The Company of Hyjal Fri, 09 Nov 2018 07:57:53 -0000 Fri, 09 Nov 2018 07:57:53 -0000 en-us 3600 The Legion Arrives 8/30/16 - TC Will Prepare <p>Posted 06/25/2016 11:11 PM by Scubacuda.</p> <p><div class="ggcode"><p>It's been over a year since The Company &lt;TC&gt; has posted any news. That's primarily my fault, as much has changed for us over the past year and a half.</p> <p>We made progress through Mythic Hellfire Citadel up until we got burnt out and have since ceased raiding for the expansion. Our last status was 9/13 Mythic, which was months ago. But when Blizzard makes a massive mistake of content drought of only 2 raid tiers in an expansion, it's inevitable. Also, we ended up bringing in people that didn't end up fitting in with our core group, whom either left / got kicked or deliberately caused trouble in raids.</p> <p>With Legion on the near horizon about two months from now, we're starting to rebuild our raiding team with old friends from the past and maintaining those who stuck with us through fairly more recent expansions. We certainly will be pursuing raiding into eventual Mythic difficulty in Legion; a few of us have beta access and have been learning up on the changes.</p> <p>More information will be posted before Legion, but until then we are biding our time and enjoying the summer. And as a final reminder, if ANY old TC members from Hyjal are still reading this website, we'd be happy to have you on Proudmoore to reconnect with old friends and players. You don't have to raid by any means, but this game is better with friends as we all know and over the past few months some old, familiar faces have moved over to re-establish those memories.</p> <p>If you want further information, reach out to either Andas (GM) or Scubacuda (Officer).</p></div></p> Scubacuda Sun, 26 Jun 2016 07:11:34 -0000 TC's Savage Heroes <p>Posted 04/19/2015 08:43 PM by Scubacuda.</p> <p><div class="ggcode"><p>The Company has now cleared all current heroic raid content in WoD. We are still looking to recruit more people for Mythic raiding, but now begins the heroic farming until then I guess. :|</p> <p><img src="" /></p> <p><img src="" /> <br /><img src="" /></p> <p>If you'd like to potentially do Mythic raiding with us, please fill out an application on the site or contact one of the officers in-game:</p> <p>Andas (GM), Dorcy (Officer), Hal (Officer), and Scubacuda (Officer).</p></div></p> Scubacuda Mon, 20 Apr 2015 04:43:11 -0000 Status of The Company on Proudmoore <p>Posted 03/22/2015 12:05 AM by Scubacuda.</p> <p><div class="ggcode"><p>Hello everybody. Things have been quiet here on the website since the expansion launched. We've been raiding, just not at the capacity we want to. Just a reminder too for any old TC members on Hyjal that are still there or pondering coming back, the majority of members are on Proudmoore now. Hyjal is only host to a few alts remaining and some who don't want to transfer.</p> <p>For progression, we are currently:</p> <p><strong>Highmaul</strong>: 7/7 N, 7/7 H, 0/7 M. <br /><strong>Blackrock Foundry</strong>: 10/10 N, 10/10 H, 0/10 M.</p> <p>As you can see, we are fully cleared, <strong>save Mythic</strong>, in Highmaul and fully cleared in Blackrock Foundry, <strong>save Mythic</strong>, as well.</p> <p>The Company, or TC, is still looking to recruit for MYTHIC raid content in WoD. We are an Alliance guild on Proudmoore and are currently entertaining applications from all classes and roles; we are keeping everything on the table.</p> <p>A brief history of our guild:</p> <p>-Originally from Hyjal; since 2005. Moved to Proudmoore in 2014 to expand raiding opportunities since Hyjal is mostly Horde now. <br />-Consistently participated in the raiding scene since vanilla within the top 10 guilds combined with Horde, eventually becoming top Alliance guild on Hyjal after WotLK. <br />-Current players in our roster expand from vanilla experience to WoD. A lot of us have seen how much WoW has evolved over the years so we know how to play our classes. We expect applicants to have an advanced knowledge of how their class works and how best to optimize raid performance. <br />-With the evolution of WoW, we ourselves have too. Most of us are in our 20's and 30's. We are not politically correct and we do tend to be quite salty on our Ventrilo server and guild chat. Please do not consider us if you're sensitive, for ALL of us go after each others faults; camaraderie through mockery.</p> <p>RAID SCHEDULE: <br />-Weds, Thurs, and Sunday: 7 - 10:30 PM PST (Server Time).</p> <p>LOOT RULES: <br />-We use EPGP; you earn points to spend on gear as you raid with us.</p> <p>Other rules or standards you can ask any of the people mentioned further down in-game. You can submit an application on our site here OR you may contact the GM / Officers in-game on Proudmoore:</p> <p>-Andas (GM) / Aelexya (alt) <br />-Dorcy (Officer) / Auglin (alt) <br />-Hal (Officer) / Liquidhal (alt) <br />-Scubacuda (Officer)</p> <p>We hope you consider TC your new home for raiding in WoD!</p></div></p> Scubacuda Sun, 22 Mar 2015 08:05:01 -0000 Welcome to Draenor! Please take a number. <p>Posted 11/13/2014 04:19 PM by Scubacuda.</p> <p><div class="ggcode"><p><img src="" /></p> <p>I've never, ever seen a server queue this high before. When I was on Hyjal many years before, we <strong>SOMETIMES</strong> had queues, but no more than maybe a few hundred.</p> <p>If the counter goes any higher, Blizzard might as well just say for estimated time:</p> <p>&quot;Maybe you should go and play another game, perhaps one of ours! I heard Hearthstone is a lot of fun!&quot;</p> <p>At least those who bought the physical collectors edition got three free card packs; I didn't anything good from them. :(</p></div></p> Scubacuda Fri, 14 Nov 2014 00:19:48 -0000 The Company Recruiting for WoD <p>Posted 11/04/2014 12:19 AM by Scubacuda.</p> <p><div class="ggcode"><p>Since the 6.0 patch, The Company has wrapped up its official raiding for MoP. Those of us who were in our raid group have seen the redone Mythic SoO and it's pretty depressing how the system revamps changed everything. We did get Paragons and Hellscream; our lazy shaman got the mount annoyingly. Also Wagon and I are still pissed that we both got heirloom maces when we wanted staves.</p> <p>As MoP comes to a close next week, we look to the future...or in the case of WoD...the past.</p> <p><strong>The Company</strong>, or <strong>TC</strong>, is looking to recruit for Warlords of Draenor. We are an <strong>Alliance</strong> guild on Proudmoore and looking to expand our raiding team for mythic raiding. We are entertaining applications from all classes and roles; we are keeping everything on the table.</p> <p><strong>A brief history of our guild:</strong></p> <p>-Originally from Hyjal; since 2005. Moved to Proudmoore in 2014 to expand raiding opportunities since Hyjal is mostly Horde now. <br />-Consistently participated in the raiding scene since vanilla within the top 10 guilds combined with Horde, eventually becoming top Alliance guild on Hyjal after WotLK. <br />-Current players in our roster expand from vanilla experience (yours truly) to MoP. A lot of us have seen how much WoW has evolved over the years so we know how to play our classes; I still hate Disc personally. <br />-With the evolution of WoW, we ourselves have too. Most of us are in our 20's and 30's. We are not politically correct and we do tend to be quite salty on our Ventrilo server and guild chat. So if you cannot stomach vulgarity or Obama bashing, we probably aren't the place for you. <br />-Our raid schedule has been the same since vanilla: <strong>Weds, Thurs, and Sunday from 7-11 PM PST. That's 9-1 AM CST for you in the Midwest (like me) and 10-2 AM EST on the east coast.</strong> We are looking into the possibility of reducing our raid times by a hour though.</p> <p>If I have managed to keep your attention this far, then perhaps you might want to consider applying. There is a means to on our site, which is how we do filter potential raiders. If you ask about raiding with us in-game, we will ask that you apply on our website. After you do apply, you are welcome to check in with us in-game to the status.</p> <p>People you can &quot;inquire&quot; to about in-game, or ask general questions about the guild, include:</p> <p>-Andas (Hyjal) : He's our raid leader who still hasn't transferred to Proudmoore. <br />-Aelexya : Andas' shaman on Proudmoore. <br />-Scubacuda : Yours truly making this post.</p> <p>We hope you'll consider The Company your new home in WoD.</p></div></p> Scubacuda Tue, 04 Nov 2014 08:19:35 -0000 Laying Siege to Orgrimmar - 12/14 H Siege of Orgrimmar <p>Posted 10/16/2013 10:37 PM by Scubacuda.</p> <p><div class="ggcode"><p><strong>Update 09-11-14</strong></p> <p>Believe me when I say that I don't like that it's been 6 months since our last update. But that's what happens when you have people quit and you reside on a server that has next to zero capable Alliance raiders. It's gotten so bad, The Company was the last major Alliance raiding guild left on Hyjal; any others remaining are casual or PvP-only. PvP-only players have tiny I guess that includes my brother who plays on Suramar!</p> <p>So with that out of the way, The Company has moved to PROUDMOORE! We were thinking Sargeras, but we decided not to because our former tree ran off there. We are now known on Proudmoore as &quot;TC.&quot; The Company was already taken so we decided to pull a card out of The Fabled's book and abbreviate the name. So if any The Company members are still on Hyjal, that's our new home. Our names are pretty much the same except for Liquidhal, which is now just Hal.</p> <p>So having been there, we're recruiting obviously. In the meantime, we did FINALLY kill Blackfuse. Ironic isn't it that we killed him on September 11th?</p> <p><img src="" /></p> <p>We realize that we're close to WoD now. We're hoping to experience Paragons and Garrosh before 6.0 hits. If we don't, well, that's what happens when you go through what we did on Hyjal. Let's hope Proudmoore proves to offer more to us than Hyjal did. Hyjal was a good home for TC all these years, but its time to move on. Goodbye Hyjal!</p> <p><strong>Update 03-30-14</strong></p> <p>Holy shit it's been a while since we've updated this post with a new heroic kill. We've been through a little bit of a rough time with some former members deciding to take their balls and going home elsewhere. Finally we've managed to get our raid roster back in working order, and very quickly, downed a new boss!</p> <p>Before I get to that boss though, I'm going to elaborate on our 3-month silence. While yes, we did have some members leave and some disappear (a particular shaman), the overall reason why we haven't killed anything until today is because of what tomorrow is. Don't know what that is? It's the Obamacare deadline!</p> <p>Like most people, we're procrastinators at heart. So when we realized that if we didn't get a new kill before the day we'd all be signing up for socialistic healthcare, our lives would be ruined and miserable forever. So we banged our heads together and killed Thok!</p> <p><img src="" /></p> <p>We had perhaps the most crippling raid roster to do this with; no real melee DPS and all casters. But we managed to kill Thok after a short amount of time; before our hiatus we only pulled him about 5 times I think. Onwards to Blackfuse...*groan*</p> <p>In the meantime, enjoy all your socialist healthcare, especially my fellow Chicagoans; Obummer is your savior and he also rummages my junk!</p> <p><strong>Update 12-13-13:</strong></p> <p>So much for being spoiled.</p> <p><img src="" /></p> <p>This is one of those fights where if one side fucks up consistently, the other side starts to laugh at the mistakes. My side would be on Mantid and we'd be the cause of the wipes. My side swaps with Andas' to Mogu and then Andas' group causes the wipes a lot. You should be able to tell by now Mantid is the shittier side.</p> <p>Always make sure to give the machine a good kick! We're starting on Thok now;!</p> <p><strong>Update 11-17-13:</strong></p> <p>Starting to get into the true difficulty of heroics now in Siege. Commence the true pain and suffering....</p> <p>We fought against Malkorok.</p> <p><img src="" /></p> <p>Alliance has no real backstory with this guy, but the Horde do. He comes off as a bit of a prick in the scenario in which you meet him. Step into Siege and he's a Kargath Bladefist wannabe with that sword or w/e on his arm. And like I said at the start of this, this is the first of the properly hard heroics.</p> <p>Don't bring his friend at the bottom of the stairs to the encounter!</p> <p>I can't wait to get &quot;spoiled&quot; next week...</p> <p><strong>Update 11-8-13:</strong></p> <p>We've had 3 more heroic kills added to the list since last update.</p> <p>First was Galakras.</p> <p><img src="" /></p> <p>When on normal mode this fight is long and boring. Sometimes if you want to give your healers something to do, allow Fracture to go full duration on one of the leaders. On heroic though, it becomes a bit more lively, but still an agonizingly long fight. Sylanah is so pro, she can easily keep all the NPC's alive. We got that achievement sort of unintentionally because of her healing abilities.</p> <p>Next was the Kor'kron Dark Shaman.</p> <p><img src="" /></p> <p>These two are...nearly...inseparable. You'll see their corpses are a bit far apart; go farther up the hill off to the right and you'll find their make-out spot behind some demolishers. This is a fight I'm sure could be done easily as Holy, but for stupid reasons I went Disc instead to get Sylanah to shut up.</p> <p>And to finish this update batch, General Nazgrim.</p> <p><img src="" /></p> <p>Let loose Gamon off those chains and watch him to go town!</p> <p><strong>Update 10-24-13:</strong></p> <p>Once again two more heroics tonight!</p> <p>First off, the Sha of Pride.</p> <p><img src="" /></p> <p>The final Sha that so many people, for so many months, knew was going to be somehow involved in the end-game. Personally I thought Garrosh would have brought it to Orgrimmar and infused all his Kor'Kron with loads of pride.</p> <p>I did it as Disc and I didn't like it. There is so...much...moving. Also Pac-Man!</p> <p>Next was Iron Juggernaut.</p> <p><img src="" /></p> <p>I can't wait to ride a mini version of this! Also we were in for a bit of a surprise when we didn't realize his enrage timer was 2 minutes off. Oh well, he was still hauled off to the scrap heap.</p> <p><strong>Update 10-17-13:</strong></p> <p>We scored two more heroics tonight.</p> <p>First up, Fallen Protectors.</p> <p><img src="" /></p> <p>Since the old Golden Lotus daily quest hub was blown to bits due to Garrosh kickstarting the Heart, three of those quest givers have lost their minds. I would too, because the Golden Lotus daily progression was perhaps the worst implementation of the daily system in WoW to date. Other factions I could tolerate, but not GL. Glad we put these guys out of their misery.</p> <p>Next, Norushen.</p> <p><img src="" /></p> <p>This is a fun fight because I was able to solo heal it on Normal a few weeks ago. If Blizzard would only give us more Conqueror tokens (and if the fucking coins worked) I could get my 4pc and perhaps considering solo healing on heroic. Shit, if Paragon can do it on Heroic Garrosh, surely I can do it on this fight?</p> <p><strong>Original Post</strong></p> <p>So much for the nice, pretty Vale of Eternal Blossoms. Garrosh has finally fallen off the loony scale and now we're embarking on a journey to remove what was once a whiny, puny orc from Outlands to now the Warchief of the [True]Horde. This journey started in Borean Tundra and will end underneath Orgrimmar.</p> <p>First off, Immerseus!</p> <p><img src="" /></p> <p>He's a gigantic water elemental that has gone mental because of Garrosh kickstarting the Heart in the Vale. Looking at him the first time might give you shivers because his head looks uncomfortably similar to that of an Alien. After wiping off his face and not getting impaled through the head, he handed over a chest and Liquidhal went bonkers for a heroic warforged trinket that dropped.</p> <p>Pro-tip by the way: run through him; it tickles.</p> <p>As always, achievement images as proof of demise: <br /><img src="" /> <br /><img src="" /> <br /><img src="" /> <br /><img src="" /> <br /><img src="" /> <br /><img src="" /> <br /><img src="" /> <br /><img src="" /> <br /><img src="" /> <br /><img src="" /> <br /><img src="" /> <br /><img src="" /></p></div></p> Scubacuda Thu, 17 Oct 2013 06:37:39 -0000 The Company's Hardcore Druid Makes #1 <p>Posted 10/16/2013 10:30 PM by Scubacuda.</p> <p><div class="ggcode"><p>Before we get into the matter of bringing down Garrosh Hellscream, one of our guild members has some bragging to do.</p> <p>Ever since Proving Grounds has gone live, the scene has pretty much been dominated by druids and the random monk. Personally I've only gotten to wave 22 as a holy priest, but our resto druid Sylanah, well, she's done quite a bit more then that:</p> <p><a href=""><img src="" /></a></p> <p>Yes, what you see there is she is #1, beating out anyone in the US and EU. That was taken about 30 minutes ago, so it isn't like it's a month old. I believe she told me it took 6.7 hours...roughly. All the power to you to go that far; I'll be fine if I ever manage to pull off 30 as a holy priest.</p> <p>Be sure to congratulate her and pay Hyjal a nice warm welcome Alliance side with your level 1 alts, showering her with praise or pitiful jealousy.</p></div></p> Scubacuda Thu, 17 Oct 2013 06:30:39 -0000 Better Late Than Never - 9/13 H Throne of Thunder <p>Posted 09/09/2013 09:33 PM by Scubacuda.</p> <p><div class="ggcode"><p>Yes, I know Patch 5.4 is coming out today! I've been an absolute lazy asshole all through ToT and I kept making empty promises to update this site. To be fair, we did lose our site briefly a month or two ago, so that doesn't help. Anyways, I feel it'd just be wise to disclose our heroic progression the day 5.4 hits. I promise to disclose heroic SoO progression.</p> <p>We managed to get 9 of them! These are in order:</p> <p><a href=""><img src="" /></a></p> <p>First off was Jin'rokh. Many people will remember him from the vanilla ZG days, especially paladins since he called them heathens! Many expansions later, he comes back after being given severe 'roid infusions. Our paladins were able to extract their revenge after being slandered so long ago.</p> <p><a href=""><img src="" /></a></p> <p>Next was Ji-kun. Ole bird brain here was a bane for Pinupgirl (he's since quit *sadface*) because he could never catch the egg. Also the taste of regurgitated food isn't that great.</p> <p><a href=""><img src="" /></a></p> <p>Next was Iron Qon. I'm sure I speak for everyone and Qon can take that spear of his and shove it up his ass. Pro-tip...wait for everyone to lose AIDS before stacking unless you want Wagon to scream at you.</p> <p><a href=""><img src="" /></a></p> <p>Up next was Horridon. After a few kills this guy finally dropped his mount that I won; Sylanah is still angry about it.</p> <p><a href=""><img src="" /></a></p> <p>Next was Tortos. Pinupgirl was our Mario until he ran out of lives. Avensora was promoted from Luigi to Mario. I also don't remember how many times Carl fell asleep on this fight.</p> <p><a href=""><img src="" /></a></p> <p>Twin Consorts was next. I don't know if these women could prove to be anything useful besides play-things. They certainly don't look like they can childbear...assuming Mogu are even able to.</p> <p><a href=""><img src="" /></a></p> <p>Here is Primordius. Mutations never felt so good! Even better is mass-rezzing and watching the person fall through the floor to Ra-den's room.</p> <p><a href=""><img src="" /></a></p> <p>Troll Council was next. I really hope there are no more trolls in any future expansions. The troll factions are a horse that Blizzard keeps trying to ride even though its been hauled off to the glue factor and is now in am Elmer's bottle. If anything, Frost King felt out of place here because he wasn't seen at all in Wrath when his own faction was being wiped out. What kind of leader is that?</p> <p><a href=""><img src="" /></a></p> <p>Lastly we downed Megaera. Not. A. Fun. Fight. I have nothing left honestly.</p> <p>I'm not doing one of these mass-bulk updates again...hurts my brain too much.</p> <p><a href=""><img src="" /></a> <br /><a href=""><img src="" /></a> <br /><a href=""><img src="" /></a> <br /><a href=""><img src="" /></a></p></div></p> Scubacuda Tue, 10 Sep 2013 05:33:24 -0000 Overcoming our Fears - 2/6 H Heart of Fear. <p>Posted 02/22/2013 01:03 AM by Scubacuda.</p> <p><div class="ggcode"><p>Making good on my prior word that we'd dedicate a separate news post to Heart of Fear it is! We start off by showcasing our latest kills...two in one night.</p> <p><img src="" /></p> <p>The first of two &quot;lords&quot; died tonight; Blade Lord Ta'yak. They say that you should 2-heal this, but we deviated from the norm and 3-healed it with me Smite / Penance spamming. Higher-end guilds can probably make better use of their Disc priests, but I've been a Smite-spammer since vanilla so I felt right at home...</p> <p>Even though Disc does lesser damage than Holy...</p> <p>Nevertheless, we killed him before he could put out the braziers.</p> <p><img src="" /></p> <p>The other &quot;lord&quot; was Wind Lord Mel'jarak. We once again broke away from the norm on this fight and did things differently. When we first did this fight back on normal, it reminded me of the older days when we used to have incredibly short-fused CC'ers...on trash. Break it and the swear words would fly! Some of those players aren't around anymore, and if they saw this fight and what the CC'ing would entail, swearing at you would be considered polite.</p> <p>Also, &lt;3...the Wind Bombs. I don't think some of my guildmates can say the same about that though.</p> <p><img src="" /> <br /><img src="" /></p></div></p> Scubacuda Fri, 22 Feb 2013 09:03:36 -0000 Scouring the Vaults - 5/6 H Mogu'shan Vaults <p>Posted 11/29/2012 04:02 PM by Scubacuda.</p> <p><div class="ggcode"><p>The Company has come to Pandaria and we've already been well underway with the raiding once again. Going forward we'll only be highlighting heroic kills. We have two to show you now:</p> <p><img src="" /></p> <p>Stone Guards takes us back to the lights of the disco floor. The lights encourage us to keep dancing, moving every so cleverly around mines and puddles, and pulling our partners back to our sides thanks to some chains. We even brought along our Perky Pugs with us to on a few attempts as well.</p> <p><strong>Update - 12/2/12</strong></p> <p><img src="" /></p> <p>Here we have Feng the Accursed. Poor guy has been killed so many times by his own kind, so one would have to imagine what it must be like to lose to a ragtag team of humans, elves, and draenei (other races not allowed) who aren't there for any particular reason. In addition, anything he was able to do, we (well Andas) did better.</p> <p><strong>Update - 1/2/13</strong></p> <p><img src="" /></p> <p>Gara'jal is the first time I have LITERALLY spec'd and healed as Disc in MoP. Suffice to say I had to quickly brush up on my Disc since the last time I tossed out a Penance was heroic Madness. Even pumping out a million raid DPS early on makes this fight really hard to beat enrage. All those sub-1% wipes eventually paid off though. Also Gara'jal, we took that thing you were looking for in the spirit realm.</p> <p><strong>Update - 2/7/13</strong></p> <p><img src="" /></p> <p>It got a little hot this far into the instance, so we took a brief moment to take off all our clothes while killing these 4 guys and pillage their loot. Pro-tip...stack humans; EMFH will be your salvation.</p> <p><strong>Update - 2/18/13</strong></p> <p><img src="" /></p> <p>Algalon thought he was special for being the first boss, let alone NPC, to utilize the unique style of showing the internal skeletal model through a transparent body. Enter Elegon, stalwart dragon protector of a massive engine and already the bitch of 2 of our raiders who took him for mounts. This is once again another fight that is probably doable as Holy, but it's just easier as Disc.</p> <p>*grumble*</p> <p>It's hard to segway into how I mash in the two achievements for this. Holy Toledo It's Good! If you get that reference, pat yourself on the back.</p> <p><img src="" /> <br /><img src="" /> <br /><img src="" /> <br /><img src="" /> <br /><img src="" /></p> <p>Mogu'shan Vaults progression will be kept in this news post. Heart of Fear will get its own as will Terrace.</p></div></p> Scubacuda Fri, 30 Nov 2012 00:02:25 -0000