This guild started with a group of 7 players including a maintank, healers & ranged dps.
We are experienced with all types of content that blizzard had to offer in retail during the years but it wasn’t the same anymore. It doesn’t feel epic anymore. The LFR system just removes every epic feeling about killing a boss. Horde versus Alliance isn’t even in the game anymore.
When we saw this incredible Emerald Dream project from Feenix we were really eager to recreate those good old vanilla memories.
We will be able to start strong in Emerald Dream with a good officer structure & a strong active core of players.
At the start we will focus on getting every raider BiS preraid and we'll start with Molten Core as soon as our guild is ready for it. We will assign guild profession masters like enchanting, blacksmithing & alchemy. Loot distribution will happen with Loot Council, that way our officers can make sure that our guild isn’t wasting drops & it’s a healthy way of motivating players to help the guild with herbs/ores/potions/.. because you can be sure to be rewarded after doing a good job. When we start raiding we will constantly keep evaluating our raiders. We aren’t interested in having a bunch of freeloaders making our progress harder. We are all in this for the fun, but we want everyone to invest a similar amount of time.
In time there might be some different or additional systems in place but to start a guild we think these conditions are essential.
■■ News 25/08/2012: Dreamstate was born!
The guild was created on the 25th of August 2012. The same day as the server Emerald Dream.
The first month was very difficult for both the guild and the server. Emerald Dream had the highest population of any private server to date, peaking at ~4000 players during its first days. This meant we had a large pool of players to recruit from, but we also faced heavy competition from other guilds. There was no way for any guild to distinguish itself while leveling, so we all raced to level 60 in hopes to be the first to enter Molten Core.
The first setback came when the server experienced heavy DDoS attacks about two weeks after launch. Emerald Dream was brought offline and the management of Feenix kept it offline for nearly a week while it worked to mitigate the attack and obtain better DDoS protection. This took a heavy toll on the server population and many players lost their initial hype, but Dreamstate endured and as soon as the server came back online we continued forward with our eyes on the prize.
■■ News 04/10/2012: Recruitment & Molten Core
Dreamstate is almost ready to start progressing as a guild.
This week we started raiding as an almost guildrun. We got some people still leveling and because of that we had some players from the guild 'Kings Among Trash' helping out. Thanks to them we had a raidgroup of around 35 players, not bad for a not scheduled raid.
We managed to kill 4 bosses during a short amount of time. The goal for this week is to kill several more.
We are looking to increase our numbers with skilled/dedicated players, who are valuable for us in the long run. So if you want to be part of the best Horde European PvE guild. Don't hesitate to fill in an application or to contact us ingame if you have any questions related to the guild.
Greetings from the Dreamstate leadership: Pants, Don, Griznak and Buiaka.
Dreamstate cleared Molten Core within a week of entering it. Unfortunately, Majordomo and Ragnaros were not yet available, so we continued farming the 8 available bosses in preparation for the release of UBRS, Majordomo, Ragnaros and Onyxia. October 2012 also solidified Dreamstate's position as the leading guild on Horde side - we recruited many of the best players on the server and started working on establishing a guild culture and values.
■■ News 06/11/2012: UBRS release, the 30th of October
We are happy to announce that we were able to kill Magmadar 2.0 and Majordomo Executus on the 30th of October, we did attempt Ragnaros only once after seeing that he wasn't even remotely working normal the first day of release.
■■ News 06/11/2012: Molten Core completed!
The 31st of October, with a raidreset behind us, we went into Molten Core with a solid raidgroup. Ready and able to deal some serious damage. We did clear everything in about 3 hours time, including the new, now correctly scripted, Ragnaros. We did one shot every boss without any problems. We were in particular satisfied with the ability of controlling Magmadar 2.0 perfectly.
■■ News 07/11/2012: First horde guild on Emerald Dream
Dreamstate managed to kill all the available bosses on Emerald Dream.
Onyxia has been slain on the 6th of November with a rather small raidgroup on our first Onyxia progress night. We are the first horde guild to clear all available content in the first content patch of Emerald Dream.
Now we are going to prepare our guild with the best possible players to be ready for future content. If you feel that you are able to beat the competition with skill/dedication, don't hesitate to make an application, regardless of whether or not your role/class is listed.
■■ News 07/01/2013: New homepage & forum
We are happy to announce that we have changed to a different homepage.
Now our forum, calendar, media, news, applications, .. are all located on the same location.
Check it out if you are interested: http://dreamstate.shivtr.com/
■■ News 25/02/2013: Happy Birthday Dreamstate!
Thanks everyone for making this happen. Our guild has grown from a guild with ambitions to a great community with players who share a common goal, to be the very best what Emerald Dream has to offer. Eager to destroy everything that interferes.
We are happy to announce that we are able to celebrate our 6 month anniversary. During these months we have seen a good amount of people come and go. Most for legit reasons. Nevertheless we want to thank everyone for making Dreamstate the guild it is today.
In approximately 2-3 months we will be able to step into Blackwing Lair. The most epic of all raids according to many. We are aiming for horde firsts and if there are any server firsts available we won't hesitate.
To make that happen we are looking for a few recruits to enhance the core of our raidgroup. If you feel you are the person for the job. Please let us know ingame or with an application on our forums. The last few months we were blessed with a lot of great recruits, most of them were approached. Headhunting is done to increase the quality of our recruits.
After our first week of Dire Maul we managed to get our 3 tanks a legendary Quel Serrar each. In the following picture you can see Thrashing being sad and rude to our sexy tanks:
■■ News 15/04/2013: Recruitment & Blackwing Lair
Dreamstate is getting ready for Blackwing Lair. Ready to battle against the alliance guilds. We are trying to unite the best horde players to have a chance against all those organised alliance guilds.
We are increasing our raidroster significantly in numbers while we prepare for Blackwing Lair. There is no restriction at the moment. Everyone who is dedicated enough will be considered. If you manage to surprise us with your talent and hard work we will be happy to gear you up as fast as we can in order to be ready for Blackwing Lair progress.
Hibernation is over, Dreamstate will be ready! The hunger for progress is high, 4-5 months of farming only Molten Core and Onyxia has been nasty. Take part of this epic journey while you can, Blackwing Lair is coming!
■■ News 03/05/2013: Blackwing Lair Official Announcement
Our guild has grown towards a steady and amazing community with hard working and dedicated individuals. We have started on the right moment with increasing our raidgroup about a month ago. We have the choice between 15+ open applications right now. Which is something I have never seen before. It is simply outstanding. We are going to speed up the decision process so we can start working together to get each and everyone of the new recruits their consumables to be ready for progress. Blackwing Lair progression.
■■ News 17/05/2013: Blackwing Lair Opening & Youtube
Blackwing Lair is coming! Tonight we will be able to step into Blackwing Lair for the very first time on Emerald Dream.
Most of us have waited so long for this moment to shine, the moment has arrived. Let's act like what we have been made for. Getting those impressive achievements and let's make the horde population envy us like they once did, far back when we started with Molten Core. Let's reinforce our stature towards anyone on this server.
Thanks to the initiative of Imfenion we currently have a youtube channel with several movies if you are interested in how we handle certain boss fights. http://www.youtube.com/user/DreamstateED/
■■ News 19/05/2013: Story of Blackwing Lair
Disturbing news has reached the Horde leaders in Orgrimmar – deep within the heart of Blackrock Mountain the ancient leviathan Nefarian has made his lair and now seeks to unleash a new, twisted brood of dragons upon the denizens of Azeroth.
Reports suggest that a pre-emptive strike at the beast’s stronghold is the only hope of victory, yet even the bravest of the Horde shudder at the thought of facing those spawns of foul alchemy, let alone their master’s wrath.
Dreamstate, heroes of the recent struggles against Ragnaros the Firelord and Onyxia the Broodmother, have volunteered for the task of culling the brood of Blackwing and bringing justice to their maker.
"As I stalk the halls of Blackrock, unknowable terrors lurk in the shadows; I cannot decide what unnerves me the most – the screeching of dying dragons in the distance or the soft sound of dripping blood from vials on the walls." - Kishkumen
"Nefarian’s atrocities know no bounds! As I was slaughtering my way through scores of corrupt whelps I prayed to the Earth Mother to grant them rest and calm my seething anger." - Thrashing
"When the Lord of Blackrock landed before me, the sound of his bellowing roar reverberated through my helm, leaving me deafened. I counted it a blessing, for it spared me the screams of my brethren, engulfed in his malefic breath." - Don
■■ News 25/08/2013: Happy Birthday Dreamstate
Dreamstate the oldest guild on Emerald Dream and probably at it's strongest point in history right now. I want to thank all the ancients who remember the very first weeks of Dreamstate's existence. Thanks to you guys we were able to keep our quality Dreamstate worthy.
We created our recruitment post on the 20th of August and the guild was created ingame on the 25th, the day that Emerald Dream was released.
With Blackwing Lair on farm and our position as the leading Horde guild secured, we turned out gaze at the enemy. The Alliance had always been a serious competition in PvE, PvP and World Bosses. The year following the release of BWL saw many epic battles between the two factions with Dreamstate always being at the forefront of the Horde. Whether it would be a 7-hour-long Kazzak standoff or waking up at 5 am to ambush an Alliance raid at Azuregos, our raiders distinguished themselves with their tenacity and unyielding resolve.
In the summer of 2014 with AQ still not released, the top guilds on the server were desperately looking for ways to settle the score of who is better. The recent launch of www.realmplayers.com, which kept a record of all raids and statistics related to them ignited a new kind of competition...
■■ News 19/07/2014: Onyxia 10-man
Dreamstate, most ancient of Horde guilds, are always looking for new challenges. But what can challenge such battle-tested veterans?
An idea was born. Why can't what used to take many be accomplished by few? Few brave and dedicated heroes...
... is all it takes to slay a dragon!
Shaman & Warlock POV
■■ News 23/07/2014: Our 1st BWL Speedrun
Congrats Dreamstate, I am proud. We present our 1st BWL speedrun.
■■ News 24/07/2014: Onyxia 5-man
In <Dreamstate> we take raiding seriously. But every once in a while, the raid could become a party… a party of 5!
Who says raid bosses require a raid? Where skill and dedication exist, a way would always be found!
■■ News 25/08/2014: Happy Birthday!
2 years and counting!
■■ News 27/08/2014: New Server BWL Record!
We managed to clear Blackwing Lair in only 45 minutes. Amazing job!
■■ News 17/09/2014: First official Guild Meeting!
Throughout the years the community has grown and bonded to the point where playing the game was no longer enough. And thus Dreamstate decided it was time for the first guild meeting - it took place in Salzburg. Below you can see a video from the meeting featuring Budge(hosting the meeting), Don, Srugath, Manadour and Netherfrost.
Here's the video:
■■ News 30/09/2014: New Server ZG Record!
We managed to clear Zul'Gurub in only 27 minutes. Really fun experience but we feel we can do better. So stay tuned for even faster results.
■■ News 01/10/2014: New Server MC Record!
Our first real speedrun has been very successful. Molten Core has been cleared in only 31 minutes. But it doesn't stop here obviously, we will keep pushing and developing ourselves. Nevertheless amazing job on achieving a new Feenix clear time record!
■■ News 11/01/2015: War Effort Announced!
On the 11th of January 2015 Feenix finally announced the impending launch of the War Effort in preparation for AQ release. Although everyone was excited about finally experiencing this new content, the server had been in a decline for more than a year. In contrast to the dying server, our community had grown and was more thriving than ever. Many voices spoke out that Dreamstate should look beyond Emerald Dream and seek new opportunities for preserving the community.
■■ News 19/01/2015: The War Begins!
In the gloom of the retreating sandstorm we beheld the Gates to the ancient city.
Ahn’Qiraj … the very name inspired awe and foreboding in the hearts of my brethren. I turned my head and beheld them, ranks upon ranks arrayed behind me. They stood unwavering, yet I knew their hearts held doubt.
What is your assessment of our enemy, inquired the grizzled orc beside me. Your scouts have been sweeping the area for days now.
The silithid are stirring. The majority of their numbers remain within the city, but a small vanguard has already swarmed the hives.
What of the Alliance?
They are yet to arrive. Their forces outnumber us. They will surely attempt to seize the hives and claim the spoils from engaging the insectoids first.
Over my dead body! interrupted a voice that rang with a mixture of menace and command. It belonged to a massive bull with battle-worn horns. The silithid defile the very ground we stand upon. In the name of the Earth Mother it shall be our warriors, who will strike the first blow – I will lead the charge personally.
Fighting the Alliance would avail us little, the orc’s voice was calm, a sharp contrast to that of the tauren. This promises to be a protracted war and it would drain the resources of both factions. We would either work together or face obliteration.
My agents report that the Alliance are ill-inclined towards cooperation. Skirmishes might be unavoidable. We need to allocate troops to protect our flanks and rear–
The sound of a horn split the air!
Too late for that now, growled the tauren. They are here!
And so begins the greatest conflict of our time, the orc turned to address the gathered warriors. We will face it with courage and do honour to our ancestors. Lok’tar ogar!