|April 19th - 2008 - This is a mirror!
Helloes everyone! TFRComic.com will be hosting a mirror of the old homepage of The Order of the Flaming Ruby until there's a new one up on TheFlamingRuby.net.
|October 16th - 2007 - It's the final countdown, du du du du!
There's a litterary trick called in medias res, which involves throwing the reader straight into the chaos and action at the very start of a story to get them in the right mood, and I think I'll give that a try this week.
Right. Perhaps not as effectful as I had hoped for.
Anyway, a week or two ago, we endured the awesomeness that is Hyjal trash, and killed this ugly dude.
As with most of the stuff in Hyjal, the boss was easier than the trash leading up to it. Expect Az'galor (haha, seriously, whoever thought up this name?) to die as soon as Ardante's computer *cough* penis *cough* decides to cooperate.
We also experienced good ol' Serpentshrine Cavern
which was fun.
Back in the African American Temple (AAT from now on), we played around a bit with Gurtogg Bloodboil. He died the moment I decided to forget to actually equip my healing set. Go figure.
Now, I usually try to weaves quotes and stuff into
this front page tapestry, but some things are pretty
much unweavable, and at the same time, so incredible
that it would be a crime against humanity to not include
them. So, BANG! IN JOO FACE!
Until next time, stay frosty!
|September 28th - 2007 - Half a dozen corpses!
Do excuse the morbid title, but that pretty much sums up the last three weeks for us Rubies.
After the work put into Kael, Blizzard thought it only fair to reward us with a handful of bosses that more or less just fall over when you look at them. And the loots, oh em gee, don't get me started on the loots! (Loot is actually pretty damn sweet, and I'm not just writing this to annoy a certain person, hihi).
You want killshots? YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE KILLSHOTS!
It was kinda hard getting a good screenshot on this dude. Everyone was occupied with walking around, looking at stuff, RPing, dicussing if this in fact was a good WC3 map (if I remember correctly, the verdict was "lolol no barracks, but omg, 25 heroes!" I think that's good)
Poor guy died on the first pull.
The Black Temple
Hi, Warlord Naj'entus
Hmm, cool fight, and it was fun seeing how creative people got with their spine macros, hehe.
'Supremus (I saw wut u did thar!)
Brissa's instructions on our second attempt were pretty clear "Ok guys, let's do that again, but with more awesome, and less suck!". And lo and behold, the big dude died.
Yeah, screenshot sucks, but, uhm, srsly, the corpse is a big chunk of rock.
Shade of Akama (not even close to wiping!)
Very much forces everyone in the raid to have their shit together, and I'm happy to say that after a couple of tries, our feces was in one place (lol wut?).
Oh yeah, the skellies in the shot belong to some other group of nubs who were there wiping before we arrived *nods*.
More dead dudes coming to a screen near you, real
|September 4th - 2007 - Welcome to the future!
One weeks planned raid break turned into two, three weeks of summer chaos, but I think it's safe to say that we made it through, and came back stronger than ever before.
And what have we been up to the last week or so? Hmm, yes, what have we been doing..
Oh, that's right. "Welcome... to the future" over and over and over again.
It was an awesome performance by everyone involved in both the kill, and the countless attempts leading up to it, and it made me happy inside knowing that we have the potential to beat encounters like this.
Now it's just a matter of getting a couple more members attuned (19 people was a little too few for Hyjal, hehe), and it's time to check out some new content. Tres cool, indeed.
Anyways, enough rambling from a senile space monkey, here's the money shot. Enjoy!
|July 31st - 2007 - Raid break almost over!
Just one more day of the hell that is our one week raid break, and we can hopefully pick up where we left off before.
It's easy to forget how much you miss the little things about raiding.
The ritual sacrificing of our rogues,
Brode, the king of misstells,
The delicate social interaction with other members of our server,
Uhm, playing bingo with grid!
Instead, we've been forced into fierce combat with the horde
and I fear that if we don't get back to raiding soon, it might have long lasting effects on our members..
|July 17th - 2007 - Monthly update, lolol!
So, having finally suckered the leaders into giving away
the TFR homepage account details, it's time for a little update!
Lady Vashj dead!
"Lady Vashj was born more than ten thousand years ago in the city of Zin-Azshari, capital of the night elves.
Today, Vashj resides in the Serpentshrine Cavern." Ha har, wrong, because we killed her!
A raidwide l2p check, and after a couple of nights we actually learned how to play!
The kill happened on the first pull of the night, and it was just unbelievably smooth. When the
first naga was dead, I checked my timer, and thought "shit, we're already 30 seconds behind", only
to realize that we were 10 seconds ahead of time. Everything was just dying insanely fast, despite
us running with 1 more healer than the day before.
Awesome work everyone!
High Astromancer Solarian!
Dress up two tanks in 500+ arcane resist, and, uhm, win? The hardest part was convincing Borodin
that there really was no plate armour with high arcane resist, so it was imperative that he
wore a dress.
15 minute endurance fight. Pretty fun, but I wouldn't mind him dropping my axe..
Just Kael'thas Sunstrider left between us and the big boys now. Damn nice progress, boys and girls!
Timtoo - space monkey behind the trigger!
|June 16th - 2007 - Yeah, baby!
As our killing spree continues we might have accidentally
killed a poor blind man yesterday. \o/
Leotheras the Blind
Amazing work on Leotheras, and seeing it was my first
proper raid in some weeks, I was delighted to see
how much we've grown as a raiding group. We didn't
spend much time at all learning and executing the
poor blind bastard. Hands down, awesome work. And
here's a screenshot of our new best friend, say hello
to Mr Loot Reaver. He passed away earlier this week.
PS. Promised to give our very own bare some kudos
for spending over 100 heroic badges on fire resistance
|June 8 th - 2007 - Moar progress in SSC
Four down two to go!
Hydross the Unstable
Yes! They all died! I would have written heaploads more if mother nature hadn't decided to go berserk at all my organs. Allergies for the win!
Big kudos to everyone who participated in the kills!
|May 25th - 2007 - The Lurker Below slain!
And so The Lurker Below joins the ranks of
the dead in intarweb hell.
Notice how Mr. Photographer Ardante has his target
on the half naked Inudian. Anything going on here?
Keep your paws off of our raiders damnit!
27th - 2007 - Magtheridown!
Ok, so the title sucked balls, but not much
else to expect from me.. Either way, after having
banged our heads hard on something that at times reminded
more of a hard rock than a boss encounter, we finally
prevailed and did so in the very last attempt of the
day. Countless of cubic misunderstandings, and some
pretty crappy tries the day before, we actually pulled
through and made a close to flawless kill, going from
5 tries where we had cube fuckups at 50-60% to a kill.
What made it all so much more brilliant, not to mention
pretty intense was the fact that we had about 30 seconds
until we got respawns in our asses. So thanks for
all who contributed. Oh, and CURSE YOU PHILOSTRATE!!!!
:p You're bloody sitting exactly so that I'm not shown
at all on the screenshot. Yeah, I know where you live.
This will cost you.
26th - 2007 - Gruul Down!
Gruul the Dragonslayer died yesterday evening!
|March 5th - 2007
Just a little update today, sorry for being a tad slow. Since
last update we've gotten rlp and singups for the raiders up and running,
Prince Malchezaar has died and Maulgar went down the 18th (server
first, omg! \o/).
|October 31st - 2006
Patchwerk was taught how to play by a determined crew this
evening. Really good work! Here's a shot of those mature enough to
sit/stand still (hrmf!):
I'd like to add that our lovely paladin Aesil learned something about
herself today and got her very frist raidgasm! Congratulations and
enjoy your future raiding! If any of the other girls around have troubles
reaching raiding climax, I'm sure Aesil is happy to have a little
girltalk with you!
|October 10th - 2006
- Maexxna down!
Good work and congrats everyone!
|September 25th - 2006
No wai? Yes wai! We just got a custom made newsadd script,
thanks to Oenone! Let's all celebrate this magnificent day! I've been
nagging about a news script since the day the site was made, and finally
it's done. Where Helez failed, our heroic dorf has succeeded! Hail
In other news, we just got our first Judgement Spaulders in BWL today
after killing Chrommie for the n'th time. Aesil won, completed his
set, and ended the evening with grabbing our second Ash'kandi. Grats!
I also want to congratulate Chidori on making it to the frontpage
for the second time! So when the rlp-database is slow, you can lean
back and enjoy the fact that you're at least a little more famous
than before. Keep it up, Chi!
|September 12th - 2006 - Chidori's
Fans of Chidori's Comics - rejoice! I have
the honor of presenting the brand new site, brimful
of your favorite comics - and more to come!
The Chronicles of The Flaming Ruby
is easily reachable from a link to the right. Me,
Chidori and Oenone have been working like maniacs
the last days to get it up in time for the newest
50 page comic (yes, fifty)!
|September 5th - 00:19 CET - Hi2U
Woot! On our 8th attempt the Twin Emperors
was dethroned. Kudos to everyone for great focus and
We also plowed our way through the "hard"
trash to C'Thun. We obviously had to try C'Thun on
for size, and wiped gloriously with the Eye on 92%
(of course without any tactics at all). Oh, and grats
to Philo on the shield.
And now a little word from our sponsor:
|July 20th - 13:37 CET - Inspector
Razuvious bites the dust
In our first real attempt at Inspector
Razuvious we deaded the old Instructor - who certainly
won't be instructing anything until next week - in
our third or fourth attempt. All in all the fight
was far from the big challenge I thought it was gonna
be, so the whole routine "YEEEEEEEEEES"
followed by "FUCK YEAH" followed by 0.0001
FPS due to intense clicking on the Print Screen button
kind of drowned in a "cool let's continue!".
That said - there was no lined up trophy screenshot,
and neither did I push the Print Screen button once,
so seeing there's no killing screenshots here's a
totally unrelated one for you all:
Bankor at your service!
Anub'Rekhan here we come!
|July 10th - 04:34 CET - Website
I'm alive and kicking. There's a new button
to the PLP-site
to the right, i've updated the gallery
and there's a few new wallpapers
here too. Enjoy!
|July 5th - 00:53 CET - Important
- Raiding matters
After some discussion and evaluation of our current
raiding schedule and times we have worked out some
new, and hopefully better (in terms of attendande
and progress) raiding schedule.
The new raiding schedule will enter a test
phase with immediate and perhaps long term effect.
You can all forget about having to worry about wether
it is week 21 or 22, as it won't matter anymore. We
will go over to raiding 4 times a week. This might
be grave news for some, and great news for others,
but for the guilds progress we believe it is for the
best. Some of you might not be able to keep
an excellent attendance, but we'll have to work with
that over time.
Fridays will no longer be 40 man raid days.
This is an action we have taken due to several
factors, but the most important one is the fact that
attendance usually blows.
Sundays will be the "new" friday.
We no longer consider sundays a "big
nono" when it comes to raiding, as queues are
no longer a problem. Sunday will also most likely
have a different starting point for raids, which we
haven't fully decided on yet.
This is what your future raiding schedule will most
likely look like (though the raid places may be scrambles):
Wednesday: Blackwing Lair
Sunday: Progress focus day (which
will be AQ for now)
Monday: Ahn Qirai
- Council Info
We've been a little thin on the Councillor amount
as of late, and we all agreed that we could use some
new blood, with lack of attendance/resignation of
We had a handful of people we saw fit for such a
privilege, but ended up asking Sandoval
if he was interested in such a position in the guild.
He happily answered yes, and he will be Councillor
as of 05.07.06. Congratulations.
- Kinx and the
|June 27th - 00:53 CET
Huhuran == Deaded.
And here is ze proof:
Right right, so our beloved "Webmaster"
Maximilian hasn't exactly tormented your small heads
with insane amounts of stuff to read on this page,
so I thought I'd add some quick rant on progress over
the last months.
I bet you all, guildies included, thought we skipped
Skeram, bug trio, Sartura and Fankriss, seeing there's
no proof here and all, but fear not I'm here to tell
you that we've actually managed to kill those during
the past months as well.
Skeram went down pretty early, followed by the bug
trio without much time spent needed on them. As for
Sartura, we all were fortunate enough to get a new
hate object. For many I think it's safe to say that
Cornelium stepped to second place, but theres probably
those who keep him as #1.
But with some more time spent, and a week or two passed,
Sartura faced the same sorry fate so many bosses have
Fankriss lying ahead of us, nearly ran away just by
the mere sight of Team Smite & co (c), and was
given a quick and painful death.
Right, I guess that puts us somewhat back to current
time. Huhuran, Huhu, Huhuhuhuhuhuhuhuran, whatever.
In any case, I doubt theres spent more hours and sweat
on any boss (except perhaps on Ragnaros) than on Huhuran.
We've had about 2 nights of attempts on Huhuran before
today, where we had some wipes on 8% and the like.
Back to the workshop we went, tinkering more Nature
Resistance gear and brewing more potions of the same
So tonight we ventured into Ahn'Qiraj without any
major hopes raised on downing Huhuran, due to the
fact that we had to clear everything ahead of her
and some other stuff. In any case we started off with
a 3% wipe, and suddenly eyed the opportunity to end
this flying bug of poison volley hell today. Second
attempt went where doo-doo usually goes, but on our
third attempt everything went the way it should go,
and we ended the fight with only one death. /pat Hamfist.
In other news:
We only tried twice or something, but we did the Baron
Run in 21 minutes. Linky
Oh, and finally, turns out your Guildmaster is related
to the Grinch.
|April 11th - 08:47 CET
BLACKWING LAIR: CLEARED
Tonight, just after midnight, the son of Deathwing
and head of the Black Dragonflight fell to the might
of the Order of the Flaming Ruby!
I'd like to thank everyone present and everyone that
has contributed by staying through the wipes. Not
that wipes was that bad today (except perhaps the
one at 3%) because we had real good progress every
It was just beautiful to see how well phase 1 was
handled in our last tries. The rest of the fight seemed
to be cake as soon as we'd gotten the feeling for
it over a few attempts. Oh, and we should be happy
that we actually got quite good loot on a first kill
for once. Especially big grats to Viserys on his brand
new staff of Überness.
|February 23rd - 04:18 CET
I just updated the site with a brand new gallery-section.
Here you'll find links to some movies, and most importantly
images from memorable events. If you have screenshots
to share from a moment to remember, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The joining page is also updated,
along with a new applications thread in the forums.
|February 2nd - 01:45 CET
This calls for a sexy party!
And today, Vaelastrasz the Corrupt had to bite the
Congratulations! And kudos for good work!
|December 13th - 23:58 CET
I though I'd just remind you that the Charter is here
and that should should know it.
I've added a button to the raid booking-page too.
Remember to pop
by to sign up for raids.
|October 20th - 22:02 CET
Onyxia has fallen!
|October 6th - 02:05 CET
We have a member list! We have a member list! *sings*
It's maybe not that uber high tech, but it's something
|September 28th - 00:09 CET
I would just like to inform everyone that we now officially
Thank you for your time.
Oh, and if you're mad about the members section and
no news script, then we're in the same boat. But I
have a lot of work to do, so please don't hate me.
I'll try to fix it as soon as I get some help.
|September 14th - 00:21 CET
I've added a section for the tfr-addon (which rocks).
Look to the right. I've also added a donation button
a bit further down. This is because it costs money
to run a site, and a euro or two would be welcome.
Take care, I'll see you in Molten Core!
|September 11th - 20:06 CET
RLP Status is up. :)
|August 3nd - 11:26 CET
Charter update and a few graphical upgrades. Guess
it doesn't look like I've been at it for 8 hours.
But I have. Go to the forums for updates on everything.
The news submission script is getting closer, at least
that's what I'm told. Then you can expect to see news
here. And just not random Max-blahblah.
The Order sends it's condolences to Talons. Details
on the tragic death of one of their members will arrive
shortly in the forums.
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