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#Acherus Theorycrafting Events

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We've received a lot of positive feedback on the roundtable discussion, and we had a lot of fun putting it together, so we're planning more events. I'll be keeping both this post and the post on mmochampion up to date with our progression.

What is #Acherus?

An IRC chat channel where a large portion of death knight theorycrafters, raiders, addon authors, and guide-writers spend time discussing death knights and working on the cutting edge of theorycrafting. It's a place where we test out new addons, get feedback on guides and math before we present them here, and have a good time.

Upcoming Events:

More information on events will be posted as it becomes available.

US 25 ally dk raid/Q&A

"Alliance friends, we're happy to announce that Round Two of #Acherus takes on MSV is finally here!

Join us for a special raiding event where you can raid with members of #Acherus - the premier DK Community in WoW, featuring the founder of #Acherus, Magdalena, and Jayos from Midwinter!

Unfortunately at this time, #Acherus was unable to secure an EU Alliance Death Knight special guest for this event. If YOU are an Alliance Death Knight from the EU and would like to post your own all-DK MSV clear, please do so and let me know the link in the comment section! We will highlight your raid so that others may sign up.

This is a Death Knight only event - you must be a Death Knight to sign up. You MUST add your Death Knight to OpenRaid and sign up on that character.

Date: Saturday 24 August 8pm EDT/New York

Read Me: Full MSV Clear Experience + iLvl of at least 510+ is required for this event. Higher iLvls will be given stronger consideration.

Sign up today!

You can sign up at OpenRaid - #OR Event: DK MSV w/#Acherus for the US version

This event is a collaboration between the members of #acherus, and the wonderful staff over at openraid. We hope to go in, kill bosses, and have some fun! After the event, we'll be having a Q&A for any dk/wow related questions. If anyone is interested in raid leading an alliance version of this event for the EU, please PM me.

Past Events:

US/EU 25 dk raid/Q&A

"Join us for a special raiding event where you can raid with members of #Acherus - the premier DK Community in WoW, featuring the amazing Raegwynsolo (EU only) plus moderators from Elitist Jerks and Icy Veins!

This is a Death Knight only event - you must be a Death Knight to sign up. You MUST add your Death Knight to OpenRaid and sign up on that character.

Date: Saturday 13 July

EU: 8pm CEST/Paris

US: 8pm EDT/New York

All players who sign up for the event will be left at Not Approved until 72 hours before the Event, and then Approvals/Reserves will be completed randomly for those that qualify. Full MSV Clear Experience + iLvl of 510+ is requested for this event.

Please note: At this time we are only able to offer this event to EU Horde and US Horde due to the factions of our special guests. We are hoping that this event will encourage Alliance members of #Acherus from the EU and US to step up and get involved for a Round Two!"

You can sign up at OpenRaid - #OR Event: DK MSV w/#Acherus for the US version

You can sign up at OpenRaid - #OR Event: DK MSV w/#Acherus for the EU version

This event is a collaboration between the members of #acherus, the wonderful staff over at openraid, and some of the staff behind icy veins. We hope to go in, kill bosses, and have some fun! After the event, we'll be having a Q&A for any dk/wow related questions. We'd still like to host an alliance version, but for some strange reason, all of our raid leaders seem to be horde. If anyone is interested in raid leading an alliance version of this event, please PM me.

5.3 Q&A 5/25/13

After the success of the first #Acherus roundtable discussion, we’re pleased to announce our second major event: A Q&A session with #Acherus members on our Twitch Livestream, answering the community’s questions about Death Knights!

We will begin the event by having a 15-20 minute discussion about the 5.3 changes for Death Knights, including the reversion of some of the Unholy nerfs. Following this, we will move on to the main event: The Q&A session.

We aim for this to be an opportunity where the community can ask questions about Death Knights to some skilled players and theorycrafters that tend to shape most of the discourse surrounding the class. These can include:

-Thoughts on the overall state and design of the class

-Playstyle questions for each spec

-Raid and Challenge Mode specific tips

We plan to stream our Q&A Live on Saturday, the 25th of May at 3 pm EST. Those that miss the initial broadcast will be able to watch a recorded version once the event has concluded.

You’ll be able to access the stream here: Mendenbarr

We have several ways for you to field questions to us:

-Use the stream chat on the day of the event. Keep in mind it will be heavily monitored.

-Tweet Magdalena with the #AcherusQ&A hashtag: @MagdalenaDK for general, frost, and unholy questions.

-Tweet Reniat with the #AcherusQ&A hastag: @ReniatDK for blood questions.

-Post your questions on the #Acherus facebook page (don’t forget to Like us!): https://www.facebook.com/pages/Acherus-Live-Chat-for-Death-Knights/560579180652914

Roundtable discussion and Q&A 4/27/13

The discussion is over and can be found:

The discussion: mendenbarr - #Acherus Roundtable Discussion Live Chat for Death Knight DK roundtable

Q&A session: mendenbarr - #Acherus Q&A Live Chat for Death Knight DK roundtable

Full details:

#Acherus (The Death Knight theorycrafting IRC room) is hosting a roundtable discussion to talk about the current state of affairs for dks. The discussion will take place as a mumble conversation, while being live-streamed to twitch.tv, where a VOD will remain for anyone who misses the original airing.

This will take place on Saturday, April 27th, at 3 PM EST, and will last about an hour. It will be followed by a Q&A with the twitch chatroom.

Guests:

Matron Heartless

Author and maintainer of the EJ unholy guide since 4.1

Named Timmy the ghoul

Magdalena

Current owner of the #Acherus theorycrafting channel

Blogs at Son of a Lich

Currently writes BiS lists for unholy on EJ.

Namer of festerblight and gary the gargoyle

Mendenbarr

Maintainer of the Frost and advanced tactics thread on EJ

DK dev of simulationcraft

Consultant to icy veins frost and unholy guides

"Creator" of festerblight

Reniat

Maintainer of the blood tank guide on MMOC

Consultant to icy veins for the blood guide.

Active theory-crafter on EJ.

Vyoh

Core Raider and 3rd tank in Scrubbusters, getting the world 8th Lei Shen kill, and the world 15th Ra-Den kill.

Raider and GM of Numen for 6 years.

List of topics:

Spec balance between unholy, festerblight, 2-hand frost, and DW frost.

Specs on a fight by fight basis

Avoidance vs. accuracy for blood

Changing stat weights in different situations and simulationcraft

Gemming strength vs. gemming secondary stats.

Hit/Expertise rating and how it's too damn high.

Festerblight

Successful changes for DKs in 5.0-5.2 and what could still use improvement

2-hand vs. DW frost (should the choice dicate performance, playstyle, both, or neither?)

Blood raid utility and damage with high and low vengeance, compared to other tanks.

Favorite dk ability

Favorite transmog gear

Best DK mounts

Soloing old content

Fun uses for Control Undead and Dark Sim

What is one ability from our class's past that you would want back?

This is taking a fair bit of work to put together, and the more people that can benefit from it the more worthwhile it will be. So spread the word! The only benefit we'll be getting from this roundtable will be the chance at learning something new, and being able to (hopefully) help people.

The stream will be viewable at Mendenbarr, and should start on Saturday, April 27th, at 3 PM EST.

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5.3 Q&A

After the success of the first #Acherus roundtable discussion, we’re pleased to announce our second major event: A Q&A session with #Acherus members on our Twitch Livestream, answering the community’s questions about Death Knights!

We will begin the event by having a 15-20 minute discussion about the 5.3 changes for Death Knights, including the reversion of some of the Unholy nerfs. Following this, we will move on to the main event: The Q&A session.

We aim for this to be an opportunity where the community can ask questions about Death Knights to some skilled players and theorycrafters that tend to shape most of the discourse surrounding the class. These can include:

-Thoughts on the overall state and design of the class

-Playstyle questions for each spec

-Raid and Challenge Mode specific tips

We plan to stream our Q&A Live on Saturday, the 25th of May at 3 pm EST. Those that miss the initial broadcast will be able to watch a recorded version once the event has concluded.

You’ll be able to access the stream here: Mendenbarr

We have several ways for you to field questions to us:

-Use the stream chat on the day of the event. Keep in mind it will be heavily monitored.

-Tweet Magdalena with the #AcherusQ&A hashtag: @MagdalenaDK for general, frost, and unholy questions.

-Tweet Reniat with the #AcherusQ&A hastag: @ReniatDK for blood questions.

-Post your questions on the #Acherus facebook page (don’t forget to Like us!): https://www.facebook.com/pages/Acherus-Live-Chat-for-Death-Knights/560579180652914

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"Join us for a special raiding event where you can raid with members of #Acherus - the premier DK Community in WoW, featuring the amazing Raegwynsolo (EU only) plus moderators from Elitist Jerks and Icy Veins!

This is a Death Knight only event - you must be a Death Knight to sign up. You MUST add your Death Knight to OpenRaid and sign up on that character.

Date: Saturday 13 July

EU: 8pm CEST/Paris

US: 8pm EDT/New York

All players who sign up for the event will be left at Not Approved until 72 hours before the Event, and then Approvals/Reserves will be completed randomly for those that qualify. Full MSV Clear Experience + iLvl of 510+ is requested for this event.

Please note: At this time we are only able to offer this event to EU Horde and US Horde due to the factions of our special guests. We are hoping that this event will encourage Alliance members of #Acherus from the EU and US to step up and get involved for a Round Two!"

You can sign up at OpenRaid - #OR Event: DK MSV w/#Acherus for the US version

You can sign up at OpenRaid - #OR Event: DK MSV w/#Acherus for the EU version

This event is a collaboration between the members of #acherus, the wonderful staff over at openraid, and some of the staff behind icy veins. We hope to go in, kill bosses, and have some fun! After the event, we'll be having a Q&A for any dk/wow related questions. We'd still like to host an alliance version, but for some strange reason, all of our raid leaders seem to be horde. If anyone is interested in raid leading an alliance version of this event, please PM me.

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"Alliance friends, we're happy to announce that Round Two of #Acherus takes on MSV is finally here!

Join us for a special raiding event where you can raid with members of #Acherus - the premier DK Community in WoW, featuring the founder of #Acherus, Magdalena, and Jayos from Midwinter!

Unfortunately at this time, #Acherus was unable to secure an EU Alliance Death Knight special guest for this event. If YOU are an Alliance Death Knight from the EU and would like to post your own all-DK MSV clear, please do so and let me know the link in the comment section! We will highlight your raid so that others may sign up.

This is a Death Knight only event - you must be a Death Knight to sign up. You MUST add your Death Knight to OpenRaid and sign up on that character.

Date: Saturday 24 August 8pm EDT/New York

Read Me: Full MSV Clear Experience + iLvl of at least 510+ is required for this event. Higher iLvls will be given stronger consideration.

Sign up today!

You can sign up at OpenRaid - #OR Event: DK MSV w/#Acherus for the US version

This event is a collaboration between the members of #acherus, and the wonderful staff over at openraid. We hope to go in, kill bosses, and have some fun! After the event, we'll be having a Q&A for any dk/wow related questions. If anyone is interested in raid leading an alliance version of this event for the EU, please PM me.

Edit: Is being livestreamed at 3XiL3d !

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Blizzcon might be over, but the excitement’s only just started!
 
On Saturday, 16th November at 2PM EST #Acherus, the premiere Death Knight theorycrafting community will be conducting a roundtable theorycrafting livestream, where we discuss Blizzcon, mechanical changes that the Warlords of Draenor expansion will bring, raid format changes and of course, information about changes to the Death Knight class.
 
This Livestream will differ slightly from others, in that many of the mechanics and changes we discuss are significant for all classes rather than only Death Knights. We do fully intend to make this a DK-centric discussion however!
 
Our roundtable for this Livestream will consist of:
 
-Magdalena, 25HM raider of <Something Wicked> US-Whisperwind
-Mendenbarr, 25HM raider of <Divide> US-Zul’jin
-Reniat, 25HM raider of <Whatever We’re Awesome> US-Magtheridon
-Vereesà, 10HM raider of <Depraved> EU-Twilight’s Hammer
 
Some of discussion topics include:
 
-Experiences with Blizzcon
-Raid format changes and what they mean for the community and various raiding brackets
-New stat paradigms and what they mean for us in Warlords of Draenor
-The item squish, changes to professions and how they affect us
-Death Knight Level 100 talent analysis and speculation about what’s to come for our class this expansion
 
Following the discussion, we will have a 1 hour Q&A session where stream viewers can submit questions about our thoughts on subjects relevant to what’s already been discussed. While we will primarily focus on 6.0 and what’s been revealed there, we will also allow for discussion 5.4 and the current state of raiding to also be included.
 
Stream location and times:
 
The event will be streamed on our new Twitch channel: http://www.twitch.tv/acherusdk 
 
In the event that the channel is down, we will use an alternate channel and alert the community about the update. 
 
The stream will begin at 2 PM EST on Saturday- that’s 11 AM PST and 7 PM GMT.
 
Prizes!
 
Thanks to some generous donations from members of #Acherus and the wider community, we have Hearthstone Beta keys to give away this Livestream! The keys will be given out periodically over the stream in a manner that will be detailed during the broadcast itself. We may also offer additional prizes depending on the stream’s popularity at the time.
 
Q&A submission:
 
We have several ways for you to field questions to us:
 
-Use the stream chat on the day of the event. Keep in mind it will be moderated.
 
-Tweet Magdalena, Mendenbarr and Reniat with the #AcherusQ&A hashtag: @MagdalenaDK, @Destinysoftwork and @ReniatDK, respectively. 
 
-Post your questions on the #Acherus facebook page (don’t forget to Like us!): https://www.facebook.com/pages/Acherus-Live-Chat-for-Death-Knights/560579180652914 
 
We look forward to seeing everyone in attendance!

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This Saturday, on August 23rd, #Acherus will be conducting a roundtable discussion, where we discuss the state of Death Knights on the Warlords of Draenor Beta! 
 
The event will begin at 2 pm EST (11 am PDT), and will be streamed Live at: http://www.twitch.tv/AcherusDK
 
Our panelists will include:
 
-Magdalena of <Something Wicked> US-Whisperwind
-Ketsuki of <Static> US-Arthas
-Mendenbarr of <Midwinter> US-Sargeras
-Reniat of  <Whatever We’re Awesome> US-Magtheridon
 
We also have two very special guests joining us!
 
-Jayos of <Midwinter> US-Sargeras
-Qelric of <Decimate> EU-Argent Dawn
 
Some of discussion topics include:
 
-Covering present mechanical changes in the WoD Beta
-Talent/Glyph discussion
-Personal opinions/experiences of the class on Beta
-Number tuning.
-Impressions of other WoD changes from a Death Knight perspective.
 
We will also have a Q&A session where stream viewers can submit questions about our thoughts on subjects relevant to what’s already been discussed.
 
Beta Keys!
 
We have multiple WoD Beta keys to give out, and will be doing so over the course of the stream. Be sure to tune in and listen closely for key giveaways!
 
Q&A submission:
We have several ways for you to field questions to us.
 
-Use the stream chat on the day of the event. Keep in mind it will be moderated.
 
-Tweet Ketsuki with the hashtag: #AcherusQ&A
 
-Post your questions on the #Acherus facebook page (don’t forget to Like us!): https://www.facebook.com/pages/Acherus-Live-Chat-for-Death-Knights/560579180652914%C2'>
 
We look forward to seeing everyone in attendance!

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