17 September 2014
   Welcome to the home of the Highland Warriors
Galakras HEROIC 10 man, dead 05/06/2014 - First real night on this one, and down he goes! not much different from normal but but a fun fight to learn and complete. Great work from everyone, especially the healers. 5/14 now, full steam ahead!
Sha of Pride HC, 10 man, dead 29/05/2014 - First night on this one, took a little while to get to grips with the new dance we had to learn but once we had it, the kill was comfortable. Looking forward to more interesting fights like this. - see kill achive

Welcome to the web site of the Highland Warriors.
The Highland Warriors are an alliance guild on the Thunderhorn(EU) server whose aim is to enjoy the wonderful world of WOW in a fun and friendly guild. We are a level cap casual raiding guild. Our main guild focus is around the people, not the epics and our recruitment policy reflects this. If you are an epic seeking glory boy, Google is here, good luck. If you want to play with friends, have fun in a relaxed adult environment, enjoying wipes and kills, feel free to make an application here.
While we are casual we do still expect our members to work on their stuff and turn up when they say they will, although theres no attendance requirements.

~S~
Windavell


 

News

Legendary cloak quest line to be removed, buff extended - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:00:00 EST

Some pretty big news for the legendary cloak today has been announced. In brief:

  • When patch 6.0.2 drops, unless you're on the quest chain, you'll no longer be able to start the quests.
  • When Warlords of Draenor releases, you'll no longer be able to start the quest chain or complete it. All traces of the quests will be removed. If you have your cloak, it will stay.
  • The Gaze of the Black Prince buff has been extended until patch 6.0.2 releases.
This is good news for those already on the quests and rushing to finish things up... but it certainly puts a deadline on the completion of the chain.

The clock is ticking! Blizzard's full post below.

Blizzard Entertainment
As a part of the transition from Mists of Pandaria to Warlords of Draenor, we'll be making some changes to the Legendary Cloak quest line and ultimately closing it out as players head into the new expansion. Once the quest is fully closed, the item will no longer be attainable, and the cloak will become a symbol of the great deeds you've accomplished in Mists of Pandaria.

With the release of the pre-expansion patch (6.0.2), players who are not already on the journey through this quest line will no longer be able to begin it. We will also be removing the Test of Valor step with patch 6.0.2 as a part of our transition from using Valor as a currency.

Once Warlords of Draenor launches on November 13, the Legendary Cloak quest line will be gone entirely-the quests and the cloak will no longer be obtainable, and any related in-progress quests will be cleared from your log.

But when one door closes, another door opens. In Warlords of Draenor, players will have the opportunity to earn a new Legendary item available exclusively in the new expansion: Khadgar's Band of the Archmage.
The Gaze of the Black Prince: One Last Look

If you haven't yet earned your Legendary Cloak, you still have one final opportunity to make accelerated progress on your quest. Rather than end the Gaze of the Black Prince buff on Tuesday, September 16 (as previously announced), the buff will remain active until the release of the Warlords of Draenor pre-patch (6.0.2). This buff increases the reputation gained with the Black Prince by 100%. It also increases the chance of obtaining items from his foes needed as a part of the Legendary Cloak quest line, including Secrets of the Empire, Sigil of Wisdom, Sigil of Power, and Titan Runestones.

Good luck on your quest, but remember that your voyage doesn't end here. Soon, you'll be setting your sights on the new Legendary item, Khadgar's Band of the Archmage, in Warlords of Draenor.



Legendary cloak quest line to be removed, buff extended originally appeared on WoW Insider on Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Heirloom gold vendors to be removed in patch 6.0.2 - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:00:00 EST

Up until today we were all expecting to be able to purchase heirlooms with gold come patch 6.0.2. This was going to happen due to the removal of Justice Points and Valor Points. However Blizzard has decided to make a change and remove the ability to purchase these heirlooms with gold completely from the game. You'll still be able to get them from other dedicated currency, like the Darkmoon Faire tokens -- but that's a far cry from being able to buy them with Justice Points or gold.

Bashiok notes that this change is due to the new Heirloom system that they're developing, and they don't want to set up bad expectations.

The full post is as follows:

Bashiok
With the upcoming release of Patch 6.0.2, we'll be sending the vendors who sell Heirlooms for Justice Points on a nice vacation.

As you might already be aware, both Justice and Valor Points are being removed as currencies from the game in 6.0.2. As we started to work on new ways to buy Heirlooms, we found that we were setting their value up for a rollercoaster ride. That's because we're also working on a larger Heirloom system for a future patch, and we don't want to introduce an interim pricing scheme that could temporarily devalue Heirlooms or limit how we'd be able to give them out in the future. Rather than make players face buyer's remorse and hand-wringing decisions about when to buy, we're going to give the Justice Heirloom vendors some time off while we work on improving the system as a whole.

One thing to note is that this change only affects vendors that sell Heirlooms for Justice. PvE Heirlooms will still remain available at the Darkmoon Faire and the Trial of the Crusader, and PvP Heirlooms will continue to be available for Honor.



Heirloom gold vendors to be removed in patch 6.0.2 originally appeared on WoW Insider on Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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The main is dead! Long live the main! - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:10:00 EST

In answering a question for The Queue today I realized something; my main is dead, your main is dead, all of our mains are dead. The character that we played the most and distinguished from our alts is no longer a thing. Death Wing didn't kill them, nor did any of Ragnaros' appearances. What killed the main was WoW itself, and its death has been slow and painful.

Along with the death of our mains has come the death of identity in WoW; or at least the severe dilution of that identity. When we lack a single point of reference for Self, we no longer have a tie to reality in which all actions and speech are connected to. This presents a problem at multiple levels, and it's interesting to explore why we got here, what here actually means, and what, if any, solutions there are.

Now if that wasn't vague enough, I don't know what is. Let's dive into things a bit.

How and Why We Lost the Concept of a Main
My main character used to be the one that I play most. I'd stick with it through the thick of things, when I didn't want to run raids anymore, when I didn't want to PvP anymore, when I didn't want to farm mats anymore. I did it on my main and I never deviated. During this time my identity online was connected to this one character (Osullivan, on the realm Eldre'thalas, US). There were things that happened with me where my reputation preceded me, good and bad. My main was who I was.

Continue reading The main is dead! Long live the main!

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The Queue: Battle tags, other classes, lore representation, and best name combinations - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:00:00 EST

Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Adam Holisky (@adamholisky) will be your host today.

This will be my last Queue for the week. Matt Rossi is kind enough to take over while I go out and have adventure.

And by adventure I mean Gandalf. I'm going to pretend I'm Gandalf.

Benjamin asked:

Do you think we'll ever be able to search for characters in the Armory by battletag? Do you think battletags will ever become more relevant than just a more anonymous version of Real ID?

Continue reading The Queue: Battle tags, other classes, lore representation, and best name combinations

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Around Azeroth, Beta Edition: The birds and the bees - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:00:00 EST

Beta tester Zeebu might look fierce on the outside, but like all hunters, he's just a big cuddly pet lover/obsessive animal hoarder underneath it all. When he found Pepe hanging around his garrison while on a break from questing, he couldn't have been happier. Pepe may only be your friend for an hour, but the memories will last a lifetime.

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