These posts are archives of forum / blog entries I made on my EverQuest guild website. The website won’t be around forever, and I wanted the posts all in one place so I didn’t lose them, this blog seemed like as good a place as any.
Truly Naughty Troop Newsletter - Edition 13 - 28th April 2004 Contents 1. Introduction 2. News 3. Upcoming Events 4. Zone-mania 5. Help Wanted 6. Help Offered 7. Useful Links 8. Acronym Buster 9. Messages 10. Feedback ------------ // ------------ 1. Introduction 13 is unlucky for some - but we're not superstitious, and so we decided not to skip the 13th edition and go straight for 14. We're staring 13 square in the face and daring it to cause us problems. We don't expect anything untoward to happen. And now, it's Wednesday, and I can't check EZBoard to find out what's going on - 'cos they're moving all their servers to some other place in the universe. So I've sent out a note saying no newsletter until Thursday. Another long patch for EQ, PoK for all, HOT zones, a new place to kill elves, lots of changes. Let's hope it's a good thing and not a last dying clutch. The newsletter is not a replacement for the board, and more often than not will just summarise something and provide a link - so, go sign up and take part - pub21.ezboard.com/btrulynaughtytroop You've already signed up to get the newsletter, obviously ;) , but I'd like to encourage you to get your guild-mates to sign up as well. The more folk signed up the better. E-mail addresses will be kept private, and will only be used to send out this newsletter on a weekly basis, so it's safe to sign up. Spread the word! If you feel like contributing something to the newsletter, or have any feedback on it, please drop me a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll see what I can do. ------------ // ------------ 2. News Reaver-Mania - as the post says, let the facts speak for themselves - Reavers that respawned off of one reaver: 139, Total time: 1 hour 19 minutes, Jade Reavers looted: 11, Total raid party deaths: 0 - check out this thread - p087.ezboard.com/ftrulyna...=108.topic for more details. There's a message from Deerrunner at the end of the newsletter. HoT Fun - well the HoT raid went quite well. Not many folk there, which always makes it a challenge and everyone worked twice as hard. Loads of plate dropped and a couple of pieces of silk. We even got an elusive Plate Breastplate. Hopefully more folk will have a chance to turn up for the one this coming Sunday - more enchanters required please (gating mobs caused us some problems). [Know someone who dinged something significant? Let me know - I'm not always on (no, honestly) so sometimes don't get to see dingage] ------------ // ------------ 3. Upcoming Events Halls of Testing - Sunday 2nd May - Meeting time: 10am ADT/11am PDT/2pm EDT/6pm GMT at ToV. Be there, kill dragons, get phat loot, go home :) Deerrunner's Great Giveaway - Friday 30th 8pm EST - Nexus, next to Larren. Ganaye left a load of gear for the guild, and Deerrunner is giving it away at this time. Check out the process here p087.ezboard.com/ftrulyna...=183.topic ------------ // ------------ 4. Zone-mania ------------ // ------------ 5. Help Wanted ------------ // ------------ 6. Help Offered ------------ // ------------ 7. Useful Links Handy with a bow? Want to shoot stuff? Check out www.eqrangers.com/ - I've no idea how good it is, what do I know about following animal tracks? Missed the previous edition of this newsletter? Deleted it and want to read it again (to assist with getting to sleep perhaps?), check out the previous editions here pub21.ezboard.com/ftrulyn...troopfrm19 thanks to the Keeper of the Boards. ------------ // ------------ 8. Acronym Buster ------------ // ------------ 9. Messages Deerrunner writes (about the CoM thing), Ok first off this was never meant to become a raid. It actually went something like this. Myself and Gemmie were in PON looking to get Pg 19 of Dark Power for the Cloak of the Wise. Several people were sitting around bored and offered to come help get it. We got that in like 10 minutes. Thanks to all that helped. Then Atrias asked if we could go get a Jade Reaver for his epic and Takenya asked if we could take down a mob in Steamfont for his epic. We headed to Steamfont, Vimhula asked if he could come so we had to make a raid to include the 7th member. We easily took down the barbie in SF for Tak and headed to COM. This is where things got interesting. News got out that we were goin for the Reavers and people started coming out of the woodwork volunteering to come and help out Atrias with his epic drop. Before we really realized what was happening we had 2 groups. We got in and started wasting reavers and more peeps started showing up and we were up to 3 groups. As noted in the previous post, we killed reavers till our fingers bled and still people were offering, and even heading in, to help us out without being asked. All the way up to the time when they stopped spawning we had people inbound to CoM to help. The response was fantastic. I want to thank all that showed up not so much for the great job they all did, and they did do a great job, but for being the kind of guildies that will jump at the chance to help out a guildy. As we say in the Navy, BRAVO ZULU to all involved. Now on a different note as this was never planned or intended to become a raid, and I was accidentally put in the position of raid leader, no loot rules or other plans were laid for this event. I hope that all were pleased with the way we divvied up the loot and how the raid went off but I am sure that some of you would be happy to offer some constructive criticism. Please feel free to do so. I had a good time leading that whole flalex and will probably try to do something like it in the future so any pearls of wisdom you have would be appreciated. And again great job to all of you! You make me proud to be NAUGHTY. ------------ // ------------ 10. Feedback Please feel free to send all feedback about this newsletter to email@example.com. Let me know if you'd like to see any additional sections or content, and if you have any content to contribute. The best way to get content into the newsletter, is to post it to the boards, and I'll pick it up. If you like, send me a pointer requesting it be added, but the board is the first place you should stick it :) If you would like to stop receiving the newsletter, or would like to change your e-mail address, or any other administrative mail should also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org - please remember to include your character name and e-mail address. You can also send me a tell in game as Gnomtrix if I'm on. ------------ // ------------