Friday the 13th Hearthstone Tourney!

posted by Scruffi on June 3, 2014, at 11:44 pm.

Friday the 13th Hearthstone Tourney!
We’re having another Hearthstone tournament, folks! I had a lot of fun at the last one in spite of the fact that it really was a battle of the noobs ]:)

Very much looking forward to doing this on a more or less regular basis. In this case, you have a couple of weeks (nearly) to jump in to Hearthstone (it’s really easy to learn) and/or sharpen your skills. We’ll be playing with random decks, to keep it simple and fast.

From Cheeba’s forum post:

HELLO HELLO!! This is to be a tourney for all no matter your skill level or deck size.

The idea is that the participants will go to the create a deck page, then pick a hero, and rather then pick any cards you will click the “done” button and the game will ask you if it should fill out the deck for you and click the “yes” button. This way we will all have completely randomized decks and shall commence to do battle.


Escape Pods!

posted by Scruffi on March 13, 2014, at 3:35 pm.

Escape Pods!

Guess what! The Pods have an Alliance sister guild called the Escape Pods. I understand if you didn’t know that or had forgotten – it hasn’t really seen much traffic recently, but it’s been around since Vanilla. It was originally started because a lot of players had started on Alliance before coming to the Pods, so they wanted a place to play with the same people on the Noob Side. Also, it served as a way to do Pod v Pod Battlegrounds in the early days (when you could take advantage of a game mechanic to join a BG as a group, so we could fill both sides of an AV with Pod People).

Such trickery is no longer needed of course. The game has plenty of ways we can meet up to shoot and stab each other now.

But the Escape Pods live on! Currently GMd by Walajut (as Annbeth), and still leveling (currently at 11).

The Armory page is here

The following member toons have invite powers:

Annbeth or Argharna +2 more (Walajut ) GM
Jenjanie (Jenjani)
Tribense (Tribes)
Yib or Wib (Awlhollows ) Representative
Sinwithin (Dravenhart)
Gilnar (Balmer) logs in about every 3-4 months on EP’s
Islah (Zabros) Representative

So! If you have an urge to scrub up and go play on the shiny side of Azeroth, go hang out with your Pod pals in the Escape Pods.

Current State of Pod Raiding in the New Year

posted by Scruffi on January 6, 2014, at 7:17 pm.

So I asked Lokansenna to send me some notes as to the current state of Pod Raiding, et al, figuring I would get a list of days of the week and such. She sent this:

Good Morning Scruffi:

Lollerskates raids on Tuesday nights from 8:30pm(CST/server) until 11:00pm. We are currently working on the last boss in TOT and will be moving on to Flex SoO. Once we get the first wing down in flex, we will start regular mode for that portion as we work on the second wing in flex and continue that rotation.

The Retro raid is currently running on Sunday night at 6:00 or 7:00pm server to around 9:30-10:00 server. We are in Dragon Soul right now working on heroic kills and Achievements to obtain the mount. The Dragon Soul run will continue to run throughout January and into February as it takes a full four weeks to get one of the achievements and we want to include everyone that would like to run.

One of the things about being a Pod raider is that it is geared toward those players that may only get on a few times a week or have busy out-of-game lives. We enjoy gathering on Tuesday evenings for an in-game social hour or two and have some fun downing bosses as we go. As a raid leader I do ask that everyone try to run the LFR version of the raids to understand some of the dance of each fight and give simple explanations of what may change as we move to the flex and regular versions.

If the Pods have enough interest I would be happy to add back in our Friday night raid, which is a continuation from where Lollerskates left off on Tuesdays.

Our raid team is currently in need of an alternate tank in case Cheebatank or Igoar is not available. An alternate heals/dps person to step in and heal on nights one of our healers is out. Two to three dps slots are usually open on raid nights.

If you are the type of person that enjoys playing WoW, but do not have the time to commit to a hardcore raid team, and would like to see the endgame content, come give The Pod People a try.

As we prepare for the new patch release it will be nice not to have to leave the 11th or 12th spot on the bench and bring them with us. It will also be nice to run when we only have ten.

My goal would be to get 12 to 14 regular raiders, as not everyone can make it every week. I would like to get the Friday night raid going again, also with 12 to 14 raiders. Between the two nights, we will hopefully have a group of 20 that will be able to continue on with the new expansion in the works.

I hope this helps provide information on what is happening in the pod raiding world and look forward to seeing you on tomorrow night to wipe TOT off our list.


In summary:
WEEKLY RAID – Tuesday nights 8pm server (CST) (looking for more tanks)
WEEKLY FLEX – Wednesday night, 8pm server (team up with Scotch and Soda, Siege of Orgrimmar)
RETRO RAID – Sunday night s 6/7pm server (Dragon Soul for the mounts and chieves)

So there ya go! The current state of Pod Raiding, January 2014. Happy New Year!

Forum Link!


posted by Scruffi on December 31, 2013, at 3:09 pm.

Not strictly from New Year (I shot this in Sydney back in April, but I figured since Australia’s had their New Year already – Hai Aussie Pods! – it works well enough.

So, Happy New Year, Pods New and Old! Here’s to a year of continued growth, camaraderie, silliness, fun, and general unseriousness in the face of whatever the World of Warcraft brings in 2014!


Poddy Holidays!

posted by Scruffi on December 21, 2013, at 3:39 pm.

Happy Holidays!

Forum thread!