Ready Check


Averry here with one last out-of-character item before I disappear behind the curtain again for (I hope) a long, long time.

Back before I went on my recent, unplanned hiatus, I’d written about my interest in setting up a Friends-of-WCB shits-and-giggles raid for Siege of Orgrimmar. Based on the response I got, both in blog comments and in individual messages, it looked like there was a fair bit of interest at the time. Hopefully that’s still the case, because now that life has become somewhat less hectic, I’d very much like to finally get the ball rolling.

So, here’s the pseudo-quasi-plan: I’d like to set up a Horde-side SoO group for next weekend – i.e., the weekend of November 23 and 24. In a perfect world, if we have enough people and the right combination of roles, I’d love to do this as Flex, but if not, we can always go in and take over some poor, unsuspecting LFR. This would be a one-night deal; I don’t have a strong preference for that Saturday or Sunday, so I’d prefer to leave that open and see when people are available. I would be looking to start somewhere in the vicinity of 8:00-9:00 PM EST, and run until…well…until we all get sick of each other, I suppose.

If you’re still interested in coming along, please let me know – either through a comment here, or by contacting me directly – what your availability is and whether you have a preference between Saturday and Sunday. (Also, please be sure to let me know if either day would be possible for you, even if you have a definite preference.) If you haven’t already, feel free to add me on RealID: Averry#1116.

Even if you aren’t able to participate in the raid itself (say your Flex lockout is already committed, or you don’t have a max-level Horde toon*), you’re more than welcome to come join the party, whether that be hanging out in raid chat or popping into vent with us. (Speaking of which, LF generous benefactor with a vent server we can use for the shindig!** I promise this won’t be one of those cases like when you host a party the weekend your parents are away, and a bunch of strangers come over, and they end up wrecking the place, and then they take off and stick you with the mess, and so now you’ve got to clean it all up before Mom and Dad get home or oh boy are you going to be in trouble, which sounds pretty awful and stressful but really isn’t all that bad once you realize you can just cleaning-montage your way over it. Although you never could figure out how the wombat got in the guest bathroom, because who the hell brings a wombat to a party? They’re notoriously bad minglers. So no, it won’t be like that.***)

So, there you have it – clear your (social) (HA!) (raid) calendars!

Be seeing you,



* Although, seriously, you don’t? What’s wrong with you?

** I say “shindig,” because yes, gentle readers, I am old.

*** Disclaimer: It will totally be like that.

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November 14, 2013 11:03 pm

I am not 100% on if I would be able to go, Repgrind has my bnet so I can get the details from her. I may have a vent you can use too if you can’t find one.

November 19, 2013 9:25 am

I will mark it on the calendar. She has my phone number too so she can call me if I am not online.

November 14, 2013 11:27 pm

Sign me up 😀 – Saturday is better for me but either day is fine – don’t know what time that is my time cause math is hard but should be okay.

November 19, 2013 10:08 am

Central time – right now my time is the same as the Winterhoof server if that helps. We don’t do DST so twice a year I get confused lol.

November 14, 2013 11:29 pm

Ummm…isn’t Garrosh killing Garrosh some sort of weird space/time continuum thing going on? It won’t explode the universe or anything, will it?

November 19, 2013 10:08 am

I love a good time paradox! 😀

November 14, 2013 11:39 pm

I’ll be there, FYI, I’m bringing the wombat.

November 15, 2013 12:04 am

I’m in. Either night is fine with me. And like Lyss said, we can probably use the SR vent. Bocat would likely be fine with us using the Crits vent, too. If you don’t mind being in an Alliance vent, of course … :p

November 15, 2013 11:54 am
Reply to  repgrind

No problem! I was going to suggest the Crits vent because I don’t think Trout would mind 😀

November 15, 2013 12:58 am

Squeeee! I get to play! YAAAY!

(Either night is okay as far as I know. Low ilevel, but I’ll be there on Tak!)

November 15, 2013 1:08 am

Either night should be fine with me. Yay! 😀

November 15, 2013 1:17 am

Woohoo! Count me in. 1 Tank or dps checking in 😀

November 19, 2013 3:34 pm

Awesome! Toon is Ishisraging on Kil’Jaeden. If you whisper me ingame or DM me on twitter I can give you my btag.

November 15, 2013 6:28 am

Darnit all, looks like I may be missing out – pretty sure those times are when I have my normal raids to attend D;

Have fun, though! I hope there’ll be some sort of in-character mention of the raid in a future post so I can pretend I was there 😉

November 15, 2013 8:31 am

I transferred back to Horde, and I would love to come. I can Disc heal or shadow (geared for Shadow). Saturday is preferable, but I can do Sunday if needed. I may not log in right at 8 (son’s bedtime is at 8) but I’m usually on shortly after.

Imraith Dos Santos
November 15, 2013 8:45 am

I would love to join you all but unfortunately will be working until 10:30 eastern. Maybe you will schedule another after New Year’s when my workload will not be so crazy?

November 19, 2013 2:57 pm

You could always join in late. I mean, it’s flex, so adding an extra person part way through won’t be difficult. 🙂

Prinnie Powah
November 15, 2013 9:51 am


Oh, it’s pretty much open? Cool, then I’m gonna show up and there’s NOTHING YOU CAN DO.

November 15, 2013 10:53 am

I would love to go, but sadly it looks like I will miss the fun. Aside from the time being too late for me to attend that is the weekend I am flying home for Thanksgiving (I will be on a 10hr transatlantic flight). Maybe if you run it again I will get to go.

November 15, 2013 1:31 pm

Sunday would probably better for me but I could do Sat if need be. I am awesomesauce dps and if you need a vent you are welcome to use my guild’s vent.

November 15, 2013 5:07 pm

Either should work! I’d love to come. Been out of WoW for a bit though.

November 17, 2013 2:36 am

My schedule:

Saturday — 7pm PST (10pm EST) to 9pm PST (12am EST)

Sunday — No WoW access.

November 17, 2013 6:02 pm
Reply to  Alayea

Same as Alayea. You can click my name to be taken to my character page, and my tank is Asahel@Malfurion. (Her gear is still being worked on, so she isn’t gemmed or enchanted.)

November 20, 2013 2:50 pm
Reply to  Aliok

Yep, happy to join in whenever I can! And don’t worry, in the event my tank is needed/desired, she will have at least some gems and enchants (at least the cheaper ones – waiting on better gear before I splurge on the expensive stuff).

November 19, 2013 2:18 am

If you would like to have a restoration shaman healer, I’m free for the evening. Long time reader, first time commenter, and I am happy to come along if you’d like. He’s Shenwei@Wyrmrest Accord. He’s fully gemmed and enchanted, although his item level is a little low.

November 19, 2013 9:48 am

Sweet. He also has an elemental spec which isn’t quite as geared as resto is, but every bit of dps helps in some fights.

November 22, 2013 9:53 pm

If you still have room I’d love to tag along. I have either a death knight, warlock, or shaman that could go. I think my preference would be for the death knight. 🙂 I would have to leave before 12:30 so that I can get ready for my guild’s raid. But both days would work for me.