Monday, December 16, 2013

Tic Thok... [11 of 14]

Thok The Bloodthirsty went down on Monday 12/16/2013 that puts us at 11 of 14, I like this pix the best of Storm standing in front of the boss by himself (we forgot the group photo Oops).

Monday, November 18, 2013

Spoils of Pandaria Down! [10 of 14]

Weak name for an encounter proves to be worth the time for the spoils! ;)

Congrats ET on another boss kill!

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Blizzard released their Q3 2013 earnings

Blizzard released their Q3 2013 earnings yesterday, announcing that WoW is down to 7.6 million subscribers. This is only down 100k from the last one that listed WoW at 7.7 million subscribers in Q2.


Monday, October 28, 2013

Malko Malko Taij! [9 of 14]

"Malkorok went down on 10/28/2013, the boss looks like a ping blob because of Taij being a dumb ass and did something to his dead body before we took the picture, I think we should publicly reprimand him :)" - An almost anonymous ET Officer

Congrats ET (but not Taij the screen shot robber) on getting to 9/14!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Oh General my General [8 of 14]

It's tragic when loyalty and honor guide individuals in the wrong direction.  General Nazgrim, you will be missed.
Congrats ET on beating the General.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A two-fer! [7 of 14]

On Monday 10/14 ET did venture forth into Orgrimmar and as a result: Iron Juggernaut and Kor'kron Dark Shaman Down! This brings ET to 7 of 14! WTG ALL!
(Iron Juggernaut)

(Kor'kron Dark Shaman)

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

No more crass gala... [5 of 14]

Oh Galakras, you were the last of your bloodline. You chose poorly.
Congrats Elders on going 5/15! Only ten more to go!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sha of Pride [4 of 14]

"O God of Earth and Altar,
Bow down and hear our cry,
Our earthly rulers falter,
Our people drift and die,
The walls of gold entomb us,
The swords of scorn divide,
Take not thy thunder from us,
But take away our pride."

- Iron Maiden, Revelations

Congrats ET on clearing the Vale of Eternal Sorrows!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Watch Titanic Sink.. [3 of 14]

The Titanic Watcher Norushen sank fast. ;)  Another one bites the dust.

Congrats ET!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Fallen Protectors [2 of 14]

The Protectors have fallen and can't seem to get back up... no rez incoming.

Congrats ET on making it to 2 of 14!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Immerseus down[1 of 14]

Immerseus Down! Not screen shot because the raid leader was a slacker and forgot. :P

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Lei Shen DOWN! [12 of 12]

On August 28th, 2013 at approximately 10:33 PM Elder Tribunal defeated Lei Shen

This brings us to 12 of 12 bosses down in ToT.  Congratulations Elders!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Female Mogu!.... well not anymore.

And now the Twin Consorts are no more.

Congrats ET on going 11 of 12!  Lei Shen your next!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Last night the Elder Tribunal raid squad shattered the golem known as the Dark Animus!

Then afterwards brought low the mogu commander known as the Iron Qon!

Congratulations ET on going 10/12!

Monday, August 05, 2013

Two more foes vanquished! [8 of 12]

Another foray into the Throne of Thunder....

Talk about being in the eye of the beholder! 
Durumu the [already] Forgotten has closed his eye forever!
And Primordius reduced to ooze.

Congrats ET on going 8/12 in Throne of Thunder!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Activision 2013 Financial Results, an Update for Q2

Back in May I posted an article entitled Activision Blizzard Q1 Financial Results (A glimpse into subscription levels) about how WOW's subscription base appears to be steadily in decline, and I predicted that we may see some server mergers in not too long.  Today I found out that the Q2 2013 results indicate a drop of about 0.6 million subscribers.  This is a drop of 1.4 million from last year at this time (9.1 million) and a drop of 3.4 million from 2011 (11.1 million).

Here is a quick recap of the last couple years:
Q1-2011 11.4 million
Q2-2011 11.1 million
Q3-2011 10.3 million
Q4-2011 10.2 million

Q1-2012 10.2 million
Q2-2012 9.1 million
Q3-2012 10 million
Q4-2012 9.6 million

Q1-2013 8.3 million
Q2-2013 7.7 million

This news is also coupled with the fact that Activision Blizzard is buying out their investor Vivendi to the tune of approximately $8.2 billion dollars. (source)

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Ji-Kun Defeathered! [6 of 12]

Is that a bird?  A Hippogriff?  Nope, its the mother of all Griffons...
You guys killed Ji-Kun, you bastards!
Congrats ET for going 6/12 and hitting the half way point!

Monday, June 17, 2013

WTS Megaera scales

Apparently they didn't learn anything from Captain America... and decided to use a Hydra to protect their loots.  It failed.

Monday, June 03, 2013

Dragon Turtle Down!

Oh Tortos, you have been reduced to rubble and turtle soup. 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Elders killing Elders!

Wait Wait Wait! Its not what you think!!! Elder Tribunal is proud to announce:

     Council of Elders Down!

Congrats ET on going 3/12 in Throne of Thunder

Monday, May 13, 2013

Activision Blizzard Q1 Financial Results (A glimpse into subscription levels)

Having played multiple MMO's over the twenty years or so [MUDs -> EQ -> EQ2 -> WOW -> RIFTS -> WOW -> SWToR -> WOW], one of the things that I have tried to keep an eye on is subscription rates. Why? Well mostly because I know when they get lower that server merges happen. So when Blizz posts their quarterly earnings I usually end up reading enough of it to take a look at their subscription rates. A few days ago they released Q1 2013, and the WOW subscription rates came in at 8.3 million.

Here is a quick historical list of their past numbers:

November 23, 2004 - World of Warcraft release date

Q1-2005 1.5 million
Q2-2005 3.5 million
Q3-2005 4 million
Q4-2005 5.5 million

Q1-2006 6 million
Q2-2006 6.5 million
Q3-2006 7 million
Q4-2006 8 million

Q1-2007 8.5 million
Q2-2007 9 million
Q3-2007 9.30 million
Q4-2007 10 million

Q1-2008 10.70 million
Q2-2008 10.90  million
Q3-2008 11 million
Q4-2008 11.50 million

note: I couldn't find  Q1 through Q3 for 2009
Q4-2009 11.5 million

Q1-2010 11.5 million
Q2-2010 11.5 million
Q3-2010 12 million
Q4-2010 11.5 million

Q1-2011 11.4 million
Q2-2011 11.1 million
Q3-2011 10.3 million
Q4-2011 10.2 million

Q1-2012 10.2 million
Q2-2012 9.1 million
Q3-2012 10 million
Q4-2012 9.6 million

Q1-2013 8.3 million

Why is this worth mentioning?  Well it appears to me that WOW's subscription base is in decline.  It's far from dead and as long as the powers that be within the company are happy with their profit margins we can expect it to keep going.  But it does mean that we're likely to see some server mergers in the near future.  Especially if Q2 looks even more grim.

(source 1) (note: 2009 through 2013 quarterly numbers compiled manually by googling for the answers)(source 3 - for 2005-2008)

Monday, May 06, 2013

New leather bed sheets for all!

The Elder Tribunal leatherworkers are currently hard at work skinning and tanning the hides of Horridon to make us all some fancy new leather bedsheets (wow those sound uncomfortably hot!)

Monday, April 15, 2013

Another 3 shiny boss kills!

Another 3 shiny boss kills!

So long Tsulong...

Lei Shi is humbled...

Sha learns Fear...

Congrats ETers!  Keep up the great work!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Shiny! 3 kills 1 night

It's been  little while since we posted a new update, so this one of course is a big one.  On 04/10/2013 we completed Heart of Fear and started our foray into Terrace of Endless Spring.

Amber-Shaper Un'sok down!
Grand Empress Shek'zeer down!
Protectors Of The Endless down!
Congrats Elders on 6/6 Heart of Fear!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

news: more authors for site

Today we invited four new content authors to the site.  They are Psymon, Sartium, Azrihel, and Pramlock.  Hopefully this means that updates will be made on a more timely basis, and with better descriptions. ;)

Additionally Az and Pram should both being put up for full officer vote soon.  Please make sure that you go to the forums and vote!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Jin'rokh the Broken!

Team: Mastoj brings us another first kill for ET!  Jin'rokh the Breaker has been broken!
Congrats Elders, and keep those kills coming!

Saturday, March 09, 2013

ET quelled a storm this past Monday, and when the wind subsided... Needless to say Wind Lord Mel'jarak no longer controls the wind...

Congrats Team: Mastoj!  This brings ET to 4/6 in Heart of Fear.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

This past Monday [2/11/2013], the Mastoj 10m Roster entered the Heart of Fear and un-garrulously grabbed Garalon's ginormous shell and greedily gobbled up the gorgeous loots. Congrats Elders!
(This alliteration brought to you by the Ministry of Honest and Descriptive Encounters™)

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

This past Monday [1/28/2013], the Mastoj 10m Roster entered the Heart of Fear and proved that Ta'yak is indeed a Blade Lord... but not in the way he wanted.  One might liken him to a pin cushion!

Monday, January 28, 2013

ET Forums Down [the location of ETs forums] appears to be having some issues today, and are not loading at least for Comcast on the East Coast. reports its as down for everyone.

but reports it as up.

The Yuku phone app also isn't working for me.  Please let me know if it works for you!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Matsoj Full Clears MSV

This past Monday [1/21/2013], the Mastoj 10m Roster entered Mosu'Shan Vaults and defeated both Elegon and Will of the Emperor.  This is the first time one of our 10m rosters fully cleared MSV. Congrats Elders!

Mortigena - Tank*
Litchavack - Tank
Sartium - Heals
Leigend - Heals
Maya - Heals
Roareth - MDPS
Silvercircle - RDPS
Stormanthar - RDPS
Taij - RDPS
Razzishi - RDPS

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Heart of Fearless

This past Monday, the Mastoj 10m Roster entered Heart of Fear and engaged Imperial Vizier Zor'Lok .  We can't help but wonder what the Grand Empress will do with her voice gone.

Congratulations to everyone on ETs first take down of Vizier!