Effective immediately, Conquest Gaming is ceasing all World of Warcraft raiding operations. The community will be shifting it’s resources and attention to mobile gaming title, Clash of Clans.
STATEMENT FROM THE GM
“The reality is that this expansion has been one of the most brutal in terms of attrition. It continues to be difficult in recruiting and retaining talent due to the shifting priorities that players encounter especially with regards to school, family, and work obligations. By that same token, we really enjoyed (or in Matt’s case, really tolerated) each other’s company and like playing games with each other.
World of Warcraft raiding has evolved now to the point where it’s almost a requirement to have a strong stable of alts. It’s also difficult to keep track of where bosses are on the map and the latest raid, Blackrock Foundry, can be a navigational challenge for those navigationally-challenged. When top 100 guilds decide to take a step back, you know something’s up. When even the well-decorated Blood Legion throws in the towel, it forces you to re-think priorities, goals, and expectations.
At least with a title like Clash of Clans, all players need is their cellphone and just about everyone has a smart phone nowadays. We can still coordinate our efforts in real time and plan appropriate tactics as needed so the challenge and team work components are there. There’s no need to be in front of a computer at a set time throughout the week. There’s no need to stress over consumables, or garrison missions, or any of that stuff. The individual effort required for general maintenance is much less. It allows our roster the flexibility they need to plan their involvement in the game around unforeseeable life events like traffic accidents, medical emergencies, and not doing homework until the last possible minute.
Plus, Liam Neeson plays.”
We look forward to joining the community and competing in Clash of Clans.
Highmaul, NAGRAND - After taking a quick break midweek from Blackrock Foundry, the Conquest strike team decided to return briefly to Highmaul and neutralize Brackenspore. There were reports that he was harassing the coastal towns and villages in the area. This now puts the team at 3/7 Mythic in Highmaul. Tagged and bagged. Butcher was extremely close but he will be secured next week instead.
In other news:
We are preparing to deploy a hotfix next week that will increase the item level of all raid drops from all difficulties of the Blackrock Foundry raid.
The main purpose of this change is to ensure that killing new bosses in the Blackrock Foundry raid feels appropriately rewarding. We are finding that groups coming out of a couple of months in Highmaul could often have an average item level that was just barely shy of the loot dropped by the appropriate difficulty in Foundry. A core part of the experience of progressing through a new raid tier lies in the sense that even if you didn’t manage to kill a particular boss this week, the upgrades your raid group gathered along the way will make things smoother and improve your chances the following week.
This change will be retroactive, affecting existing items that players may have in their possession. Thus, instead of an item level range of 650/665/680/695 for Raid Finder/Normal/Heroic/Mythic Foundry, the loot awarded will now be item level 655/670/685/700 respectively. At the same time, we will be increasing the item level of the new highest-tier crafted and Apexis vendor items by 5, in order to keep their power unchanged relative to the Foundry raid itemization.
Gorgrond, DRAENOR -- A team of all Ghost Wolves entered Blackrock Foundry late last night in the hopes of solving global warming by lowering the temperature of Blast Furnace with nothing but repeated Frost Shocks. They have managed to succeed.
When asked why Mages were not used, a guild representative who chose to remain anonymous said, "Well, Frost Mages kinda suck right now."
In unrelated news, blacksmiths are struggling to keep up with demand for selfie sticks.