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Ring0
07-02-2011, 09:11 AM
Welcome to the first GDKP in Cataclysm. You might remember us from previous hell holes like ICC or Trial of the Crusader. If you've never participated in a GDKP before fear not. We are having a clean start with the new expansion - Our goal, as before, is to make gold through raiding. You bid gold for items looted during a raid, and at the end of the run all the bids are tallied up and split between the participants.

We have a GDKP channel set up: simply type /join GDKP. This channel tends to attract competent players and even entertains intelligent conversation/decent dungeon runs.

1 - Where can I find information on GDKP?

Elitist Jerks: GDKP (http://elitistjerks.com/f15/t77416-gdkp_run_discussion_spread_your_server/) is the de facto source of information on GDKP. Chances are any questions you have are in that thread, and the first post condenses all the interesting parts.

GDKP raids are done on 25-man to maintain higher competition for items, and thus larger pots. GDKP will also be running Baradin Hold throughout the expansion as battle times allow, so you can count on having a successful run for your character every week instead of having to risk a PuG.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions regardless, or drop it in the GDKP channel.

How much should I bring to my first GDKP?

The more gold you are willing to spend the better. A good starting figure for a new joiner is ~20000g. This really isn't much of a concern as you will easily acquire this amount by reaching level 85 through normal means.

As you participate in GDKP you will accrue larger and larger sums of money, eventually far surpassing that which a new character can bring. Note that all I am interested in is how much gold you're willing to spend on items, not what you possess in total.

How much do items cost?

It depends on the item, and the competition for it on that run. Generally speaking though you can expect to grab some gear for anywhere between 5-10k, while the very nice items go for much, much higher than that.

In the past we had a minimum bid and a raise, to speed things up and to avoid low pots. For the most part this is a formality as items don't go for minimum bids until just before the next tier of content comes out, but it'll still be there.

* All armor pieces will start at 2000g.
* All weapon slots (includes wands & relics) will start at 3000g.
* The minimum raise for items is 500g.

What gear level do I need?

In case you haven't noticed things have changed a bit. In order to join GDKP runs you *will* need to be prepared to raid. In other words we can't take your rich freshly dinged alt. We're not in ICC nor are we an organized guild group, so we can't afford under performing players. We also won't have carrying mains that aren't raiding due to the Cataclysm lockout system.

There will be zero tolerance in this regard for the first tier of content, and judging by the difficulty trend of raids probably the remainder of the expansion.

The minimum gear requirement is a heroic-level, raid-ready character. Your character sheet will read an average item level of 342 or higher. You might even have more than one epic item from reputations/archaeology/BoE already.

--- Higher priority on invites will be given to the most prepared characters. You have two weeks from the time of this post to be that person.

How well did you guys do in the past?

Well, at the end of WotLK GDKP we were among the best GDKPs worldwide in terms of progression, as well as pot sizes.

Icecrown progress: 10/12 on heroic.
Record pot: 341300 gold (13652g per person).
Record bid: 51000 gold (Dick-in-a-Box - Cchelios).

Additionally due to the overwhelming interest in the runs there was a second group on Saturdays, as well as another group on Sundays. Although as the expansion came to a close so did our runs I'd say we did pretty well. Even my most modest of noses cannot remain entirely untickled by the sweet smell of incense.

Okay! How do I sign up?

Reply to this thread with the following information:

1 - Character Name
2 - Class & Role. If you have a good secondary spec you are willing to play do add that as well.
3 - An armory link to your character.
4 - How much gold you are willing to spend, or specific items you are after if you've already acquired most of what you wanted.

Ildiroen
Kenpachi
Myr

Ryosei
Ignorance
Mizitram
Qupar
Slumber
Velonna

Okamii
Ringstar
Nanti
Stocker
Sinistera
Beton
Gwynin
Torrhen
Twiggii
Mumblez
Heleanorae
Czart
Piviata
Alliss
Magicshroom
Rosanigra

Ring0
07-02-2011, 09:11 AM
Raid invites will be done 30 minutes before raid start. You are expected to be inside and ready to go at 15:00 PM - If you need to be summoned arrange for it before this time. If you're going to be late and know in advance please notify me. Raids will end at ~18:00, give or take a few minutes, you can expect to be out of the instance with your earnings by 18:10 most evenings.

Flask and food usage is not compulsory but very much encouraged, especially during our first raids and during harder bosses. If you're arranging Cauldrons do so before we start pulling trash, and definitely before we get to the boss.

No random AFKing during the raid, especially during trash. We had enough delays from people doing this during Sindragosa trash - No more standing still in a pack of mobs to hide. I see all and I will be checking the log for trash activity as well. If you need to go away or have an emergency let me know so I can arrange to carry on with the raid. In short, no more slacking. If you can't perform on an assignment and repeatedly fail your pot will be forfeit/replaced. Tolerance on this regard has gone down significantly. We are here to earn gold and any social niceness only extends so far as your ability to participate. ~3 repeated mistakes and you're out, so know your class, read up and min-max your character. Lastly, no drama. Trying to stir up shit will result in you being sent somewhere where you can do just that all day. Any personal issues are to be resolved in private and not affect the running of GDKP raids.

I'm scared. What do I need for my first raid?

People in GDKP aren't monsters, but we don't mess around. You need to come fully prepared to the best of your ability. I'm not requiring you to buy every 20k BoE epic on the AH, but I need to know that you've prepared your character as well as yourself by playing him in several heroic dungeons.

- You must be fully enchanted. High-end Maelstrom Crystals enchants aren't necessary but every single slot that should have an enhancement applied must be.
- Average item level of 342 is the *minimum* to get in. There will be no carrying in GDKP.
- Rare gems in gear, meta gem activated. Uncommon/perfect uncommon cuts are unnaceptable.
- Glyphed, as well as correct reforging when needed. If you are not already aware raid boss hit & expertise caps are higher than those in heroics. This is doubly important for classes that can interrupt.
- For an extra boost utilize potions, especially double potion trick. Cataclysm potions are much more potent than you might have been used to in WotLK and provide significant bonuses for longer periods of time. They are also relatively inexpensive to have crafted.
- You will be required to perform tasks outside of your normal 13323111 rotations. Get very familiar with: interrupting, dispelling (especially DPS classes), purging & spellstealing, kiting & using snares.

Special emphasis on interrupting, as there's a lot of it in this content tier and cast times are on the faster side of fast. You can get plenty of practice for this running heroics or playing online mini-games (http://www.fetchfido.co.uk/games/reaction/reaction_test.htm).

Make sure your target's buff & debuffs are clearly visible. Ideally I do not want to be calling out when you need to purge, dispel or spellsteal something because that means it's not being done in time.

- Specific bosses (Magmaw, Maloriak, Halfus, etc.) also benefit from being familiar with Multi-DoT or cleave-style damage dealing, or have periods of increased damage taken. It would be to your advantage to be familiar with these mechanics, when they happen and how your specific class should spec or play to benefit from those, instead of waiting for me to go through a general overview of the fight on the night of the raid. Players who excel in this regard will be blessed, those who do not will have rocks thrown at them.

- It won't kill you to actually know the bosses before the raid. I will be explaining regardless, and handing out of specific tasks will be done during trash to minimize waiting time before pull. This means you won't get a great deal of time to ask basic questions - I am assuming that you have bothered to read or watch a video, so don't be "that guy".

Okay. I think I'm ready.

Great! Let's go kill stuff.

Ring0
07-02-2011, 09:14 AM
For this first raid you have two weeks to prepare your characters. A more extensive list of what will be expected will be amended shortly.

The raiding list will be done by me on the evening of Friday the 18. You have until then, so don't be afraid to post your characters armory in advance.

Ring0
07-02-2011, 09:17 AM
Ringstar (http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/character/shadowsong/ringstar/simple)
Feral Druid
~300000g

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Alliss (http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/character/shadowsong/alliss/simple)
Fire/Frost Mage
~20000g

Ryosei
07-02-2011, 10:03 AM
Ryosei - Holy paladin

http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/character/shadowsong/ryosei/simple

Enough gold to spend

Will try my best to gear all the gear going before saturday, should be fine.

Aska
07-02-2011, 11:34 AM
Hurray here we go again! ;D

Okamii
Rogue(Assasination)
~30k
12/12 experience on main.
http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/character/shadowsong/okamii/simple

Feihcretsam
07-02-2011, 12:16 PM
Ooooh my... goodluck

going 25man?

Xirasis
07-02-2011, 12:33 PM
Ooooh my... goodluck

going 25man?
was going to ask this too :)

Sruk
07-02-2011, 01:34 PM
was about time! :)

Sruk (http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/character/shadowsong/sruk/advanced)
Affl Warlock
~15000g

Ring0
07-02-2011, 04:48 PM
It will be 25-man yes, added to first post :)

Nasuarda
07-02-2011, 05:14 PM
is this going to be a mix between BoT, throne of the four winds and BwD?

Ring0
07-02-2011, 06:30 PM
Yep. Also depending on battle status we will go to Baradin Hold, so please don't get your alts saved on that week. If we don't have it I will organize a run later that same day, the idea being that people can count on a steady successful Baradin Hold for their alts, especially later in the expansion when more bosses are added, as well as GDKP benefiting from controlling access to tier pieces :)

inacup
07-02-2011, 09:59 PM
Slumber (http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/character/shadowsong/slumber/advanced)
all kitted out for either Tanking or Healing.

No spending more than 10k, still sorta low on gold since cata launch.

Xirasis
07-02-2011, 10:45 PM
bah 25man's, have to count me out for now :(

Torm
08-02-2011, 10:10 PM
Will have to sit this one out due to an untimely death in my GF's family.

Hope you lot kick arse and take names so we're ready for next week :D

Nasuarda
09-02-2011, 04:17 PM
bah 25man's, have to count me out for now :(

Since 10 and 25 share the same lockout, i am curios as to why it matters? :)

Leafroy
09-02-2011, 07:59 PM
Yay we are back... /does the gdkp is back dad type dance..

Magicshroom- fire Mage

30k to spend dependant on time/ah and wife spending my gold like its water.. Maybe more only time will tell.

Kenpachi
10-02-2011, 04:17 PM
About time!

Kenpachi - Blood dk

Loadza moneyz

Xirasis
10-02-2011, 05:47 PM
Since 10 and 25 share the same lockout, i am curios as to why it matters? :)
my laptop can't handle all the spell details (even when set low) in 25's, but runs fine in 10's. (Cataclysm Patch broke it for me)

Ring0
10-02-2011, 05:52 PM
Ignorance - Healing

Sinistera
10-02-2011, 06:37 PM
Sinistera (http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/character/shadowsong/sinistera) - Unholy MS / Frost OS (with Chillblains for le kiting)
Parvatii (http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/character/shadowsong/parvatii) - Enhancement MS (with 5s cd on interrupt ofc) / Resto OS

~30k ish for the start, prefer to come on my DK

Restor
10-02-2011, 09:20 PM
Beton - fury warrior (346-359 prot, but i'd rather not ;p)
http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/character/shadowsong/beton/simple
~30k to spend

and

Czart - destro warlock
http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/character/shadowsong/czart/simple
~25k

kyochi
10-02-2011, 10:16 PM
Glad to see this back! Looking forward to getting involved

Gwynin
11-02-2011, 09:54 AM
I'd wish we still had seperate 10/25 lockouts, would love to come along :(

Nasuarda
11-02-2011, 10:55 AM
can't join this week

Eowżn
12-02-2011, 02:58 AM
1 - Character Name: Mizitram
2 - Class & Role. Resto Shaman
3 - http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/character/shadowsong/Mizitram/simple
4 - I'm willing to spend 20k on items :)

I was in several GDKP runs as ele in wotlk :)

Ring0
12-02-2011, 04:46 AM
Spread the word around. One week to go so get going with preparation if you haven't already. Again do *not* get saved to Baradin Hold for the coming reset.

Updated second post with further information on requirements and tips on getting ready.

Makki / Gomster
12-02-2011, 02:53 PM
Back again with a new char :)

1 - Character Name: Qupar
2 - Class & Role. Restoration Druid
3 - http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/character/shadowsong/qupar/simple
4 - 20-30k or something, all depends on so many things :)

lorlad
12-02-2011, 08:31 PM
Mumblez
Boomkin
Ilvl 342
30k

ildiroen
13-02-2011, 11:42 PM
Ildiroen - Resto druid/feral bear.

Resto ilvl - 349.
Feral ilvl - 352.

Will bring 20k.

Forgot armory link: http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/character/shadowsong/ildiroen/advanced

Berlinn
13-02-2011, 11:44 PM
Character Name: Twiggii
Class & Role: Balance druid ilvl 347

Got about 20-25k to spend

Since armory is finally functioning again:
http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/character/shadowsong/twiggii/advanced

Seviel
14-02-2011, 08:03 AM
Character Name: Seviel
Class & Role: Blood DK

50k to spend.

Rosanigra
14-02-2011, 07:26 PM
Character Name: Rosanigra
Class & Role: Fire mage ilvl 352

~30k to spend

Kregsteri
15-02-2011, 10:31 AM
1. Velonna
2. Resto/Elemental
3.http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/character/shadowsong/velonna/simple
4. 50k

1. Kiyomi
2. Prot pally
3.http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/character/shadowsong/kiyomi/simple
4. 50k

Nantus
15-02-2011, 07:53 PM
Nanti
Combat Rogue
iLvL 350
http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/character/shadowsong/nanti/simple
15-20k

Ring0
16-02-2011, 02:12 AM
Okay looks like we have enough to get going. More sign-ups please & ask around regardless. Three more days to gear up if you haven't already.

Stressing one last time: Don't get saved to Baradin Hold this week.

Any questions not covered in the first two posts I'll be happy to answer.

Anwamanė
16-02-2011, 06:07 AM
Can't come this saturday, but just want to say that its nice with GDKP-runs up and running again! :)

Will bring boomkin when she is 85 and ready, so be aware!

Canute
16-02-2011, 02:46 PM
its back! \o/

Character Name: Canute
Class & Role: Prot or Fury Warrior ilvl350-ish

Got about 20k to spend and know tacs for all bosses.

Torrhen
16-02-2011, 05:52 PM
Torrhen
Hunter
iLvL 350
http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/character/shadowsong/torrhen/simple
40k

Elettrosega
16-02-2011, 08:45 PM
Electrojuice
Protection Warrior
ilvl 351
http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/character/shadowsong/electrojuice/simple
15k

Edit: Im not able to make it this weekend :( Good luck!

starglow
16-02-2011, 09:08 PM
nice here we go again

1 - fekil
2 - rogue assassination.
3 - http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/character/shadowsong/fekil/simple.
4 - around 30-35k

Seviel
17-02-2011, 12:24 AM
Update there, I can bring my DK or Shaman.

Character name: Heleanorae
Class / Spec: Elemental Shaman
Ilvl: 359

50k to spend.

Zeoste
17-02-2011, 01:03 AM
Zenjix
Holy/Ret paladin
ilevel 350
http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/character/Shadowsong/zenjix/simple

20-30k

Gwynin
17-02-2011, 10:48 AM
signing with ze main character since I missed guild raid this week around :)

Character Name: Gwynin - http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/character/shadowsong/gwynin/simple
Class & Role: Warrior, fury spec
Avg level gear: i355+'ish

Gold : 50k+

Tommy
17-02-2011, 12:55 PM
Tommy
Shaman - Restoration
iLvl 348
http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/character/shadowsong/tommy/simple
20K

Sruk
17-02-2011, 08:15 PM
got to cancel, need to go to a funeral. hopefully will be there next week good luck.

Nasuarda
18-02-2011, 08:54 AM
My plans got changed, so now i am available to join:
Gannol (http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/character/Shadowsong/Gannol/simple) paladin tank(350)/dps(347)

Piviata (http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/character/shadowsong/piviata/simple) mage (fire/arcane) 349 ilevel

can spend 50k

As i sidenote,since i didnt think i would be available, i got Gannol saved to BH, but not Piviata, or my main (priest), sorry about that part :(

Stocker
18-02-2011, 12:14 PM
I'm able to bring my main this week.
Stocker (http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/character/shadowsong/Stocker/simple) retridin 352 (and equally geared holy offspec)
bringing 40k

Also signing up for Myrgthe as:
Myr (http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/character/shadowsong/myr/simple)
prot warrior 345 (fury offspec)
bringing 40k

Vilddyr
18-02-2011, 04:44 PM
I can bring either:

Kakerlak frost Dk ilvl 352
http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/character/shadowsong/kakerlak/simple

Krondyr sv/mm Hunter ilvl 349
http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/character/shadowsong/krondyr/simple

Will have about 30-35k to spend.

Ring0
19-02-2011, 04:03 AM
List is up, see you in a few hours!

Kregsteri
19-02-2011, 04:07 AM
Not that I really would mind, but you have both my toons on that list of yours Ring, so you're going to have to pick one

Kiyomi+Velonna that is:p

Nasuarda
19-02-2011, 06:22 AM
Sruk is also on and he cancelled. I would like to join as dps, mage or pala or tank (pala):)

lorlad
19-02-2011, 09:21 AM
Not that I really would mind, but you have both my toons on that list of yours Ring, so you're going to have to pick one

Kiyomi+Velonna that is:p

You cant tank and heal at the same time?


BAH!!

Vegelus
19-02-2011, 09:24 AM
The raiding list will be done by me on the evening of Friday the 18.
I see what you did there!
(yep, the usual thing)

GL!

Leafroy
19-02-2011, 09:25 AM
Not that I really would mind, but you have both my toons on that list of yours Ring, so you're going to have to pick one

Kiyomi+Velonna that is:p

Solution..Learn to multi-task like a woman. Job done!

Ring0
19-02-2011, 01:14 PM
Ah I thought it was a friend of yours. Updated post: Ildiroen & Piviata in for tonight - Those that aren't picked please stick around on the GDKP channel or remain contactable in case of replacements opening a spot for you.

Ring0
19-02-2011, 05:33 PM
#[Blackwing Descent] Raid Log #
======================
Valiona (10:46:30): 8000 + 3000 + 6000 = 17000
Argaloth (11:07:36): 2000 + 2000 + 11000 = 15000
Magmaw (11:34:07): 18000 + 2000 + 2000 + 2000 + 4000 = 28000
Toxitron (12:15:15): 8000 + 13500 = 21500
Twilight Soul Blade: 25000
Crimsonborne Firestarter (10:02:14): 15000
Halfus Wyrmbreaker (09:51:24): 2000 + 21500 + 6000 + 11000 + 10000 = 50500
Theralion (10:46:38): 24000 + 6500 = 30500
Magmatron (12:13:05): 8000 + 3000 = 11000
Arcanotron (12:12:06): 6000
----------------------
Maelstrom Crystal: 4
======================
Gold Pot (25 members): 219500 gold
8780g per person
======================

# Loot Log (Boss) #

>> Valiona (10:46:30)
[Daybreaker Helm]
>><Myr> 8000g
[Fang of Twilight]
>><Nanti> 3000g
[Drape of the Twins]
>><Qupar> 6000g

>> Argaloth (11:07:36)
[Vicious Gladiator's Footguards of Meditation]
>><Mumblez> 2000g
[Reinforced Sapphirium Greaves]
>><Stocker> 2000g
[Firelord's Leggings]
>><Alliss> 11000g

>> Magmaw (11:34:07)
[Incineratus]
>><Magicshroom> 18000g
[Leggings of Lethal Force]
>><Krondyr> 2000g
[Crown of Burning Waters]
>><Sibley> 2000g
[Lifecycle Waistguard]
>><Velonna> 2000g
[Akirus the Worm-Breaker]
>><Myr> 4000g

>> Toxitron (12:15:15)
Maelstrom Crystal
>><Sinistera> 8000g
[Power Generator Hood]
>><Magicshroom> 13500g

>> Twilight Soul Blade
Chelley's Staff of Dark Mending
>><Sibley> 25000g

>> Crimsonborne Firestarter (10:02:14)
[Chelley's Staff of Dark Mending]
>><Qupar> 15000g

>> Halfus Wyrmbreaker (09:51:24)
[Proto-Handler's Gauntlets]
>><Torrhen> 2000g
[Essence of the Cyclone]
>><Krondyr> 21500g
[Wyrmbreaker's Amulet]
>><Velonna> 6000g
[Bracers of the Bronze Flight]
>><Sibley> 11000g
[Malevolence]
>><Ringstar> 10000g

>> Theralion (10:46:38)
[Theralion's Mirror]
>><Magicshroom> 24000g
[Drape of the Twins]
>><Velonna> 6500g

>> Magmatron (12:13:05)
[Lightning Conductor Band]
>><Torrhen> 8000g
[Organic Lifeform Inverter]
>><Okamii> 3000g

>> Arcanotron (12:12:06)
[Security Measure Alpha]
>><Qupar> 6000g
======================
>>Gold Raid Manager v4.2.5<<

Ring0
20-02-2011, 07:00 AM
Didn't even realize, thousandth post \o/

Valkyrial
20-02-2011, 05:09 PM
My apologies for not been around, on my priest (ignorance) Ive had a shit few days with family emergancys, funerals etc. so i havnt been online atall.

Sorry, Valk.