In the summer of 2012 a group of experienced heroes set out to form a ten man heroic raiding team. Having played together for the entirety of Cataclysm, a new guild emerged on Sylvanas EU. It would be a place where everybody contributed and no-one was left behind. It was here the story began…
As with every new guild, the start is always hard, and we would be no exception. The 5.0 daily grind hurt us badly. We burned through six tanks in the opening month and languished very low in the rankings. Having set our aim at the top 600 in T14, to be 100 pages deep was a shock to us all. Hard work and patience got us through, and after many sleepless nights, spots of light started to emerge from the darkness. Each new kill brought a slightly higher rank, and confidence started to rebuild.
In the coming weeks, using only three raid days, FSY managed to complete T14 as rank 400 in the world. This was way beyond our wildest dreams, and will always be an example of how a small group of dedicated individuals can achieve great things.
Tier 15 was where we transitioned from a group into a real team. We set the bar high with a target rank of 200. Once again the water rose to our neck as we lost player after player. However this time we had been through it before, and we knew how to respond. Lei Shen heroic was killed 167 in the world.
The final tier of Mists of Pandaria would be better still.
Retaining our mostly 3-night schedule we raised the bar yet again. This time we would aim for rank 100 in the world. The roster had become very stable, there were only a couple of changes over the tier. FatSharkYes completed the expansion with a world rank of 39 in 10m, 89 overall and the highest 3-night guild in the world. Every piece of that success is evenly spread between each dedicated member.
A few highlights below as a thank you to all members that passed through our ranks in 2013.
What’s going to happen now?
FatSharkYes grew from nothing in 2012 into the most successful 3-night guild in the world in 2013. But that is the past. We are no longer the new kid in class, and with the consolidation of all raid content to 20m, FSY will grow and become stronger.
We have rebuffed multiple merger offers as we consider our team to be invaluable both in terms of skill and attitude.
We have added a large number of high-quality players to our roster, successfully transitioning from a top 10 man team into a top 25 man.
The other big change that’s going to happen is that FatSharkYes will also increase its raiding time slightly, going from 3 to 4 days per week. This will be in addition to a 2-week ‘hardcore push’ on the release of every heroic content patch. So the first two week of heroics every tier FSY are going 14 days in a row, after which we fall back to a manageable 4 days schedule.
Tuesday 19:00 – 23:00
Wednesday 19:00 – 23:00
Thursday 19:00 – 23:00
Sunday 19:00 – 23:00
A selection of additional raids will be available over the opening fortnight.
Raids may occasionally start early, or run late, depending on player availability.
Attendance is not demanded for every additional raid, although players should be prepared for a heavier-than-usual schedule.
We are playing with a 25 player roster.
Recruitment is always open to exceptional applicants, no matter what class you play.