About Us

 

ndurance was originally founded in 2005 as a Guild in the massively multiplayer online role-playing game “World of Warcraft” on the European Server “Bloodfeather”.

 

 

Founder and first guild leader was the Danish Player “Shaou” and it was also him that brought the guild back to live on the private Vanilla World of Warcraft server “Emerald Dream” (Feenix) on September 29, 2012.

Ever since that day the guild grew into a tightly-knit gaming community that strives for greatness in all its endeavours while also upholding a friendly atmosphere among its community.

This “Spirit” of community enabled the guild to overcome several hardships over the years and also helped build several friendships that transcended far beyond the games that they were formed in.

With the announcement of official legacy servers in the form of “World of Warcraft: Classic” during BlizzCon 2017 Endurance is once again looking forward to set out for new adventures in the familiar world of Azeroth. 

 

uring its time on Bloodfeather-EU the guild did very well and through immense effort and after many long hours and late evenings spent in front of the computers, its members managed to do what few guilds were able to accomplish.
On January 10, 2007 Endurance managed to slay Kel’Thuzad and thus clear the 40-man raid instance of Naxxramas before the release of World of Warcrafts first expansion pack “The Burning Crusade”.

First and only kill of Kel’Thuzad by Endurance during Vanilla.
Picture by Shaou. Jan 10, 2007. 02:01 Central European Time

The guild has not always been known as Endurance and changed its name a few times over during its years on Blizzards official World of Warcraft servers:

  • No Name – The first iteration of the guild was “No Name” and was only changed after the guild merged and reformed to Endurance.
  • Endurance – The name under which the guild is recognized nowadays and also under which its members were able to claim victory over the undead monstrosities of Naxxramas. However, the long and hard grind in Naxxramas lead to some exhaustion among the guilds members and people felt it was a good time to take a break. After this small break the guild reformed once more.
  • Point of No Return – This version of the guild lasted for some time during “The Burning Crusade”, but was later changed back to Endurance.

 

Just like today, Endurance back then held together for a long time due to its tightly-knit community and even if some members quit playing the game at some point, many core members returned during different stages of the guilds life.

At one point during the Burning Crusade expansion, the guild transferred to a different server: Outland-EU, due to the dwindling population on Bloodfeather.

However, after the old days of Vanilla and TBC, the game was developed into a direction that ultimately changed the social interactions between players and weakened social bonds overall (e.g.: Looking for Group-Tools and smaller raid sizes).

People only played occasionally and the contact between people weakened, which lead to an end of guild activity on official servers.

 

n September 29, 2012 Endurance finally reformed on “Emerald Dream”; a private PvP server that featured the Vanilla version of World of Warcraft by a group of private server providers known as Feenix.
Shaou and some other people from the old core of Endurance formed the guild and started to rebuild the community it was once renowned for.

The guild did well, and managed to get hold of a lot of other great people – both when it comes to the ability to play the game and fortunately personality-wise as well. 

Guild at ED getting TF
Our first Thunderfury on Emerald Dream obtained by Arawn.
Picture by Arawn. September 03, 2013

Around the time the 40-man raid instance “Blackwing Lair” was released on Emerald Dream, the guild merged with another stronghold of the ED-Community: “Equilibrium”.

Some smaller guilds and groups of players were also integrated into the guild over the time and our community just kept on growing.

The friendly atmosphere in the guild was stronger than ever and all the new additions fit very well into the fray.

To this day many of those people continued to stick around and these people and the friendships that have been built over the years really are make Endurance what it is today.

 

When it comes to PvE, the guild did as well as it always used to. Content was quickly cleared and we kept up the grind that was Vanilla-WoW quite well.

However, due to some crucial missteps from the Feenix server management, the server community slowly started to decline. Many guilds did not have the motivation to keep going and decided to move to other projects or to focus on other things.

Staying true to its name, Endurance endured until AQ40 was finally released and not only just managed to clear all the content within the first week, but was also the guild that completed the long opening quest line for AQ40 as first guild on the server.

Server first kill of Eranikus on Emerald Dream PvP during the AQ-Opening quest line. Video by Iheelz. Feb 01, 2015

 

In hopes for an eventual Naxxramas release, the guild continued to grind on for almost a year, but during the time between Christmas and New Year’s Eve 2015 the Feenix server administration announced some changes that ultimately completely killed the whole project for most Endurance members and the few other people that remained on Emerald Dream.

 

One of our goals as Endurance has always been to have a great time playing the games we play, but the end-goal for all of our Vanilla World of Warcraft activities has always been to clear Naxxramas together as a guild.

The guild decided to continue chasing this goal in early January of 2016 and. so we decided to reroll on the Nostalrius PvP private server.

First Nefarian kill after the re-roll on Nostalrius PvP.
March 17, 2016

 

Random C’thun kill on Emerald Dream. Video by Aftershock. Circa November 2015

 

Last minutes before the shutdown of Nostalrius PvP.
Picture by Redtempest. April 10, 2016

However, one evening after we’ve had just finished one of our raids on “Blackwing Lair”, it was announced that the whole Nostalrius private server project was going to shut its doors forever because of pressure from Blizzard.

 

 

Little did we know back then, that the uproar on all social media platforms following the shutdown, would ultimately be what would convince Blizzard to finally release its own legacy servers in the form of “World of Warcraft: Classic”. 

 

he adventure has only just begun and there is still much history about our guild to be written – We’ll see you all on the official Classic servers once they launched!
 

 

Endurance Guild Movie by Kiva. All footage from Emerald Dream. March 14, 2014