2005 – 2019: The Guild Turns Fourteen This Year!

posted by Scruffi on June 25, 2019, at 2:15 pm.

Happy impending Poddiversary, guildies! This September will mark the fourteenth year the Pods have been in business (and incidentally the fourteenth year for me personally playing WoW and Scruffi in the Pods).

I think it’s really nice of Blizzard to honor us by releasing World of Warcraft Classic to coincide with this auspicious and momentous occasion. Yes, Classic has a release date now (August 27, close enough to count), and a lot of Classic Pods seem to be very much looking forward to it. We’ve been seeing an uptick in interest in the game, the return of some old favorite guildies, and even some old TavernCasters (I don’t know what they’re up to yet, but I expect it’ll be fun to find out).

The Pods are planning to guild up in Classic, of course. We’re going to need the support and chat if we’re going to slog through all of those slow quest lines and having to run everywhere. Having worked through Vanilla in 2005 (and both of the recent previews/stress tests), there are things I’m going to miss about the modern game while in Classic, but I am looking forward to getting all my old Hunter abilities back. That just might make it all worth it right there.

It’s no secret that we’ve been going through one of the expansion malaise periods lately, so it’ll be fun to get some new life injected into the game and the guild. So hats off to any of you returning Classics, and also to any of you newer noobs who happen to have stumbled in to the Pods as recent recruits.

For the Horde!

Godspeed, Agarda. Always a Pod. In this life, and the next.

posted by Scruffi on March 9, 2016, at 9:28 pm.

Rest in peace, Agarda.

Vale Murray Kennedy, 10 March 1964 to 9 March 2016. He died surrounded by those he loved, and by the thoughts and prayers of those who loved him from afar.

A wonderful man, a wonderful husband and the deepest of friends.

Goodbye mate.

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.


posted by Scruffi on March 1, 2016, at 9:56 pm.


Anyway, the Pods have a (new) Facebook group! Here:


Yes, we had one once upon a time, but it never got used and no one knows who controls the admin of it any more, so I started a new one.

So come on over and say hi! For Pods new and old.


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