Welcome to the Order of the Ioncross
The Order of the Ioncross is a World of Warcraft Horde Guild on the US Skywall server. We blend a social guild with raiding and high-end gameplay. Our members range in age from late teens to mid fifties and while talent and skills are important, member maturity and social skills are also required. If you are interested in joining us, please review the Guild Charter posted in the General Forum. If you share those goals and priorities, you will probably be a good fit with us. Click on New User on the bar above to submit an application. If you are a little confused about the application, refer to the Application Process post in the General forum.
The Ioncross Gaming Community covers a variety of other games including Ioncross Total War (a Freelancer mod), Eve On-line, Team Fortress 2 and Guild Wars. The community is available at http://www.ioncross.com.
OIC - It's not just about the high score. People mean more than the game.
OK, for real this time!!
Patch 5.4 is almost upon us and I see a lot of old players, and some new, returning to active play. Some of you may be languishing still at level 85 if you've yet to experience MoP and some may not have acquired gear since hitting level 90 and taking a break.
The good news is that it's easy to level from 85-90 with virtually everything from gathering, dungeons, PvP, Pet Battles and quests gives you XP. Rare low level gear for your class is also available at the Auction House as well as heirloom gear. There's no longer any need to follow the old reputation grinds as the new Timeless Isle will drop 496 gear tokens for kills and valor and justice points can be used to purchase a variety of epics. However, be careful if you are a new 90 as the NPCs are tough.
The Timeless Isle is a new direction for WoW as there's as dearth of quests (only 3 and they don't really tell you where to go) but a lot of exploration, solo and group rare kills and gear drops, treasure chests, world bosses, Events and even the occasional (optional) jumping puzzle ;-) There's also a new faction that will allow you to obtain an artefact that makes you hostile to everyone - including your own faction. The usual PvP tagging rules apply on PvE servers, but it should make for some interesting gameplay for those interested - kills in this mode will give you Blood Coins instead of the new Timeless Coins and access to exclusive gear.
If you left before the PvP changes, it may be hard to accept that PvP gear is now just as good as PvE gear at the same item level and you can purchase epic 496 gear for Honor points. Remember you can also convert Justice Points to Honor Points.
Drop rates in the old raids are now increased, but you'll need an average ilevel of 496 to get in to the new LFR.
The new raid is the Siege of Orgrimmar and yes we'll be invading our own capital and finishing off Garrosh deep below Org.
For those who found the previous normal raid progression difficult or frustrating and a big jump up from LFR, there's a new FLEX raid level. It's the raid progression at a level between LFR and normal and allows any number of players between 10-25. It has the same loot mechanics as LFR but rewards higher level gear. Like normal mode it requires a pre-made group and it will allow us to take everyone who turns up on a raid (assuming we have the tanks and healers ;-) There's also no required item level gating so we may be able to gear up new players a lot faster.
Here's a link for gearing up for 5.4
and for the latest changes to your class, here's the last PTR 5.4 patch notes.
As Blizzcon is nearly upon us I've produced a 3 min version of my machinima for the Movie Contest.
Hope to see you all in game!