Guild Meeting 6/27/2023

27 June 2023

Welcome to the RUIN gaming Community! Established in 2004.

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The RUIN community meets every Tuesday at 6PM Pacific Standard Time on Discord to recognize outstanding members for promotion, discuss gaming news, events and scheduling for the upcoming week!

In the wake of the Lich King’s destruction, the heroes of Azeroth gather to prove their worth for the final battle ahead.

RUIN Gaming Announces Launch of New Twitch Livestreaming and Multi-Media Studio

San Diego California – RUIN Gaming, a leading name in the gaming community, is thrilled to announce the grand opening of our Twitch livestreaming and multi-media studio. The studio will serve as a hub for creating captivating content, engaging with our community, and expanding our reach to deliver the best gaming experiences across various platforms!


Explore the powerful possibilities of the new Artificial Intelligence Art program Midjourney with RUIN.

Microsoft Blizzard Merger

Microsoft will acquire Activision Blizzard for $95.00 per share, in an all-cash transaction valued at $68.7 billion, inclusive of Activision Blizzard’s net cash. When the transaction closes, Microsoft will become the world’s third-largest gaming company by revenue, behind Tencent and Sony. The planned acquisition includes iconic franchises from the Activision, Blizzard and King studios like “Warcraft,” “Diablo,” “Overwatch,” “Call of Duty” and “Candy Crush,” in addition to global eSports activities through Major League Gaming. The company has studios around the world with nearly 10,000 employees. – Microsoft

Merger Closes Tuesday 27 June 2023


While stalwart defenders are pushing back against the encroaching chaos from other timelines to ensure the preservation of the future, the next content update is in the making.

In Fury Incarnate, players can join forces in new public events—Dreamsurges, earn Forsaken and Night Elf Heritage Armor, band together to run Heroic difficulty for the Dawn of the Infinite mega-dungeon, follow Velen’s prophecy to reveal a new future for some of the draenei people—and more.

Basically, Every Patch of Dragonflight Was Just Revealed… 10.1.5 Vs 10.1.7! Patch Reviews

World of Warcraft Dragonflight patch 10.1.5 Fractures in Time is here and 10.1.7, Fury Incarnate is ALSO HERE! Let’s take a look at the new patch’s terrible launch, excellent content and how it spells out ALL the future patches of the expansion… and get to grips with some of the early 10.1.7 datamining and features!

The skies are alight in July with FIZZ! and POP! of fireworks fast on the heels of spectacular new offerings at the Trading Post. But that’s not all the Trading Post has to offer. To whet your appetite for fantastical new items for your collections, we’re also upping the ante and expanding the number of items available in the months of July and August with the summer’s hottest rewards!

Earn an additional 200 Trader’s Tender through a variety of activities during July and August to help you purchase the items you want most.

The Great Push 2023 Starts This Weekend!

Broadcast Start Time: 10:00 AM PT / 7:00 PM CET

Prize Pool: $30,000 USD per Group, $300,000 USD Global Finals

Dragonflight: Fractures in Time

Mark your calendars, the next Dragonflight content update goes live on July 11, bringing with it a clutch of new content, including:

  • New Evoker specialization—Augmentation
  • Dawn of the Infinite mega-dungeon
  • Time Rifts
  • New content in Eon’s Fringe
  •  Whelp Daycare
  • The Warlock Expands to new races
  • New Warlock questline and pet customizations
  • Class Talent Updates
  • And More…

Learn more in our previously published preview, then check out the PTR Development notes on the official forums. Keep an eye on the official site for more news and insights in the weeks ahead.

Welcome Back! — To World of Warcraft

Each week we’ll look ahead to what’s in store for World of Warcraft, share the latest news, and keep you in the know byte by byte. This week, heed the Call of the Crusade in Wrath of the Lich King Classic™ beginning on June 20 and culminating in the release of the Trial of the Crusader, Trial of the Grand Crusader, and level 80 Onyxia’s Lair on June 22. Then, mark your calendars—Dragonflight: Fractures in Time goes live on July 11!


Blizzard Entertainment has created a unique immersive space inside a massive cathedral landmark that mimics the look of Diablo IV. On May 31, doors will open at 7 PM PT at Vibiana with a special announcement and theatrical moment at 9 PM PT.

Save the Date! BlizzCon is Coming November 3-4 

After four years of gathering online–adventuring through Azeroth, teaming up in Overwatch, traversing the fields of Sanctuary, or warming yourself by the fire in the Tavern–it’s finally time to gather in person once more. We are happy to announce that BlizzCon will be returning to the Anaheim Convention Center on November 3-4!

This Week Dragonflight Took Some BIG L’s… Greed & Poor Judgment | World of Warcraft News

World of Warcraft Dragonflight patch 10.1.5 Fractures in Time is just around the corner and with it the mega dungeon Dawn of the Infinites, time rifts and a series of new quests from Chromie that send players back to important events in Azeroth’s history to maintain the “True Timeline”. These quests involve Arthas, Rexxar, Jaina and more, but there is huge controversy surrounding one in particular with regards to Alexstrasza and events in Warcraft 2. There is datamining that suggests Traders Tender might soon make it onto the cash shop, and lots of new transmog to look at in the PTR. Join us for the Weekly Reset, Taliesin and Evitel’s Wondrous Wisdomshow.

In Development: Fractures in Time

Embers of Neltharion Live!

Join your allies for the continuing adventure through the Dragon Isles with our next content update. You’ll explore an all-new zone, meet new allies, discover hidden treasures, and more.

  • New Zone: Zaralek Caverns – Gather your courage as you venture into this mysterious underground cavern.
  • Cross-Faction Guilds: Players who have been enjoying Cross-Faction Instances now can join the same guild as their opposite-faction friends and benefit from conveniences like shared chat and guild repairs.
  • Fyrrak Assaults: Fyrakk’s forces are gathering resources at Suffusion Camps located in the Azure Span and Ohn’ahran Plains. It’s up to the heroes of Azeroth to disrupt their efforts to lure Fyrakk and his disciples out.
  • Meet New Allies: As the heroes of Azeroth pursue enemies into the dangers of Zaralek Cavern, they are aided by the local inhabitants found under the Dragon Isles — the molefolk known as “Niffen” and the Drogbar.
  • And more…

Current Focus: Casual content in World of WarcraftStar Wars The Old Republic and Final Fantasy XIV, we have additional areas of interest in a variety of upcoming MMORPGS!

  • Work on your characters in SWTOR, ESO and our private survival servers: Ark Survival Evolved, Conan Exiles, Minecraft etc. 
  • Dragonflight Campaign. Raid and PVP team formation.
  • Discord and guild community recruitment and inactivity clear. 
  • Long term Guild sustainability fundraising.
  • RUIN livestream studio project.

RUIN is currently engaged in Alpha testing of Ashes of Creation and actively reviewing Star Citizen for a potential future campaign!

RUIN plans to become the largest guild in World of Warcraft and build strong branches in Star Wars: The Old Republic, The Elder Scrolls: Online, Final Fantasy XIV, as well as our upcoming beta testing initiatives for MMORPGs and survival games.

  1. World of Warcraft (WoW): As the flagship game of our guild, we are committed to expanding our presence and influence within WoW. Our goals include recruiting new members who are dedicated to raiding, mythic dungeons, and PvP, as well as fostering a positive and inclusive community. We will continue to organize regular guild events, such as raid nights, battleground groups, and social gatherings, to promote camaraderie among our members.
  2. Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR): We recognize the potential of SWTOR as a popular MMORPG and aim to establish a strong branch within the game. We will actively recruit players who are passionate about the Star Wars universe and interested in all aspects of SWTOR gameplay, including operations, flashpoints, PvP, and roleplaying. We will also encourage cross-game participation among our members, allowing them to enjoy both WoW and SWTOR.
  3. The Elder Scrolls: Online (ESO): ESO is another game with a dedicated player base, and we are excited to establish a solid presence in Tamriel. We will focus on recruiting members who are interested in PvE content, such as trials and dungeons, as well as PvP campaigns. We will organize regular ESO events, including guild runs, group activities, and social gatherings, to foster a thriving ESO community within our guild.
  4. Final Fantasy XIV (FFXIV): FFXIV has gained popularity in recent years, and we want to tap into this growing player base. We will recruit members who are passionate about the Final Fantasy franchise and interested in raiding, dungeons, and PvP in FFXIV. We will also provide resources and support to help our members excel in this game, including guides, mentoring, and in-game events.
  5. Beta Testing: As a forward-thinking guild, we are always looking for opportunities to participate in beta testing for upcoming MMORPGs and survival games. This allows us to stay ahead of the curve, explore new games, and provide valuable feedback to developers. We will actively seek out and participate in beta testing initiatives, and encourage our members to join us in exploring new gaming experiences.
  6. Guild Leadership: To effectively manage our guild’s growth and operations, we will continue to invest in strong guild leadership. Our officers will work closely with the guild master to oversee recruitment, event planning, member management, and community building. We will also establish clear communication channels, such as Discord and guild forums, to facilitate communication among our members and ensure that everyone is informed and engaged.
  7. Member Engagement and Retention: We recognize that our guild’s success depends on our members’ engagement and retention. We will continue to prioritize member satisfaction by providing a welcoming and inclusive environment, regular events and activities, and opportunities for members to contribute and advance within the guild. We will also actively seek feedback from our members and address any concerns or suggestions to ensure that our guild remains a thriving community where everyone feels valued and included.

In conclusion, our guild’s plan to become the largest in World of Warcraft and establish strong branches in other MMORPGs is centered on recruitment, engagement, and community building.

We will actively participate in beta testing initiatives to explore new gaming opportunities, while also fostering a positive and inclusive environment for our members to thrive in. Our guild leadership will work diligently to oversee operations, and we will prioritize member satisfaction and retention. With everyone’s dedication and effort, we are confident in successful RUIN campaigns in World of Warcraft: Dragonflight and upcoming MMORPGS.


The community came together during the 2004 launch of World of Warcraft. The guild assumed the name RUIN during the Warhammer Online campaign which culminated in the World First Inevitable City conquest.

Welcome to RUIN Gaming! Join one of the best gaming communities on Twitch, stop by the stream chat and Discord! Thank you to all of our long time members and supporters!


Exclusive community driven events in the Subscriber Events channel! Upcoming game content

Friday RUIN after Dark! 

Traditionally Grand Theft Auto Five and other popular games in a relaxed fun environment on Discord. Social drinking encouraged, spend time with your guild mates doing Heists, Races and other iconic content across the best massive multiplayer games! Get to know your guildmates, make friends and plan for the future!

Saturday Whiskey and Murder!

Play the best in multiplayer online Shooters! Destiny 2, Call of Duty, Battlefield and other upcoming next generation games. RUIN is a multi gaming guild and encourages members to enjoy best in genre gaming content!

Subscriber Thursday

Casual community selected content. Tours of all games the RUIN plays!

Casual Sunday:

The World of Warcraft: Grand Tour Returns!

Comprehensive Retro World of Warcraft content: Mount and achievement clears! Rides of justice, clearing out all remaining rares for pets, mounts and other cosmetic items of interest! Currently sunsetting Battle for Azeroth and Shadowlands expansions in World of Warcraft!

Media Monday Games Tour!

Media Monday and other games tour! Final Fantasy XIV, ESO, Destiny 2, Conan Exiles, Ark Survival and other exceptional games!

Executive Summary

RUIN will continue to encourage our community members to branch out into the full spectrum of online multiplayer games through our Summer 2021-2023 Campaign.

Serving a mission that is greater than gear score.

Large parts of the RUIN community are deliberately moving away from Activision Blizzard games towards more healthy environments to build communities. Star Wars: The Old Republic, Final Fantasy XIV and other games align more closely to our values. Strong interest in new and upcoming games.

We need fun, engaging content that encourages players to grow together as teams and individuals.

World of Warcraft and other MMORPGS. 

MMOs, at their core, are games that provide for the communal experience of the Great Myth which is a fundamental human pursuit throughout nearly every culture and time in history. Intellectual properties such as, Star Wars, World of Warcraft, Elder Scrolls, etc. are modern adaptations and additions to the great human myth telling tradition. Expansive universes in which the heroic journey of many trials can be more directly experienced.

We encourage members to immerse themselves in the rich lore and ever expanding stories that are the foundation of every game we play. Invest time and pride into your characters! Strive to  fully enjoy the online gaming experience within our community!

Community Objectives

We remain excited for the future, with many improvements in the gaming genre on the technological front with the introduction of new consoles as well as next generation gaming engines and intellectual properties! Unreal 5 engine is of particular interest to us in 2023!

Have fun and win!

Community Achievements

RUIN Sarkareth Heroic AOTC Kill

RUIN Core Raid Team downed Heroic Sarkareth 16 June. RUIN will continue to host progression raids at all difficulty levels. We are currently actively recruiting for Mythic progression for the next season!

Gaming News

Gaming news of interest to the RUIN community!

The Elder Scrolls Online – Journey to Necrom

Discover the adventures you can have in Tamriel right now and learn about the mysteries to come in The Elder Scrolls Online: Necrom.

SWTOR Patch 7.3

Return to planet Voss to explore the never before seen Interpreter’s Retreat, uncover the secrets of a newly found relic of Darth Nul, and build an alliance between the Voss and the Gormak.


Return as cyber-enhanced mercenary V and embark on a high-stakes mission of espionage and intrigue to save the NUSA President

Star Wars Outlaws: World Premiere Trailer

Watch the World Premiere trailer of Star Wars Outlaws. Introducing scoundrel Kay Vess in the first-ever open world Star Wars game. Coming 2024.

Amazon Lord of the Rings Open World Massive Multiplayer Game

Amazon’s Lord of the Rings Massive Multiplayer Role Playing Game resumes development.

State of Unreal | GDC 2023 | Epic Games

Find out about Epic’s long-term vision for the future, including how we’re laying the foundations for a huge, open ecosystem and economy for all creators.

Conan Exiles: Age of Sorcery — Chapter 3

As the Age of Sorcery comes to an epic conclusion, prepare to face the one responsible for the spread of sorcery in a brand-new boss encounter, shape your own custom Golems, and explore a fully redesigned Journey System.

Starfield: Official Launch Date Announcement

Get ready to embark on an epic journey when Starfield, the first new universe in 25 years from Bethesda Game Studios, launches on September 6, 2023.

Starfield: Official Gameplay Reveal

Watch the official gameplay reveal for Starfield from the XBOX and Bethesda Games Showcase. Starfield releases on Xbox Series X|S and PC in 2023. Play day one with Game Pass. Learn more


Our mission is to provide an oasis for gamers and a much needed escape from the real world intended to uplift morale and provide a hopeful place to socialize, make new friends while maintaining connections with all of those we have met along the way over the last sixteen years.

This last year has been extremely difficult, presenting many unforeseen challenges and significant losses, the impact on the greater gaming community has been significant.


RUIN’s Discord server has reached over 11,000 members! 

We continue to remain a supportive meritocracy, where our success is a direct result of finding new gaming leaders and team-builders within our community, then empower them through providing resources, training, support, and a friendly community to become the best possible leaders. We utilize the features of Discord to make all of this possible including tech support, suggestion channel, gaming news, and guides for our favorite games.

RUIN has several channels dedicated to daily life such as: health and wellness, music, our live Ruin Lounge with Groovy Bot streaming music, technical support for community members, news (media) outlets, all combined with a healthy sense of humor and maturity. To promote further fun within the community, RUIN has also provided numerous user generated activities, contests, giveaways and other charitable events.

All members and officers have the opportunity to provide feedback through the weekly guild meetings and our Discord server channels. This helps us to adapt and improve to continue to make the community thrive and be an enjoyable experience for everyone.

Discord Meeting Schedule

  • General meeting: Tuesday 6PM PST / 9PM EST
  • Officers meeting: Tuesday 5PM PST / 8PM EST


Core Branches in 2023

RUIN Private Servers

Upcoming Games of Interest

Would you like to be a member of the RUIN officer team or help the community directly?

We are always on the look-out for new officers in all of our gaming branches. Members with prior gaming experience, administrative abilities, military backgrounds, or those who simply want to learn to be a leader for the first time and have the enthusiasm to step-up and lead groups or help within the RUIN community should feel free to ask in our Discord server for officer training and promotion. It’s all of you taking the time to help as much as you that makes RUIN as successful as it is today!


We aim to provide exciting content on current and upcoming games via YouTube, Twitch, Social Media and more. Subsequently, we encourage Game Developers to provide our community with massive multiplayer content that we have always envisioned, bringing virtual communities into a fully realized and complete state. We hope to engage an increasingly wide player base and keep invested in currently popular and upcoming gaming platforms by utilizing our social media well.


RUIN traditionally hosts a variety of guild events in and out of game. Including Blizzcon, movie premiers, summer vacation retreats and other gaming or entertainment industry related conventions and events!

The Roadmap featured here, is based on an extensive collaborative effort to review games all across the MMO Genre to build a concise vision of what we hope to achieve. We constantly gather suggestions and feedback directly from our communities and players in order to effect change and positive reforms within RUIN.

Plans are being developed to also host viewing parties of various popular series that include The Mandalorian, and some from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 

RUIN Gaming is one of the largest multi-gaming communities in the world and the largest in World of Warcraft with branches on 30 servers.

Congratulations on the successful completion of the World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth War Campaign! RUIN sincerely thanks all members of the Alliance who fought and won the fourth war under unprecedented conditions of challenge in and out of game.

In game events are intended as a morale improving victory lap and a method to thank and reward the many thousands of Alliance players for their incredible, undefeated, Warmode campaign during the 4th war!


Bring your friends and family of the same faction together cross-realm through our new World of Warcraft Communities feature: