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A nicely populated realm with some good PvE action, AV premades and forum drama. However if you are looking for PVP action, you will want to be on the Horde side, or better yet, a pvp server.


25th November 2009 Census

  • Alliance: 11,621 - 52%
  • Horde: 10,625 - 48%


Alliance 32 Alliance guilds Edit

  • Banoffee Pie [1]
  • Contra Mundum [2]
  • Dark Motives [3]
  • Dirty Deeds [4]
  • Divine Intervention [5]
  • Dusk [6] (10 Man Raiding)
  • Fallen Legion [7]
  • Gauntlet, The [8] "Fantasys answer to the Latex Glove"
  • Ginnunga [9]
  • Glory of the Raiders [10] (Swedish Guild)
  • Heaven Reborn [11]
  • HUNS [12] (Hungarian Guild)
  • I Legio Italica [13] (Italian Guild)
  • Ice [14]
  • Imperial Protectors [15]Social raid-active guild
  • Knights of the Darklight (We Worhsip Thesk)
  • Last Legion [16]
  • Lords of Nordrassil, The [17]
  • Midnight Storm [18]
  • Milites Fortuna[19]
  • Most Wanted Guild [20]
  • Mystic [21]
  • Phoenix Rising [22]
  • Pride of St George [23]
  • Pro Finlandia [24] (Finnish Only)
  • Pwn Stars [25]
  • Refined [26]
  • Royal Order, The [27]
  • Sanctus [28]
  • Team Myth [29]
  • The Forgotten Empire [30]
  • Trinity [31]
  • Veterans [32]
  • Veto [33]
  • Wildrunners [34]
  • Wolf Guards [35]

Horde 32 Horde guilds Edit

  • A Team, The [36]
  • Axis [37]
  • Bane [38] (Mostly former De Muerte members)
  • Dark Agenda [39]
  • Dead End [40]
  • Destiny Awaits [41]
  • Dethroned [42]
  • Divided We Fall [43]
  • DysOrder [44]
  • Epsilon [45]
  • Ember [109]
  • Haven [46]
  • Horde Empire [47]
  • Honourbound [48]
  • Italian Elite [49] (Italian)
  • Kyl [50]
  • Mental [51]
  • Mortalis [52]
  • Nightbreed [53] (Late Night Raiding)
  • Phoenix [54]
  • Phylumists [55]
  • Rising Stars [56]
  • Semi Detached [57]
  • Simia Infinata [58]
  • Stigmata [59]
  • Simplicity (No Website)
  • Veritas [60]
  • UK Legend (Forums)

Disbanded / Inactive Guilds Edit

  • (H) Adults Only [61]
  • (A) Arise (Most former members in Hotfixed)
  • (A) Asylum [62]
  • (A) Beltain Lords [63] (Most former members in Stormhammer)
  • (A) Blackwing Liars, The [64]
  • (A) Blazing Glory [65]
  • (A) Champions [66] (Most former members in Prepared)
  • (A) ClockWork Orange [67] (Italian)
  • (A) Dominion [68]
  • (A) Delight [69]
  • (A) Easyraiders [70]
  • (A) Elysium [71]
  • (A) Errare Humanum Est [72]
  • (A) Eternal Guardians [73]
  • (A) Eternal Spirits [74]
  • (A) Evolution [75]
  • (A) Darkthrone (Dutch) [76]->Converted to "Myth" (EU)
  • (A) Fekete Turul Légió [77]
  • (A) Fellowship Elites, The [78] (Most former members in Oiche Deithi)
  • (A) Greyskull [79]
  • (A) Guardians of Peace, The (Dutch)(non-active)
  • (A) Heaven Denied [80]
  • (A) Hotfixed [81]
  • (A) Invictus [82]
  • (A) Immortality [83] (Most former members in Veto)
  • (A) Italian Project [84] (Italian)
  • (A) Lewt FTW [85]
  • (A) Lords of Kobol, The (Most former members are in Asylum or Greyskull)
  • (A) Lowland Raiders [86]
  • (A) Known [87]
  • (A) Masons, The [88]
  • (A) Mercenaries of Azeroth [89] (Some former members joined The Knights Who Say Ni)
  • (A) Midnight Storm [90] (Most former members in Momentum)
  • (A) Momentum [91]
  • (A) Myth [92]
  • (A) Oíche Deithí [93] (Most former members in Scarred)
  • (A) Omega [94]
  • (A) Paranoia [95]
  • (A) Portvs Cale [96]
  • (A) Plastic [97] (Disbanded or maybe fell apart, or disbanded because they fell apart, who knows.)
  • (A) Prepared [98]
  • (A) Rembrandt (Dutch Kara raiding guild)
  • (A) Revenant [99] (Merge between Rebirth [100] and Splinter [101])
  • (A) Ronin [102]
  • (A) Russian Drunk Bears [103]
  • (A) Scarred (Merged with Arise)
  • (A) Surge [104]
  • () Sworn [105] (Transferred to Saurfang in Dec 09)
  • (A) Tranquility [106] (Reformation from former Plastic members)
  • (A) Twilight Sentinels, The [107] (disbanded)
  • (A) Virtue (Most former members in Last Legion)
  • (A) Unit [108] (transferred to Silvermoon EU, remade in WotLK, disbanded again)


  • (H) Bada Bing Club [109] (Swedish)
  • (H) BloodCreed [110]
  • (H) Dante [111]
  • (H) Dependence (disbanded)
  • (H) Dies Irae [112]
  • (H) Dragon Legion [113]
  • (H) The Dutchclan [114]
  • (H) Ground Zero [115]
  • (H) Grudge [116]
  • (H) Horde Empire [117]
  • (H) If In Doubt AFK [118]
  • (H) Immune [119] (disbanded)
  • (H) Kaos Legion (disbanded)
  • (H) Logica [120]
  • (H) Lore [121]
  • (H) Mournreavers, The [122]
  • (H) Null [123]
  • (H) Oblivious (Transferred server to EU-Anachronos early 2007)
  • (H) Ofanziva (disbanded)
  • (H) Postmortem [124]
  • (H) Precedent (Most former members in Mortalis)
  • (H) Unholy Knights (disbanded)
  • (H) Valio [125] (Finnish)

Nordrassil's Alliance History Edit

When Nordrassil went live in October 2005, its population quickly to favor to the Alliance. Within a few months, many guilds had rose up, probably the most memorable being Unit. Unit was the most progressed guild on the server due to raiding more than any other guild on the server. However, they quickly built up a reputation and it was not a good one. They achieved many server firsts, including Ragnaros and Nefarian.

Unit were also the guild to open the Gates of Ahn'Qiraj, with the Scarab Lord title going to Diane, a rogue who insisted Thunderfury was a bad weapon for rogues. Unit remained the most progressed guild on the server until the arrival of Mortalis due to a server transfer. Since then Mortalis was widely seen as the most progressed guild and due to their dedication into helping other members of the Horde community out, received good reputation, unlike Unit.

Despite Unit being about, there is actually more to the server then them. Other alliance guilds of this time during classic include Fallen Legion, Phoenix Rising, Saga, Sky, Splinter, The Fellowship Elites (in caps), Virtue and Wildrunners. Mystic for example, was a casual guild who were progressing through Blackwing Lair when the TBC patch hit. No one expected them to become one the best guilds on the server. The Conclave had just begun Blackwing Lair. Omega had just downed Nefarian. The Gauntlet and The Fellowship Elites had both just hit AQ40 and defeated the Prophet Skeram. Fallen Legion went on the become the most progressed alliance guild on the server. Virtue took their first steps into Naxxramas. Splinter was created by Boru and was essentially a guild created from Unit.

Saga despite its good reputation and friendly players, disbanded with the launch of the Burning Crusade. Phoenix Rising have a more complicated history. They decided to merge and transfer server, however Bubbles, decided to rebuild Phoenix Rising on Nordrassil and was actually successful, but did not have the same success and glory they once had. Sky too, disbanded during TBC. Splinter also merged and disbanded during TBC.

The Fellowship Elites went on to become Oíche Deithí (the name nobody could say) during TBC, and then Scarred in WoTLK, which merged with Arise and became Hotfixed. Virtue became Last Legion in TBC and are still raiding to this day. Wildrunners is also still about, but is now a small guild with none of its former members.

The era of TBC came about, due to introduction of 25 mans instead of 40 and many guilds suffered from this change. Much instance farming and attunements were completed for Karazhan which was not so easy to begin with. Many guilds wiped on Shade of Aran. During which time, Horde quickly became to more favoured side for PVE on Nordrassil, with Immune and various other members from other guilds formed Kwaiden who followed swiftly behind Precedent (ex-Mortalis) in progress. The guild Champions also became Prepared and progressed as well.

Soon enough, SSC was released and around this time, Nordrassil was very happy to hear that Unit was leaving for Silvermoon. Shortly after transferring there, they were mocked and of course, they split. With very few alliance guilds clearing SSC and TK compared to Horde, alliance progress was not too great. Nonetheless, many guilds succeeded through most of these raid dungeons, namely Afterlife, Paranoia, Oíche Deithí, Prepared, Last Legion, Phoenix Rising, Pro Finlandia and of course, Fallen Legion, Mystic and The Gauntlet.

A guild known as Greyskull at this time, was reborn as Arise and quickly caught up in progress, and let us not forget Midnight Storm who seemed to come about out of no where. Ginnunga was also formed, with their mothership guild based on Stormreaver.

Along came the nerf patch, many guilds skipped attunement and dived into Hyjal and Black Temple. However, the alliance were beaten to defeating Illidian first by the horde.

Sunwell came about, and guilds quickly found it was not an easy walk in the park. However, due to what we can presume was guild drama on the horde side, Fallen Legion quickly gained the lead and led the way into Sunwell Plateau and retained their rank as the most progressed guild alliance side to this date. At this time, Precedent disbanded, becoming Mortalis once again, but no longer retained the strong lead on progress as they once did. Around this time, Oíche Deithí reformed under the name Scarred and did reasonably well in the beginning of the next expansion.

Along comes Wrath of the Lich King and as well a barrage of guild recruitment posts on the forums as well as trade chat. This is what can presumed to Blizzard's introduction of both 10 and 25 man version of raid instances, leaving many small guilds to form and big guilds to need recruits.

As expected, Fallen Legion quickly storm their way through content (not that it was very challenging) and were the first to clear Naxxramas and Obsidian Sanctum. Valio on the horde side however, beat them to the server first of Malygos and Sartharian with 3 drakes up. At this time, OS+3 drakes, Malygos in under 6 minutes and Glory of the Raider were the most challenging content to clear and only a handful of guilds managed it. Midnight storm decided to transfer, but failed and many of its members came back to form Momentum. Veto was born out of the ashes of Immortality.

However, to the alliance populations dismay, Boru attempted to rebuild Unit on Nordrassil. Despite initial success, they quickly began dying when Ulduar came about and sort a merge with Scarred. Scarred was also struggling, so it is understandable why they would accept the members of Unit... However, Scarred quickly lost more members and merged with Arise to form Hotfixed within a couple of months.

As the summer period came about, recruitment from all guilds was more demanding then ever. Fallen Legion had opened up most classes, but having to rely on realm transfers to really get its desired player base. Last Legion also suffered, having to take months to down Yogg-Saron, even after the 3.2 patch.

However, there was a weird phenomena going about. Many guilds that were about in TBC suddenly seemed to complete a lot of the raid content available. Now many previously unknown guilds to the Nordrassil progress thread were springing up, they were not bad guilds at all, but were not expected to progress that far either. Pride of St. George, Veterans, Heaven Reborn, Sworn, Delight were all doing well.

Fallen Legion still leads the way in alliance progress, with The Gauntlet and Mystic following behind. Pro Finlandia, being an all Finnish guild, also stayed strong throughout on progress.

Although Horde guild Kyl took most of the server firsts in Icecrown Citadel, Fallen Legion were to take the server first kill of the Lich King on 25 man heroic mode, becoming the realm's first Light of Dawners.

[The above is just an opinion and experience of the Nordrassil server from someone whose been playing since its launch.]

Nordrassil's Horde History Edit

Wrath of the Lich King was released and every fellow horde started levelling as fast as they could. The most successful horde levellers were Kotomi, Desther, Chromean and Mukharn by far the others and managed to get the Realm First achievements.

After about 4-5 Days Valio managed to get their first 25man raid and cleared OS, Naxx 25 in one day. The next day they accomplished the Realm First! Malygos achievement.

It didn't take long either when Valio got their server first OS 3D either and Ground Zero came after. Both these guilds though had hard times getting The Immortal achievement from Naxx, and they never did. Valio lost their hope at the early starts and Ground Zero was more on to do all the bosses as fast as they could.

After 3 Months from the OS3D kill most of the Valio members started quitting which made the guild itself recruit really really bad people, which was then shown in Ulduar 3 months later when released; Ground Zero caught up and got the first kill on Yogg-Saron. Pretty much when the time went past a handful of old members of Valio started feel really bad about clearing Ulduar lots of times on normal mode, and they left and joined Ground Zero.

However summer came and Ground Zero disbanded and Kyl was formed by the ex Valio officers and raiders. They quickly started doing progress in Ulduar 10 with T6 on and quickly started going for the hardmodes, and eventually got the horde first Algalon kill on 10man.

A week before TOGC 25 was released Kyl decided to take the step to 25 mans and to make the guild international, which made Lords of Retardia and Valio disband.

Kyl was really successful all times, they managed to get Realm First! Celestial Defender, Realm First! Alone in the Darkness and Realm First! Grand Crusader while their journey to Icecrown Citadel.

If in doubt AFK out split and formed Semi Detached, the other went to Phoenix and stayed there as casuals. Semi Detached competed with Kyl in TOGC 25, and nearly stole their Realm First achievement, but they didn't.

Kyl lead the realm's progress through Icecrown Citadel but ultimately fell short of killing the Lich King on 25 man heroic mode and all but disbanded, with a lot of their members transferring realm or faction or leaving for other guilds.


Nordrassil still goes strong but casual...

Nordrassil Terms Edit

  • Lagdrassil

During the days of Vanilla WoW and early TBC, Nordrassil experienced some of its worse lag to date. Although it be not as bad as many other high popluated servers, Nordrassil had a well known reputation for being the server to always receive extended maintenance.

Nordrassillagg
  • The Please Fix Nordrassil Thread [126]
  • The Continued Thread [127]


Probably the most famous guild to ever grace the Nordrassil server. Described by its creator Romyna as "A STRONG GUILD BUILT IN 3 DAYS!" it soon became legendary to the common folk on the server. This was mainly due to the constant spamming of the aforementioned phrase constantly in city general (or IF general, it was so long ago I don't think the city channels were linked) and a few legendary threads on the realm forum.


Can anyone confirm if they disbanded or fell apart?


A well known rogue to both horde and alliance. Suspected of having his hearthstone set in Ironforge. Departed the server in late 2008.

IRC Channel Edit

Nordrassil has it own IRC channel: #Nordrassil at irc.quakenet.org for all your needs.

Nordrassil Radio Edit

A radio show hosted by Morfar every Friday evening since 2007. Details on how to tune in:

Nordrassil Radio has its own IRC channel, #NordrassilRadio @ irc.quakenet.org.


The Personality Cult of Bubbles Edit

A phenomenon largely created by the average players of Nordrassil but cleverly managed and maintained by a paladin who "should know better". Bubbles has always been one of Nordrassil's better players but by no means the best, even within his own class, Lemartes and Danny being just two with more ability. Proclamations of Bubbles' superiority soon began to rub off on a few of the realms more naive populace, significantly on those who were overly grateful for a place in his guild <Phoenix Rising>, maybe one of the best guilds when Bubbles drove it relentlessly towards that goal and certainly not now that he prefers focussing on more casual aspects of the game, such as levelling his alts. This has allowed the guild to lapse into a casual malaise. Tales that would appear everyday and mundane to the outsider looking in (indeed to a great many on the realm itself who prefer silence rather than upsetting the preppie masses of Nordrassil) take on an escalated grandeur when attributed to Bubbles. Nonetheless Bubbles will undoubtedly be remembered in prominence when the realm of Nordrassil finally breathes it's last: by the realm' underachievers as the figurehead of a vessel which has proved that mediocrity can at least achieve some things in the game. The reader is invited to witness the Personality Cult of Bubbles in action, below, in an extract provided by one of the aforementioned fan boys who persist in perpetuating the myth that Bubbles a) has a personality b) has particular talent:

As many Nordrassilains will already know: Bubbles is a legend. However this tale just adds another story to the Bubbles saga and deserves to be told. It was a stormy night in the World Warcraft and Bubble and Shenxlong were taking part in some arena matches as many people do, however this night was different. They came across a team called smokeweedeveryday who, judging by the name, really needed a beating: thus an epic battle commenced. Shenxlong managed to slay one of their foes however his victory was short lived as a hunter took his remaining life and banished him from the world of the living. Although distraught with the loss of his friend Bubbles' will did not falter, it did not falter for 2 hours as he remained in the arena out healing all the damage a hunter could throw at him, until finally-2 hours and 3 minutes later-Bubbles was killed and the opposing team was victorious.

Some hunters spend 2 hours trying to down Azuregos, others spend that time trying to down Bubbles. Which has better loot, who knows?

This fight spawned an eternally long thread now sadly lost with the new forums.

And here is the lovely screen shot that immortalises the event:

Ultrafight.jpg

Trolls Edit

Nordrassil has carried the mantle of a 'carebear' realm for months, and as such frequents the realm of online drama, both in-game and in the realm forums. The most notable piece of drama in recent memory has been the "Nordrassil Top News" thread [128], which boasts an enormous amount of views and replies. The orchestrator of the thread, Crystals, snipes at Nordrassil's major guilds as a level 2 female Dwarven rogue (he is clearly a trend breaker). The identity of Crystals is still unknown, although he has circulated a screenshot of himself at level 75. Rumoured to be a member of an well known Alliance Guild. All of the racial leader NPCs accept [Crystals' Head] turn-ins in stacks of five.

Another Troll that frequents the Nordrassil forums is an arrogant ex member of the realm that left to seek greener pastures. The guild still survives in one form or another and has progressed but said player still finds it pleasing to come back and insult his old home. His old routine of ZOMG I IS LIKE SO AWESOME , which he sadly probably believes , is generally followed by a barage of low alts condemning him and his words . This is then answered with his usual smarmy replies about getting people to bite like fish. He would have us believe that he's a real player in game and in the real world but his childish remarks speak for themselves. Lets all pray he'll go away and combust.

On the other hand, Nordrassil is occasionally visited by two other 'trolls', Jahmaan and Labrax. Both concentrate on comedic and entertaining posts to lift the spirits of Nordrassil. Jahmaan often focuses on guides for players, while Labrax prefers the dramatic approach, often involving his characters Borax and Droodman, although he is not above taking a cheap shot at himself. Both have received mentions on the WoW Europe front page, although Lab is often rejected due to his criticism of the game and the lore surrounding it. Jahmaan's guide to new players remains one of the most viewed topics on the Nordrassil forums.

Jahmaan is rumored to have a liking of short, hairy, muscle-bound men with smelly arm pits and bad breath (in RL that is, what he likes in game is anyones guess).

Jackieboi - What happend to this good ol trade spammer? Some say he sold his account and some say he still plays maybe one day we will find out the truth of this infamous nordrassilain.

Labrax has a lot of fun talking in the third person and greatly enjoyed writing this paragraph. Although nobody knows who he is.

Honorable, a troll who just spams a stupid joke saying to walk away from a Xbox 360, by turning 360, what a retard, yet people still go "if you turn around 360 you will be facing it" the maturity of it all amuses most.

Kenkel, agreed by everyone, the worst player you will ever meet in game, a guy who cannot play, raid lead, tank, or even speak the slightest bit of English, or even insult you, so watch out or you will be called a child by this blatantly obvious 12 year old, P.S. Kenkel, your shit, stop playing :) - LOL. - WTFOwned.

You might have noticed the fact that all these trolls are Horde

Bubbles AKA Failadin is the joke of the sever. Anyone who tries to say the word bubbles in chat generally gets a whisper or two saying: Bubbles? You mean that guy who got kicked out of 12 guilds in a week? Bubbles truelly is "the" joke of the sever. Hated by many loved by none. He is the most discusting paladin around.

Cyanite, aka Cyan, aka failtroll number 1, is a widly hated spammer on alliance side, however he has many fan. He's especially known for constantly making racistic "jokes", and his extreme attention-whoring on the Nordrassil forums. He probrably helds the world record in terms of forum bans and in-game bans.

Gazrogg and Milkbandit
Lawl

Gazrogg and Milkbandit(Current Character Names) are the current guises of the infamous Faronir and Shaklaw, Gazrogg and Milkbandit came upon the server of Nordrassil in Mid TBC as fresh noobs, Shaklaw was the first to join Azeroth as a Tauren Warrior, shortly followed by Faronir as a Night Elf Rogue. The pair met many times as leveling up and came to be PvP rivals. Eventually the Faronir and Shaklaw (now Akumaii) joined the guild Wolf Guards and in there they were known to spam trade chats and in general think they were pro.

Gazrogg and Milkbandit as they are now known are infamous for guild hopping and have been known to spam trade chat and begin Anal spamming. More recently Gazrogg has sparked controversy by insulting a player for not having a dad with phrases such as "Oh I'm gunna get your dad to send you to your ro.... ohhhhhh..."

Gazrogg and Milkbandit are feared Player versus Player combatants and cause alot of mischief for the Alliance with not only killing them but laughing at them once they have died. They are known to reside a lot of the time in Random Battleground trolling fellow team members particularly Fury Warriors for being Fury (lawl) and Tauren Paladins with such taunts as "Hey <name> have you got a beef with me?" and "Lawl silly Fury Warrior, you iz no for PvPz". Gazrogg and Milkbandit are currently in the guild named War Academy and can be often found hanging around or in Orgrimmar taunting fellow players, especially those with Fire Hawks with such comments as "Lol it took you til now to catch a Moltres, I had one when I was like 5".

Stay tuned for more updates on the duo... Bramble!

The Lesser Realm Edit

Nordrassil's other name. In its battlegroup Nordrassil is consider rather 'backwater' to its unfriendly sister realms. Especially those such as Magtheridon, the realm in which-obviously-everyone is a member of Ensidia and rides on the back of their success in PvE.

However it cannot be denied that the other realms in Conviction Battlegroup have steamed ahead of Nordrassil in PvE progress in the past. Yet the inhabitants of Nordrassil thrive on the drama and social lives, which have been the downfall of this lesser realm's PvE progress. There is very little Nordrassilian guilds now that have progress that compares to other servers, namely Fallen Legion and Kyl lead the way for Nordrassil.

As for being the lesser realm in PvP, well look at our server tag and work it out for yourself.

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