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The Classifieds: Tarnished for the best luck


As a married man myself, I love stories about couples who begin their new lives in some awesome way. I spend every day delighted and enchanted by my own bride, and I'm constantly hoping for the very best for other newlyweds. That's why I absolutely loved this story sent in by Skarnu from Agamaggan (US-H):

I just wanted to drop a quick note to say that the people who work as GMs are just awesome!

I'm getting married on Sept. 25 and knew that I wouldn't have much time to play the game. As a bit of a joke, I contacted a GM in game to ask if Blizzard would be getting me a wedding gift. Fast-forward to two weeks later and I finally get a chance to log in. I have a message from GM-Rhyalie congratulating me on my upcoming wedding and providing me a wedding gift of two Tarnished Silver Rings.

I thought that this was was an extremely nice gesture on Blizzard's part. I know that we often forget that it's the people behind that game that make it great, and today those people brought a smile to mine (and my soon-to-be wife's) face.
Well, not to be sappy, but they brought a smile to my face, too.

Random Acts of Uberness

It's when another player lights up your night with precise play, a wicked sense of humor or unexpected generosity that your login becomes something to remember. Share your Random Acts of Uberness with Keep things brief (150 words or less, please), and be sure to list everyone's character names and home realms or battlegroup.

Cantchops of Saurfang (US-H) While leveling a bear tank, I queued for the dungeon finder and got Blackrock Depths. Everything went well, and we managed to down the boss to get near the finish, but wiped shortly after. Having never really been to BRD before, I had no idea where the entrance was. The others in the group were able to make it back and eventually dropped group when I had trouble. One member stayed; Cantchops of Saurfang (US-H) stayed and carefully guided me to the entrance. I'm sure hey was frustrated but I made it and was eternally grateful. -- Jeff

Sequa of Maelstrom (US-H) While grinding Netherwing rep, I saw an egg in the mine. In jumping down to grab it, I pulled something that glitched out and kept me in combat out of my line of sight. Sequa came along as I frantically blew up another mob to try and break combat and do everything I can to get loose. After I relogged, not only had he not taken the egg, but he continued to wait until I found what was glitching me. To top it all off, he refused any compensation, instead telling me, "I hate it when people do that to me, so I don't do that to anyone else." Sequa, thanks for being a generous soul in a world of ninjas. -- Adeux <Aster Arcanum>, Maelstrom (US-H)

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Employment: Guild recruiting

Is your guild ready for Cataclysm? Send in your guild name, realm, guild website and a sentence or two on your guild's focus (10-man, RP, late-night raiding, whatever) to Keep your entry to a few sentences so that readers can easiy understand your message.

Adult casual <Kismet> of Bloodhoof (US-A) is looking for adult casual players who are focused on enjoying the game and the many things it has to offer. In anticipation of Cataclysm, we've been working on achievements together and farming reputation, rare mounts and the like. We will offer a chance to run 10-mans without pressure and mandatory nights. If you are looking for fun and friendship, look us up or whisper Auxesia in game.

Casual 10-man <Awesome Sauce> of Khadgar (US-A) is recruiting for 10-man raiding in Cataclysm. We plan to level from 80 to 85 together then begin raiding 10-mans and are looking for all classes and specs. We have a laid-back attitude toward the game and place having fun above all else. At most, we'll raid two nights a week and will give every member who wishes to raid a chance to do so.

Family-friendly <Symbol of Aggression> of Frostmane (US-H) is a large and successful casual, social, leveling, sometimes-raiding, family-friendly, mature, non-vulgar-chat guild. We are always looking for more like-minded players. All classes and levels welcome as long as you're nice! Additionally, as we head into Cataclysm, we are looking for leaders in organized PvP, casual raiding and a guild website manager. Please note: mean, rude, crude, vulgar, trade-type chat will get you insta-booted -- in a family-friendly way, of course.

Icecrown Citadel 10-man <Maverick Hunters> of Trollbane (US-H) is recruiting players to fill out our core team. We are a fun, social raiding guild. We are looking for mature players with a sense of humor. Currently, we are recruiting all classes and roles. We raid Thursday and Sundays at 9 p.m. server time. We are 10/12 in ICC-10 and once we get Kingslayer, we are on to to hard modes. Contact Methyl, Aliann, Eluni or Graceia in game for more information. And yes, we have a tabard, bank tabs and Vent.

Progression team <Awakened Too Soon> of Scarlet Crusade (US-H) is looking for a few raiders to round out our 10-man progression team to kill the Lich King and build a solid raid team for Cataclysm. We are a new guild of old friends who have been playing together for a while, and in addition to raiding, we do a lot of PvP and various other forms of tomfoolery. We are especially looking for a restoration druid and a restoration shaman, but capable raiders of all sorts can message or mail Malakaar in game.

Crack open The Classifieds for weekly player and community news, help finding the right guild, events of interest and more. Send us your shout-outs for Random Acts of Uberness and mail your news tips and announcements to

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