We Have Tabardz

As I’ve been working on (yet another) unguilded alt character in World of Warcraft, this one with big OP-ness, I’ve noticed quite a few guild hawkers using the strength of their guild tabard in their recruitment pitches.


Great tabard


I don’t think my guild even has a tabard. Did anyone go set one up at the guild registrar’s office? Probably not. And no wonder we’re not getting quality applicants!

Guild tabards were a great thing, once upon a time in Warcraft. Seems most players choose an exalted faction tabard nowadays though. (The object of my desire: The Sporeggar tabard, cuz it’s so damn ridiculous.)

We didn’t have tabards in EverQuest, but we did have armor dyes when the Legacy of Ykesha expansion was released. In fact, that was the ONLY REASON to buy LOY, the armor dyes. At one point, soon after the LOY expansion, we were struggling with Rallos Zek in the Plane of Tactics. (What. A. Bastard.) Anyways, until Rallos Zek went down, all guildmembers had to dye their armor an obnoxious neon color, as anti-suck motivation, donchaknow.

Finally, thankfully, RZ went down and everyone spent the first five minutes redying their armor to the bad-ass color of their choice before we even checked the loot. For a short while, we used the threat of required neon armor to encourage everyone to focus on new boss encounters. Surprisingly effective.

Which gives me an idea.

World of Warcraft Patch 2.2 …

… not today.

See? It wouldn’t be blue if it wasn’t true.

In other no-patch-today news, the voice-chat-beta-testing live realms are receiving extra maintenance today — all others are rolling restarts.

The voice-chat realms are: Aerie Peak, Altar of Storms, Alterac Mountain, Andorhal, Anetheron, Anvilmar, Archimonde, Arygos, Black Dragonflight, Blackwing Lair, Dalaran, Dalvengyr, Deathwing, Demon Soul, Dentarg, Doomhammer, Duskwood, Executus, Gnomeregan, Haomarush, Icecrown, Jaedenar, Kel’Thuzad, Khadgar, Lethon, Mal’Ganis, Norgannon, Onyxia, Scilla, Sentinels, Steamwheedle Cartel, Tanaris, The Venture Co, Thrall, Turalyon, Uldaman, Undermine, Ysera, Ysondre and Zuluhed.

I haven’t tried out the integrated voice chat on test, but I really hope it has voice/volume normalization of some sort, otherwise we’ll be reblogging stories about increased deafness rates in the casual gaming population due to heroic PUGs and breathy LOLzerz girls who log into voice with “HAY GUYZ! CAN I HAVE THE NETHER FROM THE BOSS FOR MY BOYFRIEND? HAHAHAHA”