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!

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.