Mission Statement: Serenity is a hybrid guild composed of hard-core raiders, casual players, pvp'ers, questers, and social butterflies. We are committed to supporting and helping all of our members and their various interests, while providing a competitive and challenging enviroment that allows for end-game progression and achievement.
First thing's first — read the Guild Guidelines! Next, read and sign the Raid Rules, if you're interested in raiding.
OMG. It's that time again! Expansion is upon us and it's time to level like crazy. Are you going to go for realm first for any trades? Going to level up fast as lightning? Ready for some new dungeons, new tradeskills? Is it just time to go fishing?
Everyone, have a great time getting to know the expansion. And get ready to explore some great new instances.
I know that recently alot of people have left guild. This kind of thing happens regularly in WoW. Yes, it is tragic and sad, and we will all miss our old friends. But sometimes change is good. Those who have left us, we wish the very best wherever they go. To those who have stayed, thank you. Cataclysm seems to be based on 10 man raiding, so a smaller guild looks to be optimal. So let's work together to prepare ourselves for the expansion, it's not long away. Let's remember Serenity is about friends and good times. Let's keep the chat PG, the guild drama-free, and the communication lines open. Sneaky is our new GM and will be available for any comments suggestions or issues you all have following the big split. Let's not hide in the dark unhappy.
On a side note -- just to let you know, I will be removing old gone-for-months members (can be invited back when they return, with open arms), and I will be removing most of the alts. This is purely for housekeeping purposes. We will then reinvite any active players' alts back. If you want to send me an in-game mail with your name and a list of your alts, I will not remove them.
Thanks again for your support, and looking forward to a new chapter in this long rugged book that is Serenity.
Rock On Serenity!!
This is a summary of the events that led to Hamrr being asked to leave guild:
Our 25-man progression had stalled. People started bringing alts or switching mains. This was likely the result of frustration with having gotten all the gear and rep on the early bosses on their main. However, all of the alts did not help our progression. We started having real problems filling our 25-man raids. Hamrr started bringing in some pug players to fill out the raid. This meant that we could not use dkp on those raids, and pissed off a number of veteran raiders who lost out on gear once we started getting a little progression again. Hamrr also proposed and implemented a new roll or use dkp system with the intent of making it more attractive for new members. The basics of this new system were acceptable to most guild members, but our new members didn't raid regularly, and we kept having to pug people, do random rolls, and irritate our veterans who had spent many hours earning that dkp. We also had too many nights when we couldn't use dkp because none of the officers could run it. Mea culpa here -- I never made a real effort to get WebDKP helper running on my computer.
Many of our old guard veteran members were angry and disillusioned. Some left the guild and some quit raiding with us. I spoke to several people who blamed Hamrr for the problems. They mentioned his habit of gearing every one of his alts, and suspected him of deliberately doing random rolls in raids to help gear his toons. While I wasn't happy with Hamrr bringing a different toon each week, other people were also bringing in alts. However, Alan became very angry with Hamrr and flamed him and others in officer forums using some very ugly language, and then left the guild. Other vets also left because of Hamrr's decisions and issues with loot. Hamrr started raiding with another guild instead of with us during our raid time. Apparently this came to a head over the weekend. Tiande asked Hamrr to leave the guild in order to bring back/keep our veterans.
However, that decision seems to have been perceived by many of our members we added over the last year as being unfair to Hamrr. They saw Hamrr as an effective raid leader who worked hard at keeping our 25-man going even when things were tough, and was always quick to help out. Was he a saint? Heck no. Hamrr changed mains like I change underwear. However, I feel that he was unfairly made a scapegoat for problems that he had no control over. He was not to blame for the lack of guild raiders that forced a catch-22 between being able to use dkp or not having a 25-man raid at all.
I do not want to see Serenity split down the middle over an issue that can be resolved. The departed members that I spoke to don't want to leave. We all value Serenity -- lets work together to fix this.
Hi everyone!As summer starts and folks travel and wind down before the next expansion and everyone's kids go on break, a lot of folks need to take time off from the game. We've been through this same cycle four years running and though predictable, it's no less of a bummer when raids don't get filled or when your favorite tank, shaman, healer, rogue goes running off to who-knows-what-sunny-locale to get a tan.Regardless, we've kept everything very stable for a while now, and since we're at a calm point, it's a good time to do some promoting, I think.With all that said, I'm happy to announce the promotion of five of our favorite people, Alanardelm, Kirbybutt, Hamrr, Smoken, and Nowhammy to Officer.Ready? Set? Give 'em hell!Most folks will be back for the fall or whenever that expansion comes out. In the meantime, if you haven't gotten out and about, don't forget to get some air while you can. When Cataclysm comes out, don't expect any relaxin'!!
As of late alot of members have been PvP'n more and more. Please feel free to post any new and interesting PvP related info.
Advertise for arena partners, set up premade horde raids, or just a night of Guild premades in battlegrounds!
Hi everyone! If you don't have one yet, please consider getting an authenticator. It gives an added level of protection to your WoW account. There is an actual keyfob authenticator ($6.50) and mobile apps (a dollar or two) that you can buy.
If you've got a iPhone or iPod Touch, the app is free of charge.
For more information, see: http://us.blizzard.com/support/article.xml?locale=en_US&articleId=24986&pageNumber=1&searchQuery=authenticator
Though Blizzard usually gets all your gear back to you after being hacked, it's a huge hassle and takes a while. If you've got the cash, get the authenticator. It's worth it.
Here's how it works: you log in normally with your username and password. A new window pops up and asks for the number showing on the face of your authenticator (the number changes every 30 or so seconds). You enter that number and then you're in. That's it.
Hello to all folks old and new! If you're new to the guild, unfortunately, I have probably not yet met you in Vent or in-game. Hopefully I will be able to at some point. Unfortunately, for the time being, this forum is one of the only ways to reliably contact me. Feel free to message me in this forum with any questions or concerns or just to say hello.
So what happened to me? One day I was happily self-employed, online all day doing dailies, chatting and being a general WoW addict, and the next I was disappeared. Real life got a hold of me and now I have a full-time job. Yep, it's actually that simple. By the time I get home, it's time to make dinner. By the time dinner is done, raid is waaaayyy over and it's time for me to hit the sack.
And then it starts all over the next day.
So, what's to be done? Well...our guild happens to have a great group of officers who are always willing to help and listen and answer questions. Again you can contact me directly or you can go to your friendly neighborhood officer. Don't hesitate.
If you're an old friend, hello and I miss you! If you're a new friend, welcome to Serenity!
For members old and new, we've set up a Serenity Alumni website for all members to stay in touch with each other.
Because Wowstead registration is reliant on wowarmory and only allows membership if you have a toon in the game, we added another site specifically for alumni that has more flexiblility in terms of membership and registration.
Go check it out and register if you want to stay in contact with folks who are no longer in the game. Oh, and spread the word to all Serenity alumni you bump into: http://serenityalumni.guildportal.com
In an effort to begin addressing some issues we've had with alts, today we unlinked a main's dkp from their alt's dkp. Your alt will have to accrue dkp on its own.
There will be more changes coming soon for your input!
We've hammered out some guidelines for guild quitting, in order to make the process more transparent and fair to everyone.
Here are the details:
We hope all the good people of Serenity will be in the guild for the long term, but in the event you quit guild and wish to return, you will need to reapply using the guild application form unless extenuating circumstances exist, to be determined by the guild leader. All officers will vote on your application, as is the standard operating procedure for all applicants, and a decision will be based on that vote.
Please note, you have 48 hours from the time you gquit to reapply to the guild, otherwise you will forfeit both your DKP and rank, which means you start over from scratch with 0 DKP and Inductee rank.
First thing you should do, register.
Second thing you should do, verify your guild membership. Read the Readme in the Forum if you don't know what verifiying means. The forum can be accessed by clicking the Forum link over there to the left-hand side.
Once you're all verified, you'll be able to see a lot more of the site.
Third, just take a look around. Scan through the forum threads. Make sure to respond to the ones that require your response. We've also got a gallery of screenshots — you can add your own personal album. There's a guild bank feature, which lets you see what's in there and even request items straight from the web. The roster is a nice place to check gear and other toon info. The DKP tab has all your DKP information.
If you need help, please feel free to contact any of the officers.