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Welcome to Wreck List!

Kaels a posted Jun 23, 11

Thanks for stopping by the website of the Wreck List, the unofficial guild of the Daily Kos community. We are a big, friendly, stable social guild that raids. In fact, we are also usually near the top 10 for ten person raid progression on our server according to Wowprogress and Guildox. We've done this well with a relaxed attitude that puts fun first, while sticking to our principles. If you would like to find out more about those principles please read our Declaration of Purpose and Principles.  If you are interested in becoming a member of the Wreck List, please put in an application by visiting our recruitment page.


Please read this thread for information about installing Mumble, guild vault access, and our mandatory chat addon, GreenWall. If you are a new member and are unable to view the thread or do not have sufficient permissions to view the thread, this is likely because (1) you have not yet associated any of your guilded characters with your enjin username; and/or (2) the enjin / battle.net information has not yet synchronized. If you need help associating a guilded character with your enjin username, please read this thread. If you are still having problems, please whisper Taymage or Taymatt in-game or send him a private message here on the enjin site.

Heroic Blackhand Dead!

Taymatt a posted Jun 16, 15


Good news all, Team Kaels has defeated that rat bastard Blackhand on Heroic difficulty!

As I described last week, we have been collaborating with real-id friends who were also in a bit of a low-attendance situation. This allowed us to one-shot Heroic Blast Furnace as well as Blackhand on normal difficulty. After mostly doing our own thing on Tuesday, we spent Thursday working on Blackhand together. Although we didn't get him then, we got some good practice and were able to kill him tonight.

Ahead of the Curve feats of strength for all!

What's up next you ask? We might have a fun run on Tuesday, but nothing serious until Hellfire Citadel. :)

Papagenia Yaaaaaayyy!!! Grats you guys!

Blast Furnace

Hello all, we are still around! Let me give you an update about Team Kaels. It's been nearly a month since we defeated Iron Maidens. I described some of our changes in raid composition, including a tank switch, but time has not been kind to Team Kaels. A combination of real life and Blizzard-induced ennui has led some additional losses, largely in ranged dps. Our remaining warlock, the always upbeat Lynera, had to unfortunately stop playing the game due to real life. We miss him and hope he is doing well.We have also lost a mage or two, a death knight, and probably some other classes. We also had to take an entire week off because that darn Sipsy was gallivanting all over the country looking to secure housing. ;)

The bottom line is that while we started off this expansion at about 17 or 18 raid members in Team Kaels (hoping to get to 20 for Mythic), we now have only 12 or 13 raid members. This has been very difficult, especially given our losses have recently all been dps. It means that one or two of the healers is essentially always having to dps. Kaels has quite frequently gone shadow, but lately, we've been having to two heal, and the burden has all-too-often fallen to Catlateral to go Boomkin. This low number of raiders is also apparently very bad for some of the bosses, despite Blizzard's insistence that Heroic is balanced for all sizes between 10 and 30. Blast Furnace is one of those bosses, and is unforgiving at our raid size. This past week, we even had a couple of members volunteer to sit out to try and help tweak the numbers. We don't like doing this, and it didn't really help in any event.

This is not an easily solvable problem either: unless members of Team Kaels have liberal friends interested in playing WoW and willing to apply to the guild, there is nobody to add to the team. With the possible exception of a few new guild members, I believe all of those who have expressed interest in raiding are already part of another raid team in our guild.

Tonight, the trend appeared to continue. We had only 11 raid members online at raid time. So we decided to try something different. A real-ID friend of me, Kaels, and Sipsy had casually made an offer to try and pug a few Heroic bosses together. Her raid team had similar progression, and we were short-handed, so we decided to take her up on the offer.Her raid team had more members than our team, and she decided to fill all the way to 30 people. The experiment was very fun for all of us, and was a success. We wiped a few times on Iron Maidens, but we killed them. We then promptly went and one-shot Heroic Blast Furnace. It was very exciting for all of us. Unfortunately Catlateral had to leave a bit early, and Corwyn / Ladonna logged on late, after the raid had been filled to 30. As such, they didn't get to be in on the Blast Furnace kill. :( But this was all new to us, and we will be sure to reserve spots for them next time!

The collaboration worked so well, we plan on taking one day next week to work on Heroic Blackhand together!

Baelzebabe Sorry to hear about your membership woes. I think team PM sank to about eleven at one point, but we're back up to a hea ...
Papagenia This collaboration seems like a great solution to the problem. Team PM has lost several people as well, who I had to sc ...
Hyunkel The worst part in losing all these great members was that none of them were hunters! D:

Iron Maidens

It's been a very long time since Team Kaels has had any news regarding progression, largely because of big changes in the raid composition plus some absences. Our paladin tank Ninotchka is taking a well-deserved and fully-understandable break from the game. One of our warlocks (Carune) has graciously switched to his druid tank (Gromn). We've spent some time gearing Gromn, as well as at least one returning member and some alts.

Despite all of these changes, we've managed to fit in a handful of progression days, and it paid off last Thursday. We were finally able to defeat the Iron Maidens on Heroic difficulty. Our first progression boss with the new composition, yay! 

Onward to Blast Furnace! 

Operator Thogar Derailed!

Taymatt a posted Mar 26, 15

Operator Thogar

With plenty of time left in the evening after downing Heroic Kromog, Team Kaels went after Operator Thogar and his annoying trains on Heroic difficulty. Many of us have become used to the fight on Normal, so we had an idea we might not have too much trouble on Heroic. Turns out it wasn't too bad. Well, it was better than Kromog anyway and took less attempts. :) 

Our next progression boss will likely be Iron Maidens. And just because I feel like the real boss in this encounter is not truly Thogar, here is a picture of one of his damn trains:

Train! Move!