Core run Posted By: Wolven
at: 18:26:49
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:

Everyone:
- 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.

Casters:
- Download and install CQCure. This is good for all the healing classes and the mages and also needs Sea.


2005-03-30 The Kindread
MMO: This is a test chumps Posted By: M4ndr4k3
at: 11:35:11
Hey, I'm not a chump, I'm a chimp


2005-03-03 The Kindread
HE'S BACK!!!! Posted By: Wolven
at: 02:51:35
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.



2005-02-16 The Kindread
Another reason why Cosmos sucks. Posted By: Wolven
at: 10:40:24
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!


2005-02-01 The Kindread
Token news posting Posted By: Wolven
at: 15:03:24
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.


2005-01-19 The Kindread
WoW Server woes Posted By: Wolven
at: 11:20:21
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.


2004-12-20 The Kindread
Hooked isn't strong enough of a word Posted By: Wolven
at: 11:29:41
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.


2004-11-22 The Kindread
WoW Horde Server Selected Posted By: Wolven
at: 23:51:48
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.


2004-11-18 The Kindread
DC Match, T:V and WoW beta closed Posted By: Wolven
at: 01:57:32
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.


2004-11-07 The Kindread
Match this week Posted By: Wolven
at: 18:36:30
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.


2004-11-01 The Kindread
Happy Halloween Posted By: Wolven
at: 14:46:20
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
at: 14:13:06
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.


2004-10-27 The Kindread
GG Posted By: Wolven
at: 09:59:47
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.


2004-10-20 The Kindread
DC Match - Download DCF Posted By: Wolven
at: 10:03:51
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.


2004-09-28 The Kindread
So much for being sneaky Posted By: Wolven
at: 12:25:11
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.


2004-09-25 The Kindread
Who else is missing the matches? Posted By: Wolven
at: 19:55:04
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"


2004-09-05 The Kindread
Open Beta Posted By: M4ndr4k3
at: 14:10:47
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.


2004-08-30 The Kindread
T:V closed beta Posted By: Wolven
at: 11:05:41
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.


2004-08-25 The Kindread
A long break Posted By: Wolven
at: 12:48:37
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.


2004-08-05 The Kindread
GG BF:V Posted By: Wolven
at: 13:27:54
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.


2004-07-22 The Kindread
Back from the LAN Posted By: M4ndr4k3
at: 12:56:56
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."


2004-07-18 The Kindread
Fragapalooza Day 3 & 4 Posted By: Wolven
at: 13:52:58
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.


2004-07-16 The Kindread
Fragapalooza Day 2 Posted By: Wolven
at: 20:25:30
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.


2004-07-15 The Kindread
Fragapalooza Day 1 Posted By: Wolven
at: 19:41:59
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.


2004-07-13 The Kindread
Calgary LANpede Posted By: Wolven
at: 13:28:43
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.


2004-07-06 The Kindread
Match in a hurry Posted By: Wolven
at: 15:03:14
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.


2004-07-02 The Kindread
BFV Match this coming Monday Posted By: 6 of 9
at: 10:27:45
Current Status: Attacking The Dissidents
Maps: BF:V - Cambodian Incursion
Match Date: Monday, July 5 8:30 PM EST

Moving up the ladder...


2004-06-23 The Kindread
Jumping to rung 18 Posted By: Wolven
at: 09:38:26
Attacking: Terror Strike
Maps: BF:V - Quang Tri-1968
Match Date: Monday, June 28 9:00 PM EST


2004-06-15 The Kindread
First TWL 10v10 Short challenge Posted By: 6 of 9
at: 11:16:13
freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeemp

Current Status: Attacking Straight to Hell
Maps: BF:V - Operation Irving
Match Date: Thursday, June 17 10:00 PM EST

Go sign up!


2004-06-14 The Kindread
TWL BF:V Ladder change Posted By: Wolven
at: 10:27:08
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.


2004-06-12 The Kindread
UltraPimp Posted By: Wolven
at: 13:53:47
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.



2004-06-06 The Kindread
Upcoming match Posted By: 6 of 9
at: 13:27:51
We have a match next Thurs (6/10) against SoH on the TWL BFV Ladder. Lineup is ready to for signups!


2004-05-27 The Kindread
Fremp Posted By: 6 of 9
at: 10:39:44
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!



2004-05-21 The Kindread
Fremp Posted By: 6 of 9
at: 09:10:52
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.


2004-05-16 The Kindread
Upcoming matches Posted By: 6 of 9
at: 20:09:52
Trying to setup a scrim with FMJ on Tuesday nite. Thursday nite we have a ladder match vs TUS.


2004-05-13 The Kindread
TWL Rung #4 Posted By: NecroChoad
at: 22:38:15
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"


2004-05-06 The Kindread
Climbing up fast Posted By: Wolven
at: 09:43:33
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.


2004-04-29 The Kindread
Matches for next week Posted By: 6 of 9
at: 21:53:47
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.



2004-04-20 The Kindread
Upcoming matches Posted By: 6 of 9
at: 21:28:05
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.



2004-04-14 The Kindread
TWL Ladder Match vs #13 Battle Eagles Elite Forces Posted By: NecroChoad
at: 09:33:40
Friday, 4/16@6pm PST: Maps are Ho Chi Minh Trail, Fall of Lang Vei, and Operation Irving. Server IP 64.78.151.152
fremp!


2004-04-06 The Kindread
TWL BFV Ladder match Posted By: 6 of 9
at: 11:51:06
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!


2004-04-05 The Kindread
First TWL BFV Ladder Challenge Posted By: 6 of 9
at: 11:15:53
We just issued our first BFV Ladder Challenge against Spectral Knights (0-1 @ rung 28). More details when I get them.


2004-03-30 The Kindread
Final days of our DC campaign Posted By: Wolven
at: 19:51:28
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.


2004-03-23 The Kindread
DC Ladder Challenge Posted By: 6 of 9
at: 12:38:17
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.


2004-03-21 The Kindread
GG DC Leagues! Posted By: Wolven
at: 21:50:19
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.


2004-03-19 The Kindread
New games everywhere! Posted By: Wolven
at: 10:33:49
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!


2004-03-15 The Kindread
GG's uT! Posted By: Wolven
at: 15:48:49
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.


2004-03-14 The Kindread
BFV Posted By: 6 of 9
at: 10:07:14
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
at: 10:05:58
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.



2004-03-09 The Kindread
Lineups created Posted By: 6 of 9
at: 11:02:55
Lineups are created for our Sunday and Monday matches.


2004-03-05 The Kindread
Two wins in one night! Posted By: Wolven
at: 10:39:12
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.


2004-03-01 The Kindread
Round 2 of the Playoffs!!! Posted By: Wolven
at: 21:26:16
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.


2004-02-27 The Kindread
Upcoming matches Posted By: NecroChoad
at: 08:14:18
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.


2004-02-25 The Kindread
Matches Posted By: 6 of 9
at: 10:36:40
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!


2004-02-23 The Kindread
CAL Playoffs Posted By: Wolven
at: 23:37:07
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
at: 00:45:16
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.


2004-02-19 The Kindread
Two More Matches! Posted By: 6 of 9
at: 23:59:06
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!


2004-02-18 The Kindread
Next Match Posted By: 6 of 9
at: 14:25:58
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!


2004-02-14 The Kindread
Crazy Sunday Posted By: 6 of 9
at: 19:18:45
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.


2004-02-11 The Kindread
Upcoming matches Posted By: 6 of 9
at: 21:38:19
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.



2004-02-10 The Kindread
Regarding the accusations of cheating Posted By: M4ndr4k3
at: 15:47:12
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
at: 02:29:11
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
at: 00:37:19
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





2004-02-06 The Kindread
CAL Bye Week Posted By: 6 of 9
at: 11:23:54
CAL DC League is taking Feb 9th off. Next CAL DC League match will be on Feb 16th on Tobruk.


Forfeit Win Awarded Posted By: Wolven
at: 00:36:05
We were awarded a forfeit win from our CAL match last Monday. This is actually secondary to the waves we have caused in the DC community. Both the CAL and TWL forums erupted in debates about the use of exploits and whether or not certian things are legal in match play. It seems the end result is that more clans are now aware of exploits and they are aware that exploits should be submitted to admins for review. Hopefully this awareness will deter any teams that have thought about taking advantage of any exploits and that the Devs will take action to squash the bugs and remove the ability to exploit them.


2004-02-05 The Kindread
TWL Ladder Challenge Posted By: 6 of 9
at: 00:56:46
We got challenged by RAV on the TWL Ladder, more details when we get them.

Update: Maps are changed up! Bocage, Desert Shield, Battle of 73 Easting.

Match Date: Tuesday, February 10 10:00 PM EST.


2004-02-03 The Kindread
SiN Tuesday! Posted By: 6 of 9
at: 10:49:52
Tonite we face off with SiN on the TWL Ladder!


2004-02-01 The Kindread
Monday Nite Cal DC League Posted By: 6 of 9
at: 22:11:11
Tomorrow nite we have a match versus Violent Sin Dirty Dozen at 9.30 PM EST on 73 Eastings. Show up and kick ass!


2004-01-28 The Kindread
TWL Ladder Challenge Posted By: 6 of 9
at: 21:40:52
We got challenged by Team SiN.
Maps: Bocage, El Alamein, Basrah Nights
Match Date: Tuesday, February 3 10:00 PM EST


2004-01-26 The Kindread
TWL DC League Bye Posted By: 6 of 9
at: 10:38:31
The TWL is taking Superbowl Sunday off, so we wont be doing Inshallah Valley until the Feb 8th.

Good job on Desert Shield last nite. Broke our losing streak on that map finally. Tonite looks like a go for the CAL League.


2004-01-25 The Kindread
Matches Posted By: 6 of 9
at: 13:00:13
Tonite we have a match versus FRAG! Its been delayed 30 mins to 10.00 PM EST. We are doing the whole thing on their server.

Monday CAL DC League.

Tues FMJ!!!!


2004-01-20 The Kindread
FMJ Update Posted By: 6 of 9
at: 00:31:15
FMJ chose Tuesday Jan 27 for the match date, so clean the weapons and get ready for a good fight!


2004-01-19 The Kindread
TWL DC Ladder challenge Posted By: 6 of 9
at: 11:19:24
Full Metal Jacket (7/2) challenged us on the TWL Ladder. Working on the dates right now. I'll post more when I know more.


2004-01-16 The Kindread
CAL GoG Match Posted By: 6 of 9
at: 10:43:01
Our CAL GoG match has been bumped up by a half an hour to 9:00 PM EST on Monday. They might show up as early as 8.30 PM EST and if we all have full rosters, expect the match to start early. Also the whole match is going to be done on our server.

Moral of the story is be nice to them if they start showing up on the server early.


2004-01-15 The Kindread
Upcoming matches. Posted By: 6 of 9
at: 17:04:49
We have a match vs TFS tonite on the TWL Ladder! This sunday we are facing off with Beef. Monday we are battling GoG. Sign up on the lineup manager and check the forums for details.


2004-01-07 The Kindread
League Matches for next week. Posted By: 6 of 9
at: 22:02:44
We play Forgotten OutlawZ on the TWL Desert Combat League Sunday on Kharkov.

Monday we play Anti Personel Squad on the CAL Desert Combat League Monday on Lost Village.

We challenged TFS for rung 3 on the TWL DC Ladder Thursday Jan 15. Maps are: Battle of the Bulge, Battle of 73 Easting, Lost Village.


2004-01-05 The Kindread
KaOTiKa is back online Posted By: Wolven
at: 22:38:57
ZaarKahn has saved the day once again and brought Kaotika back online for our competitive needs. The machine is down a processor but will still be able to handle matches. ZK has plans to fix this problem down the road but for now we are just happy that he has given us our most valued tool, a place to practice.


Matches will require BFSecure Posted By: Wolven
at: 17:03:16
That about sums it up, here is a link to the client download. Get it installed ASAP. As things stand right now, CAL will require it soon and TWL has confirmed that it will be needed by Saturday.


2004-01-04 The Kindread
That is how a match should be played Posted By: Wolven
at: 20:58:09
We played a hard match against uT, one of the top clans from our last seasons in BF42 and a top team in DC. We took them to overtime in our league match but we weren't able to clamp down and defeat them. It was a very close match though and given another shot at it, I think we could have pulled out another trick or two.

No time to dwell though, we have a CAL match tomorrow as well as our ladder match on Wednesday!


2004-01-03 The Kindread
fremp Posted By: 6 of 9
at: 18:34:52
Just got back from a 2 week vacation to hear about Joe, EOS, and 0.6f.

First and foremost, the whole clan is with you Joe. Peace, strength, and prayer is with you.

EOS, smacktards.

0.6f, just finished dl'ing it.

Oh and in case you didnt notice, we've got a busy week with uT on Lost Village Sunday (TWL League), RG on Gazaka Monday (CAL League), and to top it off a nice dirty face-off with EMF on Weds (TWL Ladder).

Keeping it flowing...


2003-12-31 The Kindread
Flaming like its Tribes ONE! Posted By: Wolven
at: 11:46:15
This is page one of a now 3 page rant. The rant has been highjacked by E&S heroes Chappy and Buzzed. Feel free to take your shots in the first Rant thread embraced by the Kindread.


Happy New Years! Posted By: Wolven
at: 10:46:04
I would like to take this moment to kick the kid wearing the 2003 sash and wave buh-bye to him. Perhaps this kid was playing for the E&S clan, in which case Puck already kicked him for us. I gotta say, I totally missed that thread until Buzzed came into our rant thread for our upcoming match with EMF. I haven't laughed that hard since the last retarded E&S thread was locked on the TWL forums.

I think the most funny thing in there is that Chappy was really really reaching for something to hold onto as Puck continued to verbally bitch slap him. Unfortantely for Chappy, the best he could grab onto was the Screenshot rule.

All in all, I think this time in Desert Combat has been a great time for us, so much of it feels like our original T1 Shifter days. From the fast paced mod to the smacktalking n00bs who are trying to claim we cheat. I think 2004 and Desert Combat are going to make for a good combination.

Drink heavily but responsibly and don't drink and drive (unless it is in a video game).


2003-12-29 The Kindread
In related news Posted By: Wolven
at: 23:35:57
It turns out E&S was actually disputing the match on the grounds that they figured we had to have been using the fog hack and some other crap to get the kills we did. I found this to be extremely disappointing since the obvious answer was not that we have been cheating (our winning record would be a lot better if we were) but that they played a terrible match.

I can't imagine what would have happened had we played Basrah's Edge, a map that has been good to us and that E&S has apparently never played in a match before. We probably would have beaten them so bad that they would have exploded in rage. As it is, E&S did end up losing rungs for wasting our time and the time of the admins with their false dispute and they threw their temper tantrum here.


Another drawn out victory Posted By: Wolven
at: 01:29:55
So we beat the pants off of E&S tonight, it was a fairly easy match aside from getting started. E&S has disputed the match for some reason which they will try to keep secret. I have since sent a large email to the admins with the hopes of getting this resolved quickly so we can challenge up the ladder instead of having to wait to be challenged.

Good work everyone on the asswhooping! Here are the scores:
Kin vs E&S
82-0
0-49
52-0
75-0


2003-12-23 The Kindread
Happy Holidays Posted By: Wolven
at: 14:42:18
Everything will be slowing to a halt with the coming of Christmas. I hope everyone has a great holiday and we will see you all at match time on the 28th.


TWL Ladder Match this Sunday 12-28 Posted By: ODIN
at: 13:33:35
We have a TWL Ladder Match against Enemy Of The State The South Gate Killers this Sunday on Operation Battleaxe, Lost Village, Kharkov. Check out the forums for strats and sign up on the lineup manager!


2003-12-18 The Kindread
TWL Ladder Match this Sunday 12-21 Posted By: 6 of 9
at: 22:28:03
We have a TWL Ladder Match against RAV this Sunday on Stalingrad. Check out the forums for strats and sign up on the lineup manager.


2003-12-15 The Kindread
Matches in and Matches out Posted By: Wolven
at: 15:21:56
We were challenged on the ladder last night and our choices were limited as to when we could get a match in before Xmas. Thursday the 18th is the day we agreed to (at 9:30pm ET). Since we have already won our CAL League match tonight due to a forfeit by the other team, we can now focus on our next matches.

Even though it has not been scheduled yet, we will have our second TWL League preseason match this Sunday before the Xmas break.



2003-12-14 The Kindread
Saddam's Capture, an end to DC? Posted By: M4ndr4k3
at: 09:46:45
So it appears that Saddam has been caught outside Tikrit in Iraq. Could this spell the end of the DC genre. People now will say, what's the point of playing DC if there is not the slight chance that I will get to catch Saddam?

Don't lie I know that is what you were all looking for in the mod, Saddam.

Well don't worry, there are still suicide bombers and not to mention that Osama Bin Ladin guy could be anywhere. There will still be plenty of houses to clear out and Iraqi opposition forces.

Here is a link to the news article:
http://edition.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/meast/12/14/sprj.irq.main/index.html


2003-12-12 The Kindread
Cal DC League Posted By: 6 of 9
at: 15:28:40
We have a match Monday nite (Dec 15) against AAGN. Check the forum for strats and sign up on the lineup manager.


2003-12-10 The Kindread
Sunday Double Header! Posted By: 6 of 9
at: 10:37:52
This sunday we are going to back to back matches! Our TWL League Match versus KGB @ 9.30 PM EST followed by our TWL Ladder Match versus WKA @ 11.00 PM EST! Signup on the lineup manager now and check the forums for our strats!


2003-12-09 The Kindread
Victory! Posted By: Wolven
at: 01:42:58
We won our DC ladder match tonight. This turned out to be one of our shorter matches since it didn't go to a third round and over the 2 hour mark. We are still signed up for both the CAL and TWL leagues as well as the TWL ladder. We need to figure out which one(s) we are going to drop and right now it is looking like the TWL league might be the one to take the hit.


2003-12-05 The Kindread
Barnyard Fun Posted By: UltraPimp
at: 19:00:34
That looks similar to what we do to our new recruits. Only the new recruits don't tip over like that cart does.


Iraqi Feyadeen Ammo Truck. Posted By: 6 of 9
at: 15:48:59
Too much C4?




2003-12-03 The Kindread
B33F match Posted By: 6 of 9
at: 20:01:58
Our B33F match is going to be on Monday the 8th. Sign up now!





2003-12-02 The Kindread
Man Beef? Posted By: 6 of 9
at: 00:17:19
Battle Eagle Elite Forces challenged us on the TWL ladder. Stay tuned for more details as they are revealed.


2003-11-28 The Kindread
Metal Marines on Sunday, Nov 30. Posted By: 6 of 9
at: 21:06:45
Our next DC match is going to be this Sunday, sign up and read up on our strats.


2003-11-27 The Kindread
TWL DC Ladder rung 6! Posted By: 6 of 9
at: 00:50:28
We just challenged Metal Marines at rung 6 on the ladder. Up up up!


2003-11-21 The Kindread
DC Match vs 420 Tues Nov 25 Posted By: 6 of 9
at: 15:56:55
Our next DC match is going to be next week versus 420. Signup in the lineup manager and check the forums for the strats!


2003-11-20 The Kindread
Links Extras Posted By: Wolven
at: 19:41:56
I just realised that nowhere on this site was a link to either of our Kindread Desktop Backgrounds. Both are very artfully made by our own XeRo. Desktop 1 has been on my computer for years now and the best way to describe it is "thought provoking"


DC Posted By: Wolven
at: 19:33:26
We are now signed up for both the CAL and TWL DC leagues. As it stands right now it looks like TWL will be on Sunday and CAL will be on Monday. This will be a change from our normal Sunday/Tuesday/Thursday rotation but if we get our scrims on Thursday things will seem almost normal.

Head over to the TWL and CAL sites and sign up for the teams.


2003-11-14 The Kindread
Victory! Posted By: Wolven
at: 19:10:33
Yesterday was a big day for our DC squad. We won our first match and I successfully got our server running DC. It is set up for pub play when we aren't in it practicing or playing matches.

The server info is HomeLAN KaOTiKa[Kin] 66.205.193.206:14567


DC Match vs WKA Weds Nov 19 Posted By: 6 of 9
at: 11:29:31
We are attacking WKA on the TWL DC Ladder onWednesday, November 19 10:30 PM EST. Sign up for the roster and check the forums for strats and details.


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