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Challenge Mode: Realm Record!

Temple of the Jade Serpent Realm Record
Realm Record! – click for a bigger version

Huge congratulations to the challenge mode team – last night after much hard work (and swearing) they scored the realm record fastest time in Temple of the Jade Serpent! Well done to Yosok (Bannox), Smead (Nok), Orang (Tree), Panduh (Anj) and Xinju (Zesh).

Now, just 8 more to go? 😀

War Machine Presents: Naked Raiding!

On Saturday 1st of February, we will be trying something new. Naked raiding has been talked about in guild before, but usually meaning raiding while naked in real life. While there’s no rule against doing that, this isn’t what this event is about.

Naked Raiding
War Machine Presents: Naked Raiding!

So, what is Naked Raiding? Naked Raiding will take place in an older raid, such as Karazhan or Molten Core. The exact raid will depend on numbers. Once we’re all there, this is what will happen:

  1. Get naked. In-game. That means take all your gear off, weapons and trinkets included. You will be permitted to wear a guild tabard if you so desire, but nothing else.
  2. Start raiding!

As the raid progresses, gear will drop. When gear drops, everyone who can use that piece of gear will roll on it. The winner of the roll will then put that piece of gear on immediately. The more things we kill, the more loot will drop, and the more easily we’ll progress through the raid. The winner will be determined by the person with the most gear at the end of the raid.

So what do you get for winning?


If you win first place – if you’re the person with the most gear at the end of the raid – you’ll get to choose your prize from one of these two options:

  • Your choice of one of the shiny pets from the Blizzard Store
  • Or, if pets aren’t your thing, One Thousand shiny pieces of gold from the guild bank.

Sounds like fun, huh? So sign up! The event is on Saturday 1st of February at 8:30pm server time and is in the in-game calendar now, sign up on whoever you want to bring – no gear restrictions (obviously!) but I would advise bringing a level 90 – better survivability when naked.

War Machine’s Demotivational Poster Competition

The competition is now closed – thanks everyone that entered! We’ll be doing the judging this weekend.

Notice for all!

It has come to our attention that despite managements best efforts, there is still some positivity within War Machine.  As you know we’ve done some great work with the ‘No fun on progression night’ policy and the even more popular ‘Plan to fail’ seminars (thanks Chili).  In spite of all this it seems there are still some pockets of resistance in the guild.  This type of behaviour needs to be eradicated immediately.

To that end we’re running a competition.

We want your best demotivational poster.  We at War Machine are dedicated to seeing our members lost and down trodden and to help with this cause we need as many demotivational messages out there as possible.

Posters will be judged on three main criteria:

  • Originality
  • Humour
  • Quality

There are a few rules however:

  1. Only in game screen shots will be accepted
  2. All posters must fit the standard format of a demotivational poster. If you need help making one, this handy generator might do the trick.
  3. Only one entry per person
  4. No inappropriate content including language
  5. Must be your own footage from in game (no grabbing from someone else’s work)
  6. All entries must be sent to both and

You can work together as a team if you choose (although teamwork is highly discouraged at War Machine we’ve found we can’t stamp it out completely) but it’s still only one entry per person.
If you would like to see an example of what a WOW demotivational poster might look like this:

Pants Off Raiding

Three Frost Tombs


  • 1st Prize – 5,000 Gold
  • 2nd Prize – 2,000 Gold
  • 3rd Prize – 1,000 Gold

Good luck to you all.

Bannox & Dakhan
Positively leading through negativity

Everything Is Better Naked

War Machine presents “The Running of the Virtual Bulls!”.  Unfortunately due to censorship issues and a none too polite email from our marketing team we are unable to divulge any of the activities for this event.  Suffice to say fun times will be had by all (plus we don’t want to tell you because that’s how we get our fun!).

The event kicks off at 8:30pm ST on Saturday 3rd of March. Register your interest on the event in-game (one signup per player please).

Get Ready for The Amazing Race!

After much planning, the first ever War Machine Amazing Race is only a few weeks away. Guild members should’ve received an invite in-game with more details – if you didn’t, this is what it said:

We at War Machine in conjuction with Legion of Light cordially invite you and one other to attend the AMAZING RACE! To be a part of this fun night simply complete the application form on the War Machine website ‘’ no later than Wednesday 2nd November 10PM server. The event will start approximately 8:30pm server time on Sunday 6th November 2011 and will last approximately 2-3 hours. Details will follow receipt of application.

To sign your team up, head to the application page.