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Making sure you’re raid ready…

I wanted to make a quick down and dirty guide to all the things that people can do to make sure they’re raid ready. I know there’s a lot, especially this expansion, and not everyone has the time to go research everything — or will remember each part — so I’m doing what I can to help by making a nice concise list y’all can just skim through to check.

First, let’s make sure everyone knows about these standard resources:

HOWEVER, one caveat: If either of these resources suggest something that simply doesn’t gel with your playstyle at all, ignore that particular piece of advice.  For example, if Icy Veins suggests a talent that you just can’t seem to use correctly…then ignore it and pick the talent you can use properly, even if it means lower “theoretical DPS.”  Or if AMR suggests a trinket that you can’t work right?  Then tell it which trinkets you want instead and let it work around your choice (I can help tell people how to do that if they need).  Don’t beat yourself over the head trying to do something that just isn’t working for you personally.

Alright, now as far as keeping your gear raid ready:

The Netherlight Cruible is also important, even if it’s kind of a confusing little addition to the game:

Posted on 12.31.17

A quick guide for upgrading ledgies to 1,000.

Want to get those ledgies up to iLvL 1,000, but not sure how?  I gotcha.

First things first, go talk to Arcanomancer Vridel in Dalaran. He’ll offer you the quest, A Titanic Effort, which asks you to collect 50 Wakening Essences.

Easy enough, right? But how do you get these Essences? There’s a few ways:

  1. Every time you kill a boss in The Burning Throne, you’ll pick up 3-6.
  2. Your first daily heroic dungeon of the day will net you 5.
  3. World quest emissary caches provide 4-10.
  4. Each week that you do a Mythic+ — even just a +2 — you will earn 20 Essences in your chest the following Tuesday.
  5. Some PvP stuff that maybe Dusk will do or something.

When you’ve collected 50, you can head back to Vridel for an Awoken Titan Essence, which will upgrade any legendary in your inventory to level 1,000.

Don’t kill yourself trying to upgrade all 15 of your amassed legendaries or anything, but at the very least, it shouldn’t take long to upgrade your two best pieces.  Do a heroic with the guildies here and there…go help out the Highmountain Tauren, even if you pledged never to head back to that awful zone again.  An extra 60 iLevels on every raider is going to be helpful, so definitely try and make some time to grab these.

Posted on 12.2.17

This Week in Gearing

Hey all. Just thought I’d put together a quick guide on some of the most effective ways to get more geared for Tomb of Sargeras this week and beyond.

1) The most effective thing you can do with your extra time this week is the weekly quest to do four mythic dungeons. This will reward a heroic Cache of Fel Treasures, which should drop gear from heroic Tomb of Sargeras.

2) If you’ve kept up with follower missions, then right now you should be able to do the rare mission “The Tomb of Sargeras.” This rewards an Encrusted Naga Scale, which begins a quest to kill Mistress Sassz’ine in ToS. Hopefully she’ll be dead tonight before your followers even bring you the scale, but hey, at least you’ll be set for another free Cache of Fel Treasures when we kill her again next week.

3) LFR. Only one wing is open so far, and it’s quick to run, so that could mean replacing that 865 you’ve been holding on to. I got a 900 cloak this morning, for example.

3) If you’ve got two legendaries, then make sure they’re upgraded as soon as possible. That’s 60 potential iLevels, practically free. Sure, you need 50 Withering Essences for each upgrade, but these drop from raid bosses, your first daily heroic dungeon, emissary quest turn-ins…you can get 50 super fast.

4) If you *don’t* have 2 legendaries yet, then you should definitely do things that can drop them. Emerald Nightmare, and even Nighthold are now relatively easy to pug now, and each boss is a chance to get a legendary (Also, I’m sure some of you can still benefit from some Nighthold gear).

The boxes you receive for turning in Legionfall War Supplies on the Broken Shore, seem to have a really good chance to drop ledgies, too. That’s where I got most of mine.

Remember that Blizzard added in some bad luck protection, so every time you *don’t* get a legendary, your future chances keep increasing.

You don’t have to worry so much about min/maxing your legendaries, or collecting a dozen of them until you get your best-in-slot. I mean, you can, but at least having *any* two spec-appropriate legendaries is going to be of great benefit to you.

5) Other than that, let’s do our best to actually kill some bosses when we raid this week. The more bosses, the more gear for the guild.

If anyone wants any help at all gearing, Cut is available for whatever you need.

Posted on 6.27.17

Going Down: Goroth

Posted on 6.20.17

Just a test. Ignore, please.

Posted on 6.9.17

First Guild Raid: Nighthold, May 23rd

Alright guys. Taking the various feedback, poll data and other things into consideration, we’re going to give a Tuesday raid a shot. As far as times goes, it’s looking like we’ll do 6pm-8pm server.

We’re setting this first raid for Tuesday, May 23rd to give people ample time to fit it into their schedules. We’re really hoping we can have a lot of guildies there getting gear and experience, rather than mostly pugs.

We’re also going straight to Nighthold, rather than Emerald Nightmare. This is because the majority of people searching for Emerald Nightmare raids want only overgeared speed runs. While this is still true to some extent for Nighthold, it’s a little easier to find like-minded people willing to learn.

I’ll be getting some guides posted here in the coming days, so check back for that.

I’m really excited for us to finally start doing some real raiding together as a guild.

Posted on 5.12.17

Monday Morning Minutiae: Getting to the point of raiding…

Just a few things to discuss in order to get us raid ready:

If any of you have any other thoughts or suggestions, post them up in Discord. Let’s kill some things together.

Posted on 5.8.17

Guild Theme Song Premiering Tomorrow!

As some of you know, your guild leader has been hard at work on what is sure to be the best guild theme song in existence. Look, it doesn’t matter if it’s the only guild theme song in existence, it still counts.

So, check the website tomorrow at 5 server (PST) for the world premiere of:

The Censored Linguists: Best Guild in the World

Get hyped, y’all.

Posted on 4.28.17

Check your in-game calendar for raid day polling.

As a guild with aspirations to eventually get together and actually do some raiding, we need to start thinking about logistics.

First things first,we’ve gotta figure out what days are going to work for the most people.  So, I’ve placed in-game calendar events for each day next week.  Please sign up for the events on all days that would work for you.

Note that this doesn’t mean we’ll be raiding 4 days a week if there happens to be 4 days where everyone can make time for raiding.  It just means we’ll know which days are going to work for the most people so we can start narrowing things down.

Posted on 4.26.17

Cunning Linguistics Returns!

This will be a wonderful place for guild news, such as:

  1. What bosses we’ve recently beaten into submission.
  2. Strategies to beat said bosses into said submission.
  3. Intense speculation about what Galnadir is gonna do when we kick him out of the guild.

You know, all sorts of fun things!

For now, we at least needed a post or two so that we can get things themed and working.  So whether you deserved being exposed to this bullshit fluff piece or not…too late.  Sorry!

Posted on 4.19.17