The Path to Level 90!

After only two days, Mists of Pandaria has already seen a huge resurgence to the online presence of Continental Types’ members!  It has been exciting to see so many people online and enthused about the game and the new content it now contains.  We are well on our way to regrouping our raiding team, and the following dedicated members, who have earned the distinction of leveling to 90 faster than everyone else, are a big part of the reason why.

Congratulations to Safron, Continental Types very first Level 90 character! Safron logged in as soon as the expansion went live, and spent all his time leveling (smartly, with small sleep intervals) until 6:44 p.m. on Wednesday, September 26th, when he dinged 90!  That’s right, folks, our guild of mostly adults with jobs and “real lives” still had someone efficient enough to hit the new level cap less than 48 hours after the expansion release!

As Safron is not only an officer, but also one of our most dedictated raiders, this puts Continental Types in a great place to kick off our Mists of Pandaria success!


We’d also like to congratulate each of the following guild members for being the first of their respective classes to hit level 90!

  • Death Knight:  Glycol
  • Druid: Vaeirn
  • Hunter: Dindria
  • Mage:  Safron
  • Monk:  Ipmon
  • Paladin:  Belldandy
  • Priest:  Marcayle
  • Rogue:  Oorogueoo
  • Shaman:  Jps
  • Warlock:  Thyler
  • Warrior:  Mechanic

Congratulations Dindria & Aquadora! Realm First Herbalist, Alchemist & Miner!

A huge Continental Types shout-out and congratulations to our raiding brother duo of Dindria and Aquadora for their Realm First Profession Achievements!

Realm Herbalist

Realm Alchemy

Realm Mining

These two are about as dedicated as it gets around here, and they proved it by getting a Realm First achievement just shortly after Mists of Pandaria was released.  We are proud of you both and glad to have you as part of the CT family!  

The cool details:










Dindria achieved Realm First Herbalist approximately 1 hour after the expansion was released live — in other words, sometime between 1:00 and 1:30 a.m., Tuesday, September 25.  He was then able to quickly use those herbs and speedily level up Alchemy, for another realm first!  

When asked whether he planned to go for realm first achieves, Dindria stated that he didn’t plan on it, but when the expansion went live, there were “just so many people questing the starting area, I just started to herb, and when I was about at 590, I just went for it!”  Double props for wearing the Continental Types tabard while doing it!

Only a few moments after Dindria achieved Realm First Herbalist, his brother, Aquadora, on his alt Elalorana, dinged Realm First Mining!

We are super proud of both of these guys, and think it is an awesome way to start off the new expansion!

Getting Ready & Recruiting for Mists of Pandaria!

Our forums are cleaned, our bodies are well rested, and our souls…well, let’s just say that Dragon Soul didn’t completely destroy them…. All we know is that Continental Types is ready for something new,  and we are looking forward to the release of the Mists of Pandaria expansion (and some new boss fights) next week!

Mists of Pandaria

As with every new expansion, we have lost some of our well-loved members to real life obligations (and some kind of “growing up” business), and we will be recruiting to fill some spots in our raid roster. We are a Level 25 casual raiding guild whose goal is to complete current raiding content in an enjoyable fashion.  In Mists, we are planning to raid each Tuesday and Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. PST to 9:00 PST.

Initially we will run dungeons and heroics until we have enough members ready for 10-mans (a few weeks after release).  We have traditionally run 25-man normal content, and will evaluate recruiting again for 25-man raiding once we have more than 10 people ready and willing to raid at a dependable and focused level.  We provide a friendly yet serious raiding environment where our players are focused on progressing while still having fun (and while still having lives outside of WoW!).

If you are looking for a stable Mists raiding home, fill out our application and we’d love to chat with you!

Firelands Is Upon Us!

The new Firelands zone and raid is here, and Continental Types is ready to take down Ragnaros and his fiery crew!


We successfully completed all of the prior Tier 11 normal raid content, and our raiders are prepped and eager to conquer Tier 12.  And, with Patch 4.2, we now also have new dailies, quest lines, reasons to log on…. exciting times, people, exciting times!

Make sure to check back with us frequently to see our progress through the new boss encounters.  If you would like to join us as we raid Firelands, we are always accepting thoughtful and thorough applications from eager-to-raid individuals.  Apply here!

Blackwing Descent – Chimaeron down!

Blackwing Descent - Chimaeron down!

While the healing adjustment might have given some of our healers premature heart-attacks initially, they only needed one night of attempts to work out the kinks and get used to a completely new healing style.  Thanks to a superb healing team, perfectly timed taunts, and dps that met the Phase 2 challenge, taking down Chimaeron was not only a breeze, but it was a lot of fun!

/salute to heals on this one!

A couple more screenshots in the full post.

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