Mumble Install Guide (Windows)

1. Download the client from

2. Double click the downloaded file and click Next

3. Check 'I accept' and Click Next

5. Leave default options & click Next

6. Click Install to begin installation

7. Click Finish

8. Click Next to begin tuning your mic

9. Make sure you have you mic/headset connected in the right jack (line-in/headset/Audio in) and select the correct devices for input (i.e. headset or mic) and output (headset/speakers)

10. Allow the voice sample to play although you're probably best just clicking Next...

11. Adjust the sliders so you can talk comfortably and stay in the green zone (or the wife doesn't know you're online...again).

12. Adjust slider so background or unwanted sounds (yelling wife, pleading kids, etc...) are in red/yellow zone and actual talking is in the green.

13. Leave default settings and Click Next

14. Click headphones if applicable and click Next when you hear 3D spatial sounds...Whoa.

15. Meh.. your call otherwise, click Next

16. Click Next

17. Click Finish - Whew. Install is done

18. Open Mumble and click Add New...

19. Enter info which is found in our Guild tab (Press J in game), select Info tab, and scroll down on the information notes for the Address, Port #. Username is your Main toon's name.

Guild Challenges & You…

One of the most important aspects in growing our guild is leveling up. There are several quick ways to get guild XP and gold:

  1. Guild Dungeons
  2. Guild Battlegrounds
  3. Guild Raids

Guild Dungeons

In order to get credit you have to use Dungeon Finder (the green eye) icon on your mini map.

  • First assemble your group of guildies – you need at least 3 to get credit (75% award points)
  • They all have to be a level that would be able to run the dungeon through Dungeon Finder
  • Pick a dungeon or random and join as a group

Make sure you have your group created and when ready select "Join as group"

At the completion of the dungeon you should get a guild achievement award. You can run up to 7 dungeons a week.
The benefit is that the guild gets 300,000 XP and later gold for every run which can be 2.1 million a week.
Bonus Points
Having a 4th or 5th guildie nets you 100% or 125% award points.
Guild Battlegrounds & Raids
Battlegrounds are like dungeons except you need 80% representation:
  • 8 members for 10 man raids
  • 21 for 25 man raids
Use the Guild tab (J key) and check the roster – see whose on and if they’re within 5 levels of your toon. Ask if they would be willing to run. You can always offer to run something of theirs (BG, Raid, PvP, Arena) and pickup a new skill.

Grim’s Frosty Challenge

Ahh, January…the bone chilling cold, that crisp air that sucks the life right outta your cheeks – reminds me of Northrend. If you’re up for it, get a steaming Starfire espresso and get going!

Sometime this weekend, Grimsparkle has a Frosty Challenge for any adventuresome guildie. The Guild Message of the day will announce the Challenge has begun. Interested adventurers need to check the website ( for the Frosty Challenge Questions.

We will post 5 questions answerable only from the crisp shores of Northrend (perfect for this time of year). Be the first person to mail the correct answers to Grimsparkle in Azeroth and you will win a Frostweave Bag and 50G (total value 250G).

Grim’s Frosty Challenge:
The first guildie to mail me (IN WoW) the correct answers wins a Frostweave Bag (value 199G).
1. Warsong Hold has how many steps in the main stairwell?
2. How many oracles guard the Eye of the Lich King in Kul’galar Keep?
3. How many Blood Elven naval ships are stationed north of Icecrown in the North Sea?
4. At about coordinates 48,79 what mammal’s corpse lies on the beach?
5. Which landing pad is the broom-wielding flightmaster on in Warsong Hold?
(Pick One)
a. NW       b. NE      c. SW    d. SE

TERMS & CONDITIONS (from our Gilblin lawyers)

  • Participants must be a member of the Laundromat guild in good standing
  • Party need not be present to win
  • First mail received with all 5 correct answers is the winner
  • Disputes may be settled by duel on consent of both parties in Ogrimmar
  • Not responsible if you die horribly  – cold and alone and become undead
  • Whiners will be polymorphed and eaten with mint jelly

Changes, Growth and Feedback

We’re on our way to Level 4, holding about 100 members and I’m getting some good input from folks. I’ve been told a few have been frustrated with the lack of running instances/Raids, lack of responses in guild chat, and my being offline for a week. I was also told that these reasons contributed to two prominent members (Engine and Zuel) leaving for DNA (which by the way is a great guild). Let me answer a few of these questions so you know what happened:

  • Why weren’t you on WoW for like 7 days?
    • Around Christmas, I got news that a close friend of mine had died
    • After Christmas, I was in a car accident
    • My credit card company screwed up and froze my account wrongly (they admitted they messed up). This caused my WoW account to become frozen and I was unable to logon. I used remote chat (before it got locked out) to tell a few people what had happened.
    • It took an additional 48 hours working with Blizzard to get everything back to normal
  • Reputation is capped (or some similar problem)
    • Unfortunately there is a daily cap on reputation which Blizzard setup; I can’t change it. I know level 25 guilds have perks; I can’t compete with that. Our goal is to provide a fun guild that we can do things together (social) and grow into areas we have interest in.
  • That being said, some are complaining about cliques or “radio silence” on guild chat.
    • All I can say is PLEASE try to pay attention to the chat window, especially officers – it’s important. Nothing feels worse than asking for help or seeing if anyone wants to do something and getting …nothing. Even saying “No thank you.” or suggesting another time or offer to setup an event does wonders – it’s simple respect and courtesy to say “I heard you and I care”.
    • Consider setting aside one game session a week to help guildies either by organizing a guild run through Dungeon Finder, helping them gear up, running a BG or even a Raid group. Get them mats for their profession, craft an item.
    • Quitting changes nothing. YOU be the fix: if you like Raiding, set up an event and invite people or tell an officer so we can coordinate it. We’ve had several successful guild runs doing this. PvP your bag? Let’s get a few people together of similar in Warsong Gulch and give it a shot. Our guild has plenty of room for folks to become leaders if they want to be responsible and head up an area. Whisper me or email me how I can help you.

In the end, as the Guild Master I know we need to improve and I have to start the change. I’ve promoted two highly active and dedicated members, Mozark and Silverflesh (gratz to you both on becoming Masters). I would ask our officers to give me feedback on what works and what doesn’t. Please make sure you greet, gratz, and be available for our guildies. If nothing’s happening, start something; if you need permissions, whisper me or email me (in game or at grimsparkle at gmail d0t c0m). Finally, remember to have fun.

Thanks again,


Where’s Grim?!?!

So where is your beloved (or hated) guild master?

Besides Christmas, I was in a car accident and then my credit card company froze my account because I went Christmas shopping. Unfortunately this included my renewal on my WoW account so I’ll be back in about 36 hours.

In the meantime gratz! on making level 3! Assuming a meteor doesn’t strike my house, I’ll be on soon… Unless Blizzard blows my account in which case I guess I’ll go play SWTOR.