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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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WoW Community: 

I know how much everyone was looking forward to this expansion, and once you were able to get in and start having fun, all the comments I've seen indicate that this is one of our best yet. But the quality of the content does not excuse the subpar launch experience we delivered, and I apologize for that.

The first two days of the expansion were not a great experience, with many of you facing high queues or significant gameplay problems. We worked around the clock to tackle the demand issues and technical challenges, and fortunately things started looking better on Saturday. While millions of you were able to get in and play over the weekend, with many already reaching level 100, others still ran into very lengthy queues, particularly on the highest-population realms.

To help address this, we’ve expanded the new instancing tech we used to improve queues on Saturday and we’re continuing the process of applying that to raise the capacity of all realms again. This will result in approximately double the prelaunch capacity on each realm, which should greatly reduce queue times for most realms if not eliminate queues altogether.

In recognition of the difficulties so many of you ran into when trying to play over the first few days, we're adding five days’ worth of extra time to every subscription in the Americas, Oceania, and Europe that was active as of Friday, November 14. Things are already in a much better place than they were going into the weekend, so I hope you’ll now be able to focus on having a ton of fun with this expansion.

I also hope you'll accept my apology and keep your faith in us. The support voiced by many of you as we worked through the challenges was immensely appreciated. We're extremely grateful to be part of such a passionate community. We love World of Warcraft, and we're very proud of this expansion, so stumbling out of the gates like this was very disappointing for all of us.

On behalf of the World of Warcraft development team, as well as everyone at Blizzard, thank you all again for your patience and understanding.

See you in Draenor.

Sincerely,
J. Allen Brack 
Executive Producer, World of Warcraft
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No. No It's Not.

Gimmlette a posted Nov 12, 14

Around Azeroth: Is it Thursday yet?

"Take one Arthas costume. Add a bunch of Potions of Illusions. Mix with some guild members and what do you have?" asks submitter Gimmlette of Spectacular Death on Llane (US-A). "Spectacular Death presents 'The Dancing Arthii.' Unfortunately, the potion doesn't last as long as it did when we were level 85, but when you make a whole bunch, you can keep the dance line going. We tried really hard to get them in sync because that would have been way funnier, but it's really luck that determines such things."
The countdown timer is getting so very close to the release of Warlords. With the downing of Garrosh, we've cleared every raid there is in WoW. For a guild that has way too much fun pulling ALL the Iron Horde at the portal just to see what happens (Fire, and lots of it. Oh, there's a knock back...into the fire. How nice.), this is a weird feeling. Usually, we've had half an expansion, or more, to conquer. We officers were discussing things we want to do. 

Herald of the Titans

Back in August, we had a flurry of activity towards this achievement. As we progressed through Siege and, with the announcement of a date for Warlords, the gearing of toons who want this achievement stopped so we could concentrate on our Siege runs. In December, we'd like to renew these runs for people who want this achievement. If there is enough interest, we'll run Ulduar every week in December to gear up toons for an attempt in mid-January. We need 2 tanks, 3 healers and 5 dps. 

You need to be level 80. Freeze that xp. You cannot wear gear higher than i226, nor carry a weapon higher than i232. We have a complete folder of information if you are contemplating doing this. I know a number of you signed up back in the summer, but I'm asking for you to sign up again so we can get a head count. Thanks. 

Next item, legendaries. 

I used to know who was working on what legendary weapon, but now, I really have no clue. So, I'm asking you to post here if you have any pieces of a legendary and would like to finish what you've started. In December, we're going to start a once a week legendary run. (Shown to the right is Val'anyr, the mace from Ulduar.) 

If I remember correctly, we have people working on Val'anyr, Shadowmourne and Tarecgosa's Rest. 



Last week, we got Tirramas's paladin, Callexya, Sulfuras, Hand of Ragnaros. We're happy to help you get these legendaries. One of my dreams is to have a whole bunch of guildies stand on the stairs at the dock with their legendary weapons for a screenshot. So speak up if you have pieces and parts and want to finish them. Also, if you get Blood of the Mountain while running Molten Core and don't want to sell it, send it to me. That's the hardest thing to get to make Sulfuras. We can also use arcane crystals to make arcanite. 

In December, we'll be adding legendary weapon raids to the calendar. They do not take very long to do, even in heroic form but we need to know who needs what. Plus, places like Dragon Soul and Firelands and ICC and Ulduar have achievements you might want. We'll work on those, too. 

Once Warlords invades our computers, we know you won't want to do much of anything other than level and explore. On Sunday evening, November 16th, we'll be doing a "no strats 5-man" run. If you want to run 5-mans before that date, fine, but if you intend to come along, you cannot give any strats for killing trash or bosses. We're going to run in, poke and shoot things and see what happens. (Fire, and lots of it! Don't stand in the goo. But the goo is purdy.) 

If you watched the video below, at one point the devs were watching a 10-man raid attacking the new (old?) Gruul. One of the devs comments that the raid doesn't know they have to stand in something to soak the damage. This is how people learn. This is how we get the strats on Icy-Veins and WOWHead and other sites. People run in and figure out that you need to CC that mob, kill that one first and stand in the purple, for a change. That's what we're going to do on the 16th. Don't come if something like that will frustrate you. Even if you know what to do, you won't be allowed to tell the group. We will be running the first raid, Highmaul, on Saturday, December 13th like this. The only thing you'll want to know for that is where this thing is. 

After we do these events, you'll see Warlords 5-mans on the schedule each week of December. We'll be adding another run of Highmaul late in December and then, come January, we're looking at an every other week attempt and going back into Mists and running raids on Heroic. If you are working on some achievements, say 5-mans or raids, we'd like to know. While soloing old content is relatively easy, it is more fun with guildies. In addition, we'll be running Ashran, the new PvP zone. Even if you hate, loathe and abhor PvP, come just once to see what it's about so you can say, "Been there.  Done that and they didn't even hand out t-shirts."

We have a very special event planned for Saturday, November 29th. Redneck suggested it and it's so cool, we're going to do it, adding a bit of a twist, as we would. We're going to start with old Molten Core. (The new one is accessible only via the LFG tool. We'll be running that too so you don't have to go alone and you can get your Core Hound mount.) We will run every raid we can in 3 hours in the order in which gear was an upgrade. So, the order will be: MC, BWL, AQ40, Kara (which will require breaking raids apart if we get a lot of people), Gruul, Mags, SSC, Mt. Hyjal, BT and Sunwell. Depending upon how many people come, we'll form up into 2 groups and race. We'll see how far we can get. 

This event will start early and run later than our regular raids. We'll be starting at 8:30 p.m. and ending at 11:30. With the game now sending you loot automatically, you don't need to loot the trash. Bosses, however, will need to be looted. If you would like to bring an at level toon for this event, you're welcome to do so. 

Our 7th anniversary is upcoming. Seven years is a long time to have a guild in this game. We have things on the calendar already. We'll be doing a run around of Draenor and, as a guild, pay our respects to Robin Williams. We're doing our no-strats Highmaul raid, so that gives you a target to be 100 by. We'll be doing a naked Obsidian Sanctum run on the actual date the guild was formed; Monday, December 15th, and we have our annual guild Christmas party on Sunday, December 14th, beginning at 8:30 p.m. 

We meet in Ironforge, in the Explorer's League. The tree won't be up as Winter Veil doesn't start until the Tuesday reset. Everyone brings a wrapped package. It can be anything in the game that can be wrapped. We've had gear. We've had large fish. Last year, we had a lot of battle pets exchanged. We form up in a circle and trade packages. It's a lot of fun and takes about an hour. There will be another reminder after Thanksgiving. 

There you have it. This is what we're planning for the rest of the year. I hope you'll agree there's a great mix of fun and raiding. Once we figure out the "come visit my garrison" thing, you'll all be invited to a party at my place. At the risk of giving you an earworm, "Time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping into the future." I'm looking forward to my new sporebat, hippo and clefthoof. It's going to be an exciting time. 

--Gimm
Dorelei I'm still working on Dragonwrath, Taregosa's Rest on Dorelei.
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Pinkel Pinkel is slowly working on the Ulduar mace. No rush to finish it off though.

Take An Hour

Gimmlette a posted Nov 9, 14
and watch this. 



--Gimm
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