arsbrutesquad|Site Info
About ABS
Ars Brute Squad is a World of Warcraft guild affiliated with the Ars Technica community. For more information, please see our Guild Policies.
WoW News
We’re thrilled to announce that Metallica will be performing the closing concert at BlizzCon 2014, playing before a sold-out convention crowd on the night of November 8! If you didn’t score tickets to the show, don’t worry—you ca...
Published Oct 25, 2014
Self-proclaimed videogame nerds Jesse Cox and Wowcrendor have gathered a few of their friends to storm the frontlines of Draenor in an extension of their popular Cox n’ Crendor podcast and animated short series. You can catch their dis...
Published Oct 24, 2014
The various roads to BlizzCon 2014 all converge on one spot in Southern California, with action kicking off on October 31, 2014. Players now only have a few weeks to train for their ultimate test, and we want to make sure you know exactl...
Published Oct 24, 2014
As we completed our Lords of War video series, Blizzard creative developers sat down to discuss the project and document the process of bringing the epic stories of Draenor’s most savage warlords to light. We hope you enjoy these behin...
Published Oct 24, 2014
Players currently on an Oceanic realm—Barthilas, Frostmourne, Thaurissan, Saurfang, Caelestrasz, Jubei'Thos, Khaz'goroth, Aman'Thul, Nagrand, Dath'Remar, Dreadmaul, and Gundrak—should automatically experience improved latency once th...
Published Oct 24, 2014

Your friendly Guild Master Valcourt here.  A new expansion is around the corner and we have important information about the coming expansion and the state of the guild. 

Please take a look:
ABS State of the Guild: Warlords of Draenor

You are NOT prepared!

Valcourt posted Oct 13, 14
Patch 6.0.2 is live this week!  Prepare yourselves for lots of changes:

  • New Character Models
  • Class Changes
  • Stat Changes
  • Raid Difficulty Level Changes
  • New (old) 5-man Dungeon Upper Blackrock Spire!
  • Bag, Void Storage, and Bank Space Improvements
  • New Toy Box
  • Much more! - See MMO Champion for all the gory details.

If you are signed up for our first venture into Heroic (formerly normal) Siege of Orgrimmar, please make sure to update your addons and take a peak at the class transition guides posted on Icy Veins.

Entrails QQ to a macro spec. ...
Syrophenikan R.I.P DOT Snapshotting, I will miss you ;_;
With the 6.0 patch comes the change of a guaranteed weapon drop for your spec and first kill of Garrosh. We will be making the Prime raid Tuesday night run a raid for farming Garrosh weapons.

Download the latest PTR (requires another WoW-like sized installed) and play with most of the new features in Warlords. New models, toy box, class changes, etc.

Looks like one week after Blizzcon, the new expansion for World of Warcraft is being release.  Warlords of Draenor release date is November 13th.

There will be pre-expansion events.  We will also be able to run the new UBRS at level 90 for a limited time.  It will be interesting to see what loot drops from there.

Login or Register
Bleeding Hollow
World of Warcraft
Realm Rank 55
Region Rank 2589
World Rank 8400
Announcement of