Well, as always we're a bit late with the frontpage update, but that's something that will hopefully change soon, as Im taking the job of assistant TR news reporter!  My name's Iggy and I've been the resident SK here in TR for the last several years.  Whether its tanking, kiting, dps'ing, or screaming at our tanks in chat, I do it all here!  I'll try my best to keep our front page from getting dustier than Ormus's bootlocker in Afghanistan~

Now that we've got that settled, its time to dive into the new expansion! Veil of Alaris launched on the 15th and we wasted little time, dropping the starting raid in Argath on the first night!  This raid puts you up against the largest golem known to Norrath.  A few arrows to the face from some giant balistas, a couple of floating matchbox cars underneath his feet, and this golem slipped up and dropped his guard.  He called in some reinforcements and giant turd mounds to AE us, but in the end he dropped quickly, left us 4 armor drops, and whole slew of loot.  

Up next for us was tier 2... Sarith.  We got jumped by the Armies of Sarith and the Hadal, but it was nothing our trusty SKs couldn't handle.  Our warriors got some practice providing underwater CPR to some oversized Jaws replicas, and some much needed practice with their harpoon guns, and then we made our way to the giant shell.  While I was hoping to find my hermit crab I lost in the 4th Grade, I was sadly disappointed to realize that not only is Hermy gone... so was any challenge in this final encounter.  We smashed the High Priest, his hadal cronies, and his cheap tidal clone buddy.  Again, we were rewarded with 4 armor drops, and a pinata of loots.


Finally in this tier we met up with our old pals Rallos & Sol Ro.  We were sad to hear that they couldn't get past the 2nd level of GeoDefense on their iPhones, and needed our help.  Luckily we decimate at that game, and setup some archers to ARRRRROOOOOOOWWWWZZZZ the hell outa their intruders.  Adetia called in some heavy hitters from the bronx, and tore through the Heralds shield and his face in seconds.  Rallos & Sol Ro were so happy they hooked us up with some prizes for our troubles!

So thats pretty much been it so far in VoA.  We've been farming these raids and maxing out our Trapper Keeper 5000s until we reach T3... see ya then...

Attention Druids of Norrath!!!  We do not frequently have druid openings, but right now we are looking for TWO druids to join our ranks.  We're looking for druids who are eager to play, are available for our raiding schedule:  7:30pm - midnight EST, 6 days a week, no Fridays.  If you have at least 2500AA, and love to play the game and raid... we want to hear from you.  Send luclin.adetia a tell in game, or fill out an application here.


as you go into the world, know that we are proud.  we are thankful for men like you.  we will remember you while we are apart, and do all we can to ease the distance.   know that you have our full support.  know that we will undoubtedly miss you.

we are behind you, every step of the way; when you are lacing up your boots, and when you end the day and rest your head.  where you go, we go too; in spirit and in heart, lifting you up in our prayers, in our thoughts.

know that we are waiting, with smiling faces and open arms, for you to  return safely to us.  just think of all the short jokes we'll be able to dream up in six months, and how you won't be able to help but smile as you groan when you hear them :)

we'll keep your little chair warm and the home fires burning.
wing your way across the world safe, brave, and strong!

In an unexpected move, Sony has quietly offered (I can't find any announcement anywhere) some free boosts via Legends of Norrath, greatly elevating their promise of a make good solution.  Be sure to check out the LoN game for 8 free packs + a Loot Card!  Most tankly folks are picking up this little guy... Idol of Talendor, which sits in your house looking very la-dee-da while offering 45 AC 150 HP trophy tribute.  To my understanding, you can choose any loot item from the most recent expansion pack for LoN.  Heavy melee dps classes may want to look at Dragon War Mask.


Kudos to SoE for establishing identity theft protection services for some customers outside the United States.  Lets hope that this trend continues and you offer something similar to say, people in Canada!  The service isn't ready yet, but more details will come.  For those of you that have been hiding under a rock, this service comes on the heels of a 12 day outage following Sony's failure to protect their customer data, which hit several European countries the hardest, leaking not only their customer's identity information, but apparently their actual bank account numbers.


We had our first night back of raiding since the servers came up last night, and we cleared Sanctum in one night for the first time ever -- I'm sure we could have done this before, however we've always chosen to split the task into 2 evenings to give us more to do through the week.  We decided this week to get it cleared since we're already behind lockout wise due to the outage.  Now that the servers seem stable, we will, for a limited time, be accepting applications again to do a bit of roster rounding.  We are currently looking for a few new faces to join in on the remaining lengthy farm of House of Thule. Eager to find a home with a guild that has a longstanding track record of excellence that has also stood the test of time? Township Rebellion Recruitment is officially open!!

We are currently looking for:

* 2 bard, * 1 cleric, * 1 enchanter, * 2 rogues, * 2 shaman

We have filled applicant openings in most other classes. However, we are always looking for exceptionally talented applicants in any class, so if you feel you have what it takes, we may consider you. In most cases it will be very likely that you will be asked to reapply when we have openings.

We look for all of our potential applicants to be:

* Level 90
* 1500+ AA
* Bonus points given towards those who have put in time developing their character through quests, improved augments, clickers, flags, and keys.

We currently raid from 7:30pm EST to ~midnight EST, 6 days a week with Fridays as our designated off day.  If this does not mesh well with your lifestyle, then we are not the guild for you.  We will be having additional days off during farm time, however when new content is available we fully intend to return to raiding 6 days a week -- if you cannot meet this expectation, we are not the right guild for you.

We will only even consider high playtime individuals with the flags, AA and gear to back it up. You aren't high playtime if you only have 100aa, so please don't waste our time. While flags and gear are negotiable for the right candidate, there is no substitute for playtime.  As I always say, gear and AA can be fixed, but I can't hit the play button for you.

For more information, please check out our application forum.

Well, the dust has settled, and it appears that EverQuest is back to stay (or at least until the next security breach because the folks over at SoE didn't bother to update!) To read Sony's announcement regarding the restoration of services, click here.

Sony has also publicized their "Make It Good" program, henceforth known as the "Make It Not Really All that Great" or "Make It So-So", they announced the following programs to attempt to make up for the fact that the servers were down for almost two weeks:

*  Firstly, as a Station Account holder in good standing, you will receive 45 days of game time (30 days plus 1 day for each day of the outage) added to your Station Account. This game time applies to any game you have currently or previously activated on your Station Account.

In addition to game time, current Station Access subscribers (with accounts in good standing) will receive 500 Station Cash.

EverQuest®: A series of events, including Double XP, Double Rare Mob Spawns and Double Faction Gains

Now before those of you that insist on carrying the We <3 Sony banner no matter what start your protests, consider that none of the above do ONE BIT for those of us who you know, actually played their game when it was up, and are max xp with most if not all our quests/missions/tasks/etc complete. 

Let's get real:  The biggest loss that the 12 day outage represents to a good many people is the LOST OPPORTUNITY to clear our lockouts again.  So, one really successful, winning solution to this issue would simply be to offer 1 piece of Sanctum raid gear to EVERY SUBSCRIBER.  Quite frankly, as a member of a guild that has completed the expansion, if you give it to casual people.  Wouldn't bother me in the slightest, and a gesture such as this would be an EXTREMELY good way to recapture good faith amongst your followers while costing you nothing.  In fact, most people wouldn't even care anymore and you'd be unlikely to lose any EQ customers even though you failed to protect our personal information, and in some cases our credit cards and BANK ACCOUNT NUMBERS -- which is, in my opinion, perhaps the most eggregious affront of the whole thing. 

Also, take care of your international customers.  They suffered perhaps the worst breach, yet your only identity theft protection program is for your American customers.  Surely Sony and SoE can do better then an embarassingly poor solution to a serious problem.