Thottbot Legends

Thank you for visiting Thottbot Legends, the web headquarters for the World of Warcraft guild on the Nordrassil North America server. We’re Horde.

The guild was established in July 2010 by Melindice under the name Team TB, after she brought up the idea for the second time on the old Thottbot.com forums. The first time was sometime in 2008 by Madrushian called Thought Robots, but that guild quickly dissolved after a couple of months.

This website was then created and went live on October 23rd, 2010. The timing was barely coincidental, because Thottbot.com was by then, going out of business for good, three years after being swallowed up by the ZAM Network who also bought out Allakhazam.com and later, Wowhead.com who were the two other major rivals of the WoW quest and item databases. Thottbot and Allakhazam became dysfunctional, after Wowhead came out on top being the better organized site between them. So while it may seem Thottbot-Legends.com was created in lieu of Thottbot.com’s forums shutting down, it was actually a coincidence. Though every time this thought came across my mind, this illustration pops up which makes me chuckle a bit.

Yes, I know, it seems off topic. ^_^

So what happened? We’re not a professional company, nor are we a professional e-sports gaming guild. So I’ll tell it how it was. If you wish to revisit these events, click here to read about them. Otherwise, here’s the short of it.

We mostly had a good run from 2010 to 2011. One minor set of dramas occurred during that time with the younger-age members which set off a vent-fest of irritation with the older-age members. That was mostly tamed over time. In 2012, two particular major pieces of drama happened with two founders, Hogger and R3, which eventually broke the guild apart by 2013. In 2015, R3, a founding member and officer, passed away due to cancer. A tribute thread was created to honour him. The site became unofficially dead at the end of that same year. By 2018, only four of the original twenty members log in occasionally. The guild on Nordrassil still exist, though on a very passive scale. I still run it as a custodian and Namaya just keeps me company. I also see Steamboy and Ragnar logging in once every now and then too when my subscription has run out.

Everyone is still free to come back to the server and continue where they left off, or leave if it so pleases them. I’ll just say this: five years at a glance, doesn’t seem like a long time, but as an adult, a lot of things can happen in one year. Since 2013, many of its original members are now out of university. We met online when they were still in high school. Many of its original members have taken up job offers and moved away. Some of them were single and now married. Heck, Namaya and I got married in 2013. Namaya (Amber) and I still keep in touch with Dasffion and Steamboy on Facebook. We’re all on a first name basis. ^_^

Let’s put it this way. People’s temperaments calm down, thought processes evolve and goals in life change. If I have today’s wisdom back in the day, I think a lot of things would have been different. Alas, it is what it is.

So here I am, giving you the short and the long, but most importantly, to set things straight and give recognition to those that made the guild happen for the time that it did.

Signing off, Omusubi/Shinozaki (GinsengSamurai), 2018/12/17.


=FOUNDERS=

Appala – Aurthree – Casinova – Dasffion – Hogger – Madrushian – Melindice – Darkkin – Ragnar – Sheffi – Shinozaki – Steamboy – Ztinger

They came together from Thottbot.com in July 2010 to form the guild.

=ELDERS=

Malysandra – Namaya

They have been around for a long time and have taken an honoured place to be memorialized forever.

=VETERANS=

Aengus – Blaze – Fraun – Vynastas – Keziah

They were original members since the Team TB era.


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One Reply to “Thottbot Legends”

  1. Graham Bubblefish says:

    Interesting read. I was completely unaware of all the drama that apparently was going on. If I’m honest, this makes it feel slightly better that I never got to play with you guys ;). It’s always really painful to fall out with people you’ve known for years, who you thought were your friends, I can tell it still hurts.
    I was never a real part of the community, but have enjoyed the interactions with you guys that I’ve had. Thottbot was the first kind of online haven with a small group of friendly, intelligent and funny people randomly thrown together that I’ve encountered.

    But most of all I’m just proud that I was the first to create an account on the TBL forum and now the first to leave a reply on this page :).

    -xx-
    Graham Bubblefish
    (formerly sanderfr94 or McJohnsonn)

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