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This article is an information page for the Blackrock realm (server)

The contents herein are entirely player made and in no way represent official World of Warcraft history or occurrences which are accurate for all realms. The information and events listed are of an independent nature and applied for roleplaying, fictional, speculative, or opinions from a limited playerbase only.

A high population US server located in Blizzard's Los Angeles datacenter and in the Bloodlust battlegroup.

The unofficial motto of the server is "GTFO BLACKROCK IS FULL"

The default accepted pug loot rules is to roll Need on all BoEs regardless of quality.

This realm is infamous for the Argent Dawn gnome raids. These events would occur when the server has unbearable lag or goes down. Many, sometimes hundreds, of Blackrock players create level 1 gnomes on the Argent Dawn role playing realm and raid Ironforge, spamming text in chat channels and annoying players. The majority of players joined a guild named <Blackrock Exiles> with the requirement to join as a level 1 pink haired Gnome. Raids on Hogger, an elite NPC near Stormwind were conducted, where 40 level 1 Gnomes would kill the level 7 elite, and perform just like an endgame guild would- distributing the green item as if it were epic. Contrary to popular belief this was not a valid role playing event. The Blackrock denizens would disrupt Argent Dawn, usually by creating characters with vulgar names and spamming the server's Alliance trade channels with sophomoric humor or AtlasLoot links of Thunderfury. This behavior greatly annoyed the Argent Dawn population. With numerous complaints and petitions from the Argent Dawn community, the guild <Blackrock Exiles> was removed by Blizzard, and all members in it would have a black silhouette in the armory. Rebuilt as <Exiles of Blackrock> much later in The Burning Crusade, with hundreds again joining as level 1 gnomes, the antics continued and later, in Wrath of the Lich King, <Blackrock Exiles> was reformed on Argent Dawn with the requirement to join as Gnome Deathknights, which continues to this day.

During Vanilla, Shinjispoon, a Gnome Mage of the guild named <Prodigy>, made a suicidal post on the Blackrock forums, garnering pages of responses from other players. Eventually Blizzard would lock the topic and contact the police, revealing it to be a practical joke. However, Shinjispoon would later gain infamy as the suicidal mage of Blackrock.

Play Times

Blackrock is a US Pacific Standard Time (PST), GMT-8, server.

Server Transfers

There have been 6 free server transfers as initiated by Blizzard from Blackrock to other lower populated servers.

  1. Blackrock > Daggerspine - March 2005
  2. Blackrock > Bloodscalp - August 2005
  3. Blackrock > Frostwolf - October 2005
  4. Blackrock > Garithos - January 2006
  5. Blackrock > Azshara - Fall 2008
  6. Blackrock > Gundrak - Winter 2009

Blackrock's PvP Community

Blackrock has long been home to some of the most elite PvPers in the Warcraft community. Beginning in Vanilla WoW, a couple of Blackrock's guilds competed in the Battlegroup 9 Warsong Gulch League. This league influenced one of the decorated guilds in the US to transfer to Blackrock, a Horde guild named Nurfed. Teams forged by Nurfed and an Alliance guild named Eminence laid a foundation for a strong PvP atmosphere on Blackrock.

At the beginning of TBC and arenas, Blackrock had a strong showing along with Tichondrius in the arena ladders. Practically every top team was either from Tichondrius or Blackrock (with a couple from Kil'jaeden). Due to Bloodlust's infamous PvP scene, at the beginning of Season 2, teams from all over North America have flocked to this Battlegroup and the most competitive arena ladders began.

After WOTLK began, Blackrock was again a hotbed for PvPers during this expansion. The server really became the epicenter of WoW PvP when an epic battle for rank 1 took place. Both teams were the first to reach the 3000 rating in the world and a showdown between Reckful/Euneek/Fuzionn of Blackrock and Yog/Douja/Woundman of Tichondrius. Reckful's team defeated the Tichondrius team, and created a lot of hype that influenced arena enthusiasts from all over the nation to come to Blackrock.

Rank 1 Arena Teams from Blackrock

  • Vengeful Gladiator 3v3 - Loz, Nice, and Medz (Eminence Team)
  • Vengeful Gladiator 5v5 - Nurfed Team led by Glasroy, Dw, Fuzze, Bikeage and Glorbin
  • Deadly Gladiator 5v5 - Glasroy, Dw, Glorbin, Handiiman, and Igoaff (Nurfed Team)
  • Furious Gladiator 3v3 - Reckful, Euneek, and Fuzionn
  • Relentless Gladiator 3v3 - Jhazy, Alloraan, and Ellihs
  • (2, Tied) Relentless Gladiator 5v5 - Uckington, Rgostic, Zyzski, Jvlol, and Nuvoz
  • Relentless Gladiator 5v5 - Czm, Whiteshadowz, Vidra, Newsh, and Xandra

PvE Progression - Classic WoW

Raid Instance Summary

Instance Boss Total Alliance Horde Server First
Ragnaros Killing Guilds (Molten Core) 51 28 23 The Elite (website) [H]
Nefarian Killing Guilds (Blackwing Lair) 39 24 15 Eminence (website) [A]
C'Thun Killing Guilds (Temple of Ahn'Qiraj) 13 8 5 Eminence [A]
Spider Wing cleared (Naxxramas) 19 12 7 Eminence [A]
Abomination Wing cleared (Naxxramas) 10 7 3 Eminence [A]
Plague Wing cleared (Naxxramas) 4 3 1 Eminence [A]
Deathknight Wing cleared (Naxxramas) 2 0 2 Eminence [A]
Kel'Thuzad Killing Guilds (Naxxramas) 1 1 0 Eminence [A]

Opening of Ahn'Qiraj

4 guilds, all of which are Alliance, completed the Scepter of the Shifting Sands. The Gates of Ahn'Qiraj are officially opened by Rezguise of Redefined on 27th February 2006, 2.13 am Blackrock server time.

Guild Scarab Lord Ringing the Gong Completing the Quest
Redefined Rezguise (Dwarf Warrior) 1st 3rd
Eminence Ex (Gnome Mage) 2nd 1st
Colony Raiders Nice (Gnome Warrior) 3rd 2nd
No MAAM Xinhuan (Gnome Mage) 4th 4th

Redefined has disbanded as of late 2006. Rezguise has transferred to Death and Taxes on Korgath in early 2006, and has since retired. Colony Raiders disbanded in mid-June 2006 and Nice joined Eminence. Ex, Nice and Xinhuan have all retired from playing World of Warcraft around May 2007.

PvE Progression - The Burning Crusade

Raid Instance Summary

Instance Boss Total Alliance Horde Server First
Nightbane Killing Guilds (Karazhan) 61 35 26 Nurfed (website) [H]
Gruul Killing Guilds (Gruul's Lair) 51 30 21 Nurfed [H]
Magtheridon Killing Guilds (Magtheridon's Lair) 34 21 13 Eminence (website) [A]
Lady Vashj Killing Guilds (Serpentshrine Cavern) 18 9 9 Nurfed [H]
Kael'thas Sunstrider Killing Guilds (Eye (Tempest Keep)) 9 5 4 Nurfed [H]
Archimonde Killing Guilds (Battle for Mount Hyjal) 6 2 4 Nurfed [H]
Illidan Stormrage Killing Guilds (Black Temple) 1 0 1 Nurfed [H]
Zul'jin Killing Guilds (Zul'Aman) (Unreleased) - - - -
Doomwalker - - - Nurfed [H]
Doom Lord Kazzak - - - Nurfed [H]

Blackrock Links


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