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Server:Velen US

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This article is an information page for the Velen 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.

Named for the prophet who has led the Draenei since their flight from Argus, Velen is a PvE server in the Retaliation Battlegroup. Velen was added during the release of Burning Crusade, and has quickly grown to a Medium population server, which it has remained through the release of Wrath of the Lich King.

The Population

Opened during the launch of Burning Crusade, Velen has a population consisting largely of post-BC players. However, free transfers to Velen were offered between 2/26/08 and 3/04/08 from the Area 52, Arygos, Ghostlands, Hellscream and Zul'jin realms, bringing an influx of experienced pre-BC players to the realm, and bringing Velen to medium population status.

Mornings are often quiet on Velen, providing an ideal time for solo questing, rep grinding and farming without interruption. The peak time on the server tends to be from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Server Time during the week, and starts earlier on the weekends. However, queues are nonexistent, even on peak times, and lag is not an issue.

Player vs Player

Until mid-2008, despite being a PvE Realm, Velen had an active world PvP environment as guilds including <Veritas>, <Clan of Woe> and <Carebear Club> skirmished and conducted regular town and city raids. However, as guilds began to focus actively on end game raiding, world PvP steadily declined.

Currently, World PvP centers around the PvP zone of Lake Wintergrasp which is actively contested and which changes hands frequently. It is not uncommon for three full raid groups from each faction to be fighting for control of the Fortifications there during peak hours. In addition, regular raids continue to be formed for the purposes of raiding capital cities, although these raids are organized as pick up groups more often than guild-run.

Raiding

Despite the phrase 'Velen is for Chillaxin' being frequently quoted on the realm forums, there are active raiding guilds on Velen.

At the time of writing, roughly 20 guilds have made some progress in 25 man Icecrown Citadel. In Trial of the Grand Crusader, One Horde guild and one Alliance guild cleared ToGC shortly after patch 3.3 was released, with a further 4 guilds having cleared 4/5 bosses.

Battlegrounds

Battlegrounds at level 70 are of prime importance because of a relatively lackluster twink population. The Horde in this battlegroup have been known to win often in Arathi Basin and Warsong Gulch.

Wait Time (average - 80 bracket)

BG AllianceAlliance HordeHorde Win Ratio
Warsong Gulch < 1 min 1 min Alliance1:3Horde
Arathi Basin < 1 min 1 min Alliance1:3Horde
Alterac Valley < 1 min 1-3 mins Alliance1:1Horde
Eye of the Storm < 1 min 1 min Alliance3:1Horde
Strand of the Ancients 3 min 3 min Alliance1:1Horde
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Useful Links

Major Guild Progression

BC 25 Man

Alliance Alliance
Guild Gruul's Lair Magtheridon's Lair Serpentshrine Cavern The Eye Hyjal Summit The Black Temple Sunwell Plateau
Alliance Honors Wrath Gruul the Dragonkiller Magtheridon Lady Vashj Kael'thas Sunstrider Archimonde Illidan
Alliance Redirection Gruul the Dragonkiller Magtheridon Lady Vashj Kael'thas Sunstrider Azgalor
Alliance Ascendance Gruul the Dragonkiller Magtheridon Lady Vashj High Astromancer Solarian Rage Winterchill
Alliance Unity Gruul the Dragonkiller Magtheridon Lady Vashj Kael'thas Sunstrider Kaz'rogal Gorefiend
Horde Horde
Guild Gruul's Lair Magtheridon's Lair Serpentshrine Cavern The Eye Hyjal Summit The Black Temple Sunwell Plateau
Horde Veritas Gruul the Dragonkiller Magtheridon Lady Vashj Kael'thas Sunstrider Archimonde Illidan Kalecgos
Horde CaReBeaR CluB Gruul the Dragonkiller Magtheridon Morogrim Tidewalker Kael'thas Sunstrider Archimonde Illidan
Horde Valon Gruul the Dragonkiller Magtheridon Lurker Below High Astromancer Solarian Rage Winterchill

WotLK 25 Man

Order

Kel'thuzad Naxxramas Lich Art.jpg

Naxxramus Abomination Wing

Naxxramus Deathknight Wing

Naxxramus Plague Wing

Naxxramus Spider Wing

Naxxramus Frostwyrm Lair

Chamber of Aspects
Obsidian Sanctum

Eye of Eternity


Alliance Alliance: 25-man
Guild Abomination Wing Deathknight Wing Plague Wing Spider Wing Frostwyrm Lair Sartharion Malygos
Guns and Butter Completed Completed Completed Completed Completed Completed Completed
Johnto League Completed Completed Completed Completed Completed Completed Completed
Unity Completed Completed Completed Completed Completed Completed Completed
Mostly Harmless Completed Completed Completed Completed Completed Completed -
Farm Status Completed Completed Completed Completed Completed Completed -
Chrome Completed Completed Completed Completed Completed Completed -
Fast Action Guys Completed Completed Completed Completed - Completed -
Splinter Completed Completed Completed Completed Completed Completed Completed


Horde Horde: 25-man
Guild Abomination Wing Deathknight Wing Plague Wing Spider Wing Frostwyrm Lair Sartharion Malygos
Veritas Completed Completed Completed Completed Completed Completed Completed
Inevitable Completed Completed Completed Completed Completed Completed Completed
Bedroom Allstars Completed Completed Completed Completed Completed Completed -
Harvest Completed Completed Completed Completed Completed Completed -
Procella Oculus Completed Completed Completed Completed Completed Completed Completed
OMG Who Pulled Completed Gothik Completed Completed - Completed Completed
Eternity Gluth - Completed Completed - Completed -



Server Kill Records - Major BC Content

Thanks to Sylkn for the easy format.

Boss Alliance Alliance Horde Horde
Date Guild Date Guild
Black Temple
High Warlord Naj'entus 02/07/2008 Honors Wrath 01/24/2008 Veritas
Supremus 02/07/2008 Honors Wrath 01/24/2008 Veritas
Shade of Akama 02/10/2008 Honors Wrath 01/28/2008 Veritas
Teron Gorefiend 03/17/2008 Honors Wrath 04/07/2008 Veritas
Gurtogg Bloodboil 03/31/2007 Honors Wrath 04/03/2007 Veritas
Reliquary of Souls 04/03/2008 Honors Wrath 04/17/2008 Veritas
Mother Shahraz 04/07/2008 Honors Wrath 04/21/2008 Veritas
Illidari Council 04/17/2008 Honors Wrath 04/24/2008 Veritas
Illidan Stormrage 04/21/2008 Honors Wrath 05/05/2008 Veritas
Mount Hyjal
Rage Winterchill 01/24/2008 Honors Wrath 01/15/2008 Veritas
Anetheron 01/27/2008 Honors Wrath 01/15/2008 Veritas
Kaz'rogal 02/04/2008 Honors Wrath 01/16/2008 Veritas
Azgalor 02/11/2008 Honors Wrath 02/07/2008 Veritas
Archimonde 03/10/2008 Honors Wrath 03/20/2008 Veritas

Note: You can see all of the records here

Guild Listing

Alliance Crest Alliance »
<anonymity>
<Americas Most Wanted>
<Ascendance>
<Azlan>
<Catapultam Habeo>
<Burning Punching Drunks>
<Clan of Woe>
<Control Alt Elite>
<Event Horizon>
<Fast Action Guys>
<Honors Wrath>
<Molten Core Swim Team>
<Fidelis ad Mortem>
<THE NEW WORLD ORDER>
<One Hitta Quitta>
<Phase III>
<Redirection>
<Runs with Scissors>
<SAVAGE>
<The First Calvary>
<Soul Hunters>
<Singularis>
<Splinter>
<Sporks of Fury>
<Steady Hand>
<Unity>
<Veni Vidi Vici>
<Victorious Secret>

Horde Crest Horde »

<Ah sum O>
<The Ancients>
<CaReBeaR CluB>
<Dark Empire>
<The Deadly Hollows>
<Defenders of the Horde>
<Dysfunctional Family>
<Grassroots>
<Harvest>
<Immortalis>
<Omen of Darkness>
<Orion>
<Paradox>
<Procella Oculus>
<RingofDestiny>
<siN>
<South of Heaven>
<Valon>
<Veracious Extinction>
<Veritas>
<Slow Kids at Play>