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Jaedenar has been 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 has resulted in a bored slew of 70's that sit in major cities, PvP, and chat in trade channel. One of the most notable aspects of Jaedenar is it's close sense of community, both in game and on it's forums. Even players who have transferred away from Jaedenar consider the Jaedenar forum to be their WoW forum home.
A view some on the server share is: "Our only hope for our not-so-beloved Jaedenar is to merge with another low-pop server or for other servers to open up free transfers to ours." Others believe that Jaedenar is doomed, while another viewpoint is that Jaedenar is an amazing server and love every day they play on it. To each his own, it seems.
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 hasn't seen much improvement. There aren't any great guilds, nowhere near the top of other servers. A lot of the great trollers have seem to have moved on. The forums are boring and rarely posted on. Although a lot of the baddies have stayed on the server. The community is still somewhat tight knit, but the new people don't seem to have any respect for those who came before them. It is a sad sad direction for this formerly decent server to be moving.
CATACLYSM: With the update of Cataclysm it seems the once small town Jaedenar US is no longer the same server. Many have 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. Jaedenars Favorite Troll Forever.
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. Equilibrium, which started as a regular PUG lead by Hyperion, quickly rose in progression taking the number three spot in progression behind Occult. Legacy died going into WotLK and many members formed AbsoIution. When the #2 guild from Lightning's Blade, Atrocity, came to Jaedenar during Ulduar to found Strife they were much misaligned on the server. 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 personal in-game issue 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. In cata strife still was able to man a 25 man roster, and was competing against the all star 10 man team known as nubstars. Strife managed to claim server first nefarian, sinestra, and alakir. During firelands Strife's roster slowly diminished to the point where it was very difficult to raid 25 man status. However they kept recruiting and managed to get the job done and was in a race for server first ragnaros with Elysium, some random 10 man guild formed by two ex strife baddies Apocalypto and Rilix. Elysium claimed server first ragnaros only because 10 man is a giant joke, but they still thought they were better than strife which is pretty stupid if you ask me.
So lets get down to the final content of this xpack...dragonsoul. Strife went into Dragonsoul Led by the Amazing co-gm duo Akhilex and Hackers. Strife went ahead to take server first maddness on regular mode, and started heroics the following week. Strife got server first morchok and hagara on 25 man, then the unthinkable happened. Majority of Strifes roster either quit or transfered to different guilds. Akhilex also known as Jesus of Jaedenar felt a long foregoing urge to test his luck with a top tier us guild. Jesus now resides in Unholy Trinity on burning blade. Naladu took over as Strife's guild master, and they decided to do 10 man. Strife dominated the 10 man scene clearing new bosses left right and center, and started working on spine alongside Elysium. Strife made a great decision to lock out the instance to keep working on spine while Elysium could not because their roster was full of bads and they needed gear and instance nerfs to carry them. Strife took out heroic spine server, and also locked out maddness while Elysium wiped non stop to Spine. A day or two after Elysium managed to somehow kill heroic spine, Strife came out victorious with a server first heroic maddness kill. After all, Skill>Gear, and Strife, pound for pound is still the best guild on this server.
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