On October 28th, 2009, Julie, a member of the World of Warcraft guild Sidhe Devils on Kael’thas (US), revealed to us that she had been diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Her first treatment began on November 9th.
To show our support and love for Julie, her friends in Sidhe Devils started organizing this event within the game of World of Warcraft that we called the Raid for the Cure.
Tomorrow, Saturday, November 14th, the day has come at last!
What it is
World of Warcraft Kael’thas (US), a united cross-faction walk across Azeroth will be held on Saturday, November 14th, starting at 2:00 PM Central Time (Kael’thas-US server time).
Members of both Alliance and Horde factions are invited to attend. Pink Mageweave Shirts will be handed out for all walkers, and all levels of characters are welcome.
We will try to have shirts enough for everyone on both factions, but if you have one already, you’re welcome to bring it, and if you’d like, you could dress up fancy with your Festive Pink Dress!
The walk across Azeroth will not be a race of individuals, it will be a group march to show Julie our love and support.
The Raid for the Cure Event Details
The event itself will take place on Saturday, November 14th on the Kael’thas (US) server. The first start time will be for the Alliance at 2:00 PM Central (server) time.
There are two teams, one for the Alliance, and one for the Horde. The Alliance will start first, because they have a longer route to travel!
Julie has told us that her favorite starting zone in World of Warcraft is Darnassus.
Alliance Start: 2:00 PM Server
To honor her fun in the game, the Alliance team will form up near Conservator Ilthalaine in Shadowglen, the Night Elf starting area. I will be on Windburn, along with Myrx and Magwitch, as event coordinators and suppliers of the Pink Mageweave Shirts for the Alliance starting point. There will also be numberous folks on hand to serve as Protectors of the Innocent, what we’re calling folks that will be trying to keep new low level alts gank free.
The Alliance team will leave Shadowglen at approximately 2:00 PM Central Time (Kael’thas-US server time) to kick off the event.
There will be no raid groups, instead everyone attending is invited to;
A custom chat channel active on both factions for this event.
The Alliance team will travel as a group to Darnassus, and then down to the dock to take voyage upon a mighty ship to the port city of Auberdine in Darkshore.
The team should arrive at Auberdine at approximately 2:15 PM. If you cannot start on time with the main group, Nightmaer will be in Auberdine in advance, handing out more shirts. You can join the group there.
After a short break, the Alliance team will head off to Astranaar in Ashenvale.
The Alliance team will arrive at Astranaar in Ashenvale near Dalyshia, the Flight Master of Astranaar at approximately 2:30 PM. For those that really are running late on the Alliance side, Raen will be here a little in advance, with more shirts to hand out.
Horde Start: 2:30 PM Server.
Meanwhile, the Horde team will have formed up next to Grull Hawkwind in Camp Narache, the Tauren starting area in Mulgore. Jystra and Dekado will be on hand in advance to hand out Pink Mageweave Shirts, and just before 2:30, I (Windshadow) will log onto my level 80 Horde character Shadowflash and join the group.
At 2:30 PM, both Horde and Alliance teams will depart their respective locations, Astranaar and Camp Narache, and head on foot for the Crossroads in the Barrens.
Both teams should arrive at the Crossroads nearly simultaneously at 2:45 PM server time.
At this point, the last handing out of Pink Mageweave Shirts will be performed if needed, everyone will gather together, hopefully as one great group representing both factions, and between 2:45 and 3:00 PM depart Crossroads, headed for the city of Ratchet, and her infamous dock.
The entire cross-faction group will take ship from Ratchet for Booty Bay, and there descend as one upon that pestilential city of pirates for the wrap up, followed by a wild dance party. Bring your Pink Elekks and pony kegs!
Immediately after the completion of the march, the Raffle drawing will be performed offline, and results posted on the blog for all to see.
Thank you all very much for your time in reading this post. I sincerely hope I will see you there tomorrow!
Take care everyone, and please, please keep Julie in your thoughts and prayers.