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Estimated Active Census
Total Characters: 5,953
Total Alliance: 1,520 - 26%
Total Horde: 4,433 - 75%
Note: Statistics above are based on a Warcraft Census accurate as of 10/05/09 and should be considered strictly informational.
More statistics available at Warcraft Census for Jaedenar.
In vanilla Jaedenar had 2 major Pve guilds. Both alliance named Fierce and Risk. Through intense competiton Fierce winning all major server first except one, both guilds cleared MC and BWL in short order. Crondizzle, GM of Risk had however gotten the first, and only, Thunderfury in vanilla on the server, only after the rival guild Fierce gave them elementium ore. The AQ gates not opened, they entered 40 man Naxx, both clearing Instructor and Anubarak. At this point however the GM of Fierce, still burdened by not getting the second half of thunderfury, sold his account. Fierce disbanded some going to risk others reformed with the top pvp guild on the server, Best friends forever to create the guild Impulse. The remants of Fierce joined with the reroll mage Krimson, lead by Cathorist formed the guild E X I L E. Risk remained intact and strong at this time while E X I L E and Impulse began to canabalize eachother. Impulse fell apart. Although Impulse died, the distain for Risk did not. Johnn, the rogue in fierce with the AQ scepther, had the required rep to open the AQ gates. He threated the server with opening it and tranfering off with the only mount. This angered the server, horde and alliance both. Not be outdone, the remainder of impulse started a guild named, The Knights of Johnn. As the resorces got close, E X I L E and Knights of Johnn attempted to defend the rogue in his attempt to humilate Risk and the server. The horde would have none of it, as they send every available player from top pvp guilds such as tribune, to camp the rogue. With the 2 alliance guilds overwhelmed Crondizzle opened the Gates. After this and with impulse falling apart this made Risk and E X I L E rivals. The outspoken officer of Risk Yme and counterpart Cathorist would get into many forum flame wars. With Yme challenging Cathorist to a RL fight. Although nothing ever really came from this, it was entertaining to say the least.
Horde vanilla was a lot slower to start PvE. The pvp side of things with the likes of Faber, Dorc, Blows, AFTERMATH, Midnight, were known to be fearsome. They would be locked into constant fights with BRM Police who reformed as Best Friends Forever. After some traction various pve horde guilds would start and fall apart. However, it should be noted the first and only vanilla hand of ragnaros came on horde side. In vanilla the horde pvp was superior and the alliance pve was far superior. Aftermath and Socks had a RL fued over a female wow player named yuengling. In the end Aftermath beat Socks in wow pvp and for the girl socks was vying for. After this rather public feud, Aftermath and Yuengling left the server together.
The start of BC:
On to BC due a public fued Cathorist left E X I L E. Along with it, a large amount of the guild. This would in turn become the end of E X I L E. Risk remained the strongest pve guild but it also left the server unable to find competent pvers to help it thru SSC. With the old alliance vanilla guilds gone or in disarray the Horde finally took over as top of the pve ladder. Morte Diventa was the defacto top alliance guild. It took the alliance over 6 months to get back to SSC. During this time, the horde swelled with population and a guild formed named Zerg. Zerg was just that, they zerged content, and pvp. Gnome Depot formed from the remains of Risk//Exile//impulse lead by Sylenn. Sylenn infultrated horde guild Zerg pretended to be an alt of the GM. In this moment he kicked half the guild. This angered and embarrased Zerg. They never really recovered.
The Rise of the forum trolls:
During this moment, the forum trolls arise. The most infamous, Ohwhen, was a notable horde PvPer who terrorized the Horde trade chat and server forums alike for years, writing lengthy humorous hate threads, trashing sub par players and exposing online imposters, such as Orcsgotbooty. Another, Bepaladin, was a notorious low level alt, who's identity was always a mystery. No one knows exactly who or what he was. There are large list of people he could be. This particular troll was not only entertaining but would leak "dirty laundry" information about nearly every guild horde and alliance and post it on the forums. As well do a weekly, fail of the week. The guild, the bepaladin fan club came about. Most of his trolling came at the expense of Morte Diventa. But no one was truely safe from his wrath. Server regulars to newcomers were blasted almost daily. Both abruptly disapeared. There are much too many forum era troll greats to name, a few notable mentions are: Toolio, Kaola, Pruflas, Normac, Kathorist, Soop, Hugme, Amset, Habajaba, Seckzo, Zalgadis, Shurikensam, Mishiima, Konoka, Dreptile, Kattwilliams, Twelve, and too many more to name.
Jaedenar was the victim of many paid character transfers and rerolls to realms such as Underbog and Korgath, so its numbers are dwindling even more than most normal low population server. Jaedenar is unusually slow in PvE, which resulted in a bored slew of end game players that sat in major cities, PvP'd, and spammed in trade channel. One of the most notable aspects of Jaedenar was it's close sense of community, both in game and on it's forums. Even players who transferred away from Jaedenar consider the Jaedenar forum to be their WoW forum home.
WoTLK - The Great Death of the Legend of Jaedenar:
For some reason, this page has always been edited to be very care-bearish and the history of trolling on the Jaedenar server isn't mentioned. I do not see why people seem to want to leave out some of the most exciting gossip, trash talk, and trolling out of the story of our beloved server. From Ohwhen, to the Women of Jaedenar, to Yme, from Vanilla WoW to BC there have been many entertaining threads, much more entertaining that who killed what boss. The human interaction is what makes this game what it is. Though softer people seem to want to leave that out, much to my chagrin. So please, please post links to the troll threads, to the troll pics, and troll away.
With the installment of WotLK Jaedenar didn't see much improvement. There weren't any great guilds, nowhere near the top of other servers. The majority of the artful and loved trollers moved on. The forums were boring and rarely posted on. Although a lot of the baddies stayed on the server. The community was still somewhat tight knit, but the new people don't seem to have any respect for those who came before them. It was a sad sad direction for this formerly decent server to be moving.
With the update of Cataclysm it seemed the once small town Jaedenar US is no longer the same server. Many had come and gone and to see a familiar Jaedenar face is rare. Once epic Jaedenar trolls that gave us the tickle we were ashamed of but loved, are all dead and gone.
*To be written by those who walk in the footprints of giants.*
Rüin had continued to lead in progression heading into Naxxramas taking Realm First! Magic Seeker, Realm First! Conqueror of Naxxramas, and Realm First! Obsidian Slayer. Legacy, who trailed behind Ruin during TBC, died going into WotLK and many members formed AbsoIution which surged in progress during early WotLK and early Cata before abruptly fizzling out. When the #12 guild from Lightning's Blade, Atrocity, came to Jaedenar during Ulduar to found Strife they focused on sabotaging other guilds so that they could appear superior. There was a big race to kill Yogg-Saron and eventually Strife won out for top of progression. Strife took Realm First! Celestial Defender and after completing Realm First! Grand Crusader (they are still the only guild to kill Heroic Anub'arak) they came back to complete Realm First! Death's Demise. After completing 4/5 in ToGC, GM of Equilibrium, Hyperion suffered a hilarious ordeal that tore apart the guild forcing most members to go to Strife.  Also during ToGC a #2 guild from Haomarush transfered, OP, to become Apotheosis. Unlike Strife however, they came from a lower state of progression and hoped to pick up many of the leftover Equilibrium players and take their spot in progression. Both Ruin and Apotheosis suffered declining membership and merged to create a shortlived guild named Warpath. At the end of WotLK progression the only notable Horde PVE progression guilds are Strife and Order of Orgrimmar.
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