Fans of Knives: July 7, 2018

If the rumours are correct, the pre-patch for Battle for Azeroth should launch next Tuesday, July 17. That means we have one week to get those achievements that will be unattainable after the change. One week to finish up:

  • Ahead of the Curve and Cutting Edge
  • The Mage Tower
  • Mythic+ 15
  • Brawlers Guild

Blizzard has released a blog with tips for getting the more challenging of these done. AotC and Cutting Edge are especially difficult to get in on now and they have some wonderful guilds listed who may be able to help you out with those, along with links to Wowhead for the guides you need.

Infexious has a couple of Mythic+ Coaching videos. If you are still needing that +15, check these out:

Get out there, do the thing; next week the world may be a different place.

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Fans of Knives: July 4, 2018

This week we are proud to announce that Ravenholdt and Infexious Gaming are collaborating on a transmog competition feature. If this is a success, we will make it a regular feature with new themes, prizes for the winners, and a spotlight on Ravenholdt. Episode 1: Outlaws, show us your best pirate!

 

Skwiggle has a new video looking at changes to Assassination in Battle for Azeroth:

 

And if you haven’t already seen it, check out this cosplay!

 

And finally, if you haven’t already heard, the Mage Tower is now available all the time. If you don’t have your pretty weapons yet, Wowhead and Gray_Hound have you covered.

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Fans of Knives: June 27, 2018

With Batlle for Azeroth swiftly approaching, as evidenced by the now permanent status of the Mage Tower and the introduction of the beginning of the end for our Artifact Weapons, Scathic and Lorentz have summarized their feelings and feedback on our class:

 

And Infexious has a look at some changes to Roll the Bones on Beta:

 

 

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Fans of Knives: June 20, 2018

Our Battle for Azeroth Beta Key Giveaways went splendidly. Thank you to all of the marvelously creative people who entered and congratulations to our winners. The first of the three giveaways was a screenshot contest. Behold the screenshots:

Expect a collection of the Haiku and Paint submissions soon…

 

Infexious is playing around with Assassination in Beta and has a look at a build that does am-a-zing damage while leveling. You Assassins may want to check this out:

 

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Final Ravenholdt Battle for Azeroth Beta Key Giveaway: Cloak of Doodles

It’s time for our third — and, sadly, final — Battle for Azeroth beta key giveaway! For our last big beta bash, fellow rogues, it’s time to take out a different set of hidden blades: your paintbrushes.

How To Enter

  1. Head over to the Ravenholdt Discord #announcements channel. You’ll see a post at the bottom of the channel from @GiveawayBot. Click on the :tada: emote comment just below it. If the number next to the :tada: turns blue, you have completed step one. If not, try again.
  2. Pick a look on your rogue. Could be a transmog you like, could be your armory. Open up a doodle program — could be MS Paint (if you have a PC), Paintbrush (Mac), xpaint (Linux), YouiDraw (Google it), or any number of other super-basic drawing apps — and draw your own mugshot. Pretend you got wronged by another rogue, and this is the mug you want to put on their WANTED poster. Only all you have to work with are big fat crayons.
  3. Go to our Ravenholdt Discord #giveaway-submissions channel and post two images: your drawing and (if you can — this part is optional) the screenshot you based it on.

How to Win

Post your images to #giveaways-submission by 9 p.m. EDT (6 p.m. PDT) on Tuesday, June 19. (That’s also 1 a.m. June 20 Greenwich Mean Time, for you non-US folks.) After the deadline has passed, we’ll announce 20 winners from among all eligible entries — 10 of you will be selected at random, while the remaining 10 will be doled out based on which drawings are our favorites.
 
We’ll announce the winners (be sure you have notifications turned on), and you’ll have 24 hours to send a PM to @rare to confirm your prize and receive your beta key. If you don’t PM @rare within 24 hours, you’ll forfeit your prize, and we’ll select another winner.

But I Don’t Know How to Art!

That’s the whole point! If we wanted something fancy, we’d ask you to use GIMP or Photoshop. If you’ve got talent, great — but if you don’t, embrace your terribleness and have fun! As long as you’ve clearly put in some kind of effort, you’ll be eligible to win.

Got Questions?

That’s what we’re here for! Feel free to PM a Despot or Shadowblade in Ravenholdt Discord, @ one of us in the #off-topic channel, or drop us a tweet. Good luck and good painting!
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Ravenholdt Battle for Azeroth Beta Key Giveaway #2: Haiku Among Thieves

A rogue, in shadow,
watches. The beta key rests,
waiting to be claimed.
We’re giving away more Battle for Azeroth beta keys, roguefolk! To win one this time, you’ll need to pickpocket your inner poet.
 
HOW TO ENTER:
  1. Head over to the Ravenholdt Discord #announcements channel. You’ll see a post at the bottom of the channel from @GiveawayBot. Click on the :tada: emote comment just below it. If the number next to the :tada: turns blue, you have completed step one. If not, try again.
  2. Write a haiku that is in some way related to the WoW rogue class. It can be about your character, or about specific spells, or about the experience of playing a rogue (or playing against one), or about other rogues in WoW lore — there’s a lot of ways you can approach this, so be creative and have fun with it!
  3. Go to the Ravenholdt Discord #giveaway-submissions channel and post your haiku there. Only one entry per person, please! If you enter multiple times, we’ll only look at the most recent entry.
HOW TO WIN:
 
Post your haiku to #giveaways-submission by 6 p.m. CDT (7 p.m. on the U.S. East Coast; 4 p.m. on the West Coast) on Saturday, June 16. (That’s 11 p.m. June 16 Greenwich Mean Time.) After the deadline has passed, we’ll announce 15 winners from among all eligible entries — five of you will be selected at random, while the remaining 10 will be doled out based on which haikus are our favorites. (We’re looking for creativity, originality, and good haiku structure!)
 
We’ll announce the winners (be sure you have notifications turned on), and you’ll have 24 hours to send a PM to @rare to confirm your prize and receive your beta key. If you don’t PM @rare within 24 hours, you’ll forfeit your prize, and we’ll select another winner.
 
WHAT’S A HAIKU?
 
It’s a very short poem — just three lines long — in which the first line has five syllables, the second line has seven syllables, and the third line has five syllables. The lines don’t rhyme. The Poetry Foundation has a longer explanation (plus some history), and Haiku Poems and Poets highlights lots of great examples. You can also use this syllable counter to help ensure your poem meets the 5-7-5 requirement.
 
GOT QUESTIONS?
 
That’s what we’re here for! Feel free to PM a Despot or Shadowblade in Ravenholdt Discord, @ one of us in the #off-topic channel, or drop us a tweet. Good luck, and happy haiku-ing!
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Fans of Knives: June 13, 2018

Y’know what? We had a giveaway. Entry involved clicking an emote AND posting a screenshot. Congratulations to the lucky winners! We’ll have a list of the winners along with a gallery of some of our favorite screen shots later in the week. Thanks to Stjern, Rare, and Rfeann for organizing the giveaway, and special thanks to Blizzard for the Battle for Azeroth Beta key prizes.

Y’know what else? We are doing another givaway. The prizes are the same: 15 Beta keys.  It will be posted in Ravenholdt Discord tonight around 8pm CDT. This time the rquirement will be to click on the emote AND post…well it’s not a screenshot this time. If you want to prepare, here is a HINT.

Blizzard has given us a total of 50 Beta keys to give out. Keep checking back. The giveaways will continue until all 50 keys find a home.

 

Meanwhile, back in Battle for Azeroth Beta, Infexious talks about a change that could affect our play: tank threat reduction. Besure to check out his channel for leveling videos and more.

 

This could be a SPOILER for some, but Perculia of Wowhead reflects on some of the changes that going to war will bring:

 

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Battle for Azeroth Beta Key Giveaway Through June 11 on Ravenholdt Discord

The Battle for Azeroth beta needs a few good rogues. You game?

The good¬†folks over at¬†Blizzard HQ have generously shared a bucket of BfA beta keys, and we’re eager to pass them along your way. So we’re holding our first-ever giveaway over in the Ravenholdt Discord! You’ll have until 11:59 p.m. PDT on Monday, June 11 to enter. When all’s said and done, 15 rogue players will be randomly selected to come away with a beta key.

All’s you gotta do to enter the giveaway is share a single moment of your Legion rogue experience with us.

Here are the details:

There are two steps you need to complete to enter the giveaway. You must complete both steps before the deadline.

STEP ONE: Head over to the Ravenholdt Discord’s¬†#announcements channel. You’ll see a post at the bottom of the channel from¬†@GiveawayBot. Click on the¬†:tada:¬†emote comment just below it. If the number next to the¬†:tada:¬†turns blue, you have completed step one. If not, try again.

STEP TWO: Take a screenshot of your rogue character in WoW — a screenshot that tells the story of your Legion experience as a rogue in a single image. Go to our Discord’s¬†#giveaways-submission¬†channel. Post your screenshot in the channel, along with a short caption — just a sentence or two — that explains the screenshot or puts it in context. Remember, your rogue character must be visible in the screenshot.

DEADLINE: You have until¬†Monday, June 11, at 11:59 p.m. PDT¬†to complete steps one and two. Don’t be late. A rogue must, above all things, be punctual.

HOW TO WIN: Shortly after the deadline,¬†@GiveawayBot¬†will randomly select and then announce 15 beta key winners in the #announcements channel. Be sure you have notifications turned on! You will have 24 hours to send a¬†private message¬†to¬†@rare, one of our Discord head honchos,¬†to confirm your prize and receive your beta key. If you don’t PM¬†@rare¬†within 24 hours, you’ll forfeit your prize, and we’ll select another winner. So be sure to check¬†#announcements¬†on June 12 just in case!

HOW TO LOSE: Your friendly neighborhood Ravenholdt Discord overlords reserve the right to disqualify your entry if you did not complete STEP TWO or your screenshot does not meet the STEP TWO requirements.

Capiche? Capiche. If you’ve got any questions, flag down someone of Despot or Shadowblade rank within our Discord or¬†hit us up on Twitter.¬†Good luck, and have fun with your screenshot entry! We’ll post a gallery of some of¬†our favorite entries here on the website after the giveaway is over.

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Fans of Knives: June 6, 2018

Back in 2016 Magdelena ran a wee Legion Art Contest on Twitter. He graciously shared one of the entries that he thought we might enjoy. He was right! For all you Outlaws, here is Fate and Fortune by Coolidge. Give this wonderful artist a follow:

 

Meanwhile, on Battle for Azeroth Beta, Infexious checks out Subtlety’s Warmode Talents. Be sure to check out his channel for more BfA previews, tips, and guides:

 

And Subtlety’s “Coming Soon” talents have been revealed. Tier 7 has been filled out with Secret Technique and Shuriken Tornado. Check out Wowhead for details:

 

Finally, due to popular demand, Ravenholdt tshirts are back. And there is a new one. How do we do it, rogues?

 

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Fans of Knives: May 30, 2018

As we all know by now, we are in the calm before a new expansion. News is short, but fear not, we have a little something.

Streamer and You Tuber, Skwiggle, gives us his take on Outlaw rogues on the Battle for Azeroth Beta. Expect more from Skwiggle as the expansion approaches.

 

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