We're entering the final stages of Mists of Pandaria. Patch 6.0.2 is expected to drop sometime within the next month along with Warlords of Draenor shortly thereafter. Here is a quick overview of our plans for the rest of this expansion and for the opening stages of the next.
With Blackfuse falling to us last week, we're well within range to take down Paragons. Garrosh is going to be a much more challenging boss especially since the amount of time we have left will be extremely limited. As long as it is feasible, we will continually extend the lockout until Garrosh is dead.
When the patch releases, heroic raids will be limited to 20 players. The guild as a whole will continue to participate in Siege of Orgrimmar and either attempt to take Garrosh down for the first time or take him down so that others who did not participate in the initial kill can gain the rewards that come with it.
At this stage, all members of the raid team will be interviewed to discuss their future in the guild. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the expansion and the roster limitations, our roster will look different going forward.
Warlords of Draenor release
You are expected to level your main as quick as possible to max level and begin preparing for raids:
Other avenues of character progression
Enchant and gem your own characters as the guild may not be able to assist you in that regard.
In addition, while having an alt is not mandatory, it is strongly preferred. Group compositions will often change. Certain classes and specs will change throughout the course of the expansion and flexibility will help.
Warlords of Draenor raid release
Prior to the raid going live, each player will be examined to ensure that they are raid ready. Our initial schedule will be as follows:
Tuesday: 6 - 10 PM Pacific, Heroic raiding
Wednesday: 6 - 10 PM Pacific, Heroic raiding
Thursday: 6 - 10 PM Pacific, Heroic raiding
Saturday (Optional): 6 PM - 9 PM*, Normal raiding
Sunday (Optional): 6 PM - 9 PM*, Normal raiding
* = Times to be finalized at a later date.
You may bring your main or an alt to the weekend raids to further increase their gear level or practice any progression related mechanics.
Or because you want to.
Magickarp has volunteered to coordinate the weekend raids with interested guildies and an assortment of players from Open Raid or off server.
Once we are equipped for Mythic raiding, we will begin our efforts with Mythic during Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday will be a judgement call. If we feel we are being held back by gear, then we will spend a day here and get as far as we can in Heroic mode. If need more practice, we will continue in Mythic. The weekend raid will be finished with Normal and advancing to Heroic (assuming there is enough of a core and stable group consistently available).
Feel free to come to me if you have any questions.
Challenge Modes will be returning in Warlords of Draenor. They'll be available immediately for launch and as the daily quests reward a Challenger's Strongbox (Raid Finder level epics), we will be doing as many of these as we can to suitably gear out the raid team for Warlords when raiding goes live.