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Spectacular Death (A-Llane-US) is the total WOW experience with lots of fun at a casual pace. We see and go to all places in the WOW universe from classic to current content, PvP and arena. This is no-pressure raiding at its finest with friendly, helpful people interested in working through all WOW has to offer together. We will never have a realm first in any endgame, but we will have the most fun when we arrive. Our "race" to see everything is more of a saunter with an emphasis on fun. Our guild motto is "Here. Hold my drink and watch this," so you can see where our emphasis lies.

This guild is not for everyone, however. You must review the Code of Conduct before asking to join. It is also recommended that you read our Raiding and Loot Guidelines as well.

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14 Days to NOT Get the Mount

Gimmlette a posted Tue at 16:20

Welp Hallow's End has arrived, again. Brewfest passed with nary a ram to be seen. I got the kodo, which I don't need, for the second year in a row. I anticipate a lot of us will go 14 days without seeing the Horseman's mount, too. If you look at WOWHead's Guide, it shows nearly 40% of their users have the horse. I get why the drop rate is low even if I am frustrated by years of not seeing it. 

As I'm working through all the guild screenshots I've taken over the years, I've stumbled upon some Hallow's End ones. The Delfias actually decorated their ship in old Deadmines. 

I don't remember if it's decorated in the new version or not. 

Gear is ilevel 835, which is higher than Coren Direbrew's 810 loot. I can't find on WOWHead if level 109's can do the horseman as they could Coren. We'll just have to see. We'll run it as often as people want. Please pause to help your fellow guild members. This is good loot as you're questing and preparing for Patch 7.1 next week. Plus plate wearers want to look cool. 

Officers will be meeting next week to set November's schedule. If there is something you'd like to run, please let us know. And speaking of letting us know, the costume this year is Garrosh which costs 200 treats. That's a lot of trick or treating across the world. This is a great time to get flight paths and exploration xp for low level alts. We'll be happy to take people along and help you with Wickerman. Just speak up in chat. 

So, here's to a ton of candy you won't eat and pumpkins you won't chuck onto someone's head and getting 8 of the battle pets you can't sell or give away. 


From the Archives

Gimmlette a posted Sun at 14:35

I've been uploading photos to the gallery as well as sorting through my over 2500 photo collection on Flickr. I've stumbled across some interesting photos. This one is from 2010, right after Core Hounds were allowed to be tamed. 

They were impressive even when they shrunk to pet size. Remember when they were first tameable and they shook the ground? I loved how they looked but coudn't stand the shaking so I rarely had Huckleberry out. The appearance, in case you don't remember, has changed. 

I rather like the new appearance, although Huck's an impediment to running content. In case you're wondering, it's a bug. I expect it to be hotfixed soon. This is why you see the gigantic Thok's wandering through Dalaran or munching on buildings. (Side note: BM hunters, if you want Thok, let me know. We'll make it happen.)

When hunters use Essence Swapper on certain pets, Hati gets huge. I first had it happen when running Mana-Tombs during Timewalking week. 

That's Phred to the right. I had my turtle, ATuin, with me and he grew in size. Interestingly, Ursa did not. Of course now, I have to pull all my pets out of the stable and see who grows and who doesn't. Unfortunately, this is not good for running content as I can't see around gigantic animals. It's funny, but it's a problem. 

Remember when the April Fool's joke during Wrath of the Lich King was to turn our characters into Kaluak in The Armory?

I still want the tin foil hat they advertised in one April Fool's joke. 

This was a proposed version of dungeon maps. 

I remember it being posted to the PTR. All raids and dungeons would have received this treatment. I think I like what we have now. The amount of detail in this is interesting, but I don't think it would help me find bosses if I was new to the raid. One of the things I don't like about in-game maps is when you're in a cave and get lost and you go to the map and it puts your location on a map of the zone. I want to see how to get out or navigate the cave, not where I am in the zone. That's long been an irritation of mine. 

I miss For the Horde runs. 

There was a lot of prestige in stopping them. The For the Alliance achievement has been changed to reflect the change in horde leadership. 

Orgrimmar Offensive

Damage High Overlord Saurfang until he humors you by pretending to die.

We would need a full raid group, I think. Maybe it's something to do during our anniversary week in December. For the Horde reflects the need to kill Anduin Wrynn. That would be interesting. 

Finally, I'm missing old Ursa. 

I guess it's because we'd been together almost 10 years. I don't like the change in model and I wish I had the option to revert to his old appearance. 

These are just a few of the screenshots accumulated over the years. For thousands more, check out the Gallery by following the link in "Community". 


Among other things going on, Hallow's End starts on Tuesday. We'll be running that every day. 

Have you put together your Halloween costume? We tried to disguise ourselves in Icecrown Citadel back in 2010. Arthas saw through this disguise. 

We'll be meeting in Stormwind by the Keep where there are stairs and good lighting, for the contest. You need to transmog your gear and it has to look terrible. We'll post photos of the entrants to the contest thread. Roaranor is the judge. We're going to be giving away 500 gold to first place. That ought to help with those tmog fees. Second place will get 300 gold and 3rd place will get 100 gold. Plus, there's 3 battle pets for 1st place, 2 for 2nd and 1 for 3rd. Need something crafted? Just ask. 

We're going to be back in the Emerald Nightmare on Tuesday. 

Head's up. Please try to have your gear gemmed and enchanted. Go with low level gems and enchants if necessary. If people want to start putting cut gems and enchants in the bank, that would be fine and most welcome. 

Also note:  A number of you have run this raid either with friends, the LFG function or in LFR mode. This is going to be a "Limited Strats" run. Some of us had so much fun at our no strats run we have decided not to run the raid outside of Spectacular Death. Miz will be giving brief strats for this first boss. After that, we're going to poke things and see what happens. If you will be frustrated by our learning curve, don't come. You need to be silent. The responses after last month's no strats run was overwhelmingly positive and we proved to ourselves that, by working together, we learn and perform wonderfully. I have confidence that with our improved gear, we can get this boss and, possibly, one more downed. If you chime in when not asked, you will be muted. We will take any toon ilevel 790 and above. Please try, if you have not, to find the raid entrance and don't wait for a summons. Invites will begin at 8:45-ish. If you would like to come but can't be on until right at 9, please let an officer know. Once we go inside, we won't be summoning late comers unless they have let us know in advance. I know that can be tough, if you have an emergency, but please understand that much of our success is momentum-based and it breaks that momentum to have to summon someone who is late. 

Thursday is going to be exciting. We're going to attempt a summon of the world boss, Kosumuth. Kaz will take us around to show us how to summon this boss. He drops a pet, Hungering Claw, and a mount, Fathom Dweller. This should be a lot of fun and, once a whole bunch of us know what to do, we can do this a couple times a month so more people get pets and mounts. 

Friday Night Fights returns on Friday and we're looking to pad our Creepjackers total. I know some of our ret pallies want to work on the hidden appearance that drops from a win in Alterac Valley. While we can only queue in a group of 5, we'll help you to the best of our abilities. It's really odd to see Alliance getting beaten, handily, in AV. We used to win this 80% of the time. With guild achievements, one of the achievements we don't have is someone getting exalted with various PvP factions. Silverwing Sentinels is the last faction we need. That's a lot of Warsong Gulch. It's tolerable with friends. 

Saturday, we're going into Blackrock Foundry to get achievements there. 

It's going to be a lot of fun this coming week. 


Roaranor Hey guys! If you need someone to message about being late, you can message me, or even send me mail in game! I'll m...

The Week Ahead

Gimmlette a posted Oct 2, 16

This week, we have a few things you'll enjoy doing. Monday, we play our horde. For our new members, we believe in providing the complete WOW experience and have a horde guild on Llane, Deathtacular. If you've ever wanted to see the other side, make a horde toon, whisper Heilandcoo, Suweel, Bumblefoot or Solusandra for an invite. We do have a lot of fun on the other side. 

On Tuesday, we'll run Legion 5-mans. If you need any Legion dungeon, just speak up when we ask who needs what. We'll start a bit early; once we have enough people on after 7:30 pm. We make 400 gold for each at level 5-man we run. We need 3 people to qualify for a guild run, but it's fun to have a full guild group. We can play fast and loose with the strats and try NOT to kill turtles. 

On Thursday, Kaz will be leading a Hidden Appearances run. Please sign up in-game by Monday evening, so he knows which classes to research. You can also let him know on Facebook or in an in-game letter. There is an achievement for finding one hidden appearance and we're happy to help you get that. 

On Friday, we are going back into Mythic Highmaul. Back on September 10, 2016, a full group of 20 attacked mythic Highmaul after finishing off heroic Blackrock Foundry. We decided to run without strats and see what happened. We did really well, only referring to the tactics when we hit Tectis. 

We only get the guild achievement when we clear the mythic version of raids. If you were a member of the group which went along, you have first priority in invitation. After that, I will fill the raid with others. Please sign up on the calendar in-game. Be ready to go at 8:45. Even if we have an issue with the raid lock-out, we should be able to clear this within our usual 2 hours of raiding. We also will not use strats unless we get stuck. It seems to be a whole lot more fun that way and, other than Imperator at the end, we probably won't have much difficulty with the bosses. 

So, how's your transmog coming along for the Halloween transmog contest?

On Friday, October 28th, we'll meet in Stormwind in the area in front of the Keep, because the lighting there is great. Remember, it's a terrible Halloween costume we're looking for. Roaranor will be the judge this month. If there is some piece of gear you're looking for, we have a thread in the forum specifically to request items. I'm putting my outfit together. I can't wait to see yours. 

So, there's a lot of things to do this week. See you around Azeroth. 


Banking Update and A Need

Gimmlette a posted Sep 30, 16

You'll be seeing a change in the guild bank this weekend. We're going to undertake a reorganization of the bank to put those things we use and anticipate using on the higher tabs and those things, like the library, which we need but don't regularly use, on the lower tabs. We haven't done a reorganization since Mists of Pandaria so we apologize in advance for you needing to relearn where everything is. We're hoping to make it easier for you to find what you need and deposit what you're donating. We will always keep some old mats on the bank toons, but you'll see less of previous expansion's mats in the bank as there are a wealth of materials, gear, enchants, etc, available in Legion. We have always been a fairly self-sufficient guild and we want to stay that way. 

So, over the weekend, things will be moved around. You can always send donations to Amaera, our bank officer, or SpecDeathbk. We'll take whatever you want to give us, including old stuff or gear that you can't sell. Understand that we can't keep all of it and old things may get sold and gear not taken after a certain point may get sharded. Always ask in chat if you're looking for something and you don't see it in the bank. If we don't have it off-site, someone in the guild is bound to have it. 

And now, speaking of donations, there is this quest series to unlock the Obliterium Forge. It requires sharding gear to obtain dust. I know a lot of people are on this quest and the prices for the various pieces of gear are astronomical right now. Next expansion, these things will be like Overcharged Capacitors are now. (Fyi, if you are questing through Borean Tundra and need a capacitor, we always have some. Just ask.)

Anyway, the batch of gear is for the quest, Trial by Fire. For this quest, a person needs; Imbued Silkweave Bracers, Dreadleather Bindings, Gravenscale Armbands and Demonsteel Armguards. As I type this, we have people who can make everything except the silkweave bracers. To make these for everyone who is working on the quest will require lots of cloth, leather, Stormscale, Leystone and Felslate. Those of you who are gatherers, this stuff makes money and if you are cash poor, a donation to the guild coffers might not be in your best interests. If you are willing to part with some, please send the donations to either Amaera or SpecDeathbk. And if you can make any of these items and are willing to be in the pipeline for crafting, please let either of us know. 

Now here's where it gets "fun". In a post on the forum, I mentioned information Zargz had posted to Facebook about shoulder enchants and how they can increase your gathering abilities. I've been using Boon of the Butcher for awhile now and it really does give you goodly amounts of leather and Stormscale. You need to be honored with various factions to get specific shoulder enchants but that takes completion of a few world quests and, viola, you can increase what you obtain just by killing mobs.

The other great thing is glove enchants for gathering. Here is a link to the Legion Herbalism enchant. There is one for archeology, skinning and mining. Once you upgrade a pair of gloves, it might behoove you to keep the old ones around and put one of the gathering enchants on them. An increase in speed, while slight, could increase how much you gather during the course of a session spent harvesting. If you are an enchanter and can make those enchants, we'll have the enchanting tab cleared out over the weekend and you can put donated enchants there.

So, look for a new and improved looking bank over this weekend. And, if you are willing to donate any of the materials for the bracers, send them to Amaera or SpecDeathbk or put them on tab 2.

A reminder to those of you who are leveling professions, do not take ALL of any material deposited in the bank. That's against bank rules. The materials in the bank should NOT be your sole source of leveling mats. Get out there and gather what you need. What's donated is to help eek out that last little bit for another notch or two. You all know how I feel when I see bank abuses show up. 


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