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Scarlet Crusade is an RP server that was created on February 23, 2005.
The name of the server comes from the organization in Lordaeron of the same name. With the rise of the Scourge and Arthas' betrayal, the former Knights of the Silver Hand came back to their homelands across Lordaeron, seeing them shattered and broken, the undead loose upon the world. With such chaos, the knights turned incresingly to more drastic measures to deal with the Scourge. The Scarlet Crusade was begun from the ashes of the Knights of the Silver Hand, turning paranoid vision on the world. At first seemingly beneficial, members of the Scarlet Crusade became convinced that anyone not wearing the crimson was affected by the plague, or would soon be. Attempted assassinations (or suspected attempts) on the leadership were met with swift action, killing anyone who would pose a threat. With these actions of a paranoid leadership, the rest of the world turned their back on these delusional madmen.
Found secluded within their bastions across Lordaeron, their true numbers are hidden in their monastery in Tirisfal Glades, the armed camps of Hearthglen and Tyr's Hand in the Plaguelands, and amongst the still-burning ruins of the city of Stratholme. Facing the might of the Scarlet Crusade is a daunting challenge, one where adventurers should be willing to make most any sacrifice.
Links to Server Information Edit
- Guilds of Scarlet Crusade
- Guild Progress for Cataclysm Instances (Placeholder)
- Guild Progress for Wrath Instances
- Guild Progress for BC Instances
- Guild Progress for Pre-BC Instances
- Scarlet Crusade Guild Progression - Old Progression Page (outdated)
- Scarlet Crusade Roleplay Hubs
- Scarlet Crusade PvP Statistics
- Videos by residents of Scarlet Crusade
- Server:Scarlet Crusade US/Rahurm (One of the server's greatest jokes)
About the Server Edit
The server is in the Central Time Zone.
PvE Raiding Edit
Scarlet Crusade is, for the most part, a fairly laid back, mature, soft-core, easy-going server. End-game raiding takes place, but is usually not all that fast in terms of progress. In Vanilla WoW, very few guilds made it into "Naxx 1.0" (40 Man Naxx), and fewer still made significant progress through the instance. Currently (as of 10/19/2008) only one guild has downed M'uru and two others have downed Eredar Twins. This low amount of raid progression bothers the server's players very little, if at all. Progress occurs at its own curious pace.
Wrath of the Lich King raiding has been constant and steady in both 10 and 25 man versions throughout the life of the game, with a steady core of about 30-40 guilds routinely bringing bosses down. As of 2/14/2010, two guild have brought down all but Arthas in ICC25, with 39 guilds having brought down anything at all. The guild, Ladies of Destiny brought down Arthas first on the server in ICC10 man on 2/14/2010 and the first ICC25 kill on 2/21/2010. However shortly after Eternal achieved server first H LK 25 Ladies of Destiny gave up and took a break from raiding until Cataclysm.
According Guild Progress.com, Scarlet Crusade is ranked 57th in the US/North America for overall raid progress, and is ranked first among the other RP servers, with Blackwater Raiders coming it at 2nd (72nd over all) and Shadow Council in 3rd (80th overall). (as of February 14, 2010)
Among other Roleplaying servers, Scarlet Crusade tends to lean more towards raiding rather then Roleplaying.
In terms of PvP, Scarlet Crusaders are very rarely seen in the battlegrounds on their own. More often then not, they avoid them completely, or enter with a premade group, either a PuG, or from their Guild, although there are several players that enjoy PvP a fair amount and are known within their factions for their prowess. In world PvP, Alliance more often then not controls Halaa (given the general lack of care over it) and the Spirit Towers. Bored players have been known to kill guards at random towns but usually only in passing. Perhaps one of the most interesting things was when 40 Paladins and 40 Shamans went head-to-head before the Burning Crusade, crashing the server. See the Videos section above for more information. Sometimes a raid will be pulled together to attack the capital cities, and when it succeeds the members are known to parade their black war bear mounts through dalaran for a short time to show them off.
Wintergrasp has mainly been controlled by the alliance in the past , and most often the horde has 10-30 stacks of tenacity, although lately it has begun to become more even-sided, most likely due to the pre-expansion doldrums when a large amount of players take a short break.
There are no Scarab Lords, or Black Qiraji Resonating Crystals on Scarlet Crusade, due to the fact that the only guild that was at that point in raiding at the time moved off the server following some drama part way through the Burning Crusade. There are, however, a small number of Swift Nether Drakes. There are a few people who have The Twin Blades of Azzinoth, either part or full. As a matter of fact there are 2 cody schmitts located on the server.
The Trade channel fluctuates, ranging from its intended purpose, to a Looking for Group channel, to straight out garbage. A few players have it switched off for this reason and for insane spamming which can occur.
In the waning months of Vanilla WoW, before the release of The Burning Crusade, forty Alliance Paladins did battle with forty Horde Shamans, crashing the server.
Goldshire is avoided by the average player, due in part that "ERPers" (people who create a female character for cybering) hang out there. Most of the serious roleplayers usually meet in secret in out-of-the-way and obscure places. (Though currently, ERP has died out on Scarlet Crusade, with many of those players going to Moon Guard or Wyrmrest Accord.)
Though they are currently outnumbered by nonroleplayers, serious roleplayers are present on the server. They are usually in RP guilds, but can be found in major cities or with an RP flag attached, such as through an addon like FlagRSP, and most will roleplay if you engage them. There is a movement on the Horde side of the server to encourage more RP including world and cross-faction RP and all roleplayers are welcome to help in this effort, spearheaded by two of the oldest RP guilds on the server, the Storm Wölves and The Darkspear.
The Playerbase Edit
The playerbase is generally forgiving. An accidental wipe doesn't result in the search of new member, unless someone voluntarily leaves the group. People are rarely kicked out of a group (either raid or five man) because of a screw-up which caused a wipe. More often then not, the leader/leaders will politely tell (with whispers) the person who messed up how they messed up and what to do so as to not mess up again. The players generally don't care about their server's limited raid progression. Some have alts on other servers to make up for this. Most players prefer the laid-back atmosphere and like the fact that should they screw up and wipe the raid, they won't find themselves looking for a new group or guild.
Server Health and PerformanceEdit
Generally, Scarlet Crusade's hardware is stable in day-to-day running, even at peak times. The server itself rarely require extra downtime for maintenance, unless every other server requires it, such as a large patch. Lag spikes are uncommon, and not a royal nuisance. The server very rarely has a queue, and if it does, it's usually short.
Scarlet Crusade IRC Information Edit
Realm IRC Info:
The Scarlet Crusade IRC channel can be reached by using the following info:
To Connect with an IRC client such as Trillian or MIRC:
Through a Web Browser:
http://www.scarlet-crusade.net/ for the Java Web App.
Battlegroup "Reckoning" IRC Info: