Like almost every Guild in any game, Blood Fist started out as a small group of friends.
Unholy/Anthraxus created Blood Fist on February 22, 2005. He and his best friend Kopfjagger along with Mobay and a couple others signed the charter. Oh and some guy named Colder was there. He signed too.
Side note: Blood Fist was almost called Goblin Light Artillery Brigade (lolol).
Anthraxus was the GM, but not two weeks after creating BF, he had to go away on business. He turned the Guild over to Kopfjagger. By the time Anth got back, Blood Fist had exploded into a thriving community. Since Kopf had pulled all the new folks in, he stayed GM. A few months and a lot more new people… Blood Fist was ready to raid!
Forty man raiding. It’s like herding kittens. Forty kittens on meth and/or jagerbombs. Blood Fist downed Ragnaros, killed Nefarian, defeated the original Onyxia and made headway in Anh’qiraj. There were a lot of good times to be had in forty-man raiding. It was an organizational nightmare, but you can’t say it wasn’t epic in scope. There were a large number of officers. Back then, you needed Class Leads to keep things straight. That Colder guy? He was the Mage CL.
Just before Burning Crusade came out, Kopfjagger got a new job. Not just any job, mind you. Kopf had landed a job working as a content developer on a little game called Warhammer Online. Everyone was excited and thrilled for him, but this also meant he was going to have to step down as GM. Enter Grailist.
Grail was a great GM. He is from New Jersey. As such, he’s the only member of BF who’s grandfathered out of the ‘no swearing’ rule. Grailist led the Guild through the transition from a 40 man team to 25 man raiding. Those were some trying times. At this point, Colder had stepped up as raid lead. Blood Fist bashed through Serpent Shrine Cavern, Mag’s lair and Gruul’s. Karazhan offered its own unique challenges from a leadership perspective. (How do we balance two 10’s? Argh!)
About midway through Burning Crusade, amidst all the successes within that tier’s raiding, Grailist decided that the time commitment required for leading a group like Fist was just a little too much. So after much deliberation, he turned Blood Fist over to Colder.
So that’s a lot of raiding. We did Heroics where we could. We got as far as we wanted to on some Tiers and fell short on others. It’s been one hell of a ride so far. Here is to many more years of excellent content!
Blood Fist is a semi-hardcore horde raiding guild with both 10 and 25 man raid teams. We are a fun, knowledgeable and interactive group of people of all age groups. We have steadily risen in the ranks as a very competitive progression guild and we are looking to push even higher with each tier. We are currently aiming for a top 500 US (25M) / 1000 World (25M) ranking. We also have a great social community of friendly people. Some members in Blood Fist also enjoy PvP'ing.
Blood Fist Raids:
Monday | Wednesday | Thursday :From 8PM - 12AM EST
As a raiding guild that raids only a few days a week, we need to make good use of our time. We do not expect you to miss important real life events, and we understand people have lives, however, we do expect you to be as consistent as possible and expect that you will contribute to making good use of raid time by always being responsible in using that time. This includes but is not limited to:
Blood Fist runs on a unique “DKP” system except instead of gaining points like traditional DKP systems, LPS works similarily to EPGP. This system works very well so that there are no “loopholes” where a fresh recruit can come in, collect all his gear and leave.
These values are now doing double duty. They are determining the calculations that promulgate your standing in LPS (this has not changed) and are being used as part of attendance percentage totals.
The Excused code is part of the reason why these percentages are so high. It is possible to miss multiple raiding days, but still have a high attendance percentage as long as the officers are aware ahead of time.
This may seem a bit extreme to some people. The intent here is not to make raiding feel more a like a job. The intent is to incentivize showing up to raids, which will (hopefully) lead to a more consistent team, which in turn will lead to smoother, more fun progression. The end goal is fun here folks. Being more successful while raiding in an enjoyable, casual atmosphere is what we want.
Throughout the previous two expansions, Blood Fist has carried forward through raiding without a particular attendance policy. I’ll also go out on a limb and say our raid ranking structure has not been the most well defined concept as well. Towards the end of Wrath Blood Fist saw improvements in our viability and performance in the raiding theater. This change was initiated by many factors, but one of the big ones was an increase in raid team consistency. With Cataclysm, the pressure to continue this success and improve upon it has increased. In order to facilitate our ongoing trend towards progression the Guild’s leadership has put together a plan to formalize our policies towards attendance and the raider ranking structure.
We will have Three raiding ranks: Bloody Recruit (Old HurtLocker with guild chat privileges), Blood Guard, and Blood Raider.
Bloodlord, also known as the Guild Master
Blood Viziers are first-class officers within Blood Fist.
Blood Commanders are Class Leads or Second Officers
Blood Raiders will be required to maintain 90% attendance percentage. To obtain this rank a Blood Guard will have to have 90% attendance for an entire LPS window and have spent at least 5 weeks as a Blood Guard.
Additionally, Blood Raiders must display proficiency within their given role that is above and beyond the average. The determination of this ‘X-Factor’ is based solely upon the evaluation of that team member’s Role Leader or Leaders.
Blood Guards will be required to maintain 65% attendance percentage. To obtain this rank from Recruit one must have 65% attendance for an entire LPS window and have role leader approval.
Blood Recruit will be required to maintain 65% attendance percentage through an entire LPS window (5 Weeks) before they can be promoted to Blood Guard.
Civilians are the social class of the guild, these members have either zero or the lowest of priorities to raid.
Alts of mains.
Contact Colder / Taisetsu ingame by sending him a PM / In-Game Mail / Battletag Request -- Colder#1833 --