Dare to Believe

•November 1, 2012 • Leave a Comment

They said “It couldn’t be done”.

They said “Pak’Cafan would never raid again”.

They said “Pak’Cafan would fall apart if it ever became a casual guild”.

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What they didn’t know… is the power of believing!

Over the past 3 years, I saved a falling guild shard from ruins and rebuilt it from scratch with my own two hands.  With a new design; we started with quality casual players, who enjoy getting together for fun, fellowship, lifting each other up in a time of need, and playing the game by a simple motto… “Real Life always comes first”.

We struck a bond together to through common goals and the sharing of new ideas.  Our desires to grow beyond the common abilities of mere mortals introduced powerful skills, trades, crafts, and resources.  Together; we constructed a magnificent guild hall, an exclusive EverQuest website packed information, a forums board that brings all the shards together, and a Teamspeak channel for enhanced communication and camaraderie.

Like the Phoenix; with the ending of one there will always be a rebirth and a new chapter of life. With a heavy heart, I must finally take my own advice and put my family first.  I am passing my torch over to Kshipper who is a man of integrity, supportive, perseveres, benevolence, and demonstrates leadership with the same morals as I.

Our new adventures and casual fun raids will stimulate the bold and fearless who wish to join our swelling ranks.

“I look forward to meeting up with everyone down the road and can honestly say it was an absolute privilege adventuring with you!”

Enjoy the next chapter of Pak’Cafan and dare to believe!

Sincerely,

Barbadis Grimstone <Pak’Cafan>
Retired Guild Leader: EverQuest Shard

Sincerely,

Barbadis Grimstone <Pak’Cafan>
Retired Guild Leader

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Pak’Cafan & Unbroken Bonds Fun Raid

•October 5, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Hail Pak!

On 10/4/12 we gathered up with Unbroken Bonds for some fun and fellowship.  The first raid was “The Fall of Toskirakk” and the second scheduled was “Fippy’s Revenge”.  It was a great learning experience on the new raids and a blast meeting new people.  We look forward too many more adventures together!

Raid Results:
Raid Expedition: The Fall of Toskirakk – SUCCESS
Raid Expedition: Fippy’s Revenge – 62%

Comments: We pretty much went in blind for these raids and had a fun time learning on-the-fly.  Everyone was on point with communication via TeamSpeak and once we learned the basic strat…. Tosk DID FALL!.  We also knew that Fippy is actually a very challenging raid, even with today’s current gear.  The first attempt was a wipe, but after looking at the parses we have some new strats to adapt on the next wave. Cant wait!

Special thanks to Spliffy for doing the prequests in order to hail the raid.



Sincerely,

Barbadis Grimstone <Pak’Cafan>
Guild Leader: EverQuest Shard

Pak’Cafan Raiding

•September 25, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Hail Pak!

We’ve been so busy in the game, its been a while since I’ve had a chance to update the website!

Though we are a casual style family guild that spends most of our time in group content, we do enjoy gathering up our forces.  Once a week; members get together for some fun, fellowship, and to test their skills in the Land of Norrath.  Raiding is never required, yet encouraged to bring us closer together as a family.  To keep the pressures of raiding down to a minimum, we’ve enjoyed raiding in older content and revisited zones that players never got a chance to see.  Along the way, we’ve also tried to target some key raids to get players clickies that still prove useful in the current content.

Non-the-Less, we’ve all enjoyed our 1x a week raids and have an absolute blast chatting it up on TeamSpeak!

Raid Days / Times: Thursday at 8:30pm EST and occasional pickup raids on Saturday.

Interested in Joining Pak’Cafan for some Fun and Fellowship? – Just visit the Pak’Cafan Forums, Create an ID, and Fill out an Application!  Any problems, questions, or concerns and you can always ask for an officer online.

Pak’Cafan Raids: Successful Targets in 2012

Raid Expedition: Asylum of Anguish – SUCCESS
Demiplane Tier 1: Graniteclaw– SUCCESS
Demiplane Tier 1: Redfang– SUCCESS
Demiplane Tier 1: Wailing Sisters– SUCCESS
Demiplane Tier 1: Hatchet the Torturer– SUCCESS
Demiplane Tier 2: Devlin Rochester– SUCCESS
Demiplane Tier 2: Roley and Adrianna– SUCCESS
Demiplane Tier 2: The Performer– SUCCESS
Demiplane Tier 2: Tris Wallow III– SUCCESS
Demiplane Tier 3: The Master– SUCCESS
Crystallos Event: Halls of Fire – SUCCESS
Crystallos Event: Ice Constructs – SUCCESS
Crystallos Event: Keepers of Stone – SUCCESS
Crystallos Event: Kildrukaun – SUCCESS
Crystallos Event: Tjudawos – SUCCESS
Crystallos Event: Zeixshi`Kar – SUCCESS
Temple of Bertoxxulous: Queen Malarian – SUCCESS
Blackburrow Raid: Stop the Ascension – SUCCESS
Raid Expedition: Bloody Kithicor – SUCCESS
Raid Expedition: A Council Divided – SUCCESS
Raid Task: Claiming Felbane the Dragon Slayer – SUCCESS
Raid Task: Field of Scale – Final Confrontation – SUCCESS
Raid Expedition: The Fall of Toskirakk – SUCCESS
Raid Task: Showdown at the Crystal Core – SUCCESS
Rathe Council Chambers Event #2: Eriak’s Downfall – SUCCESS
Rathe Council Chambers Event #1: The Brothers Zek – SUCCESS
Mindshear Avatar (Korafax Raid Expedition) – SUCCESS
Pallorax the Soul Slayer (Korafax Raid Expedition) – SUCCESS
Venom Lord Ksathrax (Korafax Raid Expedition) – SUCCESS
Dragons, Dragons, Dragons (Annual Event) – Aug Received
Giants, Giants, Giants (Annual Event) – Aug Received
Living Legacy Raid #1: Marathon (Special Event) – Aug Received
Living Legacy Raid #4: Battle Prowess (Special Event) – Aug Received
Anniversary Task: Maximum Capacity – Aug Received
Anniversary Task: Parts is Parts – Aug Received
Raid Expedition: Fippy’s Revenge – 62% (First attempt)
Raid Expedition: Illdaera’s Vengeance – 66% (Pak only)
Raid Expedition: Illdaera’s Vengeance – SUCCESS (Pickup Raids)

Pak’Cafan Mini-Raids in 2012

(Gather in Raid Format for some fun and gear in Group Content).

VoA Tier 2
Sarith, City of Tides

VoA Tier 3
Beasts’ Domain
Resplendent Temple

VoA Tier 4
Erillion, City of Bronze
Windsong Sanctuary
Sepulcher of Order
Sepulcher East

Pak’Cafan Raid Screenshots 2012



Sincerely,

Barbadis Grimstone <Pak’Cafan>
Guild Leader: EverQuest Shard

Raid Expedition: Demise of the Emperor

•June 24, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Hail Pak!

Over the next few weeks, we will be going after “Demise of the Emperor” to score some nice loot (equivalent to T4 VoA with great clickie effects) and a bit of fun.  The raid has a cap at 18 players and the classes need to be balanced.

Level Requirements: Low level players (i.e. 80ish) “technically” can come on the raid, however any deaths will result in additional adds.  Too many adds = a wipe.  We will do our best to get as many players in, however we do need to be careful when selecting level/classes.  The officers and I would prefer members to be 90+.  If we have a powerhouse-group put together, we can try a few lower level members.

Lockout: The Raid has roughly a 2.5 day lockout.  Since several of our Pak members have alts / boxed characters, we will try doing this raid back-to-back with different toons.

Raid Times: The officers and I are planning on scheduling the Crush raid on Wed 8:30pm EST and Saturdays around 8:30pm EST.

Loot: Pay attention when rolling and only roll if you intend on using the item.  2 loots will drop and items will be need-before-greed.  You can only win 1 item a night.

Guests: Non-Guilded members or friends of Pak members are welcome to join us for some fun (if they meet the level requirements).  We ask that guests refrain from rolling on loot unless it is a Rot item.

Raid Results: Smoked em! We had a great balance of classes and strength in the Main Group.  It was an easy win (much easier than last year) and 2 lucky members got some nice loot.  It definitely helps having a few strong tanks in the raid rather than relying on pet tanking. 

When all of our Main characters got the win we decided to give it another go with with some lower level alt characters and fewer numbers.  We got crush down to 16% the second time around, but still had a blast.  We will be gathering up in full force Sunday for a bit of redemption and look forward to moping the floor with him!

 


Sincerely,

Barbadis Grimstone <Pak’Cafan>
Guild Leader: EverQuest Shard

Mini-Raid: T4 VoA – City of Bronze

•June 20, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Hail Pak!

Mini-Raid was scheduled Wed 6/20/12 at 8:30pm EST.  Location was just outside the Gate in the City of Bronze.  We had a nice turn-out and the named mobs were popping quite consistently.  With several pullers pulling inside AND outside of the City Gate; we were able to control 9-10 Named Camps.

Was a great night and just about everyone got a nice upgrade.  Grats!

 


Sincerely,

Barbadis Grimstone <Pak’Cafan>
Guild Leader: EverQuest Shard