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Iron Edge => News => Topic started by: Rash on February 28, 2015, 12:27:03 am

Title: Happy Birthday Iron Edge!
Post by: Rash on February 28, 2015, 12:27:03 am
IRON EDGE TURNS 10 YEARS OLD!
Happy Birthday!

(http://i.imgur.com/G5rmLbC.png)

According to that image, Iron Edge was founded on the 27th of February 2005. Which means that 10 years ago today, IE’s first guild leader Kaos trolled around Orgrimmar looking for people to sign his guild petition.

First Guild Leader: Kaos

Kaos was Iron Edge’s first guild leader and was in charge of the raid for most of vanilla WoW. It’s safe to say that he laid the foundation for what later became the core of Iron Edge’s raid team, as well as a lot of people who hang around IRC today. Kaos also created IE’s website, which was actually ironedge.co.uk at the time (that domain is now being used for a company that sells workout equipment). Here’s a snapshot of what our website used to look like from the wayback machine (https://web.archive.org/web/20050412030629/http://www.ironedge.co.uk/) (Credit to Cwave for digging this up!)

Somewhere in the period that Kaos was in charge, he was an employee of Blizzard Entertainment. He was able to secure alpha spots for TBC for many old guild members at the time. He only told a few people that he worked for Blizzard, as he had to keep it a secret. Unfortunately it didn’t take very long before some guildies found out and started abusing it:

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[15:31] <Grishnag> And then smorisha went all like "you can't report me my guild leader works for blizzard" i think it was smorisha at least, it was definitely a serb

Kaos was forced to leave the guild after that. Some of the members tracked him down a few years later only to find out that he was now in a guild with other Blizzard employees. However, a long time before Kaos actually left, IE had already gotten a new raid leader..


Second Guild Leader: Delling.

Iron Edge under the leadership of Delling was the golden age of IE’s long PvE history. The Iron Edge A-raid was a force to be reckoned with, not just on a server-level, but worldwide as well. Throughout the later instances of Vanilla WoW, TBC and WotLK, the raid group was able to get a large number of Realm First’s. Unfortunately none of them made it through after the implementation of Guild Achievements and the later guild-migration to Kazzak.

I’ve had the privilege of raiding a few times under Delling with the A-raid during Ulduar and it was truly some of the most awe inspiring raiding I’ve done, and it has certainly had an impact on how I do things in raids even today.

Another development in IE’s long PvE history was the inception of the B-raid under the glorious leadership of Hugman. I’m sure even Hugman at that time did not know what level of disgusting casual raiding he had started, but what he started back then is now the Iron Edge Casual Raid.

Third Guild Leader: Gaeios
Delling was Iron Edge’s guild leader for the longest time in its history so far, but Gaeios is catching up. After Delling had a long period of inactivity, he finally handed Gaeios the reigns to the guild.

Gaeios is (as far as I know) the only person to have signed the original IE guild petition that is still active in WoW today. Gaeios was never a raid leader, but he had Yoica to fall back on, who did an excellent job leading the B-raid from Cataclysm into Mists of Pandaria. These days he has entrusted that responsibility to me. Gaeios has managed to keep Iron Edge going and doing a great job at it, even while his real life situation has gotten pretty insane. Recently he was finishing up his masters degree, working a job and having a child, all while leading Iron Edge and keeping it the great community that it is today.

I’d like to personally thank all friends who might stumble upon this forum who have been with Iron Edge in these great 10 years, and a special thanks to those who have gone out their way to be a leader in the community throughout these years.

- Yoica, for being an amazing raid leader of the B-raid
- Hugman, for being responsible for the creation of the B-raid and leading it as well
- Daekesh, for leading the A-raid and putting up with the Serbians for as long as you did
- Goza, for being the Queen of Silvermoon (I still don't know why his note says that)
- All of the class and guild officers we’ve had, including those we have today; Aretum, Valkyrie, Mooneclipse, Saffie and of course Narcotics.

I’ve collected some screenshots in no particular order that were sufficiently old enough to perhaps get some nostalgia going, obviously if you have any screenshots to share, please do.

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(http://i.imgur.com/HowIUPq.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/NuGa6FF.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/afNsdzm.jpg)

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(http://i.imgur.com/jKN6f1v.jpg)

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Thanks for a great 10 years and hopefully many more years to come!

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Title: Re: Happy Birthday Iron Edge!
Post by: Grishnag on February 28, 2015, 01:06:05 am
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Iíve had the privilege of raiding a few times under Delling with the A-raid during Ulduar and it was truly some of the most awe inspiring raiding Iíve done, and it has certainly had an impact on how I do things in raids even today.
I am so sorry to every one that raids with rash.
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Iron Edge!
Post by: Vorte on February 28, 2015, 01:39:53 am
Damn. We old.

Now, in lights of today's dress discussion, are Nefarion's spikes golden.. or blue?

Edit: I have more posts than you Grish?! wtf
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Iron Edge!
Post by: safire on February 28, 2015, 03:45:28 am
God.. My name is Safire! Do you ever get it right? ;D

I decided to look through my old laptop I used to raid on and I did indeed find some olds screenies!


This is after the B-raids causal 10 man killed spine on HC first time. I think Yoica thought Cojche is very shit at dispelling ;)
(http://i.imgur.com/yUcIroh.jpg)

Here said 10 man is showing of our new mounts from doing [Glory of the Dragon Soul Raider]
(http://i.imgur.com/KuXiQQG.jpg)

Anarawen -> Me -> Lethys, leveling alts together while casually posing next to some glowing stones in a random cave, lol.
(http://i.imgur.com/c50sLCk.jpg)

For a last picture I'll give ya'll (as Yoica would say :D) a screenie of one of our famous late night skype calls. Here Bendie is wearing a wig for some unknown reason while everyone else is just acting as if this is nothing unusual.
On the picture is Moon -> Anarawen -> Bendie -> Valk -> Rash.. And me :P
(http://i.imgur.com/rUApn3w.jpg)
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Iron Edge!
Post by: Kawe / David on February 28, 2015, 03:50:54 am
Funny story - When I joined IE ten years ago, I was in uni. I am still in Iron Edge, also still in Uni. Dat golden age tho.  btw I don't *think* it was Smor that spilled the beans. Unless he was drunk or something, but even then. He was pretty level headed.

Anyway, here's to 10 more years! I wonder where they will take us all?
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Iron Edge!
Post by: Lethys on February 28, 2015, 03:52:36 am
I remember that leveling :D And I do believe I joined that late night call later after I came back from drinking all night :P
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Iron Edge!
Post by: Cojche on February 28, 2015, 04:48:02 am
Hahahah for a second i thought, damn did i rly do so poorly. Then i remembered we had you as dedicated dispeller for that fight. :)
Do you have a screenie of a Deathwing hc kill?
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Iron Edge!
Post by: safire on February 28, 2015, 06:26:49 am
Hahahah for a second i thought, damn did i rly do so poorly. Then i remembered we had you as dedicated dispeller for that fight. :)
Do you have a screenie of a Deathwing hc kill?

That's true :P I was just poking fun at you :D

But no, I don't, for some reason :(
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Iron Edge!
Post by: Vejeta on February 28, 2015, 02:21:47 pm
Well good work on keeping this gaming team together for that long, credit where credit is due and all!
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Iron Edge!
Post by: RomeoMustDie on February 28, 2015, 03:00:34 pm
crap, i can only find those :(

(http://i.hizliresim.com/gkrAb2.jpg) (http://hizliresim.com/gkrAb2)

(http://i.hizliresim.com/nAQgNg.jpg) (http://hizliresim.com/nAQgNg)
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Iron Edge!
Post by: Gaeios(Graxlos) on February 28, 2015, 03:47:47 pm
Happy Birthday Iron Edge!

I celebrated the birth day skiing in Sweden with my family.

And I didnt actually sign the guild charter.I joined in June 2005.

We also need to thank Mr. Kebab for being an active guild CEO, raid leader, PvP thingie etc. We wouldn't be doing a whole lot if you hadn't stepped up :)
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Iron Edge!
Post by: Doomslay on February 28, 2015, 04:41:46 pm
Hahahah for a second i thought, damn did i rly do so poorly. Then i remembered we had you as dedicated dispeller for that fight. :)
Do you have a screenie of a Deathwing hc kill?

That's true :P I was just poking fun at you :D

But no, I don't, for some reason :(

I think i have it somewhere!

IE has brought me many great experiences both in and out of the guild, I wish i could be as involved in it as i used to be! Either way, Happy birthday IE and congratulations to anyone being a part of keeping it going so long!

Love and kisses
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Iron Edge!
Post by: Skinkelinke on February 28, 2015, 07:35:26 pm
I was in IE for like a month in Vanilla, hated your guts while raiding with In Flames in TBC and had the by far best time of my gaming "career" with the b-raid in Cataclysm. This makes me feel old and makes me miss old times and late nights.

Title: Re: Happy Birthday Iron Edge!
Post by: Jallurin on February 28, 2015, 08:08:13 pm
Happy birthday Iron Edge :D

by far the best guild I have been in :) and no wonder that the guild has lasted this long
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Iron Edge!
Post by: safire on February 28, 2015, 08:37:30 pm
Lets not forget that Skinkie is the founder of the word "yoke" in our community :D
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Iron Edge!
Post by: Skinkelinke on February 28, 2015, 09:17:28 pm
Best known for his boring yokes :-)
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Iron Edge!
Post by: Sathanka on February 28, 2015, 11:01:56 pm
Happy Birthday IE, and its a pleasure to be a part of this community!

@Gaeios, where you at skiing?
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Iron Edge!
Post by: Aleynnah on March 01, 2015, 03:14:26 am
Happy Birthday IE! Here's some pictures I have taken over the years :)


One of the casual PvP teams :P
(http://i.imgur.com/OlO6dbT.jpg)

Here we are waiting for WoD to be released, on a couple of horses :P
(http://i.imgur.com/S3ekOL4.jpg)

Casually hanging out by the pool :P
(http://i.imgur.com/oUpii6K.jpg)

Norway meet up! (Valkyrie, Lethys, Safire, Mooneclipse and me)
(http://i.imgur.com/30qIfTu.jpg)

Bendiee and me! :)
(http://i.imgur.com/co1ZmAa.jpg)

Hope to see us be a great community for many more years! :)
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Iron Edge!
Post by: Cecerio on March 01, 2015, 09:31:41 pm
Happy B-day IE   ;D
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Iron Edge!
Post by: safire on March 03, 2015, 12:19:46 am
Thought you guys might enjoy this picture as well. One of the many IE meetups we've had :)

Me -> Doomslay -> Narco -> Rash -> Aretum. And if i remember right Abyiss is taking this picture.
(http://i.imgur.com/3WEQEvF.jpg)
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Iron Edge!
Post by: Vorte on March 03, 2015, 12:42:16 am
Scrapped together a few from the WOTLK days on an old HD. Left my favorite picture for last, of me, Nox and Talfor.
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Iron Edge!
Post by: Abyiss on March 03, 2015, 10:38:09 am
Thought you guys might enjoy this picture as well. One of the many IE meetups we've had :)

Me -> Doomslay -> Narco -> Rash -> Aretum. And if i remember right Abyiss is taking this picture.
(http://i.imgur.com/3WEQEvF.jpg)

Edit - And if i remember right smashed Abyiss is taking this picture
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Iron Edge!
Post by: Shiftey on March 03, 2015, 11:09:40 am
Happy birthday Iron Edge. When I joined I was 17 or 18. And now 10 years later I am... actually still the same crazy person :-)

And may more of you come to irc or join Iron Edge on steam so we can enjoy all the games out there in the next decade, together.

- Very former Druid Class Leader Shiftey
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Iron Edge!
Post by: delling on March 07, 2015, 02:08:16 pm
Happy birthday, my beloved guild!

Here are some screenshots from my favourite period of IE -- TBC! That's when we really started to hit our stride. I think most old school raiders would agree that we peaked at around Kil'jaedan. It's such a shame that Naxx 25 was so crap -- I still think that's what killed off our high-end raiding group. We still did OK in WOTLK though, over all!

Title: Re: Happy Birthday Iron Edge!
Post by: delling on March 07, 2015, 02:17:35 pm
I have a lot more screenshots, incidentally. I think we also still have a thread with all of our kill shots, going back (almost) to the beginning...

Ah, here it is: http://www.iron-edge.co.uk/index.php?topic=1249.0

Not all screenshots, but quite a few!
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Iron Edge!
Post by: mayx on March 18, 2015, 07:53:34 pm
Happy Birthday IE! Be happeh :) healthy and strong too. Less trolls and more bar crawls :)) Give some to get some :) Don't do to others what you dont want to be done.

Warm greetings from me.
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Iron Edge!
Post by: Kawe / David on May 01, 2015, 05:32:52 am
(http://i.imgur.com/yGeQ6CK.png)

So...

Behold, the guild roster of the <Iron Edgelettes>!

Formed as a lvl 1/2 (from travel experience!) pink-haired gnome invasion guild one night, when our home server was too laggy and disconnecty to do our Molten Core run for that evening.

We ran to IF, took the tram to SW, then ran to Westfall then along its coast, swimming all the way until we reached the boats in Booty Bay, that could take us to Ratchet. From there, we could finally reach crossroads (which was at the time still nearly always an area that you could expect reliably to be packed with players as they levelled.

We nearly even managed to kill a player with sheer numbers! Alas 'twas not to be, but we had a great evening of silly fun all the same, and if that's not a success I don't know what is.

Now, though, this guild roster serves as a kind of epitaph for ancient, long-gone guildies, and even our original Guild Leader. There are a few who are, amazingly, still with us though, even now.

For those of us who were there--or even just knew and forgot many of the names--I'm sure this will give you a kick right square in the feels :)