10 Years of Love and Beer

posted by Scruffi on October 10, 2015, at 4:51 pm.

Happy Poddiversary everyone, Pods past and present! I salute you all for making the last 10 years so adventurous.

Thanks to the Founders, the original podcasters and their audiences, who gathered together to learn the game, to explore, to level, to break the server, to become notorious, and to make such an indelible impression on the World of Warcraft that I still get people saying, “THE Pod people?!” when I introduce the guild.

Thanks to the guildies who have come and gone, who made the forums such a fun place back in the day (even the ones who set it on fire from time to time). All part of the experience.

Thanks to the guildies who have stuck around through it all, who have returned and play with us now. And to the new blood recently joined, I can only apologize in advance.

Noobs, all of you. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Love and beer to you all! But mostly love.



Dark Portal We Hardly Knew Ye

posted by Scruffi on October 14, 2014, at 8:57 pm.

Just hanging out at the Old Green Dark Portal minutes before Warlords of Draenor patch time. /toast

9 Years of Pod Madness

posted by Scruffi on September 30, 2014, at 12:23 am.

First off, thanks to everyone who came out to the Poddiversary Panda Race last friday. it seemed like everyone had fun chattering in Vent and racing through some fun content (that, surprisingly, was brand new for a few folks!). Turned out to be a nice cap-off of the Pandaren expansion, I feel.

The winners, in order:

I’m exempt from prizes, as the GM and event organizer. Tuscan has exempted himself as well because he MADE the prizes for first place and so he already has them all (round of applause for his contribution, please). So that leaves 8 tiers of prizes. Which are in the form of cash (gold) and mounts/pets, as follows:

Priestess: Mount + pet + 5000g
Roxi/Violencia: 2 Pets + 4000g
Gotar: Pet + 3000g
Zabros: Pet + 2000g
Lokansenna: Pet + 1500g
Walajut: Pet + 1000g
Bessie: Pet + 500g
Cheeba: Pet + 250g

The mounts/pets:
MOUNT: Sky Golem
Personal World Destroyer x3
Moon Moon
Sapphire Cub
Chi-ji Kite
Yu’lon Kite
Mechanical Pandaren Dragonling
Feindish Imp x2
L’il Bling
Pandaren Air Spirit
Menagerie Custodian
Mountain Panda x2
Mini Mindslayer
Viscidus Globule

Now, since I have no idea what pets people have I’m going to let each winner pick their favorites, starting at the top of the list: priority goes to the higher winners, so I will be sending an in-game mail to the winners in succession asking you to pick your favorites. So keep an eye out for that.

Thanks again to everyone that came to the Poddiversary – see you all at the Halloween Event!

Poddiversary Events Schedule

posted by Scruffi on September 18, 2014, at 5:20 pm.

Just because it’s Pirate Day and it’s an excuse to get together and do something silly.
Friday the 19th, 8:30 pm server time
Meet up at Booty Bay on the roof where the Pirate Day NPCs are
Bring your Savory Deviate Delight!
If we have enough people, we’ll do some dungeon races or something equally silly.

This is the Big Pod Party – hopefully we get a nice turnout: more Pods = more funs! If you can’t make the 19th, please come to this one!
Friday the 26th, 8:30 pm server time
Meet up in front of Orgrimmar
Bring fireworks!
We’ll be rolling up brand new Pandas (make sure to have a character slot open) and racing to level 10. You can pick any class, so give that some thought ahead of time if you like. There will be prizes and gold awards for winners and participants.
Once everyone’s hit level 10 with their new Pod Pandas, we will take our fuzzy new critters off to a battleground for some Pod v Pod action.
Prizes to be announced.
In-game invites have gone out to all (most?) toons of Pod level or above so check the calendar and accept that invite!

Oh, and there is just one more thing..

Hey, just to mention that this is still a thing, and we’re still offering gold bounties on the remaining class/race combinations needed for this achievement. The guild gets an 8th Vault slot (very useful!) and you get 5000 gold.
AND to celebrate the 9th Poddiversary, I’m raising the bounty to 9000 gold (!) if we get them done by the end of September (yes, that only leaves two weeks or so for the bonus bounties – START!)
Here are the combinations that are still needed:
Troll: Warrior
Pandaren: Warrior, Hunter, Rogue

So there you go! All the updates!

Forum thread for this post is here.


posted by Scruffi on September 9, 2014, at 8:48 pm.

Grats, guys! /champagne
Crazy as it sounds, this guild is now nine years old.

Even crazier, I’ve been here since the beginning and boy has it been a ride. In fact, August marked my own personal 9th anniversary playing World of Warcraft.

And it’s pretty much your fault. I would have quit this game so many times over the years but I kept coming back for the guild, for the people. For the Pods.

As it happens, this September also marks my fourth year as GM – first as an interim position and then as an elected (an eventually re-elected) position.

So, thanks to all of you for letting me do this for so long, and thanks for being a guild and a group of real people I want to keep playing with. I don’t know if WoW has nine more years left in it, but here’s to seeing it through with you guys.


ps. Here’s a forum poll for preferred nights for having an event! Please go and let me know your preference. If you have more than one leave a comment in the thread. Thanks!