Tuesday with Tarinae 1/18

Welcome back for another installment of Tuesday with Tarinae, the column were you can find out all the latest news in a short, easy to read synopsis! Get the latest info on World of Warcraft, MMOs, small updates on my player status, blog updates, and much more! But you know what you can find here, that is why you keep coming back…right?! So let’s get on with what it is you’re here to read!

Guild Experience

There has been a pretty significant change to the way guild groups can work in dungeons to earn guild experience that seems very positive overall, especially for the smaller guilds who struggle to get 4/5 members.

We have redefined the definition of a Guild Group for 5-player dungeons.

  • If 3 out of 5 players in a group are members of the same guild, they will now be able to complete guild achievements and earn guild experience at 50% of the normal rate.
  • If 4 out of 5 players in a group are members of the same guild, they will now be able to complete guild achievements and earn guild experience at 100% of the normal rate.
  • If 5 out of 5 players in a group are members of the same guild, they will now be able to complete guild achievements and earn guild experience at 125% of the normal rate.
  • Also note that Heroic dungeons offer a 1.5x multiplier on all guild experience earned.

As the guild leader of a moderately small guild, we haven’t hit the daily cap in a while and we are moving towards the halfway point of Level 4, I think that this change is strong and beneficial. It is obvious to see the benefits that big guilds pushing 5/5 members will gain, and even though smaller groups will have to work twice as hard, they still gain the benefits.

As a note, you can always check the full patch notes and these changes are identified in the updated notes.

Genn Greymane

The community site has published a short story as part of their Leaders…Epic Short Fiction Series and in the beginning it is very awesome, but alas I haven’t read all of it as of yet. Click the image for the link to the story. There is also a link available on the original site that you can download the story in PDF format for later and offline reading.

Cataclysm LP

As of January 12, you are able to use iTunes to download and take sounds of Cataclysm with you wherever you go. Blizzard released the soundtrack on iTunes as an LP featuring 17 tracks, interviews, and much more. The iTunes price is 9.99 USD or .99 cents a song. Check out the track list and get the skinny on the other bonus content on the community site!

Login Issues

Last night on Shadow Council, we had some wonderful world lag/freezes. Someone who was technically offline was still chatting it up in guild and trade, people couldn’t dismount, some were stuck casting, and a hodge podge of other weird features were occuring. Shortly after that, Blizzard announced a list of servers that were experiencing login issues and there was no ETA on a resolution. The official update post has a list of all the servers and time-stamped updates that you can check if you were having any issues.

A Friendly Reminder

Well, I won’t keep you around for much longer. I’ve covered a lot of the hippin’ and happenin’ news for the week already but….I want to take a minute to remind you to check out The OverLores and GroupQuest podcasts for this week because I had a blast recording them! I hope you all have a fantastic week!

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