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Foghladha
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Posted On: 03/07/2011 at 10:25 AM
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Hey Everyone,
As we bring Warhammer Online's Chapter to a close I'd like as many of you as possible both past and present to share your favorite moment in Gaiscioch Warhammer Online History. Share videos, photos, stories or whatever. Lets remember this game for what we loved about it!

Foghladha

Videos From Our Past:

Battle for Badlands:


Reverse Wedge Ambush:


When There Was A WAR in Warhammer


Farewell to Phoenix Throne:


A Keep Take Under 3 Minutes:


Battle for Badlands Tier 1:


Tier 2 Battle for Badlands:


Tier 2: Battle for Badlands - Vampiresbane vs Buckyoufuddy


» Edited on: 2011-03-07 10:30:05

» Edited on: 2011-03-07 10:57:44

"It's not the loot and accolades you walk away with, it's the memories and friendships that you cherish forever." - Foghladha
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Aethenbrior
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Replied On: 03/07/2011 at 11:50 AM PST
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My most memorable WAR moment...I'm not sure when it happened. But I know that we were still in Phoenix Throne. I think it was around the beginning of Summer 2009. That's when we locked Two Fortresses and we finally got into The Maw. That night was the most fun I had with you guys.

Supposedly, that was my last night with WAR. I canceled my account earlier that week. So, when we finally got that final zone lock, around midnight, the game kicked me out because my sub expired. I turned my room inside afterwards to find my credit card to re-sub. I also called in sick (for the first time in 3 years) to work that night because it was already so late.


» Edited on: 2011-03-07 11:50:37

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Donaliam
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Replied On: 03/07/2011 at 12:13 PM PST
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I have a few fav moments from War. The best was a defense at Passwatch. 3 WBS of Order vs 2-3 WBs of Destro. 1 WB hid in the tavern in the Passwatch Court Yard while the other waited inside the keep. We let Destro take out the outer and when they began to siege the inner, Ben called for the 2 WBs inside to go out the postern and flank each side of Passwatch. We slammed into the Destro and as they ran they met the 3rd Wb from the tavern. 2-3 WB of Destro wiped out on about 12 seconds.

I have to say anytime we ambushed and caught Destro off guard were my Favorite moments.

This was also good... My suicidal run into the Caledor Destro Warcamp



Still think I got Pretty far :)

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Taoiseach de na Arach Glas
Foghladha
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Replied On: 03/07/2011 at 12:45 PM PST
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The Badlands Farewell:


The Phoenix Throne Farewell:


The December 2010 Tuatha:


The Tuatha In Their Rightful Place


Trinity Night


The Tuatha April 2010


The 2009 Tuatha

"It's not the loot and accolades you walk away with, it's the memories and friendships that you cherish forever." - Foghladha
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Melosiar
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Replied On: 03/07/2011 at 01:01 PM PST

While I wasn't actually part of the family at the time, I did have a lot of fun joining you guys for the Trinity T2 & T3 raids, and honestly, each one I went on was full of epic win. I've actually ended up having a memorable moment on each of my three characters...

I believe it was during one of the Trinity events while playing Arvelen, my Shadow Warrior, I offered to stand watch at Gnol Baraz. The rest of the raid was working on breaking down the doors at Thickmuck, but we were expecting Destruction forces to show up. They ended up right on my doorstep, and I was able to get quite a few kills in with the oil before getting stabbed in the back by a Witch Elf... They broke down the first doors and I ended up back at the Warcamp right as the rest of the raid arrived, and we swept in behind them and wiped them out.

I was thrilled to get "Bolster Defenses" on my Slayer, Brexar, but putting it to use was always tricky as the minute you go through that postern door, you're in enemy territory, usually alone. During one raid though, not once, but twice (once at Stoneclaw, and once at Passwatch) somehow I managed to survive long enough, mowing my way through to the gatehouse, and take out the person manning the oil.

Lastly, while I know that this is a story told by tanks and Warrior Priests everywhere, but that makes it no less memorable for me... I was playing my Ironbreaker Kerik, and while I don't remember where or when, and really it happened time and time again... I would pair myself with a Warrior Priest and we were always the last 2 people to die in sort of a "Last Stand", as Destro swarmed around us.

Of them all, playing the Ironbreaker has been my most memorable thing about WAR, to the point of heavily influencing the lore that I wrote for my dwarves, as well as influencing the composition of my Fantasy Battle Dwarf Army - I've got 25 Ironbreakers now, with the hopes of expanding to a full 100 for 4 squads marching down the field.

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Shoooootin
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Replied On: 03/07/2011 at 03:10 PM PST

I cant pick just one memorable moment, there are just too many.
The great thing is that i have one memory from each tier that makes me happy, one from defending BV for like 3 hours, one from defending passwatch outnumbered by 2 warbands, and every time we got through BC was memorable too haha.

And I cant wait to play another RvR game with you guys it really makes the game much more fun!


» Edited on: 2011-03-07 15:13:11

Also like to give a shoutout to Ox, whenever he saw me yelling SHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTIN in guild chat haha

» Edited on: 2011-03-07 15:13:51

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Dargron
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Replied On: 03/07/2011 at 08:20 PM PST
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So many great memories, despite all the bugs and all the frustration it's been a magnificent 2.5 years with WAR. A few highlights...

* My first times exploring each of the myriad of hidden corners of the Warhammer World Mythic envisaged. Mythic's art department outdid themselves, and as someone who has a history with the Warhammer tabletop game going back to the early 90's, it was magnificent to get to emerse myself inside a distinctly Warhammer landscape and in particular get to see fully realised architecture, camps and scenery that Games Workshop themselves would almost never get around to. As a Dwarf player, my first time exploring the inside of the massive Barak Varr Hold in Barak Varr, and blowing my way into the secret Dwarf Hold in Death Peak.

* Facing off against the Shadowclan Guild in RvR in the early days of Ostermark Server. The Shadowclan were awesome foes. They were exclusively Greenskins, stuck mostly to the Dwarf/Greenskin pairing, and were frequently out in the RvR lakes in the days when "realm pride" was the only incentive available for attacking/defending keeps. What's more, the Shadowclan and their leader Ahz had the same mentality to RvR as Foghlada - they frequently employed these unheard of things called ambushes and tactics that kept the battlefield new and interesting. I learned so much about what RvR should be about (as well as a crash course in Engineer survival) from those early days of constantly locking horns with the Shadowclan. I still have fond memories of Azh (a Black Orc) personally punting me into the rafters of the Lords room in Fangbreaker one siege, from where I was able to reign destruction of the destro below in relative safety... for a short while.

* The Witching Night, WAR's first live event. Suddenly, everyone had incentive to enter the RvR lakes and I got my first real taste of proper, full scale RvR (instead of small skirmishes involving a warband at most per side) in Black Fire Pass, and it was magnificent. That first time, seeing a Great Unclean One entering the battle was also a highlight.

* Encountering the Trinity Raids for the first time on Phoenix Throne. As someone who had encountered much frustration just trying to find open warbands, and when leading myself, trying to get communication from other warbands in order to rally some kind of co-ordination between them - the Trinity Raids were a breath of fresh air. I never knew when or where they would be, but I was ingame often enough that I usually caught them all the same. Getting lumped in the artillery warband with some of my favourite players like Brewgus, Mystriss and Gregelf was icing on the cake.

* The dying days of Phoenix Throne in general. Great friends, great foes. Phoenix Throne went before her time, and I'm convinced Fogh's Battle for Badlands Event plus our strong community could have begun to pull numbers back into the server if left for another month or two. The lower population meant that I probably knew 1 out of every 4 players I encountered in the lakes, whether it be friend or foe. The lower population also inspired some of the best fights and battlefield tactics, and meant that every single player was important to victory.

* Heraclious - perhaps the most fun commander I've ever had the pleasure of following into battle. The guy would set up the Domination lock, and after half an hour of waiting for those counters to tick down to the last seconds to victory, would declare that the keep wasn't claimed (or other similar nonsense to panic people the moment victory was assured). I also fondly remember passing him in open RvR one time in opposite directions, clicking on him to emote a /salute or /toast as I passed, and as he dissappeared over the hill noticing his health bar suddenly dropping dramatically. I race back to him just in time to rescue him from certain death at the hands of Ceelee (The most deadly and persistant Witch Elf I ever encountered in 2.5 years of WAR - if Heraclious weren't a Warrior Priest I'd never have reached him in time).

* Mystrii organising an all-Dwarf warband for fun in the dying days of Phoenix Throne. It was fantastic to see and take part in. Since the very first day of WAR, I'd dreamed of seeing an all-Dwarf army in the field (none of the Dwarf specific Guilds had the numbers to manage more than a couple of groups at a time), and I'm grateful to Mystrii for opening up that opportunity.

Many more memories to add, but that's enough text wall for now. ;)

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Celebtyr
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Replied On: 03/08/2011 at 06:20 AM PST
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Most memorable moments... For me it probably was a hour and half long defense at Spite's Reach... :)
It all started with me joining a pug that Metalhead was leading, and given we've had shared a couple pug leaderships together, i ended up with the lead tossed in my lap when he logged.
As usual, the pug was in the std "whatdowedonowwhereto" mode, so, after looking at the map, and seeing that Spite's had just fallen, i took the WB there to retake it, as it was granted there would be destro waiting for the tick.
We took it back, after some good 15 minutes pounding at the door, and decided to sit there and wait for the tick. Well... Destro really wanted the tick back, for they kept coming back time after time, and in increasing numbers. By then, /t2 was bursting with activity regarding the siege, so, unfortunately, we ended up with another full WB joining on the defense.
I say unfortunately, because the PUG i was leading was an increadibly organized one and responded promptly to my commands. No small merit to the reputation Gaiscioch had on the server as massive siege wreckers, as some of the guys put it in :)
Anyway, my WB listened. The other, despite their leader trying his(her?) best to coordinate, didn't.
End of story, thanks to that, there was always some Einstein that fixed the door about half way down the countdown, and with two and a half WBs of destro stuck at the hole (i've never understood why, given they did have more people...) we ended up having the Dtick reset on us more times i care to recall.
By then, the keep had been fully upgraded, altar and all, which we had put to good use twice.
So, after the last reset, i sent in all caps on all channels "The next reset because you can't be bothered to leave the door alone until the tick is over, i take the claim out of the keep."
Well, that worked wonders. No one had any illusions as their capabilities to hold against destro without the benefits of a 5 star keep, so, after one hour and about forty five minutes, we finaly got a *very* fat tick, at which point i withdrew the claim, or i would risk bankrupting Na Nuada's coffer single handed... :)

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