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The Changing of the Guard

July 2, 2009 - Our latest kill came with both excitement and sadness.

We've been working on General Vezax for a few weeks, mainly just trying to solidify a strategy. This week, with some assistance from Deadguy, Someguild tweaked their strategy against the General. After a few attempts we were able to execute a clean run, sealing our enemy's fate. As screen shots were taken, and loot distributed (congrats to the recipients!) the excitement ended quickly as everyone realized that it was Methedras' final raid as GM. Deciding to focus on some real world projects, and get out of World of Warcraft for the indefinite future, our beloved guild master decided to, as he puts it, "hang up his sword and board" and bow out. We took a few pot shots at Yogg-Saron, then had a bit of fun.

After some epic quality screen shots of Methedras, and a number of emotes, he logged out. Methedras is the only GM this guild has had since its inception several years ago. It will be rough to see him go, and we wish him nothing but the best.

With the change, Jimma (Gharris) has now taken over the reins as GM of Someguild.

General Vezax First Kill

Methedras Riding Hard

Methedras - Someguild

Don't Push That Button!

May 21, 2009 - We got off to a bit of a slow start this week with some brief server issues on Tuesday followed by some additional time spent on some hard mode attempts. One Tower on Flame Leviathan is a joke, heck FL was recently two-manned on normal mode, but we came up shy by 5 Million HP on Two Towers last week. We also spent some time on the Iron Council medium mode. That one wasn't so bad, but we needed to jump on the adds more quickly with the AoE. We'll spend some more time on the hard mode stuff down the road, but for now are going to minimize it so we can focus on getting to Yogg.

Freya had barely repelled our initial attempts last week, but this week she fell easily. From there, we hopped onto some Mimiron trash and had fun riding spider-bots. It wasn't long before we came upon one of Blizzard's finest creations; Ulduar Frogger! There's something about laughing mercilessly at those who die on something so silly that just brings a smile to our collective faces. Oh yeah, after that came Mimiron. We had enough time for a few attempts. We pretty much got to P3 on our first few attempts, but it's going to take some cleanup to get there with the raid alive and well so that we can push through to P4 and victory.

Of course, no initial night on Mimiron would be complete without a bunch of nimrods threatening to push the button, but it takes a special kind of dirt-bag to actually push it!

Special congrats to some of our guildmates who vanquished both Mimiron and Vezax this week in their 10-Man run. Way to go guys! Yogg will fall soon!

Mimiron First Kill

Thorim First Kill

Freya First Kill

Two More Down, Six to Go...

May 7, 2009 - On Tuesday night, Someguild blazed through Ulduar! All previously vanquished encounters were easily recleared, and we once again stood on the edge of progression. We had picked up Orbital Bombardment, Three Car Garage, and Shattered achievements along the way. The Iron Council had repelled our efforts on the initial night we attempted them last week. After that raid, we had isolated a few key areas of improvement from the WMO/WWS statistics and the experience in general, and we were looking forward to our next shot at them. Well, the time had come.

Boomshakalaka! One-shot! The Council fell hard, just like the Yankees had against the Sox that very night. That finished off The Antechamber of Ulduar and some of us also grabbed But I'm on Your Side as well. We wrapped things up a bit early that night and looked forward to our full second night of raiding for the week being fully dedicated to progression.

Thursday arrived and we started off with Hodir. I was really looking forward to this encounter. Several jaws dropped as yours truly whipped out a two-hander, changed into some dusty and unused DPS gear, and flipped to Arms spec. The tanking would be left in the capable paws of a frost resist geared druid. It took a few attempts for people to get used to the encounter, but soon Hodir was free of Yogg-Saron's grasp and we had collected our first T8.5 pieces - congrats to Id and Reiv. We also kept all the friendly NPC's alive on our initial kill, thus completing I have the Coolest Friends and the vast majority of the raid probably also picked up Staying Buffed All Winter.

From there we spent some time learning the Thorim encounter, and switched to Freya before the night ended so we would get the Emblems from her Elders and get everyone some hands on exposure to the encounter as well. Neither boss fell that night, but I would imagine both will be defeated next week, and we'll spend some time learning Mimiron and Vezax.

Wrecking Crew

April 24, 2009 - Both heroic raids struggled to get a solid group composition on the calendar, so we decided to merge things and roll forward with one group until we can recruit some more quality raiders and develop some of our up and coming talent. The results of a raid with the appropriate number of healers and buffs were astounding. Before she knew what had hit her, Razorscale had been one-shotted. I'd like to say that the solid raid composition had everything to do with it, but I think she was somewhat distracted by Beefcubes and Kelrath flying over the edge on Beef's mechano-hog before the encounter was started. Nice work chumps!

From there, we met XT-002's trash. Nothing too crazy, and they even dropped an epic for us. Horray for the trash! It wasn't long before Mimiron's little toy pouted, "You are bad toys! Very ba-a-a-a-ad!" and came crashing down in another Someguild one-shot. We didn't even need the added time from the enrage timer change. Next, up was Ignis. This one took a bit of time to master, so Ignis had plenty of time to make some Hot Pockets. In the end, he too fell completing The Siege of Ulduar.

From there, we stepped into the Antechamber and set our sights on Kologarn. There's definitely no hard mode on this guy! We wrapped up the night with three First Kills! Great work folks!!

Ignis First Kill

Kologarn First Kill

Aurieya First Kill

Opening Barrage

April 16, 2009 - After a few false starts thanks to an epic failure of a patch day by Blizzard, we were finally able to briefly explore the new content brought to us with 3.1 without the instance servers imploding. Someguild's opening volley against the forces of Ulduar was a blast in more than one way. No more of that same old song and dance! The recycled Naxxramas, and quick Malygos and Obsidian Sanctum raids have been trumped with what has proven to be a very enjoyable zone thus far.

Right off the bat we took to our seige engines, choppers, and demolishers. A path of destruction was ripped through the trash with ease and we came before the Flame Leviathan. Players were launched, tar was ignited, cannons blared, tensions ran high briefly, but in the end laughter and cheers ensued. The fight was a blast, and I think each of us are looking forward to the content reset so we can experience it once more. In fact, some of us hopped into a late-night, 10-man for fun immediately after the raid just to experience the fight again - this we did on the first Hard Mode successfully. I would imagine next week we'll do the same in Heroic mode.

After that, you can head directly to Razorscale, Ignis, or XT-002. Four bosses in rapid succession is a great way to start a zone. We chose Razorscale as our second target of the night. This is another well designed battle in which raid coordination is key. We took a few lumps along the way as we learned the nuances of the encounter, but it felt like raiding again. The sleepwalking of WotLK has been replaced with something to keep us awake once more. Below are a few snapshots of the fun night, and we're looking forward to heading back in there when things are more stable so we can make some real progress.

Flame Leviathan First Kill

Razorscale First Kill

For the Horde!

March 2, 2009 - "Lok'tar ogar! Victory or death - it is these words that bind me to the Horde. For they are the most sacred and fundamental of truths to any warrior of the Horde. I give my flesh and blood freely to the Warchief. I am the instrument of my Warchief's desire. I am a weapon of my Warchief's command. From this moment until the end of days I live and die - For the Horde!"

These words are too often forgotten amongst our brethren. This week we sought to remind them, gathering our forces to march upon the cities of the Alliance. We would remind them as well of that which began with the First War.

We started with Magni Bronzebeard in the dwarven city of Ironforge. Through demonic magic and stealth we summoned our assembled forces inside The Great Forge. Magni's hammer soon clattered against the stone floor of The High Seat. Many members of the Alliance rallied against us, but they were turned away in death and flames. Word reached Stormwind quickly, but so did we. Using their own Deeprun Tram against them, we carried our invasion to Stormwind City.

King Varian Wrynn and his assembled guardsmen and confidants were no match for our strength of arms. Steel clashed with steel as arcane energies hurtled forward crushing the life from our foes. A weak resistance of humans, night elves, dranei, dwarves, and gnomes ensued. None would stand before us. As quickly as we came, we departed through a portal to Orgrimmar and took flight to Zoram'gar Outpost. From there we rode. In our wake, Auberdine was razed.

We then seized the very vessels of our enemies and sailed towards Darnassus. There we laid waste to Tyrande Whisperwind not once, but twice. She who had once gifted us with The Tears of the Goddess that we might defeat Archimonde, was far from immune from our wrath. There was little in the way of resistance in Darnassus, but there was none in Exodar.

Prophet Velen must wonder just how welcome his dranei are if not a single Alliance warrior would come to his aid. His guards fell as quickly as he did, his light extinguished.

Victory or death.

For the Horde!

Sunwell Smashed

February 28, 2009 - "During the Third War, the Scourge came to Quel'Thalas with the intention of reawakening the Lich King's most faithful servant, Kel'Thuzad. They did this by submerging his remains in the Sunwell, tainting its waters and fouling its power. The blood elves are now reigniting the powers of the Sunwell. After reviving the Sunwell, Kael'thas is planning on using it to summon Kil'jaeden into Azeroth, just as the Highborne had attempted to summon Sargeras through the Well of Eternity."

There's the lore. What had yet to be written, however, was Someguild's role in stopping Kil'jaeden. We resumed Burning Crusade raiding late and never got around to Sunwell before WotLK was clear on the horizon and some level of raid apathy set in. With this one we're many days late and many copper short, but we still wanted to experience the zone. So, with some help from an old friend, Someguild took a trip into Sunwell. It was fun and easy with a group of overgeared and overpowered toons. Special thanks to Deadguy for kicking us in the rear and making us put this on the calendar. Afterwards we beat down Kael'thas and Vashj for laughs. All in all it was a very enjoyable night of joking around with friends while breezing through old content.

Sunwell Clear

Malygos Mashed!

February 12, 2009 - With the death of Malygos (Heroic) we have now cleared all 10-Man and 25-Man content presently available in Wrath of the Lich King. Like many guilds, this leaves us working on some of the "Hard Mode" achievements; most notably "Heroic: The Twilight Zone". But unlike many guilds, we did not race to begin clearing the content nor did we spend excessive amounts of time doing so. Someguild progression raids remain focused on efficiency.

Luckily for us, this means our wait for Ulduar won't be nearly as long as some other folks, and in addition we've spent less time raiding than many other guilds. With the introduction of Tier 8 content, we'll return to utilization of our DKP system, complete with what we hope are some nice tweaks to improve the way it worked for us in TBC. Already we know Ulduar will feature 14 boss encounters including The Flame Leviathan, Freya, Thorim, Hodir, and The Iron Council. In addition, Blizzard gave us this teaser to whet our appetites...

"For countless millennia, Ulduar has remained undisturbed by mortals, far away from their concerns and their struggles. But since its recent discovery, many have wondered what the structure's original purpose may have been. Some thought it a city, built to herald the glory of its makers; some thought it a vault containing innumerable treasures, perhaps even relics of the mighty Titans themselves. They were wrong. Beyond its gates lies no city, no treasure vault, no final answer to the Titan's mysteries. All that awaits those who dare set foot in Ulduar is a horror even the Titans could not, would not destroy, an evil they merely... contained.

Beneath ancient Ulduar, the Old God of death lies, whispering.... Tread carefully, or his prison will become your tomb."

I, for one, can't wait!

Malygos-25 First Kill

Malygos-25 First Kill

The Death of Illidan Stormrage

October 27, 2008 - We set a goal for ourselves that we knew would be difficult to achieve. Kill Illidan before the expansion while predominantly raiding only twice a week. Sure, if we raided six nights a week we could have done this in January or even before then. Luckily, we're smart enough to lead more balanced lives than that.

We Are Prepared!

Some people will invariably claim that we only beat the content because of the 3.02 nerf. Anyone in this guild knows that simply isn't the case. We had just gotten to the Coucil prior to the patch and made a few attempts on the pull. This week we would start with them on our second night. They didn't last long.

The way was clear, and Akama stood ready to aid us in the coming battle.

We were both eager and determined. Some of us were, in fact, quite overeager. We only have to look at the logs of the initial attempt for proof that the crazy rumor that you need to let the main tank build at least some threat before critting the living daylights out of a raid boss may actually be true. Despite this proof, I know several of you are still not convinced.

Jokes were made. Laughs were shared, and then we dropped the gloves.

Three attempts later, Illidan fell.

Illidan First Kill

Congratulations Someguild! We've put a lot of time and effort into achieving this goal, and I'm proud to have been a part of it. Special congratulations to Beefcubes on his shiny new Warglaive of Azzinoth!!

Illidan First Kill

The Illidari Council Has Spoken...

October 23, 2008 - ...and they say Someguild kicks ass (even if Crepto has to take the bullet to the face to get the job done!)

Illidari Council First Kill

A Bucket of Bears

October 13, 2008 - The many Zul'Aman runs over nearly a year ended in a slew of bear mounts for Someguild members. Congratulations to everyone who got one!

Zul'Aman Bears

Happy Endings

September 29, 2008 - At long last, we reached The Den of Mortal Delights. After enjoying our time with the Sisters of both Pleasure and Pain, we delved towards the heart of the chamber. Having wisely conserved our Hearts of Darkness and having transformed it into epic shadow resistance gear, we approached this encounter perhaps a bit too overconfidently. Any time a strategy uses the words "tank and spank" people seem to get complacent. This time was no exception. Fatal Attraction did us in several times before the collective lightbulbs lit up. The entire key to the fight is reacting immediately upon being teleported by this ability. It's another fight that is all about reaction time and focus across the entire raid. Well, ok the tanks are pretty bored in this one.

In the end, it was one of our ugliest kills to date. But, we didn't have a full roster and we still got the job done. The happy ending was ours after all. Only the Illidari Council stands between us and Illidan himself. We're coming for you, Betrayer!

Mother Shahraz First Kill

Dead Souls

September 25, 2008 - Like Chichikov, Someguild journeyed to The Black Temple this week in search of dead souls. Northrend and Arthas loom closer still, but the guild's Book of the Dead is still missing some crucial kills. Our mission is quite simple. Kill Illidan before Wrath of the Lich King. This week we took one vital step closer, adding the Reliquary of Souls to our growing list of First Kills.

Ironically, each Essence of the Reliquary of the Lost is neurotically individual; the Essences of Anger, Pain, and Suffering. This bears a strong resemblance to the satirical personifications of individual sins that are Gogol's townsfolk. Somehow I doubt that's what Blizzard had in mind, but I couldn't help but think of it all the same.

The victory itself was certainly an uphill battle. Fixate seemed buggy compared to the night we initially encountered RoS, making Phase One seem far more random than it had previously. But, we persevered. In the end, it must have been the threat of having to witness Thundersky raping Revluc's Dragon Kite if we failed that put us over the top. Either that or perhaps there is some reserve of tenacity still remaining within us. We plowed through Phase 1, ripped apart Phase 2, and threw Elminator in front of the Reliquary for Phase 3. He rose to the challenge! Everything came together and we were rewarded with another guild first.

One more down. Three more to go...

Reliquary First Kill

Someguild Smash!

September 9, 2008 - Today nine members of the guild are suffering withdrawal symptoms from the Fel Rage buff. Let's be brutally honest. It's hard to let go of a 30k hp, 15k armor, 100% size increase (this one is especially hard for Reiv to handle), 100% healing, and 300% damage buff. Please help your guild members in their time of need. They will likely suffer severe dysphoria as the source of the buff is no more (incidentally as are the tanking abilities of these nine brave souls - ok, well Cuer should still be able to tank but losing that sick buff has gotta make you feel puny). Gurtogg Bloodboil fell on the fifth attempt of the night after a blazing run of one-shots through the first half of The Black Temple.

It was a night of many oddities, the most bizarre of which was clearly Rabidsquirl actually SPENDING some of that mad DKP he has amassed.

Gurtogg Bloodboil First Kill

The So-Called Destroyer of Guilds

August 7, 2008 - The so-called destroyer of guilds is no more. Someguild once more stands victorious! It took us a few nights of attempts before we had the right group composition and things clicked perfectly, but we would not be denied. This is definitely one of the most fun and challenging fights Blizzard has created. We tweaked our strategy as we learned first hand from each of our mistakes, and in the end we had a solid plan in place.

Of course, even the best laid plans don't always pan out, especially on a perfect attempt when your MT is over-eager with his Phaseshift Bulwark cooldown. D'oh! Sorry about that one guys! Still we dusted ourselves off, recleared the garbage and, like many other guilds, got to Phase 5 for the first time and easily secured the kill. Congratulations and thank you to all of you that helped us on this journey. Many epic rings and geeky titles were obtained.

We'll be heading back to kill Vashj and Kael'thas again for those that missed out, but our thoughts have collectively returned to Shadowmoon Valley and the master of The Black Temple. Wrath of the Lich King looms, and Illidan's days are numbered...

Kael'thas First Kill

The Time is Now Four A.M.

July 31, 2008 -

It's been a long while since we walked in the moonlight
Making vows that just wouldn't work right
Oh open your arms, Open your arms, Open your arms
Baby let my love come running in
It's been a long time, Been a long time
Been a long lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely time

Just over eleven months since our initial foray into Serpentshrine Cavern we returned once more. This time, Someguild would give no quarter. The trash parted before us like water, and moments later The Lurker Below had once more made several guild members other than Kipp legends among the fishermen of both Azeroth and Outland. In the spring, we had encountered Vashj and she had repelled our attempts. This time, the six-armed freak would get the beatdown she deserved. All raids were put on hold for the week in order to focus on the task at hand. It would only take seven attempts though, including a couple false starts by people getting a bit too excited and getting in range of her before we were ready to fight!

The first of the Vials of Eternity is now ours. We've spent but a single night on Kael'thas (about a week ago), but will be returning to visit him now after we go grab a few more T6 helms in Hyjal Thursday. To complete a night of epic accomplishment, Meth began to marshal the troops for a "proper" kill shot as opposed to our usual high caliber screenies.

Yeah, she despawned before we were even close to lined up. Good thing we did the loot first...

Lady Vashj First Kill

Lady Vashj First Kill Loot

Drawing of Lady Vashj First Kill
Accurate representation of Lady Vashj kill, by Gharris

A Beary Good Time

July 30, 2008 - Lead by Cuer, Someguild has mounted many expeditions into the dark secrets of Zul'Aman over the past number of months. We have been easily getting 3 chests in the strict timered event, and so finally decided to try going in the "proper" order for all 4, to obtain the elusive bear mount.

On our second foray with this in mind, we easily made our way through all four bosses with nearly 3 minutes to spare, obtaining our first bear mount! Congratulations to Cuer for obtaining the first of many such epic mounts, to ride in style.

Cuer on First Bear Mount

Cuer on First Bear Mount


July 28, 2008 - "Well, let's say this Twinkie represents the normal amount of psychokinetic energy in the (Black Temple). Based on this morning's reading, it would be a Twinkie thirty-five feet long, weighing approximately six hundred pounds." Teron Gorefiend and his ghosts took us down in our first set of attempts after a heart-breaking 3% wipe. But, Someguild would not be deterred. There is no cream-filled pastry that can stand in our path!

Inspired by Venkman, Stantz, Spenglerand, and Zeddemore, Someguild regrouped intent on handling the spectral portion of the encounter. Based on what we had seen in the intial set of attempts we only needed the first two or three people to successfully handle their 4 adds in order to be victorious. It was just a matter of everyone getting exposed to that portion of the encounter and getting some practice.

So, we regrouped to head back in on Monday night and 45 minutes later, despite Beefcubes and Crepto "crossing their streams" prior to the encounter, we once more stood victorious. Congrats to Beefcubes and Eflor on their new purple toys. We took a couple of quick attempts on Gurtogg Bloodboil afterwards and are looking forward to spending more time in BT. But first, we've got some unfinished business with a six-armed freak!

Teron Gorefiend First Kill

A Shade of a Shade

July 1, 2008 - Someguild added another first kill to the books, but it was such an easy fight it really isn't much in the way of news. Here's a screenie though to commemorate the moment. We're looking forward to progressing further in The Black Temple.

Shade of Akama First Kill

WTB New Server. This one is dead.

June 26, 2008 - It's a good thing Illidan is a PvP server. That way we can re-use the whole server is dead joke and pretend we need to transfer there. Yes, Archimonde is dead. It took Someguild only twenty-two attempts including the veritable laundry list of them caused by a certain troll shaman for walking too close before we were buffed and ready to go. Ok, so maybe it wasnt a laundry list. Everyone's favorite lady in red only caused us three wipes like that, but we can still taunt him mercilessly for it.

Congratulations to Cuer, Grunks, and Holiday on their new T6 buckets.

More importantly, congratulations to everyone in the guild who has worked towards reaching this goal. We'll continue to clear Mount Hyjal each week as we work on progressing further into The Black Temple.

Speaking of which, after racking up the first kill on Archimonde, we hopped into BT and one-shotted High Warlord Naj'entus and Supremus to end the night.

Archimonde First Kill

Tier6 Goodness!

May 29, 2008 - Once the lieutenant to the mighty demon-king Mannoroth, the feared Pit Lord Azgalor now accompanies Archimonde in his mad quest to ascend Mount Hyjal towards Nordrassil, the World Tree. At long last, the commander of the Burning Legion's ground forces finally stood before us. His legions of trash lay wasted, and now he alone stood between Someguild and Archimonde himself. Azgalor's aptitude for chaos and violence is legendary even among demonkind. But, then again, so is ours!

Wielding his mighty, twin-bladed sword, Spite, the demon cleaved his way through our ranks as he brought our so called dooms down upon us. But, alas doom does not mean ruin in all tongues. In some it means fate or destiny, and the doom of these heroes has yet to be foretold.

The battle was epic, but in the end Azgalor too fell before us.

Congratulations to Adrock, Cuer, and Grunks on their T6 gloves as well as Rolex on his new belt!

Time to kill the server!

Azgalor First Kill

Another One Bites the Dust

May 1, 2008 - Freddie Mercury would be proud! Someguild rolled into Mount Hyjal last night and just gunned down everything in our path. What a difference a prot-specced paladin makes on Hyjal trash! Gardian took no prisoners last night, and despite a late start, disconnecting healers, and other minor hiccups, Someguild came together and STEAMROLLED our way to yet another guild first kill!

It just took two attempts before the mighty Kaz'rogal had fallen before us.

After a heart-breaking 6% wipe on our initial attempt, Someguild tore into our demonic foe with renewed vigor and quite literally ripped his hardened but still beating heart from his chest! When interviewed later that evening, Pit Lord Commander Azgalor had this to say, "I've filed several requests for re-assignment to Sunwell Plateau, but Archimonde just isn't listening. Look, I've gotta get the hell out of here..."

You're next, big guy.

Kaz'Rogal Kill

Four More Guild First Kills!

April 30, 2008 - A few more weeks have passed and four more First Kills have been racked up by Someguild! We spent another night in The Eye because we had never really focused any effort on Grand Astromancer Solarian. Two attempts later, she was dead. We had killed A'lar again on the way in and decided to kill Void Reaver on hard mode, without the combat log announcements from the boss mod addons. We then waved at Kael'thas and told him we'd be back to see him soon.

Solarian Kill

Of course, we also returned to Mount Hyjal. Blizzard really went out of their way to create an annoying zone for trash looting purposes with this one. You would think they might have heard of this little concept called DKP. On our initial attempts we brought Anetheron as low as 28% but were unable to heal through the encounter with his debuff. To make our lives easier, a couple of our craftier crafters ninja'ed an invite to a mostly cleared Black Temple instance, to obtain useful Shadow Resistance item recipes! Of course, they couldnt resist attempting to 4-man Illidan while they were there too!!!

Visiting Illidan

All the looting pain on the Hyjal trash paid off, as our Hearts of Darkness were transformed into epic Shadow Resist gear for our healers. Anetheron would fall on our next visit.

Anetheron Kill

We didnt stop there, though. Like most WoW raiders, we've really wanted to experience The Black Temple since TBC release. Knowing we needed the Ashtongue rep anyways for additional crafting recipes, we threw Black Temple into the mix as well, rather than focusing on clearing one zone entirely. The results?

High Warlord Naj'entus Kill

Supremus Kill

Who says a casual progression guild can't do some damage?

Oh, and we got the 5th guild bank tab in the last few weeks too...

Rage Winterchill on Ice!

April 3, 2008 - It has been a busy couple of months since our last update. Morogrim Tidewalker was vanquished soon after Karathress, and then we set our sights on Kael'thas' fiery little parakeet. It too fell before us. Then we met Vashj. No encounter we had yet faced tested all 25 members of the raid to be at their best. The encounter is difficult, but she too will soon fall to our blades and spells.

A'lar Kill

Patch 2.4 hit, and we took a week and a half off to aid the Shattered Sun Offensive and farm Kael'thas in his weakened state in Magister's Terrace. With attunements removed by Blizzard, we set our sights on Mount Hyjal (incidentally we would be completing out BT attunement by killing Rage Winterchill). Wave after wave of ghouls and abominations fell before Someguild. The Scales of the Sands approved. Our Jewelcrafters approved even more.

We had a brief moment of respite before the lich would charge through the gates. A single frostbolt ripped every trace of life from Someguild's favorite tree and the battle was upon us. Bolstered by medallions of service granted by the Horde, Someguild fought back! The lich could not withstand us. A single sparkling ebony sphere remains of him.

Someguild With Jaina

Test of Abilities!

February 18, 2008 - So Someguild walks into SSC with 6 healers, some good melee DPS, and a mage who apparently would rather spend time with his "girlfriend" instead of killing bosses. After 1 shotting the first 2 bosses (Hydross and Lurker), this mage with a "girlfriend" leaves, slight raid adjustments were made, then we ventured onto our newfound tier5 trinket vendor, Leotheras. Again it's a single victorious attempt, with only 5 healers! A couple of hijinks on the way to our new friend Fathom-Lord Karathress leads to this question: who would've thought that a Prot warrior and a Druid tank would be able to put up such a fight to survive trash pulls on their own? Seeing that this is already an impossible feat, the teabagging Tree begins to have malicious thoughts to see how well their tanking abilities really are.

So while a few words were exchanged on "how this is done now" and how many times we're gonna wipe, a repair bot goes and quickly fixes all of our damaged goods, and then we attempt the impossible once again. FLK's Shaman quickly starts to lick pavement due to our insane melee dps, and the Hunter didn't even have a chance to feign death before his demise. The Priest was putting up quite a fight, but then again she was having her way with Methedras, and Methedras uses that big ol' shield and smacks her in the face to give him the killing blow. Everyone quickly runs over to Karathress, and just about the halfway mark, the Teabagging Tree decides to creep slowly away, and of course tries to tempt fate again. CAN SOMEGUILD HANDLE KARATHRESS AND THE PATROL BEHIND THEM???? Nah, we wiped... But as usual we picked ourselves up off the floor and repeated the process, this time with the tumultuous tree kept far away from further mishaps. A short time later, Karathress and his cronies are no more!

Fathom-Lord Kill

Someguild Beats up a Blind Man!

February 2, 2008 - Someguild has done it again! Our venture into the depths of Serpent Shrine Cavern has led us to the the familiar fish with the serious regurgitation problems (aka "The Lurker Below") and once again took him down with ease. Our favorite cheerleader was again there to make it happen for the kill, but unfortunately all that was left on the corpse was turned into Void Crystals. Then we the Blind lead the Blind! Of course we mean Methedras led us further into the depths of this Cavern where we came across a Blind Blood Elf who has a vicious case of Multiple Personality Syndrome. The Blind man Leotheras taunted Methedras with sayings such as "Who's the master now?" after Methedras was taken down by his shadow clone. But alas, Someguild had achieved the near impossible take down of Leotheras with only 5 healers, in a single attempt. Someguild came ready for this fight, and we now can venture further into the depths of Serpent Shrine Cavern knowing that a Blind man will never cause us to lose our way.

Leotheras Kill

An Orc's Tale

January 22, 2008 - Widespread laughter was heard as Methedras stepped off the short bus and into Serpentshrine Cavern. This ridicule would not, nay could not, steer our mighty leader off course. Oh no.

No obstacle would stand in his way of completing his mission. No mountain was high enough. No valley was low enough. No head gear was crazy enough to keep Methedras from toppling the slightly unstable Hydross!

With the help of someguild, Methedras was able to vanquish this once mighty foe and with that, he went screaming unintelligbly into the night. The only discernable words spoken by the once proud Methedras were, "Have you seen my baseball?"

He was bright blue, and was infused with the extraordinary power of the Teletubbies.

The Death of Magtheridon

January 17, 2008 - Someguild is up to their old tricks again, pulling together enough adventurous souls to delve into 25-Man content once more. Our first target of the year was an old friend Magtheridon. We wiped on him for a single night back in 2007 before moving on to other content. The rewards just aren't comparable to some other stuff that is arguably easier to obtain i.e. Loot Reaver.

However, it never sits well to skip content. Plus, it's a really good fight for getting folks to work together and we've got a lot of new faces. So, we set our sights on dropping Mags to start the year off right.

We hadn't had a guild first kill in three months on the 25-Man front, and folks were hungry for it. On our first attempt of the night the fifth hellfire channeler was almost dead by the time Magtheridon was released. We had a cube-clicking miscue though and it was not to be. We regrouped for what was sure to be the kill only to suffer a couple of durability hits from people starting the event before we were even fully resurrected. The next attempt was foiled by a stack of infernals all on one side of the room.

Frustrated but wholly determined we began anew. It clicked, we clicked, and Magtheridon was no more.

Not everyone was happy though. Magtheridon's corpse vanished the second it hit the ground and a certain tree was heard grumbling about the inability to complete the requisite first kill rituals.

From there, we picked up some fancy new titles from A'dal, propped up the head in Thrallmar, and decided to smack around Maulgar and Gruul. We did so with ease. Gharris even lived through Gruul for what may be the first time.

Congrats to everyone on a job well done and on your new purple toys!

Of course things wont stop there, there's this other little score to settle starting next week...

You Should Have Seen the One That Got Away!

September 6, 2007 - "But Nat, How am I going to live this down?" pleaded the tauren. "I mean that friggin thing was gigantic!" A broken FC-5000 lay upon the earth, a victim of the tauren's rage. "Half the frickin guild has caught a bigger fish than I have now!"

"Kipp, you're going to find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view," counseled the aged fisherman.

"I'm gonna slap you silly Pagle! You're supposed to be my seifa, my mentor, and you're gonna start spouting that crap!?" The tauren's blood boiled as he closed in on the much smaller human.

"There's always a bigger fish..." Nat shrugged.

His death cry was said to be heard as far North as The Crossroads...


All kidding aside, we've beaten down the Lurker a couple weeks running now and have our sights set on Hydross and Leotheras next. The only thing that can stop us is ourselves!

Yeah, we're all better fishermen than Kipp now IMHO. :P

Please Insert Fourteen Gold Pieces

August 22, 2007 - They say the third time is the charm, and in the case of our latest target they're right. The Void Reaver Vending Corporation is now open for business!!

Our first attempt to clear to Void Reaver was rough going as we learned how to best handle the trash in The Eye. We had little time left in our raid after clearing Gruul's Lair to begin with, and we didn't even get in an attempt before our raid time had expired. The following week we eagerly plowed through Gruul's Lair and made our way to Tempest Keep. We had unfinished business. Trash clearing was much improved and we had several solid attempts that left us 17% shy of victory. We called the raid despite a feeling that we were on the verge of success, out of respect to the end time.

For the next seven days, Adrock was plagued by IM's of "Void Reaver!" and almost a hundred pages of strats were shoved onto his desk covering almost every encounter in SSC and The Eye.

At last, the night was upon us. A couple strategic adjustments were made from the prior week. We plowed through a majority of the trash, with only a few minor snags along the way. Zorvak even grabbed his second Nether Vortex. Then, came the one-shot. With about a minute to spare before the enrage timer, Void Reaver came crashing down.

The moment of triumph was briefly changed to one of shock as the Pauldrons of the Vanquished Defender were ninja-looted by Meth!

Alas, the bastard, I mean master looter, was at the top of the DKP charts and was just saving some time.

Void Reaver was kind enough to dispense Wristgaurds of Determination (way to spell Blizz - and grats to Gharris), Pauldrons of the Vanquished Hero (grats Adrock), and the heretofore mentioned, ninja-looted Pauldrons of the Vanquished Defender.

As most of the raid headed back to Shattrath City, a handful of motley fools were unable to resist the urge to attempt to 5-man Al'ar.

Even with the Al'ar death, 14 gold in repairs for T5 shoulders isn't a bad deal at all...

Gronn With the Wind

July 23, 2007 - If you were traveling in the vicinity of the Blade's Edge Mountains and you listened very closely last night, you may have heard the telltale sounds of victory even at great distance.

Whether it was the thundering crash of the Dragonkiller himself as his vanquished and lifeless form toppled to the earth, or the thrilled shouts of the victorious, the sounds were carried on the wind.

Gruul is no more! Congrats to everyone on a job well done! Gharris, Kilfein, Rolex, and Cuer scored the loot. Afterwards, several of us departed to Heroic Slave Pens to complete our SSC attunement the old school way.

Dikadar fell early in the quest to do so, but the group carried on without a healer as the ugly troll ran back. "You need a healer!" he protested.

Looking happily at his near impenetrable shield, "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn," parried Gharris.

King No More!

July 18, 2007 - In a shocking development last night, a tree was seen teabagging the fallen corpse of High King Maulgar. Sources close to the investigation say that the tree, who may be a birchwood or a cedar tree according to eye witnesses, was running around yelling, "Who's the King now bitch!?!?" while clutching his twig and berries.

Goblin sketch-artist, Whizzy Gearbrush, used his Paint-a-Tron 6000 to complete the follow sketch of the suspect. If you have seen this man, do not, I repeat do not, fall in combat in his vicinity or you may suffer a similar fate...

All kidding aside, great job last night guys on the one-shot of Maulgar on our first night in there. Yeah we had a couple of bufoons who will remain nameless (/cough Gharris and Vaeineth /cough) proximity aggro and we had to run out, but on our first real attempt we dropped the High King and his Council. Awesome work!

From, there we got in a handful of attempts on Gruul and got him to 9%. With a little tweaking we'll be dropping him our next time in there. Grats to Papi, Madu, and Healsforloot on their new purple toys.

Double the Fun!

July 12, 2007 - Bolstered by a flood of new recruits, Someguild once more sent two separate groups into Medivh's tower for each of the past two weeks. Several folks were able to experience new content, and both groups defeated every last denizen of Karazhan each week!

Eighty-two epic items were spread out across the guild in a ten day span, but we didnt stop there!

AV weekend arrived and Someguild raided up and dominated Alliance efforts all weekend long. Sunday we hit the Arenas, and this weekend we're poised to do it all again; albeit this time in WSG.

Looming just ahead, our initial foray into Gruul's Lair and other 25-man content.


June 18, 2007 - Continuing their amazing success, Someguild's raiding members had now dropped every boss in Karazhan save one; Nightbane! Both Netherspite and Illhoof have been vanquished for three weeks running.

Only one creature stood between us and a completely cleared Karazhan. On our initial attempts against him on the 11th, we got him as low as 24%. The following week we worked on getting a few more folks the ability to summon the fearsome beast and planned on making it the first of many Nightbane kills to come.

We set a record pace last week, having cleared through Illhoof and Shade on Tuesday night. Wednesday, we polished off the rest of the zone save one...

Last night, we got off to a slow start due to the instance servers crashing yet again, but it wasn't long before we stood victorious once more! Someguild has cleared Karazhan!!

Congrats on a job well done guys!

Also congrats to Dorber and Cuer on their Tier 4 Head Tokens as well as everyone else on their new epic toys.

The Prince and the Papa

May 31, 2007 - This is no tale about the switching of identities, but rather a tale of two deaths. It's a story of perseverence, teamwork, and tenacity. An account nearly a month in the making, and a tribute to the efforts of nearly twenty individuals and more importantly, one guild.

In the waning moments of May, within the wretched confines of Karazhan, both the spectre of the father of Medivh and the demon prince and sub-commander of The Burning Legion fell before the onslaught of Someguild. Yes, The Shade of Aran and Prince Malchezaar are no more.

The heroes came with axes and swords, bandages and alchemical potions, soulshards and shields. But most importantly, they came with purpose, and held nothing back.

Karazhan stands near empty and Someguild is gathering their might once more to bring down the three remaining minions of darkness to fully clear the dark tower.

"This Curator is no longer op... er... ation... al."

May 1st, 2007 - All was quiet in Karazhan, or so we thought. No one was around the Blacksmithy, no guests in the dining room, or in the Dancing hall. The Opera house was eerily silent, only the stagehand was present, and he simply congratulated us on a great performance.

We ventured up further and found ourselves in a lovely gallery!! Next thing we knew there was a giant elemental storming on us, saying something about how "The Menagerie is for guests only," and we were "not a guest."

Rubbish I say!! In the Curator's defense, he did hold us off for a little while, but we prevailed, and dropped him!! "This Curator is no longer op... er... ation... al." You can say that again!!

This was our first attempt at the Curator, and we needed four attempts to get the fight down. Very happy and impressed with the whole group! Congrats to all!

Congrats on the loot: Wrynn Dynasty Greaves and Gloves of the Fallen Defender

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Yo Ho, Yo Ho, a Pirate's Life For Me!

April 29, 2007 - Someguild's gang of pirates once again commandeered the seas. An eventful night of rum drinking, singing pirate songs, and doing pirate things (ie, the killing of any and all Alliance that crossed our path, it was great fun for all except maybe Lowden who failed to bring his sea legs and went overboard quite a few times! Our adventure took us from the docks of Theramore, to Menethil Harbor to the ship to Aberdeen, and three lost pirates took the ship to Darnassus where a lvl 18 warlock met his un-timely demise! We even managed to defeat the 1034985 guards that arrived to defend the harbor! After our long night of pirating we decided to take on the Brood Mother herself and Methedras our leader finally received head!

Plank Walkers: 15 Men Overboard: 15 (10 of those times for Lowden).

O Romulo, Romulo! Wherefore art thou Romulo?

April 27, 2007 - Despite our hopes in seeing Laestor run around in a little red dress, we instead got to sort out the differences between Romulo and Julianne. The audience was a little apprehensive with us as stand ins, and it was justified, as we looked a little shaky. We had no problem acting with Julianne, and then Romulo, but once they performed together it got a little sticky.

It was then Dorber realised he had a cute little pet that could make life a living hell for Romulo. Dorber sicked his cute little Felhunter on to Romulo and it made the fight go a LOT smoother. We downed them both!!

Congrats on the loot: Romeo's Poison Vial and Ribbon of Sacrifice

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Who's afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

April 23, 2007 - With such positive progress over the last few weeks, the most recent being our first visit to "the stage" and meeting up with the Big Bad Wolf, we will be making our way up there again on this coming Thursday to see if Someguild's acting skills are up to snuff. Will we see Laestor be the primary Little Red Riding hood again? The audience really loved him. Perhaps we will simply be supplemental characters in the Wizard of Oz... Or, maybe make an appearance between two lovers that, seriously, just need some quality time together.

Wonderful job everyone!!


April 17, 2007 - Someguild commandeered the ship between Theramore and Menethil Harbor Tuesday evening! Many Alliance suffered a cruel fate as they were forced to walk the plank and battle the sea for survival! A fun night for all , (well except maybe the alliance waiting for the boat that got greeted with Blizzard and Rain of Fire), we hope to commandeer many ships and someday the entire fleet in the future!

Plank Walkers: 20, Members Overboard: 2

Karazhan Progress!

April 16, 2007 - Someguild made new progress in Karazhan tonight! After weeks of work trying to master the maniacal Moroes, we finally took him down. Moving right along, we made it to the Maiden of Virtue. After some attempts at her, we brought her crashing down with mere moments to spare, before the adds started respawning. We're looking forward to continuing our adventures in Karazhan, possibly moving to two nights a week.


April 12, 2007 - Looking for a few good Orcs, Trolls, Cows, or Blood Elves! Do you think Someguild is a good fit for you? We are recruiting! Read More