I think it is save to say that 2021 was not the best year for any of us. But in the end we had to make the best of it. We also know that we are likely stuck with the pandemic for a few more years and that our old lives may never be fully restored for better or worse. But lets look back at what we did and what happend in the Shadowlands in 2021.
We lost a friend
This year the guild will be overshadowed by the loss of our guildmate and dear friend Spelly. On Monday, August 23, we learned that he passed away. Spelly was a pleasant person with beautiful stories and very involved with the guild. With the start of ‘Classic’ we saw Spelly again online, but I understood from Thaeborn and Noland that he was ill last year. Rest in peace Spelly.
This year we made a change to the direction of the guild. We are now a raiding guild that also has place for social members. This change was made because we never really had a clear vision of what our guild was about. Sadly because of the decline in WOW players it was hard to find new members to make our new vision become reality, but once we have enough people we really want to take raiding to the next level.
Ingame we saw the release of patch 9.1: Chains of Domination. We got a new zone, dungeon and raid. It was a long wait, in fact this was the longest time between a new expansion and the first patch in the games history. The patch also unlocked flying in Shadowlands and the use of ground mounts in the Maw. While it has been a long wait it would seem that the wait for patch 9.2 will be even longer.
Like every year we did a naked gnomerun. This year we returned to the “normal” gnomerun after last years mechagnome run. The gnomerun was won by Padaboom who with all his Torghast experience managed to beat the other gnomes to the finish.
Yakku hasn’t been sitting idle either. With a lot of race changes have happend in 2021. We saw gnomes become worgen and humans become gnomes. About €267,46 has been used to make this happen.