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Welcome One And All To Spectacular Death's Website.

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. 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.

For any questions about the above information, please talk to Gimmlette or any officer. Officers are listed under the "SD Guide" section of the web site menu. If you are interested in hopping on the bus for the ride, please fill out our application. It's under the "Join Us" button at the upper right. You will be contacted by Gimmlette or the membership officer after the application is received.

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The Arrival of 6.0

Gimmlette a posted 19 hours ago
WoWHead has posted the definitive guide to what is changing when Patch 6.0 drops. Jorlynn read an interview with Tom Chilton where he said 6.0 would drop a month before Warlords. That puts it probably Tuesday, October 14th, or there abouts. I know new items were datamined for Hallow's End. They were not level 100 items. Just upgrades to existing drops. Hallow's End follows close on the heels of October 14th.



You should follow the link or check the forum for the article and read it, particularly if you are looking for specific items or events. The big change is that Challenge Mode dungeons and their rewards are going away. Your officers discussed what we wanted to accomplish before the patch dropped and CM's were the top priority. We recognize this only appeals to a small group of people, but we've done a push like this before. Herald of the Titans, for example, was for a small group.

In an effort to get silver medals for people wanting CM's and to get the guild achievement, we will start running CM's every other day beginning next Monday night. The schedule here and in-game and on Facebook reflect what we plan to do between now and October 4th. In order to come along, you need to know how your gear works by going to The Proving Grounds and taking it for a spin. Your hit and expertise, once capped, don't change, but you may have to monkey around with reforging in order to get yourself capped in both. I strongly recommend, if you're going to do this, you have a gear set just for challenge mode. That way, you can reforge directly into what you feel is needed with how you play and how CM's work without messing with your raiding gear set.

Next, you should spend this weekend watching all the videos to get familiar with the strats for conquering CM's to get gold. Be mindful that we're SD and when they say "zig", we might find it better to "zag". But, the more information you have, even going so far as to take notes you can have next to the computer, the faster the group can be.

We need more invisibility potions. Since Insider posted their series to win at CM's, ghost mushroom prices have gone through the roof. We need ghost mushrooms and sungrass. If you can make any pots or can donate the raw materials, please put them on the first tab.

If you are interested in CM's, know that on those days we run them, we are only spending 90 minutes doing this. This is stressful and if we struggle to learn a dungeon, we could be in one for over 2 hours. That's too long. We'll give this a try in our inimitable style, but we're not going to bang our heads against a wall. If we are successful with one dungeon within that time frame, we'll move on to another.

We have more dps interested, currently, than tanks and healers. So, if  you have a medal in one dungeon, please be willing to sit one out so others can get that medal. Our goal, again, is silver, so we can get the mounts. If we get gold, wonderful, but silver will give us more breathing room for "Hold my beer and watch this".

There's a lot of information contained in that article. Take a few moments and read through it. Also please check the schedule. We will assess CM's on September 12th and decide if we will continue the push or if it's not something we can, realistically, do.

--Gimm
Jorlynn o Gimm, I have over 100 ghost mushrooms on Thollie. She just can't make the potion, but my level 40 something bank toon ca ...

What Does It Say About Us?

Gimmlette a posted 23 hours ago


Wook at dat face. It's such a cute widdle face. Perfect face to sic a spider on.

So the timing of Wintergrasp last night wasn't in horde's favor. At the time we usually run events, we needed to be in Wintergrasp and horde needed to defend. While we had a number of SD members ready and willing to let Deathtacular win so we could run Vault of Archavon, they didn't get into the battleground and the Alliance who did were not receptive to entreaties. Hence, we lost Wintergrasp. Oh well. We spent the next 90 minutes running around the area, killing each other at various locations to get this achievement.



It says a lot about this guild when we are willing to get naked and allow ourselves to be repeatedly killed for the sake of PvP and an achievement. But oh did we have fun.



It's amazing how much web a spider can produce.



And if you ever wondered what it looks like after Mina stabs you with poisoned blades, here's a lovely screenshot.

Next up is to kill 20 mounted units with cannons. That's going to have to be done when WG is in session. We still want to run VoA horde side but it will probably be something spontaneous. If you would like to get your Wintergrasp Ranger achievement, let Mina know so we can put it on the schedule in the future.

Thanks, everyone, for coming along and dying. It was for a good cause.

--Gimm

A Little Deathtacular PvP

Gimmlette a posted Tue at 10:08
Wednesday. 



It promises to be a fun time. People will get achievements and then we hope horde can take Wintergrasp so Deathtacular can run VoA. The fun begins at 9 p.m. 

--Gimm
Minaithelan Big thanks to all that came out tonight, several people got their Wintergrasp Ranger achievement even though people say ...

This is Fantastic!!!

Gimmlette a posted Sun at 13:01

Huge, huge thanks to Minaithelan for this. 

--Gimm
Pinkel Great Job Mr. Spielberg, uhm I mean Mina!
Worandpaws I love the video! The speeding turtles were cracking me up already, then I almost lost in when the credits started roll ...
Aerd This video of the race is just awesome! Thanks Mina :-)

To Answer A Question

Gimmlette a posted Fri at 11:58
Every so often in chat, someone will ask about the distribution of classes and races in the guild. I haven't done pie charts representing those numbers since last year so I thought I'd do that to show amounts of each class and race in the guild. I did not break it out further into "how many gnome warlocks". All the data is based off roster information from the Battle Net site. 

First of all, here is the break down of races in SD. 



Humans lead the way with 121. Dwarves have 61. Night elves and gnomes have 91. Draenei have 79. Worgen have 71 and Pandaren have 60. 

Here is the class break down. 



We have 63 monks and 62 hunters. (Must recruit moar hunters. Twitch.) Priests are next at 57, which surprised me. Death knights and druids are at 55. Paladins are at 54. Warriors are at 46. Mages are at 44. Warlocks are at 43. Shaman are at 37 and rogues are at 33.

I don't know how these numbers compare with numbers Blizzard maintains. I remember reading some time ago that rogues had the lowest numbers. I think it's interesting to see how our roster stacks up. I can't do a male/female distribution easily. That would be an interesting graphic. If you want to do that, you'll need to look at each toon in the roster because there isn't a sort function for that on the Battle Net site. 

Having done this, I thought it would be interesting to see how Deathtacular breaks down. Here is the chart for races. 



Blood elves are the most popular with 29 toons. After that comes tauren at 19, orcs at 13, trolls at 12, undead at 10, goblins at 9 and pandaren at 2. 

The class break down is this. 



On the horde side, we have the most hunters with 14. Next is shaman at 12. Then it's the death knights and paladins at 10. Warlocks have 9. Druids, warriors, monks and rogues all have 7. Mages have 6 and priests have 5. This is quite interesting, don't you think? 

Another question I get asked is "What does Deathtacular need?" DT isn't like SD in that we don't really play most of our time over there. It was created to be part of our stated goal, "To provide the total WOW experience within a guild setting". If you want to see the horde side, you can and know that anyone who logs into DT is someone you know from SD. We absolutely do not recruit horde side. You must have a toon in SD to put one in DT. 

That being said, I was looking at the achievements and it seems we are a monk shy of A Class Act. We just need a monk at level 85 for that achievement. That will get us a Shroud of Cooperation. The "big" one is Stay Classy. That will take awhile for us to get. We need to have one of each race and class at level 85. I have a dwarf mage I rarely play who was created for SD to get that achievement. If we were to get that in Deathtacular, that would give us the 8th bank tab. So, if you are looking for something DT needs, my suggestion would be to take a look at the classes and see which class doesn't have a toon at level 85 and level it. It's not a priority to get that bank tab so make whatever you'd like. 

This should answer a bunch of questions. It's always fun to see how the numbers fall. 

--Gimm
Dorelei I have a goblin hunter in the guild. I will level her up! I was pleased by the number of mages. Apparently we have so fe ...
Jorlynn o In answer to your query, Gimm, if I added correctly: male Draenei 33, female Draenei 46 male Dwarf 41, female Dwarf 20 ...
Faience Extremely interesting!
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