As mentioned in the last update only the Rathe stood in the way of us, and being in PoTime.
The difficulty of this encounter is well documented, and several guilds have failed at this hurdle.
Not us though!
Apologies for the piss poor cropping or whatever the hell you call it.
Anyhow, with the Rathe defeated, that just left a Sunday visit to Plane of Time!
Naturally, Veni Vidi Vici or whatever!
That was on Febuary 19th for those of you that give a toss about such things, of who beat what 'first' I prefer the statistic of 'Plane of Time beaten and probably 100 people Elemental flagged in 38 raid hours'
Good work guild!
Heres some quotes!
Yes indeed EQ fans! PoP is here!
2 weeks in, a new level cap, lots of AA's and more than your average share of kills and Rosengard is one kill away from Plane of Time, Rathe Council we are coming for you!
More than ever before, our raiding force has been mostly split to maximise our flagging potential in this expansion.
So far PoP has been for the most part a disapointment in terms of a difficulty step up, with the slight exception of Tallon Zek being a little more of a challenge than we expected and one of the split raids experiencing some difficulties with the Paladoink king Mithaniel Marr.
I actually took *some* screenshots!
Before our first PoP raid team-ish photo!
Karana looking pimp with his cane!
Scary looking Rallos!
A scene from the new Robocop!
You shall not passssssssss!
And of course the quotes! Thanks for reading folks
So if you have been living in Bonlgon's basement for the past few months you won't know that PoP unlocks on Feb 1st!
You also won't know that finally the announcement that Gates of Discord and Omens of War will NOT be bundled!
As far as I can tell, almost everyone thinks that bundling them was a bad idea.
Also going forward including Gates of Discord, expansions with no level cap increase will be reduced to 8 weeks.
Personally I'm not thrilled at 3 months of LdoN, but hey ho these are changes and statements that everyone can get behind, or at least live with.
So what has Rosengard been doing since Xmas?
Killing crap in record time, getting more prime open world stuff than ever before and generally getting the farm done of course!
But most importantly of all, Rosengard has finally got one particular white monkey off our backs......
Yes finally Gorenaire has fallen to Rosengard on Phinigel! Congratulations to the 18 or so people that took part in this stunning achievement
Anyway PoP, Feb 1st. See you there. Heres the quotes, and a special treat at the.....bottom of the page...tee hee!
This is my view most raids, it just appears infront of me!
Thanks for reading
I'm not sure who exactly reads this outside of guild members. Hello out there if you're an old friend, or someone just seeing what we're up to.
I'm not normally one for political statements or anything but recently Phinigel server has taken a bit of a battering.
Through some deliberate means or other people were able to claim defiant gear and some other things on Phinigel (I guess it would apply to the other TLP's to? don't know really) that they really shouldn't have been able to.
The cat innevitably got let out of the bag and DBG responded by suspending some, banning others. With some guilds being quite severely hit. And some amusing rumours flying around to!
Never one to take things to seriously or pass up an opportunity to have a laugh, I drew up this!
Asside from that, there has been some mistakes when removing the defiant and one of the 'legitimate' mounts was also removed, making it easier for Aegir to train the ass off us, since we can't all slack med!
Meanwhile Steincrew has invented Rosengard raid bingo to help us through the attrition of Luclin, giving me a great excuse to show you this!
And because it's been a short time since the last update, a few quotes including some submissions, hence the shitty pictures and crappy fonts and...oh wait what? You're used to that already? What do you mean I draw like a 6 year old!
So its been over a month and there has been no real news to tell.
Raids are still full, mobs still die and gear still flows in at a crazy rate.
So, why am I updating the news if there is no news?
Well because people are whining about it of course!
And why are they whining? Well because AA xp is to easy, and they want more quotes.
And since it's been a while we get double!
And since it's been even longer I'll spoil you with a tripple, now stop whining at me!
We had a plan to raid VT on the 16th of October, to enable us to get 2 instanced Emp kills done (Even though we managed to nab an Openworld Emp kill, yay for bothering to emp key a raid right?)
We stuck to it deciding that the vast majority of members deserved a chance to see VT in it's trash clearing glory.
We came, we saw, we conquered, we looted! And for once I took some pictures!
Are we there yet?
We hit her so hard she had to throw up in the corner > <
So thats it then, Luclin clear! Welcome to farm mode \o/
All you people care about really though is the quotes.....
Double Luclin cleared bubble. Yaaaay!
When's PoP out again?
Luclin is less than a week old, and the salt is very real ladies and gentleman.
People were able to bypass game mechanics in an instance, and instance lockout timers on Emp Ssra resulting in DBG taking down the AoC.
Also apparently Vex Thal is 'broken' in an instance leaving the boss mob killable with no clearing involved.
You will see no such bullshit in Rosengard fortunately, I hope all you other guys enjoy your cheesey loots!
We downed emp on first try, even after a hilarious miss-hap with a carpet (you had to be there) HOWEVER.....
During the event the server crashed, we did however finish him off as for whatever reason we were able to knock over the last 2-3% without being kicked off the server.
We await the results of petition quest for the loots, and you better cough up DBG! Or else we'll set Scrubble 'the room clearer' on you with his atomic ass!
With guild chat being as active as its ever been, quotes are coming thick and fast!
So, much to everyones surprise Luclin launched pretty much without a hitch.
We finished up Velious on wednesday with a couple of easy kills and let everyone feel the Luclin hype, which came with the inevitable rush to get stuff done asap chaaaarge /leerooy mode! Like Vandamn-few inc-Bo!
So for those of our infrequent loggers wondering what Luclin is like, it actually isn't as bad as some may have feared. The AA rate is decent, the raids are fresh with some different strategies and guild chat is buzzing with group offers and help and congratulatory achievement spam!
Raid wise we've been fairly tenative setting ourselves up for our future endeavours with a few gentle raids in akheva and the deep, and some mass key farming for Emp Ssra, keying 70+ people is quite the challenge of course, but we're working hard together to get it done and should be ready for a shot at him next raid.
Here's a shot from outside our first Luclin raid....yaaay team photo!
Not that it hasn't taken its toll however, many have spent several days in Ssra and are now feeling like this....
He who controls the spice......
Khati Sha is the coolest looking NOT PERMA ROOTED mob in Luclin :P
And after some serious effort to get a key, we also took out Seru.
Doubtless with this much quality art and entertainment people will be on at me to update again by next week ><
Double quotes, because I can!
And so here in Rosengard it is Luclin-Eve!
All the raiders are excited as tomorrow we will finally be able to go to the moon, get AA's, set up traders, make kitty characters, make Beastlords, kill open world Vulak....
Wait what was that last one again?
Yup you read it right, we actually managed to kill OW Vulak. Well OW all of NToV in fact (except the triplets, seriously f*ck those guys and the crap they drop)
A fun race was had, which we won for a change.
To be fair I wasn't really expecting to make another news update before our first raid or 2 in Luclin, so there are no quotes....
You know, keep them wanting more and all that..... However!
After the events in ToV and with everyone on a high, captain delegate (Yes, Bonl-slack) said to me 'make it happen, something funny'
Never one to refuse a challenge, unless I'm afk or I otherwise can't be bothered, or I really don't like you and am ignoring you on purpose (Good luck figuring out which!) I spent all of 20 minutes this morning coming up with this little gem!
Fly me to the moooooooon....
Luclin is very close to launch now, the 28th of September assuming nothing goes wrong!
So, despite the fact that there really is no more news to tell you other than 'we keep killing stuff' People are whining for news updates.
Aegir I am looking very specifically at you.
So, I thought I would do something different this update and show some real action shots from my own perspective (I might be slightly drunk so this is probably less of a good idea than it seems right now)
Naturally of course, I didn't take screenshots, but instead I decided to make an artists representation of some of the encounters!
Let the fire rain!
Then there's this ugly dwarf, not to be confused with Noby who we seem to do a lot of!
And of course we have our weekly date in the open air with this hippy!
We also seem to spend a lot of time in PoFear looking for brains....
And as if that wasn't enough we have some of the quotes that have been flying around guild chat lately.
Is it me or does the theme always seem to revolve around sex, innuendo and dirty talk? I'm sure this is NO reflection on us as a guild.......
So, we are at the stage now where the expansion is very comfortably on farm! We currently clear N.ToV and E.ToV in one sitting
With a lack of AA's to grind, it being Velious and all, people are starting to go stir crazy. However with the pressure off, it leaves the chance for some fun times! for example....
To entertain ourselves we have run our very own beauty pageant!
It was a tough contest, with several disqualifications, for cross dressing entries *cough* Bonlgon *cough*
But finally here is Miss Norrath 2016!
On a diet of gnomes and Frogs, with the aim of 'making cookies' clearly she was an outstanding contestant!
Well, anyway as you probably guessed there isn't much news at all, till Luclin anyway....just a serious note to say keep a close eye on recruitment as we are currently pretty much as full as we can be.
Meanwhile heres a double helping of quotes since its been a while!
Loving you all! <3
Lord Vyemm, you are an ambulance....
With the eventual death of this guy, and very much in era, Rosengard can now say:
And look what we did to Iceclad Ocean!
In all seriousness though, I personally, and all the leadership, raid leaders, dkp team, members, recruits, cheerleaders, mascots and Scrubbles are incredibly proud of this guild and its achievements in the past few months.
Not only have we stepped up, we have thrived! Guild chat is a hive of activity, raids are full or close to every time we raid, Goratoar's blood pressure is now down to 180/100 even!
Which brings me on to the next point of interest for anyone reading this! Recruitment.
Currently, Rosengard has low requirements on all classes to join us.
This does not by any stretch mean we are closed for recruitment.
What this means is unless you are level 60 and raid ready, you do not meet the requirements to join currently.
Naturally (and obviously) this is subject to change with the constant ebb and flow that is being an EU raiding guild in Everquest, and any drastic change to recruitment will be announced!
But right now, we are in a good place, and every effort will be made to keep us here and push us on.
Good job people, I'm pleased and proud to know you all and spend my spare time pressing buttons to mix imaginary pixels with you all!