I’ve been trying to throw money at the screen all day long so far!!! So much goodness!!
Hmmm. Not a very interesting title I guess. However, it is a topic that needs to be addressed. I would like to start off by thanking everyone that donates to the bank and helps do the weekly guild challenges to get gold. I would also like to thank everyone that participated in our month-long contest during September and donated mats to the guild. You guys rock!
Secondly, I want to address the guild bank and influx vs. outgoing of gold. Don’t get me wrong, we have done a great job this expansion in earning gold for the bank and managing our supplies, but things are starting to move very fast out. What I mean is that due to all of the new stuff (i.e. Timeless Isle) introduced in patch 5.4 and the lack of BoE epic gear or Patterns to sell, basically the guild isn’t making very much money from the guild perk that gives us 10% of money looted or selling of Epic gear or Patterns. Lets be honest, this is because there isn’t much to loot money wise from mobs on the Timeless Isle and we don’t have to many low-level toons left in the guild anymore. Everyone has leveled, for the most part. Also, except for the past week, no one, myself included, are really trying to do the weekly guild challenges (i.e. Scenario and Dungeon caps) and we are starting to bleed gold. Over the last month we have spent close to 150k gold in repairs, dropping from about 420k gold to (when I looked last night) 315k gold. To put it bluntly, at that rate we have maybe 3 months worth of gold in the bank for repairs. This isn’t counting if we have to buy any mats to craft items for raids, contests, etc. To combat this, Venomon has started a thread on the forums asking for people to sign up to cap the guild challenges each week. Just by doing the Raid, Dungeon, and Scenario caps that brings the guild an easy 7200 gold a week. Which is double what we were bringing in each week. So, if you would like to help with that, either send Venomon an in-game mail or sign up on the forum thread. Also, I would ask that you consider using your own gold for repairs when not involved in guild activities. I’m not going to restrict repairs at this time, but if the outflow continues to dwarf the incoming gold, I will have to do this so that we can still help our raiders repair on raid nights.
That brings me to my next topic, items in the guild bank. Right now, the 5th tab (I believe) labeled “What Here” is free withdrawals, up to your daily limit for everyone except for Pup rank. Feel free to make use of any or all of the items in this tab. Other tabs (ore, gems, flasks, pots, herbs, food, etc) are to build up stores of mats to craft items for our raiders. We currently are supporting more raiders than we every have before, 3 10 man teams worth. And this is awesome! However, this also means we will be burning through mats at an ungodly rate, especially Agility flasks/pots (I’m looking at you Rogues, Monks, and Hunters) and will soon be out of, or are already out of, mats to make these items. I will try to purchase mats if I absolutely must, but I don’t want to have to go that route. It gets very expensive, very fast. So, if as a raider you enjoy having items supplied to you at raid, please consider either donating raw mats for flasks/pots or donating the flasks and pots themselves.
Earlier I mentioned the contest…At the time I didn’t realize how easy it would be to farm up the Noodle Cart recipes and how nice they would be to use for the teams. So, below is a list of the items needed to craft a Pandaren Treasure Noodle Cart which gives you 5 carts of 300 stat noodles to place down.
|Black Pepper||x3||Giant Mantis Shrimp||x5||Tiger Gourami||x5||Green Cabbage||x25|
|Rice Flour||x3||Redbelly Mandarin||x5||Mushan Ribs||x5||Red Blossom Leek||x25|
|Emperor Salmon||x5||Raw Tiger Steak||x5||Mogu Pumpkin||x25|
|Jewel Danio||x5||Raw Crocolisk Belly||x5||White Turnip||x25|
|Raw Crab Meat||x5||Scallions||x25|
|Raw Turtle Meat||x5||Pink Turnip||x50|
Please feel free to donate either the individual mats or the crafted foods they create.
|Mad Brewer’s Breakfast||x5|
|Black Pepper Ribs and Shrimp||x5|
|Chun Tian Spring Rolls||x5|
|Mogu Fish Stew||x5|
|Steamed Crab Surprise||x5|
|Sea Mist Rice Noodles||x5|
Finally, I want to again thank all of you for all you do, and have done for the guild. Without you, this guild would not be here. As always, if you have any questions, feel free to message me in-game or send me an in-game mail and I will do my best to answer your question.
I have recorded video of Lemon teams first four kills and have them uploaded to YouTube for your viewing pleasure.
If anyone else records videos/FRAPS/Streams any of our raids and would like to see them linked on the website, please email me the links at firstname.lastname@example.org