24 July 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


 

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WoW Archivist: Patch 1.11, Shadow of the Necropolis - Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:00:00 EST

This article was originally posted September 13, 2011. With the release of Hearthstone's Curse of Naxxramas, we thought it would be fun to look back on the initial release of Naxxramas in World of Warcraft. The original publication of this article also included the patch 1.11 patch notes, which we've removed here. If you're interested in seeing them, time warp back to the original.

Patch 1.11 included the original 40-man version of Naxxramas, which was the final raid zone of classic World of Warcraft. The game had seen no expansions yet. While we all knew it was coming, the idea was still foreign and nebulous to players who had limited prior experience with MMOs. "Green is the new purple" was something nobody grasped yet. Naxxramas was seen as the true pinnacle of raiding in classic WoW ... and in some ways, it's still seen that way by WoW's raiding veterans.

The trailer for Shadow of the Necropolis is probably the first patch trailer I remember in vivid detail, as it's one of the first patch trailers in which Blizzard tried to tell a story. Previous patch trailers showed off new bosses and new environments completely without commentary, merely showing off pretty pictures set to new music from the patch's soundtrack. Shadow of the Necropolis slowed things down a bit, showing you some of who Kel'Thuzad was in life and how he came to be lich lord of Naxxramas. Patch trailers have continued to build on what patch 1.11 started.

Let's take a look at what else this patch held, shall we?

Continue reading WoW Archivist: Patch 1.11, Shadow of the Necropolis

WoW Archivist: Patch 1.11, Shadow of the Necropolis originally appeared on WoW Insider on Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Iron Skyreaver 40% off this week - Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:00:00 EST

The Iron Skyreaver mount, first released back in January, is 40% off this week. If you're willing to spend $15.00 USD, you can get a taste of Iron Horde aesthetics in advance of Warlords of Draenor. Go ahead -- we won't judge you.

Iron Skyreaver 40% off this week originally appeared on WoW Insider on Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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The Queue: Hearthstone classes, maintenance, cinematics, and weapon names - Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:00:00 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.

Good afternoon, Queuers!

Sorry this Queue is late, some stuff came up that we had to deal with today. But fear not, we've got a Queue full of goodness for you today.

Dustin asked:

How likely is it that Blizzard will release a Death Knight class for Hearthstone? Curse of Naxxramas is the PERFECT place to include it and I feel it is sorely missed from the line up. Also, who do you think would make the best hero to represent the class? I'm leaning fairly heavily towards Darion Mograine, but Thassarian would be neat as well. The Lich King, while an amazing choice, seems like he is too high ranking of a lore character to be used.

Continue reading The Queue: Hearthstone classes, maintenance, cinematics, and weapon names

The Queue: Hearthstone classes, maintenance, cinematics, and weapon names originally appeared on WoW Insider on Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Warlords of Draenor: Goodbye, sacrificial demon to my demonology - Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EST

In yesterday's changes to Warlords of Draenor we saw one of my most beloved spells be removed from a Warlock's demonology spec arsenal: Grimoire of Sacrifice. My Warlock relied on the Grimoire to take care of all his evil ministrations, and whenever he needed to kill something and get that blood urge out of him, his demon was always near by. It's amazing the thing never turned on him.

As far as the reasoning behind its removal, Blizzard has this to say:

Blizzard Entertainment
We were unsatisfied with Grimoire of Sacrifice for Demonology. Fundamentally, it did not fit Demonology's theme to sacrifice their pet, full time. We had toyed with ideas where it acted as a temporary cooldown for Demonology, but have decided to replace it with a new talent, which is more theme-appropriate, and fits well against the competition in that talent row.
  • Grimoire of Sacrifice is no longer available to Demonology Warlocks and has a new talent, Grimoire of Synergy in its place.
  • Grimoire of Synergy: When the Warlock or their demon deals damage, there is a chance to trigger Demonic Synergy, granting the other one 15% increased damage for 15 seconds.


Personally I think the change makes sense, even though I enjoy sacrificing my little demon. As to the Grimoire of Synergy, it makes sense too, but looks to be a lot less fun. It almost feels like an old-school talent too, which is interesting given Blizzard's move to get rid of straight up increases.

Update: Clarified that this is about the demonology spec.

Warlords of Draenor: Goodbye, sacrificial demon to my demonology originally appeared on WoW Insider on Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Around Azeroth: Sweep me off my feet - Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:00:00 EST

"Dear Blizzard: Seriously, guys," grouses submitter submitter Arugadh of The Brotherhood of Iron on Wyrmrest Accord (US-A). "Forget Garrosh and Draenor already. When are you gonna give us a chance to fight whatever the heck is underneath our farms that sends up all the demonic tentacles?" That's a very good question. I assume that beneath our farms lies a much lazier version of C'thun, who is totally content with having a few tentacles cut off every day by thousands of adventurers.

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Around Azeroth: Sweep me off my feet originally appeared on WoW Insider on Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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