January 16 – The Burning Crusade expansion released

  • Level cap raised to 70 !!
  • Outland added
  • Alliance Draenei and Horde Blood Elf races added.
  • Eye of the Storm battleground added
  • Jewelcrafting profession added

Fleetfoot spent the early part of 2007 bimbling around Outland trying to find a half decent guild, but mostly having a break from the whole guild scene. There was an explosion of small guilds all trying to assemble ten raiders, so they could access the new 10 man raid, Karazhan, without having to join one of the huge, megalithic, 40 man raiding guilds who were still trying to become one of the 3% who accessed the Naxrammas 40 raid.

March 24 – Fleetfoot joins XSS. Bovigor and Typoid, the GM and main tank of Burning Phoenix, post support in application thread. Good guys.

  • XSS – (Extremely Stoned Soldiers) lasted for about a fortnight with me in it (incidental, honest). The guild leader decided to split his guild in two, taking the “best and  most committed” raiders and forming Mythos.

April 05 – Fleetfoot /ragequits XSS after being “told off” by an officer.

  • An officer gave me with a formal warning for using a “name-lame”, I asked if my mate “Shave-anus” (the GM, Shovanis) had been on. I thought he was an idiot throwing his weight around, but as he was a real life friend of the GM and his wife (also an officer) what are you gonna do? /ragequit

May 22 – Patch 2.1.0d

  • The Black Temple added

July 21 – Fleetfoot joins tiny The Darkest Hour – a guild run by a 14 year old who liked my style (what an endorsement) and promoted Fleety to officer . I told him not to joint raid with another guild. They poached a tank and two or our best geared raiders and dumped us. How are we going to rebuild the GM asked me? We’re not, you are, I’m off.  /ragequit

I may have joined a few other guilds. I was never afraid to join a group, stick my head in the door and see what a place was really like from the inside.

August 3–4 BlizzCon

  • Wrath of the Lich King expansion announced

September 27 – Patch 2.2.0

  • Voice chat introduced. [LOL shit now, shit then.]

November 13 – Patch 2.3.0

  • Zul’Aman added
  • Guild Banks !!
  • Mudsprocket quest hub added to Dustwallow Marsh (but still a unmitigated shit hole)

 

December 27 – Fleetfoot joins Sacrilegious Savages (unfortunate acronym) and steals entire roster for new guild. I almost, almost, made my own guild. I joined a nice little outfit of slightly older gamers: Sacrilegious Savages. The GM went into a nerd rage as we wiped on Attumen (in Karazhan) again. I called him a spoiled little boy and made him /ragequit not only the raid but the guild.

2008

JanuaryWorld of Warcraft gets to 10 million subscribers globally

March 19Fleetfoot fails to create Blood Stained Savages and loses new guild to another. The SS GM disappeared off line for a couple of weeks (a long time in a casual raiding guild) so I suggested that we should all quit and create a new guild. We quit SS and created a guild with the name I had come up with: Blood Stained Savages. In a moment of madness, with no main tank, I agreed to tank and raid lead with poor Fleetfoot. Somehow we managed to completed Karazhan and after we finally downed Prince Malchezaar I fancied giving DPS a try. I cleared the instance again with my warlock, Ruta. Nathrazen Mindblade –  get in! A watershed moment as I decided tanking was out and Ruta would be my new main.

March 25 – Patch 2.4.0

  • Isle of Quel’Danas added
  • Magister’s Terrace added
  • Sunwell Plateau added
  • The Shattered Sun Offensive begins.

August 14Fleetfoot /ragequits Blood Stained Savages amid gear related nerd rage. One night in Karazhan, we’d struggling to get ten people until I invited two friends of mine along to make the numbers up. The tier gloves dropped at The Curator! One of the officers, Cezaria@Dragonblight was loot master and said she was going to pass them to one of BSS as it was a guild run. Hang on, says I, my mate should at least get a roll, he’s doing us a big favour and we said nothing about loot only going to guildies at the start. I vividly remember Cez saying “Watch me now” as she passed the tier token to her boyfriend. All hell broke loose. My mates quit the raid.

It is always out of order to use Master Looter to ninja loot. I told Cez in very direct terms (fnarr) what I thought of her and /ragequit Blood Stained Savages. I don’t care about purple pixels, but I do care how people are treated.

August 21 Wrath of the Lich King cinematic released.

September 15Wrath of the Lich King release date announced to be November 13, 2008

October 14 – Patch 3.0.2

  • Achievements
  • Inscription
  • Barbershop
  • Several changes were made to the gameworld to prepare for Wrath of the Lich King:
    • The original Necropolis of Naxxramas removed
    • Dalaran removed
    • Alliance boats rerouted
    • Stormwind Harbor added
    • New Horde Zeppelin Towers !!

October 23

  • The Zombie Infestation heralds the start of the Second Scourge Invasion

November 10

  • The Scourge begin regular attacks on Stormwind City and Orgrimmar

The Burning Crusade in a Minute by Wowcrendor

November 13 – The Wrath of the Lich King expansion released.